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Brazil police fire rubber bullets in fresh uprising at massacre prison

• TV images show police using teargas and helicopters at Alcacuz prison<br>• Violence between gangs in penitentiaries has claimed 140 lives this year<p>Hundreds of inmates from rival drug gangs have clashed inside a Brazilian prison where 26 inmates were killed in the latest of an ongoing series of bloody …

Brazil

Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors

A detoxified version of salmonella is proving to be an unlikely weapon for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.<p>Glioblastoma is …

Drug stops spread of melanoma by up to 90% - and it could be used to treat breast and pancreatic cancer

Chemical compound developed that shuts down the disease's ability to spread.<p>A chemical compound has been developed that can stop the spread of …

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert …

Being overweight 'ages people's brains'

<b>The brains of overweight people look "10 years older" than those of leaner peers, a study has found.</b><p>Brains naturally lose white matter - the part of the brain that transmits information - as people age.<p>But a Cambridge University team found that loss was exacerbated with extra weight - so an …

Cambridge University

A World War Has Begun: Break The Silence

By John Pilger, www.counterpunch.org<p>| Educate!<p>Above Photo: From counterpunch.org.<p>I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of …

Activism

Alert: Freedom of Panorama Under Threat in Europe

Should photographers be able to include copyrighted public building and sculptures in photos without having to worry about payment or permissions? …

Raccoon Rides Alligator in Florida—Is It For Real?

India's medical schools are plagued with fraud

They'd been told that foreign doctors were coming to tour the facility, and check-ups would be free.<p>There was nothing wrong with Chaudhry; he was accompanying his brother, who had a back problem. But "every person was told to lie in a bed even if they're not sick," he said.<p>The 20-year-old …

India

Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

Lightswitch: A Filter Holder That Makes it Even Easier to Reduce Up to 30 Stops of Light

Photographer Jason Miney wants to make it easier to use neutral density (ND) filters for your photographs. His upcoming product Lightswitch is a …

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way as when the financial crash brought the world to its knees six years ago.<p>Writing in the Guardian at the close of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Cameron says there is …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …