Bill Gates Destroys Three Myths About Global Poverty
2014-01-23 08:48:58 UTC
The notion that world poverty cannot be solved is not only wrong, it is dangerous, Bill Gates has said.
The Microsoft founder, who has run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the last number of years, released the foundation’s annual letter, in which he argues against the three “myths” t...
Childern: Health Effects of Excessive TV Watching
2014-01-16 23:17:42 UTC
The following list some of the adverse Effects of Television on Child Health from spending too much time with TV and videos.
<h3>Overweight and Diabetes</h3>
Children and TV Statistics: The number of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese has doubled in the past 20 years in t...
San Francisco, the most expensive city in the U.S.
2014-01-07 03:23:19 UTC
<h3>1. San Francisco
Median studio apartment: $2,295
Median one-bedroom apartment: $2,898
Median two-bedroom apartment: $3,930
San Francisco takes the top spot as the most expensive city in the U.S. to rent, edging out New York by a couple of bucks. The median rental price in...
Egypt: 96 artifacts missing from museum
2014-01-01 20:11:13 UTC
CAIRO (AP) — Nearly a hundred small artifacts, some dating back to the time of the pharaohs, have gone missing from a museum in southern Egypt, officials said Wednesday.
The Ministry of Antiquities said 96 artifacts, mostly small figurines and beads, disappeared from the Aswan Museum's storeho...
Israel researcher: Elusive Biblical blue found
2013-12-31 21:32:32 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli researcher says she has identified a nearly 2,000-year old textile that may contain a mysterious blue dye described in the Bible, one of the few remnants of the ancient color ever found.
Naama Sukenik of Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday that recent examin...
Michael Schumacher wakes up from coma - Update
2017-01-25 04:40:31 UTC
Michael Schumacher out of coma and transferred to rehab
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Former F1 driver Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has been transferred from a h...
The world braces for retirement crisis
2013-12-29 08:24:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages.
Spawned years before the Great Recession and the financial meltdown in 2008, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas. It will play out for decades, and its consequences will be far-reaching...
McDonald's: Cheeseburger and fries are "Unhealthy choice"
2013-12-27 02:26:44 UTC
After yet another PR headache, McDonald's has taken down its employee resources website following what it deemed "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary."
On Monday, CNBC reported the McResource Line site included multiple posts bashing fast food, the industry that McDonald's has sp...
Drug blocks HIV in lab study, human tests planned
2013-12-23 17:30:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it’s possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
Scientists experimented with the drug after uncovering details of how they believe HIV cripples the immune s...
Viral Video Chart: Kevin Spacey, Lady Gaga and Nigella Lawson
2013-12-20 08:23:58 UTC
'Tis the season to be jolly – and we've got a merry selection of videos this week to put you in the holiday mood. There's been a big increase in the number of people who have stopped sending expensive Christmas cards this year and turned to video instead to express their greetings. Former WNCN an...
New drug, study method show breast cancer promise
2013-12-13 19:29:44 UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
The method involves studying drugs in small groups of people a...
Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped
2013-12-11 20:50:16 UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.
The research is aimed at curb...
Indian food vendors get lessons in hygiene
2013-12-05 07:03:21 UTC
NEW DELHI (AP) — The millions of food vendors peddling tasty morsels from roadside stalls and rickshaws across India have long been an emblem of the country's boisterous, chaotic spirit.
But now, Indian officials have a stern message for these often-unregulated roadside chefs: Wash your hands ...
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
2013-12-03 22:42:01 UTC
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene's rescue in May — <a href="htt...
Bird steals camera in Australia, records journey
2013-12-02 08:06:04 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape.
Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberly region released video on Mond...
Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore
2013-11-30 20:03:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses.
Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a "long list" of books that included "The Kite Runner," ''Harold and the P...
How to Live a Simple and Peaceful Life
2013-11-25 08:37:27 UTC
In our daily lives, we often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our cars to our next destination, rushing to do what we need to do there, and then leaving so that we can speed to our next destination.
Unfortunately, it’s ...
Thanksgiving Recipes — Swap
2017-11-23 17:47:50 UTC
<blockquote><h3>Cellophane noodles with crab
(Mien xao cua)</h3>My family has no problem with multiple carbs at a meal. Rice and potatoes, noodle soup and stir-fried noodles, jasmine rice and sticky rice, spaghetti and rice — bring it on. However, we can't get our heads around eating both sweet...
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
2013-11-22 09:23:29 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up one biology text because of alleged factual errors.
Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk
2013-11-21 07:32:35 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
Nuts have long been called heart-healthy, and the study is the largest ever done...
Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94
2013-11-18 07:46:26 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less."
That was typical of the independent — and often ira...
UK warns of ransom scam targeting 10s of millions
2013-11-15 20:05:29 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British officials issued an unusually stark alert about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying Friday that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted.
In a warning headlined "URGENT ALERT," Britain's National Crime Agency said th...
1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building
2013-11-12 21:00:33 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday.
The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said ...
Enjoy a higher quality of life
2013-11-12 21:07:29 UTC
One of the most important things people can do for their health is to engage in regular physical activity. A life that includes exercise is one with less likelihood of serious physical and mental ailments. The benefits are wide-ranging, from stronger bones, greater lung power, and a healthier hea...
Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say
2013-11-08 19:46:57 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.
Rickets results from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Rickets was his...