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  • Why The Heck Some Good Runners Started Running In The First Place

    Interestingly, even some of the best in the running biz did not go into it for love of covering ridiculous distances on foot. While yet a clean slate, before their judgment was tainted by the sweet taste of success, here's what motivated some great runners to take that first knob-kneed stride.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:03 AM //

  • Derek Jeter’s Goodbye

    This is Derek Jeter’s twentieth and final September: twenty-seven more games and perhaps another hundred at-bats remain to be added to his franchise record, at this writing, of 2,720 and 11,094. It’s been a blah baseball year almost everywhere, and, come to think of it, watching Derek finish might b…

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 12:00 AM //

  • Yes, It's Okay For Men To Drink Cider

    An investigation, in six bottles.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 09:57 PM //

  • Happy 30th Birthday To Discovery, NASA's Greatest Space Shuttle

    On August 30th, 1984, the space shuttle Discovery launched on its first voyage to space. It wasn't the first, but over the next 27 years it became the undeniable king of NASA's shuttle program.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 07:54 PM //

  • This Is, By Far, The Best Way To Peel Apples

    All you need is a cordless drill, some sort of drill bit, a peeler, and probably most important of all, a steady hand.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 05:53 PM //

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  • 7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

    ThumbnailHappiness is a state of mind. If you're willing to adopt a different approach to your actions, you can achieve it

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:45 AM //

  • China: No Open Nominations for Hong Kong Leader

    ThumbnailChina's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:19 AM //

  • The Great Nunquisition: Why the Vatican Is Cracking Down on Sisters

    ThumbnailToday's generation of nuns are progressive women, two things the Church isn't used to

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 09:01 PM //

  • All Filipino Peacekeepers Escape Golan Standoff

    Thumbnail(MANILA, Philippines) — The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said Sunday in the Philippine capital, Manila, that the Filipino peacekeepers separately…

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 07:59 PM //

  • U.S. Air Strikes and Aid for Iraqi Town Under Siege

    (WASHINGTON) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian miss…

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 07:48 PM //

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  • Obamas attend wedding of personal chef

    ThumbnailDanielle HaynesPOCANTICO HILLS, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Obamas got dressed up to attend the wedding of their personal chef, Sam Kass, to MSNBC host Alex Wagner.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 04:59 PM //

  • Corvette Museum plans to fill in sinkhole

    ThumbnailDanielle HaynesBOWLING GREEN, Ky., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A sinkhole that damaged eight vehicles at the National Corvette Museum will be filled in instead of preserved.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 04:37 PM //

  • Pakistan PM Nawaz in hiding, death toll reaches 11

    ThumbnailRafael BernalISLAMABAD, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Anti-government protesters led by politicians Imran Khan and Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri advanced on the home of prime minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 12:19 PM //

  • Boy being treated for brain tumor taken from hospital

    ThumbnailDanielle HaynesSOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Parents of a sick 5-year-old boy took him from a British hospital and may be en route to southern Spain.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 08:56 AM //

  • Suicide attack at Afghan spy agency kills six

    ThumbnailDanielle HaynesJALALABAD, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Taliban militants killed after they attacked an Afghan spy agency.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 07:53 AM //

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  • China slams door shut on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

    BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:50 AM //

  • Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program: paper

    ZURICH (Reuters) - At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a U.S. program aimed at settling a tax dispute between them and the United States, Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag said on Sunday, quoting unnamed sources.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:37 AM //

  • Polls say Scotland will spurn independence, but are they right?

    LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls, financial markets and bookmakers are unanimous - Scotland will reject independence in a historic referendum next month and the United Kingdom will endure.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 01:57 AM //

  • Fiji says no word on location of U.N. peacekeepers seized in Golan Heights

    UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued but he worried there had been no word on where his men are being hel…

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 01:05 AM //

  • Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU to threaten more sanctions

    KIEV/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signaled on Saturday they would threaten more sanctions against Moscow over the crisis.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 12:47 AM //

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  • Day three of sea search for boy, 12

    ThumbnailThe search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea while playing continues for a third day.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 03:02 AM //

  • Iceland issues new volcano alert

    ThumbnailIceland raises its warning level to aviation after a fresh eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 03:00 AM //

  • Two charged with false imprisonment

    ThumbnailTwo men are charged with false imprisonment after a Latvian woman was allegedly trafficked to the UK and held in Manchester.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:27 AM //

  • China rules out open Hong Kong poll

    ThumbnailChina rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:16 AM //

  • Hit and run 'was attempted murder'

    ThumbnailPolice are treating a hit and run in Barrhead on Saturday evening as attempted murder.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:09 AM //

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  • VIDEO: Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan
    Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 11:21 PM //

  • VIDEO: Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village
    Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 11:16 PM //

  • VIDEO: Ebola vaccine: Human trials to begin
    The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 06:42 PM //

  • VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border
    Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:39 PM //

  • VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death
    In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 01:05 PM //

  • VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered
    Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 07:59 AM //

  • VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge
    The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 05:58 AM //

  • VIDEO: Iceland eruption triggers red alert
    The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:43 AM //

  • VIDEO: Ivory Coast tries to protect border from Ebola
    Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent Ebola spreading

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 11:13 PM //

  • VIDEO: Rides and risks in huge California waves
    Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 10:59 PM //

  • VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
    Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 08:22 PM //

  • VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
    William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:31 PM //

  • VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers
    Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:29 PM //

  • VIDEO: California's new gold rush
    In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:02 PM //

  • VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants
    A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 04:02 PM //

  • VIDEO: US blames Russia for Ukraine violence
    The United States and Nato accuse Russia of stoking violence in eastern Ukraine.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 02:38 PM //

  • VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos
    Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 12:28 PM //

  • VIDEO: MH370 search to begin in September
    Australia's Deputy Prime Minister says a deep-sea search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared in March will begin in September.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 08:39 AM //

  • VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France
    Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:49 AM //

  • VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated
    Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:26 AM //

  • VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
    A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:31 AM //

  • VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain
    Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 04:27 AM //

  • VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast
    Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 03:03 AM //

  • VIDEO: Qantas still facing strong headwinds
    As Qantas announces its biggest ever financial loss for the year ending in June, concern is mounting over whether it will need further foreign investment to keep airborne.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 08:18 PM //

  • VIDEO: TV crew member killed filming robbery
    A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 06:16 PM //

  • VIDEO: Afghan election audit restarts
    An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 03:35 PM //

  • VIDEO: US girl shoots gun tutor dead
    CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES: A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 02:06 PM //

  • VIDEO: Experts identify 173 MH17 victims
    Forensics teams from the Netherlands say they have so far positively identified 173 victims of flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 01:27 PM //

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  • Factor in naked mole rat's cells enhances protein integrity

    ThumbnailA factor in naked mole rat cells could be one of the secrets to how the rodent defies aging, researchers say. Naked mole rats, which burrow through underground tunnels in their native East Africa, are nearly hairless rodents. They live as long as 32 years. Naked mole rats maintain cancer-free good h…

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:54 PM //

  • Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication

    Some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection have been made by researchers. One of the biggest obstacles to complete viral eradication and immune recovery is the stable HIV reservoir in the gut. There is very little information about the early viral invasion and th…

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:54 PM //

  • Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain

    ThumbnailAnesthesiologists examine studies where antidepressants were prescribed for pain after surgery. Clinical trials are often used to answer questions about the efficacy of the off-label uses of drugs. In the case of antidepressants, their effects on postsurgical pain continue to be an area of research…

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:54 PM //

  • Preventing cancer from forming 'tentacles' stops dangerous spread

    'Invadopodia' play a key role in the spread of cancer, a team of researchers reports. The study shows preventing these tentacle-like structures from forming can stop the spread of cancer entirely.

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:54 PM //

  • Efficacy of new gene therapy approach for toxin exposures shown in mouse study

    Gene therapy may offer significant advantages in prevention and treatment of botulism exposure over current methods, new research shows. We envision this treatment approach having a broad range of applications such as protecting military personnel from biothreat agents or protecting the public from…

    Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 02:53 PM //

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  • The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

    Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 02:23 AM //

  • U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

    American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 08:43 PM //

  • Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

    NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 04:01 PM //

  • When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

    Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake documentaries about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 03:34 PM //

  • One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

    It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

    Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 02:19 PM //

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