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  • Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

    An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

  • Yes, Some Students Are Throwing Out Their School Lunch Veggies

    Fun fact: Congress passed the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in 1946, after a federal investigation concluded many young men had failed to pass draft requirements as a result of childhood malnutrition. Serving meals in schools was a “measure of national security, to safeguard the health and…

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  • Ethiopians have increased their life expectancy by 16 years while South Africans have shortened theirs

    More people are living longer but not necessarily healthier lives. Global life expectancy has risen by an average of 6.2 years over the last two decades, according to a new study published in The Lancet. But healthy life expectancy, a metric that takes into account years lived with disability or…

  • Doping in spotlight despite Beijing fireworks

    A thrilling world athletics championships in Beijing failed to silence growing questions about doping, giving the sport's new boss Sebastian Coe much to ponder as he heads towards an Olympic year. While sprinter Usain Bolt led a barrage of superstar performances at the Bird's Nest stadium,…

  • Cycling - Boeckmans in "induced coma" after Vuelta crash

    - Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans will remain in an induced coma for the next few days according to his Lotto Soudal team after being one of a number of riders badly injured in a crash-riden stage eight of Spain's Vuelta. "The 28-year-old rider has a severe facial trauma with several fractures, he’ll…

  • NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

    A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.

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  • Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

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  • Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

    Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

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  • Who's charging more for Obamacare? Surprise....

    Large insurers raised prices at a higher rate than smaller ones, and provider-owned plans tended to be more expensive, two studies found.

  • Which Cities Hate Tourists the Most?

    New York is notoriously hostile to tourists, but it’s got nothing on Arlington, Texas. That’s according to a new study conducted by private air charter company Stratos Jets, which analyzed thousands of tourist-related tweets from across the country.

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  • “Goth” teenagers are sad, says science

    Goths—for those of you in locales where the term isn’t well known—have a subculture defined mainly by a predilection for dark, gloomy music, black clothes, and all things moody and macabre, including at times Edwardian and Victorian design. In the places where goth kids tend to thrive, such as the…

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • This Tactile Map of Burning Man Is Awesome, No Matter Your Level of Sight

    Smartphones, apps, and text readers have radically improved access and navigation for the blind, as CityLab has shown before. But what happens when GPS and WiFi signals are glitchy, like in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? Or what if you’re headed somewhere that, with or without sight, is a little…

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  • Recently found in American backyards: nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project

    The US Army Corps of Engineers announced last week (Aug. 19) that a residential area in Missouri’s St. Louis County is contaminated with radioactive waste. Significant levels of thorium 230, a radioactive isotope, were discovered in public parks and private yards that have been touched by…

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  • “Humane” and “sustainable” clothing labels basically mean nothing

    “Ethical.” “Responsible.” “Sustainable.” “Humane.” As consumers become increasingly conscious of what they buy and wear, clothing companies toss around these buzzwords ever more frequently. But buyer, beware: When it comes to companies that use animal products, “ethical” sourcing labels are…

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  • Young goths 'at risk of depression'

    Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

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  • Yachting - German suffers leg infection from Rio regatta

    - German sailor Erik Heil has ended up needing hospital treatment for a serious skin infection after competing in a test regatta at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Heil finished third with team-mate Thomas Ploessel in the 49er class in the Olympic test regatta from August 5-22 in Rio's Guanabara…

  • Teenage goths at higher risk of depression: study

    Teenagers who identify as "goths", a subculture known for its members' black clothes and makeup, have a three times higher risk of depression than non-goth peers, researchers said Friday. "Our study does not show that being a goth causes depression or self-harm, but rather that some young goths…

  • Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's

    Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.

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