Life

  • Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
    Bird_numbers_plunge_in_u.s._and_canada_with_people_to_blame 2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. People are to blame, the resea...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    Hurricane_dorian_shows_we_are_losing_the_fight_against_global_warming 2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
    As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth’s atmosphere. Th...

  • Never-Ending War
    War_in_afghanistan 2019-07-05 03:58:47 UTC
    Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) -- Of all the sad, wrenching things I have seen as a journalist in Afghanistan, Niaz Bibi's house was probably one of the saddest. At the age of 70, Bibi has found herself as the main parent of some 40 kids -- the children of her three sons and three grandsons who ...

  • Drowned Man’s Mother Feels a Hole That “Nobody Can Fill”
    Drowned_man%e2%80%99s_mother_feels_a_hole_that_%e2%80%9cnobody_can_fill%e2%80%9d 2019-06-26 18:04:49 UTC
    SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that “nobody can fill.” Rosa Ramírez says she begged Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez not to leave, and if he had to, to leave ...

  • Japan Eats Whale Despite Environmental Concerns
    Japan_eats_whale_despite_environmental_concerns 2019-06-24 04:59:19 UTC
    MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is ...

  • Restaurant Dishes Labeled Gluten-Free Often Are Not
    Restaurant_dishes_labeled_gluten-free_often_are_not 2019-04-02 22:07:57 UTC
    For people with celiac disease, even tiny amounts of gluten in foods can cause trouble, and restaurants may be the hardest places to avoid the hidden protein, a U.S. study suggests. More than half of gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes tested in restaurants were positive for the presence of glu...

  • Pope Francis declares “all-out battle” against sexual abuse
    Pope_francis_declares_%e2%80%9call-out_battle%e2%80%9d_against_sexual_abuse 2019-02-24 16:59:12 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an “all-out battle” against a crime that should be “erased from the face of the earth”. In his closing address to the almost 200 Church leaders he had summoned to Rome,...

  • Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
    Catastrophic_effects_of_climate_change 2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. The congressionally mandated report, writ...

  • Parkinson's may get its start not in brain but in appendix
    Parkinson_may_get_its_start_not_in_brain_but_in_appendix 2018-10-31 21:29:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers re...

  • European lawmakers vote to ban single-use plastics
    Eu_lawmakers_vote_to_ban_single-use_plastics 2018-10-25 19:15:10 UTC
    European lawmakers have approved measures to reduce plastics polluting seas and oceans. A proposed ban targets the top 10 single-use plastic products that litter Europe's beaches. The European Parliament on Wednesday approved measures that could lead to a ban on single-use plastic items, inclu...

  • "Shade - A Tale of Two Presidents" : Obama's former photographer
    %22shade_-_a_tale_of_two_presidents%22_-_obama's_former_photographer 2018-10-16 23:23:47 UTC
    <p><span style="color: rgb(71, 85, 119); font-size: 18px;"><strong>Pete Souza, the former White House photographer under President Obama, has released &quot;Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,&quot; a book filled with archived pictures that may induce nostalgia.</strong></span></p><p><br></p><p>Alth...

  • Milk and mushrooms may prevent metabolic diseases
    Milk_and_mushrooms_may_prevent_metabolic_diseases 2018-09-26 21:37:16 UTC
    <blockquote>Recent research conducted at Pennsylvania State University in the US studied the effect of mushrooms on glucose production in the body. Mushrooms are a probiotic food, which means they positively influence the bacteria in the gut. In a study with mice, researchers discovered that t...

  • Migraine is misunderstood by those who don't suffer symptoms
    Migraine_is_often_misunderstood_by_those_who_do_not_suffer_symptoms 2018-09-19 05:10:47 UTC
    Migraine is a debilitating neurological disease that is often misunderstood by those who do not suffer symptoms, according to the Migraine Impact Report, a new survey recently released by Eli Lilly and Company and conducted by Nielsen. The report showed that respondents without the disease u...

  • France celebrates second World Cup victory after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match
    Worldcuprn_204 2018-07-15 20:49:10 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders’ dreams of a first title. After an early own goal by Mario Mandzukic Fr...

  • Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
    Nationwide_survey-_most_americans_are_considered_lonely 2018-09-26 21:40:04 UTC
    <blockquote>Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden — Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily l...

  • Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
    German_authorities_returned_two_wooden_busts_from_the_ancient_olmec_civilization_to_mexico 2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
    After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich on Tuesday, German authorities returned two wooden...

  • 'We want change, we don't feel safe in schools anymore'
    'we_want_change__we_don't_feel_safe_in_schools_anymore' 2018-03-14 18:09:57 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like “We want change” in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Florida high school last month. The #ENOUGH Natio...

  • Stephen Hawking Biography
    Stephen_hawking_biography 2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
    Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight his family moved to St. Albans, a...

  • A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
    Physicist_stephen_hawking_died_ 2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
    British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public. Stephen Hawking, a renowned mathematician and physicist has died at the age...

  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies Suddenly at 46
    Cranberries_singer_dolores_o'riordan_dies_suddenly_at_46 2018-01-15 21:36:39 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said. The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yoddle, sh...

  • Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
    Pope_francis_equates_the_story_of_joseph_and_mary_to_the_current_refugee_crisis 2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
    Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday. , comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect for migrants is an integral part of Christianity. ...

  • UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the US on Friday, saying that the situation is likely ...

  • Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Share an Emotional Moment
    Joe_biden_and_meghan_mccain_share_an_emotional_moment 2017-12-14 00:56:10 UTC
    On ABC’s The View Meghan, daughter of Republican John McCain, connected with former Vice President Joe Biden over the fact that her father is now battling the same type of brain cancer that Biden’s son Beau died of while Biden was still in office. McCain began to ask him about the book, start...

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw
    2018_fifa_world_cup_russia_final_draw 2017-12-03 08:06:38 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given navigable paths to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain having reason to feel reasonably optimistic after Friday’s draw. <blockquote><h2>2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw</h2>...

  • A homeless man receives more than $325,000 in charitable pledges for his generosity
    A_homeless_man_receives_more_than__325_000_in_charitable_pledges_for_his_generosity 2017-11-24 22:29:56 UTC
    (Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity. Kate McClure, 27, launched a page on GoFundMe.com that had raised $325...