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food lost to waste

Fifth of world’s food lost to waste and over-eating

Almost one-fifth of world's food lost to waste and over-eating, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent of food lost to waste or left to spoil, ...
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Wearable Vest Helps Deaf People Hear Music

The VEST is the brainchild of Dr. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He designed the device based on the principles of sensory substitution, the theory that scientists can transmit data gathered by ...
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Demographic suicide

Among the consequences of Europe’s aban-Ife donment of its religious roots and the moral "code that derives therefrom is a plunge in its birth rates to below the replacements level. Abortion, birth control, acceptance of gay marriage and casual sex ...
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Pope Gives OK For Atheists To Enter Heaven

Pope Gives “OK” For Atheists To Enter Heaven

In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers (Atheists) would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. Responding ...
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Rising Obesity

A new University of Washington study has found that 2.1 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. Here's a snapshot of the percentage of people who fall in those categories around the world: Saudi Arabia - 69.4% U.S. - 67.4% ...
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Smokers Feel More Pain

Smokers Feel More Pain Than Non-Smokers

Smokers or those who are exposed to secondhand smoke may require heavier doses of anesthesia and painkillers during surgery. A new study found that cigarettes—which are filled with more than 4,000 chemicals—can not only affect the metabolism of anesthetic drugs ...
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Circus Tiger

Circus Patron And Tiger Meet In Bathroom

A tiger briefly escaped from a Kansas circus and gave a patron quite a scare when it wandered into the ladies' room. Jenna Krehbiel had just finished watching the big cat show and went into the bathroom, not knowing one ...
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Fellow Motorists Scold Driver For Bad Parking Job

A driver who parked his car taking up two parking spaces was treated to a series of very humorous passive-aggressive notes on his windshield. Irked motorists left a series of handwritten notes on the car after it was spotted sprawled ...
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Heavy drinking linked to strokes

Strokes Linked To Heavy drinking

Men who average three drinks a day and women who average two face a significantly higher risk for stroke in middle age, a new study has found. The study by Swedish scientists examined drinking habits of more than 11,000 twins ...
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Millennials: The most selfish generation yet?

“I am about to do what old people have done throughout history,” said Joel Stein in Time: “Call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow.” But this time, I have factual proof. The Millennial generation—the 80 million Americans ...
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