May 21, 2013 by Editor · Comments Off
VOA – U.S. search and rescue crews are digging for survivors in the area where a massive tornado leveled neighborhoods Monday in the central state of Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people and injuring nearly 240 others. The twister is the nation’s deadliest since a 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, killed more than 150 people. Monday’s tornado tore through the town of Moore, a suburb of the state capital, Oklahoma City, leaving a path of destruction up to three kilometers wide and 32 kilometers long.
May 16, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
VOA – Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music. With its new service, announced at its annual developers’ conference in San Francisco, Google has adopted the streaming music business model ahead of rival Apple Inc, which pioneered online music purchases with iTunes.
May 14, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
VOA-DUBAI — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face charges for accompanying an ally to register for the June presidential vote, the electoral watchdog said, in a possible move by rival conservative hardliners keen to pre-empt any challenge to Iran’s clerical supreme leader. After mass protests that followed the 2009 election, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may have looked to next month’s vote to install a loyal conservative president but the surprise candidacies of two major independents could rewrite that script.
May 12, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
Pravda – U.S. , A country that claims to defend human rights and even criticizes others in this regard, not only has failed to control violence, but it has spread and deepened, both in society and in the U.S. Army, which contradicts international principles and rules. The first article of the declaration on ending violence against women defines the following:
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May 11, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
Pravda – In Europe, nearly everyone is related. A new genetic analysis showed that Europeans have a high degree of relatedness between themselves and are descendants of a group of ancestors who lived only a thousand years ago. The study examined the genetic proximity between residents of 39 countries over the past three thousand years to compare the genetic sequences of two thousand individuals.
May 8, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
Pravda – Exercising your brain with intellectual activities can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease The more use, the less goes missing. Using the brain often with intellectual activities can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the journal Neuron in March, conducted by Dr. Dennis Selkoe of Brigham Women’s Hospital, shows that receiving stimuli from an environment rich in information and new activities for long periods has a positive effect on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The most common cause of memory loss among the elderly, is the disease is caused by the accumulation of a protein called beta-amyloid in neurons, which blocks the communication between them and eventually kills them.
May 7, 2013 by Editor · Comments Off
BBC – The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s toughest place to raise children, Finland was named the best place to be a mother, with Sweden and Norway following in second and third places. The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries.
May 4, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
Pravda – Irrationality in science is every bit as extreme as we see in media events, perhaps more so because of the increased demands in science. Very little science is visible to the public. The carbon dioxide issue is an example of science which has come to the surface of public concerns, and it shows a lack of objectivity which can only be called religion and a lack of standards to a point of outright fraud.
May 2, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
VOA – VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI moved back to the Vatican on Thursday, opening an uncertain era in Catholic Church history where an “emeritus pope” and a ruling pontiff will live as neighbors for the first time. Benedict, the first pope to abdicate in 600 years, will live out his retirement in a restored convent in the Vatican gardens with a view of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and just a short walk from the residence of his successor, Francis.
April 30, 2013 by contributor · Comments Off
Pravda – Humans and other animals need salt to survive. The lack of it triggers a behavioral response that motivates them to go after salty foods and liquids. Compared with the access difficulties of the past, modern societies ingest food with amounts much higher than their physiological needs, a custom considered harmful to health because it causes hypertension and cardiovascular disease.