News From Above

Up, Up, and Away!!

A helium balloon launched by a British schoolboy was discovered in Australia after making an incredible 10,545-mile journey across the world. Joshua Blackaby, 6, from Alvaston, England, released a balloon tied to a letter in December as part of a ...
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Pollution’s links to autism

A new study has found the strongest link yet between air pollution and autism, which experts now say affects one in 50 U.S. schoolchildren. Pregnant women who lived in areas with high levels of diesel exhaust and airborne mercury were ...
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obesity and autism

Obesity and autism – Are they linked?

Are obesity and autism linked? A new study shows that obese pregnant women are 60 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism than women of a healthy weight—and twice as likely to have a child with ...
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throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

"Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant", read the headlines when this Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting who tossed a live alligator through a drive-thru window. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had ...
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Planes disappear in Germany

Bratislava, Slovakia At least a dozen planes briefly disappeared from Central European radar screens on two occasions last week, and nobody knows why. Air traffic controllers in Slovakia, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic reported that radar information on positions ...
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Winter at the South Pole

Long Dark Winter at the South Pole

Few people have traveled to the South Pole since Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott reached the bottom of the world in the austral summer of 1911-12. Fewer still stay for the six months of darkness in the winter at ...
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Drunk Monkey Attacks Patrons

Drunk Monkey Attacks Patrons With Knife

He's got a knife! Drunk monkey goes on the rampage in Brazil. Drunk monkey brandishing huge knife terrorizes bar in booze-fueled rampage after drinking rum. A video shows the little Capuchin attacking the roof of the bar with the foot-long ...
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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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Welfare – Not Just The Poor Who Benefit

In America, 7 out of 10 people are on Welfare. That’s the percentage of people who receive more in gov't benefits than they pay in taxes, according to a new Tax Foundation study. Some of these beneficiaries of Uncle Sam’s ...
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The Prominence and Plight Of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

The number of juveniles in the nation’s criminal justice system has been in decline for years. California and New York have closed some of their largest and most troubled juvenile detention facilities. Missouri has recently been credited with doing a ...
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