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Giant iceberg in Antarctica kills off 150,000 penguins

An enormous iceberg in Antarctica has killed off 150,000 penguins and threatens to wipe out an entire colony, which has become trapped and unable to reach food. A study by researchers from New Zealand and Australia said only about 10,000 ...
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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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Mugged On Camera

Johannesburg With cameras rolling, a South African journalist was robbed by two men just moments before he was to give a report. The video shows the two assailants scuffling with reporter Vuyo Mvoko, who shouts, “Hey we’re being mugged!” as ...
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Heavy Metal Musician Wins Norwegian Local Office

Heavy Metal Musician Wins Norwegian Local Office

When the Liberal Party of Norway asked Gylve Nagell to run for the position of Backup Town Councilor for a suburb of Oslo he was very hesitant because he is not a politician.  He is a member of the black ...
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Buddhist temple bombed

Bodh Gaya, India Bombs ripped through one of the world’s holiest Buddhist sites this week in an apparent act of revenge for Buddhist attacks on Muslims in neighboring Myanmar. Nine bomb blasts damaged parts of the Bodh Gaya temple complex, ...
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Does Grilling Cause Inflammation?

Does Grilling Cause Inflammation?

A study shows that eating grilled, broiled or roasted meats, chicken, and fish may be the cause of high blood pressure.  They found that if you eat foods that are cooked at high heat or to well done for more ...
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Do People With Pets Live Longer

Do People With Pets Live Longer?

When you have a pet, they can give you undying love, companionship, and if you have a dog that needs to go out for a walk every day you will get exercise.  Pets are your family and they might actually ...
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Chinese waste-to-energy plant will be a mile in circumference

On the mountainous outskirts of Shenzhen, a fast-growing mega-city in China, the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world is on the horizon. You can bet that this disk-shaped trash-burning plant isn’t going to do any wonders for China’s notoriously bad air quality ...
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Death from overwork

Death from overwork – Can it be prevented?

The Japanese are working themselves to death. Labor activists have been trying to draw attention to the problem of karoshi, or death from overwork, for decades. Reliable statistics can’t be found, because it’s hard to prove causation in the case ...
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Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Oklahoma

A study has found that fracking has been causing earthquakes in Oklahoma for several years.  Scientists believe that pumping water with high pressure is causing seismic activity while they are extracting oil and natural gas.  They have found that in ...
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