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Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Sandy Exposes Ship Buried On Fire Island; Other Shocking Items Unearthed After Storm
Nov 16, 2012 13:03 PM E
An almost century-old ship was unearthed in Fire Island after Hurricane Sandy. Though the Canadian schooner was from the early 1900s, there are other items that were unearthed after the storm that are just as surprising. Some of the eery and romantic tales that followed the devastation.
gravestone
German Boy's Gravestone: Soccer Ball Will Be Added After Facebook Campaign
Nov 14, 2012 22:39 PM E
Jens Pascal, a 9-year-old boy who died of brain cancer in May, had one last dying wish: He wanted a gravestone with his favorite soccer-team logo. But the Catholic church where he was buried refused for months until a Facebook page yielded more than 100,000 furious messages. On Monday, the church said it would amend its previous decision.
Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Body Being Exhumed For Full Inquiry [VIDEO]
Nov 13, 2012 20:38 PM E
Eight years after controversial Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in a French hospital, a documentary by Al-Jazeera has spurred scientists to exhume his body to do tests and see if he was poisoned with polonium. High-level physicians have said it's impossible. But Swiss scientists insist exhuming the body will be the best course of action.
A man lights a cigarette at a cafe on November 12, 2012. Global health officials agreed to a deal on Monday to fight smuggling of tobacco products, a trade which robs governments of more than $40 billion in revenue each year and undercuts efforts to re
Great American Smokeout Thursday: Online Resources For How to Quit [DOWNLOAD]
Nov 12, 2012 18:29 PM E
Smoking still plagues 45 million Americans. Now, as the Great American Smokeout draws near, smokers are looking for additional ways to quit. Here's a guide to resources online to nix the cigarette habit now.
The earth and moon
NASA Moon Base Plan: Manned Outpost Near Moon Likely After Obama Win
Nov 10, 2012 14:06 PM E
An ambitious space program will soon be announced by NASA, including plans to put astronauts back on the moon and potentially build an orbiting moon base.
MayanCiv
Mayan 2012: Report Concludes Climate Change To Blame For End Of Civilization
Nov 08, 2012 17:03 PM E
Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change
People sunbathed in Paris in August as an unusual heatwave continues to hit continental Europe
Low Vitamin D Linked With Long Life; How Much Is Too Much?
Nov 05, 2012 20:57 PM E
Reversing previous research, a new study states that there's a link between low levels of vitamin D and longevity. The new data calls into question the long-held belief that vitamin D supplements and sun exposure would help prevent heart disease, cancer and depression. Now physicians wonder if they have to re-assess.
Commuters make their way across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, October 31, 2012. Millions across the Northeast will attempt to resume their normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen despite grim projections of power and mass tr
Hurricane Sandy: Was Global Warming The Cause? [EXCLUSIVE]
Oct 31, 2012 14:18 PM E
After former vice president Al Gore put out a statement on Tuesday blaming the intensity of Hurricane Sandy on global warming, scientists are debating how much climate change affected the severity of the storm. The answer isn't simple, says Dr. Debra Tillinger.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani Rehearsing
Melissa Rycroft Back on 'Dancing With the Stars' After Injury; Still Has Herniated Disc
Oct 22, 2012 23:12 PM E
Despite being on medication, Melissa Rycroft decided to dance on Monday night, shocking fans and friends.
Rich Muller
‘Converted’ Climate-Change Skeptic’s Assumptions Too Simple, ‘Falls Way Short:’ Ex-Collaborator
Jul 30, 2012 17:59 PM E
Rich Muller, a noted former climate-change skeptic, may have changed his mind. But one scientist and former collaborator has criticized the basis of his stance-altering study for being too simplistic.
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