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Nation Jun 02Hurricanes with female names seen as less risky, says study
A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois says Americans elicit gender-based expectations about hurricane severity, and perceive hurricanes with female names as less threatening than those with male names that may sound more foreboding.
World May 23Syrian activists report chlorine gas attacks in village north of Damascus
Video footage purporting to show a chlorine gas attack in the Syrian village of Kfar Zeita on Thursday was released by Syrian opposition activists. It would be evidence of a new chemical weapons campaign in the country’s civil war. Activists…
Health May 22Home life may be more stressful than the office, study finds
Heading home after a long day of work, you may hope to unwind from the stresses of the day. But a new study published by the Council on Contemporary Families says your stress levels may actually be lower at work…
World Apr 28Don’t negotiate with terrorists, study says
“We will not negotiate with terrorists” is one of the golden rules of state policy. But a new study from Michigan University assistant professor Jakana Thomas shows that acts of violence can actually help get terrorist groups to…
World Mar 13U.S. releases Guantanamo prisoner after 12 years
An Algerian man held in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp for 12 years without trial has been sent back to his home country.
Science Mar 12Ancient tree rings suggest good weather helped Genghis Khan build his empire
New research suggests that Genghis Khan, one of the greatest conquerors in all of history, may have been given an advantage by Mother Nature.
World Mar 10Amnesty International: Syrian government ‘using starvation as weapon of war’
Residents of the Yarmouk refugee camp just south of Damascus are starving, and many are resorting to eating cats and dogs and foraging for weeds, as the Syrian civil war enters its fourth year, a new Amnesty International report…
World Mar 03Two Egyptian police officers sentenced for 2010 death of activist
Two Egyptian police officers were sentenced Monday to 10 years in jail for the 2010 torture and manslaughter of a 28-year old activist that helped spark the country's version of the Arab Spring.
Arts Feb 27Verona’s Juliet statue removed after continued damage by love-seeking tourists
Rub the bronze breast of the Juliet statue in the fair city of Verona, Italy, and your luck with love will turn around, the legend goes. But tourists hoping to claim their share of the star-crossed lovers’ romance have rubbed…
Science Feb 25U.S. bees get $3 million
The United States Department of Agriculture is set to provide $3 million for the nation’s ailing bees. Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD has hit the honey bee population hard since 2006, when scientists recognized that colonies were disappearing. Bees would…