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Scientists have confirmed that the new Ebola cure used to save two American doctors is 100 percent effective in monkeys.

Porn stars allowing men to fondle breasts for charity at Boob-Aid

For 24 consecutive hours, 10 female Japanese porn actresses will allow men to fondle their boobs. The boob gropers must first make a donation to the fight against AIDS, however. Not shy about such things in Japan, Boob-Aid will be televised.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

Konark Temple heritage site set to get interpretation center

The Indian Oil Foundation Trust (IOF) is working to finish the state-of-the-art "Interpretation Centre" project at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha. IOF plans to be done by April 2015.

Indian government unveils 'Universal Health Assurance' scheme

India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan gave the media its first glimpse of what his government plans with the "Universal Health Assurance" (UHA) scheme.

Op-Ed: Breakthrough — MIT finds new way of managing memories for PTSD

A new MIT study has found that it’s actually possible to manage bad memories using the mechanics of a process called “reconsolidation.”The process involves re-configuring memories, using the mechanics of reconsolidation to change them.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Writers Group has the 'Write Stuff' for over 15 years Special

Perhaps their longevity as a group is a generational thing? Yet, if that were so, then the group would be simply social and not an outpouring of literary treasures. The moods can vary as do the styles, but each month the group presents original work.

U.K. imposes Ebola travel ban

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned British nationals.

Op-Ed: Funemployed — The rising cost of higher education and unemployment

Unemployment rates are higher in the U.S. than depicted in the media, and recent graduates (with excessive student loans) are struggling to find jobs in their fields.

Op-Ed: Wounded vets need universal health care, not 'separate but equal'

The VA scandal has shocked America to its core and exposed a bloated bureaucracy run amok. What veterans, and all Americans, need is universal health care with equitable access to all citizens. Playing "separate but equal" will no longer work.

Several foods contain bacteria risk to unborn children

A survey has found that around 10 percent of the fresh cheese, sausages and meats sold in markets and on the street may be contaminated with types of bacteria that can pose a risk to unborn children.

WHO and Canada pull Ebola health teams out of Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced the closing of one of its labs in Sierra Leone after a health care worker became infected with Ebola. At the same time, Canada announced they were recalling their three-member lab team.

Modern European hydroplane history as ECA touches down in Jelsa

Aviation history is made as the first scheduled commercial sea plane flight lands on the island of Hvar from Split Airport.

Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

WHO calls for a ban of e-cigarettes indoors

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on e-cigarettes to be banned from indoor public spaces. Furthermore, the United Nations Agency has said that the devices pose a risk to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women.

Study: Medical marijuana can lead to fewer opioid overdose deaths

According to a new study, chronic pain suffers living in states where medical marijuana use has been legalized are less likely to die from prescription opioid overdose.

Op-Ed: This fall, students should set a good first impression and write!

Millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults are heading back to classrooms as the fall semester begins. Here is what you should do to start off on the right foot.

One-third of British students have tried 'legal highs'

A new report suggests that around on third of students in the U.K. have used so-termed “legal highs.” These are products manufactured from the herb Salvia. The report suggests that the students under appreciate the potential harm.

E-cigarettes could be tempting youths into smoking

A new report has indicated that the electronic cigarettes currently flooding the smoking market could be proving tempting to youngsters looking to start the practice, lending evidence to the argument that "e-cigs" encourage youth smoking.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Visitors to Minnesota State Fair warned to wash hands regularly

Visitors to this year's Minnesota State Fair are being warned by organisers to wash their hands regularly to prevent outbreaks of disease, contracted from the abundance of farm animals at the event.

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.

Meeting the need for meat: Cambodia's rat-meat exports

The thought of eating rat meat is enough to turn many people's stomachs. Rats are generally considered to be vermin-carrying pests in many societies today, and are often associated with filth and disease. But human food preferences differ widely.

Women need testosterone, a new study reports Special

Testosterone hormone replacement can be vital for women who are deficient, but too much testosterone leads to unwanted effects. A new study finds the right balance.

Man drowns after trying to rescue boy from river

The family of Michael Lumahang identified him as the man who drowned while he was trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Op-Ed: Maximize your dorm room storage space

We’re heading into back-to-school season and for many students, that means getting ready to head back to college dorms. Dorms have never been known for their spaciousness, so finding ways to store things has always been a challenge for college students.

Introducing the Rice Bucket Challenge

A woman from India had an answer for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Her challenge has been dubbed the Rice Bucket Challenge.

Indian government plans visa-on-arrival for Varanasi, Bodh Gaya

With focus growing on India's tourism sector, the Indian government is working on offering visa-on-arrival facility for tourists from European and other western countries to the tourist hotspots of Varanasi and Bodh Gaya.

For West African nations, Ebola is but the tip of the iceberg

The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has certainly caught the world's attention, especially with WHO declaring it an international health emergency. But as some people suggest, the move was merely a symbolic gesture. Actually, Ebola is not the problem.

Photo Essay: Jack Daniel and his famous Tennessee whiskey Special

Lynchburg Tennessee is famous for being the home of the Jack Daniels Distillery, offering visitors a behind the scenes look at the production of the world famous whiskey, while also providing a captivating glimpse into the life of its founder.

Rotting frogs found in pharmaceutical plant

During an inspection of Marck Biosciencies' plant in Kheda, India, the U.S. FDA found faked data, mold and rotting frogs.

Do celebrity drug endorsements work?

New research reveals the common practice of using celebrity-endorsed drug adverts to offer treatments more credibility does not influence doctors when it comes to prescribing or strongly influencing consumers when they visit drug stores.

Antibiotic capsules recalled in the U.S.

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories has initiated a recall of multiple lots of the antibiotic cephalexin capsules from the U.S. market. The tablets were imported from India.

India Gate in Delhi to feature 3D images of iconic monuments

India's capital New Delhi will soon have 3D projections of images of India's historic monuments and cultural heritage displayed near the iconic India Gate area.

After July landslide, Indian heritage monuments may be at risk

After the massive landslide in July that wiped out an entire village in the Indian state of Maharashtra, a report prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) warns of landslide threats to the nearby Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Op-Ed: CA winner takes Mega Millions jackpot, players buy tickets online

On Friday, winning numbers were drawn for Mega Millions' $180 million jackpot, one of this year's largest prizes for the U.S. multi-state lottery. On August 22, the draw yielded the following combination: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74, 3 with megaplier 5x.

Man dies when a cobra bites him...after he'd cut its head off

Peng Fan, a chef who worked in China, has died after being bitten in the hand by a type of a cobra snake called an 'Indochinese spitting cobra.' He was cooking the snake and had in fact already cut its head off a full 20 minutes before it bit him.

Op-Ed: Downs Syndrome gamechanger as girl gets 6 GCSEs

Richard Dawkins antagonized a large group of people with a Tweet saying that a woman should abort a child with Downs Syndrome. An ongoing howl of protest arose, including a remarkable fact- A girl with the condition just got 6 GCSEs.

Entenmann's shuts down Long Island plant after almost a century

The famed Entenmann's bakery has left the Bay Shore area in Long Island, New York, after being there for approximately a century.

Pay day loan middlemen complaints double in UK this year

Earlier this week, the Financial Ombudsman Service in the UK reported how it had seen complaints about so-called "middlemen" to pay day loan providers more than double this year.

The science of ice-cream (video)

Ever wondered about the science behind ice-cream? The American Chemical Society has issued a interesting video, and one appropriate for the summer months.
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