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Funding has been found to turn 25,000 temporary flashing lights on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge into a permanent art installation, the nonprofit arts group behind the project said this week.

A 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria, study says

A research study from institutes in the Netherlands reports that a couple will share approximately 80 million bacteria during a 10-second kiss!

Asthma and allergy sufferers misusing inhalers and auto-injectors

A new study on the proper use of lifesaving inhalers and auto-injection devices for asthmatics has yielded some very surprising results. The study shows the need for better training of patients in the use of these medications.

New study shows how alcohol interferes with sleep

A number of people admit to using alcohol as a means of getting to sleep. This may work initially, however new research indicates that alcohol interferes with sleep patterns.

Review: Santorini Greek Restaurant in Merrick, New York Special

On December 20, I had the pleasure to dine at Santorini Restaurant, a Greek restaurant in the heart of Merrick, New York.

Op-Ed: Teen drug use declines as more states relax drug laws

As more and more states relax drug laws, particilarly with respect to marijuana, drug use among young Americans continues to decline. Yes this is counterintuitive, but perfectly explicable.

Seaplane Saturday: Community in Dalmatia, history in Istria Special

A busy day for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane operation in Croatia, starting with a school flight in Dalmatia followed by a historic flight to Istria.

Standing on one leg for 20 seconds can predict stroke risk

If you are unable to stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds, it can be a sign that you are at heightened risk of stroke, brain damage or reduced cognitive functioning.

Yoga could help with cardiac risk factors says new study

A review conducted in the Netherlands of 37 studies involving close to 2800 people found that yoga can help cardiac health.

Study: Ibuprofen could add 12 extra years of healthy life span

A new study finds that Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug taken by millions, could significantly extend health and life span. According to the study, regular doses of the drug could have broad anti-ageing properties.

Discover what's so special about 'ancient grains'

The American food market has gone ga-ga over so-called "ancient grains" the last few years, so much so that one cereal maker has even taken its marketing to a new level. Is this only a fad, or will these old grains become part of the world's diet?

Op-Ed: Whisky review #6: Glenlivet Special

Digital Journal presents its sixth whisky review and one just in time for the wintry festive season. This time up it is one of the most popular single malts in the world - Glenlivet 12 year-old.

London to have a garden bridge

The Mayor of London has announced plans to build a new bridge across the river Thames. This one has a unique aspect: it is to be a garden bridge.

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

Archaeologists are saying that an amazing new discovery near the ancient Stonehenge site in the UK may "rewrite British history."

Luxury cars that will wow you in 2015

The difference between luxury cars and any other type of auto is typically derived from the quality of the manufacturing. Luxury cars are notable for their advanced design and superior features.

Study finds selenium levels in blood linked to colorectal cancer

Scientists in Great Britain have found a link between the levels of selenium in our blood and a decreased risk of cancer.

Caramel apple bacteria kills at least 4 in US

A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened 28 people since November, officials said Friday.

Balkan magic? Bosnian Wand Airlines to fly to Iran, Iraq, Saudi

With promises to connect Europe to Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Bosnian Wand Airlines is the latest airline in former Yugoslavia with grand ambitions.

Why aliens would know its Christmas on Earth

When Christmas comes the world lights up, literally. Those decorations you've put on the house won't just brighten up the neighbourhood, but they could be sending a message to aliens that a festive season is underway.

Early care-giving may have influence into adulthood

How you were treated as a child by your parents can have a long-lasting impression on one's academic performance and social life and may last into adulthood, according to a new study.

E-cigarette use up among teens, US drug survey finds

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that the use of cigarettes, alcohol and the abuse of pain relievers by teenagers all declined during 2014 even as marijuana usage remained stable.

Three Indonesian clubs fined by FIFA for Twitter leaks

Persebaya Surabaya, Persires Bali Devata and PSIS Semarang have all received hefty fines for publishing confidential transfer data through Twitter.

Op-Ed: When you lose fat, it turns into CO2? New study ends myths

Yes, folks, you literally breathe out all that fat. That’s the new finding from an Australian study which has basically rewritten the whole theory of weight loss. There’s a catch, of course.

NECC pharmacy fungal contamination owners arrested

Two co-founders along with 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people, have been arrested. One charge is second-degree murder.

Man uses only his mind to control two prosthetic arms

A man from Colorado, who lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, has succeeded in controlling two prosthetic arms using only his mind.

Citing health concerns, New York state bans fracking

New York state's environmental commissioner announced on Wednesday that he will ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, due to health concerns associated with the controversial fossil fuel extraction technique.

New super plane to fly from Europe to Australia in 4 hours

A new superplane, which can get you anywhere in the world in four hours, may get its first flight in only five years from now. It is planned to use its rockets for commercial airline flights, as well as space travel.

Review: Become an outstanding teacher today

Everyone knows a teacher or an aspiring teacher. What would they possibly like to receive for Christmas, this year? A Christmas card? A chocolate box? A gift card? A colourful scarf for this winter?

Researchers confirm that creativity is sexy

While some creative endeavors rank higher than others, creative people generally report having more sexual partners. Scientists think creativity might signal mental fitness to potential mates. (I knew it all along.)

You can now legally import Cuban cigars, rum

American cigar and rum aficionados cheered Wednesday when President Barack Obama announced an historic rapprochement with communist Cuba that will lead to greatly improved diplomatic, economic and travel relations between the two long-estranged neighbors.

New tips for keeping healthy on cruise ships

With the festive season fast approaching and the drop in temperatures, many people look forward to winter sun holidays, including cruises. Some new advice has been issued to help people stay healthy while enjoying a cruise ship holiday.

Mixed results for hospital acquired infections in England

The number of cases of hospital acquired infection in English hospitals has slowed down, meaning fewer people are contracting pathogens like MRSA from the clinical setting. However, rates of C. diff are up.

WHO reveals high risk TB countries

The estimated rate of tuberculosis (TB) per 100,000 people, compiled from World Health Organisation (WHO) data for each country (2013), shows a rise. There are some interesting geographical findings.

Rob Ford's cancerous tumor has shrunk by more than half

Since Rob Ford was diagnosed and began treatment for a rare stomach cancer his tumor had not shrunk despite four rounds of chemotherapy. Until now. Latest tests indicate that during the current round, his fifth, the tumor has shrunk, and considerably.

Turkish marina, German-financed seaplane meet in Sibenik, Croatia

An intriguing example of quality tourism cooperation and a public private partnership in Croatia, as European Coastal Airlines flies into Sibenik.

Op-Ed: How is addiction different for men and women?

The way men and women react to drug addiction can be markedly different, and with more gender-specific rehab centers opening each year, this has never been more discernible. But what exactly is responsible for these nuances — hormones or something more?

Canada's bid to end home-grown medical marijuana goes up in smoke

A Canadian federal appeals court ruled on Monday that medical marijuana users who grow their own pot can continue to do so. The government was appealing an injunction that allowed home-grown medical pot until next year's court case.

Allowing alcohol in homeless shelters: A new model emerges

A new experiment in Washington State suggests that allowing homeless shelter residents to consume alcohol on the premises–an uncommon practice in the U.S.–may be superior to the traditional abstinence-only approach.

Is cure for men's infertility as simple as fixing overall health?

A study released last week has found that infertility in men is often linked to other health issues. Study authors say "semen deficiencies" is why half of infertile couples don't achieve pregnancy and it can be connected to curable health issues.

Move over Ebola- Malaria next big health crisis

The World Health Organization recently reported the number of people dying from Malaria has dropped 47 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. WHO attributed the success in reducing the number of deaths, in large part, to better diagnosis and treatment.

Angela Muir MW assesses Croatian wine scene after Zagreb Vinocom Special

One of the world's leading wine experts is just back from a week in Croatia after Zagreb Vinocom. Master of Wine Angela Muir shared her thoughts on the Croatian wine scene.