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Op-Ed: During Hirshima visit, Obama should not apologize for atomic bomb

Many in Japan, and the world, believe U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize for the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW2. The U.S., however, has said that when Obama visits Hiroshima next week there will be no apology.

Maple Syrup protects brain against Alzheimer's Disease: Study

A team of scientists presented findings at the annual American Chemical Society this week that indicate maple syrup protects the brain from Alzheimer's and other diseases.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao trains to fight Bradley; Mayweather dates 19-year-old

Okay, guys especially on this one: which would you rather do, get into a ring and fight Timothy Bradley or date a beautiful 19-year-old Brit? One of those things Manny Pacquiao is doing while the other is being done by Floyd Mayweather.

Loud unidentified booms put U.S. east coast on edge

Hammonton - No fewer than 10 mystery sonic booms were reported yesterday between southern New Jersey along the East Coast to Long Island New York, according to scientists with the U.S. geological survey (USGS).

Ninth orca whale calf born to local pods, but another whale dies

There's a stampede of orca whales being born into the 3 southern resident pods of B.C. and Washington State with the latest birth confirmed this week. But the news isn't all good as a distressed mother was seen with her deceased calf.

U.K. study may have discovered Alzheimer's Disease breakthrough

Scientists from the University of Southampton released results of a study on Friday that they believe is an important next step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia. It involves blocking one of the brain's receptors.

Beatles are now streaming to the top of the charts: Billboard

The music of The Beatles was at last made available for streaming just two weeks ago, on Christmas Eve, and the results are already in. Billboard reports the songs and albums of the Fab Four are doing well.

Here comes the Beatles: Streaming for Fab Four's catalogue starts

The Beatles split 45 years ago but the band has recently become the subject of attention because, very nearly alone among the behemoth rock bands of a bygone era, their music was not available via streaming. That's now going to change.

Photo of iceberg that sank the Titanic sold at UK auction

A photograph believed to be of the very iceberg that sank the RMS Titanic has been sold at an auction in the UK. It sold Saturday for £21,000.

Baby blues: Study finds expectant Dads also subject to depression

In a study from Canada's Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, researchers found that men, too, can suffer depression prior to becoming a parent. The number of expectant fathers who experience depression are significant.

Ancient Greek shipwreck reveals remarkable artifacts from 65 BC

It is a shipwreck that has been dubbed the 'Titanic of the Ancient World' and though found at the start of the last century it remains a source of "fabulous finds." Famous for revealing the wondrous Antikythera Mechanism, it is now revealing even more.

Greek archaeologists discover 17th century BC palace near Sparta

An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.

New cancer research uses 2 viruses to find and kill cancer cells

A novel method of fighting cancer being studied in Canada may be the big breakthrough the world has been waiting for. It is early but by using two viruses researchers may be able to target and kill off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

Sex and happiness: Study finds more sex don't mean more happiness

A study newly released in the 'Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization' suggests having more sex is not the way to finding more happiness that you might think it would be. Indeed, the study found more sex may lead to less happiness? What?!

Theatre patron jumps on Broadway stage — to charge his cell phone

New York City - More often the problem with cell phones at a theatre performance revolves around an audience member forgetting to turn one off. But at a July 2 Broadway show the problem was altogether different as an audience member jumped on stage - to charge his cell.

Op-Ed: My friend Walter, alcohol and drug addiction and good people lost

I worked at a drug and alcohol treatment center on a small island near Vancouver not long ago. It was not the best but nor was it the worst. There were compassionate counselors but the administration caused more confusion than was helpful.

Senator hopes to end whale and dolphin captivity with legislation

A Canadian senator has introduced a bill to phase out the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity. Capturing and keeping cetaceans is a practice in Canada that meets with ongoing controversy but if passed the bill may finally end that.

Passionate Mind: From hair stylist to web designer and dream job Special

There are no shortages of careers in our world but the trick is to find the one that challenges you, the one you are the most passionate about. It took two decades for Jeanette Duguay to do that but she managed it and now she's not looking back.

Op-Ed: On learning to control and express emotions in healthy ways

There are many events in our world for us to get emotional about and recently while undergoing trauma I recalled past reading and work I'd done on my feelings. On having more choice with regard experiencing emotions and on increasing my emotional health.

Maui's dolphin of New Zealand nearly extinct, humans at fault

The world's smallest dolphin, the Maui's dolphin, is on the verge of extinction. Some analysts now put the number of surviving Maui's dolphins at under 50, with only 10 of those mature females.
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