Mosque forgives vandal, pays fine to keep him out of prison

Mosque forgives vandal, pays fine to keep him out of prison

A few weeks after the three men responsible for vandalizing an Arkansas mosque were caught in February, 2017, Dr. Louay Nassri was finishing up Friday prayers when he heard a knock at the door. Before him stood a well-dressed young...
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Deadly Storm Eleanor batters Europe

Deadly Storm Eleanor batters Europe

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWinter storm Eleanor has swept into most of northern Europe Winter storm Eleanor has swept into most of northern Europe, including France and Germany after battering the UK, cutting power to tens...
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NHS is switching to cheaper mimics of expensive cancer drugs

NHS is switching to cheaper mimics of expensive cancer drugs

Biological drugs, like trastuzumab are tough to perfectly replicateAlfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library By Alice Klein BIOLOGICAL drugs are the new darlings of medicine. In recent years, they have doubled treatment rates for several cancers, arthritis and Croh...
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UK furniture chains secure crucial loan

UK furniture chains secure crucial loan

Image copyright BensonsImage caption Steinhoff owns Bensons for Beds in the UK Harveys and Bensons for Beds have secured a key investment originally due to come from their scandal-hit parent, South Africa’s Steinhoff. The furniture brands said the two-ye...
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‘OK Goo Goo!’ Italian grandma struggles with new Google Home

‘OK Goo Goo!’ Italian grandma struggles with new Google Home

An 85-year-old Italian woman’s struggles with her new Google Home have gone viral, after her grandson recorded video of her tapping the device and shouting “Hello, Goo Goo!” in an attempt to wake it up. Ben Actis recorded the video...
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Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger

Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger

Image copyright EPAImage caption Turkey has seen protests by women’s rights groups Turkey’s main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, under Islamic law, girls as young as nine...
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Five reasons why we overeat and how to stop gorging

Five reasons why we overeat and how to stop gorging

We tend to think that we stop eating when our stomachs are full.  Science shows otherwise.  Here, behavioral psychology researcher Jenny Morris explains five reasons we often overeat without realising it. Having these pitfalls in mind can help you to...
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The epidemic on the way: Why winter flu is so bad this year

The epidemic on the way: Why winter flu is so bad this year

An ever-changing menaceCavallini James/BSIP/Science Photo Library By Debora MacKenzie Why does flu keep coming back? Flu is unique among human diseases. It circulates constantly in cool, dry areas of east Asia, conditions the virus prefers, but when temperatur...
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Pandemics past: Seven times flu has become a mass killer

Pandemics past: Seven times flu has become a mass killer

When flu goes pandemic, it can be devastatingNational Museum of Health and Medicine/SPL By Debora MacKenzie Winter flu breaks out every year because small mutations in the flu virus let it dodge antibodies we made to protect us from the...
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The Ashram Where the Beatles Sought Enlightenment

The Ashram Where the Beatles Sought Enlightenment

In January 1968, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi invited me to a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, a city in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. Back then, a lot of Americans still thought meditation was pretty far out. But...
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The Remarkable Influence of <em>A Wrinkle in Time</em>

The Remarkable Influence of A Wrinkle in Time

When Léna Roy was 7 years old, her teacher read the first chapter of A Wrinkle in Time aloud to her second-grade class. After school, Léna ran to her grandmother’s house, which was around the corner from her school on...
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