Activist, journalists kidnapped in Ingushetia
November 24, 2007 06:38 AM - Reuters
Oleg Orlov of rights group Memorial said he and a film crew from REN-TV channel were taken from the hotel in Ingushetia's capital Nazran by a group of armed and masked people who said they were from the security forces, dealing with terrorism.
Shoppers go Black Friday deal hunting
November 23, 2007 05:29 PM - Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eager shoppers stormed malls and stores across the country on Friday to snap up the early-bird specials that mark "Black Friday," the first official day of the U.S. holiday shopping season.
Creator of hurricane intensity scale dies at 90
November 23, 2007 02:32 PM - Reuters
The Miami Herald quoted Saffir's son, Richard, as saying he died of a heart attack on Wednesday night at South Miami Hospital.
U.S. Navy vessel arrives in Bangladesh for relief efforts
November 23, 2007 12:17 PM - Reuters
DHAKA (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy vessel arrived in Bangladesh on Friday to help relief efforts after the country's deadliest cyclone in 16 years killed around 3,500 people and left thousands missing or injured.
Fiber, whole grains may cut pancreatic cancer risk
November 23, 2007 12:09 PM - Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating more whole grain and fiber-rich food may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 40 percent, study findings suggest.
History shows climate changes led to war
November 22, 2007 10:10 AM - Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global warming is one of the most significant threats facing humankind, researchers warned, as they unveiled a study showing how climate changes in the past led to famine, wars and population declines.
The world's growing population may be unable to adequately adapt to ecological changes brought about by the expected rise in global temperatures, scientists in China, Hong Kong, the United States and Britain wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Americans enter holidays in dark mood: poll
November 21, 2007 06:49 PM - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans enter the holiday season in a dark mood, with economic worries, security fears and a lack of confidence in government fueling growing pessimism, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
Ukraine mine blast relatives bury dead
November 20, 2007 10:13 AM - Reuters
SHCHEGLOVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Weeping relatives gathered in cemeteries around Donetsk, heart of the Donbass coalfield, on Tuesday to bury the dead from Ukraine's worst mining accident.
Like father, like son: Attractiveness is hereditary
November 20, 2007 08:52 AM - University of Exeter
Sexy dads produce sexy sons, in the insect world at least. While scientists already knew that specific attractive traits, from cricket choruses to peacocks’ tails, are passed on to their offspring, the heritability of attractiveness as a whole is more contentious. Now, new research by the University of Exeter, published today (20 November) in Current Biology, shows that attractiveness is hereditary.
Al Gore and the BBC win International Emmy Awards
November 20, 2007 12:01 AM - Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Vice President Al Gore won another honor on Monday when he received the Founders Award at the International Emmy Awards, which also gave a top prize to a controversial British television film about the assassination of President George W. Bush.