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Questions raised by recommendation that 33 million Americans take anti-cholesterol drug

New recommendations to expand the use of cholesterol-lowering medication to millions of adults to reduce heart attacks and strokes overestimated risks faced by that population, according to a study. An updated clinical guide released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) last week set…

Hamas announces birth of two lion cubs in Gaza

Gaza’s Hamas-run authorities on Tuesday announced the birth of two lion cubs in the Palestinian enclave, named in honour of the last bout of fighting between the Islamists and Israel. The cubs were born less than a week after the first anniversary of the eight-day conflict between Hamas and Israel…

Promiscuous mouse moms have sexy sons

By: News Desk Male mouse pheromones released in urine attract female mice and increase the male’s chance of mating and producing offspring. In that way, mouse pheromones act much like a peacock’s tail to attract mates. Illustration by Sarah Bush/University…  …

Imminent peak oil could burst global economic bubble: study

Major industrial sectors are at risk without a swift transition to a more resilient, post-carbon economy A new multi-disciplinary study led by the University of Maryland calls for immediate action by government, private and commercial sectors to reduce vulnerability to the imminent threat of global peak oil, which could put…

Karl Lagerfeld: ‘Chanel would have hated me’

Chanel’s head designer Karl Lagerfeld has revealed he thinks the founder of the iconic French fashion house would have “hated” him if they had ever met. Lagerfeld said he had been a “rude awakening” for the prestigious fashion house, which had “grown dusty” before his arrival in 1982. “I never…

Filipinos go through grisly process of identifying dead days after typhoon

Clouds of flies rise as forensic pathologist Cecilia Lim opens body bags one-by-one, in a grim but crucial search for the identities of unknown typhoon victims in the Philippines. “Some of these remains, their faces are gone. We’re trying to do it as fast as we can before we lose…

‘The Daily Show’ confronts ‘pussocracy’ surrounding Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor

Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams confronted a Toronto City Council member over the council’s inability to get Mayor Rob Ford out of office despite the increasing public spectacle surrounding him. “We have an election coming up next fall, and we’ll see what happens then,” Councilor John Parker told Williams. “Next…

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