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Painted donkeys arrive to St. Paul's Cathedral




Artist painted donkey statues are displayed in the 'Caravan' exhibition on August 30, 2013 in London, England. 

The exhibition featuring 25 life-size painted donkeys comes from Egypt and is the work of Western and Egyptian artists, both Muslim and Christian, who were each asked to decorate a life-size fibreglass donkey sculpted by Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman. (Getty)
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How Fantastic that Western and Egyptian Artists, whether Muslim or Christian, can collaborate so beautifully! Perhaps Art, Music and our Children are the magical keys to everlastign peace and happiness for all people!

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'Grand Canyon of Greenland' discovered under ice sheet




The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.

"You think that everything that could be known about the land surface is known, but it's not," said Jonathan Bamber, lead study author and a geographer at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. "There's still so much to learn about the planet."

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Does Wine Drinking Protect Against Depression?

LiveScience.com By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer 



Enjoying several glasses of wine each week may not only protect your heart, it may also help protect your mental health, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Spain have found that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol — especially wine — was linked with a lower risk of depression.

Older men and women who consumed two to seven small glasses of wine weekly were 32 percent less likely to suffer from depression compared with people who never drank alcohol, the study revealed.

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Sears seeks retail innovation from Silicon Valley

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Sears is showing the retail world that it's serious in its efforts for a technology turnaround. The retailer announced today the winners of its Startup + Developer Challenge, a code-a-thon designed to foster digital innovation and enhance the Shop Your Way interactive shopping experience, the company said in a news release.

More than 150 participants competed throughout three days for the chance to see their application brought to life by Sears, with Team Omega Ortega landing the grand prize (a test budget from Sears) for The Chore Score.

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NASA Captures Radar Images of Huge Asteroid Near Earth (Photo)

SPACE.comMiriam Kramer


 


Radar Images obtained Aug 8, 2013 of Asteroid 2005 WK4. The Asteroid is 660-980 feet/200-300 meters across.

NASA scientists captured detailed radar views of a huge asteroid as it whizzed by Earth earlier this month.

The new radar images show the asteroid 2005 WK4 as it passed Earth on Aug. 8 at a safe distance of 1.93 million miles (3.1 million kilometers), which is about 8.2 times the distance between Earth and the moon. The images revealed the large asteroid to be between 660 and 980 feet across (200 to 300 meters), NASA officials explained in a statement.

NASA captured the asteroid images by using the agency's Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif., a 230-foot (70 m) antenna that can be used to conduct radar astronomy as well as track spacecraft in deep space.

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Top 10 Superfoods for Women

By FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living 

By Hallie Levine Sklar 

Ever wonder if your diet is missing something? Add our expert-approved, eat-right picks to stay lean, healthy, and strong. 

Related: The Good-Skin Diet: 10 Foods for Healthier Skin 

The "Skinny" Steak 
 Red meat has a bad rap. The thing is, it really is good for you. Ideally, go for a cut that is both lean and grass-fed. A recent report from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows that meat from grass-fed cows usually has more conjugated linoleic acid (which has been shown in animal studies to combat cancer) and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than the grain-fed variety. Plus, meat from grass-fed cows is lower in total fat and calories. As long as your serving is a lean cut, such as tenderloin, feel free to make this smart choice two or three times a week, says...  Read More

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Wormhole Is Best Bet for Time Machine, Astrophysicist Says

LiveScience.com 



A model of 'folded' space-time illustrates how a wormhole bridge might form with at least two mouths that are connected to a single throat or tube.
Credit: edobric | Shutterstock

The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines. But according to Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which explains how gravity operates in the universe, real-life time travel isn't just a vague fantasy.

Traveling forward in time is an uncontroversial possibility, according to Einstein's theory. In fact, physicists have been able to send tiny particles called muons, which are similar to electrons, forward in time by manipulating the gravity around them. That's not to say the technology...  Read More

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In bustling Houston, it's a case of 'Build, baby, build!'

Reuters 

 


HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - With Texas one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy, the skyline of swaggering Houston is where the action is as builders and global oil companies, from Phillips 66 to Exxon Mobil Corp, look past previous busts and spend billions on gleaming new buildings.

The U.S. shale oil and gas revolution - which has already changed industries from railroads to pipelines and refineries - is helping drive the voracious appetite for office space needed for the expanding workforce in the world's energy capital.

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The Corvette Stingray Gives More Car for Your Cash

Wall St. Cheat Sheet » Automobiles »
By Justin Lloyd-Miller


Right from the get-go, Chevrolet’s (NYSE:GM) new Corvette had a lot of pressure riding on it. In addition to living up to the standards the Corvette name has made for itself, Chevyicon1.png had to execute the launch in a way that would also stay in line with the company’s strategic directions and increasing regulatory pressures on factors like fuel consumption. Further, the automaker had to offer the full Corvette package at a Corvette price.

Needless to say, it delivered.

Yahoo’s Motoramic blog notes that at its birth in the ’50s, “the Corvette’s sticker price of $3,490 was high but not outlandish for a two-seat sports car — slightly more than a median family’s annual income … Today, the median U.S. family of four earns $51,000 a year, and lo and behold, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starts at $52,000.” ...more

 

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Ben Affleck Working Out Two Hours a Day for Batman Role in Man of Steel Sequel

Us Weekly 

 

The Jacked Crusader! Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman oppositeHenry Cavill's Superman in the planned Man of Steel sequel -- and the Oscar-winning hunk, 41, has already begun intense training to fill the iconic superhero's suit. A source tells Us Weekly that the actor, director and father of three has been working hard to get buff -- training two hours a day to transform his physique.

PHOTOS: Shirtless hunks!

Affleck's surprise casting in the DC Comics-based film was announced late Thursday, Aug. 22 by Warner Bros. "We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent,," explainedGreg Silverman, Warner Bros.' president of creative development and worldwide production.
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