Thursday, August 16, 2012

16-Aug-2012 22:57

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Olympic Games closing ceremony :: Best of British closing ceremony
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19238324#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 13 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19243022#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

Beauty Queen Dragged Out of Bed Nude by Mistaken Deputies: Lawsuit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BgMBiQUULIc/tagblogsfindlawcom2012-legallyweird-idUS259228371320120804

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition

Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/europe/italy-cruise-ship-captain/index.html?eref�ition

Tutu: End Sudan's suffering now :: As South Sudan prepares to mark a year since independence, Desmond Tutu says the humanitarian situation must be addressed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/opinion/archbishop-tutu-south-sudan/index.html?eref�ition

'The Elders' seek action in Sudan :: Becky Anderson speaks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson about the situation in Sudan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/07/07/anderson-tutu-robinson-sudan.cnn?eref�ition

The 'Bieber' explanation :: What do the Higgs Boson and Justin Bieber have in common? A physicist's analogy helps explain the discovery.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/god-particle-higgs-boson-bieber.cnn?eref�ition

What is Higgs boson?
:: Scientists say they are almost certain they have proven the existence of the Higgs boson -- a never-before-seen subatomic particle long thought to be a fundamental building block of the universe.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/13/world/europe/higgs-boson-q-and-a/index.html?eref�ition

Physicist explains particle :: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the larger implications of the God Particle's discovery.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/04/nr-intv-michio-kaku-higgs-boson.cnn?eref�ition

Focus turns to cruise industry :: It was one of the worst passenger ship disasters since the sinking of the Titanic a century ago. On January 13, the Costa Concordia was sailing a few hundred meters off the rocky Tuscan coastline of the island of Giglio.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/world/europe/costa-concordia/index.html?eref�ition

Why cruiser sank :: CNN's Dan Rivers investigates what went wrong on the Costa Concordia and what the disaster means for the industry.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/world/covering-costa-concordia/index.html?eref�ition

Photos: The 'God particle' :: Photos: Searching for the 'God particle'
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/gallery/higgs-boson/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Deadly Iran quakes :: Two strong earthquakes hit north-western Iran
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19230221#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Cagefighter 'cures' terrorists :: In the shadow of London's Olympic stadium, home of the Summer Games, is a hotbed of radical fundamentalism dubbed Londonistan, from where al Qaeda has already recruited for some of its most ambitious plots.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/20/world/europe/uk-caging-terror-main/index.html?eref�ition

Floating turbine buoys offshore wind :: Floating wind farms could soon be powering thousands of European homes after a prototype seaborne turbine sailed through technological trials off the coast of Agucadoura, Portugal.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/28/world/windplus-floating-wind-turbine/index.html?eref�ition

Dallas mayor declares emergency over West Nile virus :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HGoaaRJ1xl8/us-usa-health-westnile-idUSBRE87E0ZO20120815

Britain warns Ecuador it could enter embassy to get Assange :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/OR2xJzC8n5A/us-wikileaks-assange-ecuador-idUSBRE87E16N20120815

UPDATE 2-US hypersonic aircraft crashes seconds into military test flight :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/UzRSRdmQIRU/usa-hypersonic-flight-idUSL2E8JFBYF20120815

The vagaries of vegan dating :: Finding a date without meat or dairy
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18833471#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Mo Farah effect :: Viewpoint: How Olympic success can improve image of Somalis
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19256643#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Proud Dereks: Readers lumbered with unfashionable names :: Readers celebrate their unfashionable names
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19275450#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Should obese children be taken into care? :: Should extremely fat children be taken into care?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19267308#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Can claustrophobia be overcome? :: Can claustrophobia be overcome?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19255087#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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