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  • Rome police pit Twitter against crazy parking

    Rome police pit Twitter against crazy parking

    The creativity of Italians in parking their cars and scooters – on traffic islands, the pavement or simply in the middle of the street – knows few limits. But now police in the capital Rome have enlisted the power of social media to help them get to grips with the endemic problem.... Read More »

  • Study suggests kids should unplug before sleep

    Study suggests kids should unplug before sleep

    Kids who regularly plugged into social networking sites before bedtime reported sleeping nearly an hour less on school nights than those who rarely connected online, a new study shows. “Using technology in the bedroom may result in sleep loss, delays in initiating sleep, daytime sleepiness... Read More »

  • A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

    A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

    By Catherine Woodiwiss, Associate Web Editor at Sojourners.  I wasn’t really expecting painful things to happen to me. I knew that pain was a part of life, but — thanks in part to a peculiar blend of “God-has-a-plan” Southern roots, a suburban “Midwestern nice” upbringing, and a... Read More »

  • Elvis Is Dead? Nobody Told the Aussies

    Elvis Is Dead? Nobody Told the Aussies

    Elias Jamhour has a problem. He’s bigger than Elvis. Or at least that’s the case on a train departing Sydney for one of the unlikeliest Elvis festivals on the planet. As the tribute artist gyrates through the carriages on a seven-hour journey into the Australian countryside, the... Read More »

  • Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel hint at Genesis reunion

    Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel hint at Genesis reunion

    In an interview with the German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag, former Genesis member Phil Collins indicated that he was “thinking about doing new stuff” and possibly playing “some shows again, even with Genesis.” A few weeks later, his former bandmate Peter Gabriel confided to... Read More »

  • Medical emergency motivates couple to lose 538 pounds

    Medical emergency motivates couple to lose 538 pounds

    At work one day, IT consultant Justin Shelton suddenly began to feel ill. A few hours later, he was in the emergency room, and doctors told him he might have a kidney infection. They just needed to run a scan to confirm the diagnosis. The next words were a cold reality check: The imaging machine... Read More »

  • Can Robots Better Spot Terrorists at Airports?

    Can Robots Better Spot Terrorists at Airports?

    Next to have their jobs automated: airport-security screeners? Aviation and government authorities are starting to use machines in lieu of people to verify the identities of fliers by scanning their faces, irises or fingerprints. Dozens of airports in Europe, Australia and the U.S. already employ... Read More »

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