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Nature Scenes: Do the seven deadly sins apply to animals? Gluttony often destroys one’s own health ... Somehow, I don’t think the slow-moving African spurred tortoise really is lazy. His genes dictate that he move slowly. He isn’t lazy, but can appear that way. Well, in reality, we can’t make animals ... 09/15/2014 - 9:05 am | View Link
Dam removals: Rivers on the run As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into ... huge floods of water and decades of accumulated sediment. Some efforts take a slow path, restoring river flow over months or years. Others use explosives and other engineering ... 07/30/2014 - 6:18 am | View Link
Turn up the heat and turn on nature’s natural healing powers Think cooking your food always destroys its nutrients? Think again ... When cooking meats, use the “slow method”. Meats like chicken that are cooked in liquid at moderate to low temperatures develop fewer cell-damaging compounds know as “AGEs ... 06/26/2014 - 3:55 pm | View Link
Swamped by nature’s forces The penalty for underestimating that sea power can be fatal, while the slow but unstoppable creep of inland flooding as it destroys farms, houses and whole environments must be mind-breaking to all but the most stoic of sufferers. We should not get too ... 02/14/2014 - 7:31 pm | View Link
Sunday Science: Art & Nature Series Ziemann: "It really works one, with their observation skills. So getting them to slow down, stop, and look. And then to be able to replicate it. And it's just fun. And we have fun with preschoolers through older elementary kids." Reporter: "I bet. 01/24/2014 - 7:13 am | View Link
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Those who remain hopeful about the future of the Chinese economy got some extra evidence to bolster their case today. On Tuesday, the government announced that GDP in the third quarter rose by a slightly better-than-expected 7.3%.
But don’t get too excited. That 7.3% is the slowest quarterly pace in five years — since the depths of the recession after the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis.
Athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years imprisonment for the Valentine’s Day killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steemkamp.
The 27-year-old double-amputee was found guilty of culpable homicide after shooting Steenkamp through the toilet door of his home in Pretoria on Feb. 14, 2013.
The “Blade Runner,” as Pistorius is known due to his trademark prosthetic limbs, claims he thought an intruder lurked inside, but the state maintained that he shot four times with the intention of killing Steenkamp after the couple had argued.
The South African was acquitted of murder by Judge Thokozile Masipa last month after a high-profile trial that was televised around the world.
In sentencing Pistorius, Masipa said she weighed, “The personal circumstances of the accused and interests of society.”
She added: “A non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community, but a long sentence would also not be appropriate.”
Pistorius made history as the first Paralympian to compete against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
On Tuesday at South Africa's Pretoria High Court, Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Masipa also gave the double-amputee runner a three-year suspended sentence for an unrelated charge of recklessly firing a gun in a crowded restaurant.
An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said. …