VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

Image 77192024_77186815.jpg

A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US Army base in Oklahoma.

View article:
VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

Probiotics May Help Prevent Peanut Allergies, Animal Study Shows

Peanuts

Feed-twFeed-fb

Bacteria in the gut can help protect mice against peanut food allergies, according to a new study. The findings suggest that probiotics might help treat or prevent these potentially lethal food allergies in people, researchers say.

Food allergies, which are sometimes deadly immune system reactions to certain foods, currently affect about 15 million people in the United States. Food allergy rates among children rose by about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.

“We’ve seen a generational change in the prevalence of food allergies,” said senior study author Cathryn Nagler, an immunologist at the University of Chicago. “When I was in elementary school, my brothers and I ate peanut butter and jelly for lunch every day. Now, my children’s classrooms are peanut free — it’s estimated that, in the U.S., there are now two children in every classroom with potentially life-threatening allergic responses to food.” Read more…

More about Health, Allergy, Us World, Us, and Health Fitness
Visit site:
Probiotics May Help Prevent Peanut Allergies, Animal Study Shows

Couple celebrate 80 years together

Image 77193034_77191039.jpg

A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.

Continued here:
Couple celebrate 80 years together

IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

Image 77192311_77192125.jpg

The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.

More:
IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

13 Books Every College Kid Can Relate To

Trinity

Feed-twFeed-fb

College is hard. Sometimes, a little inspirational reading makes it easier.

One of the reasons we read is to relate to characters: to recognize parts of ourselves in them and learn something from their lives. When do we need life lessons the most? When we’re in our 20s

Pick up these books for some anecdotes from college-age characters. These books all feature characters who represent various ways of what it’s really like to be in college. Many of these books also follow the characters through life after they graduate

Want more great book recommendations from Mashable? Join MashableReads, Mashable’s social book club. You’ll have the chance to win free copies of new novels, and participate in conversations with various authors. Read more…

More about Books, Lists, College, Lifestyle, and Watercooler
View article:
13 Books Every College Kid Can Relate To

VIDEO: Cole and Cowell back to take on Strictly

Image 77192459_xfactor.jpg

The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

Read More:
VIDEO: Cole and Cowell back to take on Strictly

Abuse report police chief to stay

The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire vows to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

View article:
Abuse report police chief to stay

IMF’s Lagarde ‘under investigation’

Image 77191255_023645493-1.jpg

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.

Read More:
IMF’s Lagarde ‘under investigation’

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Sides Weigh Gains

Gaza6

Feed-twFeed-fb

JERUSALEM — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

The Gaza war — the 3rd round of fighting since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007 — left more than 2,200 people dead, caused widespread destruction in the densely populated coastal territory, and paralyzed large parts of southern Israel during much of the summer.

After more than seven weeks of fighting, the two sides settled for an ambiguous interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm. Hamas, though badly battered, remains in control of Gaza with part of its military arsenal intact. Israel and Egypt will maintain a blockade tightened seven years ago, despite Hamas’ long-running demand that the border restrictions be lifted. Read more…

More about Israel, Gaza, Palestine, Us World, and World
View article:
Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Sides Weigh Gains

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

Image 77186546_hi001438449.jpg

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.

Read this article:
RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice