Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

BEIJING (Reuters) – Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the “temperature” of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system.

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Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, baby


He’s back.

After months out of the spotlight, Barack Obama spoke at his first campaign rally, backing New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in front of a crowd of Democrats on Thursday night.

Following dribs and drabs of commentary online, Obama returned to full voice at the event, where there was plenty of Trump shade — even though the current president’s name wasn’t mentioned.

NOW: Former Pres. Obama campaigns for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in Newark

— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 19, 2017 Read more…

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New IOF Compendium documents osteoporosis, its management and global burden

On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis. The ‘IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis’ will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of musculoskeletal health.

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Derek Carr hits Michael Crabtree with no time left as Oakland Raiders drop Kansas City Chiefs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining, lifting the Oakland Raiders to a stunning 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

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'Gorgeous': Taylor Swift just dropped a new song from 'Reputation'


Swifties, we’ve got another one.

Taylor Swift has dropped a brand new track from her highly anticipated sixth album Reputation, dubbed “Gorgeous.”

It’s the third track released from the pop monarch’s upcoming album, following “Look What You Made Me Do,” and “Ready for It,” released earlier this year.

Have a listen:

With a vibe akin to Yazoo’s ’80s classic “Only You,” it’s a track that throws back to more pop-sensitive singles like 1989‘s “Blank Space,” — pretty different from the Peaches-meets-Fergie lead single, and thumper of a follow-up. Read more…

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NLCS: Enrique Hernandez belts 3 HRs; Los Angeles Dodgers win NL pennant

Enrique Hernandez homered three times, including a grand slam, and drove in seven runs, and Clayton Kershaw pitched six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first National League pennant since 1988.

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KFC follows only 11 people on Twitter, for one mindblowing reason


KFC is very selective about who it follows on Twitter.  

This international fast food brand, owned by Yum! Brands, Inc., has strict standards, unlike the people who eat its $5 Fill Ups. 

One dude on Twitter discovered this and couldn’t believe it. He’s going to need some time to recover, and maybe a bucket of chicken. 

Are you ready for this? Here we go:  

.@KFC follows 11 people.

Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb

11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this.

— Edge (@edgette22) October 19, 2017

KABOOOOOOM. Using my powers of investigative journalism, I clicked on KFC’s Twitter page and confirmed it’s true. The brand follows every Spice Girl and six guys named Herb.  Read more…

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