Nyad nearing end of NYC swim, raises $72K

NEW YORK: Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is entering the final hours of her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Aircraft noise linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

LONDON: Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise near busy international airports has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and strokes in two separate studies from Britain and the United

Passenger lands light aircraft after pilot falls ill

LONDON: A passenger with no flying experience made an emergency landing in a light aircraft in Britain after the pilot became ill, officials said Wednesday.

Scientists who took chemistry into cyberspace win Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM: Three US scientists won the Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have revolutionized research in areas fr

Haj: A manifestation of human unity

JEDDAH: The annual Haj pilgrimage to Makkah is one of the important pillars of Islam.

Higgs particle scientists win physics Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM: Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, ev

Ethical issues as scientists peek into baby genes

WASHINGTON: Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby’s blood to map her genetic code.

Malcolm Gladwell book cheers underdogs

Here are some facts to chew on: About one in three highly successful entrepreneurs — including the founders of JetBlue, Charles Schwab and Kinkos — are dyslexic.

Arab News conversation

Each day on Facebook Arab News asks readers for their input on topics of the day that affect expatriates and Saudis in Saudi Arabia and the world in general.

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

NEW YORK: People don’t just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter.

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