Al Bawaba - Editor's Choice https://www.albawaba.com/rss/all/robots.txt en U.S. Scientists Say Musical Gadget Tells You Which Drugs to Stay Away From https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/us-scientists-say-musical-gadget-tells-you-which-drugs-stay-away-1187982 <p><strong>What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death?</strong></p> <p>Scientists at the University of California have developed a new sensor, based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument, that can be used to identify substances, including a poisonous chemical sometimes mistakenly added to medicines.</p> <p>The mbira-like sensor, which can be constructed from off-the-shelf or discarded materials, could offer pharmacists and consumers in the developing world inexpensive protection from counterfeit drugs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/us-scientists-say-musical-gadget-tells-you-which-drugs-stay-away-1187982" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/shutterstock_1181403316.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://aawsat.com/english" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/425.png" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/us-scientists-say-musical-gadget-tells-you-which-drugs-stay-away-1187982" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:00:00 +0000 1187982 at https://www.albawaba.com California Hip Dancers Shows Impressive Jives on Their Wedding https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/california-hip-dancers-shows-impressive-jives-their-wedding-1187884 <p><strong>A pair of professional dancers treated their wedding guests to an incredible dance floor routine on their big day.</strong></p> <p>Janelle Ginestra, 29, and William Adams, 30, tied the knot earlier this month in Huntington Beach, California.</p> <p>During their wedding reception, the bride and groom, who met in October 2009 at a dance rehearsal, showed off their impressive moves during a phenomenal, eight-minute dance number caught on video.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/california-hip-dancers-shows-impressive-jives-their-wedding-1187884" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/504F4FEA00000578-6169693-Look_During_the_ceremony_Janelle_wore_an_off_the_shoulder_slit_w-m-95_1537213675179.jpg" alt="During the ceremony, Janelle wore an off-the-shoulder slit white gown, while her groom went for a black outfit with a white blazer (Instagram)" title="During the ceremony, Janelle wore an off-the-shoulder slit white gown, while her groom went for a black outfit with a white blazer (Instagram)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/california-hip-dancers-shows-impressive-jives-their-wedding-1187884" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:00:00 +0000 1187884 at https://www.albawaba.com E-Cigs Clever Way for American Teens to Marijuana https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/e-cigs-clever-way-american-teens-marijuana-1187844 <p><strong>E-cigarettes are fast becoming a clever way for American teens to use pot, with a new survey showing that nearly a third of high school e-cig users have vaped marijuana.</strong></p> <p>The survey involved nearly 20,700 middle and high school students from both public and private institutions. The goal was to gain fresh insight into vaping, which has been the most popular means for smoking among American youth since 2014.</p> <p>One of every 11 students overall said he or she had ever used marijuana in an e-cigarette.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/e-cigs-clever-way-american-teens-marijuana-1187844" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/shutterstock_1177998106.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.upi.com/" title="UPI " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI " border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2018. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/e-cigs-clever-way-american-teens-marijuana-1187844" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:00:00 +0000 1187844 at https://www.albawaba.com Jamaica Bans Plastic Bags, Straws & Polystyrene Foam https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/jamaica-bans-plastic-bags-straws-polystyrene-foam-1187840 <p><strong>The Jamaican government this week announced a ban on plastic bags, straws and polystyrene foam set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, becoming the latest nation to strongly restrict the use of single-use products known to have ill effects on the environment.</strong></p> <p>Daryl Vaz, Jamaica's Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, said the move is part of an international effort to reduce pollution that has plagued the island nation in recent years.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/jamaica-bans-plastic-bags-straws-polystyrene-foam-1187840" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/shutterstock_1177788790.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.upi.com/" title="UPI " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI " border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2018. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/jamaica-bans-plastic-bags-straws-polystyrene-foam-1187840" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:00:00 +0000 1187840 at https://www.albawaba.com Cuban Leader Supports Same-Sex Marriage https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/cuban-leader-supports-same-sex-marriage-1187686 <p><strong>Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said he supports a constitutional change to legalize same-sex marriage.</strong></p> <p>The Cuban leader made the remarks to Venezuela-based Telesur Sunday.</p> <p>"The approach of recognizing marriage between two people, without limitations, responds to a problem of eliminating all types of discrimination in society," he said.</p> <p>"Let's not give way to any kind of discrimination in society."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/cuban-leader-supports-same-sex-marriage-1187686" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/shutterstock_1173679711ghy.jpg" alt="Novel image of two-men in bridal wear (Shutterstock/File Photo)" title="Novel image of two-men in bridal wear (Shutterstock/File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.upi.com/" title="UPI " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI " border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2018. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/cuban-leader-supports-same-sex-marriage-1187686" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0000 1187686 at https://www.albawaba.com Black Snake Slithered Inside Philippines Airport Creating Panic https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/black-snake-slithered-inside-philippines-airport-creating-panic-1187948 <p><strong>A black rat snake made its way inside an airport in the Philippines and created panic among passengers seated in the waiting area.</strong></p> <p>The snake sneaked into the main departure lounge of Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport terminal after passing through airport security as terrified passengers ran for cover. Video of the shocking incident shows one member of airport security staff using a long pole to pin the snake down before another stuffs it into a plastic bag.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/black-snake-slithered-inside-philippines-airport-creating-panic-1187948" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/shutterstock_1170813142.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/black-snake-slithered-inside-philippines-airport-creating-panic-1187948" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:42:40 +0000 1187948 at https://www.albawaba.com Woman Who Secretly Shaved Face Decides to Go Natural as 'Bearded Lady' https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/woman-who-secretly-shaved-face-decides-go-natural-bearded-lady-1188032 <p><strong>A woman who spent ten years secretly shaving her face has finally decided to ditch the razors and go naturel after being inspired by fellow 'bearded ladies'.</strong></p> <p>Jessica Moore, 36, from Newburg, Pennsylvania, has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – where excess levels of male hormones can cause increased facial hair.</p> <p>The massage therapist spent years battling to hide her beard, with her self-esteem plummeting to rock bottom as she was forced to endure strangers doing a double-take when they saw her in the street.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/woman-who-secretly-shaved-face-decides-go-natural-bearded-lady-1188032" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/4357412-6179623-image-a-53_1537260158974.jpg" alt="Jessica Moore (dailymail.co.uk)" title="Jessica Moore (dailymail.co.uk)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/woman-who-secretly-shaved-face-decides-go-natural-bearded-lady-1188032" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:25:58 +0000 1188032 at https://www.albawaba.com Woman Charged With Blasphemy at Dubai Court https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/woman-charged-blasphemy-dubai-court-1188008 <p><strong>A woman disrespected Islam during a brawl in Dubai, a court has heard.</strong></p> <p>The woman was charged with blasphemy at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday.</p> <p>The incident took place on January 23 and a case was registered at the Bur Dubai police station. Prosecutors referred the Jordanian sound technician, 31, to trial under the federal law against discrimination and hatred of 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/woman-charged-blasphemy-dubai-court-1188008" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/shutterstock_1177286626.jpg" alt="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" title="(Shutterstock/File Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com" title="Khaleej Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/44.png" title="Khaleej Times" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2018 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/woman-charged-blasphemy-dubai-court-1188008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:08:07 +0000 1188008 at https://www.albawaba.com Feminist Guru Germaine Greer Says "Inconsiderate" Sex is Worse Than Rape https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/feminist-guru-germaine-greer-says-inconsiderate-sex-worse-rape-1187988 <p><strong>Constant 'unconsiderate' sex with a partner can be worse than being raped by a stranger, writer Germaine Greer has claimed.</strong></p> <p>The feminist has recently published an essay called On Rape which has caused outrage for suggesting there is a 'spectrum' the crime can be committed on.</p> <p>Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, she described being raped by a stranger as 'bloody bad luck' but added it may not affect a woman's entire life in the way that abuse by a loved one can.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/feminist-guru-germaine-greer-says-inconsiderate-sex-worse-rape-1187988" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/DnXw8_hVsAAP_k6.jpg" alt="Germaine Greer (Twitter)" title="Germaine Greer (Twitter)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/feminist-guru-germaine-greer-says-inconsiderate-sex-worse-rape-1187988" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:52:52 +0000 1187988 at https://www.albawaba.com 'Lame Orgies' and LSD at Burning Man Festival https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/sex-culture-not-so-great-nevada-1187978 <p><strong>A first-time Burning Man reveler has recounted that while the festival has its wild side, revelers complained that its orgies were 'lame'.</strong></p> <p>Business Insider writer Zoe Bernard went to the eight-day arts and culture festival last month to write about how wild the event, that attracts 70,000 revelers, really is.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/editorchoice/sex-culture-not-so-great-nevada-1187978" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="https://www.albawaba.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Loop/DnV2cVUUwAECa4v.jpg" alt="Burning Man (Twitter)" title="Burning Man (Twitter)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/sex-culture-not-so-great-nevada-1187978" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:12:27 +0000 1187978 at https://www.albawaba.com