Alexander Besant is a GlobalPost Breaking News Writer and freelance journalist. He is a recent graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism in New York City. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
An ill-written paragraph in a report by the World Health Organization seemed to make the claim that half of all new HIV infections in Greece were self-inflicted to get $950 a month in welfare.
Harvard researchers found that seniors that drank hot cocoa regularly had better memories and performed better on cognitive tests.
The mole rat lives for 30 years or more and does not develop cancer due to sugars that keep cells from clumping.
Researchers in Sweden have found that people applaud because others are doing the same.
The idea is to make Facebook a forum for public conversations and debates, much like Twitter.
The Pakistani Taliban quickly withdrew earlier offers of peace talks after the reported death of its deputy commander, Wali-ur-Rehman, in a drone strike this week.
The man in his 50s was arrested in a neighborhood in southeast London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
It is unclear if the rocket landed on Israeli territory but local residents report hearing the blast.