Science


 Nina Jablonski and her husband and collaborator, George Chaplin, go over their map of predicted skin color.
Nina Jablonski
Nina Jablonski and her husband and collaborator, George Chaplin, go over their map of predicted skin color.

Research shows our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D

The vitamin is important for bone health, safe pregnancies and a strong immune system.


 Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli contain the anticancer molecule sulforaphane.

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent some cancers

The University of Pittsburgh plans to begin clinical trials this year to determine if the extract can block head and neck cancers.


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S.C. paper wins key Pulitzer Prize

The small-circulation newspaper in Charleston, S.C., on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, journalism’s top award.



6 men charged with planning to join Islamic State

6 Somali-American men from Minnesota were charged Monday with planning to join the Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria.


 

World


Yemen airstrike carnage mounts

A Saudi-led airstrike Monday in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, is said to have killed at least 25 people, and over 350 were reported to be hurt.



EU vows more aid for migrants as peril in Mediterranean grows

Officials were mobilizing Monday to an emergency meeting after what was feared may be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant loss of life.


 
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Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Beware when Pretty Skinny Blond Women attack

Pretty Skinny Blond Women are ruining the world, one rant at a time.



Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.


 

Early Returns


14th Ward Dems back Fitzgerald, but not his slate

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty speak April 16, 2015, during their


Pawlowski running for Senate?

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (allentownmayor.com) Our friend Laura Olson of the Allentown Morning Call, along with her



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