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Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body’s “biological clock” that actively represses inflammatory …

Canada receives warm welcome at Rio 2016 opening ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada’s Olympic team marched into Maracana Stadium to loud cheers at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.<p>Rosie MacLennan, …

Dallas Mourns Slain Police Officers: Pictures

Los Angeles

CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels

American-armed rebels are in deep trouble in Aleppo. Washington’s response: Escalate the fight—between the U.S. military and intelligence communities.<p>…

What your walk really says about you

We often think we can read someone’s personality from their gait – but while many of those assumptions are wrong, your walk may nevertheless reveal the one thing you are trying to hide.<p>If you saw a man walk into a bar with a John Wayne swagger, you might assume that he’s a confident, tough kind of …

Before calling others “fantastically corrupt”, Britain must remember its own bloody, colonial history

The recent debacle of David Cameron’s filmed condemnation of Nigerian and Afghan corruption and the Queen’s remark on Chinese officials’ rudeness highlights the persistence of imperial thinking in Britain. There seems to be a continuing assumption within the British establishment that it sets an …

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

Nearly 83 years ago this month, Hitler secretly began rearming the Nazis in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.<p>In 1934, Hitler told Nazi military leaders that 1942 was the target year for going to war in the east.<p>Hitler's engineers secretly developed ambitious projects and rapidly produced …

Beyond ISIS: The Folly of World War IV

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Assume that the hawks get their way -- that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what?<p>Answering that question requires taking seriously the outcomes of other recent U.S. interventions in the Greater Middle East. In …

This Heroic Captain Defied His Orders and Stopped America From Starting World War III

It’s truly amazing that anybody survived the Cold War.<p>Over the past decade numerous stories have come out about Soviet and American military …

War

What If They Gave a War and Everyone Came?

<b>What Could Possibly Go Wrong (October 2015 Edition)</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>What if the U.S. had not invaded Iraq in 2003? How would things be different in the Middle East today? Was Iraq, in the words of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the "worst foreign policy blunder" in American …

Diply

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End of ISIS? Putin 'sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State'

GETTY • IGPutin is reportedly ramping up his military mission in Syria<p>The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take …

So much worse than Auschwitz: “People not very different from us murdered other people not very different from us at close quarters”

One concentration camp is remembered as shorthand for the entire Holocaust. That lets us paper over true horrors<p>Auschwitz symbolizes the intention to murder all Jews under German control, and Jews from every corner of the German empire were murdered in its gas chambers. Some Jews survived Auschwitz …

We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

<b>Former President Bush holding hands with the late Saudi King Abdullah, during a visit to Bush's Texas ranch in 2005. (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>Raymond William Baker<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

World Trade Center

West turns on Moscow over Russian troops in Syria

Increased Russian support for Assad regime "will complicate search for peace" say Nato leaders<p>The West rounded on Russia last night after Syrian officials confirmed President Vladimir Putin had sent more troops to support the embattled Assad regime, saying it would worsen the civil war.<p>Both Russia …

Middle East

Vladimir Putin confirms Russian military involvement in Syria's civil war

Russian president talks of desire for "international coalition" to fight terrorism and extremism and does not rule out possibility of direct military intervention in Syria<p>Russia is providing “serious” training and logistical support to the Syrian army, Vladimir Putin has said, in the first public …

Why did the Second World War happen?

Could more intelligent diplomacy on Britain’s part have saved Europe from a devastating war? Laurence Rees examines the evidence.<p><i>This article was</i> …

Remembrance Day

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Education

White House monitoring reports Russian military is in Syria

US says any form of support for President Bashar al-Assad is 'destabilising and counterproductive'<p>The White House on Thursday said it was closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, warning such actions, if confirmed, would be "destabilising and …

Middle East

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

Ferguson, in their own words

In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>One year ago, the St. Louis suburb became the focus of national attention …

Justice

How the Bobby Ryan trade is a big win for the Ducks two years later

After signing Jakob Silfverberg to what should be a bargain contract extension on Friday, the Bobby Ryan trade is looking like a big winner for the …

US carries out first drone strike in Syria from Turkey

<b>The US has carried out its first air strike on so-called Islamic State in Syria from a base in Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman has said.</b><p>An unmanned aircraft - or drone - was used on Monday, Captain Jeff Davis confirmed. He did not give any specific details about the target.<p>The US is also preparing for …