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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

University of Alberta

This Is What Life In Syria Is Like After Four Years Of War

As the country’s brutal civil war enters its fifth year, more than half of the population have fled their homes and life expectancy has fallen by 20 years. BuzzFeed News spoke to three Syrians about what everyday life is like in such a hellish situation.<p>From the outside, it’s almost impossible to …

Van Gaal on spitting controversy: I can't imagine Evans doing that

The Red Devils boss says he did not see the incident but has backed the defender after he clashed with Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse at St James' Park<p>Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal leapt to the defence of Jonny Evans in the wake of an alleged spitting incident during his side's 1-0 win …

Jose Mourinho happy with Chelsea defending after 'difficult' win

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE<p>Jose Mourinho lauded the battling qualities of his Chelsea side after the Premier League leaders claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win …

Soccer

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Chelsea's Diego Costa - 'I'm not going to change my way of playing'

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE<p>Chelsea striker Diego Costa believes he is already a victim of his own reputation in England but insists he will never change …

Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

Banksy's work is now in the Gaza Strip.<p>The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images that he said were of art he created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory, titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new …

Murals

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A Hard Day's Night Official Remastered Trailer (2014) - The Beatles Movie HD

Trailers

Scientists 'grow' replica of the Crown Jewels

Ingredients from common household items such as drain unblocker, sandpaper and antiseptic cream are used to reproduce the Imperial State Crown<p>Scientists have got their hands on part of the Crown Jewels, by making their own.<p>Leading physicists have grown a replica of the Imperial State Crown, a key …

Jewels

Manny Pacquiao v Floyd Mayweather: How the $250m superfight was made on Miami Heat’s basketball court

Fighters’ chance meeting at basketball game paved way for $250m superbout<p>The £162  million superfight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather may never have been signed if the Filipino’s adviser Micheal Koncz had been able to book Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee on to business class flights from …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Micah Richards: I've turned down Chelsea & Manchester United

The Fiorentina defender reveals that he snubbed the chance to sign for rival clubs earlier in his career and feels that there is no way back for him …

Tony Blair to advise Serbian government, 16 years after bombing Belgrade

Blair will counsel Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic under a deal thought to be funded by United Arab Emirates<p><b>Tony Blair</b> is being paid to advise the Serbian government, it has emerged, despite being one of the leading proponents in NATO’s bombing campaigns against Belgrade during the Kosovo …

NHS should stop buying drugs which cost more than £13,000, researchers say

Academics say the NHS should stop funding for drugs which cost more than £13,000 a year, following controversial research which watchdogs say would 'close the door' on the majority of new treatments<p>The NHS should not spend more than £13,000 a year on drugs for individuals because higher spending …

School lunches around the world - Telegraph

mashed potatoes

Chelsea and Manchester City lead race for Pogba

The Premier League duo are set to go head-to-head to sign the Juventus midfielder in the summer, while Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United are also monitoring the situation<p>By Duncan Castles<p>Chelsea and Manchester City are leading the race to land Paul Pogba in the summer, with the Juventus …