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5 Insane Things Science Just Found Out About the Human Body

After centuries of cutting each other open and rigorously documenting the prizes found inside, you would think we human beings would have discovered …

Stem Cells

560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed, mostly in a Saudi-led air campaign and battles …

Without vultures, fate of Parsi 'sky burials' uncertain | Health

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> It is a thorny issue that beleaguers this fast diminishing community daily - how to preserve a 3,000-year-old ritual of giving "sky burials" to the Parsi dead amid a nearly extinct vulture population?<p>In 1931, in the wildernesses of the Malabar hills overlooking the financial capital …

'Everyday disasters' driving flight from Sundarbans

SAGAR ISLAND, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The end for Shibshankar Pal’s hopes of clinging to his home in India’s Sundarban islands came the night of July 14, 2014, when surging seas advanced on the house he had just reconstructed following floods a year earlier.<p>Devotees arrive to celebrate …

By sea, by air, by rail: How India is pulling off one of its biggest rescue missions abroad

India is in the midst of one of the largest rescue missions from a foreign country.<p>Codenamed Operation Raahat, the mission was launched in the last week of March to bring back Indians from war-torn Yemen. <i>Raahat</i> means relief in Hindi.<p>“We are sparing no effort. The situation is very complex. The …

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.<p>The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed …

Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of …

Weird

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Private interest as public purpose

Next week the economic agenda of the Narendra Modi government will face its biggest test in Parliament. The controversial Right to Fair Compensation …

4 kids burnt alive in firecracker car

Police said that Rizwan Khan, father of Aksha and Farhan, was loading fireworks into the family’s Maruti Alto car when the incident took place.<p>By: | …

Delhi

China says progress being made on India border talks | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Progress is being made on drawn-out border talks with India, China’s foreign minister said on Sunday, likening the process to climbing a mountain that becomes harder the closer to the summit you get.<p>A man walks inside a conference room used for meetings between military …

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …

War

Energy from dry ice could power human colonies on Mars

A mission to Mars has captured the public's imagination and the possibility of making that second small step has never seemed so close. Current NASA …

Carbon Dioxide

'Jihadi John's' emails revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a controversial question that's sparked debate since officials revealed the identity of the masked man known as Jihadi John.<p>Was Mohammed Emwazi, the man with a British accent who's appeared in numerous ISIS beheading videos, pushed toward extremism by authorities? Or was he someone …

Articles about these 7 lush landscapes will make your winter blues melt away on Dwell.com - Dwell

Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>When couples are in love, it does show everywhere! But the bedroom is perhaps the place where it is expressed the most.<p>The AJOTO pen is a joy to hold and use—a perfectly balanced writing instrument to …

17 Inane Dude Texts Decoded

Maybe. Possibly.<p>Because deciphering clunky male texts is like figuring out from the tone of Lassie's barks if Timmy is trapped in the well.<p>1. "running late<br>be there soon"<p>Running late, be there when you're an old crone with a ferret stole wrapped around your neck, telling some poor bystander that you …

NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf …

6 spring break alternatives to help you change the world

Spring break is a time-honored college tradition that isn't complete without the beach, booze and bumming around, right?<p>Not necessarily. If you're …

Costa Rica

Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1149000/1149276_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537186372_4fd8f03a836d2964ae4fb8252222a49a<p><b>Iraqi government forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the city from Islamic State (IS).</b><p>A force of about …

Middle East

Netanyahu defends decision to address Congress: 'Today we are no longer silent'

In speech to American Israel Public Affairs Committee the Israeli prime minister insists visit to Congress is necessary to control Iran’s nuclear potential<p>An undaunted Binyamin Netanyahu has defended his decision to defy the White House and accept an invitation from Republican leader John Boehner …

You Have to Cut Your Hair to Grow It Out, and 8 Other Beauty Ironies

Weird but true.<p>Everyone <i>dies</i> for a <i>Gift of the Magi</i> moment, but if you stop and think about it, we've already got enough Maupassant material in our lives, thank you very much.<p>Before we get into these weird-but-neat, counterintuitive findings, just remember this: When you stop worrying about your puny …

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

I am one of those people who will be unlikely to finish writing this paragraph without checking my Twitter account, staring out the window blankly, …

Mindfulness

10 Sex Truths They Don't Teach You in High School

You learned nothing—NOTHING.<p>Eleventh grade health class left us with a lot of unanswered questions—primarily, since when is a gym teacher qualified to demonstrate all the intricacies of birth control and sex? Seriously, if people like Coach Carr are teaching the future leaders of the America about …

Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

Xiaomi is back with another reminder that it doesn’t just make phones. (Despite dethroning Samsung as the top selling smartphone company in China.) Xiaomi’s latest device is a GoPro-like camera which, as we’ve come to expect, is selling for a fraction of its U.S. rival’s price.<p>A GoPro Hero, the …

ISIS releases Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

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