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U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

Why Are People with a Higher IQ More Likely to Consume Cannabis?

Scientific research studies from the <b>University of London</b> have found that people with a higher IQ are more likely, among other things, to consume …

AT&T Helped NSA Track Internet Traffic, Report Says

WASHINGTON — Telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed …

Drought-stricken California’s San Joaquin Valley is sinking, NASA says

It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie that somehow fuses the dangers of drought, earthquakes and overpopulation — “Mad Max” meets “Soylent Green.”<p>First, we burned too many fossil fuels. Planet Earth heated up. Meanwhile, in a beautiful state known for its endless sunshine, legislators made it …

Gunmen in uniform kill ally of Burundi President Nkurunziza | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing military uniforms shot dead a former Burundian security chief and close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday, the presidency said, heightening tensions after a disputed presidential poll.<p>Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks during a news …

Biden: Chattanooga shooter was 'perverted jihadist'

<b>US Vice-President Joe Biden has said the killing of four marines and a sailor in Chattanooga in July was the work of a "perverted jihadist", despite no official determination of motive.</b><p>Speaking at a memorial service in the Tennessee town, Mr Biden also called the suspect a "perverse ideologue".<p>US …

Benghazi case focuses attention on US interrogation strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a suspected militant was captured last year to face charges for the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, he …

Obama to propose tougher energy regulations to target climate change

President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.<p>A year after …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Photos Show A Rare Glimpse Of The 'Real' North Korea

But do pictures ever tell the truth?<p>It's no mystery why North Korea is known as the Hermit Kingdom. The government, officially called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, relies on a combination of isolation and propaganda to communicate its image to its citizens and the world. Because it's …

Ferguson: Tyrone Harris 'shown drawing gun' in video before shooting

White militiamen roam Ferguson with rifles while black men wrongly arrested<p>Read more<p>Police in St Louis, Missouri, have released dramatic surveillance footage they say shows a teenager pulling a firearm from his waistband shortly before he is alleged to have opened fire on officers in Ferguson.<p>The …

The counterintuitive secret to weight loss Coca-Cola doesn’t want you to know

A new campaign urges us to focus on getting more exercise. Reams of data tell us that’s not enough<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>August 12, 2015 5:28pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Don’t stress too much about cutting calories if you want to shed pounds—focus on getting more …

19 Weather Boners That Will Get You Sopping Wet

The weather can be so predicktable, right?

Your Next Whiskey May Come from Space

Space alcohol could be even better than Earth alcohol.<p>Suntory, Japan's oldest whiskey distillery and producer of various other beverages, has announced that it's going to work with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to study the "development of mellowness in alcoholic beverage through …

Highly active volcano erupts on Indian Ocean island amid frenzy over plane debris

Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.<p>As the volcano spewed red-hot lava high up in the air in Reunion's southeastern …

How the Saffron Trade Helps Criminals Smuggle Wealth Out of Iran

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Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

Excessive use of antibiotics in livestock is creating huge problems. Here’s how to fix it.

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Grist</i><i>.</i><p>You’ve probably heard some controversy about antibiotics being used on farm animals — what’s the deal?<p>First, it’s important to clarify what we’re actually worried about. If you’re grossed out by the idea of antibiotics in your meat, don’t worry, that isn’t really the …

Microbiology

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

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