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6 Surprising Foods and Drinks You Should Never Eat Together

Some foods play really well together. Take these 13 health-boosting food combos, for example. Their chemical compounds merge to create a turbo-charged nutritional symbiosis. It's a beautiful and tasty thing. Other foods, however, don't play so nice together—we're talking combos that leave you …

The Top Five Supplements You Should Not Take

Dietary supplements are big business. They are promoted for all sorts of health benefits, including weight loss, memory enhancement, body building and cancer prevention. Many of the claims featured on websites and product packaging are not true, but that doesn’t seem to stop supplement makers from …

Alzheimer's Disease

Black hole witnessed for the first time annihilating star over just weeks - Science News - ABC News

Astronomers have witnessed for the first time a star the size of our Sun being completely ripped apart and destroyed by a supermassive black hole.<p>The …

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

These armed civilians are patrolling the border to keep Islamic State out of America

Tim "Nailer" Foley was more than 5,000 miles away from Paris when Islamic State terrorists launched a series of coordinated attacks throughout the French capital, killing 130 people and injuring hundreds more. But Foley - a former construction foreman who now spends his days with a band of heavily …

Google has received nearly 350,000 URL removal requests so far

In May 2014, Google complied with the EU's ruling that enabled citizens to request certain URLs to be removed from search results.<p>A year and a half …

Crime

Jihadism is not nihilism: What everyone gets wrong about ISIS

Religious fanaticism is a consequence of faith, not of losing faith. It’s important that we make the distinction<p>Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith. In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term …

Middle East

It’s not in the Bible, nor in Koran: Putin signs law exempting holy books from extremism checks

<i>“The Bible, the Koran, the Tanakh and the Kangyur… their contents and quotations cannot be recognized as extremist materials,”</i> the amended national …

DEA maps of El Chapo Guzmán control of US drug market

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel is arguably the most powerful drug-trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere — and in the world.<p>As of 2013, the DEA believed that the cartel supplied "80% of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine — with a street value of $3 billion — …

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57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Jihadism Is Not Nihilism

In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term from 19th century European intellectual history. They're being too clever by half.<p>"Extremist nihilism" is what Barack Obama has called ISIS's ideology. In the second Democratic debate, Hillary …

A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Designed by John Briscella using Autodesk software, the Optimal Bow would be perfect for a cybernetic Katniss Everdeen.<p>Humans have been building bows for thousands of years–there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years–but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John …

The Best Super Foods for Every Skin Issue

You know the age-old saying: you are what you eat—and if we’re talking prevalent skin ailments like wrinkles, acne, and dryness amongst others, the …

Nutritionists Recommend the Perfect Dinner Equation For Weight Loss

Want to know how the last meal of the day can help you drop pounds? We've enlisted the expertise of two nutritionists — Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition — to share the perfect equation for what to eat for supper to help you lose weight. Follow their advice below to …

Anonymous has begun publishing personal details of suspected ISIS extremists

The activist collective is assembling lists of the Twitter accounts and websites of extremists, in an attempt to have them taken down. At least one post seen by The Independent contains details including the physical address of a person it says is an ISIS recruiter in Europe.<p>Activists claim to have …

Charlie Hebdo

There are 6 quintillion gallons of water hiding in the Earth's crust

Most of us think of the water cycle as something that occurs above ground: water falls from the sky, evaporates back into the atmosphere and then condenses into rain or snow once again.<p>But the water that's above ground is just a fraction of our planet's total water story.<p>Hidden in the Earth's crust …

Snorkeling

The Intelligent Athlete's Guide to Fueling Performance

If you don’t understand calories, macronutrients, and the value of whole foods, <b>you’ll never progress from average Joe to elite athlete.</b> …

Syrian Dictator Who Helped ISIS Rise Now Exploiting Paris Attacks

WASHINGTON -- A man widely understood to be one of the chief drivers of the rise of the Islamic State wants the world to work with him following the extremist group's attacks on Paris Friday.<p>Syrian President Bashar Assad told reporters Saturday that "mistaken policies" by the French government -- a …

In 1987 al-Qaeda Master Spy Tells Fort Bragg Officers the Goal of Radical Islam Is to Set Up an "Islamic State"

In the years leading to the 9/11 attacks, no single agent of al Qaeda was more successful in compromising the U.S. intelligence community than a former Egyptian army captain turned CIA operative, Special Forces advisor, and FBI informant named Ali Aboeulseoud Mohamed.<p>Spying first for the Central …

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in neuroscience today. It refers to techniques that use genetic modification of cells so they can be manipulated with light. The net result …

Who is Jihadi John, and how did Mohammed Emwazi become the symbol of Isil?

As a boy he was a fan of Manchester United and the pop group S Club 7 and his greatest ambition was to become a footballer.<p>But by the time he reached his mid-twenties Mohammed Emwazi had adopted a very different career path - establishing himself as a feared and brutal jihadi killer at the service …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

Black Holes

6 Superfoods Your Grandmother Ate -- That You Should Too

Back in her day, Grandma probably had no idea what "eating clean" was. And even if you tried explaining it to her, she'd probably say she didn't give a hoot. Still, her diet wasn't all Salisbury steak and Jell-O salad. Your granny and her gang ate plenty of foods that were actually really healthy, …

13 foods that you didn't know contained gluten

But while research suggests that the majority of people don't need to avoid gluten, for people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which gluten damages the small intestine, a gluten-free diet is necessary to avoid some nasty symptoms.<p>Going gluten-free means, yes, avoiding breads and …

Gluten-Free

This map shows the most dangerous countries for tourists to visit

In the wake of the Russian plane crash in which all 224 passengers and crew on board were killed, tourists are being warned of the countries that have been designated unsafe to travel to.<p>The map below, created by Statista, shows the 18 countries the Foreign Office advises British travellers should …

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