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Turkey says it will press ahead with all out attack on Kurdish held city of Afrin in Syria

Turkey said Friday that it would press ahead with a full scale assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria despite pleas from the US to hold back.<p>Ankara has been threatening for days to send its forces into Afrin, a Syrian district near the Turkish border controlled by Kurdish forces who are …

Middle East

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Lava spills from volcano in the Philippines

The Philippines' most active volcano has begun erupting again, after thousands of people on the main island of Luzon were earlier forced to evacuate.

Turner Broadcasting

How John Young smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space

While John Young, who died on Jan. 5 at age 87, is famous for his Apollo 16 moonwalks and his role as commander of the first space shuttle mission, the NASA astronaut is also remembered for a small scandal he triggered with a sneaky act: smuggling a corned-beef sandwich into space.<p>Young slipped the …

How to Stay Alert Without Caffeine - Try These Science-Based Tricks Next Time You're Tired

Skip that second coffee.<p>Even after a good night's sleep, all it takes is one rough commute or frustrating meeting to majorly wear us down.<p>That's …

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Universe

The Endangered Species Act Is at Risk of Being Dismantled

Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the US government has played a critical role in protecting endangered and threatened species.<p>But …

Endangered Species

This Huge Study Is The Best Evidence Yet That Your Personality Changes Over Time

You're gonna be different when you're old.<p>You might be fundamentally <i>you</i> for your entire life, but don't expect your personality to stay the …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness