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Big win for coffee lovers — science says it has this very major health benefit

Coffee is one substance that has <i>a lot</i> of nicknames. There’s java, mud, joe, cup o’ joe, caffeine, cuppa, and you most likely have your own special, …

How much groundwater is there?

Scientists have calculated the total volume of water in the Earth's crust for the first time.<p>About six quintillion gallons. That's the amount Earth's …

Apple markets iPad in arts & science education with new profiles

Apple on Tuesday posted two new profiles to its "iPad in Education" subsite as part of an ongoing campaign to promote the tablet's uses in arts and …

K-12

Is software development art or science? GeekWire podcast with Software Engineering Daily

Jeff Meyerson, the host of the podcast Software Engineering Daily, sparked a big debate on GeekWire last week with his piece on coding bootcamps vs. …

UK’s first rooftop geodesic science lab pops up on a girls’ school

1/8<p>Solardome science lab for the Watford Grammar School for Girls<p>A new wave of great female scientists may spring from a UK girls’ school’s amazing …

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Russia pounds IS after confirming bomb caused Egypt crash

President Vladimir Putin pledged to hunt down and "punish" those behind the attack, without blaming any specific group, as he ordered an intensification of Moscow's campaign in Syria and vowed "vengeance".<p>Russia's security agency announced a $50-million (47 million-euro) reward for information …

Russia

Two Air France flights have been diverted due to bomb threats

An Airbus A-380 that departed from Los Angeles landed in Salt Lake City, where passengers and crew were being deplaned and transferred to the terminal, an FAA spokesman said.<p>A separate flight that left Dulles International Airport outside Washington was diverted to Halifax International Airport in …

Air France

Hill Republicans move to 'pause' Syrian refugee effort, with states having limited say

Most U.S. governors have made clear they don’t want Syrian refugees in their states after the deadly Paris terror attacks, but only Congress appears to have the authority to stop President Obama’s plan.<p>And Capitol Hill lawmakers are moving swiftly.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and …

Immigration

Two Paris-Bound Air France Flights Diverted After Threats

The passenger planes, one from Los Angeles and the other from Washington, D.C., were bound for Paris Tuesday when threats were made. No explosives were found.<p>Air France Flight 65 from Los Angeles to Paris was diverted because of a "security issue," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen …

Aviation

Shootings kill man, injure 5, including 3 teens on South Side

A man was killed and five other people were injured, including a 13-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys, in separate shootings Tuesday, Chicago police said.<p>Most recently, a 39-year-old man was shot and killed around 11:55 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, according to police …

Google+ to get a complete overhaul

The Californian search giant has begun a total redesign of its social network, which will see increased focus on the platform's Collections and Communities.<p>Google+ hasn't lived up to its full potential as a social network developed and promoted by Google, one of the world's largest and most …

Charlie Sheen gives the public an HIV drama, but we may be too numb to his troubles

Charlie Sheenhas long been a reckless character of surreal weirdness, but his public announcement Tuesday that he isHIVpositive played like a strange soliloquy inside a titillating drama that revealed as much about him and his troubles as it did our frenetic, confessional, media-saturated times.<p>His …

Charlie Sheen

At Least 32 Dead After Blast in Nigerian Market

An explosion at a produce market in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday night killed at least 32 people and injured scores more, emergency authorities in …

Paris attacks: the Muslim victims of terrorist bullets

North Africa joins mourning for Paris atrocities as children of France’s colonial legacy numbered among the 129 killed by Isis<p>Houda Saadi, a 35-year-old waitress of Tunisian descent, was celebrating her birthday with her sister Halima and 10 other friends at La Belle Equipe in the 11th …

David Beckham Is People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' For 2015

Move aside, Chris Hemsworth -- People magazine has named David Beckham as the "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2015.<p>Jimmy Kimmel made the announcement Tuesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" revealing the cover and subsequently, interviewing the sexy cover star. The 40-year-old former soccer star is married …

8 Reasons Your Kid Isn't Sleeping Well, And How To Address Them

Does this parent’s dilemma sound familiar?<p>She’s so hard to awaken in the mornings, and so grumpy and out of sorts that I’m sure she’s not getting enough sleep. And yet, I can’t seem to get her to go to sleep at a reasonable hour in the evenings. What can I do to help her?<p>It didn’t used to be like …

11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

Image: IakovKalinin<p>Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language -- a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious …

2 Air France flights to Paris diverted because of bomb threats

Two Paris-bound flights – including one that departed from Los Angeles – were diverted and grounded Tuesday evening because of bomb threats, prompting investigations by local and federal authorities.<p>The two Air France flights received anonymous bomb threats via telephone after takeoff, and the …

Airplanes

Four killed as out-of-control bushfires burn in Australia

<b>Four people have been killed and there are fears for two others caught in bushfires in Western Australia.</b><p>Hundreds of firefighters are battling major blazes that were reportedly sparked by lightning over the weekend.<p>The worst of the blazes are north of the coastal town of Esperance, 720km south-east …

Australia

YouTube Kids app launches in UK and Ireland for child-friendly videos

Android and iOS app will feature local channels including Stampy, Morph and Little Baby Bum, funded by ‘family friendly’ advertisements<p>YouTube is launching its YouTube Kids app in the UK and Ireland, nine months after its child-friendly service went live in the US.<p>More than 10 million American …

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European History

French officials yet to identify two suspects killed in Paris assault

Terrorist cell ‘ready to act’ prosecutor says as it is revealed suspected mastermind behind attacks in capital not among eight arrested during St-Denis raid<p>French police fired nearly 5,000 rounds during a ferocious firefight north of Paris with a fourth terrorist cell that was “ready to strike” – …

I Asked New York Cabbies Who They Were Talking to on the Phone

For many cab drivers, chatting with someone through a Bluetooth isn't just a form of entertainment, it's a way to stay sane.<p>When I moved to New York, I told myself I wouldn't spend any money on cabs. I was an intern at a TV network, and thus didn't have what one could describe as a steady income: …

Mind

Paris attacks: Two die in hunt for 'mastermind' Abaaoud

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1208000/1208172_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518148772_6f29a31aee84ea732d60e3ed7136cbd3<p><b>A woman has blown herself up and a suspect was shot dead during a police raid on a flat in a Paris suburb, while seven arrests were made.</b><p>Police …

European History

BREMMER: The Paris attacks put Russia and Iran ‘in a stronger position'

"We must combine our forces to achieve a result that is already too late in coming," French President Francois Hollande said in a rousing speech at the Palace of Versailles on Monday, days after France suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World War II, at the hands of assailants linked …

Middle East