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Modern life is killing our children: Cancer rate in young people up 40 per cent in 16 years

Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 per cent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.<p>New analysis of government statistics by researchers at the charity Children with Cancer …

The new Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 debuts at Pebble Beach

Is it coincidence that, just a few short weeks after Rolls-Royce shared its vision for the future of luxury personal transport, Mercedes-Maybach has opted to debut its own? Almost certainly. Then again Mercedes’ Maybach “division”, once a marque now just a badge (or at least until now), has reason …

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Tesla reveals its $35,000 car for the masses

Even before Tesla unveiled its new Model 3 on Thursday night, more than 115,000 people had already paid $1,000 to reserve one of the highly-anticipated electric cars.<p>These early buyers didn't know what the car would look like -- a lot like a smaller Model S with an up-turned nose -- or that it …

Tesla

FBI unlocks shooter's iPhone without Apple's help

The US Department of Justice has cracked the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters without Apple's help -- and has abandoned its attempt …

Privacy

Is Medical Mead the New Medical Marijuana?

The honey wine could be a miracle cure.<p>Mead, the old-timey honey wine you most commonly find at Rennaissance fairs, has experienced a bit of an …

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

Why it took so long for Compton to get its own movie theater

Compton native Wade Simpson, 18, sometimes goes to the cinema once a week to see the latest comedies or horror films, but he has to travel at least 30 minutes to a movie theater in Paramount or Baldwin Hills.<p>That could soon change. Simpson smiled when he heard about plans to finally build a movie …

Kendrick Lamar

Watch: The sexist BS men face constantly and why it’s bad for all of us

In the eyes of many of us, a “real man” needs to be physically and emotionally strong, authoritative, sexually active, financially successful, …

Everything You Need To Know About Eyebrow Threading

Call it the Cara Delevingne effect, but the quest for well-groomed brows has never been more in-demand. While properly groomed brows can frame your …

Makeup

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little …

Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight and specific strength, and "superior stability" at high temperatures. Magnesium is …

Nanotech

Toshiro Mifune turned down Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader roles

An interview with the Rashomon actor’s daughter claims that George Lucas was keen for him to take a key role in Star Wars<p>Toshiro Mifune turned down the chance to play a key role in Star Wars, according to the late actor’s daughter, Mika Mifune.<p>Related: 1977: when Star Wars hit the UK – in pictures

Star Wars

New York Sheriff Urges Citizens to Carry Guns After San Bernardino Attack

A sheriff in Ulster County New York on Thursday urged licensed citizens to carry a firearm following the San Bernardino shooting attack.<p>“In light of …

Guns

California Woman Honors Kind Stranger Who Tragically Died One Day After Paying for Her Groceries

Jamie Lynne-Knighten is on a mission to pay it forward to honor a good Samaritan who was killed 24 hours after picking up her $200 grocery bill.<p>On …

Israel declares radical wing of the Islamist Movement illegal

The head of the organisation, Raed Salah, was sentenced to 11 months in jail last month for having incited violence at the holy site in a 2007 speech.

'Jihadi John' Airstrike 'Incinerated' Two People: U.S. Official

Two people were "incinerated" in the U.S. airstrike targeting an ISIS terrorist known as "Jihadi John," and a military spokesman said Friday officials are "reasonably certain" he was one of them.<p>"It will take time to definitively declare whether we had success," Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for the …

Slow Cooker Chocolate Dessert Recipes, Because Life Is Beautiful

YUM.<p>If there's one thing we are always thankful for in life, it's chocolate. Chocolate -- in just about any form, at any time of day -- makes us swoon. Chocolate brownies, chocolate cookies, chocolate cakes, chocolate to drink, we want it. The only thing better than chocolate wrapped up into a …

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

Ancient teeth found in China suggest Homo sapiens was outwitted by its rivals<p>The discovery of a hoard of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave has forced scientists to reconsider our species’ relations with our closest evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. The find, revealed in the science …

Evolution

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Rather than doubling down on mobile, Microsoft has decided to look into the future — and the result is HoloLens.<p>The headset, which has been at least three years in the making and is rumoured to be released sometime in early 2017, is all part of the new "One Windows" strategy that sees Microsoft …

With her HBO stand-up special, Amy Schumer proves that sexual humor is sexual politics

Unless you are Jerry Seinfeld, an HBO stand-up special, especially one filmed at the Apollo Theater and directed by a Chris Rock, is a pretty big career milestone.<p>"Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo," which premieres Saturday, is like everything Schumer does — funny, smart and outrageous. But in the …

Malia Obama May Have Engaged in Totally Normal Activity

Malia Obama is quickly on her way to becoming the first daughter du jour; Sasha has a lot to compete with. After a stint assisting Lena Dunham in whitewashing New York — or rather, fetching coffee for her — our girl is all grown up and ready to go to college! Malia is currently on an extensive …

Malia Obama

Will Smith Reveals Just How Intense Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad Transformation Was

“We worked together for six months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’”<p>For his Oscar-winning role in <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <b>Jared Leto</b> lost 30 pounds, shaved his entire body, and refused to break character while filming the drama. And for his follow-up role in the upcoming</i> …

8 American habits I lost when I moved to Israel

1. I stopped using Sundays as an excuse to lay around and be lazy.<p>Now that I live in Israel, I’ve been forced to give up any attachment I once had to …

Israel Approves Tougher Laws to Combat Stone Throwers

Israeli leaders on Thursday "sharpened" laws against stone throwers — giving police broader powers to combat them and allowing for harsher punishments against those who throw such "murderous" objects.<p>In changing the rules of engagement, police can now open fire to protect others if that person is …

Yeezy

US prosecutor warns ‘no individual is above the law’ in Fifa inquiry

• US attorney general Loretta Lynch to ‘root out corruption’<br>• ‘No criminal act can evade the efforts of dedicated men and women’<p>The US prosecutor who sent Fifa into meltdown in May has warned that “no individual is above the law” as the investigation into world football’s governing body …

Self-driving cars: from 2020 you will become a permanent backseat driver

Driverless cars will revolutionise motoring, claim the manufacturers. But is the greatest danger that they will be too safe?<p>In the BMW museum at the company’s solidly futuristic headquarters, next to the old Olympic stadium site in Munich, you can view a century of evolving mechanical desire. BMW …

Autonomous Cars