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8 Things You Should Never Say To Yourself About Food

<i>By Janet Helm for U.S. News</i><p>Sometimes we're our own worst enemy when it comes to food. Those little things that we say to ourselves before or after we eat may be doing more harm than we even realize. Do you need to re-language your food thoughts?<p>Here's what nutrition experts say are the eight things …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, …

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How realistic are the robots of Ex Machina?

A new film features a fully conscious robot. Is actual science far behind, asks Adam Rutherford<p>"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” When Stephen Hawking worries in public, <b>as he did in an interview with the BBC in December last year</b>, people pay …

Ebola mutation 'presents nightmare scenario'

<b>A review of the best commentary on and around the world...</b><p>Today's must-read<p>Virologists may not be publicly talking about the possibility that the Ebola virus could someday mutate into an airborne strain, writes Michael T Osterholm in the New York Times, but it's something they are "definitely …

Iran 'sending troops' to fight Islamic State in Iraq

In some areas of Iraq, Shia militias, trained and funded by Iran, are leading the ground offensive against Islamic State (IS) alongside Kurdish fighters.<p>American airstrikes have weakened the forces of IS and US Secretary of State John Kerry is confident of building a coalition against it, but has …

Ukraine ceasefire: Donetsk civilians living in bomb shelter

On 5 September the Ukrainian President announced that a ceasefire had been agreed with pro-Russian rebels in the region.<p>The fighting has abated but it has not stopped completely and people are still living in fear for their lives.<p>Paul Adams reports from Donetsk.

Egypt 'has key role' in fight against Islamic State - Kerry

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1108000/1108170_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524707981_937e6de409b5a4e8b77924a8d7cec73e<p><b>Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Cairo.</b><p>He …

Pope Francis warns on 'piecemeal World War III'

<b>A "piecemeal" World War III may have already begun with the current spate of crimes, massacres and destruction, Pope Francis has warned.</b><p>He was speaking during a visit to Italy's largest military cemetery, where he was commemorating the centenary of World War I.<p>"War is madness," the Pope said at a …

Gunfire heard at Donetsk airport despite ceasefire

Ukrainian government troops say they have repelled an attack by pro-Russian rebels on Donetsk airport.<p>The area is still controlled by government forces despite rebel victories in the rest of the eastern city.<p>The BBC's Paul Adams describes hearing gunfire from near the airport - despite a ceasefire …

Uganda on alert over 'foiled al-Shabab plot'

<b>The authorities in Uganda have uncovered a terrorist cell which they believe was planning an imminent attack, the US embassy in Kampala says.</b><p>It said the cell belonged to Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, but this has yet to be confirmed by Ugandan police.<p>The embassy earlier warned US citizens in the …

Peru soldiers blow up drug smugglers' jungle airstrips

Peruvian security forces have destroyed more than 30 makeshift airstrips in the Amazon this week as part of a renewed campaign to stop cocaine smuggling.<p>Between 150 and 180 tonnes of cocaine were moved out of Peru by small aircraft last year, according to an estimate by Washington.<p>Peru is …