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Building where Bill of Rights was born partially demolished

It was a historic mistake.<p>A Pennsylvania building believed to be the birthplace of the Bill of Rights was partially demolished earlier this month because developers didn’t know the origin of the site, The Sentinel reported.<p>The building, originally known as the James Bell Tavern, hosted a meeting in …

North Korea claims to invent 'alcohol which doesn't give you hangover'

The drink, which is made from burnt rice, "is suave and causes no hangovers," according to state media<p>They already claim to have cured cancer, Aids and Ebola with a miracle drug produced from ginseng root.<p>Now North Korean scientists seem to have scaled new heights of greatness with their latest …

Military Doctors Fault Pentagon on Battlefield Casualty Care

Doctors say medical advances won on battlefield might be lost unless Defense Department makes new techniques mandatory<p>WASHINGTON—Top military doctors are warning that medical advances won on Afghan and Iraqi battlefields might be lost unless Secretary of Defense Ash Carter orders the Pentagon to …

Military

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Baking

Copyright of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf expires

<b>For the first time in 70 years, Adolf Hitler's Nazi manifesto Mein Kampf is to be available to buy in Germany.</b><p>Reprinting the anti-Semitic book was banned after WW2 by Bavaria's regional government, which held the copyright.<p>The copyright has now expired and Munich's Institute of Contemporary History …

World History

Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

A sponge-filled syringe designed to close up gaping gunshot wounds in seconds has been approved for use in America's civilian population. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the device — originally developed for use by the military — can now be deployed by civilian first responders to …

Tiny Home Cleverly Conceals a Full-Size Kitchen Beneath the Stairs

Turin-based architecture firm Studioata has embraced the “tiny home” movement in a clever way with their dwelling called <i>Tre Livelli</i>. At just 377-square-feet, its furnishings needed to be compact, but the designers managed to squeeze a full-size kitchen in the space–they partially concealed it …

The Staircase

Top 9 Classic Lenses Every Collector Should Own

Cameras help us capture special moments from different periods of our life. They store memories and personal histories. They take photos of important …

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Close up and personal: Pedro Jarque Krebs's haunting animal portraits - Telegraph

Seattle’s Famed Gum Wall Cleaned Off: Pictures

Los Angeles

Processed Meat Causes Cancer, World Health Organization Says

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

How to Improve Any Photo in 8 or Less Steps

When perusing photography articles and tutorials across the Web it’s not uncommon to encounter various takes on “getting it right in camera.” From …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

10 Easy Pieces: Lawn Games

Let’s be real: What do you really need for outdoor summer fun? Not much—a lawn and some sun. But in case you’re in the mood to get active after your …

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Landscaping

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

The biology of crime: Low heart rate may predict criminal behavior, study says

What if a test could identify young men who were nearly 50% more likely than their peers to become violent criminals? Scientists say they have found such a test – and you can take it with two fingers and a clock.<p>The test measures your resting heart rate. If you count fewer than 60 beats per minute, …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Luxury Cars on Display in UK

20 awesome photos of extreme latte art

Recent surveys have even shown that some people are willing to pay more for an especially creative latte.<p>In August, the Journal of Sensory Studies published the findings of an online survey whose respondents were willing to pay up to 13% more for a cup of coffee with latte art than for a cup that …

Coffee

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Artist’s Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with …

Art

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

US cadets injured in pillow fight at West Point academy

<b>A huge pillow fight involving cadets at a prestigious US military academy to mark the end of summer training left at least 30 soldiers injured.</b><p>At least 24 cadets were reported to have been left unconscious because pillows were stuffed with hard objects.<p>One cadet suffered a broken nose, while others …

Military

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Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population's, according to a report to be released Wednesday.<p>About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, …

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

Drones

The 10 Most Scenic Pools of Summer

This summer, our Instagram feeds have turned into an endless series of envy-inducing dispatches from around the world. The main culprit of late? The jaw-dropping pools. <b>Kendall Jenner</b> took in a sunset view from St. Barth’s, while <b>Bella Hadid</b> proved that some people don’t need to look any further than …