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Turkey Begins Ground Assault on Kurdish Enclave in Syria

ISTANBUL — Turkish troops crossed the Syrian border into the Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Sunday morning, beginning a ground assault against American-allied militias there, as the first accounts of casualties emerged amid rising international criticism of Turkey’s military action.<p>Turkish fighter …

Syria

America, I apologize for the South's hypocrisy

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a native Southerner, I'd like to apologize to the rest of the country. My region repeatedly claims that we place God above all else, but our actions tell a different story, especially when we mix religion, politics and the mistreatment of women and girls. We have politicians who feel no …

CNN

Monsoon season begins on Monday: Met Department

KUALA LUMPUR: The monsoon season is expected to begin on Monday in Malaysia, bringing heavy rain for the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and …

Weather

Emergency Manager Resigns in Puerto Rico; Army Ends Its Mission

SAN JUAN — The head of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency resigned Friday, the same day that the Army general in charge of the military’s response to the hurricane announced that his mission on the island had ended.<p>The moves came as Puerto Rico tries to shift away from the emergency phase of …

US Marine drill instructor sentenced for abusing Muslim recruits

A military jury has sentenced a US Marine Corps drill instructor to 10 years in prison over his treatment of new recruits and abuse directed toward …

Military

US federal judge blocks President Donald Trump's military transgender ban

Judge Kollar-Kotelly has sided with transgender plaintiffs who claimed the law violated their rights. She ordered the Pentagon to revert to the …

LGBTQ

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

Just passing through, nothing to see here.<p>Octopuses have been filmed taking night-time strolls out of the water and onto the shore on the coast of …

Do You Care If Your Fish Dinner Was Raised Humanely? Animal Advocates Say You Should

At some point or another, we've all cringed at the videos: lame cows struggling to stand; egg-laying hens squeezed into small, stacked cages; hogs confined to gestation crates, unable to walk or turn.<p>Over the past decade, animal advocates have made great strides informing us of some of the problems …

Aquaculture

A huge salmon die-off is happening -- and our cars might be responsible

Silvery coho salmon are as much a part of Washington state as its flag. The fish has a sacred place in the diets and rituals of the state’s indigenous peoples, beckons to tourists who flock to watch its migration runs, and helps to sustain a multimillion-dollar Pacific Northwest fishing industry.<p>So …

Indigenous Peoples

National Trust votes against banning trail hunting to dismay of animal rights campaigners

National Trust members have narrowly voted down a proposal to ban legal “trail hunting” on the organisation’s land.<p>Members who put forward the …

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming<p>Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide …

Nature

10 Awesome Books to Read on Your Travels

It's no secret that window seats on airplanes are usually a hot commodity. But even if you're lucky enough to score a seat with a view, how many …

Books

Yotam Ottolenghi’s mushroom recipes

Nothing spells autumn quite like mushrooms<p>Talk of “earthy flavours” is pretty common at this time of the year, but it really bears repeating in the case of mushrooms, because they taste so very much of the soil from which they grow. Mushrooms don’t have any chlorophyll, so are unable to harvest …

It Can Take Just One Mutation For Some Cells to Turn Cancerous, New Study Finds

A lot faster than we thought.<p>Cancer is the ugly side of natural selection. While mutations are rarely good for individual organisms, the same can't …

Our Skin Can 'Remember' Inflammation, And It Could Help Us Understand Psoriasis

Your stem cells remember.<p>Wounds, and even other harmful attacks that cause inflammation, are 'remembered' by stem cells in the skin, according to new …

Alternative Medicine

The woman who took down Uber gives her first interview since speaking up

Eight months ago, engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post describing a culture of sexism and sexual harassment throughout Uber.<p>Her words set off …

NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

The only one of its kind in the Solar System.<p>NASA has found an invisible, twisted magnetic tail trailing behind Mars as it orbits the Sun, caused by …

Space

Trump says he'll allow the release of the JFK assassination files, and, uh, this could be huge

Saturday morning on Twitter, President Trump announced that he’ll allow the release of classified files about President JFK’s assassination. The …

13 Festive Dishes for a Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Mushroom and Fresh Herb Lasagna<p>It takes a little time to cook the rich béchamel (white sauce), concentrate the flavors in the mushrooms, and assemble …

Best Ever Healthy Extra Moist Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).<p>2<p>Done<p>In a food processor, pulse chocolate, cocoa powder and baking soda until texture of coarse sand.<p>3<p>Done<p>…

Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

Global Warming

Getting to Grips With Time Crystals. What is That Really?

You may or may not have heard that there’s a new phase of matter been discovered and it’s called a time crystal. A team of UC Berkley physicists made …

Quantum Mechanics

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

Trump: I don’t know if ‘mother of all bombs’ sends message to North Korea

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he does not know whether the U.S. military's use of the so-called “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan will send a message to North Korea, but he said “the problem” with that country “will be taken care of,” regardless.<p>“I don't know if this sends a …

North Korea

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

Why Space Travel Can Be Absolutely Disgusting

NASA's requirements for becoming an astronaut are stringent, but not overly daunting. Essentially, hopefuls must have a bachelor's degree in science, …

Space Exploration

Hubble Telescope Snaps Photo of Massive (and Weird) Hybrid Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing view of a strange hybrid galaxy 400 million light-years away.<p>The galaxy, called UGC 12591, is odd …

Neanderthals may have self-medicated long before pills, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turns out, Neanderthals were just like us. When in pain, they self-medicated.<p>A new study that focused on the hardened dental plaque of four Neanderthals -- two found at a site in Spain and two from Belgium -- indicates they may have turned to plants to relieve pain.<p>One young Neanderthal in …

CNN

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station

Photo Credit: NRO<p>Slide 1 of 43<p>Meet the Manned Orbiting Laboratory<p>At the peak of the space race – when the Soviet Union was considered a threat, and …

Space Exploration