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Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Russia plans bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

Fears over soaring cancer cases

Charity warns of 'cracks in the NHS' as services struggle to cope with 40 per cent rise in cases<p>The number of people diagnosed with cancer has risen by almost 40 per cent in two decades, experts have said, amid warnings that the NHS is struggling to cope with soaring numbers of cases.<p>New analysis …

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Ahead of G20, Russian warships make show of force near Australia

A convoy of Russian warships is making a show of force in the waters northeast of Australia just as Group of 20 leaders gather in Brisbane, an ostentatious show of naval muscle that comes as President Vladimir Putin stands accused of invading Ukraine once again.<p>The G20 meetings, which are supposed …

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Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

ThePentagonis considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle againstIslamic Statemilitants, according to Gen.Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer.<p>American ground troops may have to help Iraqi forces if they move to …