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New Images Show U.S. Forces Helping to Fight ISIS in Northern Syria

U.S. Special Operations forces began mobilizing near the front lines in Syria this week to aid mostly Kurdish fighters in their bid to retake Raqqa.<p>The American military's movements were captured by a photographer with Agence France-Presse on Wednesday in a town 30 miles outside of Raqqa called …

Japan is Building a 403-Foot Ferris Wheel With See-Through Floors

It's the country's largest ferris wheel.<p>Fans of glass-floor attractions—be they boats, wedding chapels, bridges, restaurants, or slides 1,000 feet in …

Are Your Best Friends Narcissists? Then You're Probably One, Too!

If you can’t beat ‘em…<p>Can your bestie sometimes be a bossy, self-centered, self-absorbed, arrogant narcissist? Calling her out on it might be the ultimate pot, kettle, black.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> suggests narcissists tend to form friendships with, yes, …

Ask a Hot Doc: Why Is My Asthma Getting Worse?

People magazine's "Sexiest Doctor Alive" answers your pressing health Qs.<p><i>Meet Dr. Mikhail Varshavski: The 26-year-old doctor, who was crowned</i> People<i>'s "Sexiest Doctor Alive" in November 2015, is currently doing his family practice residency at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. As busy</i> …

You're Probably Eating More Processed Foods Than You Realize

A new study finds that 58 percent of what we're eating could be defined as "ultra-processed."<p>Health groups like the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association have been giving major side-eye to added sugars for a long time—and deservedly so. After all, a high intake of these empty …

Periods Used to Really Blow: See How Menstruation Has Changed Through History

We've come a long way.<p>“I love getting my period!!!” said no woman ever—but that was especially true in the days before pads and tampons, which a new YouTube series is making abundantly clear.<p>In <i>Period Piece</i>, women break down what a visit from Aunt Flo was like in different time periods, like …

I Used a Drone to Make a 3D Printed Model of a Giant Jesus Statue

I recently spent some time using a DJI Phantom 3 Pro camera drone to make a 3D printed model of a statue of Jesus that’s by my house in Lima, Peru. …

12 Delicious Low Carb Breakfast Ideas Anyone Can Make

For those who have ever counted carbs or watched sugar intake, then you know how hard it is to come up with easy low carb breakfast ideas that are not all about the eggs and bacon. But fear not! Some of the best low carb bloggers have got you covered in this department.<p>1. Low Sugar Gluten Free …

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The Breast Shape Dictionary: Which Of These 7 Breast ‘Types’ Do You Have?

These illustrations by lingerie brand Thirdlove have narrowed down breast types into 7 key shapes<p>Does anyone enjoy bra shopping? Anyone? There are …

'Missing link' helps explain how T. rex became king of the dinosaurs

For the last 20 million years of the Age of Dinosaurs, giant tyrannosaurs sat high on the top of the global food chain thanks to their enormous size and sharp senses.<p>But it wasn't always that way.<p>The giant carnivores that ruled the planet from 85 to 65 million years ago evolved from an ancestral …

The ‘Xena’ Reboot Will Make The Warrior Princess’ Sexual Undertones A Lot More Obvious

If you’ve spent any time at all watching <i>Xena: Warrior Princess</i> in your days or have been a fan taking part in online debates, the question of Xena’s sexuality is definitely an issue you’ve discussed. It’s one of those little aspects of the show that was never explicitly stated, but always hinted …

Yaya Toure keen to stay in Premier League if he leaves Man City

The Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wants to stay in the Premier League if his prospective new manager Pep Guardiola decides this summer that there is no future for the midfielder at the Etihad Stadium.<p>The 32-year-old has one year left on his City contract and the expectation has long been …

Premier League Week 31 Fixtures: EPL Tickets, Schedule, Picks and Predictions

The derby between Manchester United and Manchester City will take centre stage during Week 31 of the 2015-16 Premier League season in a pivotal clash in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification next season.<p>The Citizens currently sit in fourth place, leading United by four points. City's …

Twitch wants developers to bake streaming directly into games

If <i>Choice Chamber</i> scratched the itch for audience participation in your Twitch streams, get ready for a whole lot more where that came from. The live-streaming juggernaut has announced Stream First, an initiative that it says is focused on making sure Twitch broadcasting is built into a game's …

Adele helps Sainsbury's sales rise ahead of Argos bid deadline

Sainsbury’s has toasted its first sales rise in more than two years as a deadline looms to make a bid for Argos owner Home Retail Group by the end of this week.<p>The pressure is on Sainsbury’s board to decide whether to sweeten its cash and stock offer for Argos to match or beat rival South African …

Obama bans oil drilling along Atlantic seaboard

Environmental groups call president’s reversal an outsize victory after backlash from communities that fear Gulf of Mexico rig disaster could happen again<p>The Obama administration abandoned its plan for oil and gas drilling in Atlantic waters on Tuesday, after strong opposition from the Pentagon and …

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Microsoft's new app brings 3D characters to your AR stories

As Microsoft gears up to begin shipping the $3,000 Development Edition of its HoloLens augmented reality headset at the end of this month, the company is showing off one of its first AR apps for content creation. It’s kinda neat, if a bit cheesy.<p>Actiongram lets you create augmented reality stories …

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Michael Douglas Gives His Romantic Aspen Spring Break with Catherine Zeta-Jones a Thumbs Up

and Catherine Zeta-Jones look happier than ever!<p>The couple were all smiles in snapshots from Aspen holiday together with fans via Facebook and …

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William Shakespeare's handwritten plea for refugees to go online

Sir Thomas More script is only surviving copy of a play in the bard’s hand and is one of 300 texts being digitised in run-up to British Library exhibition<p>The last surviving play script handwritten by William Shakespeare, in which he imagines Sir Thomas More making an impassioned plea for the humane …

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The 12 Most Popular Hotels in New York City Right Now

Perpetually packed with locals and tourists, New York City has something for everyone; travelers can see a musical on Broadway, take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, or see an up-and-coming band in Brooklyn. Sure, it's expensive and crowded, …

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Judas has had a ‘lousy press’, as prominent clerics call for a reappraisal of the disciple who betrayed Jesus

Clerics are calling for a reappraisal of one of history’s biggest villains<p>First it was Richard III.<p>But as unlikely historical image makeovers go, the recent <b>rehabilitation of the once reviled Yorkist king</b> could pale into insignificance beside that of a <b>villain of truly Biblical proportions</b>: Judas …

Syria refugees fear long exile after 5 years of war

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The murals of forests, seaside cities and beaches being painted on homes in a desert camp in Jordan are cheery …

Police powerless to use new grooming law, child safety experts warn

Delays and miscommunication between Ministry of Justice and Home Office mean that law passed a year ago to tackle online grooming still not being used<p>Government blunders have left police powerless to use a new law to catch paedophiles, top child safety experts have warned.<p>The law was passed by …

Even Astronauts Get The Blues: Or Why Boredom Drives Us Nuts

The poet John Berryman once wrote, "My mother told me as a boy (repeatingly) 'Ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner resources.' I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored."<p>We've all been there: bored in class, bored at work, bored in stand still traffic. But …