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7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

All doable, all delicious.

Healthy Eating

Jaw-dropping images from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

The contest selected winning photos in three categories: People, Places, and Nature, as well as a grand prize winner.<p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,500, and their photo will be published in National Geographic magazine. The grand prize winner receives $7,500 in addition to …

These Dope Handbags Are Designed To Mask The Smell Of Weed

But they do come with high-style prices.<p>If you are a stoner, there is a little part of your resin-encrusted soul that flickers like a sparked lighter whenever you score some really skunky bud. But sometimes transporting that pungent pot from point A to B totally blows.<p>If you’re a lady with this …

Cannabis

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Turkmenistan's climate of fear silences its people

<b>With its spacious alleys and white marble buildings, the central part of Ashgabat feels very deserted. The only sound here comes from countless fountains. Occasionally you meet cleaning ladies who sweep and even mop the pavements relentlessly.</b><p>And yet you cannot shake the feeling that you are being …

Human Rights

11-Year-Old Girl Steals $10,000, Hails Cab Halfway Across Country

An 11-year-old girl stole thousands of dollars from her grandma and then told a cab driver to take her halfway across the country so she could meet a 16-year-old boy she'd been chatting with online.<p>Alexis Waller is safe and sound and will not face any charges after her pre-teen hijinks, according …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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Science

Is this the first video review of the iPhone 6?

The iPhone 6 leaks are coming fast and furious ahead of Tuesday’s event. This latest video is a supposed review of the iPhone 6 in Mandarin. We won’t know how legit it is for another 48 hours but it is certainly convincing.<p>One notable feature of these latest leaks is the Passbook (which they …

United Vs Liverpool - Just Your Average High School Rivalry

Hindsight-it’s a beautiful thing isn’t it? Sitting back and being able to reflect on a previous event without any stress but perhaps the niggling …

Soccer

Tablets Are Making Waiters Obsolete — And Chili's Is Leading The Way

The casual dining spot has recently introduced tablets in dining rooms nationwide that customers can use to place orders, browse the menu, and entertain otherwise noisy children.<p>These tablets, as The Verge notes, aren't the high-end Apple and Samsung devices we've become accustomed to seeing, but …

Giant Cloud Of (What's Likely Pot) Smoke Hangs Over Europe's 'Cannabis Capital' Amid Massive Police Raid

This is a giant cloud of what's believed to be pot smoke hanging over a village that's been dubbed Europe's "cannabis capital":<p><i>Smoke rises from Lazarat village, 230 kilometers (140 miles) south of capital Tirana, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, allegedly from villagers burning their cannabis ahead of the</i> …

Samurai Shows Off Mad Soccer Skills In Brazil (VIDEO)

This samurai's got skills -- and they aren't with a sword.<p>Check out this Nissin ramen commercial featuring an ancient warrior juggling a soccer ball in Brazil. His footwork amazes -- something that's not necessarily easy to do in the World Cup-hosting nation.<p>While the character may be from long …

Couple kill two Las Vegas policemen, bystander and themselves in gun spree

A couple have shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas pizza restaurant before killing a third person and and then themselves inside a nearby Walmart.<p>A man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza and shot at point-blank range Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32, who were eating lunch on Sunday, …

Ohio man sentenced to wear 'BULLY' sign is jeered, taunted | Reuters

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man sentenced by a judge to spend Sunday wearing a sign reading “I AM A BULLY” at a busy suburban Cleveland intersection was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults.<p>Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made at a street corner in the …

With Ink-Stained Fingers, Indonesia Votes in One of World's Largest Elections

Indonesians headed to the polls on Wednesday to cast their votes from among 200,000 candidates in 12 different parties, all of whom were vying for …

Twenty Years of Alzheimer’s Research May Have Focused on the Wrong Protein

Most researchers think the disease is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid. But over 100 drugs targeting it have failed. Have they been focusing on …

Happy April Fish Day

As the youngest of three siblings, the arrival of April Fools' day was never exactly a reason to celebrate. As a kid, I recall awakening -- breathless, disoriented, in a cold sweat -- to the sight of my sister bleeding-out on my bedroom floor, a butcher knife jutting out from her armpit. (Yes, that …

Robotic exoskeleton gears up for World Cup debut - video

Researchers put a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton through its paces at a laboratory in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in preparation for its debut at the World Cup. The exoskeleton was designed by an international team as part of the Walk Again project and was built by Gordon Cheng at the Technical …

'Paleo Ale' Brewed From Yeast Found On A 40-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil

Yum.<p>A Virginia brewer soon plans to serve a beer made from yeast found hanging out on a 40-million-year-old whale fossil, the blog Symbiartic reports. Depending on your disposition, I imagine you're reacting in one of two ways right now, "Yecchh!" or "Cool!"<p>The beer will be called Bone Dusters …

Beer

How Big Is The Universe? Fun New Video Gives Easy-To-Understand Explanation

The universe is really, really big. How big? Well, if you sent a text message to the nearest galaxy, Andromeda, it would take 2.5 million years to get there. Mind. Blown.<p>And that's just one of many mind-boggling facts in a new Vimeo video from Beakus, an animation studio on a mission to explain …

Microsoft Office hits number one spot in Apple’s App Store after just 12 hours

Following two years of rumors, Microsoft finally launched its Office suite of apps on the iPad today. And despite how frustrating it was to wait, it looks like iPad users aren’t bothered at all. The freemium app is now ranked number one in Apple’s App Store among free iPad apps — less than 12 hours …

'Designer' chromosome for brewer's yeast built from scratch

Researchers have built a complex chromosome from scratch and shown that it works normally by transplanting it into a healthy organism.<p>The international team used a computer to redesign one of the chromosomes found in brewer's yeast, recreating the thread-like structure piece by piece in the …

Goats Found To Be Much Smarter Than Previously Believed

New research shows goats can quickly learn a puzzle, and remember how to solve it.<p>You think goats are dumb? Think again.<p>New research found that most goats tested could quickly figure out how to solve a "mechanical puzzle" that yielded a delicious piece of fruit. In this case they had to pull on and …

Luxury Services Company Is Offering James Bond Fans the Ultimate 007 Holiday for a Whopping $800,000

If you’re a James Bond fan and you have $800,000 to spare, this is the perfect vacation for you. The 007-themed 21-day, seven-country luxury tour …

Travel

The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple

iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Well brace yourself for new forum flame wars because …

Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet: French Satellite 'Radar Echoes' May Have Found Debris

New satellite data from the French found objects that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the French Foreign Ministry confirmed …

Snowden: NSA 'Set Fire' to Internet, Techies Are 'Firefighters'

Edward Snowden accused the NSA and its counterparts of "setting fire to the future of the Internet" during a videoconference discussion at South by Southwest in Texas on Monday, and he called on the tech community members in the audience to be "the firefighters."<p>Snowden spoke remotely from Russia, …

Surveillance

SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will speak via videoconference to the attendees of South by Southwest Interactive later this morning, and you can bet a much wider audience than just those here in Austin will be watching.<p>Snowden will be speaking from Russia, which is still offering him asylum …

Michigan woman dead for six years found only after money runs out | Reuters

(Reuters) - For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood.<p>Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property …