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Mauryan Empire

The Mauryan Empire (322 BCE - 185 BCE) supplanted the earlier Magadha Kingdom to assume power over large tracts of eastern and northern India. At its …

Welcome to the ‘White Identity Retreat’: The Rise in Student Segregation

More universities are warming to the idea that students should be segregated by race in clubs, diversity initiatives, housing, and conversations …

Obese patients and smokers face six month ban on NHS surgery

Obese patients and smokers will be denied surgery under cost-cutting NHS rationing plans, amid warnings from senior surgeons that the move will prompt a public outcry.<p>NHS leaders in north Yorkshire say patients who weigh too much or smoke will be told they have to go on a diet or quit smoking for …

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A look at the cost of 5 years of conflict in Syria

As the war in Syria enters its sixth year with no clear end in sight, here is a glance on what has been the cost of the war:<p>___<p>DEAD AND INJURED — There are no reliably precise statistics on the number of people killed in Syria's war due to an inability to monitor on the ground. According to the …

Middle East

A New Study Will Figure Out if Cats Pick Up The Dialects of Their Owners

Starting right meow.<p>Cats are great manipulators, a fact that was solidified back in 2007 when researchers found that our feline friends actually …

Pets

Mysterious ancient stone that has lain at the heart of the City of London for centuries to go on show at last

• <b>The London Stone has been lain in a glass box on Cannon Street for years</b>• <b><br>Ancient Grade II-listed relic is set to go on show at the Museum of</b> …

Quinoa and Kale Protein Power Salad

Quinoa and Kale Protein Salad<p>Quinoa, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and pistachios add protein and healthy fat to this simple and seasonal kale salad, …

Hamas hacks into Israeli TV and threatens: ‘Terror will never end’

Some satellite viewers of Israel’s Channel 2 reality show “Big Brother” found their broadcast interrupted on Friday night, to be replaced by a …

Israel

North Korea threatens to beat up the U.S. | Reuters.com

Ahead of U.S.-South Korean military drills, North Korean TV says the U.S. will be ''held accountable for igniting war.'' Rough Cut – subtitled (no reporter narration).<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) KRT NEWS READER, SAYING: "We …

North Korea

The FBI has a new plan to spy on high school kids across the country

New surveillance program urges teachers to report students critical of government policies and “Western corruption”<p>Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future …

Surveillance
Curriculum Development

6 Habits to Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health

From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep and so much …

The Brain

‘Dangerous logic’: The psychology behind bias and Islamophobia in America

What is group polarization? How does it lead some Americans to become more extreme in their views? In our second episode of <i>Muslim & American</i>, Dr. Ali …

The Death Toll From Syria's War Is Actually 470,000, New Research Claims

The five-year-old war in Syria has claimed 470,000 lives, according to new research that almost doubles previous estimates about the human cost of …

Middle East

North Korea set to face UN censure over human rights

European and Japanese diplomats who drafted the measure say they are hoping to garner more votes than last year in the General Assembly, which has condemned Pyongyang's rights record every year since 2005 -- but to little avail.<p>This year's measure, co-sponsored by more than 50 countries, condemns …

North Korea

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

FBI warns Philadelphia-area colleges over social media threat of violence

The FBI said Sunday it had alerted Philadelphia-area colleges and universities to a social media post threatening a violent attack on an unspecified campus Monday afternoon.<p>The posting, on the anonymous message board 4chan, warned that "a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near …

Ben Carson slanders Islam: Here’s exactly why his claims about Muslims are dead wrong

The neurosurgeon-turned-Republican candidate is spreading absurd lies about the world’s second-largest religion<p>In his recent anti-Muslim crusade, Ben Carson promoted a disturbing form of religious segregation, claiming that a Muslim should only be president if he or she “renounces the tenets of …

Religion

California's racial profiling law is 'terrible' legislation, police officials say

California is about to tackle head on the charged issue of racial bias in law enforcement.<p>Gov.<p>Jerry Brownthis weekend signed legislation mandating that California law enforcement agencies collect — and make public — data on the racial makeup of all those encountered by police.<p>For civil rights …

Here's what we know about the country's first marijuana resort

The Santee Sioux tribe announced plans to grow and sell pot shortly after the U.S. Department of Justice authorized the venture in June, opening the door for the small tribe of 400 to boost revenue needed to fund community services, the AP reported. The tribe plans to open the resort on New Year's …

Cannabis
Cyberwarfare

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay

Cook was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign awards dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was there to accept the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, which was presented to him in recognition of his work to support the LGBT community.<p>The Apple CEO gave an emotional speech that lasted over …

LGBTQI

The most expensive zip codes in 15 major US cities

The median listing price for homes in the quaint Boston neighborhood of Beacon Hill is over $3.7 million. And if you head to Atherton in San Francisco, the median home price exceeds $10 million<i>.</i><p>Online real estate site Trulia analyzed the median price per square foot of homes across the biggest …

Real Estate

Supplemental Reading: The Latest Science on Supps, Explained

To take your vitamins, or not? That's the question being raised by a number of pros in the healthcare industry right now. And it's for good reason, …

Cold War weaponry and modern military hardware: Inside the ISIS arsenal

In January the U.S. Central Command announced that U.S. and coalition airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria destroyed some 184 Humvees, 58 tanks and nearly 700 other vehicles. The number of ISIS military vehicles destroyed may seem significant, but is really just a drop in the …