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Suez canal scheme ‘threatens ecosystem and human activity in Mediterranean’

The continuing expansion of the Suez canal risks causing serious harm to marine lifeforms and economic activity in the Mediterranean sea, scientists are warning.<p>Egypt is building a second “lane” to the Suez canal, as well as widening the existing channel, in an “ominous” scheme scientists fear …

Pope's Turkey visit to conclude with schism talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1128000/1128130_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526824687_b6f075cd521d716e3d809cad65765828<p><b>Pope Francis has urged Muslim leaders around the world to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam.</b><p>Speaking on board a flight back to Rome, …

Christianity

Is 'professor' who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is?

The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that's what the man said he was handing over.<p>A brain. In a bucket.<p>Sliding the bucket across the table and opening the lid, the man urged the lawyer, Michael Hodges, to take it. Hodges declined. The deposition …

New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.<p>Warheads in the nation's stockpile are an average of 27 years old, which …

North Korea

Secrets of Obama’s evolution: The inside story of how the president backed gay marriage

The behind-the-scenes story of how same-sex couples took on the politicians and pundits — and won<p>One of the biggest challenges we were up against in getting the president to move was the conventional wisdom that coming out in support was still politically perilous. For some time now, national polls …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday deals

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

The 24 Most Extravagant Weddings of All Time

Some of the biggest bashes in history.<p>With Kimye's nuptials finally here, we're feeling a bit of wedding nostalgia. You think the Kardashian clan invented the grandiose, celeb-filled wedding extravaganza? <i>Please.</i> Here are some of the biggest bashes in history. <i>Via ELLE.com</i>

Experimental Ebola vaccine draws eager test volunteers

Two years ago, Khandra Sears contracted malaria for the good of science. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old postdoctoral fellow became a test subject in research to stop another scourge:<p>Ebola.<p>She was injected with 100 billion particles of a chimpanzee cold virus that had been modified to resemble …

Disease

Airlines vie for elite L.A.-to-N.Y. fliers with new luxury amenities

Los Angeles International Airporthas become a battleground for airlines trying to draw well-heeled business executives and Hollywood celebrities flying coast to coast.<p>The weapons in the fight for the transcontinental VIP are luxuries like down pillows, in-flight espresso machines, chauffeur-driven …

Flying

Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

Consciousness

Supersonic jets can fly from New York to L.A. in 2.5 hours (or less)

The super rich may soon be going supersonic.<p>Over a decade after the Concorde made its last transatlantic flight, a number of companies are working on the next generation of supersonic passenger aircraft capable of speeds at least twice as fast as current commercial planes.<p>These planes will likely …

GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple's Relationship With Suppliers

A New Hampshire company's bankruptcy filing affords a rare glimpse into the Cupertino tech giant's relationship with its suppliers.<p>Apple is known for its incredibly tough contract terms, but the chance to work with the Cupertino-based tech giant hasn’t deterred thousands of companies around the …

Scared of Baking? These Apple Squares Are Impossible to Mess Up

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>The idea of baking can sometimes make even the most experienced cooks skeptical. Memories of fallen soufflés, burnt cookies or dry cake can stop you from even attempting.<p>But we have a recipe that is as easy as, well, pie! Dorie …

Apple could face lawsuit from supplier over 'oppressive' contracts

Sapphire glass maker GT Advanced Technologies tells bankruptcy court it will close two plants and cut 890 staff<p>Apple could face a lawsuit from a supplier that makes sapphire glass for the iPhone 6 over "oppressive" and "burdensome" contracts agreed before its bankruptcy.<p>GT Advanced Technologies …

Tech and Science

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Science

American emergency rooms prepare as Ebola fear spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emergency rooms around the United States are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they have Ebola.<p>"I have seen several people who had acute illnesses worried that they may have Ebola," said Dr. Mark Reiter.<p>He works as an emergency room doctor in …

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

Cooking

The 'Crazy Russian Hacker' Shows Us How To Make Potato Chips In The Microwave

The next time a potato chip crisis strikes, do not panic. If you've got a potato on hand (which you always should) and your kitchen is equipped with a microwave, all is well. In the video above, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker shows just how simple it is to nuke up a batch of your own crispy …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

Seaside Sips: 21 Global Beach Cocktails

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/International-Summer-Cocktails<p>article<p>Today, the world over, beaches are the locus of booze-filled frolics. Some …

A Boozy Butter And Rum Soaked Pound Cake

My grandmother, or "Nonny" as I called her, loved to bake and was known for her signature Rum Cake -- an incredibly rich butter and rum soaked pound cake. The cake was the hit of every family gathering, and no one ever passed through her kitchen without sneaking a thin slice. She baked the cake …

Dessert

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

Makes 16 Servings<p>“These are really peanut buttery and not too sweet, so the strawberry jam on top is a perfect complement.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 …

Dessert