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Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad.<p>As Joanna Daniela Demafelis' remains were …

Asia

Israel was about to get 'a lot more violent' with Syria after losing an F-16 — and then Putin stepped in

A simmering conflict between Israel and Iran in Syria could have erupted into another regional war were it not for the intervention of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an Israeli investigative journalist.<p>On Saturday, an Israeli air force helicopter shot down what Israel says was an …

Middle East

Israel Preps for Syrian War With Golan’s Oil and Water in Its Sights

By Whitney Webb<p>Soon after Saturday's dangerous escalation involving Syria's downing of an Israeli fighter jet in its airspace seemed to fizzle out, …

Middle East

Ex-Israeli spymaster, who helped capture Adolf Eichmann, releases video in support of German far-right party

Rafi Eitan, a former Israeli minister and head of the Mossad operation that led to the capture of Nazi fugitive Adolf Eichmann, has filmed a message of support for the German far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).<p>The message, recorded in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and …

Europe

One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

Cancer

The US Just Ended Its Own Ban on Engineering Deadly Viruses in The Lab

Um, is this a good idea?<p>The US federal government has lifted an enforced moratorium on funding research into how to make viruses deadlier and more …

Revealed: male rape used systematically in Libya as instrument of war

Videos and testimony expose brutal tactics used by several factions in fractured country<p>Warning: graphic information in this report may upset some readers<p>Male rape is being used systematically in Libya as an instrument of war and political domination by rival factions, according to multiple …

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind the electricity-free …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Six hundred years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front …

9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its …

Apps

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Climate change sets the world on fire

Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones - it seems like …

Michelle Bachelet

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

Genetics

4 Little Genius Tricks to Make All Your Shrimp Dinners Better

I've been on a quest to make my shrimp dinners fall more consistently under the juicy, perky, mega-delicious banner instead of the sometimes dry or curiously mushy one. Shrimp are precious, and not cheap—they should be great every dang time.<p>All roads led back, as they often do, to J. Kenji …

Seafood

5 Budget Cuts of Beef You Should Be Buying, According to a Butcher

What should you be buying from your butcher? Theo Weening, the global meat buyer for Whole Foods, shares his favorite budget-friendly cuts of meat.<p><b>1.</b> …

BBQ

The 11 Most Mesmerizing GIFs of 2016

Our favorite loops of the year are so hypnotic you might fall in.<p>Nothing calms the nerves like a perfectly looping GIF, except maybe a shot of good whiskey. You shouldn't drink 11 shots of whiskey in five minutes, but you can definitely get lost in these 11 GIFs. Hell, take 10 minutes. We read the …

Animation

Where the owners of Syrian bakery Crown Pastries eat Middle Eastern food in Scarborough

Their favourite restaurants in Scarborough (and what they get at each one)

Baking

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

You Can Now Send Your Fam The Universe With an Envelope of Constellations

Nothing says "I love you" like science.<p>Ever wanted to give your loved one the entire sky, but couldn't quite say it with flowers? Well, now you can …

Scientists turn CO2 to stone in just two years: a solution for climate change?

Researchers at the world's largest geothermal power plant have found a way to store carbon dioxide underground and turn it to rock.<p>Nature can turn …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

The Perfect Roast Pork Loin + 8 Ways to Use the Leftovers ALL Week

By now you should be pretty in tune with how to use your leftover roast chicken, and your leftover skirt steak recipes are always waiting when you feel like meal prepping. This time, we’re giving some love to the always versatile pork loin. Whether you’re using it in a classic Cuban sandwich or …

Cooking

Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says

There's been a whole lot of talk about Zahav's hummus lately—ascribing to it the texture of buttercream, the phrase revelatory heights, and being both the creamiest and the dreamiest. Bon Appétit named it their 2015 dish of the year. In Phyllis Grant's recent Piglet judgement, she wrote that the …

Recipes