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Colin Powell: Invasion of Iraq ‘Badly Flawed’

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday said that the Bush Administration made "terrible strategic mistakes" during the Iraq War, though he defended the decision to invade.<p>“My own personal belief was, after taking Baghdad, we made terrible strategic mistakes,” he said, pointing in …

Global warming: Sea levels are rising rapidly.

Do you think global warming is something that only affects us sometime in the future, decades or centuries from now?<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad …

Wing-nuts with guns & dreams of a race war: Inside the dangerous obsessions of right-wing extremists

Oath Keepers in Ferguson and Confederate flag supporters elsewhere all seem hellbent on armed conflict<p>Even as we round the corner into the final year of the Obama administration, organized and semi-organized racists continue to rage against the election of the first African-American president. This …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat …

Climate Change

Watch the Moon cross in front of the Earth, as seen from a million miles away

NASA offers some unprecedented cosmic perspective<p>We all need a little cosmic perspective from time to time, and this is as good as it gets. NASA has released this truly stunning GIF of the Moon passing in front of the Earth.<p>The image sequence offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between …

outerspace

'Obese to Beast' man weighs in on life after losing 170 pounds

Having lost 170 pounds, John Glaude is afraid to eat, but wants to change that.<p>"I don't want to be afraid to eat a burger every once in a while or …

ExxonMobil gave millions to climate-denying lawmakers despite pledge

Under pressure from shareholders, company promised eight years ago to stop funding climate denial – but financial and tax records tell a different story<p>ExxonMobil gave more than $2.3m to members of Congress and a corporate lobbying group that deny climate change and block efforts to fight climate …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Joe Biden, from an Archival Story

This 1982 profile reveals just how much of a terrifying smart ass Biden was (and may still be).<p><i>In 1982, Robert Sam Anson profiled a young senator named Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. for Esquire. While reporting the story, Biden invited Anson down to Delaware for a glimpse of his family life, which had</i> …

Joe Biden

Exxon Understood Fossil Fuel/Climate Change Link 3 Decades Ago — And Buried It

Exxon Mobil, the largest oil company on the planet, has spent millions of dollars over the last 27 years attempting to convince humankind that fossil …

FDA strengthens warning on prescription anti-inflammatory medications

A decade's worth of research on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, has prompted the<p>Food and Drug Administrationto demand stiffer warnings on the labels of such prescription medications as celecoxib (marketed commercially as Celebrex) and diclofenac (Voltaren) about the increased risk …

What Karl Marx got right about America’s twisted form of democracy

Bernie Sanders & Ted Cruz seem light years apart — but the truth is that choice in politics is mostly an illusion<p>Karl Marx once said, “The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”<p>As the …

Feverish Demand For Digital Talent In Healthcare Fuels MBA Jobs

Healthcare is entering a digital era. The rise of new technologies, squeezed health budgets and a rapidly ageing global population are spurring the …

Innovation

Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.<p>Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, …

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Foods That Heal

<b>What is Inflammation?</b> <br>Inflammation is a natural process with the biological purpose to initiate healing by increasing circulation. It is a complex …

How bacteria can actually influence our behaviour

Feeling happy? Maybe it's you, maybe it's the bacteria.<p>We know that our gut bacteria affects our body.<p>But, emerging research shows just how much …

This chart will silence your friends who make excuses for climate change

Perhaps you’ve had one of those conversations about climate change where someone lists all the things — other than us people burning carbon — that …

Fox News’ shocking racism effect: The alarming statistical relationships underneath conservative viewing habits

Even controlling for other variables, those who watch Fox News are more likely to hold a number of alarming beliefs<p>In the wake of Dylann Storm Roof’s horrifying act of terrorism in South Carolina, many have pointed to the negative influence of conservative media in incubating right-wing extremism. …

Ancient Man Had Neanderthal Great-Great Grandfather

Analysis of the jawbone of a man who lived about 40,000 years ago reveals the closest direct descendant of a Neanderthal who mated with a modern human.<p>A modern human who lived in what is now Romania between 37,000 and 42,000 years ago had at least one Neanderthal ancestor as little as four …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

These 7 small changes could add 12 years to my life

Of course I can't know that for sure, but that's an estimate based on my answers to a detailed questionnaire from the Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator. The calculator predicts an approximate age of death using metrics like diet, exercise, family history, and social life.<p>Thomas Perls, an …

Scientists Show Future Events Decide what Happens in the Past.

Shares 101<p>[DIGEST: Digital Journal, Science Daily, Nature Physics]<p>We all agree, past events can affect the present. And present events can affect the …

23 Protein Shake Recipes for Weight Loss From Eat This, Not That!

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with shakes. But not …

A Republican senator just sent out a tweet so stupid our children will learn about it in stories

Microsoft starts prompting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to ‘reserve’ their free Windows 10 upgrade

In January, we learned that for one year, Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. While Windows 10 for PCs isn’t launching until July 29 and Windows 10 for phones is coming after that, we’re now seeing the first indications of …

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …