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U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of …

Health Care

Students find 1,400-year-old oil lamp inscribed with menorah

A 1,400-year-old oil lamp adorned with an eight-branched menorah which was exposed during excavations while preparing the Sanhedrin Trail in Isarel’s …

Archaeology

7 Signs A Home Seller May Be Hiding Something

When you walk through an open house or you’re previewing a real estate listing with an agent, sometimes what you <i>don’t</i> see is more important than what you do.<p>Here are some things that prospective homebuyers should watch out for:<p>1. There is mood music playing.<p>When walking into a staged home, you will …

Real Estate

Dangerous ground-shaking TREMORS expected after series of earthquakes hit near 'Ring of Fire' fault line in the US

A series of earthquakes have struck close to a fault line in the US sparking fears of greater tremors around the so-called "Ring of Fire".<p>The …

Natural Disasters
Israel

EU approves Bayer’s $62.5bn takeover of GMO & pesticide giant Monsanto

Germany's Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its multi-billion-dollar purchase of Monsanto. The mega-merger is expected to reshape the …

An Incredible World Map That Plots the Literal Translation of Every Country Name In the World

The Literal Translation of Country Names is a remarkably researched map created by Neomam for their client Credit Card Compare, which plots the …

Oxford University Press

Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI's pocket for a decade

Who needs probable cause when you have geeks?<p>That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy's computer repair …

Rare film showing San Francisco two weeks after 1906 earthquake discovered at flea market

A long-lost film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the deadly 1906 earthquake surfaced at a flea market in the city.<p>The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the rare find portrays the city's post-quake devastation, including City Hall with its dome …

‘Angel of Death’ AC-130 gunship promo vid ignites backlash against Pentagon

When the Pentagon posted some war porn on Twitter it should have been prepared for a major backlash, especially when using the nickname 'Angel of …

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Xerxes

“Goosh bede ta begam ba to niyatamo, Daran az ben mibaran hoviatamo…” -Yas<p>In lieu of recent revisionist historical fabrications with an overt …

Earthquakes rattle South Pacific, deaths feared

The South Pacific is reeling from another series of powerful earthquakes that rocked the region early Tuesday. Known as the Ring of Fire, the area is home to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.<p>A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck 56 miles from Pogera and Enga province in Papua New Guinea at 3:45 a.m. …

Natural Disasters

Documentary of bid to uncover UN secretary-general's Nazi past wins film prize

A film about the 1986 campaign to uncover the Nazi-era past of Austrian politician Kurt Waldheim has won a major prize at the Berlinale International …

The Olive Branch on the Temple Mount

Two American Congressmen discover it’s a crime to bend down and pick an olive branch on this sacred spot.

Israel

This American socialite loved sex, luxury and Nazis

All she ever wanted was her very own literary salon — and she didn’t care if she had to turn traitor to get one.<p>Florence Gould, the “Queen of the …

KFC Says 'FCK' In Full-Page Ad Apologizing For Chicken Shortage

KFC took out full-page advertisements in United Kingdom newspapers on Friday to apologize for the fast-food chain’s chicken shortage this week.<p>The tongue-in-cheek ads featuring an empty chicken bucket emblazoned with FCK immediately won fans for clever humor. But it’s unclear whether the campaign …

Swarm of 16 earthquakes shakes Danville and Diablo, slows BART trains

A cluster of small earthquakes continued to shake the Danville area into Friday afternoon, measuring as strong as magnitude 3.5, slowing BART trains, but causing no significant damage, authorities said.<p>As of 1 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey had reported 16 quakes in the area, with five of them …

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May, State Department announces

The United States will open its new Embassy in Jerusalem in May, a spokeswoman announced Friday, delivering earlier than expected on a longstanding yet controversial pledge made by President Donald Trump.<p>“In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” State Department …

Israel

'Beast from the East' to plunge UK, rest of Europe into historic deep freeze

A bone-chilling, frigid air mass will soon stretch from Ireland to Siberia, as a record-shattering weather pattern establishes itself across the …

Meet the farmer who found happiness in an ancestral way of life

<b>French farmer Jean-Bernard Huon has shunned modern techniques such as machinery and pesticides, choosing the manual subsistence farming methods once followed by his peasant ancestors.</b><p>Reuters photographer Stephane Mahe spent seven days with Jean-Bernard and his partner Laurence in Riec-sur-Belon, a …

Farming

Conspiracy theories about Florida school shooting survivors have gone mainstream

In a world of senseless chaos and cruelty, there are apparently two ways to comprehend what's driving the student-led gun control activism spreading across the country:<p><b>1.</b> After a gunman killed 17 students and faculty at a high school in Parkland, Fla., last week, the students have launched a …

Researchers believe they dug up 2,700-year-old seal of doomsday prophet Isaiah

The 2,700-year-old clay relic was found at the foot of the southern wall of Temple Mount.<p>><br>• ><p>The 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which potentially …

Mother's nightmare at Mexico resort: 'There is more to this deeper, darker story than we know'

MILWAUKEE — She didn’t walk out.<p>That much Karen Newton knows about the night her 22-year-old daughter went missing from their room at a luxury resort in Mexico’s alluring Riviera Maya.<p>She <i>couldn’t</i> walk. She could barely stand. It was 1:30 a.m. when her daughter had come back to the room from the …

Crime

Peek at moon’s far side on February 20

Tonight – February 20, 2018 – the western limb, or edge, of the moon is most exposed to Earth for this month. In other words, today marks the time of …

Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar

About 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered just over 70 years ago near Khirbet Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea have been officially …

This year’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective—and that’s great news

Yes, you should still get your flu shot.<p>In the last decade, only one flu shot has reached the 60 percent efficacy mark. Three others have gotten over 50 percent. The lowest: 19.<p>So when the Centers for Disease Control says this year’s flu vaccine is 36 percent effective, that’s not terrible news. …

Swarm of earthquakes continue to shake Mount Diablo, East Bay

The swarm of small earthquakes continues to shake the East Bay, with four tremors overnight and into Tuesday morning centered near Mount Diablo, registering a 3.0, 2.9, 2.8, and 2.6 magnitude according to the United States Geological Survey.<p>"This looks to me to just be ordinary activity especially …

Californian Falls To His Death From Cliff Trying To Rescue His Dog

A California man died Monday after plunging from an ocean cliff south of San Francisco while trying to save his dog.<p>The unidentified 67-year-old was hiking with his dog shortly before noon above Thornton State Beach in Daly City when the animal went over the edge and became stranded on a ledge. As …

Supreme Court leaves in place California's 10-day wait for gun buyers, rejects 2nd Amendment challenge

The Supreme Court made clear again Tuesday that the government has broad power to restrict and regulate firearms, dismissing a 2nd Amendment challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for new gun purchases.<p>While the court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects the right of law-abiding …

This multi-coloured corn is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

The story of Glass Gem corn begins with an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Barnes, now in his 80s, is half-Cherokee. He began growing older corn …

Forestry