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Israeli vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of being a spy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine Jason Bourne -- but with feathers, claws and two-meter wingspan.<p>A vulture that flew into Lebanon from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured on suspicion of spying, according to local media reports.<p>Gamla Nature Reserve tracked the bird to near the southern Lebanese village of …

Middle East

Google trumps Facebook in building AI that can win at Go

Over the past year, Google and Facebook have been working on AI that can beat humans at the ancient Chinese board game Go, using deep neural networks that mimic the way our brains function.<p>Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that researchers at his company were “getting close” to teaching …

Flames’ Wideman faces possible lengthy suspension after crosschecking linesman

As if the Calgary Flames' season wasn't going down the drain fast enough, now comes a new fork in the road:<p>In their final home game before the NHL All-Star break, defenceman Dennis Wideman faces the possibility of a lengthy suspension after he ran over linesman Don Henderson in the second period of …

Here's What Apple Investors Should Do Now

Just looking at the numbers Apple unveiled earlier this week you’d never imagine that a multitude of skeptics are calling the iPhone maker a colossus …

Investing

Staying Strong as a Couple While Parenting Little Ones

When couples share their exciting news about having a baby, part of me cheers for them, and part of me sends them a quiet wish. This wish is to hang in there, because life after a baby is incredibly different than before.<p>I see articles about how to increase your connection when babies arrive, or …

Self-help

A Photographer Took Pics Of Cats From Underneath To Show Us A Side Of Them Rarely Seen

Pawsitively adorable.

What Cato Gets Wrong About the Climate Snow Job

As various parts of the nation recover from the fallout of last weekend’s massive blizzard, the three feet of snow that winter storm Jonas dumped in …

Climate Change

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<br>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p><b>SEE ALSO: Study: Prioritizing time over money leads to more happiness</b><p>That's because he …

Happiness

Glassblowing Artist Combines Science and Sculpture

Kiva Ford makes chemistry sets like you've never seen.<p>Natural glass, created in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption or lightning strike, has been around since the dawn of time. The earliest evidence of glassblowing, or man-made glasswork, however, was found in Mesopotamia with sample fragments …

Art

What Your Sweat Reveals About Your Health

Every time you sop up sweat with a towel after a hard workout, you wipe away potentially revealing information.<p>But sweat won’t be taken for granted …

Research

3 Reasons Why Time-Outs May Be Damaging Your Child

One of the most popular behavior control solutions for experts and parents alike is the time-out. Although time-outs can appear effective in …

Parenting

A Physicist Jumped Off The Side of a Building - Here's The Science That Saved His Life

This is so awesome.<p>To prove a basic property of physics, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl tied himself to the side of a building, 45 feet (13.7 …

Tom Brady

Brain's Memory Capacity Rivals World Wide Web

Neuroscientists say the human brain can store 10 times more information than previously thought.<p>The researchers calculated the amount of storage by measuring connections between brain cells, then translated that number into bytes, the units of computer memory. One byte consists of 8 bits (each with …

The Brain

My cat really is trying to kill me – and you

Instead of just attributing some bad actions solely to being an American male of a certain age, I can say that my cat did it? Who can argue with science?<p>When Punk’n came to the front door almost eight years ago, he was howling. He was a kitten going on a teenager, and he was suffocating, starving …

Pets

'Monster spider' discovered in Oregon called Cryptomaster Behemoth

<b>The Cryptomaster behemoth may sound like a villain from a superhero film.</b><p>But it's actually a newly-discovered species of spider - or more correctly arachnid - living in the forests of Oregon in the US.<p>Californian scientists found it when they went on an expedition to find out more about its close …

Insects

This Is The Highest Resolution Astronomical Image Ever Taken

Zoom in and enhance<p>It might not look like much, but this neon blob is the highest-resolution astronomical image that we have. It shows a jet of material streaming out of a black hole located 900 million light years away.<p>The image and the resulting analysis were published this week in <i>The</i> …

Universe

This Is Why You Should Get Screened for Depression

And screened regularly.<p>Depression affects an increasingly large portion of the U.S. population. Yesterday, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a report recommending that all people over the age of 18, including pregnant and postpartum women, get regularly screened for …

Mental Health

The Cat May Have Been Domesticated Two Separate Times

One time it stuck, one time it didn't really<p>There are more than 500 million domestic cats (<i>Felis catus</i>) worldwide. Their grip on the globe is tangible, too. For anyone who has spent any amount of time wasting away on the internet, they’ll know it’s awash in cat videos and memes. Millennia ago, just …

Anthropology

6 Ways Successful People Tackle Stress | Inc.com

If there's a mental skill to develop over the course of a lifetime, it's knowing how to deal with stress. Many of us aren't naturally very good at it, so we tend to buckle under stress, instead of managing it. And since stress is a fairly certain part of life, it's helpful to be able to cope with …

Mindfulness

Galaxy S7 Leak Confirms 5 Brilliant New Features

Earlier this month Venture Beat’s Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks – the world’s most famous smartphone tipster, revealed major changes Samsung plans to make to the upcoming Galaxy S7. And now we can start getting excited about them…<p>Taking to Twitter again, Blass has announced that all these …

Phones

The Protein Source Everyone Who's Anyone Will Be Loading Up on This Year | Women's Health

But what, exactly, <i>is</i> a pulse? "Technically a seed that grows in a pod,” explains Jillian Tuchman, R.D., the in-house nutritionist at Aloha. That includes all dried beans, chickpeas, and lentils.<p>And UN experts say pulses deserve recognition because they're "a vital source of plant-based proteins and …

Clinton 'would consider' Obama as a Supreme Court justice

<b>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said appointing President Barack Obama as a Supreme Court justice is a "great idea".</b><p>At a campaign event in Iowa, a voter asked Ms Clinton if she would consider appointing Mr Obama to the Supreme Court if she is president.<p>She noted that the next …

Barack Obama

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

Investing

Netflix bought the first great horror movie of the year at Sundance, and here's why you need to see it

The midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival can be hit or miss, but when the program is done right, it includes some of the best movies at the festival.<p>The section has a gem this year from a first-time Iranian filmmaker who has looked back on his memories growing up through the Iran-Iraq War …

Horror

Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American quarterback that may scare some people'

Carolina Panthers QB has come under fire for celebrations Newton will lead team in Super Bowl against Denver Broncos<p>Cam Newton believes that race influences the way he is perceived by sections of the public.<p>“I’ve said this since day one,’’ Newton told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m an African …

NFL

Porn and Critical Thinking: The Importance of Using Your Head When Looking at Scientific Results

Recently, my colleagues and I accidentally reinvigorated public discussions of pornography's impact on the treatment of women by publishing an archival study[i] examining the correlates of pornography use. Although limited in its scope, and never really intended for public consumption, our …

The World's 20 Most Impressive Fortresses

Mighty military strongholds from ancient castles to modern innovations.<p>A fortress protects and gives military personnel a safe harbor from the enemy. But not all fortresses were created equal. And they certainly weren't all created the same. We look over time and distance to find the 20 most …

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This

Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the date Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it just made July 29th, 2016 one heck of a lot worse…<p>July 17th, 2017 is at the heart of perhaps …

Windows 10