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Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

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Unexpected Gift Ideas on Etsy

There are certain holiday gifts whose reputations precede them. Sweaters knitted (albeit lovingly) with images of candy canes and reindeer have inspired an entire sub-genre of Christmas party. Children are taught from babyhood to fear the dreaded lump of coal. Fruitcakes are the butt of many a …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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Wounded Iraq War veteran, anti-war activist dies

SEATTLE (AP) — Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of …

The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America's Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

THE SHOT: Robyn's Odyssey

In 1977, I was given the ultimate National Geographic assignment: track down a mysterious and stunningly beautiful young woman named Robyn Davidson who crossed 2000 miles of treacherous Australian outback alone with four camels and her dog Diggity. I photographed her five times during her nine …

Photographer Creates Clever Pinhole Headgear to Capture Unique Selfies

They say <i>you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.</i> But whenever ‘they’ said that, photographer Ignas Kutavicius clearly wasn’t listening. Case in point: …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend, from the Fire Bull festival to G20 summit protests

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

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Elusive Fanged Deer Spotted For First Time In 66 Years

Fangs for showing up again, deer.<p>A species of fanged deer that hasn’t been seen in 66 years was recently spotted by scientists in northeastern Afghanistan, according to a Wildlife Conservation Society news release published Friday.<p>The Kashmir musk deer, which is one of seven similar species found …

1 arrested in Halloween hit-and-run deaths

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver who police say struck and killed three teenage trick-or-treaters on Halloween before fleeing with his …

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

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The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

<i>Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and</i> …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers

Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft Office by using PowerPoint to attack Windows users and gain control of computer …

New Banksy Piece Spotted in Bristol, UK

Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy’s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic<p>Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy‘s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic street artist’s hometown of Bristol, UK. In usual fashion, Banksy took to his webpage to unveil the rendition. …

Meet Your New Pet, A Domesticated Fox

Thanks to Russian scientists, a new breed of fox is available. And it’s pretty darn cute.<p>Dogs have been evolving as human companions for at least about 14,000 years. Cats have lived with us for 12,000. But if you want something a little more cutting edge–and you’re willing to pay up– a pet fox …