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After U.S. Strikes On Syria, The Gloves Come Off In Moscow

The Kremlin's rhetorical cease-fire is officially over.<p>Following Donald Trump's inauguration, the Russian government and its loyal media gave the new American president the soft touch. But following the U.S. missile strike on Syria, the gloves have come off in Moscow, as hopes for friendlier …

Facing Zika fears: Raising kids with microcephaly

<b>Wichita, Kansas (CNN) —</b> Six-year-old Anika Aramburu darts in and out of the rooms of her small home. In just minutes her attention flits from a toy train to a colorful plastic matryoshka nesting doll to a wooden puzzle piece to a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. Everywhere she goes, one of her parents holds …

Men think they need to eat meat to be manly—and it’s making them sick

Shortly after I became engaged, my family members began to worry aloud about the health of my future husband. You see, my fiancé Ray is a man—and he’s about to marry a pescatarian.<p>While it’s true that I don’t eat meat, I also have no plans to throw myself in Ray’s path if he wants to fix himself a …

Privacy or Security? 5 Books on the NSA’s Role in America

Michael Hayden was living in Korea when he found out he’d been named the new director of the National Security Agency. That night, he and his wife went to see “Enemy of the State” at the Yongsan army base theater. In the film, in which Will Smith takes on a malicious and malevolent NSA, one …

Surveillance

How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body

The body reacts in strange ways to microgravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in space, says NASA. The extended stay is part of the …

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Cognition

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

Donald Trump: State of the Union punching bag

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's ears must have been burning.<p>The political establishment that the billionaire outsider's army so despises united in a rare moment of bipartisan unity on Tuesday night -- against him.<p>President Barack Obama turned his valedictory State of the Union address into a …

Obama is done with Congress — except for on these big issues

In his final year in office, President Obama isn't going to get much done with Congress. And he knows it.<p>From curing cancer to addressing climate change, the president hardly bothered to ask Congress for assistance in his final State of the Union address Tuesday.<p>Instead, he ran through a laundry …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device

The Dragnet<p>How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device<p>By Russell Brandom | Illustrations by Cam Floyd<p><b>On May 6th, 2008,</b> a package containing $68,000 in cash arrived at a FedEx store in Palo Alto, California. The bills had been washed in lantern …

A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness

It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically tested methods to help you beat the blues.<p>In the drudgery of the everyday, it can be easy to become lost in boredom and self-pity. Yet some people seem remarkably resilient to life’s …

Happiness

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry, to “milkshakes” made from mashed potatoes. It’s not that food stylists are liars and cheats. They’re simply in the business of improvisation.<p>Throughout the …

Ice Cream

Melania Trump's American Dream

Donald Trump's first lady talks candidly about her husband's controversial presidential bid, the secrets to their happy marriage, and why she's stayed out of the spotlight—until now.<p>Melania Trump gazes out of her living room window over the gold tapestry of New York's Central Park. It's late …

Donald Trump

I Re-Watched 'The Cosby Show' And It Was Brutal

Nothing has changed about the show. But everything has changed.<p>I watched "The Cosby Show" for the first time in a year over the holiday weekend. Last fall, I'd unofficially sworn off the series that had raised me after the numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault against Bill Cosby …

Your Must-Listen Podcast Playlist For 2016

Serial was just the beginning: here’s what you should listen to next—helpfully arranged by what you already like.<p>A recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that less than half of Americans have ever heard of podcasts, and of those, 17 percent only listen to one show. That’s a shame, because …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

The Savior Of The World Watched As These Trans Women Disappeared

The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador's civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder set out to …

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

How a Five-Person Team Exposed VW

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled the best business moments of 2015. Here’s one of our picks.</i><p>Surely Volkswagen (VLKAY) feared the competition. …

As Aging Brain's Internal Clock Fades, A New Timekeeper May Kick In

Ever notice the catnaps that older relatives take in the middle of the day? Or how grandparents tend to be early risers?<p>You're not alone. Colleen McClung did, too. A neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McClung wanted to know what was going on in the brain that changes …

E-Cigs' Inconvenient Truth: It's Much Safer to Vape

Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. "I was a guy who could work …

The first website went online 25 years ago today

If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world's first website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August …

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Wrong contestant crowned at Miss Universe 2015

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beauty pageants are places where grace and poise are meant to rule, but a decidedly awkward moment stole the show Sunday.<p>Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the …

Everything You Know About Martin Shkreli Is Wrong—or Is It?

Even before his arrest this week on securities fraud allegations, Wall Street’s most visible villain was infamous for gouging AIDS patients and pregnant women, buying a very overpriced Wu-Tang Clan album, and trolling the world on Twitter. He says his real friends know he is “not that guy.” In a …

Who Cares About Marlene Pinnock?

When a woman living with bipolar disorder was beaten by a police officer on a video that went viral, her family thought legal action would lead to justice. They couldn’t have anticipated that a battle with her own lawyer would leave them feeling more hopeless than ever.<p><b>Maisha Allums can't</b> recall …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

I Had No Alcohol and No Coffee for 15 Months and This Is What Happened

Exactly today I haven't had a single drop of alcohol or coffee in 15 months.<p>A couple of my friends on Facebook & Twitter asked me to write about my experience, so here it is, in a nutshell.<p>With over a year of no alcohol & coffee, I did notice some side effects.<p>Here is what I learned.<p><b>I save $1000</b> …

The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015

It may be hard to believe, but podcasts turn 10 years old this year. The podcast first took off back in 2005, when Apple added them to iTunes.<p>Today’s …