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CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

Paranormal

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 …

Earth Science

Zika virus likely to spread throughout the Americas, says WHO

Drug companies evaluate existing vaccine technology as only Canada and Chile expected to be free of mosquito-borne disease<p>Two of the world’s biggest drug companies are evaluating whether existing vaccine technology could be used against the Zika virus, as the World Health Organisation warned the …

Refugee who fled ISIS 'capital': Kids patrolled streets with AK-47s

<b>Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Suleiman locked his front door for the last time and slipped the key into his pocket -- though he knew he'd never need it again. He took one last look at his home then shepherded his family into the darkness.<p>Humming neighborhood generators pierced the still air. The stars …

Middle East

German court declares 95-year-old Auschwitz paramedic fit for trial

Decision reverses previous ruling that deemed Hubert Z, accused of being accessory to murder of at least 3,681 people, too frail for legal proceedings<p>A German appeals court has cleared the way for the trial of a 95-year-old man accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people at …

Will Congress Finally Declare War on ISIS?

The Paris attacks have brought new proposals, but legislators seem no closer to passing a resolution.<p>When Senator Lindsey Graham introduces a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State, as he’s expected to do shortly, it’ll be a high-profile reminder to Republican …

Political Science

Germany to send 1,200 personnel to fight Islamic State

Cabinet approves plans to commit up to 1,200 military personnel to support the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria<p>Germany is to deploy 1,200 military personnel to support international air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) under plans …

'The Walking Dead' recap: Alexandria is safe no more as zombies attack

The Alexandria Safe-Zone becomes anything but safe as a zombie mega-herd invades the formerly protected community on "Start to Finish" (Episode 608), the midseason finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead."<p>"Everyone get back," Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) yells as undead "walkers" stream in after a …

Walking

What if the story of life on Earth isn't what you think it is?

From single cells through lumbering amphibians to men with spears. We all know ‘the story of life on Earth’. But whose story is it?<p>The scientific story of life on Earth, as told in palaeontology books for children, museum displays, documentaries and even on university courses is always the same. It …

Paleontology

Back in the U.S.S.R.? How Today’s Russia Is Like the Soviet Era

MOSCOW — Post-communist Russia has gone from a friend of the United States to a rival under President Vladimir Putin. It is challenging the West on a number of fronts, including its involvement in the Ukraine and Syria, while also cracking down on dissent at home.<p>All of this echoes the Soviet …

Russia

The military's holiday shopping list for more firepower

<b>(CNN) —</b> Moms and dads across America aren't the only ones with a shopping list for the holiday season.<p>Several lawmakers and presidential candidates have their own list of military programs they're looking for the U.S. to acquire to bolster America's military prowess.<p>Despite the fact that the U.S. …

Military

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

Ashton Carter: U.S. to Begin ‘Direct Action on the Ground’ in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the U.S. will begin “direct action on the ground” against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, aiming to intensify pressure on the militants as progress against them remains elusive.<p>“We won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic …

Middle East

‘Tools Flew in the Air’: Strong Storm Unearths Ancient Find in Israel

Archaeologists have discovered what is being described as a “rare” and “huge” industrial scale 1,500-year-old winepress in central Israel during a strong rain and hailstorm, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.<p>Archaeologists were already surveying the site located in central Israel’s …

Archaeology

Did CIA Director Allen Dulles Order the Hit on JFK?

In a blistering but painstaking profile of the Cold War CIA chief, David Talbot’s damning accusations include the allegation that Dulles was behind …

Ho Chi Minh City

For the food industry, fraud is the elephant in the room

<i>Sylvain Charlebois is professor at the Food Institute, University of Guelph</i><p>If asked about sustainable food systems, most people think about the environment, climate and social responsibility. These pillars are key to sustainability, but so is the economics of food.<p>For any organization to be …

Double catastrophe caused demise of dinosaurs, study suggests

New research suggests that dinosaurs wiped out 66 million years ago by an asteroid or comet may have also faced another natural disaster during their demise.<p>A study published in the journal Science suggests that dinosaurs were finished off by volcanic activity in a mountainous region of India known …

Paleontology

Russian Scientist Injects Himself with 3.5 Million Year Old “Eternal Life” Bacteria

A group of Russian scientists believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They’re experimenting with a …

Biology

The United States of ISIS: More Popular Than Al Qaeda Ever Was

Fourteen years after the war on terror began, the Islamic State has drawn more Americans to its cause than its predecessor.<p>In April, a 16-year-old in …

Terrorism

Elon Musk reveals plan to drop thermonuclear weapons on Mars to prepare planet for humans

Elon Musk is clearly in the 2016 race for Supervillain of the Universe, because on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," he suggested there were two …

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

CNN

Narco Nazis: Hitler was heavy drug abuser, German soldiers pill-poppers, book claims

The author of a new book on the role of narcotics in the Third Reich believes drugs not only proved decisive for some of Nazi Germany’s military …

Adolf Hitler

Al Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri Declares War on ISIS 'Caliph' Al-Baghdadi

Just ahead of the fourteenth anniversary of al Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on the U.S., the leader of the terrorist group took aim in an angry speech at a …

Terrorism

Analysis: Why Is Russia So Interested in Syria?

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin's alleged murky moves to shore up Syria’s embattled government militarily appears to be Russia trying to gain leverage amid isolation from the West, according to analysts.<p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters Thursday that planes have delivered military goods …

Russia

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Are Vitamins And ‘Natural’ Supplements Good For You?

The NIH just pledged $35 million to find out—but it may not be enough<p>The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday that it will invest a total of $35 million toward research into dietary supplements. Five research centers will spend the next five years investigating the …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>TRANS MOUNTAIN Notley threatens trade battle with B.C. over Trans Mountain Subscriber content<p>M&A Contacts and cost-cutting: How Blackstone will help Thomson Reuters revitalize unit Subscriber content<p>For Thomson empire, a $17-billion sale offers another shot at transformation Subscriber …

Canada

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

World History