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Kerry: Russia could escalate Syrian conflict

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Kremlin officials have dismissed allegations of a major Russian military deployment to Syria, after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the issue with his Russian counterpart.<p>Reports circulating in recent days quoted unnamed Western diplomats saying a Russian expeditionary …

Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan.<p>Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would …

Curbing the shark fin trade is laudable. But it’s not enough to save the species.

The Internet erupted with praise in August when United Parcel Service tweeted that it would stop shipping shark fins. But the decision — after a petition to the delivery giant garnered 178,000 signatures — addressed just one of many concerns about the ecologically vital but often threatened marine …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

North Korea

Amazon to release a $50 tablet this year, WSJ says

Amazon is launching a new 6-inch tablet in time for the holidays, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, and its main selling point will apparently be its rock-bottom pricing: $50. The company's Fire HD 6 tablet costs twice as much <i>with</i> advertisements, so one has to wonder what its specs list will …

Pluto Photo Tsunami Coming Soon

Close ups of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and two of its tiny moons, Nix and Hydra. After a post-flyby break for the New Horizons spacecraft, …

24 Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock-Pot

Step one: Dump everything into a slow cooker. Step two: Let dinner make itself.

Cooking

Something just killed 120K endangered antelopes

(NEWSER) – An already critically endangered species has been driven even further to the brink after an insane population decline compounded by the fact that scientists are at a loss to explain it. Initially, scientists weren’t too perturbed to hear some saigas—a type of antelope that inhabits …

Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (September 6 – September 12)

It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of …

Russia's war on western food is leading to a national cheese revival

Photograph: Sirtaki<p>Sirtaki feta cheese, made by a St Petersburg-based company, is now Russia’s number one feta brand.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/7/1441622267816/d1ac593c-260f-4791-8973-a4078255c4af-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sirtaki<p>Sirtaki feta …

Feta Cheese

An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …

Fox News panel concludes that Kim Davis' lawyer is 'ridiculously stupid'

A panel of legal experts on Fox News came to the conclusion on Monday that Kim Davis’ attorney, Mat Staver, was “ridiculously stupid” for asserting …

Same-sex Marriage

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Ardbeg reveals results of 'space whisky' experiment

<b>A distillery that sent unmatured malt whisky into space to study the effect of near-zero gravity on flavour has described its findings as "groundbreaking".</b><p>Ardbeg Distillery, on Islay, sent a vial to the International Space Station in a cargo spacecraft in October 2011.<p>Another vial of the same …

Watch a Tiny Water Droplet 'Orbit' a Knitting Needle

So beautiful.<p>* "micro gravity", not "zero gravity"<p>This incredible GIF of a water droplet orbiting a knitting needle like a tiny …

Knitting