Jasmine Contreras

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What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

11 Surprising Locations That Played a Key Role in the Revolution

From the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, the Massachusetts capital’s effect on the American Revolutionary War is widely documented. But, …

Oon Case You Missed It: OKUM's Pretty Power Cords

Instead of trying to make technology invisible, maybe it should just look better. Hidden in plain sight doesn't cut it for David Okum's Oon power …

Furniture Design

The top 10 swimmers in art

When it's hot, everybody loves a good dip. And from David Hockney's famous splash to kids in pools and ancient divers, here are the best swimming scenes yet captured by artists on canvas and mammoth tusk...<p>• The top 10 crime scenes in art • The 10 most shocking performance artworks • The top 10 …

Elle Macpherson's Green Fountain of Youth

In the year that she hits her half century birthday, the world's most famous super model gives up one of her best kept health secrets.<p>When The Body—aka Elle Macpherson, now 50—cues us into one of her diet secrets, the world takes note. Such is the case with her new green superfood powder, The Super …

French blogger fined €1,500 for bad restaurant review

A French blogger has been fined €1,500 (£1,180) after being sued for writing a negative blogpost about a restaurant.<p>Caroline Doudet was sued by the …

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …

Israel Launches Major Ground Operation In Gaza

For the past couple of weeks, the Israel Defense Forces have had tens of thousands of reserves mobilized for a possible expansion of Operation Protective Edge, aimed at the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas.<p>"This stage of the operation will have full cooperation between infantry, the …

Israel

Principal Writes Incredible Letter to Students Regarding Standardized Test Results

After receiving their standardized test results, students at the Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, England received a letter from their …