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Sheet Tray Pancakes Exist and Are Way Too Easy to Make

Why are we home cooks drawn to sheet tray meals? The answer is simple: Plopping everything you plan to eat on one tray means there’s only one pan to …

Breakfast

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.<p>In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special relativity. This theory outlined the relationship between space and time and is founded on …

Blacks Are Most Likely To Be Arrested By Police—But Not Killed

A new look at data on violent police encounters reveals that the chances of getting killed or injured during a police encounter are mostly the same …

Law Enforcement

‘They were trying to help’: Armed anti-heroin crusaders arrested on way to ‘rescue’ girl in NYC

The truck pulled up to the Holland Tunnel headed to New York City at around 8 a.m. Tuesday.<p>It could hardly have been more conspicuous.<p>Emblazoned with emergency lights, neon green accents, crosshairs on each door, snippets from the Constitution and the name of a Pennsylvania gun range, the truck …

Crime

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to …

The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

2 planets may lurk in solar system beyond Pluto, study says

There is evidence of at least two planets larger than Earth lurking in our solar system beyond Pluto, a new analysis of "extreme trans-Neptunian objects" reveals.<p>After studying 13 of these "extreme trans-Neptunian objects," or ETNOs, the obits of these objects are different from a theory that …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

NSA brags about turning the tables on cyberwarfare hackers

How confident is the National Security Agency about its ability to wage cyberwarfare? Enough so that it's bragging about it. A new round of Edward Snowden leaks published by <i>Der Spiegel</i> reveal that the institution has not only been gearing up for a future of digital battles (it asked for $1 billion …

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

Surveillance

When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Humans have had such a huge impact on the Earth that some geologists think the human era should be enshrined in the official timeline of our planet.<p>They want to give the age of humans a formal name, just as scientists use terms like the Jurassic or the Cretaceous to talk about the age of …

America hates its whistle-blowers: The tortured legacy of Edward Snowden

On the second anniversary of his historic act of civil disobedience, we review what has changed (and what has not)<p>Two years ago this month, a 29-year-old government contractor named Edward Snowden became the Daniel Ellsberg of his generation, delivering to journalists a tranche of secret documents …

CIA torture appears to have broken spy agency rule on human experimentation

Photograph: AP<p>CIA doctors helped revive Abu Zubaydah, the first terrorism detainee known to be waterboarded in CIA custody.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/15/1434339640036/cb577ca5-aca2-4cf1-b465-8c1ab317c4d0-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>CIA doctors helped revive …

Surveillance

The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory

This is the account of the discovery of a skull that has the potential to change what we know about human evolution, and a suppression and cover-up …

Former FBI Agent Matthew Lowry Details Path to Addiction and Arrest

Matthew Lowry always wanted to be in law enforcement. As a boy he dressed in a police uniform and was delighted when his father, a police officer, ran the lights of his police car outside their home in rural Prince George’s County in Maryland.<p>Lowry eventually became an FBI agent and began working …

The bin Laden death mythology

Official history of raid camouflages US protection of governments behind 9/11<p>By Nafeez Ahmed<p>This story is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new …

National Security

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Ripples in space-time created by colliding black holes go undetected after 11-year study

An 11-year hunt for ripples in space-time produced by the merging of two black holes has apparently turned up empty for now.<p>This means Albert …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

The American Way of War in the Twenty-First Century (It's a $cam!)

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after U.S. troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been …

CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program

• Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen targeted by lawsuit<br>• ACLU sues on behalf of suspects subjected to mock drowning and more<p>Survivors of CIA torture have sued the contractor psychologists who designed one of the most infamous programs of the post-9/11 era.<p>Related: US torture report: …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Ben Bernanke thinks more bankers should be in jail

Are Wall Street bankers guilty of criminal activity during the 2008 financial crisis? Ben Bernanke seems to think so, according to a new interview with USA Today’s Susan Page.<p>One very simple question has been asked over and over with respect to the crisis: Why have so few Wall Street bankers gone …

Ben Bernanke

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness

Here's a list of 10 habits that could take your life into the stratosphere of greatness.<p><i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a …

Motivation

Frederick Forsyth reveals MI6 spying past

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1190000/1190279_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652636_f2e69936b662cd9b74f9c2ad5b91a2da<p><b>The Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth has revealed he was working for MI6 for more than 20 years.</b><p>The disclosure comes with the …