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The 12 Best Superfoods You’ve Never Heard Of

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Superfoods

Ben Carson: Charles Darwin Came Up With the Theory of Evolution Because He Was Influenced by Satan

At LGF we’ve written several times about GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s rejection of the scientific theory of evolution in favor of …

The World’s Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

Following notes written by an English traveler in the early 19th century and two French pilots in the 1950s, Pierre Tallet made a stunning discovery: …

The Martian screened for crew on International Space Station

Ridley Scott’s Toronto hit centres on a mission to the red planet which goes awry, leaving astronaut Matt Damon stranded and alone in space<p>Critically acclaimed Ridley Scott science fiction thriller The Martian has been screened for astronauts on board the International Space Station.<p>Two occupants …

Space Exploration

First seed withdrawal from 'doomsday' vault prompted by Syrian civil war

Scientists are preparing to make the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine that's designed to preserve crops and plants in the event of global disaster. The civil war in Syria has prompted the withdrawal, with researchers in …

Middle East

Foreign DNA Trapped Inside You May Be Changing Your Behavior

There may be another human’s DNA trapped inside of you. This foreign DNA could potentially influence which hand is dominant or the propensity to …

Genetics

Russian jets in Syria mean no-fly zone is 'out of the question', warn experts

Vladimir Putin is carrying out Russia's biggest military intervention outside the old Soviet Union for almost 30 years<p>Russia’s deployment of jet fighters in Syria has effectively destroyed the West’s option of imposing a “no-fly zone” over the country, experts have warned, as the British Defence …

Russia opens huge new mosque ahead of Eid holiday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been joined by the Turkish and Palestinian leaders at the ceremonial opening of the Russian capital's new main mosque after 10 years of construction work.<p>The $170m mosque - entirely funded by private donations - unveiled on Wednesday, the eve of Muslim holiday …

Russia

Mexican Authorities Capture Alleged Female Cartel Leader

Melissa Margarita Calderón Ojeda is reportedly responsible for a recent rash of murders in Baja California.<p>Mexican authorities have arrested a woman accused of running a cartel hit squad out of Baja California, Mexico, Fox News Latino reports.<p>Melissa Margarita Calderón Ojeda, known as "La China," …

Mexico

6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, "Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." How …

This Man's Comics About The Reality Of Depression Are So True

Each person with a mental illness experiences it differently -- and for Kristian <b>Nygård</b>, the only way he could make sense of his personal plight was to illustrate it.<p>The 38-year-old artist from Norway created a series of comics for his website to explain to others what it's like to experience …

Mental Health

Get ready for the financial crisis, part 3

The world has lurched into a new and dangerous stage of its long-running financial crisis, according to some market watchers who see slowing growth in China and other developing countries as the start of bigger challenges ahead for the global economy.<p>Their warnings underscore the uncertain outlook …

German woman, 91, charged in 260,000 Auschwitz deaths

German prosecutors have charged a 91-year-old woman with playing a role in the deaths of 260,000 Jews at the infamous Auschwitz death camp.<p>The unidentified woman, who authorities say served as member of the Nazi SS is accused of serving as a radio operator for the camp commandant from April to July …

World History
Government

Carly Fiorina: pot worse than beer, legalization is ‘bad idea’

Aspiring presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is catching flak this week for false statements about the relative safety of marijuana, as well as conflating cannabis legalization with the death of her daughter from alcohol and prescription pills.<p>During the presidential debates last week, Fiorina …

Cannabis

The 25 coolest speakeasies in America

While the temperance movement is long gone, the hidden bars prevail. From upscale dress codes to passwords, these establishments transport you back to a time when drinking was an experience.<p>We dug up the hottest and most exclusive speakeasies throughout the US, where you can sip a proper cocktail …

Alcohol
North Korea

Carson's Right -- Islam is Incompatible with the Constitution

<b>Ben Carson</b>: Well I guess it depends on what that faith is. If it is inconsistent with the values and principles of America then of course it should …

Watch people try virtual reality porn for the first time

Virtual reality porn is here.<p>Over the summer Internet porn purveyor Badoink.com handed out free cardboard virtual reality headsets (modeled on Google’s Cardboard) to help VR enthusiasts get access to equipment and to build an audience for its content. Now it’s ready to start testing its VR porn on …

Syria Makes First Withdrawal From Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault

Acropolypse now<p>The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's insurance against worst case scenarios. Since the seed vault opened in the far north of Norway in 2008, hundreds of thousands of seeds have been deposited into the facility situated in the Arctic wilderness, a rainy day fund for the …

Middle East

Chinese Fighter Jet Flew Across Nose of US Military Surveillance Plane

The Pentagon confirms that a Chinese fighter jet flew too close to an American reconnaissance aircraft last week over the Yellow Sea off the coast of …

Dispute arises over circumstances of death of woman at Israeli checkpoint

Israeli forces say 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamon was shot dead after pulling out a knife at a checkpoint in Hebron, but eyewitnesses dispute this account<p>Contradictory accounts have emerged over the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Palestinian student, Hadeel al-Hashlamon, by Israeli forces at a …

Israel

Mexico Ayotzinapa massacre: new theory suggests illicit cargo motivated attack

As first anniversary into killing and disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero approaches, experts speculate corrupt police were recovering heroin or money that local drug gang stashed inside mysterious ‘fifth bus’<p>On the night of 26 September 2014, a group of students in the Mexican state of …

Mexico

Scalia addresses Constitution, gay marriage in speech

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is criticizing judges who believe the Constitution is a "living" document, saying they amount to policy makers who are rewriting the founding document and making moral decisions for the entire country about same-sex marriage and other issues.<p>Scalia spoke to …

B.C. comic artist pairs with Margaret Atwood for Angel Catbird series

Vancouver-based comic-book artist Johnnie Christmas is 15 pages into drawing his latest project – a three-volume comic-book series called <i>Angel Catbird</i> that is being written by Margaret Atwood.<p>Yes, that Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed Canadian novelist and author of such works as <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> …

Portable wind turbine Kickstarter raises almost entire goal in one day

Plugging into renewable energy is a challenge for many of us. Despite the rapidly falling cost of solar panels, there are many green-minded folks who …

Renewable Energy

Privatizing the Apocalypse

<b>How Nuclear Weapons Companies Commandeer Your Tax Dollars</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Imagine for a moment a genuine absurdity: somewhere in the United States, the highly profitable operations of a set of corporations were based on the possibility that sooner or later your neighborhood would be …

Nuclear Energy

Stunning aerial photos show millions of Muslims making the annual pilgrimage to Mecca

The journey is said to be one of the five pillars of Islam, the cornerstones of the Muslim faith, and is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. It remembers the experiences of Abraham and the Prophet Muhammad, and every Muslim must make the journey at least once in their …

Islam

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Humanity