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Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to "lightly beat" their wives as a form of discipline.<p>In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Consciousness

Cure for HIV reportedly 3 years away

A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning.<p>Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within the next …

7 Modern Medical Breakthroughs That Are About to Change the Health Game

From poop pills to painkilling patches, science is in overdrive.<p>Thanks to science, we now know more about our health than ever before. It seems like there are game-changing medical breakthroughs happening all of the time, but here are seven of the most fascinating advancements, which could just …

Man Who Survived Suicide Attempt Off Golden Gate Bridge Shares His Story

“The millisecond my hands left the rail, it was an instant regret.”<p>On September 24, 2000, Kevin Hines walked onto the Golden Gate Bridge with one goal: He was going to kill himself.<p>“I vividly remember writing my suicide note,” he says in a poignant Buzzfeed video, published Thursday as part of the …

Mental Health

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

For the First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a the Birth of a Planet

At only two million years old, the LkCa 15 is a cosmic nursery.<p>Nearly 2,000 exoplanets—or, worlds beyond our Solar System—have been discovered over the last two decades, demonstrating that there is spectacular planetary diversity in the universe. But while astronomers have observed everything from …

Universe

A disease that once plagued pirates is now showing up in America's poorest people

The middle-aged man had shown up with bleeding gums, unexplained swelling, bruises, and fatigue. His team of internists suspected a skin infection, but every bacterial test came up negative. They were stumped until, Churchill recalls, "someone eventually thought to ask about this person's diet."<p>It …

Holistic Medicine

The Only Thing You Need To Consider Before Starting a Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The return of Star Wars: an evil empire in Jedi clothing?

Next month sees the eagerly awaited seventh coming of Star Wars with The Force Awakens. A good moment to examine the apparently timeless mass appeal of this huge franchise. What does it tell us about ourselves?<p>• 1997: when Star Wars hit the UK – in pictures<p>A long time ago, when everyone else was …

Russia and Iran declare victory as Western leaders including Cameron accept Assad will stay

Bashar al-Assad’s key backers hail the turn-around by Western leaders in accepting the Syrian president would remain in power, at least in the short-term future<p>President Bashar al-Assad’s key backers declared victory on Sunday night after Western leaders who had previously backed Syrian rebels, …

Here's how well an AI scored on the math section of the SAT

Now, scientists say they have created an AI that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student.<p>Researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle created a program called GeoS, which uses computer vision to see, uses language algorithms …

Artificial Intelligence

What History Can Teach Us About The Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

"European states were the architects of the modern refugee regime."<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Alexander Betts, Director of the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre.</i><p>The thousands of men, women …

Human Rights

Not Just Another Discussion About Whether AI Is Going To Destroy Us

An AI roundtable discussion is a staple of the tech journalism circus — usually framed with a preamble about dystopic threats to human existence from the inexorable rise of ‘super intelligence machines’. Just add a movie still from <i>The Terminator</i>.<p>What typically results from such a set-up is a …

Artificial Intelligence

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Millionaire London lawyer jumped in front of train after suffering 'considerable guilt'

36-year-old woman had no past psychiatric history but 'felt she hadn't been a good enough mother'", an inquest heard<p>An 'intelligent lawyer' and loving mother-of-three killed herself after being consumed with guilt because she felt she was not a good enough mum, an inquest was told.<p>Sarah Johnson, …

8 Things Energetic People Do Every Day

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Russia Just Hacked Into the Pentagon’s Email System

The increased tensions between Russia and the West have been labeled “a new cold war.” But there’s nothing cold about the cyber hostilities that have …

NASA Totally Found an Alien Crab on Mars and Didn't Tell Anybody

And then—get this—THEN they accidentally posted a picture of it online. And then some people spotted it and called a<p>spade a spadecrab a crab. Hey …

UFOs

Why Mindful Leadership Is So Powerful

In a world filled with distractions 24/7, attentiveness is key to success.<p><i>This story first appeared on the Huffington Post.</i><p>From the moment you wake up, you're bombarded with distractions. Emails clog your inbox, requests pile up, and notifications flicker in the background. Within moments your …

Mindfulness

What He Said About Hell and the Bible Rocked the Christian World. Here’s What Ex-Pastor Rob Bell Is Up to Four Years Later.

Few evangelical figures in recent memory have sparked as much theological debate as has Rob Bell, the author, speaker and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who ignited furor when his 2011 book “Love Wins” questioned traditional theological constructs surrounding …

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Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

Look inside the rare Leonardo da Vinci notebook that Bill Gates paid more than $30 million for

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is known to be an avid reader, and his home library is filled with rare books selected by a professional book …

Leonardo Da Vinci

7 Steps to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: The Guide to Everyday Genius.

<i>I awoke, only to find out that the rest of the world was still asleep.</i><p>— Leonardo da Vinci<p><b>What does it mean to be a genius? Is genius born or made —</b> …

Creativity

African American Civil War Nurses | Medical History | Pinterest | American civil war, Civil wars and Africans

African American Civil War Nurses | Medical History | Pinterest | American civil war, Civil wars and Africans

How the world's population is changing in 7 maps and charts

By 2100, nearly 11 billion people will live on this planet. Click on our interactive map using UN data to find out more about how the world's population is changing<p><b>Tap here if you are viewing this article in a Telegraph app.</b><p>Since 1989, the UN has celebrated World Population Day on July 11 in the …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

Diabetes