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Humankind may have originated in Europe not Africa

Analysis of 7.2 million year old remains in Europe and the areas surrounding the sites has led an international research team to suggest two key …

Humanity

5 Powerful Mind and Body Hacks for a Limitless Brain

Elite men and women perform at a high level. Similar to a highly skilled computer expert, mind and body hackers are looking for programs to …

Fall Baking: Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cookies | shopswell

It's fall and that means it's time to bake all things pumpkin. These are by far the easiest, tastiest pumpkin cookies I have ever made. In fact, next …

Big-headed babies are likely to earn university degrees, scientists suggest

Babies born with big heads are likely to be more intelligent, a study has suggested.<p>Research has linked the size of a child’s head with their …

Pumpkin Layered Magic Cake

The pumpkin and cake layers in this dessert magically switch places as they’re baking and then get topped with a gorgeously fluffy cream cheese …

'Magic cake' is taking over the dessert world

Magic cake might sound like something you can only eat in Middle Earth or whilst joining Mr. Tumnus for tea in Narnia.<p>However, we muggles are the …

20 Unexpected Uses For a Can of Biscuit Dough

Popping open a can of biscuit dough has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in the kitchen. And while a perfectly made biscuit is irresistible, there are so many more ways to make use of the premade dough. Allow your next package of biscuit dough to be your shortcut to waffles, …

Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe with Orange Glaze & Mascarpone

<i>The best easy pumpkin muffins you will ever make, extra fluffy with a little pocket of mascarpone cheese inside and draped in a decadent orange …

Dessert

Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe

(512)<p>Food Recipes > Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe (Ingredients )<p>Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe<p><b>Serving size:</b> 4<p>Ingredients<p>salt and pepper<br>• 4 boneless …

Raspberry, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

<i>Wake up to breakfast already prepared with these Raspberry, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats. It’s like having dessert for breakfast and</i> …

This Herringbone Lattice Pie Crust Is a Buttery Masterpiece

Creating a delicious pie can be hard work. Creating a delicious pie with a perfect lattice top requires some level of genius. So this week when …

Pie

North Korea says that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb

North Korea reportedly detonated the device at the Punggye-ri underground test site in the far northeast, its official Korean Central News Agency said.<p>A television anchor read a typically propaganda-heavy statement on state TV that said North Korea had tested a "miniaturized" hydrogen bomb, …

North Korea

The U.S. Navy's Master Plan to Dominate Russia and China

Earlier today the U.S. Navy’s top uniformed officer released a new plan to keep the sea service ahead of its Russian and Chinese rivals.<p>While the new …

Theoretical Physicist Proposes Radical New Hypothesis For Why Humans Exist

Dark matter.<p>Where do we come from? Well, it depends on who you ask. For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our …

Dark Matter

Russia urges Turkey to arrest rebels over pilot's death

The Russian government has called for Turkey to arrest rebels it suspects killed the pilot of the jet shot down last month on the Syrian border.<p>Maria Zakharova, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said in a statement on Wednesday that Moscow "demands that the Turkish authorities take immediate steps to …

Russia

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland officer in fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice

A grand jury Monday declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was shot while playing with what turned out to be a pellet gun.<p>In explaining the decision, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said it was "indisputable" that the boy …

Arab League demands Turkey withdraw troops from Iraq

Foreign ministers of the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday at the request of the Iraqi government. On the agenda: finding a solution to Turkey’s ongoing military presence in northern Iraq.<p>Hundreds of Turkish troops entered Iraq earlier this month and are stationed near …

Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

BEIRUT (AP) — The three missiles fired on a public market in the northern Syrian town of Ariha took the morning shoppers by surprise. In a few moments, the main street, packed with people buying and selling fruit and vegetables, turned into a scene of carnage with burning cars and the wounded …

Middle East

Eggy Puds (Breakfast Yorkshire Puddings With Bacon and Fried Eggs) Recipe

Resting your batter overnight can have a profoundly delicious effect on your Yorkshire pudding. Now I'm giving you another incentive to let it rest: the best morning-after-roast-supper breakfast you've ever had.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting batter overnight produces taller, tastier yorkshire pudding.<br>• Baking …

Breakfast

The US military is accusing ISIS of telling its fighters to pose as Iraqi soldiers and massacre civilians

But some experts cast doubt the authenticity of the pamphlet, cautioning that it could be a forgery by Shia militias eager to disassociate themselves from atrocities in Sunni areas.<p>The pamphlet, which was printed in Arabic and translated into English after it was obtained by the US military, says …

Shia Islam

Denver man imprisoned 28 years to be freed after bond posted

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday cleared the way for the release of a man who has spent 28 years behind bars for a rape he says he did not commit, setting bond that will allow the prisoner to walk free.<p>Clarence Moses-EL was convicted in 1988 after the victim said his face appeared to her in a …

Crime

New trial for Baltimore officer in Freddie Gray death set for June | Reuters

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Baltimore police officer will face retrial on a manslaughter charge over the death of black detainee Freddie Gray starting on June 13, a Maryland judge ruled on Monday, after the officer’s first trial ended in a deadlocked jury.<p>Officer William Porter arrives at the …

Justice

Inside Kremlin's creeping military campaign in Syria

<b>Hmeymim airbase, Latakia, Syria (CNN) —</b> Russians are renowned for their endless patience -- and I sometimes feel they like to test us foreigners whenever they can.<p>Certainly our journey into Syria with the Russian defense ministry was testing: Seven hours on a bus to a military airport outside …

Middle East

Syria conflict: Dozens killed in suspected Russian strikes

<b>At least 43 people have been killed in a series of air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, according to activists and residents.</b><p>A marketplace, homes and official buildings were all hit, reports say. Bodies were still being pulled from the rubble, …

Middle East

The Final Battle In The U.S.-Russia Relationship Is In Space

Senator Richard Shelby totally pwned Senator John McCain in a fight over the Pentagon buying Russian rocket engines to spy on Russia, among other things.<p>As a <i>Star Wars</i> sequel opens on movie screens, a final space battle over Russian space rockets plays out in the U.S. Senate, pitting maverick …

Exclusive - Japan's far-flung island defence plan seeks to turn tables on China | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is fortifying its far-flung island chain in the East China Sea under an evolving strategy that aims to turn the tables on China’s navy and keep it from ever dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military and government sources said.<p>A fishing boat with hoisted …

China

China carries out war games in South China Sea this week | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s military carried out war games in the disputed South China Sea this week, with warships, submarines and fighter jets simulating cruise missile strikes on ships, the official People’s Liberation Army Daily said on Friday.<p>The alleged ongoing land reclamation by China on …

China

Iran missile test sparks concern over nuclear deal implementation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Iran is once again testing the international community.<p>A United Nations panel announced this week that Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution when it tested a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead in October.<p>Coming just months before the international …

South Asia