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Orlando shooter’s wife facing intense scrutiny from the FBI

By Adam Goldman ,<p>Adam Goldman<p>Reporter who covered terrorism and national security<p>Bio<p>Mark Berman and<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>Matt Zapotosky<p>National security reporter covering the Justice Department<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The 30-year-old wife of the gunman who opened …

Human Rights

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

Canadian hostage 'beheaded' by armed Islamists in Philippines as Isil methods go global

Canada’s prime minister voiced “deep sadness” on Monday after an armed Islamist group murdered a second Canadian hostage in the Philippines.<p>Robert Hall, 50, is understood to have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf, an insurgent group fighting for a hardline Islamist state in the southern Philippines. His …

APP STORE 2.0

The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple do it again?<p>Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week …

Enzyme Pair Play Crucial Role in Maintaining Balance of Cellular Processes

<i>Summary: Findings could help researchers better understand how certain neurodegenerative diseases may arise.</i><p>Source: St. Jude Children’s Research …

Neuroscience

Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues

Don't be afraid when it tells you that you're totally average.<p>Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. …

Mental Health

The Evolutionary Power of Loneliness

The pain of isolation may be what motivates people to make friends.<p>As social animals, we depend on others for survival. Our communities provide mutual aid and protection, helping humanity to endure and thrive. “We have survived as a species not because we’re fast or strong or have natural weapons …

Neuroscience

Amazon goes open source with machine-learning tech, competing with Google’s TensorFlow

Amazon is making a bigger leap into open-source technology with the unveiling of its machine-learning software DSSTNE.<p>The newly released program is …

Machine Learning

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

Animation

The most contested presidential election in American history

By Lillian Cunningham<p>Lillian Cunningham<p>Reporter hosting the "Presidential" and "Constitutional" podcasts<p>Email Bio Follow<p>How does a vicious, close and disputed election spill over into a presidency?<p>In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, we examine the razor-thin election results for …

Elections

Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

World powers prepared to arm UN-backed Libyan government

UN security council members say they are ready to respond to request for weapons to combat Isis following Vienna talks<p>The US and other world powers have said they are ready to supply Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli with specific weapons to counter Islamic State, as well as …

10 Modern Myths About Marriage

Mark Twain once said, <i>“It’s not the things you don’t know that will hurt you; it’s the things you know for sure that just ain’t so!”</i><p>When it comes to …

Lachesis Homeopathy : Benefits,Usage,Dosage

The venom of Lachesis snake is used in making the homeopathic remedy which is extremely powerful.It is used as a remedy to cure several nervous and …

Three Newly-Discovered Planets That Could Support Life

It has been a life-long task for researchers to search for other planets in far away galaxies that are similar to Earth. Presently, Earth is the only …

Want a Zika-Free Caribbean Vacation? Grand Cayman Chooses GMO Mosquitoes

The Zika virus that is transmitted through the bites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito is spreading throughout South and Central America and the …

CIA chief 'poisoned by Pakistan spies' after Osama bin Laden raid

The CIA director who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden suspected that he was poisoned by Pakistani spies weeks later, according to a new report.<p>Mark Kelton, the agency’s Pakistan chief in 2011, was pulled out of Islamabad suffering from a violent stomach illness two months after the …

'We could destroy you,' Obama warns 'erratic' North Korean leader

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, reminding its “erratic” and “irresponsible” leader that America’s nuclear arsenal could “destroy” his country.<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A …

There Might Be An Earth-like Planet Only 16 Light Years Away From Us

It looks like we have a new neighbour in the galaxy, and it might have been there for some time without us knowing about its existence. This new …

Diabetes: can you really eat to beat it?

Converts to the bestselling blood sugar diet say you can. When one type 2 diabetic tried it, he reversed his condition. Four years on, is he still cured?<p>Just over four years ago, my GP gave me unwelcome news: I had type 2 diabetes. I was shocked. I didn’t match the stereotypical patient profile of …

Russia is training up corgi puppies to be its next squad of police dogs

When someone says ‘fearsome’ or ‘ready to protect mankind’, there’s really only one breed of dog that comes to mind.<p>We are, of course, talking about …

Puppies

Health Benefits Of Chilli Oil That Is Unkown To Many

Chili oil is prepared by infusing chili peppers with a base oil like sesame oil.Chili oil has numerous amount of health benefits associated with …

Zika virus definitely causes birth defects, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus causes microcephaly and other birth defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.<p>"This study marks a turning point in the Zika outbreak. It is now clear that the virus causes microcephaly," CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden said.<p>Previously, the …

Birth Defects

Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast

In November of 2015, scientists in southeastern China were combing through bacterial samples collected from hospitals in the Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces when they discovered something that would immediately grab the attention of the entire medical community.<p>Many of the bacteria collected were …

Zika virus: Will this baby be OK?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zulmarys Molina arrives at the high-risk pregnancy clinic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, shortly after dawn, excited to see her baby.<p>Inside the examining room, she raises her shirt so Dr. Alberto de la Vega can put an ultrasound wand on her belly.<p>He heads straight for the baby's brain.<p>When …

Mossack Fonseca's Panama offices raided as tax investigators meet in Paris

The offices of the firm at the centre of the Panama Papers revelations were raided by police officers on Tuesday as investigators prepared to meet in Paris to launch an unprecedented inquiry into global tax evasion.<p>Panama’s attorney general ordered the raid on the Panamanian offices of Mossack …