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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings

As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

U.S. news<p>Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of …

Justice

June 2015

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Space<p>Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Paranormal

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

Does New Theory Pinpoint Lost City of Atlantis?

Book Talk<p>An author’s obsessive quest leads to a site off the coast of Morocco.<p>Type the word “Atlantis” into Google and 120 million results pop up. Like El Dorado or Shangri-la, the legendary sunken city of Atlantis hovers on the horizon of our imagination, tantalizing, mysterious, unreachable. <i>Meet</i> …

Tens of thousands march through Dublin to protest against water charges

Irish government’s austerity measure has sparked widespread public anger, with Saturday’s street protest the fourth since October<p>Tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday in the latest protest against the government’s new water charges. It is the latest show of public opposition to …

Rare Supertide Turns Ancient Abbey Into Isolated Island

World<p>A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.<p>The so-called "tide of the century" actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along …

Was There a Cover-Up After the Sinking of the 'Lusitania'?

Book Talk<p>A beautiful, “invincible” ship plus a German torpedo equals catastrophic tragedy.<p>One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the Cunard luxury liner <i>Lusitania</i> was sunk by a German torpedo off the Irish coast. It was the fastest, most luxurious passenger ship ever to have sailed the seas and, …

Flying fryer: China completes first flight powered by ‘gutter oil’

China’s largest private carrier Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s first commercial flight powered by biofuel – namely, discarded cooking …

How to See the Wolves of Yellowstone

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Winter weather means that curious travelers and avid shutterbugs have a chance to spot a wolf or three.<p>“Wolf by the river. Stop!” screamed Emily, a fellow traveler who sat across from me in the snow coach. Minutes earlier I had asked our driver if there was any chance we’d …

National Parks

How To Find a Friend to Take on Your Next Camping Adventure

Adventure is calling! But, it can be a lonely pursuit. Ever wanted to convince a pretty guy or girl to come with you or just want to share the …

Spectre: watch footage from the James Bond shoot in Austria

The first images from the set of 007’s latest adventure, Spectre, have arrived – with Daniel Craig skulking around Sölden in Austria<p>The first footage and official image from the set of James Bond’s 24th adventure, Spectre, have been released.<p>Daniel Craig, in his fourth outing as the British spy, is …

Why Your Next Tent Might Be A Cube

The next generation of ultralight backpacking tents is adopting vertical walls and square shapes to maximize living space while shedding weight. …

Backpacking

Is JJ Abrams headed to the CGI dark side for The Force Awakens?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,JJ Abrams,Film,Star Wars,Science fiction and fantasy,Culture,Andy Serkis<p>The director says his forthcoming Stars Wars instalment will use the old-school techniques of the original trilogy along with CGI – here’s hoping he doesn’t throw the entire digital effects …

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

Mars

A Richie Incognito Return Is the Last Thing the NFL Needs Right Now

Before the Ray Rice video, the Greg Hardy conviction, the Jonathan Dwyer assault charges and Adrian Peterson's child abuse case—before everything that made this the NFL's year from hell—there was Richie Incognito, a woman and a golf club.<p>That's the guy the Buffalo Bills just signed. A proven, …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Weird & Wild<p>Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous …

Porpoises

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

Auschwitz