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A Single Mutation Is Responsible for Gingers Burning in the Sun

Red hair signals something dangerously wrong inside your cells.<p>Summer’s coming — which means red heads everywhere are cringing at the prospect of …

Mutations

It sounds impossible, but physicists created a magnet that is one atom thick

You may have heard of graphene, the ultra-thin wonder material that is a single layer of pure carbon, derived from graphene. Well, scientists at the …

Nanotech

Can Superhuman Mutants Be Living Among Us?

These characters aren't generally celebrated for their realism -- but are they <i>really</i> so implausible? Is it so hard to believe that, in some …

99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The …

Dinosaurs

5 Burning Questions (and Answers) About Tesla's Solar Roof Calculator

When Tesla unveiled pricing for its Solar Roof earlier this year, Consumer Reports ran a cost-benefit analysis on three real-world houses. Two of …

Solar Power

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: …

Aquaponics

How giant hands in Venice combat climate change

If you visit Venice any time before Nov. 26 you'll get a lesson in climate change. No, the city won't be submerged under water, as some have feared, …

Climate Change

The Great Barrier Reef Is Probably Doomed No Matter What

A new study suggests that even slight amounts of global warming will devastate Australia and destroy its famous reef.<p>Early last year, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia underwent a once-in-a-lifetime calamity. Ocean temperatures around the reef rose far above normal. The extra heat turned corals …

Is Global Warming Real?

There is proof the earth is warming, but the debate continues.<p>In recent years, global warming has been the subject of a great deal of political controversy. As scientific knowledge has grown, this debate is moving away from whether humans are causing warming and toward questions of how best to …

Climate Change

What does Macron mean for the EU?

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, register for a free FT account here and then sign up here.</i><p>And breathe. The relief in …

Downing Street

Northern lite: Britain's EU club seeks life after Brexit | Reuters

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - For its neighbors and closest friends in Europe, Britain’s impending departure from the EU has prompted a flurry of networking in the hope of defending free trade and lean budgets in Brussels.<p>EU and Union flags fly above Parliament Square during a Unite for Europe …

Europe

How one man’s thirst for cheaper beer could redefine trade in Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada doesn't often deal with humdrum disputes about a few bottles of beer. But the justices are right to have granted leave to appeal a case involving just that, because it touches on crucial matters of Canadian federalism and interprovincial trade.<p>The hero of the story is …

Canada

Canada restarts free trade negotiations with South America's Mercosur trading bloc

Canada's hectic international trade agenda is about to get even busier, as it takes new steps toward formal free trade negotiations with Mercosur, …

Canada

Another Reason Trump Should Like Free Trade

Research suggests that it helps secure the U.S. supply of crucial mineral resources.<p>To all the reasons that President Donald Trump's antagonism toward free trade could damage U.S. interests, add another: It could endanger the country's supply of materials used in everything from computers to …

Economics

Married man faked terror plot to avoid trip with mistress: cops

A married man in India reportedly went to extraordinary lengths to avoid going on vacation with his mistress.<p>Police in Hyderabad arrested 32-year-old …

India

Anti-Semitic Attacks Have Spiked Since the 2016 Election

Anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise in the U.S. — with a spike of reports of assaults, vandalism and harassment surrounding the 2016 election that …

Israel

This is what’s left after the ‘Mother of all Bombs’ hit Afghanistan

A remote area in Afghanistan barely shows signs from the US military’s “Mother of All Bombs,” its largest non-nuclear device ever deployed in combat …

Grandma’s recipe for Icelandic kleinur doughnuts

I was born in Ireland, but my mother is Icelandic. And although her parents – my grandparents – had moved to Canada by the time I was born, we went to Reykjavik often to visit our cousins. And <i>kleinur</i> cardamom pastries are a particularly sweet memory of those childhood visits, as well as visits to …

Dessert

Try Sam Talbot's Mind-Blowing Avocado Recipe and You'll Never Go Back to Avocado Toast Again

Skip the bread and put an egg on it.<p>Avocados have overrun the food world—inspiring avocado-focused restaurants and endless plates of toast in every …

4 Mouthwatering Vegan Breakfast Ideas That Will Keep You Full All Day

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you eat literally fuels your body for the next 12 hours—or more—so it’s …

Hackney nightclub acid attack: Manhunt launched after noxious substance sprayed into crowd leaving two with serious burns

A manhunt has been launched for an attacker who police say sprayed acid into a packed east London nightclub, leaving two in a serious condition in …

Google Maps

Hamid Karzai condemns US MOAB strike on Afghanistan

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday the US was using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb "an immense atrocity against the Afghan people".

Hamid Karzai

Inside the World's First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway's Jegertroppen

ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland.<p>Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the …

Military

Alleged Gay 'Concentration Camps' In Chechnya Spark Global Outrage

International human rights activists are decrying reports that at least 100 gay men have been arrested, and three killed, in the Russian region of Chechnya.<p>A Moscow-owned Russian opposition newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, cited claims by federal law enforcement officials who said the men, ranging in ages …

LGBTQI

Egypt's Coptic Christians have been badly let down -- again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once again, a holy day in the Coptic Christian calendar will be remembered as a day of bloodshed.<p>As Egypt's Orthodox Christians celebrated Palm Sunday and children joyfully brandished palm fronds, re-creating Jesus's triumphal entry to Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion, bombs exploded …

Extremism

CCTV footage shows church explosion

A closed-circuit television video released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry shows the dramatic moment an ISIS suicide bomber approached and blew up Saint Mark’s Cathedral, a Coptic church in Alexandria.<p>The blast killed at least 16 people and wounded 41.

Navy SEAL's book on the bin Laden killing shows the real reason photos of the body were never released

The book, "The Operator" by Robert O'Neill, recounts the former Navy chief's career spanning 400 missions, though his role with the elite SEAL team's raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, has become his most consequential.<p>According to O'Neill, he was walking behind his fellow SEALs …

Military

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

The Chechen Government Is Reportedly Kidnapping And Murdering Gay Men

But the Chechen government denies that gay men even exist in Chechnya. “You cannot arrest or repress people who just don’t exist in the republic,” a spokesman told Interfax.