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How Does Insulin Work in Our Bodies?

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Diabetes
Johnson & Johnson

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Women's Health

How ISIS Actually Lost Ramadi

Iraqi commandos and U.S. airstrikes drove the terror army from much of the city. But that war plan could backfire the next time around.<p>Pentagon …

Readers' top 10 best books of 2015

It’s December, and you know what that means: best-of lists have been published and to-be-read piles have grown. Take your pick: authors’ favourites (here, curated by the Guardian Review; here, by The Observer) or critics’ picks genre by genre. But what about readers, you ask? Here is a selection of …

Books

Man cannot divorce wife under Hindu law if she is terminally ill, rules Indian court

India's top court makes landmark ruling amid fears husband pressuring wife who has breast cancer to accept settlement to pay for medical treatment<p>Never has the marriage vow “in sickness and in health” been applied so literally.<p>India's supreme court has ruled that a man cannot divorce his wife if …

India

Islamic State seizes Unesco heritage site in Libya

Fears for the future of the Roman theatre at Sabratha, one of the world's finest relics of classical antiquity<p>Islamic State fighters have seized control of the Libyan town of Sabratha, site of one of the world’s best-preserved ancient Roman theatres.<p>The fighters moved in a long column of Toyota …

United Nations

Legal checks to political vandalism

The increasing intolerance of dissenting views in today’s India is an extremely worrying trend for most Indians. The blame has been laid squarely at …

China, Japan and South Korea relations 'completely restored' after summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> China, Japan and South Korea said they have "completely restored" relations after meeting Sunday for the first trilateral summit of the East Asian powers in three years.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye over the …

North Korea

One technique that can help you make friends as an adult is surprisingly easy to mess up

But years of research suggests there's one near-universal feature of relationship development: self-disclosure.<p>In general, according to research by Nancy L. Collins, Ph.D., and Lynn Carol Miller, Ph.D., people tend to like each other more after they've shared something personal.<p>The foundation of …

Psychology

Palestinians suffering double standards of international law

There exists in our world such a thing as natural justice, and when it comes to an oppressed people fighting for their rights against an oppressor, …

Middle East

These are the Chinese military advancements that could shift the balance of power in Asia

Beijing is developing next-generation fighter jets, ballistic missiles, and advanced naval vessels — partly in order to keep pace with the US.<p>The two powers are in a low-key arms race in east Asia. The US is currently engaged in a "pivot to Asia," focusing military and diplomatic attention on an …

Military

Russia’s move into Syria a ‘game changer,’ think tank warns

Russia's recent deployment of troops, helicopters and battle tanks to western Syria is a "Middle East game changer," says the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War in a bulletin released Thursday.<p>The ISW, which keeps a close eye on the movement of government, rebel and outside forces in …

How the hijab has made sexual harassment worse in Iran

Islamic dress laws have failed to protect women who talk of constant unwanted attention with the tacit approval of all, including the authorities who are supposed to protect them<p>Every day I take a stroll on my way to work. From Tehran’s bustling Vanak Square, buzzing with traffic and commuters, to …

Sexual Harassment

Segway is suing popular 'hoverboard' makers for patent infringement

This year has seen Inventist's Hovertrax grow into one of the most prominent and successful rideables — but is that success coming at the expense of the Segway? A lawsuit filed by Segway Inc. in a Delaware district court on Friday alleges that both the Hovertrax and the Solowheel willfully violate …

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

The Zimbabwean president gave the same speech as one he delivered in his state of the nation address last month<p>Zimbabwe's 91-year-old president Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening of a new session of parliament on Tuesday, repeating an address he gave to the legislature last …

South Africa

Why Should We Pay for ‘Happy Birthday’?

The famous birthday song—more than a century old and still protected by copyright—shows how copyright law has become a corporate welfare program.<p>The …

Latest Samsung TV ad takes another swing at the iPhone

Poor Apple and its latest iPhone, the two have been on the receiving end of a few jibes from its Android rivals since its launch announcement this week and Samsung is looking to hammer its major rival once again with its latest TV advertisement.<p>Much like Sony the other day, Samsung seems to be …

Wireless Charging
Aviation

Photographs of the Underwater Telecommunication Cables Tapped by the NSA

Trevor Paglen took a literal deep dive into government surveillance for his latest project.<p><i>This article appears in the September Issue of VICE</i><p>When I met the artist Trevor Paglen to talk about the surveillance state, I found him crouched in the back of a metal bar called Rasputin. He was in Istanbul …

Surveillance

Man who traveled to every country on earth explains the most difficult places to visit and why

This means 196 countries: the 193 members of the United Nations, plus Taiwan, Vatican City, and Kosovo, which are not members but are, to varying degrees, recognized as independent countries by other international actors.<p>In five decades of traveling, I've crossed countries by rickshaw, pedicab, …

Money Laundering

Refugees not Migrants: How Europe is misleading the world on the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea is no stranger to maritime deaths, particularly of irregular migrants from North Africa and the Middle East who seek to enter …

Half-volley return giving Federer tactical advantage

NEW YORK -- As Steve Darcis tossed the ball for his second serve, Roger Federer did something odd. He charged the net.<p>Moving so swiftly and smoothly …

White House 'monitoring' reports Russian military is in Syria

Washington (AFP) - The White House on Thursday said it was closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, …

Middle East

Transgender ruling: US court opposes Mexican's deportation

<b>A US appeals court has granted a transgender illegal immigrant the right to stay, as she would face discrimination in Mexico.</b><p>The court ruled that Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez was protected under international anti-torture conventions.<p>The judges said Mexico suffered from "an epidemic of unsolved …

LGBTQI
India

How Social Media Is Ruining Politics

It is turning out to be more encompassing and controlling, more totalizing, than earlier media ever was.<p>Our political discourse is shrinking to fit our smartphone screens. The latest evidence came on Monday night, when Barack Obama turned himself into the country’s Instagrammer-in-Chief. While en …

Social Media