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Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

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US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war

If a major war ever happens, low-Earth orbit could turn into a combat zone. To that end, the US Air Force Space Command has created the "Space Mission Force" to train soldiers to operate military satellites in response to threats. "Adversaries have developed and fielded capabilities to disrupt and …

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The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’

After Gavin Long’s attack on officers in Baton Rouge, Police Chief Carl Dabadie observed that police “are up against a force that is not playing by …

U.S. says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. military forces will continue to operate in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson said on Wednesday during a visit to a Chinese naval base.<p>The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer transits the East Sea …

These Bronze Age Humans Were History's Biggest Weed Dealers

The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.<p>About 5,000 years ago, a mysterious tribe poured into Europe and Asia from the steppes of modern-day Russia and Ukraine. With them, they brought valuable knowledge of metalworking, horseback riding, and technology such as the wheel.<p>But historians believe …

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China has abandoned a solemn pledge to keep its exchange rate stable and is carrying out a systematic devaluation of the yuan, sending a powerful deflationary impulse through a global economy already caught in a 1930s trap.<p>The country’s currency basket has been sliding at an annual pace of 12pc …

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The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

ISIS has released a new Android app aimed at children

A news broadcaster affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS has released an Android app that teaches children the Arabic alphabet — and it's full of references to weapons and jihad.<p>Al Bayan Radio, which broadcasts ISIS propaganda on radio waves in the Middle East and through its Android apps, made …

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SpaceX suits to be designed by superhero armor creator

NASA astronauts aren't the only ones who will suit up in new gear inspired by sci-fi films.<p>SpaceX plans to give their astronauts spacesuits designed by Jose Fernandez, the legendary costume designer, sculptor, helmet and armor designer and the founder of Ironhead Studio.<p>He is best known for his …

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The Real Chinese 'Dragon': Exposing the Power of China's Deadly Air Force

Tensions in the South China Sea and continued warnings about Chinese militarization of the disputed areas has led many Pentagon planners and analysts …

A team of astronomers found 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away

That search took a cool turn this week … literally. A team of astronomers announced they have found not one but <i>three</i> Earth-size planets orbiting a red dwarf, a tiny and cool star just 40 light-years away!<p>This is very interesting for many reasons: This is the lowest mass full-fledged star ever seen …

Larry Wilmore's Use of the 'N-Word' Highlights Tension Barack Obama, All African-Americans Feel

Naeemah Clark, <i>Elon University</i><p>This spring, over 2,000 Washington insiders, journalists and Hollywood elite filtered into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to attend the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.<p>The first comedian to perform for the group was Mark Russell in 1983. His …

Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December<p>The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.<p>At …

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Ecuador earthquake: 654 dead, emergency tax measures introduced

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll from Ecuador's magnitude-7.8 earthquake climbed to 654 Saturday evening, according to the country's Risk Management Office.<p>The agency also reported that 58 people remain missing since the April 16 quake and 12,492 are injured. It also announced that almost 26,091 people …

Government website reveals plan to revive Soviet-era use of marine mammals for combat operations<p>Russia’s defence ministry is looking to buy five dolphins, the government has revealed, as the country strives to revive its Soviet-era use of sea mammals for military tasks.<p>The military has opened the …

Russia

It's starting to look like Russia will have the biggest impact on oil prices this year

The global oil situation continues to drag on.<p>Powerhouse oil producers are still being squeezed financially by lower prices and some of the more unstable OPEC members have seen upticks in violence and political chaos.<p>And in this environment, Russia increasingly looks like "the single biggest swing …

Russia says a growing problem in space could be enough to spark a war

Scientists estimate that anywhere from 500,000 to 600,000 pieces of human-made space debris between 0.4 and 4 inches in size are currently orbiting the Earth and traveling at speeds over 17,000 miles per hour.<p>If one of those pieces smashed into a military satellite it "<b>may provoke political or even</b> …

America and Turkey begin Ground Invasion of Syria. How Will Russia Respond?

Amidst an almost total western media blackout, Turkey and the US have initiated a military invasion in Syrian territory. On Wednesday evening, the …

An oligarchy has broken our democracy. It must be dislodged

Each new election year promises change. We will choose a new president and new representatives in Congress; fresh faces will make their appearances in Washington DC, while old ones disappear. But what about the people who stay in power, one election after another, less exposed to the public eye?<p>The …

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What if the Worldwide Jesuit Conspiracy is REAL?

October 27, 2015 by Artur Rosman<p>There are plenty of unbalanced Catholic commentators on the Jesuit papacy. Their conspiracy theories, not …

Facebook Announces 'Universal Search.' Time To Check Your Privacy Settings

Every public post is now searchable.<p>Facebook's search feature just got a major upgrade.<p>The tool will now let people explore all public posts on the world's largest social network -- that's 2 trillion pieces of searchable content.<p>As Facebook Vice President of Search Tom Stocky explained in post on …

Extinct 'bacon tortoise' species unearthed

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China is testing its largest airship ever

On October 13, 2015, China started the 24 hour test flight of its largest airship yet in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia.<p>The Yuanmeng has a volume of 18,000 cubic meters, a length of 75 meters and a height of 22 meters. It will fly to 20,000 meters to test its control systems and near-space flight …

Google Accidentally Leaks “Right To Be Forgotten” Data

According to newly uncovered data, more than 95% of the “right to be forgotten” requests made to Google in Europe concern ordinary citizens. <i>The Guardian</i> found data traces in the source code of Google’s transparency report and ran an analysis, which led them to conclude that barely 5% of the removal …

SpaceX’s Unmanned Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch

A fourth attempt at creating a “reusable” rocket ends in a cloud of smoke.<p>Early this morning, SpaceX made a fourth attempt to successfully return a Falcon 9 rocket to Earth in order to earn the coveted “reusable” tag. However, something seemed to go terribly wrong during the first stage of …

'The climate change movement must overcome political tribalism'

We’re all hardwired to ignore climate change: the issue is impossibly slippery and open to bias, and political tribalism has been a catastrophe for those trying to tackle it, according to social change activist and leading climate change thinker, George Marshall.<p>Speaking to Guardian columnist …

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