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Why are we ticklish? Scientists who tickled rats offer an intriguing answer

Need a good laugh? The feeling is pretty universal, according to researchers who tickled rats for the sake of science.<p>When the animals received a 10-second tickle from a gloved hand, they responded with a rat version of laughter. The animals seemed to enjoy it — indeed, they ran toward the gloved …

Inspiration To Arrange Small Living Room Designs Which Combine Looks So Gorgeous and Luxury - RooHome | Designs & Plans

Roohome.com – Do you have a small space especially for the living room? Now you can arrange your <b>small living room designs</b> with an awesome decor that …

Medicine
Crime

Oxfam: Poorest nations shouldering responsibility for world's refugees

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of the world's refugees, according to a new Oxfam report.<p>While the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK make up more than half the global economy, last year they only hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers -- just …

Oxfam

A Canadian professor is being held in a notoriously violent Iranian prison

Initially hesitant to go public, the family of Concordia University professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar is now speaking out, saying they fear for her safety and health.<p>On March 10, while Hoodfar was visiting family and friends in Iran after the recent death of her husband, security officials raided her home …

Asia

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Scientists Finally Know What Stopped Mongol Hordes From Conquering Europe

It's written in the tree rings.<p>In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s …

Ancient History
Middle East

20 Instagram home office desks you’ll want to recreate right now

Looking to declutter and snazz up your home office? Draw some inspiration from these stunning Instagrams<p>Mood board? Check.<p>Apple Mac? Check.<p>Artfully …

Setup
Middle East

Dozens of Syrians forced into sexual slavery in derelict Lebanese house

Victims were tortured and only left house for abortions and treatment for venereal diseases in case that has shocked country<p>Tucked in a leafy suburb of the Lebanese town of Jounieh, a short drive from the sparkling Mediterranean, stands a monument to human cruelty.<p>In this derelict two-story house, …

Human Rights
Inflammation

For first time in Indonesia, non-Muslim caned under Islamic law

A 60-year-old Christian woman convicted of selling alcohol was given a choice for her punishment: jail time or caning.<p>She chose caning, and in doing so last week became the first non-Muslim in Indonesia to receive the punishment under sharia law.<p>Remita Sinaga, a Protestant, received 28 lashes from …

Psychology

Japan's Problem with Tattoos

Last year, 15 million people visited Japan, setting a new record. Millions more are expected. Many foreigners, eager to see the sights and spend …

Japan

Concrete Geometrical House Concept on a Cliff in Iceland

Le designer Alex Hogrefe a imaginé le concept d’une maison au design très contemporain fait de béton et de grandes baies vitrées. L’originalité de …

Design

Portable desk aims to boost productivity

Getting down to work is hard. Whether you spend your days in an office or working from home, finding focus on a new project, a logo design, for …

Graphic Design

Black mail carrier handcuffed by NYPD while delivering packages, video shows

Glen Grays, a postal worker in Brooklyn, had his delivery route cut short on St. Patrick’s Day when he was handcuffed by four plainclothes police officers and placed in an unmarked car.<p>Cellphone video filmed by a bystander shows Grays in his U.S. Postal Service uniform, holding a package, when the …

Justice

Relatives of U.S. Missionary in Coma 'Just Glad He's Alive'

Covered in shrapnel wounds and second-degree burns, and suffering from a serious leg injury, American missionary Richard Norby picked up the phone and dialed his wife.<p>"He called and said, 'Just listen carefully, Pam, listen carefully,'" wife Pam Norby recounted to NBC News. It was clear from his …

Afghanistan War

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New material raises hopes for cheap renewable energy storage

It looks like the B-movie version of what you expect to find in a scientist's lab: An emerald green liquid that turns into a brownish gel as more ingredients are added.<p>Yet, this colourful goop, developed at the University of Toronto, does something that researchers say could make it a real-life …

Clean Energy

New Candidate Particles For Dark Matter Are So Dense They Are Almost Miniature Black Holes

Dark matter comprises up to five-sixths of the total matter in the universe, binding much of it together. Despite its commonality, the physical …

Self-Cleaning Clothes Are Actually on The Horizon

Finally, clothes that wash themselves!<p>Australian researchers have found a way to make clothes wash themselves. The self-cleaning textiles developed …

Craft the perfect portfolio this weekend

A fresh online presence is essential if you want to progress as a designer or illustrator – and for students graduating this summer, it's equally …

Graphic Design

The internet black widow: Is this Canada's most dangerous woman?

<b>A woman dubbed the Internet Black Widow was released from prison in Canada on Friday, prompting police to issue a warning to potential victims - elderly men looking for love. What could have earned a sweet-talking 80-year-old such a sinister reputation?</b><p>Alex Strategos was lonely and searching for …

Crime

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

Singularity

Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs – DIY Remodeling Upgrades

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …