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Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

For centuries, arsenic was the go-to poison for murder.<p>If you wanted to knock off an heir to the throne or speed up the arrival of your inheritance, all you had to do was add a dollop of rat poison to your rival's food. They wouldn't see or taste it. And the police wouldn't detect it — at least not …

Sea Level

Mass Grave With 200 Skeletons Found Under Supermarket In Central Paris

Archaeologists have made a strange and rather gruesome discovery under a supermarket in central Paris: an ancient mass grave containing the skeletal remains of more than 200 people.<p>The grave came to light after the Monoprix supermarket company called on the French National Institute for Preventive …

Archaeology

Elderly Mystery Woman Found Buried in Coffin Near Richard III

Archaeologists found a lead coffin buried in the ruins of an English medieval church, just feet from the grave of England's King Richard III. When they opened the tomb, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. But instead, they found the bones of an elderly woman.<p>The woman's …

Archaeology

Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

<b>The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports.</b><p>Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East.<p>But another, mysterious population with …

Anthropology

US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

BOSTON (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.<p>HealthMap uses …

Marriage falls out of favour for young Europeans as austerity and apathy bite

Experts blame economic and cultural changes for decline in weddings<p>Marriage rates have fallen dramatically in most major European countries over the past decade, as austerity, generational crisis and apathy towards the institution deter record numbers of young people from tying the knot.<p>The number …

Life, After

Denial is powerful. It can be a crucial coping tool when experiencing loss or trauma, but it also can unmoor you from reality. From the time I lost …

'We know where Jack the Ripper lived' - experts

Experts believe the Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper lived in Flower and Dean Street in London’s notorious East End<p>It is a mystery that has eluded detectives for more than a century, but criminologists now believe they know where Jack the Ripper lived.<p>By using the latest geographical …

Balkan Floods Expose Deadly Mines From 1990s Civil War

Bosnia and Serbia are struggling to recover from the worst flooding in a century, after three months of rain fell in just three days in the Balkan countries.<p>At least 40 people have died in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. Half a million people have fled their homes, and tens of thousands are without …

Floods affect over 1 million in Balkans, destruction 'terrifying' | Reuters

MAGLAJ, Bosnia/KRUPANJ, Serbia (Reuters) - Bosnia said on Monday that more than a quarter of its 4 million people had been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory, comparing the “terrifying” destruction to that of the country’s 1992-95 war.<p>The extent of the devastation …

How Many People Are Wrongly Convicted? Researchers Do the Math.

Is there a more tragic story than an innocent person going to prison? Tragic, and powerful. That’s why <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> is one of the most beloved movies of our time. And why we’ve all heard of this quote from an esoteric 18th-century English guy, William Blackstone: “It is better that ten …

Debt Crisis Really Hitting These Students Hard

Education loans are straining millions of students' finances, and it is a hot-button topic on college campuses across the country. But if you look at who is really borrowing heavily, it's the graduate students.<p>When Nicole Armbrust decided to earn a master's degree in social work, she wasn't …

College & University

What happened in Rwanda is happening again in Central African Republic

Drive north from the capital, and you soon discover why relief workers call the Central African Republic a post-apocalyptic country. After a year of mass murder, the villages are abandoned and the roads eerily empty and desolate.<p>The checkpoints are controlled by cold-eyed men from largely Christian …

Associated Press News

Maybe Heads of State Shouldn't Give Maps as Presents

Chancellor Angela Merkel probably meant well. In Berlin last week, she gave her guest, Chinese President Xi Jinping, a 1735 map of China made by …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>U.S. stocks on wild ride, rebound after heavy, early losses<p>Fairfax poised to acquire core businesses of embattled Carillion Canada<p>Another 452 jobs to go at collapsed U.K. builder Carillion<p>Bitcoin drops 16% as cryptocurrencies decline with risk assets Subscriber content<p>Ottawa to …

Russia Is Restarting Stalin's National Fitness Program

The "Ready for Labor and Defense" campaign, Putin hopes, will get Russians in shape and pay tribute to Soviet history.<p>If you could turn back the hands of time, what would you wish for? For Russian President Vladimir Putin, it seems to be to return to the days of mass physical fitness. Not just of …

Angry Young Men Are Making the World Less Stable

Gender imbalances can fuel conflicts and revolutions, according to some analysts.<p>More emerging-market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to a recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge …

The true lives of low-level drug dealers: “What’s the point of surviving if you can’t live?”

“Breaking Bad” this ain’t: The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV — and much more complicated<p>Quality cocaine has a sheen to it, like the paint on a lowrider. Shorts, a drug dealer in Albuquerque, flicks a clump with his nail to show me.<p>"See?" he says. "Like fish scales." I'm watching …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more<p>Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies …

Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …

Raise the Minimum Wage? Some Foes Say They'll Stop Tipping

There's a surprise side order of sourpuss getting served up in the national argument over raising the minimum wage: discontented workers say they'll stop tipping when they go out to eat.<p>The surprise battleground is Seattle, where a movement to raise the minimum wage -- at $9.32, already one of the …

U.S. Congress

E.U. to Debate Making Buying Sex Illegal

Perched on high stools and tugging at tight uniforms of spandex, satin and lace, the women in the windows of Ghent’s red light district barely …

Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

A few times a year, the Treasury Department publishes a long list of names announcing all of the Americans who have lately abandoned their U.S. citizenship.<p>According to the legal website International Tax Blog, the number hovered around 500 a decade ago. Last year, it hit a record high of nearly …

Russian ban on lacy lingerie meets cries of panty persecution

A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.<p>The ban will outlaw any underwear containing less than 6 percent cotton from being imported, made, or sold in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. And it has struck a chord in societies where La Perla …