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Street Fighter 5 pro player takes Guile to the next level

It's one thing nailing a long, complex fighting game combo in the comfort of training mode. It's another thing entirely to do it at a high-profile …

Gaming

Here's Why Doctors Are So Worried About the New Superbug

A much-feared superbug gene has been found for the first time in the United States, and it has health officials very worried.<p>The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last month. In her case, it was an E. coli bacteria. But scientists say this particular …

Microbiology

Idaho High School Football Players Accused of Raping Disabled Teammate: Lawsuit

<i>Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details about an alleged sexual assault.</i><p>A tiny Idaho town is in turmoil following shocking allegations of racism and a brutal rape ripping apart what many consider the heart of the community: its high school football team.<p>Three white football players in …

Crime

Giant Galapagos Tortoise, 80, Has 9 Hatchlings at Zurich Zoo

MAINZ, Germany — A Swiss senior citizen may have just become the world’s oldest mother at the age of 80.<p>Giant Galapagos tortoise Nigrita laid nine eggs that hatched at the Zurich Zoo. The 220-pound creature's little arrivals each weigh between 4 and 5 ounces.<p>“Nigrita is our oldest animal at the …

Zoology

The Cultural Revolution: all you need to know about China's political convulsion

Fifty years ago one of the bloodiest eras in Chinese history began, in which as many as two million people died. But who started it and what was it for?<p><b>What was it and when did it begin?</b><p>The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was a decade-long period of political and social chaos caused by Mao …

China
North Dakota

Anne Deborah Atai-Omoruto, 59, a Leader in the Ebola Fight in Liberia, Dies

Anne Deborah Atai-Omoruto, a Ugandan doctor who went to Liberia at the height of the Ebola epidemic in 2014 and helped turn the tide in the battle against the disease, died on May 5 in Kampala, Uganda. She was 59.<p>The cause was pancreatic cancer, her daughter Acom Victoria said.<p>Dr. Atai-Omoruto, at …

Disease

A Jewish school bus — and old tensions — allegedly set aflame by young black males in N.Y. neighborhood

The young men ran into the school bus one by one, carrying empty cardboard pizza boxes that they discarded by the driver’s seat. They seemed to scamper as quickly as they came, and the bus was left alone for a moment.<p>A flame ignited by the door. It started small, then glowed larger and larger until …

Crime
Extinction

Muslim student misidentified as 'Isis Phillips' in yearbook

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student who was mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as "Isis Phillips" says she's hurt not only by the error, but by her classmates who blasted her for denouncing it.<p>Bayan Zehlif, a 17-year-old high school senior, said at a …

High School
Gaming Industry

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

<b>Rare and somewhat esoteric. These are the huge pyramids of ice that stand proud of the surface on some glaciers.</b><p>To date, the phenomenon has only really been seen around the Karakoram mountain region of Pakistan.<p>The Baltoro glacier, which begins life at the very summit of K2, has some particularly …

Global Warming

Researchers reconstructed the Tanzanian landscape humans roamed 1.8 million years ago

Some 1.8 million years ago, early humans had a pretty good life in what’s now known as Tanzania. Researchers have analyzed fossils from Olduvai Gorge to create a detailed picture of the world once inhabited by human ancestors, and it seems the landscape was perfect for our predecessors.<p>Ancient …

Biomarkers

Articles about light filled nature inspired house dallas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make...<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes …

Architecture

Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads | Reuters

(Reuters) - Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas.<p>Zika is now present in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Brazil, the …

Public Health

Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to seek their freedom under a Supreme Court decision announced Monday.<p>The justices voted 6-3 to extend an earlier ruling from 2012 that struck down …

Baton Rouge

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons

The Anglo-Saxon age in Britain was one of the most mysterious and fascinating in history. But who were the Anglo-Saxons, and were they really as …

Solar Filament Collapses In Stunning New NASA Sun Video

A hypnotic new NASA video shows a solar filament erupt, causing explosions and then forming a series of giant magnetic arches of solar material, all of which ultimately collapse into the sun.<p>"The arches of solar material appear to glow as they emit light in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, …

Astronomy

Russian Orthodox Christians take icy plunge to celebrate Epiphany

Watch as Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany by dipping into ice cold water<p>Believers in St Petersburg, Russia, celebrate Orthodox Epiphany on Monday by taking a dip in icy cold water.<p>The event started with a procession to the water, which was then blessed by a …

UN report: Iraqi civilians dying at a 'staggering' rate

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq witnessed a sharp increase in civilian deaths following the fall of large swaths of territory to the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014. Now despite a string of recent battlefield losses for IS, civilians in Iraq continue to die at a "staggering" rate, according to a new …

Islam

9 of the worst monarchs in history

Historian Sean Lang rounds up nine of the most disastrous monarchs in history…<p><i>Mary, Queen of Scots lacked political skill says Sean Lang. (The Print</i> …

World History

JFK: Style over substance?

In popular opinion, JFK is regularly ranked among the best American presidents, but how well does his record stand up to historical scrutiny? On the …

The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

Chemistry

History Explorer: Life in the Bronze Age

Dr Francis Pryor and Charlotte Hodgman visit Flag Fen in Peterborough, a Bronze Age site that offers a unique insight into life in the Fens 3,500 …

The big questions of ancient Egypt

From pyramids to mummies and Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, Egyptologist Joann Fletcher reveals some of the discoveries and controversies surrounding the …

Britain’s 7 most amazing ruins

From crag-top castles to crumbling houses, Britain's lost ruins are revealed in a pioneering new book<p><b>In Wild Ruins, the first ever guidebook to</b> …

The top 10 military blunders in history

From ancient times to the present day, battles have been lost to dire weather, insufficient weaponry and bad luck. But what about those for which …

10 dangers of Georgian London

What was life like on the streets of 18th-century London? Lucy Inglis, historian and creator of the award-winning 'Georgian London' blog, reveals 10 …