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Bigots’ delusional last stand: Same-sex marriage opponents are definitely not ready to admit defeat

Some people honestly still believe that a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage could ever happen<p>In one of the sadder cattle-calls of the 2016 presidential cycle, evangelical conservatives last week gathered in Washington D.C. for the Road to Majority conference put on by Ralph Reed's …

The 6 Best Things You Can Do For Your Body

Science shows that small changes (and a little fun) are all it takes to improve your health drastically. We talked to prominent doctors, crunched the data and found a few high-payoff tweaks that you can start today.

Photograph: AP<p>CIA doctors helped revive Abu Zubaydah, the first terrorism detainee known to be waterboarded in CIA custody.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/15/1434339640036/cb577ca5-aca2-4cf1-b465-8c1ab317c4d0-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>CIA doctors helped revive …

Surveillance

How trans fats destroyed the American diet

WikiMedia Commons<p><i>Editor's Note:</i><i>The FDA on Tuesday, June 16, announced that it was banning trans fats from all foods.</i><p><i>Food companies have three years to cut trans fats from the food supply entirely.</i><p><i>A surprising number of foods still contain the unhealthy fats, which have been linked with heart</i> …

How One U.S. Soldier Blew the Whistle on a Cold-Blooded War Crime

William Langewiesche dissects the murder of four Iraqi prisoners, the military’s response, and how one warrior fought to become a better man.<p><b>I. Wolf Pack</b><p>Jess Cunningham was a staff sergeant in a mechanized unit of the U.S. Army—Alpha Company, First Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry …

Everything you need to know about Jeb Bush’s dangerous education agenda

The presumptive GOP frontrunner thinks privatization is a cure-all. In truth, that idea couldn’t be more dangerous<p>“There’s nothing else as large in all of society. Not the military—nothing—is bigger.”<p>That’s how Randy Best, Jeb Bush’s business partner, sees public education, as an untapped market …

The most expensive city for expat living is in... Angola?

Mercer's annual cost of living index ranks the price of expat life based on a basket of goods including rent, transport, burgers and jeans<p>China is becoming increasingly expensive for people living abroad, but the costliest city for expats is the Angolan capital, Luanda.<p>Mercer’s annual Cost of …

Pixar blew through its 'Inside Out' budget to create the biggest effect in the movie

While Pixar's "Inside Out" may not be the emotional powerhouse that its predecessors "Toy Story" and "Up" were, its animation is unlike anything you've seen before.<p>That's because the animation studio blew through its budget to do so.<p>The movie follows 11-year-old Riley, spirited and goofy, as her …

Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress

About one third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human consumption, despite having little accurate data about how …

Gravity --"The Clue to the Dark, Quantum World of Our Universe"

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Vienna, Harvard University and the University of Queensland have discovered that the slowing down …

Six ways Google is changing travel for the better - and the worse

Remember when people went on holiday with a suitcase, travel documents folder, guidebook, maps, brochures and camera?<p>Then Google came along.<p>It claims that its latest apps function as a personal “butler”, ridding travellers of the need to carry around heavy cameras, maps, guide books and the things …

Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes When Choosing A Mate

<i>Mike Bundrant is co-founder of the iNLP Center, which offers training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.</i><p>There’s nothing like the overwhelming …

Divorce

What's on the surface of a black hole? Not 'firewall'—and nature of universe depends on it, physicist explains

In fact, he says the world could be captured by a black hole, and we wouldn't even notice.<p>More than a decade ago, Mathur used the principles of …

The stage is set for a 'full blown' currency war in Asia

The stage seems to be set for a full-blown currency war in Asia as Central Banks across the region are weighing their options in reaction to an overall weak global economy.<p>The Malaysian ringgit, Thai baht, and Indonesian rupiah are just a few of the Southeast Asian currencies that have initiated …

A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to use robotic printers to weld the structure drop-by-drop in the first large-scale test of the technology<p>A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future …

Startups

Eastern Cougar extinct, no longer needs protection, says US conservation agency

Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, US wildlife managers have said.<p>The proposal to remove so-called eastern cougars from the list of endangered and threatened species comes nearly …

Wildlife

Jurassic World's sketchy science: How impossible would it be to splice dinosaur DNA with other animals'?

By the time <i>Jurassic World</i> begins, dino-making is yesterday’s news. Brontosaurs?Boring<i>.</i> Triceratops? Over it. The “science” that made all the wonder …

8 Ways to Buy Natural Organic Food on a Budget

As Kermit the Frog so famously said, it’s not that easy being green. You want to do the right thing for yourself, your family, and the planet, but …

NASA's astonishing world map shows how climate change will affect the Earth by 2100

This disturbing image released by Nasa this week shows the astonishing effect climate change could have on our planet.<p>The space agency used current …

Understanding What Really Happens When You Crowdfund A Game

Following the surprise announcement of a Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign, that pretty much broke the internet on its inception, it is clear that there’s more to this than a simple crowdfunded game but this situation is by no means a new one.<p>As Paul Tassi has already pointed out, the original …

Why is a Chinese tycoon building a $50 billion canal in Nicaragua that no one wants?

A Chinese billionaire is building one of the world’s largest engineering projects, a canal in Nicaragua that is three times the size of world’s largest, the Panama Canal, and is estimated to cost at least $50 billion. Of the many Chinese infrastructure projects spanning the globe, the new canal …

China

The FBI is hunting someone who is cutting fiber-optic cables all over the San Francisco Bay area

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently attempting to determine who has been severing fiber-optic cables around the Bay Area, according to Ars Technica.<p>One of the most recent incidents took place in Walnut Creek, a suburb of Oakland, Calif., on June 9.<p>The vandalism rendered landline and …

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.<p>The country suffered a devastating …

5 US national security-related conspiracy theories that turned out to be true

Take off your tin-foil hats for a second, because sometimes an insane-sounding conspiracy theory actually turns out to be true.<p>From the government making up an enemy attack to justify war to "mind control" experiments, some stories are hard to believe until declassified documents or investigations …

Mexico says Donald Trump's 'rapists' remarks are absurd

American businessman offends Mexicans during announcement that he is running for US president<p>Mexico's has interior minister hit back at "absurd" remarks made by US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said Mexican migrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United …

Controversial book suggests many Berlin women were raped by drunken Red Army soldiers during the second world war<p>Two years after the end of the war Berlin still smelled of death. Each street contained dozens of ruins and every ruin, especially after rain had fallen and there was still a dampness in …

Berlin

In Tehran, memories of the Shah’s brutality are fading and selling imperial wares is becoming less dangerous. But what’s really behind the increasing fondness for the pre-1979 era?<p>Near the grand bazaar in Tehran, over the entrance to the complex housing the ministries of foreign affairs and …

South Asia

Ségolène Royal says Nutella is made using palm oil, which is contributing to deforestation, and urged Ferrero to make the spread with ‘other ingredients’<p>France’s ecology minister, Ségolène Royal, has rankled the company that makes Nutella by urging the public to stop eating its chocolate hazelnut …

Biodiversity

Has India's contribution to WW2 been ignored?

<b>The numbers are staggering: up to three million Bengalis were killed by famine, more than half a million South Asian refugees fled Myanmar (formerly Burma), 2.3 million soldiers manned the Indian army and 89,000 of them died in military service.</b><p>South Asia was transformed dramatically during the war …