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Israel and Saudi Arabia: What's shaping the covert 'alliance'

<b>To all intents and purposes, Saudi Arabia and Israel are de facto allies in the struggle against Iran's rising influence in the region. It's a developing but highly sensitive relationship, but every so often there is a hint of what may be going on beneath the surface.</b><p>Last week Israel's Chief of …

British sailor dies in round-the-world yacht race after swept overboard in rough seas

A British sailor in one of the world's toughest yacht races died Saturday after he was swept overboard in rough seas, officials said.<p>Simon Speirs, 60, was sailing for Great Britain in the Clipper Round the World Race from South Africa to Australia when he was washed overboard into the Southern …

Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing

You are in a foreign country. And things are certainly looking a bit foreign.<p>Do you sit or squat? Can you toss toilet paper down the bowl or hole?<p>Let the signs guide you.<p>That is, if you can understand them.<p>Doug Lansky, author of the Signspotting series of books, knows how toilet etiquette signs can …

Proving Einstein right

Altmetric: 3<p>More detail<p>Nature Index<p>Katherine Bourzac<p>Careers<br>• Funding<br>• Publishing<br>• Research data<br>• Society<p>The committed team behind LIGO's detection of …

49ers to lose Garcon for season

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports<p>Thursday was a rough day for injuries and the 49ers are just the latest team to lose a player for the year.<p>Veteran …

Lost and Found

After a cemetery crew removed the casket on a chilly, cloudless morning this past spring, a 62-year-old geologist named Jim Reed lowered himself into …

Everyone's Going to Canada This Year, and You Should, Too

If you spend time in the wanderlust-porn corner of Instagram, you'll likely notice a common theme of late: photos of water so blue you think, Oh, …

National Parks

Yosemite vehicle fees could go up to $70 under proposed national parks plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is floating a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects.<p>Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other national parks …

10 Amazing Day Hikes in Olympic National Park

Figuring out how to see the most of Olympic National Park can be daunting to a first time visitor. With nearly a million acres of park to explore and …

Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and …

The world's 16 most expensive skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are viewed as a symbol of cultural expression, as new designs and spectacular heights define these enormous buildings. These architectural marvels are usually the work of collaboration, including investors, architects, and builders. While the costs to construct a skyscraper have climbed …

Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man stored his girlfriend's body in a freezer with the help of another woman, who assumed the dead girlfriend's life by …

Newborn Twins and Daughter Orphaned After Mother Dies the Same Day as Their Father’s Funeral

A West Palm Beach woman died Wednesday, the same day as her boyfriend’s funeral, leaving their newborn twins orphaned.<p>Her boyfriend, Jevaughn Suckoo, …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Multiple Sclerosis

A 200-Year-Old Lesson: Scientific Predictions Are Worthless Unless Tested

Our best scientific theories of the day — of any day, really — are only as useful as the phenomena they predict. We have confidence that the Sun will rise and set not merely because it’s always done so, but because the laws of physics, proven and validated throughout the centuries, dictate that …

Tip: Use the 3-2-1 Rule to Safely Back Up Your Precious Photos

We recently shared the story of a photographer who had hard drives containing virtually all her professional work stolen from her home shortly before …

500-year-old secrets of boxwood miniatures unlocked - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>After hundreds of years, experts have solved one of the art world's great mysteries.<p>Since the early 1500s, miniature boxwood carvings have confounded viewers with their depictions of heaven, hell and life on Earth, sculpted in minute detail.<p>Coveted by the wealthiest …

Photo of googly-eyed caterpillar dazzles internet

It's hard to believe this image of a fruit-piercing moth in its caterpillar stage is real. Are those googly eyes (like on this purple squid)? Is it sprinkled with pearl sugar, or with twinkling stars?<p>Ziya Tong, host of Discovery Channel Canada's "Daily Planet" show, described photographer Arabinda …

Nature

Travel Through the Galaxies with These Stunning Images From the Hubble Space Telescope (VIDEO)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and has been sending back stunning hi-res images and critical data ever …

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Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a …