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NASA’s Hubble Creates A Road Map For Voyagers’ Interstellar Journey

Roughly a decade from now, when they run out of electrical power, the two Voyager spacecraft — Voyager I and Voyager II — will fall silent and stop …

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

Astronomy

Rodrigo Duterte Says His Admission of Opioid Abuse Was a Joke but Concerns Remain

Lawmakers on all sides in the Philippines are now demanding President Rodrigo Duterte come clean about his health, following revelations last week …

Pain

Astrophysicist has consoling message for humanity: You’re more important than you might think

New discoveries point to uniqueness of human life<p>Oscar Wilde once said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>The …

How Do Bugs Survive The Winter?

Strategies range from natural antifreeze to just dying.<p>Winter is coming, and for endotherms like us, that's not a huge deal. Just throw on a sweater and our body does the rest for us. But for insects, whose bodies have no such self-heating mechanism, surviving cold weather is a lot trickier. This …

Here's Why You Can't See All 12 Black Dots in This Crazy Optical Illusion

Our eyes feel weird.<p>Welcome to the latest optical illusion that has the internet in meltdown right now. Give it a try - look at the image above, and …

Neurology

Research Study: Ginger Can Destroys Prostate Cancer, Ovarian And Colon Cancer Better Than Chemotherapy

By Neny Herni Saturday, September 3, 2016 Ginger Benefit<p>Numerous people around the world have known and used the incredible health properties of …

Philippines: 5-year-old girl killed in drug war, Human Rights Watch says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 5-year-old girl has become the youngest reported victim of the war on drugs in the Philippines, according to Human Rights Watch.<p>Danica May Garcia was shot to death in her family's store by two men on motorcycles, said police in Dagupan in Pangasinan province.<p>Their likely target? The …

The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's War on Drugs

At around 11 p.m. on July 25, Restituto Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in the Caloocan district of northern …

Asia

Image of Aleppo boy shocks world; Russia offers cease-fires

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military said Thursday it was ready to back a U.N. call for weekly cease-fires for Syria's contested city of Aleppo, as …

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …

Rodrigo Duterte inaugurated as Philippines president

<b>Manila (CNN) —</b> Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president, but the traditional "honeymoon" stage for the tough-talking, anti-crime crusader has already soured.<p>Duterte, 71, won the presidential election in May by 16 million votes, or about 38%, an unassailable lead that …

11 Things to Know Before Visiting the Lumber Yard - Quiet Corner

Choosing the right wood for a home improvement project can be tricky for experienced woodworkers and novice DIYers alike. Luckily, knowing a few key …

Filipino children of U.S. troops have mixed feelings on American return

SUBIC BAY, Philippines — There’s a taunt that hangs over this former U.S. naval base, looming over kids who look a little different, shadowing single moms: “Left by the ship.”<p>The term is used to shame the offspring of U.S. servicemen and local women, to tell them that they don’t belong here. That …

Diamond squeeze hints at metallic hydrogen

<b>British researchers think they have come close to creating a long-sought new state for hydrogen.</b><p>They have put a sample of the familiar gas under so much pressure that it takes on a previously unseen solid crystalline form.<p>The team tells the journal Nature that this phase may be just a step away …

Muslims hailed for protecting Christians during terror attack on Kenyan bus

Passengers donated headscarves to help prevent non-Muslims being targeted after al-Shabaab militants stormed a packed vehicle<p>Muslims helped dress non-Muslim passengers in Islamic garb to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said.<p>Two people …

Extremism

Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets.<p>But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn't go according to plan.<p>A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they …

Extremism