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I visited the Rohingya camps in Myanmar — here's what I saw

Myanmar recently claimed to have repatriated its first Rohingya refugee family. But, as an official from the United Nations noted, the country is still not safe for the return of its estimated 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees, who fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape an ongoing state-sponsored …

Rohingya

Depression and suicide risk are side effects of more than 200 common drugs

More than a third of American adults use medications that list depression as a risk, and a quarter use drugs that increase the risk of suicide.<p>The recent suicides of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have prompted many of us to look more closely at what may drive people to depression or …

Depression

Art Of The Deal: Trump Looks To Trade Cannabis Legalization for Justice Department Nominees

The “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States (STATES) Act” doesn’t really sound like a step towards marijuana legalization, but it is. This federal legislation now under consideration, aims to amend the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana activity legal if it is following local …

Cannabis

Made in America: The German cars Trump doesn't want

President Donald Trump has followed up a fractious weekend summit with major US allies by repeatedly accusing them of unfair treatment over trade.<p>At a news conference in Singapore on Tuesday, he took aim again at a frequent target: German car imports.<p>"[The European Union doesn't] take a lot of what …

Donald Trump

Scientists Think Dolphin Name Discovery is the "Coolest"

Male dolphins use individual names throughout their life.<p>In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the …

Dolphins

Bizarre Events Are Unfolding at Yellowstone National Park

Mercury seems to be in retrograde over at Yellowstone National Park…<p>The national park that spans three states in the Western US (Wyoming, Idaho and …

National Parks

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad Recipe

Cucumbers add a welcome crunch to this refreshing summer salad of cubed watermelon, fresh herbs, and crumbled feta cheese. You can replace the fresh …

Recipes

Renowned Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France

Paris (AP) -- CNN: Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France while working on CNN program.

Anthony Bourdain

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

Check out the evolution of Iron Man’s elaborate, badass suiting-up scenes

Iron Man, being a superhero and all, is best known for saving lives. He’s notable for repelling alien invasions and punching out world-threatening …

Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first animal that lived 650 million years ago

Evolution holds that we all came from a single animal. But what was this animal like?<p>Two scientists set out to explore out how a single-celled organism evolved into the multitude of species we have on Earth today and did so by drawing an animal family tree, according to the New York Times …

Architecture time warp: 7 iconic buildings reimagined

Fallingwater<p>The folks at NeoMam Studios and Expedia imagined what would happen if time-travelling architects reinterpreted seven well-known buildings.<p>You'll probably recognize most of these buildings, but we've paired the imaginary makeovers with photos of the actual buildings, like Frank Lloyd …

Absolute precision needed to construct Earth's largest telescopes

The Giant Magellan Telescope, currently being constructed in Chile, is expected to be operational by 2026. Currently, the project is in a critical …

The National Park System Just Got Its First Dark Sky Sanctuary

The U.S. National Park Service can add “top-notch, internationally-accredited views of the Milky Way” to its long list of attractions. On April 16, …

Narco cartels target politicians as Mexico's elections near

About 80 candidates have been murdered since campaigning for Mexico's 2018 elections began in September. Many have been targeted for opposing drug …

How Asia's Super Divers Evolved for a Life At Sea

Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities.<p>The Bajau people of Southeast Asia are among the most accomplished divers in the world. In the summer of 2015, Melissa Ilardo got to see how good they are firsthand. She remembers diving …

Anthropology

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Why China Is Confident It Can Beat Trump in a Trade War

BEIJING — China’s leaders sound supremely confident that they can win a trade war with President Trump.<p>The state news media has depicted him as a reckless bully intent on undermining the global trading system, while presenting the Chinese government as a fair-minded champion of free trade. And …

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Humanity

Why didn't I kill him?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first time I almost killed a man was two years after graduating from the police academy.<p>I was working at a local nightclub when a brawl erupted. Wading through the sucker punches and small skirmishes, I saw a man walk to his car, retrieve a long brown item and approach the nightclub …

Law Enforcement

The Long Strange Trip to Turn 'Molly' Into a $100 Million Pharmaceutical Medicine

Since 1986, Rick Doblin has worked to get MDMA-assisted psychotherapy approved as a safe treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Phase 3 clinical trials are set for this summer.<p>Ask Rick Doblin why he's on a 30-year mission to get MDMA--the party drug commonly known as "Molly" or …

Impalas are the wimps of the animal kingdom and other species know it

Zebras are more trustworthy<p>If you’re an impala or zebra on the South African savannah, there is no shortage of predators to worry about. You’d make a tempting meal for leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and lions, especially if you are less bulky than the animals around you. How do you stay one …

Democracy is dying by natural causes

Toward what, exactly, are we plunging?<p>We feel that the momentum of events is carrying us down toward something dreadful. Is it a return to fascism? Or will our future look something more like the Eastern European present — illiberal democracy? Or is technology so rapidly inflecting our lives that …

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

Mars Travel Could Get Easier Thanks to a New Air-Breathing Thruster

Traveling to Mars presents a lot of challenges. Money is by far the biggest, but right behind it is fuel. It takes a ton of propellant to get into …

Space Travel

Riyadh Just Came Under Ballistic Missile Attack Resulting In These Crazy Videos

In one video a missile fragment comes careening into the ground and in another a big salvo of Patriot missiles is seen being fired into the night sky.<p>…

Platypuses sweat milk, use electricity to see underwater, and are composed 100% of wtf

Every time I think I understand how weird platypuses are, I obtain additional information that <i>further weirdifies</i> them.<p><i>Popular Science</i> has a great …

The latest Deadpool 2 trailer introduces X-Force

‘Isn’t that a little derivative?’<p>This is a bit unexpected: <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> won’t be the only big superhero team-up film coming out this spring. When 20th Century Fox released the latest trailer for <i>Deadpool 2</i>, it revealed that the film will introduce the X-Force.<p>What is completely expected …