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The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b><b>The Israeli military says it has launched a counter-offensive on the Gaza Strip against Hamas called Operation Protective Edge in "order to stop the terror Israel's citizens face on a daily basis."</b> The Israeli army hit at least 30 sites in the Palestinian territory early Tuesday and has already …

Wi-Fi passwords can be stolen by hacking smart lightbulbs

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>In the latest cautionary tale involving the so-called …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Associated Press News

Poll: Fixing VA health care top issue

The most widespread legislative concern for Americans is improving health care for veterans, a new poll says.<p>According to a Gallup poll released Friday, 87 percent of Americans say it is extremely or very important for the White House and Congress to address health care services for veterans. Among …

Shiite cleric urges Iraqis to defend country

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Shiite clerical leadership Friday called on all Iraqis to defend their country from Sunni militants who have seized large …

'Cool' kids in middle school struggle in their 20s, study finds

The meek kids from middle school shall inherit the earth. Or at least they'll live healthier and more productive lives than their "cooler" peers once they enter adulthood.<p>Researchers studying 13-year-olds found that those who engaged in "pseudomature" behavior -- such as minor shoplifting and …

PulseOn

The last 12 months may be remembered for many things, but in the tech realm, the surge of wrist-mounted activity-trackers will surely be one of them. Some might say there’s been too much choice.<p>The latest entrant to the busy space is PulseOn, a Finnish company spun out of Nokia back in 2012. …

Price tag for prostate surgery in US: $10,000 to $135,000

The cost of prostate cancer at US hospitals vary widely, and researchers say a lack of transparency makes it difficult to figure out why.<p>A new study …

Health Care

Handheld terahertz cameras could replace MRI

Scientists have used carbon nanotubes to create compact terahertz sensors that operate at room temperature.<p>The technology could make screening bags …

Nanotech

Potential for Plastics to Transport Hydrophobic Contaminants