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16 Outstanding Fantasy Landscapes Created From Food

Carl Warner outstanding 'Foodscapes' are a tribute to his incredible imagination, intricate design and awe-inspiring photography. Using different …

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. The tombs were home to the …

Lefty or Righty? New Research Finds Genes for Handedness

Genes that play a role in the orientation of internal organs may also affect whether someone is right- or left-handed, new research suggests.<p>The …

No Child Should Die Of Things We Can Prevent

More than two decades ago, UNICEF had a crazy idea: Focus on simple solutions, and you'll save millions of children.<p>Immunize them, so they don't get diseases we know how to prevent. Encourage their mothers to breastfeed. Monitor their growth, so we know if they're malnourished. Get them …

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Early Talkers More Likely To Drink Alcohol As Teens, Study Suggests

By: By Lauren Cox, Contributing writer<p>Published: 09/12/2013 04:03 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Parenting competitions can start early. How old children are when they utter their first words, walk or learn to read can all be topics of parental comparisons. But a new study in Finland found a twist: Children …

Mexican president defends shakeup in first state-of-the-nation speech

Enrique Peña Nieto insists 'great transformation of Mexico has started' despite protests over education and energy policy<p>The Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, used his first state-of-the-nation address to defend and promote his government's shakeup of the economy and public sector, which has …

The N.F.L.’s Concussion Victory

Legal settlements, like the one announced on Thursday afternoon between the National Football League and some forty-five hundred of its retired players and families of those who have died, nearly always underwhelm. You start with a large number, or what sounds like one, at any rate—in this case, …

Wife of Ted Nugent arrested at Dallas airport over gun in carry-on bag

Shemane Ann Nugent, 51, tells police she forgot about handgun which she carries after receiving death threats<p>The wife of the rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested, after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at an airport security checkpoint. Police confirmed on Friday that 51-year-old …

Bubonic Plague Kills Teen In Kyrgyzstan

A teenager's death in rural Kyrgyzstan was said Monday to have been from the bubonic plague, a conclusion that prompted mandatory testing, quarantines and tighter border control in the region, according to multiple sources.<p>Exactly how livestock herder Temirbek Isakunov, 15, who hails from a village …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Study by Public Health England backs concerns raised by doctors that lack of exercise leads to unhealthy lifestyles<p>Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Ted Cruz: “I am secretly a citizen of Ethiopia”

The Texas senator mocked questions about his birth certificate<p>In a jab at the recent flap over his birth certificate and whether or not he is eligible to run for president, Sen. Ted Cruz joked that he is "secretly a citizen of Ethiopia."<p>While speaking at a TechNet gathering, the Houston Chronicle …

Children need more exercise - especially girls, study says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1004000/1004587_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657772_9b09db042eef9dee80dcc6cd71d986bd<p><b>Half of all UK seven-year-olds do not do enough exercise, with girls far less active than boys, a study suggests.</b><p>University College London …

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Everything Wrong With ‘Batman Begins’ In 6 Minutes Or Less

For their ongoing series, CinemaSins has released a new video that shines a giant searchlight on “Everything Wrong With <i>Batman Begins</i> In 6 Minutes Or …

15 Inspiring TED Talks for Freshman Year

You've selected your classes and shopped for your dorm room. You've bought some new clothes and packed your favorite things. The new semester is …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Accused Fort Hood killer presents no defense

FORT HOOD, Texas – The much-anticipated self-defense of Maj. Nidal Hasan did not materialize Wednesday, as the man accused of killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree chose not to mount any defense.<p>"Defense rests," said Hasan, without calling a single witness.<p>Hasan, 42, who is representing …

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Epistemology, You Crazy Bastard!

I don’t believe that everything you need to know in life you can learn from <i>New Yorker</i> cartoons. But that’s only because our need to know far exceeds our ability to know. Even so, some <i>New Yorker</i> cartoonists never rest in trying to answer to life’s persistent questions.<p>I was reminded of this a few …

Peru: alarm over appearance of isolated Mashco-Piro tribe

Members of an indigenous tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's south-eastern Amazon have attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since 2011, leading to a tense standoff at a river hamlet.<p>Authorities are unsure what provoked the three-day encounter but say the …

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New York test scores hint at hard road ahead for Common Core

New York is among the first of 45 states to test students as it implements new standards for college- and career-readiness. The poor results mean the …

Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure.

A new learning regimen requires pupils to show proficiency in 'core competencies' for each subject – with no exceptions. It's called competency-based …

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How fracking impacts drought in Texas

According to recent reports, the practice of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, which is used for oil extraction, is making the drought problem in Texas much worse. This is while people across this country are being asked at an increasing rate to weigh the benefits and …