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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier convicted for leaking classified information

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time.<p>Obama also granted a full and complete pardon to …

National Security

5 Ultimate Summer Cheesecakes

Summer isn't just for ice cream.<p>Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with these five incredible recipes.<p>Using prepared ingredients to compose this tangy …

6 Things to Know About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – And How it Fits Into the Potter Universe

A new <i>Harry Potter</i> book? It feels like 2007 all over again!<p><i>Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling is finally releasing new material set in the original universe – …

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages …

Dementia

'I Can Do Absolutely Nothing.’ The First American With a Double Hand Transplant Wants Them Removed

In medicine, someone always has to be first. Seven years ago, that person was Jeff Kepner, now 64, who became the first person to receive a double …

Medicine

The Sand Fire Burns in California: Pictures

Wildfires

The Creative and Clever at Comic-Con in San Diego: Pictures

Comic-Con

Avoid Toxins And Save Your Money With These 72 Remarkable Uses For Simple Household Products!

You may be really surprised at how versatile everyday natural products can be.This following homemade natural products can bring you many health …

China has built a radio telescope the size of 30 soccer fields to look for aliens

China has finished the installation of the world's largest radio telescope, according to reports from state media. The last of the telescope's 4,450 triangular panels was fitted into the dish this weekend, ahead of the telescope's planned launch in September. The Five Hundred Meter Aperture …

Millions of Android devices have flawed full disk encryption

Hackers can use brute force to break into tens of millions of Android devices using full disk encryption, thanks to a series of security issues linked specifically to Android kernel flaws and Qualcomm processors, <i>Neowin</i> reports. The vulnerabilities were uncovered by security researcher Gal …

3 healthy (and super delicious) marinades and BBQ sauces for a clean cookout

Sure, burgers and brats aren't the most waistline-friendly grilled foods, but did you know that even grilled chicken breasts can come with a side of health risks?<p>When food chars on the grill, the cooking process makes the food taste extra smoky and delicious, but it also produces carcinogens. Corn …

Facebook simplifies confusing chatbots with buttons, not text commands

“What do I type?” is the big question making chatbots hard to use. So today Facebook Messenger is giving chatbot developers new “Quick Reply” buttons and persistent menu options to make their bots easier to navigate.<p>Messenger bots can also now send videos, audio, GIFs, and files so they can …

Chatbots

Chrome's battery life sucks, and this Microsoft video proves it

There are many reasons Microsoft would like you to stop using Chrome – mainly, so you could use Edge instead. But this new ad puts forth a compelling argument: Chrome is <i>terrible</i> for battery life (and Edge is pretty great).<p>If you own a laptop and use Chrome, then you probably already know it’s a …

The cancer drugs in your bathroom cabinet

Researchers have had promising results treating tumours with everyday medicines. So why aren’t the big pharma companies investing in trials?<p>Helen Hewitt lost her mother, her younger brother and her baby son to cancer. Having successfully overcome breast cancer herself, she is currently battling …

Cancer

Facebook threatens to delete synced photos if users don't download its new photo app

Facebook has decided on quite the way to convince people to download Moments: by threatening to delete thousands of photos if they don't.<p>The notice has to do with a photo syncing feature that was recently removed from Facebook's main mobile app. Starting in 2012, the core Facebook app was able to …

Apps

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

Bose Pushes Noise-Cancellation Smarts in Wireless Headphones Market

Wireless bluetooth headphones have been gaining traction over the past few years as potentially reliable replacements to the traditional wired headsets offered with most smartphones.<p>Interest has increased only further since rumors began suggesting that Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 may feature a …

King Tut's dagger was 'made from a meteorite'

<b>(CNN) —</b> New research shows that an iron dagger buried with King Tutankhamun was made from a meteorite.<p>It even suggests the Egyptians knew what they were working with.<p>Archaeologists and historians have been fascinated by King Tut's mummified remains and the mysterious objects found in his tomb since …

Archaeology

37 Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation Photos

Whether you’re making small upgrades or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home (and its future resale value). So it’s no wonder that along with the kitchen, this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel. But …

Remedy Digestion Woes With This Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie

If you're feeling bloated, sluggish, or otherwise low energy, it's time to whip up this digestion-relieving smoothie. Almost every ingredient in this recipe is good for your gut: papaya helps you debloat and relieves constipation, Greek yogurt offers healthy probiotics for your system, and ginger …

Ella Eats: Ginger anti-inflammatory tonic

Not only has chronic inflammation been linked to illnesses and disease — such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and autoimmune …

Ginger Grilled Sesame Eggplant [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

7 Foods That Support Healthy Digestion

Whether recovering from an overindulgent dinner, a big night out on the town, or, you know, any given Tuesday, now and then we all experience the …

New Test Could Tell Whether Comatose Patients Will Wake Up

The secret is in the brain's sugar consumption<p>To determine whether a patient that's in a coma will awaken again, scientists have devised a new test using positron emission tomography (PET).<p>In the study, the researchers used fluorodeoxyglucose PET to show how concentrated glucose is in the brain …

Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin

Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerful pieces of wearable technology that can be applied directly to the skin. Now, researchers at the …

Google is fixing one of the most frustrating features of its Chrome browser

In its next big release, Chrome is removing the keyboard shortcut that makes the "backspace" key return to the previous page.<p>This "feature" caused problems for many people who would inadvertently lose a whole bunch of information that they had just entered into a form.<p>For example, if you were …

A new app wants to help you beat the credit card companies

Our increasingly automated world should make driving safer. It could also make things safer for your checkbook.<p>And just like with cars, it takes a …