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Body Modification Enthusiast Transforms Himself into Human Platypus

After modifying his face for seven long years, 26-year-old Russian Jenya Bolotov has finally fulfilled his life’s ambition of becoming a human …

Reports: LeGarrette Blount set to rejoin Patriots

LaGarrette Blount is back!<p>Not with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team that cut the running back Tuesday after he walked out on them during the previous night's game because he was unhappy with his number of carries.<p>But Blount has signed with New England, the team he left via free agency during the …

Pope Francis Raffling Off Papal Gifts To Raise Money For The Poor

Pope Francis is raffling off gifts that have been given to him — including a car — to raise money for the poor. The Vatican City State administration put up posters this week advertising the raffle and the prizes that are up for grabs. The posters say that the money raised will be used for "the …

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Ukraine's new politicians in reform pressure cooker

As the first anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan pro-democracy uprising approaches, and ten years since the Orange Revolution, impatience over much-wanted reforms endures. As every day passes, and with it opportunities are missed, the question ‘could there be another uprising?’ remains relevant.<p>Media …

John Kerry flies to Vienna to negotiate nuclear deal

US secretary of state John Kerry landed in Vienna on Thursday in attempt to settle confrontation over Iran's nuclear programme<p>John Kerry flew to Vienna last night to join a last ditch attempt to settle the confrontation over Iran’s nuclear programme.<p>The US secretary of state was expected to meet …

White House readies immigration legal defense

Court and historical precedents eyed as bolstering case for unilateral action.<p>The Obama administration is readying its defense for what is expected to be a furious legal assault on executive actions on immigration, pointing to a slew of court precedents and historical actions by previous presidents …

French Isis fighters filmed burning passports and calling for terror at home

A film released by Islamic State (Isis) shows jihadi fighters burning French passports and calling on others to bring terror to the streets of the European country.<p>Released by one of Isis’s main media outlets, Al Hayat, the video shows four men who purport to be from France, including three who …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

A Year In, The Xbox One Is Basically A Different Console

Sitting here at the year anniversary of Xbox One’s launch, we look at Microsoft’s console and examine a fateful quotation from Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison concerning the essential identity of his company’s new console:<p>“Xbox One is Kinect,” he said. “They are not separate systems. An Xbox …

Takata airbag victims looked like they had been shot or stabbed

When police got to the scene of a minor car accident in Alhambra, California in September 2013, they thought the driver, Hai Ming Xu, had been shot in the face.<p>A similar conclusion was reached by Orlando police responding to an accident a year later -- they believed that the driver, Hien Thi Tran, …

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature – in pictures

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

How People Eat Eggs Around the World

Ever looked at a raw egg yolk and thought, "How on Earth did people realize they could eat these things?"<p>Ever looked at a raw egg yolk and thought, "How on Earth did people realize they could eat these things?"<p>Well, eggs have been human dietary staples since prehistory. The most common egg we eat …

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Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Florida State University police shot and killed a gunman who had opened fire in the crowded university library around midnight. Three people were wounded.<p>Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee, Fla.'s chief of police, said the gunman appears to have acted alone.<p>"It will take not only hours but days to put all …

Cosby Show Star Raven-Symoné Says She 'Wasn't Taken Advantage of' by Bill Cosby

At least one of Bill Cosby’s former cast members on <i>The Cosby Show</i> has come to the defense of the 77-year-old comedian in light of allegations that he …

5 Beginner Tips for More Autofocus Success

When you’re just starting out, it can sometimes be frustrating trying to get sharp photos. The camera’s autofocus often seems like it has a mind of …

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

Lammily Doll With Realistic Measurements Gets a Photoshop Makeover in Powerful Video

The folks at Lammily are sending a powerful message with their latest advertisement. In the sped up, minute-long video above, they transform their …

On the Ground in Syria: A Photojournalist’s Perspective - Photographs by and interview with Nish Nalbandian | LensCulture

This project was shot in early 2013 and documents life in the city of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. These pictures were taken during the Battle of Aleppo, an ongoing fight over control of the city.<p>— Nish Nalbandian<p><i><br>As the Syrian Civil War drags on and morphs and changes and grows, Nish Nalbandian’s</i> …

Fuji Unveils Two X-Series Macro Extension Tubes and a Serious Firmware Upgrade for the X-T1

Sony might be stealing the show with the announcement of the a7II today, but one other camera company released some gear today too. They’re a little …

Engineering Photography Beautifully Reveals the Intersection of Science and Art

From images of graphene flowers and foam to a portrait of a self-taught engineer fixing one of his elephant pumps that is providing clean water for a …

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find …

Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open

JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it.<p>The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local …

On the Creative and Spiritual Benefits of Walking

I'm paying more deliberate attention to the effects of these walks on my life and mind, reading what others have said on the subject, and learning how walking can slow and ease this maniacal demand for immediate results and resolution.<p>"You must walk like a camel, which is said to be the only beast …

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U.S. government proposes more transparency in clinical trials

(This corrected version of the Nov.19th story rewrites sixth paragraph to clarify what clinical trials are affected)<p>By Sharon Begley<p>(Reuters)- U.S. health officials on Wednesday proposed significantly expanding what researchers are required to report about clinical trials of drugs, devices, and …