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Richard Branson says Hurricane Irma 'utterly devastated' his private island, urges everyone to take shelter from monster storm

According to a Virgin Group representative — and now confirmed by Branson— Necker Island has been severely damaged by Irma.<p>In a blog post on Virgin's website published Thursday, Branson recounted the devastation the Category 5 hurricane has caused in the Caribbean.<p>"It is a traumatic time here in …


10 Vegetarian Meals from the Slow Cooker

Need some inspiration for working an extra meatless dinner into your meal plan? Look no further than your slow cooker. When the slow cooker's …

I've Lost My Noodle Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Recipe by: Grannies Rule<p>"You will never miss the pasta in this delicious low-carb vegetarian lasagna."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. Go to …

Dr Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone

Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed as a con artist and false prophet<p>Scientific pioneer, superstar surgeon, miracle worker – that’s how Paolo Macchiarini was known for several years. Dressed in a white lab coat or …

New York Times

Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver's Lost Lagoon

Pond gunk has never been so fascinating.<p>“Dragon boogers” go by many names. “Moss animals,” for one, and “bryozoans,” for another. They’re also known as “ectoprocta,” meaning “anus outside.” If you’re unfamiliar with the phylogeny of aquatic invertebrates, it might seem unnecessary to distinguish …

Army general's racy texts with subordinate's wife prompt official probe

Here are the five generals and the commander who wiped confirmed allegations of adultery from another's record USA TODAY

National Security

Experts Weigh in On the First Human Head Transplant Surgeon: "I Just Don't Think He's Done the Science"

Real-Life Frankenstein<p>To Sergio Canavero, “Frankenstein” is scientific inspiration.<p>The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley’s …


The world’s ‘most friendless people’ are under assault yet again

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In recent days, thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Burma have made their way to neighboring Bangladesh, …

Asia Pacific

An Accidentally Creamier, Fluffier Potato Salad

Mashed potato salad seems like the kind of thing a person might make by mistake.<p>Perhaps, say, a well-meaning spouse overcooked the potatoes while you were drinking rosé on the deck of someone else’s summer house.<p>Then, maybe, you mixed together the salad ingredients a little too energetically, being …


Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”<p>I. Air Force One<p>Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. …