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Women held captive for decade in Cleveland house recount heavy chains and manipulation in new memoir

NEW YORK — When Amanda Berry’s toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn’t always get to her …

Did Jean Chrétien balance budget with tax hikes?

"<i>Jean Chrétien balanced the budget by hiking taxes, cutting vital programs, and slashing billions in transfer payments..."</i><p>"<i>[Former prime minister</i> …

Canada

Alberta man, while in his underwear, fights cougar to save girlfriend’s dog: ‘I can’t believe I did that’

Elvis Xerri is nursing a few bruises after fighting off a cougar that attacked his girlfriend’s dog on his acreage southwest of Calgary early Monday …

ISIS destroys ancient ruins of Nimrud, video shows

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroying a …

Islam

Interstellar VFX research leads to scientific paper on wormholes

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, has led to new scientific discoveries<p>When it comes to the movies, science fiction and science fact are usually world's apart. Films might be based on real-life research and theories, but the truth is often stretched to …

From The Archives: When Tough Jobs Were Deadly

Difficult jobs in science and engineering have arguably gotten safer, but they are no less grueling<p>When <i>Popular Science</i> published its November 1925 cover story, New York City was just beginning to develop its iconic skyline. For the workers who built the steel behemoths, the job was “no pleasure …

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Star Trek

Human trap found in Vancouver area: Nail-based device discovered near Richmond high-school

VANCOUVER — In the latest incident of a human trap being laid in Metro Vancouver, on Tuesday local RCMP announced the grim discovery of a nail trap …

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Greek Stocks and Bonds Sink After ECB Debt Decision

Standoff Between European Central Bank and Athens Weighs on Greek Shares, Bonds and Euro<p>Greek stocks and bonds took a beating Thursday after the European Central Bankfueled an increasingly tense standoff between the Greek government and its international creditors.<p>Athens’ main stock index fell by …

Economics

Bionic leg: Golfer becomes first to wear 'Bluetooth' brace allowing him to walk, cycle and tackle the stairs

John Simpson , who has managed sportsmen including Nick Faldo, Greg Norman and Sebastian Coe, becomes first to wear lower limb brace controlled by Bluetooth<p>A man who has been unable to walk since contracting Polio as a young child is able to walk naturally again after becoming the <b>first person to be</b> …

Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion<p>The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently …

Church of England

In pictures: Coats from Canada Goose competitor Wild North

U.S. nursing homes’ new tactic to collect debts: Seizing power of attorney from patients’ relatives

NEW YORK — Lillian Palermo tried to prepare for the worst possibilities of aging. An insurance executive with a Ph.D. in psychology and a love of …

SpaceX Falcon 9: private space company’s floating barge mission fails

Rocket fails to land safely at sea, in mission to slash cost of space travel<p>• Flight attempts to herald new era of reusable rockets<p>A historic first attempt to land a reusable rocket on a floating barge – in what would have been a major leap forward in slashing the cost of space travel – has …

Space Travel

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

American Astronomical Society