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Turkey to join coalition's air fight against Islamic State soon -...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey have finalised technical details on an agreement to include Turkey in an international effort to bring down the Islamic State, fully integrating Turkey into the U.S.-led coalition’s air strikes against the militant group, a Pentagon spokesman said …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Ask the Bigot: Who is Katy Faust and why is the daughter of lesbian parents against gay marriage?

American Katy Faust was raised by her lesbian mother and her partner and she now runs a blog called asktheBigot, which is fiercely opposed to gay …

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to initiate crackdown on Taliban

The Afghan president called on Pakistan on Monday to crack down on the Taliban after a suicide car bombing earlier in the day near Kabul's international airport killed five people, the latest in a wave of deadly attacks in the capital.<p>In a televised address, Ashraf Ghani also blamed neighbouring …

As galactic light fades, astronomers study the death of the universe

Here's some cosmically bad news: The universe is dying. An international team of scientists that used seven powerful telescopes around the world to capture light coming from more than 200,000 galaxies has found that they're putting out half of the light that they did just 2 billion years ago – and …

Universe

How Sexism and Implicit Bias Hurt Girls and Women's Health

<i>This piece originally appeared in Role Reboot.</i><p>I had a headache that lasted for years. It was there when I woke up and there when I went to sleep. I got so used to it that one day, when my husband, bemoaning a rare headache, asked if we had any painkillers, I realized that for me the exceptional day …

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2015 Book Preview

If you like to read, we’ve got some news for you. The second-half of 2015 is straight-up, stunningly chock-full of amazing books. If someone told …

The traits that make human beings unique

We’re all just animals… right? Not so fast, says Melissa Hogenboom, a few things make us different from any other species.<p>"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who helped to invent the atomic bomb.<p>The two bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in …

Chimpanzees

'Photoshop The Nipple' Is A Hilarious Solution To Ridiculous Censorship Of Women's Bodies

Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are well known for their lack of tolerance when it comes to women and their nipples.<p>In the past, …

Social Media

Universe’s hidden supermassive black holes revealed

Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe.<p>Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic …

This astronaut is sacrificing his body to go to space for 1,000 days

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, the commander of the current crew on board the International Space Station, has broken the record for the longest time spent in space with 803 days. Padalka, who is to return to Earth in September, has previously said he would like to try for 1,000 days on a …

Space Travel

Big Rip will end the universe, scientists claim

Big Bang is how it all began for the universe – Big Rip is how it will end, new research claims to show<p>A group of scientists claim to have evidence supporting the Big Rip theory, explaining how the universe will end – in 22 billion years.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, …

Russian forces 'practised invasion of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden'

During an exercise in March, Russian troops rehearsed how to invade four regional neighbours<p>Russian forces rehearsed the invasion of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark during a military exercise involving 33,000 troops, according to a new study of Baltic security.<p>The manoeuvres, which took place …

Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

Americans are starting to believe in the economy again

On Friday, we learned that consumer confidence is back to near its highest level of the year. But the really encouraging part of the report was the outlook for wages.<p>Friday's report showed that consumers expect their incomes will rise 2.2% over the next 12 months, the most since 2008.<p>And while a …

The 10 most celebrated French thinkers

From De Beauvoir to Foucault, Rousseau to Sartre, a roundup of les grands penseurs and things you’re unlikely to hear them say<p><b>René Descartes</b> France’s national philosopher, whose <i>Discourse on Method</i> defined thought as the essential human quality (“I think, therefore I am”) and exemplified one of the …

France

The best films you won't see in cinemas

When a film critic on a long-haul flight finds a movie they haven’t seen yet on the entertainment system, the pilot can probably hear their cheers from the cockpit. A couple of months ago, that’s how I discovered Beyond the Lights, a romance set in the American music business.<p>I remembered having …

Arise rugby's Sir Gareth, Anderson and Lampard get OBE

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wales scrumhalf Gareth Edwards was knighted and English cricket’s leading test wicket-taker James Anderson and former England football midfielder Frank Lampard were given the OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.<p>England v New Zealand - Investec Test Series Second Test …

What if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against gay marriage?

WASHINGTON -- It's a historic decision that is expected to come any day now before the end of June.<p>At the heart of the question that will be answered …

4 Sneaky Relationship Killers Couples Should Avoid

A relationship expert shares what she's learned from years of studying married and divorced couples.<p>Dr. Terri Orbuch is a research professor at the …

Divorce

The best summer reads: 90 books chosen by 40 literary luminaries

What to read on your recliner this summer? While we await the biggest event publication of the year with Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>, in mid-July, …

Books

Pakistan orders international charity to leave

Pakistani authorities have sealed off the offices of the international aid group Save the Children, saying the charity was "working against the country", police and government officials say.<p>Government officials accompanied by police arrived at the charity's office in the heart of the capital …

The Secret to Making Yourself Happier? Give Your Money Away

According to the World Bank’s most recent estimate, more than one billion people live on less than $1.25 per day. UNICEF estimates that an average of 18,000 children die every twenty-four hours from easily preventable causes. That’s equivalent to losing a young life every five seconds.<p>Faced with …

Arguments matter, even if they come down to “semantics”

I’m a philosopher, working in logic and related issues. This means that I spend a lot of my time working with words and arguments. And sometimes, …

Squirrels

Daily Meditation: Our Land

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features folk singer Woody Guthrie's iconic song "This Land Is Your Land." The tune …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Galaxy Note 4 spotted running Android 5.1.1 test build in AnTuTu benchmark

There is some good news for disappointed Galaxy Note 4 users, as Samsung is reportedly testing Android 5.1.1 on the fourth-gen phablet (SM-N910F), …