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Bernie Sanders just melted away a 30-point Hillary Clinton lead in a new poll

The poll, from Quinnipiac University, found Clinton leading Sanders among national Democratic primary voters, 44% to 42%.<p>That was a wild swing from a mid-December Quinnipiac poll that found Clinton leading 61% to 30% nationally over Sanders.<p>"Democrats nationwide are feeling the Bern as Sen. Bernie …

Government

This Simple Tip to Learn Maths Equations Actually Works

The answer is at your fingertips.<p>There are lots of different strategies for maximising your learning potential, but one of the easiest study-boosters …

Government

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers | Inc.com

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech
Patents

Valve Takes Down Skyrim's Paid Mod Store After Mass Protests

It’s been quite a week for Valve and Bethesda, who caused an uproar by instantly dividing Skyrim’s modding community with the addition of paid store for mods. Today, after nothing short of an apocalyptic hellstorm of fan fury, they’ve announced they’re taking the store down.<p>The relatively short …

Profit

GoFundMe shuts down crowdfunding for anti-gay bakery

Refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has cost an Oregon bakery big bucks.<p>Sweet Cakes by Melissa shuttered its doors after a 2013 incident when the bakery's owners refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, citing their religious beliefs. The lesbian couple responded by filing a …

Conscience

Obamacare took $729 bite out of tax refunds - H&R Block

The majority of H&R Block clients who received federal help to pay for their health insurance in 2014 got an unwelcome surprise when it came to their refund.<p>Sixty-one percent of those filers saw their refunds reduced by an average of $729 -- or a third of the group's overall average of $2,195, the …

Health Care

Japan Needs Shock Therapy

Japan has been conducting the most audacious monetary experiment in modern economic history, but there are plenty of signs the experiment has not …

Economy

Test Your Wits with 8 Brainteasers from Idiotest

We bet you think you’re pretty smart (and if you’ve found your way to <i>mental_floss</i>, you probably are!). But common sense questions and brain-teasing …

Crime

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics.<p>If anything, the right keeps gaining and the …

Middle-class

Israel is facing a dangerous predicament

He talked about strong security ties between the two countries, and the unbreakable nature of their relationship. But he also suggested that, should the peace process break down in dramatic fashion, America's ability to manage the international ramifications for Israel—in the United Nations …

Israel

The President Stops Laughing About Pot

In an interview with Vice News last week, President Obama suggested that removing marijuana from the list of federally prohibited substances would …

Cannabis

5 states rapidly moving toward marijuana legalization

The legislative season is in full swing across the country, and pot is hot — especially in New England<p>The legislative season is in full swing at statehouses around the country, and pot is hot. And we're not even talking about medical marijuana or decriminalization bills, we're talking about …

Cannabis

Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield | Reuters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile defense system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace.<p>Denmark's Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard speaks to journalists as he arrives …

Russia

Ingenious giant phone case makes one-hand usage a snap

A simple, ambidextrous case makes using giant phones with one hand easy for everyone.<p>Although initially subject to some mockery when first introduced, the larger-sized phone -- 5.5 inches and above -- is now par for the course. For better or for worse, big screens are here to stay.<p>They do have …

Galaxy Note

Islamic State is 'most potent threat to the world since Third Reich' says Nobel Prize winner

V S Naipaul says Isil is 'dedicated to a contemporary holocaust' as he urges the West 'urgently expand' their efforts to defeat the group<p>Isil threaten to create a “Fourth Reich” through violence and propaganda equal to the Nazis, a Nobel Prize-winner has said, as he warns of a “contemporary …

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

Syria monitor says government forces kill six in gas attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A group monitoring the Syrian civil war said on Tuesday government forces carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the northwest, and medics posted videos of children suffering what they said was suffocation.<p>A Syrian military source described the report of an …

Middle East

Voters in Israel flock to polls in tight race

In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, preliminary official results early Wednesday pointed to a sweeping victory for the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, paving the way for him to form a new government.<p>Through a long night of vote-counting that began …

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Humanity

Everything You Need to Know About Israel's Elections

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections in December, amid opposition within his coalition government, he was poised to …

Israel

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

Rampant inflation means Russians are spending half of their incomes on food this year

Russian inflation is now back over 15% for the first time since 2008, and self-imposed import sanctions on food from the EU are biting hard, driving up food prices in particular.<p>Most amazing about the surge in Russian food spending is that it is not confined to this year or last: The share has been …

Russia
Christianity

Calls grow to arm Ukraine, as European leaders scramble for last-ditch peace plan

European leaders scrambled Thursday to try and forge a diplomatic deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, in an apparent bid to head off U.S. consideration of lethal military aid for the Ukrainian government in its war against Russian-backed separatists.<p>At the same time, a bipartisan call in …

Russia

Jordan vows: 'This is just the beginning'

<b>Karak, Jordan (CNN) —</b> Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back, and is promising more.<p>Fighter jets carried out airstrikes Thursday, then returned to fly over the home of the slain 27-year-old pilot, Lt. Moath …

Islam