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Former Saddam Hussein spy masterminded the rise of Isis, says report

Documents uncovered in Aleppo show that Haji Bakr drew up the ‘blueprint for caliphate’ after being jailed by the US authorities, according to Der Spiegel<p>One of Saddam Hussein’s former intelligence officers masterminded Islamic State’s takeover of northern Syria after becoming embittered by the …

Saddam Hussein

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama’s ability to deliver on a final agreement.<p>U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Secretary …

South Asia

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Research

One of 43 missing Mexican students identified among remains

Nearly 10 weeks after 43 college students in Mexico were kidnapped by police, forensic experts have identified a bone found among remains in a trash dump as belonging to one of the missing men, the school and federal officials said Saturday.<p>This would be a key clue in discovering the fate of the …

Mexico

Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits

Google recently commissioned a study to show how cool voice search can be, but the findings don't always show the best side of either teens or adults.<p>Google wants to get the word out that all the cool kids -- and at least a few hip adults -- are all about talking to Google. At least, that's the …

North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation's official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks.<p>The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, showed Kim …

North Korea

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