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Army set to appoint ex-SAS boss who led British hunt for Osama bin Laden as new chief

The former director of Britain’s special forces responsible for leading the hunt for Osama bin Laden is set to be named as the new head of the Army today.<p>Lieutenant-General Mark Carleton-Smith is due to replace General Sir Nick Carter as chief of the general staff following interviews with Gavin …

Osama Bin Laden

Canon Said ‘Challenge Accepted,’ and This $70K 50-1000mm Lens Was Born

Back in 2010, Canon was challenged by German wildlife filmmaker Ivo Norenberg create an extreme, “impossible” lens. Canon accepted the challenge, and …

How Cape Town found water savings California never dreamed of

A six-car municipal police convoy skidded to a halt outside a Cape Town house, and police leaped from their cars at the offending sight: a trickle of hose water splashing onto a squat red flower.<p>Resident Mohammed Adhikari looked bemused and a little sheepish as police surged into his house, slapped …

The remarkable story of the largest ship ever built

Were this to be a big-budget fiction movie, critics would declare the plot to be absurd: the story of a ship - the largest one ever built - being bombed, completely sunk and then hauled from the seabed and patched up to serve another 21 years.<p>Strange then, that so few people know the history behind …

Super blue blood moon 2018 - gallery

Many parts of the globe caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western US as the moon …

Super Blue Blood Moon

After a Two-Year Silence, North and South Korea Are Finally Talking. Here's What to Expect

For the first time in two years, South and North Korea have opened up a line of direct communication. Both sides have sent high-level delegations to …

Former Facebook president Sean Parker: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'

Facebook has been attacked by one of its founding members for "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology" and putting children's mental health at risk.<p>Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg's company in its first months, said the company's founders …

Mental Health

These Identical Triplets Agreed To A DNA Test, And The Results Rocked Their World

Jaclyn’s Family<p>Though Erica tends to get more attention than her other two sisters due to the fact that she married Doctor Phil’s son, Jaclyn and …

Wilder

How to Store Your Ever Increasing Photo Collection

While we often spend significant sums of money on our camera equipment, one area we tend to neglect is the computer side of this hobby of ours. In …

Archives

Dutch TV Comedy Perfectly Sums Up America's Gun Problem

Are you or a loved one suffering from "nonsensical rifle addiction?"<p>It’s the NRA ... but not the one you’re thinking of.<p>“Sunday with Lubach,” a Dutch news satire program hosted by comic Arjen Lubach, created a PSA for a problem facing the United States that they’re calling NRA, or Nonsensical Rifle …

Guns

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Wellness

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

JPEG is Freedom

Landscapes, Reviews, Streets & People, Travel Photography, Visions of Photography<p>31 Comments<p>Hello! Right from the beginning, I would like to say, as …

I Survived the Hajj—Islam’s Mashup of Boot Camp and Mosh Pit

Every Muslim is supposed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, but Parvez Sharma discovered the hard way that this dirty, noisy, and nearly lethal trek …

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

Yoga

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.<p>The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s in Southern Iraq by …

Mathematics

Aramco, Rosneft agree to conduct joint marketing with Pertamina

State-owned energy giant Pertamina has said it has convinced Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco and Russia's Rosneft to conduct joint marketing …

Israel ‘guilty of war crimes’ for Jerusalem deportations

| <b>Published —</b> Wednesday 9 August 2017<p>A Palestinian woman sits next to the remains of her home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Musafir …

How a Free Syrian Army Unit Uncovered the Rebels’ Israeli Connection and Switched Sides

QUNEITRA, SYRIA—Ahmad Kaboul has big shoes to fill. Earlier this summer, his childhood friend and commanding officer of the Golan Brigade, Majed …

Bernie Sanders brilliantly responds to President Trump’s threat of stripping Congress’ health insurance

The Democratic socialist says all Americans should have the same health care that members of Congress have<p>Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders turned the table on President Donald Trump in an interview with Jake Tapper Sunday, pointing out that he ironically agreed with the commander in chief on one …

When this man holds the fate of the nation . . .

Mitch McConnell may be the only person in Washington who can save the Trump-Kremlin conspiracy investigation<p>As soon as Congress goes into recess, Donald Trump will have the opportunity to remove special prosecutor Robert Mueller—unless Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stops him.<p>What will McConnell …

Watch: Fireworks light up Eiffel Tower for Bastille Day

Bastille Day in Paris ended with a spectacular 30 minutes-long fireworks display at the Eiffel tower.

US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters

Central command says plane downed in ‘collective self-defense’ Syrian army says US coalition shot down plane flying against Isis militants<p>A US warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside. Washington said the jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces. Damascus …

Middle East

Coconut oil is not a magical health food after all

Coconut oil is an all-natural wonder: It's skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, coffee creamer, butter substitute, and delicious on toast. But it's …

15-Minute Beginner Low-Impact Cardio

You can burn serious calories without all that jumping around. We don't have anything against bouncing, but sometimes you want to give your joints a rest, and with this low-pact workout, you can. We give you 15 minutes of heart-thumping cardio, no equipment or jumping required. Press play and get …

9 ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s

The statistics on women and Alzheimer's disease are startling.<p>Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's. Two-thirds are women, according to the Alzheimer's Assn.<p>Women in their 60s are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's over the course of their lives as they are to …

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Daytime Long Exposure Photo Tutorial With a 10-Stop ND Filter

Now more than ever, us photographers have all sorts of tools that help us create more dynamic and more impressive photos.For some photographers, the …

Landscape Photography