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Noura Hussein Filed for an Appeal to Repeal Her Death Sentence and to Be Pardoned for Killing Her Rapist

A judge is expected to decide on the appeal process within a month.<p>Noura Hussein was forcibly married off to an older man when she was around sixteen in the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital. Powerless from the harrowing situation, she ran away.<p>In April last year, she cathartically broke down …

Domestic Violence

Why boredom is so powerful in your life

Are you bored or just experiencing boredom?<p>The difference between the two can determine your life satisfaction.<p>Boredom is not lack of stimulation. …

Creativity

‘Our car was inundated with liquid poo falling from the sky’: Kelowna driver

A Kelowna driver and her son are speaking out after they said they were hit with flying poop from a passing plane while sitting in their car.<p>On May …

Airports

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Vitamins and antioxidants: some supplements linked to increased risk of death

Not only are vitamin and mineral supplements a waste of money, they can in some instances actually harm the body, an international study has concluded.<p>Researchers at the University of Toronto conducted a meta-analysis of all published randomised controlled trials that looked at the effects of …

Holistic Medicine

Why Dropping Out of School Could Actually Help Your Kid, According to One Education Expert

Sir Ken Robinson is the kind of person who has always been good at school. He spent more than a decade as a professor of education after earning his …

Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

The bottled water industry is estimated to be worth nearly $200 billion a year, surpassing sugary sodas as the most popular beverage in many …

An apartment that stuns with unusual design touches!

We all want our homes to be accurate reflections of who we are and what our individual style is, but it's shocking how many of us give in to a more …

Interior Design

A Solar Storm Is Approaching Earth

A moderate solar flare early this week has generated charged particles that will light up the atmosphere — and could impact power grids and …

Astronomy

Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them."<p>Last week, the beginning of an explosive corruption trial involving eight members of Baltimore's elite Gun Trace Task …

Get Over Yourself, America

The rest of the world couldn’t care less about Donald Trump.<p>For the past few weeks, we’ve been deluged by various retrospectives on Donald Trump’s first year in office. Many made valuable contributions to our understanding of this, shall we say, unique figure in U.S. presidential history. Yet all …

Geopolitics

YouTube Stars Will Do Anything for Views and That's Scary as Hell

After Logan Paul's atrocious "suicide forest" stunt, where is the line? Does it even exist anymore?<p>YouTube has become a beacon for anyone—especially anyone 25 years old and younger—to watch and obsess over content focusing on their favorite topics. Makeup? Check. Unboxing toys? Check. ASMR? You got …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental caries.<p>But provocative new research suggests that cell-stimulating medications can “trick” teeth into …

Innovation

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Fast Food

Eating fast food is like giving your body a bacterial infection, according to new research into how the high-fat diet affects the immune …

Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

One of the biggest problems in trying to convince people that they need to immunize against things like the flu is that they don’t really feel the pressure. After all, for most people, the flu shot is an inconvenience, and they’re unlikely to get the flu in a given year. So why bother? Quite a few …

This Is Why You Should Never Hold in a Sneeze

A recently released case report, courtesy of the <i>BMJ,</i> reaffirms one of life’s important lessons: Don’t try to hold back a sneeze. Especially, don’t do …

Medicine

7 Small bedroom designs by professional experts

The bedroom is typically a place to sleep and relax so honestly, you don't actually need that much space. The important thing is to make it the most …

15 Easy Vegan Weeknight Meals

Shares 17K<p>Now that the holidays are over, we all need easy, healthy, and of course delicious recipes that are ready in no time. Start the year off …

Fingers off the buttons, boys: Women’s voices are crucial to the prevention of nuclear war

In October, Donald Trump reportedly asked why the American nuclear arsenal couldn't be enlarged by a multiple of 10, a request that led his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to call him either a "moron" or an "[expletive deleted] moron," depending on the daintiness of the publication you read.<p>This …

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools

France is to impose a total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September 2018, its education minister has confirmed.<p>Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms but starting next school year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, …

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

The shocking story of a woman jailed because of a stillbirth

After suffering a stillbirth in 2007, police arrested Teodora del Carmen Vásquez as she lay in a pool of her own blood. She was later sentenced to 30 years in jail for ‘aggravated homicide’ under El Salvador’s total ban on abortion – even in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the pregnant …

The Cost to Refinish Hardwood Floors

One of the great things about having a hardwood floor is that even when it eventually wears down and starts to show signs of age, you have the option …

Home Improvement

Parents told to 'get a grip' over school absences for coughs and colds

A new advertising campaign has been launched advising parents to “get a grip” and stop keeping their children off school simply because they have a cold or a cough.<p>In an attempt to clampdown on unauthorised absences, East Sussex County Council has warned parents that they will be fined if their …

Education

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Healthy Eating

Install Ground Fault Circuit Interupter Outlets - GFCI's

To better understand what is involved in installing a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in your home, you’ll first need to have an …

Arduino

Humans didn't outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them.

By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of <i>Homo neanderthalensis</i> were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of Asia for more than 300,000 years, producing tools, jewelry and impressive cave creations. They cared for their sick and elderly. They …

New research suggests Alzheimer's starts outside the brain

A Complex Understanding<p>Scientists from Canada and China have found evidence that the neurological disorder Alzheimer’s starts outside the brain. …