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Do Red Onions Really Have Super Powers?

Red onions are capable of fighting off cancer more effectively than their lighter counterparts, according to a study from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.<p>In particular, red onions contain high levels of quercetin—a flavonoid with strong clinical evidence as an anticancer compound—along …

Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

To boost products on WeChat<p>Clickfarms are a dubious business people rarely get a peek inside of, but accept as part of our everyday internet existence. We know companies pay bots to shower likes, emoji, ratings, nonsensical comments, and plain traffic on content in order to artificially boost …

Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

When President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, unveiled the administration's budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working.<p>"If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go …

Agriculture

Vermont wind power sound would be among quietest in country

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Regulators in Vermont are seeking a sound limit on wind power projects that would be among the quietest in the …

Warren Buffett Says Artificial Intelligence Will 'Hurt' Berkshire Hathaway's Business

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett isn’t known for worrying much about technology. The legendary stock-picker has famously shunned smartphones, …

Mysterious death of New York judge was initially called a suicide. Now, police think it's suspicious

The mystery of how a prominent African American judge came to be found floating dead in the Hudson River has deepened as her family and widowed husband disputed suggestions by the New York Police Department that she had committed suicide.<p>What is known is that Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, a judge on the …

Crime

Philippines fisherman tells of deadly two-month ordeal stranded at sea

A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea.<p>Rolando Omongos, 21, recounted an astonishing tale of survival as he arrived from …

Rowing

Underrated Mediterranean Destinations to Visit Right Now

Dive deeper into this remarkable region.<p>Rome and Barcelona certainly have their charms. But, the two cities are also perfect starting points to dive into the other cultures and communities along the Mediterranean Sea, where there’s so much to discover. For travelers ready to explore around the …

Italy

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining

El Salvador has banned all metals mining, saying it poses "a threat to the development and well-being of families." It becomes the first country to …

China's terrifying new glass walkway suspends tourists over a 1500 foot gorge

China never fails to leave tourists on their toes.<p>It seems like every month, the country releases another terrifying attraction that has many daredevils flocking. In the past, China opened a spooky, disappearing bridge and downright heartstopping glass walkway. But now, we have something even more …

Her Memory Fading, Paula Wolfert Fights Back With Food

SONOMA, Calif. — The first thing Paula Wolfert wants to make a guest is coffee blended with butter from grass-fed cows and something called brain octane oil. She waves a greasy plastic bottle of the oil around her jumble of a kitchen like a preacher who has taken up a serpent.<p>Never mind that this …

Gravity Hills Slope In One Direction, But Roll Your Car In Another

Imagine standing at the top of a hill and tossing a ball down the slope, only to watch it mysteriously roll right back to you. That's the essence of …

There's Going to Be a Spectacular Starry Light Show in the Skies This Month

Everyone needs to see this phenomenon at least once in their lifetime.<p>Forget your phone and television — for the next two weeks, all you have to do is look up at the illuminated night sky for some thrilling entertainment.<p>The dazzling, springtime zodiacal lights, which form a pyramid-shaped glow in …

Australia's summer broke 205 weather records, climate group says

<b>More than 200 weather records were broken during Australia's most recent summer, a climate group has warned.</b><p>The Climate Council report, titled "Angry Summer", said the season was defined by intense heatwaves and bushfires in eastern Australia but heavy rain and flooding in the west.<p>It showed …

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those in US illegally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.<p>The memos dated Friday seek to implement President Donald …

10 Swim Spots So Stunning You Should Plan Your Entire Trip Around Them

Dive on in at these natural wonders! 💦<p>When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy …