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Simple blood test predicts if heart attack is imminent

Around one million people are admitted to hospital with chest pains, but most will not go on to have a heart attack<p>A simple blood test which predicts whether a patient with chest pain will go on to have a heart attack could save the NHS millions and prevent hundreds of thousands of people being …

How Darrelle Revis became the NFL's savviest negotiator

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 31 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>THERE ARE CERTAIN</b> athletes who exude celebrity; it trails them …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

America's largest movie theater chain adds bag check policy

Another mass shooting, and yet again we're told: don't politicize, pray | Jeb Lund<p>Read more<p>Following two recent deadly incidents at movie theatres in the US, the Regal Entertainment Group – the nation’s largest movie theater chain – this week added a bag and purse check policy as a security measure …

Mad Max

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

In Greece, red tape, typos add to Syrian refugees' ordeal

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — According to their Greek travel papers, the two young Syrian brothers are both 110 years old, born to different parents. The …

Fossil and Intel Team Up For Android Wear Smartwatch

Fossil is the latest traditional watch brand to jump into the ever-expanding world of wearable tech, with its debut Android Wear smartwatch being shown off at Intel’s IDF15 conference in San Francisco.<p>The smartwatch follows Tag Heuer’s lead, by combining the power of Intel processing with Google’s …

10 3D tattoos that will blow your mind

Love them or hate them, tattoos still remain one of the most popular art forms, with the craft allowing stories, scriptures and memories to be placed …

Researcher Finds Pattern among Happiest Parents

Parents who were found to be the happiest in researcher's survey all had one thing in common.<p>Shutterstock<p>An Australian researcher was determined to …

Happiness

Palin praises Trump's immigration policy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised Donald Trump’s immigration plan on Tuesday night.<p>“The immigration plan of his — especially the wall, that’s common sense — it’s a real shot in the arm to constitutionalists and conservatives who want America to be put first,” Palin said on Fox’s “On the …

Tianjin blast: more warehouses accused of violating rules on toxic materials

Affected residents ramp up protests, amid reports China has found dangerous levels of nerve gas at site where firms reportedly broke safety regulations

Pharrell Williams unveils latest ocean-plastic clothing range for G-Star RAW

Pharrell Williams has launched his third collection with G-Star RAW, which includes denim garments made using recycled plastic removed from the …

Taylor Swift Performs 'Ronan' for Woman Whose Son Died of Cancer

Taylor Swift brought a Glendale, Arizona, audience to tears on Monday when she sang a song that she’s only performed in public on one other occasion: …

Cancer

LeSean McCoy to have MRI on strained left hamstring suffered in practice

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy limped to the locker room with an apparent left leg injury during Tuesday's joint practice with the Cleveland …

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen's Romantic Vacation in the French Riviera: See the Pics!

Isla Fisher may be best known for crashing weddings on the big screen, but it looks like Bono just crashed her romantic vacation!<p>The <i>Wedding Crashers</i> …

Suge Knight Lawyer Blasts Straight Outta Compton

A lawyer for Suge Knight, the former music mogul facing murder charges for his alleged involvement in a deadly hit-and-run accident, says the box …

Rap & Hip-Hop

BuzzFeed Confirms $200M Investment From NBCUniversal

BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised $200 million from NBCUniversal.<p>If the news sounds a little familiar, that’s because Vox Media announced a similar deal with NBCUniversal last week. At the time, Re/code (now owned by Vox) reported that BuzzFeed had received an investment of the same size, …

Media Industry

One of Apple’s key iPhone design patents is no longer protected

One of Apple’s key iPhone patents has been given a non-final rejection in the still-dragging-on Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit.<p>The reason? According to a new report, it should never have been granted in the first place, due to an issue with prior art and apparent “obviousness.”<p>Among all the dense …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Greece eases some limits on money transfers

The finance ministry's amendments, published in the government gazette overnight Monday to Tuesday, include allowing Greeks to send up to 500 euros ($555) abroad per person per month, and allowing up to 8,000 euros per quarter to be sent to students studying abroad to cover accommodation …

IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency …

Obama Eyes $1 Billion Post-Presidency Plan With Some Help From His Celebrity Friends

President Barack Obama has been putting a lot of thought and effort into his post presidency plans, which includes an effort to raise $1 billion for his presidential library and a global foundation, The New York Times reported.<p>The $1 billion would be twice what his predecessor George W. Bush raised …

Bangkok bomb: Suspect described as probably having some 'Middle Eastern blood'

The Erawan shrine has reopened after Monday's attack which killed 20 but police have yet to establish the nationality of the individual responsible. Follow latest developments here<p><b>• Bomber did not 'do it alone' and 'part of network'</b> <b><br>• Warrant issued for 'unnamed foreigner'</b> <b><br>• Not known if bomber still</b> …

Getting Into the Airport Lounge Is About to Get More Difficult

With air carriers back to operating at full steam and passengers filling up a record number of seats, airlines are looking to new ways to cut back on …

One Direction, Britney Spears clean up at 2015 Teen Choice Awards

<b>(Billboard) —</b> Like all award shows with "choice" in the name, the 2015 Teen Choice Awards were for the fans as selected by the fans. This year, the annual event took it to another level: The kids would be responsible for picking the categories, too. This lead to the Vine famous and Instagram aware …

GE expected to win EU approval for $14 billion Alstom deal

General Electric (GE) is expected to secure EU approval for its proposed 12.4-billion-euro ($13.8 billion) bid for French peer Alstom’s power …