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X-ray photography that shows the world in a whole new light

It looks almost like torture. The bones in the foot sit in an excruciating 90-degree bend and the nails in the stiletto make it look like some medieval tool of pain. This is a woman in high heels, photographed not with normal visible light, but with high-energy x-ray radiation of the sort doctors …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Vodka to blame for early deaths of Russian men: study

Russians may toast with the words “Na zdorovie” — "to your health" — but a new study finds that many Russian men are often literally drinking themselves to death.<p>Russian men who drink three bottles of vodka a week double their risk of dying over the next 20 years, the study shows. It helps explain …

Public Wi-Fi also a spying tool, Snowden documents show in new Canada scandal

Here’s a new and potentially explosive twist to our ongoing surveillance saga: according to CBC News, documents obtained by NSA leaker Edward Snowden …

Pictures of the Week 1.24.14

Fashion Shows

The one who got away

She looks like any other teenager in one of the many villages in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. Large eyes, oiled hair in neat plaits and simply …

Pictures of the Week 1.17.14

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Championship Sunday Photo Gallery

Beyond black-and-white: Essential moments from MLK's historic 'I have a dream speech'

<i>On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, forever changing race relations in America.</i><p><b>I have a dream today.</b><p><b>I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by</b> …

Messi misses out on UEFA's team of the year

(Reuters) - Lionel Messi, who lost his World Player of the Year crown to Cristiano Ronaldo this week, has failed to make the Team of the Year picked by users of European soccer governing body UEFA’s website.<p>Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Getafe during their Spanish King's Cup …

Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the first time in history, a majority of members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires, according to an analysis of data conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group that tracks money's influence in U.S. …

Republicans

How's Your Heart Rate? The Most and Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

Work is part of life, but stress doesn't have to be.<p>Job-search website CareerCast.com released its rankings of the most and least stressful jobs of 2014. The rankings take into account the physical demands of a job, the environmental conditions, whether a person's own life is in danger, whether a …

Airlines

Barca, Atletico content with draw, Real lurking

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were satisfied with a share of the spoils after they cancelled each other out in an intense 0-0 draw on Saturday that moved the joint La Liga leaders on to 50 points at the midpoint of the season.<p>Barcelona's Sergio Busquets (2nd R) jumps for the ball …