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The Silent Monkey Victims Of The War On Terror

Thousands of animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals, and radiation so that scientists can develop medicines to protect Americans from weapons of mass destruction. Was all this suffering really necessary?

Monkeys

Still the Water review – diverting Zen water-feature romance

This is the seventh fiction feature from 46-year-old Japanese film-maker Naomi Kawase, but her first to gain an actual UK cinema release. Her films have been generally assured of a respectful audience on the international festival circuit and especially at Cannes, although they have been criticised …

Filmmaking

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

<b>2. Flaxseeds</b><br>Rich in protein and fiber, these little seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines in the skin. <i>The British Journal of Nutrition</i> reported that participants in one study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s daily in 6 weeks experienced …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

The secret history of Britain is written in our genes

A new study shows that there are 17 different types of Briton - and many still live in the same groups they did before the Norman Conquest<p>Just who are we? What defines us, the people of this island nation? Is there such a thing as Britishness? Or, though it may sound like something from Game of …

Archaeology

St. Patrick's Day in Pictures

Israel Goes to the Polls: Pictures

U.S., Iran focus on technical details in nuclear talks | Reuters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - American and Iranian nuclear experts homed in on the technical details of a possible framework agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program in a fresh round of talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Wednesday.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (C) walks away after …

South Asia

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Frozen bubble

Jocelyne Dupuis in Canada took advantage of the recent freezing weather to capture this cool image of a frozen soap bubble. Thanks, Jocelyne!<p>Jocelyne …

Solar eclipse: Will Friday's astronomical event be ruined by cloudy weather?

The most spectacular solar eclipse to be visible from Britain since 1999 is in danger of being hidden by cloud<p>The most spectacular solar eclipse to be visible from Britain for 15 years <b>takes place this week</b>.<p>But like the disappointing <b>1999 total eclipse</b>, when thousands travelled to western Cornwall, …

A Hundred Million Stars in 3 Minutes

Universe

Watch the Backstage Drama at Dior: Snippy Photographers, Models Blowing Kisses

On Friday, in the courtyard of the Louvre, a frenzy of activity occurred in the seconds before the models hit the runway for the Christian Dior show. As handlers from the fashion house put the finishing touches on each model’s look, photographers jockeyed with backstage hangers-on looking to fill …

Florida's Beautiful but Inhospitable Springs

Mallory Dimmitt<p>Executive Director<p>Florida Wildlife Corridor<p>[00:03] The light is just peering in these shafts and it's really kind of otherworldly seeing these long strings of green algae with the light on them kind of dancing in the water.<p>When I'm sitting out on the water you did see a manatee swim …

Marine Mammals

All the Swingin' Ladies: Jazz Setlist, March 5-11

Friday, March 6 Where, I can hear you asking, has <b>Akua Allrich</b> been? The marvelous singer, with her hybrid of soul, jazz, and West African music, has …

Apple Found Its Newest Billboards On The Internet

They're stunning. BuzzFeed News talked to some of the casual photographers who shot them.<p>Last December, when the Bay Area had one of its rare rainy days, Cielo de la Paz took her kids out to play. She's an avid photographer, "willing to wake up at five in the morning and hike 10 miles to get that …

Online

Maya Mural Found in Guatemala Reveals Ancient ‘Photobomb’

An ancient Maya mural found in the Guatemalan rainforest may depict a group portrait of advisers to the Maya royalty, a new study finds.<p>Most Maya murals depict life within the royal sphere, but the newfound mural, uncovered in the Guatemalan rainforest in 2010, shows a vibrant scene of …

Archaeology

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.<p>When we talk about the future of societies, a lot of times we mean the future of cities. By 2050, 70% of the planet is likely to be in an urban center, and these places will account for a lion’s …

Sustainability

What We're Wearing

<b>Name:</b> Chelsea Zalopany<p><b>Occupation:</b> Market Editor for Vogue.com<p><b>Star sign:</b> Scorpio<p><b>What I’m wearing:</b> It's Valentine's Day! When I picked out an outfit this morning it felt only natural to wear the things that I love. This teddy bear coat by Sandy Liang is basically a Fashion Week appropriate …

Cease-Fire Takes Hold In Ukraine — After Last Minute Jockeying For Territory

Kiev accused rebels of trying to seize as much territory as possible before both sides are due to halt fighting.<p>DONETSK, Ukraine — The near-constant barrage of artillery fire that has plagued this eastern rebel stronghold for months fell almost silent early Sunday morning after both sides issued …

Russia

How the Hershey's Kiss Conquered Valentine's Day

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Relationships

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Shoot or don't shoot: Police scenarios prove eye-opening for civil rights leaders

It was a split-second decision.<p>A distressed man with a baby in tow was pacing back and forth in a manic state and shouting incoherently. The responding police officer calmly addressed the man in an attempt to calm him down and defuse the situation, but the man suddenly pulled an object from his …

CDC Director on Ebola: 'Even a Single Infection is Unacceptable'

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that he was "confident" the spread of Ebola could be stopped, a day after a test confirmed a Dallas nurse had been infected while caring for a Liberian national in her hospital.<p>"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola …

Disease

Flight Attendants Union Sues The FAA Over Use Of Electronics In Flight

About a year ago, the FAA gloriously adjusted their guidance regarding the use of portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing. For the first time in years, travelers could boldly and proudly listen to music or play Two Dots or mindlessly click into social apps (forgetting there’s no …