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Dennis Rodman says he loves North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Rodman told reporters at Beijing airport that he hoped the exhibition match could open the doors for talks with North Korea<p>Former basketball star Dennis Rodman headed to Pyongyang with a group of former NBA players, saying he will not raise concerns about repression in North Korea because leader …

Can digital photos catch criminals in eye reflections?

Because the most commonly photographed objects are faces, researchers say it could be possible to mine detailed facial images for hidden …

Black Mirror

Her Is the Smartest Movie About Artificial Intelligence In Years

Either Spike Jonze is intentionally coy, or he really doesn’t care, one way or another, about science fiction cliches. That his new movie <i>Her</i> is the smartest, most thoughtful on-screen exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) in years appears to be a happy accident. Jonze didn’t consult with …

Mars One: Mission to Mars Narrows Down Astronaut Selection to 1,058 People

The Mars One mission, which aims to put humans on Mars by 2025, has narrowed down its astronaut selection from over 200,000 to 1,058 people, the …

So You Think You Can Dance With The Salmonella?

Anyone who has watched Dancing With The Stars or So You Think You Can Dance knows that a top-notch performance requires a combination of intricate choreography along with countless hours of practice. In these series, while time may be limited, the execution can still be exemplary leaving the …

Snowden Plans to be More Active in 2014

You’re likely to see and hear more from Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s controversial spying techniques, next year, according to one of his advisers.<p>Benjamin Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, an attorney working with Snowden, says we “can expect to see him …

China corruption: Sichuan adviser under investigation

<b>A top Chinese political adviser, who was once an aide to ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for corruption, the government says.</b><p>Sichuan official Li Chongxi is suspected of "serious discipline and legal violations".<p>President Xi Jinping has said that battling corruption in the …

Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week

WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering healthcare coverage to millions nationwide.<p>Administration …

Homeless People Are Being Recruited to Help with the Fukushima Cleanup

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The operation to clean up the nuclear mess spread by the Fukushima reactor meltdown has been plagued …

Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

If I say cinnamon, you say ... sugar? It's a popular combination, of course.<p>But if you're interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about the spice.<p>For instance, says John Critchley, executive chef at Bourbon Steak Restaurant in Washington, D.C., why not add …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

White House Allies Push For CEO To Run Obamacare

(Repeating Dec. 29 story with no changes)<p>By David Morgan<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

If You Ride the Subway to Work You're About to Get Screwed

Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain

High levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and low levels of the “bad” LDL kind are not just helpful for your heart, they’re better for your brain as well, a new study finds.<p>In fact, the wrong levels of the two types of cholesterol are associated with more of the protein deposits in the brain associated …

The Navy Fraud Scandal That Just Won’t Go Away

The DOJ is continuing an investigation which has already ensnared more than a handful of Navy officials.<p>A Navy fraud investigation is becoming one the largest scandal's for the armed service in recent years, and the investigation is spilling over into 2014.<p>Leonard Glenn Francis, the CEO for …

Ships return to dock as Syria chemical weapons deadline missed

Norwegian frigate and Danish warship deployed to escort chemical weapons to be destroyed ordered back to port after acceptance that deadline for removal of Syrian arsenal will not be met<p>Disarmament teams returned Scandinavian escort vessels to port on Monday as they accepted an end-of-year deadline …

Middle East

US museums display 'bizarre' belongings of Saddam Hussein

A decade after Saddam Hussein's capture and seven years since his execution, his legacy in the United States is relegated to random displays of memorabilia: a bathroom sink in Mississippi, a life-sized replica in Florida of the uniformed Iraqi leader holding a Mars bar.<p>While the deposed dictator …

U.S. cracks open skies to testing, use of aerial drones

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government took a step on Monday toward opening the skies to aerial drones, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses.<p>A small drone helicopter operated by a paparazzi records singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter (not seen) as she rides …