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Birth of Red Heifer Hailed As The Harbinger Of The End Of Times In Israel

Among some fundamentalists in the Jewish and Christian faiths, there has been an obsession of the coming of a flawless red heifer as a divine …

Israel

New Evidence That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution

For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the existence of menopause, a life stage that humans do not share …

Biology

Why Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide

It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid.<p>Taking away people’s passports and citizenship is a precursor to genocide.<p>It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid. That is what is beginning to happen here, now, …

Immigration

When Bayes, Ockham, and Shannon come together to define machine learning

A beautiful idea, which binds together concepts from statistics, information theory, and philosophy.IntroductionIt is somewhat surprising that among …

Machine Learning

We Lightened up the Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

A comfort-filled classic, the traditional dish features a cast of hefty characters—cream, cheese, and noodles—and delivers nearly 700 calories and a …

Cooking

Don’t be deluded – our Saudi ‘partners’ are masters of repression | Kenan Malik

A regime that permits women to drive but executes them for speaking out of turn is 'reforming' only in a columnist's fantasy<p>Five Saudi activists face possible execution. Their crimes? “Participating in protests”, “chanting slogans hostile to the regime” and “filming protests and publishing on …

Saudi Arabia

Sydney airport seizure of phone and laptop 'alarming', say privacy groups

A British-Australian citizen travelling through Sydney airport has had his devices seized, and believes his laptop password cracked and his digital files inspected by Border Force officers, in what privacy groups say is a worrying development.<p>Nathan Hague, a 46-year-old software developer, was …

Border Force

Exactly How I Went From Running a 12-Minute Mile to a 7-Minute Mile

It's confession time. I've always been afraid of running. I absolutely dreaded it in high school and whenever it was mile day, I found a way to get "sick" so I could skip PE class. If I tried a little in my mile times, I could finish it in 10 to 11 minutes, but most of the time, I was averaging 12 …

5 Probiotic Sources Ranked by Effectiveness (Because It’s Confusing As Hell)

If you’re not taking/drinking/eating probiotics right now, are you even healthy?! Just kidding. But these little critters that live in your gut are …

How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. …

Meals in a Mug

Microwave-safe, nutrient-packed and perfect for any time of day.<p>​<p>​<p>Breakfast: Chocolate Raspberry French Toast<p>Kickstart your day with whole grains, which can lower heart disease and cancer risk.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 slices of whole grain bread<br>½ cup raspberries<br>1 egg<br>⅓ cup milk<br>1 Tbsp. cocoa powder<br>½ tsp. …

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Quantum Computing

'Soviet Daughter': How A Great-Grandmother's Diary Became A Graphic Novel

Author Julia Alekseyeva's great-grandmother Lola lived to be 100 years old, long enough to see the birth, and eventual collapse, of the USSR. In 1992, she and her family — including young Julia — moved from Kiev to Chicago.<p>Unbeknownst to her family, Lola began to write her memoirs, recording the …

9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p>Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p><b>1. Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)</b><p>Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and …

Recipes

Banana Upside Down Cake

5K<p>2K<p>In the winter, we often turn to the tropics to get our fruit fixes. Bananas are the most popular fruit in America, and they’re quite popular …

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

The 20-Minute Killer Pilates Sequence for a Crazy-Strong Core

Pilates is known for building a crazy-strong core, and since a strong core is the foundation for almost every bodyweight and strength exercise out …

Workouts

82 Favorite Cookie Recipes

Elsa’s Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons<p>These macaroons are the most delicious we’ve ever tasted in the <i>Sunset</i> Test Kitchen. The recipe comes from Karen …

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

University of California

How Wi-Fi Lets People Read Your Lips, Identify You, and Read Your Writing

By analyzing the impact on radio waves of human motion, researchers could identify people and watch their activity -- even without seeing them or being in the same room.<p>You probably know that your activities on a computer or mobile device that uses Wi-Fi might be monitorable by Internet providers, …

Over the Top Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Flourless desserts . The most popular kids on the block these days as far as treats go. Of course this is nothing new. Gluten free flourless baking has been taking over our generation for quite awhile now but I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't late to the popular party.<p>Flourless desserts . The most …

Gluten-Free

British Couple Faces Mail Suspension Because Their Cat Scares the Postman

Rain, snow, sleet and hail aren’t supposed to deter postal workers from delivering the mail — but it seems one feisty cat is enough to bring the …

Property Brothers share the best time to buy TVs, furniture, air conditioners and more

When the Property Brothers talk, we listen, whether they’re crooning their latest country tune or telling us how to upcycle in our backyard.<p>In their book, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding and Fixing Your Perfect House,” Drew and Jonathan Scott are dishing out all of …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Food & Dining

7 Great Slow-Cooker Recipes for Cyclists

Be Your Future Self's Personal Chef<p>Tony Pedulla<p>There’s nothing like coming home knackered from a hard ride, dying for some food, but sorely lacking the energy to make any. Instead of pouring yourself (yet another) bowl of cereal, take a few minutes first thing in the morning (or before you go to …

7 Ways to Declutter Any Room Using Feng Shui

By this point, you've likely heard of Marie Kondo's magical tidying method or applied some of its principles to your rooms, drawers, or even your heart. But did you know that feng shui is really the OG when it comes to creating a joy-inducing space?<p>Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of …

Saving for College? 3 Great Alternatives to a 529

With higher education costs going nowhere but up, many families are doing their best to make college savings a priority. For years, 529 plans have been touted as a college saver's dream. Though the money you put into a 529 isn't tax-free, you can grow that money in a tax-free fashion until you're …

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

Weird Loops Of Genetic Material Help Cause Cancer

Scientists have shown that an unusual form of genetic material can help cause blood cancers.<p>While DNA stores life’s instructions, another genetic material – RNA – relays information. Some RNA molecules are copied from DNA as genes that encode proteins. But only 2% of the human genome consists of …