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Watch a 90-Minute Interview With Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin, Lena Headey, and Michelle Fairley

We still have a while before another season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, so to tide you over, here’s a very long and very Australian interview with George R.R. …

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Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie on Brienne and the Treachery of King’s Landing

The character faces new challenges now that her quest with Jaime Lannister has ended.<p>When I met up with Gwendoline Christie in New York City a couple …

CVS, Smokes and ‘Liberal Fascism’

Bravo, CVS. That’s a bold and even historic move, banning cigarettes. It’s true it isn’t costing the company much—the sticks accounted for just $2 …

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>By Deepak Chopra, M.D, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.<p>Copyright Alex Grey<p>We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human …

Science could explain why your racist relatives are so racist

<b>(PhotosbyAndy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Recent research suggests that those who degrade minorities could feel ostracized themselves<p>Tom Jacobs<p>February 4, 2014 12:50pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>What leads people to develop a hostile, suspicious attitude toward minorities? Social …

Democrats In Senate Pressure Barack Obama As Election Approaches

Presidential legacy building and midterm elections rarely go hand-in-hand. Take the 2010 elections: many conservative Democrats campaigned against …

Global cancer surge fuelled by alcohol, smoking and obesity predicted by WHO

A global drive to tackle the causes of cancer linked to lifestyle, such as alcohol abuse, sugar consumption and obesity, has been urged on Monday by the World Health Organisation as it predicted the number of new cases could soar 70% to nearly 25 million a year over the next 20 years.<p>Half of these …

Schumer, Ryan talk immigration

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer has held private talks on immigration with Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy. President Barack Obama’s emissaries have spoken with House GOP leadership about an overhaul. Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have also chatted on the House floor …

Zuckerberg: U.S. made mistakes

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the government crossed the line between protecting its citizens and being honest with the recently revealed National Security Agency surveillance.<p>“I think that the government made a lot of mistakes in terms of not being clear about what they were using …

AFP drops $1.4M on Hagan ad buy

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity is launching an attack on Sen. Kay Hagan with a major ad buy tying the North Carolina Democrat to Obamacare.<p>The group is spending $1.4 million on the television ad buy with an additional budget for digital ads, radio and grassroots actions, the group …

The View From Down There: FDA Approves Pill Cam For Colon Exams

Patients who undergo colon screenings might breathe a little easier now that U.S. regulators have approved a pill containing two cameras. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker says. And as you might imagine, it's disposable.<p>The PillCam is made by Given Imaging, …

18 Ways To Spot A Narcissist

You've probably met one.<p>Chances are, you’ve encountered a narcissist. You know, that friend who somehow manages to revert every topic of conversation back to himself; the colleague who is always bragging about having the latest, greatest ____; the family member who thinks she is hotter, smarter and …

How Does Caffeine Work?

Caffeine isn’t the kickstarting jitter-drug you think it is. If anything, it’s a sneaky imposter.<p>First, a little biology. As your neurons fire …

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Obama Launches BRAIN Initiative to Map the Human Brain

We may not be colonizing Mars or putting another man on the moon, but the Obama administration took its first step toward Big Science innovation on …

Apple hires sleep research expert Roy J.E.M Raymann from Philips for iWatch team

Joining a longlist of Apple executives and new hires thought to be working on Apple’s highly anticipated iWatch project, the company has recently picked up Roy J.E.M Raymann from Philips Research, an expert on sleep research with extensive experience in wearables, sensors, and non-pharmacological …

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.<p>The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher …