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Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …

Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific proof humans are dominant cause of warming climate

A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment.<p>Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, …

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi hints he will run for president

Egypt's army chief has given his clearest indication yet that he will run for president. General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the man who ousted Mohamed Morsi after mass protests last July, appeared to tell military colleagues on Saturday that he would view a strong yes vote in this week's constitutional …

Mediators meet South Sudan's rebel leader

Mediators pressed for a ceasefire in South Sudan as government troops fought for control over the last rebel-held town.<p>Envoys from the United States and South Sudan's neighbours met on Saturday with Riek Machar, the former vice president who heads the rebel forces that have been fighting government …

Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.<p>As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for …

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France brokers partial truce in CAR capital Bangui

<b>Rival militiamen have embraced each other in a district of the Central African Republic capital Bangui after the French military brokered a truce.</b><p>Gunmen laid down arms in the city's southern district of Bimbo after days of bitter fighting there between Muslim and Christian groups.<p>The …

Lagarde: no rush for East African single currency

IMF boss Christine Lagarde concludes a trip to Africa trip on Friday, continuing her tradition of starting the new year visiting one of the world’s …

How Scared Should You Be of a Cyberwar?

Everything you need to know about the future of warfare.<p>Multiple justices of the U.S. Supreme Court—the people who will ultimately decide where the law stands on cyber-military issues—do not even use computers. P.W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and …

Cybersecurity

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …