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Germany's Russian rethink: How Merkel lost faith in Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) - On a Sunday in early March, a day after Vladimir Putin won parliamentary backing for an invasion of Ukraine, Angela Merkel called him to demand an explanation. The German leader was shaken by what she heard, sources within her party say.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and …

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to be over 100 with normal brain functioning while others develop dementia decades earlier?<p>Now, a new study by Harvard scientists points to a possible …

Drinking alcohol more than twice a week, in any amount, spikes risk of stroke threefold for men: study http://natpo.st/1kM5wQw

Canada leads world in commodities link, to loonie bears’ delight

Where the price of oil goes, so goes Canada's dollar.<p>No other major currency is as closely tied to the value of its key commodity export as the loonie is to crude right now. The correlation between the Canadian dollar and the benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil price is about 0.56, meaning the …

British People Try To Explain The Super Bowl (VIDEO)

The Super Bowl is a staple of North American culture. It's got everything a good television event needs: the elaborate halftime show, expensive …

Health Canada studying morning-after pill after questions about efficacy

Health Canada says it is studying the effectiveness of the so-called "morning after" contraceptive pills in the wake of news they aren't as effective in larger women.<p>The federal drug regulator says it is assessing new data that suggests a higher body weight could reduce the effectiveness of …

Year of the brain: Our most popular science stories of 2013

How poverty influences a child's brain development<p>Only 3 to 4 per cent of Canadian children are born with inherited differences that will limit their physical, emotional or intellectual growth, yet an average of 25 to 30 per cent exhibit some level of developmental vulnerability that could include …

A Terrifying GIF Of Matt Flynn Nearly Getting His Head Taken Off

Green Bay Matt Flynn narrowly avoided a brutal hit in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers today.<p>Linebacker Lawrence Timmons launched himself like a missile and Flynn barely gets ducked below the crown of his helmet. It's pretty much exactly the type of hit the NFL wants to get rid of.<p>…

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NFL Refs Miss Obvious Penalty on Dirty Hit Against Punter Kevin Huber

There were a lot of "oohs" when Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber was laid out on a wicked block by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 30-20 win on Sunday night.<p>Folks even made holiday-themed jokes about it.<p>Well, it turns out it was no laughing …

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Jean Claude Van Damme's Epic Split

Jean Claude Van Damme shows off his Belgian limberness between two Volvo trucks.

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