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Brain's Consciousness 'Sleep Switch' Found By Accident?

Scientists believe they may have accidentally found the key in the human brain that, when turned or tweaked the right way, seems to switch our consciousness on and off.<p>A team led by Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University was working with a patient with epilepsy, placing electrodes …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Terrorism

How new FDA labels will change your food

The FDA’s proposed revamp of nutrition labels is intended to help Americans make healthier decisions about what they eat. In fact, experts say what’s …

Why paying doctors salaries instead of fees won’t make health care cheaper

One of the lesser-known consequences of health care reform in the US is a massive consolidation of doctors. Former private practice physicians are getting sucked into hospitals or networks of affiliated practices and hospitals. Beyond hospital recruiting, uncertainty about the health care market, …

Health Care

Russian Forces Flood Crimea; Ukraine Warns of War

Russian troops flooded the Russian-speaking Ukrainian region of Crimea on Saturday, giving President Vladimir Putin abundant options should he decide to use the new military authority his parliament gave him.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Putin by telephone Saturday after the upper house of …

Russia

Car industry exit: manufacturing is declining but it is still a vital cog

It may have been overtaken by other sectors but manufacturing is our fourth-biggest contributor to GDP<p>This week came news that the Australian car industry will be gone by 2017, and most likely a little bit before that. And thus we are also able to bring out the economists and talk about how it will …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

…Or next week.

The 5 Fish That Are Most Contaminated—And 5 You Should Eat Instead

Having sushi tonight? Before you order, read our guide

US struck by more deadly snow and ice storms

Hundreds of thousands of homes without power in south east America as harsh winter storms blamed for the death of 13 people<p>A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern United States on Wednesday, crippling travel, knocking out power to 363,000 homes and businesses and encasing magnolia and …

Weather

Kill Email, Or Leapfrog It?

Email is a problem. But what kind of problem? That depends on the workplace. And two very similar companies are coming up with very different solutions.<p>Tiny Speck, which is opening its work-collaboration service, Slack, to the public on Wednesday, aims to untangle inboxes for workers drowning in …