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FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Watergate 40 Years Later: Newsweek Covers From the Summer of ’73

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August 2013

Rising Datsun: The American history of a Japanese brand

Datsun: not just the 510 and Z.<p>When rumors of a resurrected Datsun badge first oozed out onto the Internet, enthusiasts were thrilled. Would parent-company Nissan bring back performance icons like the 510 and the 250Z? They would not.<p>Instead, the world—and not the U.S.—would see the introduction of …

US has lost all credibility in the Middle East, says John McCain

President Barack Obama's failure to act amid spiralling violence in Egypt has led the US to lose all credibility in the Middle East, senator John McCain said Sunday.<p>The former presidential rival and influential Republican foreign policy voice said Barack Obama's failure to follow through on a …

NJ to allow medical marijuana for kids. Safety still under debate

arents who believe their sick children would be helped by medical marijuana won a partial victory in New Jersey Friday. Using a conditional veto, Gov. Chris Christie modified a bill to allow prescriptions of edible medical marijuana for children. Parents of qualifying children will need the …

Russia Not Only Country With Anti-Gay Laws

Many other countries, from Iran to Cameroon, have harsh anti-gay laws.<p><b>A new Russian law that criminalizes "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors" has sparked growing calls from the global gay community and its supporters for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.</b><p>While …

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Gibraltar: Royal Navy repels fishing boat armada after 'invasion'

Spanish boats illegally entered Gibraltar's waters after a stand-off with the Royal Navy on Sunday.<p>In an escalation of the bitter diplomatic dispute over fishing rights, British military and police boats had to push back a flotilla of around 40 Spanish vessels.<p>The fishermen, some shouting …

China police officer held for 'throwing infant' to ground in Henan

<b>A police officer has been detained after allegedly grabbing a baby from her father's arms and throwing her onto the ground in central China.</b><p>The seven-month-old infant suffered a fractured skull but is now said to be out of danger.<p>The apparently drunk officer is said to have made a bet with friends …

Man Hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook

Baby Messiah case brings religious right, ACLU together

Perspective<p>Baby Messiah case brings religious right, ACLU together<p>A Tennessee judge's gall in ruling that a woman can't name her child Messiah is being condemned by those of all political stripes.<p>August 18, 2013|By Robin Abcarian<p>Seven-month-old Martin DeShawn McCullough is the subject of a …

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'Jobs' bio-pic turns in disappointing opening weekend

The movie about the Apple co-founder brings in an estimated $6.7 million, well below the $8 million to $9 million the film's distributor expected.<p>Movie-goers were not fans of Steve Jobs this weekend.<p>"Jobs," the movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple co-founder, brought in an estimated $6.7 …