Carrie Williams

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Jewish Responses to the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

While many Jewish groups across America celebrated the death of DOMA, two Orthodox organizations took the opposite stance, writes Sigal Samuel.<p>The …

7 Dogs and Cats with Unusual Jobs

From herding sheep to pulling sleds to bringing down criminals, dogs have worked for humans since they were domesticated a long time ago. It's a …

North Korea's iPad clone has a web browser, but can't connect to the internet

This week, the North Korean propaganda machine pulled the curtains off a lavish new touchscreen tablet. The "Samjiyon" iPad clone, which reportedly …

6 Stories of Junk-Food Obsessions

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>The teen who ate nothing but packaged ramen, the man addicted to Big Macs, and more.<p>1. The woman who drank only soda for 16 years<p>As …

4 Crazy Things Found in Drawers

Humanity has been meaning to clean out its junk drawer since 1824. That, at least, is when the charming poem "Articles Found in a Kitchen Drawer" …

Impulsive murderers are less intelligent than calculated killers, says study

People who murder impulsively lack the intelligence of calculated murderers, according to a new study.<p>Impulsive murderers are more likely to have impaired brainpower or disabilities than premeditated murderers, scientists say.<p>Strategic killers are almost twice as likely to have a psychological …

Whether Nick Clegg feeds GM food to his kids or not is irrelevant

The juddering express train of a science-y question came down the line on Nick Clegg's LBC radio call-in on Thursday. Nick aspires to being …

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

Satellite Photos Reveal Forced Relocation Of Tibetans

Before-and-after images show how Chinese officials have destroyed Tibetan villages and forced residents into government housing.<p>More than 2 million Tibetans have been forcibly moved to new housing since 2006, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The Chinese government has demolished …

Three-person IVF: UK government backs mitochondrial transfer

The government is to push ahead with plans that would allow doctors to prevent major childhood diseases by creating IVF babies that have genetic …

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Syrian Rebels Executed Teen 'For No More Than A Joke', Mother Of Slain 14-Year-Old Says

A Syrian mother witnessed the unthinkable when she saw her 14-year-old son, Muhammad al-Qatta, shot in cold blood in Aleppo on June 9. Now, Nadia Umm Fuad is speaking out about how Syrian rebels executed the teen "for no more than a joke" he made about the Prophet Muhammad.<p>In an interview with The …

How To Know If You’re Working With Mammals Or Reptiles (And Why It Matters To Your Creativity)

You’ve got millions of years of evolution rattling around in your nervous system. When you put it in an office, mammalian and reptilian traits emerge. Neurophysiologist Stephen Porges explains how to detect each behavior and become a creative animal.<p>Can you pick out the reptiles in your workplace …

Comic Jon Stewart wows Egypt satirical show

US comedian Jon Stewart has taken the guest's seat on Egypt's top satirical TV show, modelled after his own programme "The Daily Show".<p>Stewart was brought to the set on Friday wearing a black hood and introduced by host Bassem Youssef as a captured foreign spy.<p>Sporting a scruffy beard, Stewart …

Pakistan's Sharif plans to try Musharraf for treason

<b>Pakistan's new government has said it plans to put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason.</b><p>"He will have to answer for his guilt before the court," Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament.<p>Mr Musharraf, who returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile earlier this year, is …

Synthetic Drugs Are Multiplying Too Fast for Regulators to Outlaw Them

Why it's hard to control a narcotic if it's made in a laboratory.<p>The good news is that fewer people are using heroin and cocaine, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says, at least in the Western world. The bad news is that they're finding all sorts of new, legal stuff to get high on.<p>While the use of …

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

It's 7am at Angkor Wat and there's not a tourist in sight. It's blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. …

Edward Snowden's father 'reasonably confident' son will return to US

Lonnie Snowden, the father of fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden said he is reasonably confident his son would return to the US if certain conditions are met.<p>Conditions could include not detaining Edward before trial, not subjecting him to a gag order and letting him choose the location of his …