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New drug ‘reverses damage caused by alcoholism’

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reverse the damage caused by heavy alcohol consumption.<p>Their studies in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 …

Neuroscience

How to get an Adonis belt

The Adonis belt - sometimes called Apollo's belt - refers to two V-shaped muscular grooves on the abdominal muscles alongside the hips.<p>This feature …

Exercise

Donald Trump Jr.’s Great Escape

On the evening of Sept. 14, a man who looked an awful lot like Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the president of the United States, boarded Air Canada Jazz Flight AC 8889 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He made his way down the aisle of the Bombardier CRJ 900, found his seat, 17A, in the economy …

Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer sheds new light on the extent of Russia's election interference

Last week's revelations that President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer with strong ties to the Kremlin during the campaign to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton shed new light on the extent of Russia's interference in the 2016 election.<p>The first sign …

How depressing is space privatization? KFC is sending a chicken sandwich to space

<b>(KFC)</b><p>Privatization of space exploration has had the unintended consequence of opening it up to frivolous PR stunts<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>June 17, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Space: the final frontier of capitalism. Obama’s pro-space privatization policies ushered in a new commercial space race, epitomized by the …

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal, sparking criticism at home and abroad

By Philip Rucker and<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Jenna Johnson<p>Jenna Johnson<p>National political correspondent covering campaigns and voters<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate …

U.S. Politics

'Animaniacs' might get a Steven Spielberg-led reboot

How did the "Animaniacs" theme song go again? "Sit back and relax, you'll laugh 'til you collapse." Well, prep for some collapsing, because the 1990s animated favorite might be making a comeback.<p>A IndieWire story on Tuesday claims Warner siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot -- and their many friends -- …

Bill Clinton

MDMA and Psilocybin: The Future of Anxiety Medication?

When my wife texted me from the other side of the apartment last Thursday I knew things could not be good. Four simple words: <i>Chris Cornell is dead</i>. …

Israeli Officers: You’re Doing ISIS Wrong

The United States is headed for disaster in Syria, some in Israel are warning.<p>ASSANIA MOUNTAIN, ON THE ISRAEL-SYRIAN BORDER—The Israeli military is not too impressed with President Donald Trump’s escalation against the Islamic State.<p>That, at least, is the distinct impression I got on a recent trip …

Al-Qaeda

Sealander’s Little $22,000 Camper Is Also a Boat

The joke goes that Germans are invariably concerned to an extreme degree with efficiency — everything designed in their country is overthought, …

Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown says VCs need to ask harder scientific questions

Impossible Foods has raised more than $200 million to make a burger engineered from plants that tastes at least as good as ground beef. Patrick O. Brown, the CEO of the five-year-old food startup, is a famed Stanford geneticist who previously started the nonprofit Public Library of Science.<p>The …

A Daily Dose Of Marijuana In Old Age Keeps Dementia Away

We all forget things sometimes, whether it's our car keys or the words to a song. As we age, changes in memory are normal, but we also become more …

Donald Trump’s enabler

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin props up any absurd claim by the president.<p>As America continues to ponder whether President Donald Trump is obstructing justice by firing his FBI director in order to stymie an ongoing inquiry into his team’s various bizarre links to the Russian government, the …

White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House did not anticipate that the Russian government would allow its state news agency to post photographs of an Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to the US, a White House official …

Donald Trump

Living with mania is one of the toughest parts of having bipolar disorder

<b>For me, mania is the worst part of living with bipolar disorder.</b><p>For anyone who isn’t aware of what bipolar disorder is, it’s a condition that affects …

Mental Health

Verbal Abuse Is Much More Destructive Than You Think. Don't Overlook That

You may have heard disparaging comments directed at someone, or maybe even yourself: in the girls’ locker room, on the bus, at work, but when someone …

Regulating Anxiety in the Brain

Mood and anxiety disorders are on the rise, and effective new treatments are critically needed.<p>Endogenous cannabinoids (eCB) are the brain’s own …

20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week—and it will be fairly painless.<p>"Calorie bargaining is all about making swaps and developing habits …

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to …

How to Make a Long-Term Relationship Work in Your Twenties

Some handy tips for dealing with the issues every long-termer will go through.<p>There are exactly two types of long-term relationship. The first: where you're best friends who can make each other orgasm without it getting weird. And the second: where you both know that all you're really doing is …

The Biggest Judgment Error You Don't Know You're Making

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological phenomenon …

Top U.S. intelligence official: ISIS has cells in UK, Germany, and Italy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> America's top intelligence official, James Clapper, said Monday that ISIS has clandestine cells in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, comments that come as President Barack Obama concludes an overseas visit where he asked Europe to contribute more to the fight against …

Terrorism

Kelly Ripa’s Live Saga Sparks a Conversation About Communication at Work

“Our long national nightmare is over,” Kelly Ripa joked in an equal parts awkward and emotional return to <i>Live With Kelly and Michael</i> this morning. Unless you’ve been far off the grid, you know that it was Ripa’s first morning back on the air in a week, after Disney and ABC executives reportedly …

Canadian police have had master key to BlackBerry's encryption since 2010

And it was used to intercept and read messages<p>Canadian police have been in possession of a BlackBerry master encryption key since 2010, according to a pair of blockbuster reports today from <i>Vice News</i>and its sister site <i>Motherboard</i><i>.</i> The reports say the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) used the key …

Sweet Onion–Marinated Skirt Steak

4 Servings<p>The white vinegar’s acidity curbs the onion’s bite and highlights its sweetness, resulting in the perfect marinade.<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small sweet onion, coarsely grated<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill<p>1¼ …

Recipes

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Documentaries

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in …

3D printed vertebrae implanted in 'world first' surgery

An Australian neurosurgeon has performed what he has described as a "world first" by removing cancerous vertebrae and implanting in their place 3D …

New life beckons for Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' as surgery begins

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) —</b> Not even in his wildest dreams did Abul Bajandra think he would live to see this day.<p>Lying on a hospital bed at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh's so-called "Tree Man" is just hours away from the first round of surgery that will hopefully change his life for the better.<p>He …

Bangladesh