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The Chilling Effect of Trump’s War on the FBI

As the president ramps up his attacks on the law-enforcement and intelligence communities, long-standing damage to key agencies seems inevitable.<p>President Trump spent his early Wednesday morning, as he does many mornings, on Twitter. This time, he chose to weigh in on the “Criminal Deep State” and …

Donald Trump

Tragic tale of nursing mother's snakebite shocks India

<b>A mother and her three-year-old daughter have been killed in India after the woman was bitten by a snake.</b><p>Not realising she had been attacked, the woman began breastfeeding her child. Both died before they could reach a hospital.<p>The news comes the same day as the World Health Organization declared …

Zoology

Russia's Putin says will serve only two presidential terms in a row

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would respect the Russian constitution which bans anyone from serving two consecutive presidential terms, meaning he will step down from his post in 2024 when his current term expires.<p>His remarks, made to reporters at an economic forum in St …

Russia

Charge your electric car in five minutes and other game-changing battery advances

As gasoline prices soar, electric vehicles shift into high gear.<p>Game-changing advances in batteries are happening so fast that, this week, oil giant …

Electric Vehicles

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

It's no secret that the Milky Way is big, but new research shows that it may be much bigger than we ever imagined.<p>The research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly …

Universe

10 beautiful places you'll be surprised are in the UK

When the weather is muggy or the workload heavy, we often find ourselves wanderlusting for far-flung places across the globe. However, you don't have …

Swimming Pools

12 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds Without Using Roundup

You don’t have to resort to chemical herbicides in order to get rid of invasive weeds. Safer options exist that will work just as effectively. They …

Glyphosate

Rohrabacher Says It OK not to Sell Homes to Gay People

Assertion costs California congressman support of Realtor group, earns scorn from others<p>Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher lost the support of a …

Real Estate

The one "fascinating" mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Mindfulness

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Tesla Powerwall Stats from Puerto Rico

The Powerwall is powering an energy revolution.<p>Tesla Powerwall is helping to harness a new generation of renewable energy. On Friday, CEO Elon Musk …

Tesla

Half man–half CHICKEN abomination created in US lab to study the earliest stages of our development

'Disturbing' half HUMAN-half chicken embryos are created in the lab in an effort to shed light on how cells transform into a fetus<p><b>The research was</b> …

Stem Cells

What is The Ultimate Beard and How to Grow One

The beard is back as one of the main trends today. You can see bearded guys everywhere, ranging from top fashion runway shows to Instagram profiles …

Hair Care

We Asked the 18 Republicans Who Once Supported Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize About Their Decision. Only 2 Responded.

Like a lot of things that involve Donald Trump, the campaign to award the president the Peace Prize began as a fraud.<p>On February 27th, the Nobel …

Donald Trump

Why I Wouldn't Bet On The EU's Survival

The EU could soon face a crisis that would make the post-crash Greek debt crisis look like a minor hiccup<p>Jack Taylor via Getty Images<p>If you want to …

Europe

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

Experience: I found out that my aunt and uncle are my real parents

I was 24 and had just finished my undergraduate degree when, out of the blue, my elderly Greek mother announced that she had something to tell me. “But you look busy, so I’ll tell you later…” I said, “Mum, if you’ve got something to say, tell me now.”<p>She was nervous and asked me to sit down, but I …

Siblings

7 Ways Being Alone Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Social isolation isn't known to be great for the body. Being alone a lot has been shown to increase everything from muscle tension to immune system …

Psychology

This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State

And how much it costs to visit.<p>This summer, get yourself, your family, or even your pet outdoors and explore the hidden natural wonders in your own …

National Parks

Republican John Coryn explains: Lying is fine, telling the truth is 'leaking classified information'

Republicans emerging from yesterdays all-GOP viewing of the Even Stupider Pizzagate, which Donald Trump alone refers to as “Spygate,” documents were …

Donald Trump

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

After the White House briefing with the Department of Justice Devin Nunes is quiet

In many ways, Thursday’s classified Justice Department briefing was the culmination of a year’s work for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin …

Donald Trump

Revealed: What Amazon knows about you and how to delete it

Take back control of your data on Amazon and stop the site tracking everything we do<p>Amazon may not collect as much data as Google or Facebook (at …

eCommerce

A Doctor Explains Why We’re Attracted To Some People But Not Others, & It's Pretty Simple

Have you ever wondered why you've been attracted to tall people your whole life? Or maybe you just noticed a pattern in your dating history — say, …

Relationships

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

'Wolf-like' creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf or relative of Bigfoot<p><b>US wildlife experts are baffled by a "wolf-like" animal that was killed by a Montana farmer.</b><p>The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his …

Wildlife

Trump Goes Full Alex Jones as “Spygate” Falls Apart

Republicans have gone silent after getting a secret briefing on the “informant” in the Trump campaign. Democrats say they were shown “no evidence” for the allegations at all.<p>Almost four months ago, allies of <b>Donald Trump</b> found themselves consumed by a scandal so mind-boggling, they felt sure it …

Donald Trump

How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you?

<b>Householders are increasingly likely to live on millionaire row as sales of £1m-plus homes rose to a new high in England and Wales last year.</b><p>A total of 16,119 property sales for £1m or more were completed last year, up 5.4% from the previous high in 2016.<p>Over the past decade, most were sold in …

Housing

Kim Jong Un-Trump summit: How did it all fall apart?

<b>President Donald Trump's shock announcement to cancel a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un follows weeks of fiery language. Analyst Ankit Panda looks at what happened.</b><p>In a letter released on Thursday morning, President Trump declared that the scheduled 12 June summit meeting in Singapore …

North Korea

The king of Pyongyang

By Rupert Wingfield-Hayes<p>The funeral<p>Kim Jong-un with his uncle, Chang Song-thaek, at Kim Jong-il's funeral, December 2011.<p>Two years later Chang would be executed.<p>Tea on the bridge<p>It’s a warm April afternoon in 2018 and Kim Jong-un is sitting on a wooden bridge in a forest glade in the middle of the …

North Korea

When my husband died, it felt as if I was starting from scratch as a parent

My middle child loves to go to the cemetery. He loves the wide open spaces and the funny statues. He loves to look at the gravestones and read the old-fashioned names. We hold hands and explore together. He loves to be there, even though, at 7 years old, he is much too young to have to visit his …

Parenting