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Istanbul airport attack: Planner, 2 bombers identified, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after the Istanbul airport massacre, reports emerged about the identities of the suicide bombers as well as the organizer -- a man who a U.S. official says is a top soldier in the ISIS war ministry.<p>Two of the three assailants in the terror attack that killed 44 people at Istanbul's …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Istanbul airport attackers identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals

ISTANBUL — The three suicide bombers who brought horror and bloodshed to Istanbul’s main airport were identified Thursday as nationals from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, adding fresh leads for investigators digging into suspected Islamic State networks.<p>The various homelands underscored …

Extremism

Amb. Stevens' sister: Don't blame Clinton for Benghazi

<b>(CNN) —</b> The sister of the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi said she doesn't blame Hillary Clinton for Chris Stevens' death, instead pointing to Congress for under-budgeting the State Department.<p>"I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta (for Stevens' death). They were balancing …

Hillary Clinton

Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage

ISTANBUL (AP) — It was an attack that echoed the carnage earlier this year at the Brussels airport, down to the taxi that carried the men to their …

EU referendum results: David Cameron to resign, markets tumble

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

White Cop Growing Pot Gets Off Easy. Black Teens Do Hard Time.

A North Carolina cop was allegedly caught growing pot plants and got off with a misdemeanor. A black man sold $20 of weed to an officer and got life …

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

Psychedelia

Alice in Wonderland’s hidden messages

Is Lewis Carroll’s tale really about sex, drugs, and colonialism? Some say yes. Others argue it’s about eating disorders or the Wars of the Roses. Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.<p>To fully experience what it means to vanish down a rabbit hole, just ask the internet about hidden messages in the book …

Literature

ISIS fights back after Iraqi forces surround Falluja, military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants on Tuesday at the southern edge of the Iraqi city of Falluja.<p>The U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi forces are battling to retake the city from the terror group. Iraqi security tried to enter the city at dawn, a senior member …

Iraq

There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now

Given the increasing anxiety of what sitting is doing to our bodies, it was only a matter of time before someone began worrying about our nation's children. After seeing his son's classroom, FluidStance chief Joel Heath decided to build the UpGrade, a standing desk and balance board combo for …

Five Seattle police injured, nine people arrested after May Day marches

(Reuters) - Five Seattle police officers were injured and at least nine people arrested on Sunday night, after unruly demonstrators hurled projectiles and Molotov cocktails and broke windows, authorities said.<p>Protesters gather every year on May 1 to focus attention on labor and immigration issues, …

Obstruction of Justice

16 Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipes

Move over, spiralized comfort foods ; there’s more than one way to turn your favorite dishes low carb and gluten-free. All aboard the zucchini train — err, zucchini boat. Once you halve a zucchini and scoop out the seeds, it’s the perfect vessel for makeshift tacos, pizza or even burgers. As an …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

This Might Be the Best Marijuana Study You'll See All Year

Image source: Flickr user Pablo Evans.<p>Marijuana appears to be set up for what could be its best year ever.<p>The plant, which is currently illegal at the federal level, has expanded like a weed over the past two decades. A whopping 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use since 1996, and …

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

How Canadians can step up and get refugees out of hotels

<i>Virginia Johnson is a Toronto-based illustrator, textile designer and entrepreneur.</i><p>For many months, I, like many other Canadians, have been working on privately sponsoring a refugee family from Syria. There have been many meetings, information nights, applications and the formation of volunteer …

This Village Of Tiny Houses Is Giving Seattle’s Homeless A Place To Live

“There is a homelessness crisis here, so this helps serve more people immediately,” says Aaron Long, communication specialist for the Low Income …

Homelessness

This Family Traded Mattresses for Monkey Bars

They have no TV, no chairs — and no hang-ups about their unconventional (ergonomic!) home.<p>Katy Bowman doesn't believe in plopping down on a couch — or anywhere. "Most people drive to the gym to exercise," says Katy, a biomechanist and the author of <i>Don't Just Sit There</i>, a work-life wellness guide. …

Katy

Mindfulness: the craze sweeping through schools is now at a university near you

Even Cambridge is offering sessions to combat an increase in student stress. But is mindfulness, as some critics insist, just a silly fad?<p>Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. …

5 takeaways from the Democratic town hall

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton says she's a "proven fighter." Bernie Sanders says that while experience is important, "it is not the only thing" that Democratic voters should weigh. And Martin O'Malley took off his jacket.<p>Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley made their closing arguments to Iowa …

Government

11 Fun Facts That Prove Octopuses Are All Kinds Of Astonishing

Whether you know it or not, octopuses are incredible. They're some of the smartest creatures under the sea, they can change their appearance entirely, and some of them are pretty darn cute.<p>Below, 11 facts sure to convince you that octopuses are your new favorite animal.<p><b>1. Octopuses are widely</b> …

Murat yavuz

This researcher asked kids what's wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

This is not news: America does pretty badly when it goes up against other countries academically.<p>This is true even if we take it one state at a</b> …

Education

7 Places You Can Learn to Speak Another Language for Free

Here are the best places I've found to learn a foreign language.<p>Learning a new language is no easy task. Thankfully, there are an endless number of resources and technologies to help you quickly and effectively learn a different language. And while that's really awesome, it also presents a new …

4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

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