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Researchers discover genome of Brucellosis from 700-year-old skeleton

A 700-year-old skeleton from a medieval village in Sardinia has given researchers new insights into a chronic disease that causes profuse sweating …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

A long childhood feeds the hungry human brain

The long-standing mystery of why human children grow so slowly compared with our closest animal relatives has been addressed by new research. A study …

Oldest metal object in Middle East discovered in woman's grave

A copper awl is the oldest metal object unearthed to date in the Middle East. The discovery reveals that metals were exchanged across hundreds of miles in this region more than 6,000 years ago, centuries earlier than previously thought, researchers say.<p>The artifact was unearthed in Tel Tsaf, an …

The Babylonian map of the world sheds light on ancient perspectives

A damaged clay tablet discovered in the late 1800s in Sippar, Iraq is said to be the oldest map of the world. It was discovered on the banks of the …

The Ancient Akitu Festival and the Humbling of the King

The Akitu festival was one of the oldest Mesopotamian festivals, dating back to the middle of the third millennium BC. It was during this twelve day …

All the countries—including Sweden—that now recognize Palestinian statehood

Sweden announced that it will recognize the state of Palestine, becoming the first member of the European Union to do so. Stefan Lofven became the prime minister of a new center-left government this month and used his inaugural address to parliament to say that a “two-state solution requires mutual …

Israel

Qatar and Saudi Arabia 'have ignited time bomb by funding global spread of radical Islam'

General Jonathan Shaw, Britain's former Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, says Qatar and Saudi Arabia responsible for spread of radical Islam<p>Qatar and Saudi Arabia have ignited a "time bomb" by funding the global spread of radical Islam, according to a former commander of British forces in Iraq.<p>…

ISIS Front Page In Independent On Sunday Is Exactly What They Deserve

<b>SEE ALSO:</b> Special Church Service In Memory Of Alan Henning<p>The murderers of Islamic State put the media in a difficult position - how to report their …

Biden calls UAE prince to clarify remarks on Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday called the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates to clarify that he did not …

This just war against Islamic State must be fought on many fronts

The campaign against the murderers of Alan Henning has to be waged from the skies, among the youth of Britain and through diplomatic action to isolate Isil and cut off its funding<p>Alan Henning was a good man who always put others first. The 47-year-old husband and father had just arrived in Syria …

President Obama Wages War on the Islamic State, aka ISIS and ISIL: Anatomy of a Disaster in the Making

A full-blooded war in its early stages is now underway, involving two antagonists, the Islamic State led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim, and the United States of America, led by President Barack Obama. The former, creator of the world's first Islamic caliphate in …

Isil's reign of terror rooted in the political culture of Iraq and Syria

Isil's extreme cruelty and filmic savagery has shocked the world, but it is not very different from what leaders of Iraq and Syria – and to some extent their colonial predecessors – have been doing to local people for decades<p>The beheading of Alan Henning was not Isil's first, as we all know full …

Islamic State conflict: Battle for control of Kobane

Clashes between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces over the besieged Syrian town of Kobane are continuing.<p>The town has also been hit for a second night by the US-led coalition, striking at Islamic State targets.<p>Paul Adams, who is on the Turkish border with Syria, explains where the fighting …

Kurds battle Islamist militants closing in on Syrian town | Reuters

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacking a Syrian border town fought some of their heaviest battles so far with Kurdish forces on Sunday, a local official said, and five people were wounded inside Turkey by a projectile fired across the frontier.<p>Smoke rises from the Syrian town …

Airstrikes Hit More ISIS Targets in Syria and Iraq

The United States carried out three airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria on Saturday and Sunday using fighter jets, according to the U.S. Central Command. In a separate offensive, U.S. military forces used bombers, fighter jets and helicopters to conduct six airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, …

Marine missing in Persian Gulf presumed lost

A Marine lost at sea after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey when it appeared it might crash in the Persian Gulf is believed to be the first American military casualty in support of U.S. operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, was declared dead after search and rescue …

ISIS Is Getting Dangerously Close To Baghdad International Airport

The Islamic State group is reportedly in shooting distance from the Baghdad International Airport, according to a report by Mitchell Prothero of McClatchy.<p>Militants from the Sunni extremist group are now moving freely in Abu Ghraib, only around 40 km (24 miles) from the Iraqi capital, forcing Iraqi …

Ex-ISIS hostage: 'They are right'

Four killed in Chechnya suicide blast

A suicide bomber has killed five police officers and injured several more in a reported attempt to attack a concert hall in the Russian region of Chechnya.<p>The attack happened outside of a concert hall in the capital Grozny on Sunday, as thousands of people were gathering in advance of celebrations …

Syrian Kurds say air strikes against Isis are not working

US-led air strikes in northern Syria have failed to interrupt the advance of Islamic State (Isis) fighters closing in on a key city on the Turkish border, raising questions about the western strategy for defeating the jihadi movement.<p>Almost two weeks after the Pentagon extended its aerial campaign …

Map app will help New Mexico balloon fiesta pilots

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Like invisible roadblocks, altitude restrictions clutter the skies above Albuquerque. The ground is its own mine field, with utility towers, busy roadways and plots of restricted land.<p>Finding the sweet spot has become a complicated ballet for the hundreds of hot air balloon …

New Mexico

Honda's in-car Connect system does Android its own way (hands-on)

We just checked out Honda's Connect solution for in-car entertainment and navigation, and while it's Android-based, it's not Android Auto -- just Android, period. Still, it's one of the first car companies to offer Google's OS in-dash, despite an odd implementation. For starters, if you're looking …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Apple's iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Are On Fire In China

JD.com is a Chinese website that seems to be tracking Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on a real-time basis. I have started following it and developed a Google Doc with the four times I have data.<p>The first data set is from Philip Elmer-DeWitt’s article at Fortune that has JD.com showing over …

Review: Hyper’s iStick, the first USB drive w/ integrated Lightning connector

While most of my content goes straight to the cloud these days and is usually easily accessible to move around, download or stream from any of my devices, I still found myself getting a lot of use out of Hyper’s new iStick. It’s one of the first made-for-iPhone USB flash drives that also includes …

The 7 most useful smart home devices

In the home of the future, refrigerators tweet and coffee pots let you know when grandma missed her morning cup. But people willing to pay a price …