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Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

Nutrition

'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi 'felt like dead man walking'

<b>The man identified as extremist "Jihadi John" said he felt like a "dead man walking" after being contacted by UK security services, a newspaper reports.</b><p>Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man from west London, made the claims in 2010 in email exchanges with a Mail on Sunday journalist, the …

Terrorism

Activists warn of end of Christian presence in Middle East as Isis seizes 90 Assyrians

Islamic State militants kidnapped 90 Christians in north-east Syria as the jihadis retreated in the face of a Kurdish counter-offensive, a monitoring group has said.<p>The reported kidnappings are the latest blow to the ancient Christian presence in the region, heightening insecurity after a video was …

Middle East

Rare Earth Metal Balls Found Beneath The Atlantic Ocean

The ancient deposit could be good news for tech companies<p>Scientists looking for deep sea organisms on a research cruise last month got a surprise when, instead of deep sea life, they pulled up metal balls the size of softballs. The German researchers stumbled inadvertently onto the discovery of the …

Rare Earth

6 Simple and Satisfying Puréed Soups

Get out your blender! Puréed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy your vegetables.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you basically throw everything in a …

Two Galaxy S6 Smartphones Confirmed By Carrier

Few smartphones generate as much interest as iPhones, but the Samsung Galaxy S range is easily next in line. Unfortunately for Samsung it also suffers the same Swiss cheese security as Apple and following major leak after major leak its plans to step in a brave new direction have now been spoilt by …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored To Sport Major Camera Upgrade, Arriving Sooner Than Expected

There have been lots of rumor swirling about regarding Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, from its shift in gears from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 platform to Samsung’s own Exynos processor, to field test shipments being spotted with curved displays like the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s …

How To Plant A Living Fence – Using A Fast Growing Plant To Cover Fence

Covering chain link fences is a common problem for many homeowners. While chain link fencing is inexpensive and easy to install, it does lack the …