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US air force fires two more nuclear commanders amid leadership crisis

Third officer disciplined as repercussions continue over failures of discipline and morale in squadrons responsible for arsenal<p>The US air force has fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third, fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered several …

In North Korea, fear takes hold over new foreign threat: Ebola

World’s toughest measures against the disease have been imposed in a country far from west Africa, and with few tourists<p>Young children sit on the laps of medical staff, watching intently as a briefing describes the dangers of Ebola. Foreigners and citizens arriving at the capital’s airport are held …

Rethinking Marijuana's Regulation

Marijuana's legalization has previously been considered in terms of two propositions. Stop arresting people for its use and replace it's criminal prohibition with a legal regulatory system. The creation of a regulatory framework for legal marijuana, though, is not only a new challenge, but one …

Cannabis

The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

Mark Twain

Two cups of coffee a day can harm fertility

A study has found that drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man’s ability to father children<p>Drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man’s ability to father children, a study has found.<p>Men who drank two or more cups of strong coffee a day had just a one in five chance of becoming …

Boston

Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?

On Monday, a Liberian newspaper reported on a ‘concubine’—most likely a commercial sex worker—who somehow infected eight soldiers with the virus; the …

Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?

They can improve precision in surgery making it less invasive and speeding recovery; and in palliative care monitor vital signs and improve quality of life. The challenge now is to win over the patients<p>Driverless cars? Google has already wheeled one out. Robo-cops? Prototypes are on the scene. …

Scientist who identified Ebola virus calls for 'quasi-military intervention'

London-based microbiologist Prof Peter Piot urges creation of UN peacekeeping force to fight 'catastrophe' in west Africa<p>The microbiologist who helped identify the Ebola virus in 1976 has urged David Cameron to support a "quasi-military intervention" to stop the current epidemic, which is spreading …

New Drug Clears Cancer Cells Through Immune System Judo — NOVA Next

For years, scientists have been probing various immune response proteins in the hopes of finding a new way to target and destroy cancer cells. …

New Time Travel Simulation May Resolve 'Grandfather Paradox'

On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and iced champagne. Everyone was invited but no one showed up. Hawking had expected as much, because he only sent out invitations after his party had …

Dozens of police agencies report loss of Pentagon-supplied military weapons

Images showing high-powered military rifles in the hands of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black man focused attention on a controversial Pentagon program that supplies that kind of weaponry to local police departments. Now reports reveal how some of those …

“This is a lot worse”: The wicked truth about the police’s favorite anti-protest tool

The flash-bangs fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse crowds have raised questions about safety<p>Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt …

Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it's high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends that e-cigarettes be regulated along with …

Why Obama can't go there

It’s a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency: The first African-American to run the country finds himself in the tensest racial confrontation of his tenure but is constrained from addressing the nation’s original sin in anything but the loftiest, most dispassionate terms.<p>“We’ve made extraordinary …

Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, Among FBI Most Wanted, Surrenders in Mexico

One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted surrendered in Mexico and has been returned to authorities in Louisiana, the bureau said. Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, who is accused of raping a 26-year-old woman and stabbing her to death in front of her 4-year-old stepson in 2008, will await arraignment on state …

Crime

Argentina defaults on international debt, blames U.S.

Argentina's bonds and stocks fell sharply in trading Thursday as the country slid into default on its international debt for the second time in 13 years.<p>As eleventh hour negotiations between government negotiators and "vulture" funds holding bonds foundered Wednesday night, bond rater Standard & …

Bundesliga, Immobile: "Lewandowski? Lui il passato, io il presente"

A Bad Ragaz non si scherza. Non scherza il tempo, tre giorni di pioggia torrenziale prima di qualche raggio di sole. Non scherza Klopp, che torchia …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Apps
Google Glass