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Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy mash-up video brings The Force to Marvel

The Force has awakened in Peter Quill, thanks to a new fan-made mash-up video. The work from YouTuber Alex Luthor sees <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> collide …

Mashups

The Scientific Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

<i>Home</i>. The very word conjures up all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. But you've surely noticed that some people's houses feel more <i>homey</i> than others. They say you can't put happiness in a bottle -- and yet recent research reveals plenty of ways to boost joy based on where you buy, how you renovate, …

Brew your own beer at home, it's easier than you think

Everybody who loves beer has at one point considered trying to make their own. And while getting into homebrewing can seem like a daunting and difficult prospect, making your own beer at home is not hard to do, and you can get started with an initial investment of well under $100.<p>Homebrewing has …

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Type "good parenting" into Google and... whoa. 519,000 results to sift through.<p>Search for "parenting" in the books section on Amazon and... holy cow. 1,979 new titles. And those are just the books that have been released over the last 30 days!<p>Clearly, when it comes to "effective parenting," there's …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

Clickjackers: Inside The Strange New World Of Modern Spyware

If you were lucky or, in truth, unlucky enough to download a Chrome and Firefox extension from a site called WeLikeTheWeb.com in 2014 you’d be presented with not much more than a website recommendation engine that you’d probably ignore or uninstall. The app, on its surface, was innocuous. But, if …

Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A bomb blast killed two at a march in east Ukraine on Sunday on the first anniversary of the ouster of the country's …

Ukraine PM says cease fire non-existent, Putin on a larger mission

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Saturday that his country is not on the verge of collapse and that Russian-backed separatists continue to attack Ukrainian soldiers despite a recent cease fire agreement.<p>“We are very far from a collapse,” Yatsenyuk told Fox News. “You know why? We …

Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

Family-Friendly Hiking in America’s National Parks

Finding the right hike for children can be tricky: The trail needs to be safe and not too strenuous, yet interesting enough to keep the young folks’ attention. As a bonus, it would be nice if the hike stimulated them to want to learn more about the place. America’s national parks abound in good …

How The Measles Virus Became A Master of Contagion

Here are two recent stories about viruses. They started out alike, and ended up very differently.<p>In October, a woman in Guinea died of Ebola, leaving behind two daughters, one of them two years old, the other five. A relative named Aminata Gueye Tamboura took the orphaned children back to her home …

Public Health

Calls grow to arm Ukraine, as European leaders scramble for last-ditch peace plan

European leaders scrambled Thursday to try and forge a diplomatic deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, in an apparent bid to head off U.S. consideration of lethal military aid for the Ukrainian government in its war against Russian-backed separatists.<p>At the same time, a bipartisan call in …

Ukraine protests: Beyond Kiev's Barricades – in pictures

Photographer Giorgio Bianchi spent several weeks in Ukraine in February 2014 documenting the violent clashes in the capital between demonstrators and police. His images capturing the protest, death and grief of that time have won him the Terry O’Neill award’s top prize. His work, and that of the …

Protest

Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy

Ukrainian military brass and pro-Russia separatists have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire, sending massive reinforcements Friday to their eastern Ukraine battlegrounds and engaging in a fierce battle for control of the devastated airport in Donetsk.<p>Six government troops were …

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

National Academy of Sciences

At last! A washing machine invented which does two different loads at once

Some of the hassle may about to be taken out of doing laundry with a first-ever washing machine that simultaneously handles two separate loads.<p>The Twin Wash system from LG Electronics features an ample-sized, front-loading washer resting atop a mini-unit that opened like a drawer and was designed …

Washing Machines

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

A Gameboy with a sardine can inside. A printer stuffed with a piñata. ‘Return fraud’ is costing retailers billions—and the ingenious swindles are …

Estimated 15,000 people join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ on march in Dresden

Its members have been dubbed the “pinstriped Nazis” and they refer to their demonstrations as “evening strolls” through German cities. But on Monday night, an estimated 15,000 people joined Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West, in a march through Dresden carrying banners …

Xbox Live gave away $584 worth of games in 2014

Xbox Live's Games With Gold program gave away more than $500 worth of games — at current prices — in 2014.<p>Drawing off the PlayStation Plus analysis from Push Square, I did my own of Xbox Live's Games With Gold benefit to North American subscribers. Though the whole-dollar number — $584.67 — is much …

Our willingness to accept outrageous terms and conditions allows the security services to do as they wish<p>One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake …

The Geminids: world's best meteor shower on show this weekend

They’re pea-sized pieces of cosmic rock and they’re lighting up our night sky this weekend.<p>The annual Geminids meteor shower is hitting earth’s atmosphere, and Saturday and Sunday are the best nights to see it.<p>Andrew Jacob, the Sydney Observatory’s astronomy curator, says the meteors will be most …

Putin insists Crimea is historically part of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow's annexation of Crimea this year and implied that the "strategically important" peninsula will remain part of Russia "from now on and forever."<p>In his annual state of the union address, Putin called Crimea's March referendum, which backed …

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?

The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat.<p>But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their …

Ukraine's revolution: Making sense of a year of chaos

<b>A year has passed since the start of Ukraine's "Revolution of Honour".</b><p>The student protests organised to force President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov to sign an association agreement with the EU developed into a revolution that overthrew the government and sparked a …

Donetsk suffers heaviest shelling since Ukraine ceasefire

The city of Donestsk in eastern Ukraine has been badly shelled over the weekend.<p>Witnesses said the strikes appeared to come from territory held by both government and rebel forces. It has been described as the worst fighting since a ceasefire agreement was signed in September.<p>Explosions could be …

Ukraine war hero fights election from Russian psychiatric ward

Ukraine's first female combat helicopter pilot is running for parliament despite being held in a secure psychiatric unit in Russia<p>A Russian psychiatric ward is an unlikely base for a career in Ukrainian politics. Yet a female army helicopter pilot is contesting Sunday's parliamentary election in</b> …

As Ukraine elects a new parliament, national divisions persist

President Petro Poroshenko called early parliamentary elections for Sunday in the hope of shoring up Ukrainian unity after a tumultuous winter revolt that swept a Kremlin ally from power only to have Russia strike back with a bloody separatist uprising in the east.<p>But the toll of war and a tanking …

Russia

Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door

Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.<p>The revelation, provided by unnamed government officials familiar with …