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6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Time Travel

Rhino Hunt Auction Stirs More Controversy

Hunting permit sold for $350,000 on Saturday, despite outcry.<p>A controversial auction for a hunting permit in Africa concluded this past weekend in Texas.<p>On Saturday evening the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) awarded the permit—which allows a hunter to kill one black rhinoceros, an endangered species, in …

Among kids in U.S., the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

From many corners of the United States -- Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi -- recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to …

Associated Press News

US will not enter bilateral no-spy deal with Germany, reports media

America is refusing to enter a bilateral no-spy agreement with Germany and has declined to rule out bugging the calls of German political leaders in the immediate future, according to reports in the German media.<p>Last October, revelations that the National Security Agency had been bugging Angela …

Florida Is Trying to Fix a Hole in Its 'Stand Your Ground' Law

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Florida law that dominated headlines before, during and after the George Zimmerman trial could …

Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

By most accounts, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie passed the leadership challenge posed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.<p>But the political storm created by the George Washington Bridge scandal is testing him in different ways, fueled by a combination of factors that make it difficult even for a …

One-third of Mississippi population will have diabetes by 2030, doctor warns

A third of the population of Mississippi will have diabetes by 2030 and need costly care to stay alive, which will have a devastating impact both on them and the state's economy, according to a leading physician.<p>Dr Richard deShazo at the University of Mississippi medical centre in Jackson, is one …

New 15-Minute At-Home Test May Detect Alzheimer's, Goes Viral

According to research published yesterday in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, a 15-minute at-home test may be able to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.<p>Titled the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination test, or SAGE, and …

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

NSA review panel casts doubt on bulk data collection claims

The members of president Barack Obama’s surveillance review panel on Tuesday rejected some of the central contentions offered by the National Security Agency for its bulk collection of phone records, including the program’s potential usefulness in preventing the 9/11 attacks.<p>Testifying before the …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …

Christie Concedes 'Mistakes Were Made' In Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, engulfed in scandal over the politically motivated closing of bridge access lanes and questions about how he spent federal Hurricane Sandy aid, pledged Tuesday to "cooperate with all appropriate inquiries."<p>In his annual State of the State speech from the State …

Fears over disappearance of 150 Syrian refugees from Greek village

Not much happens in Praggi. So when 150 Syrian refugees arrived in the village, high in the flatlands of far-flung north-eastern Greece, it was not something residents were likely to forget.<p>Some of the Syrians were huddled against the biting cold in the courtyard of the church; others had …

Kenyan citizens flee South Sudan fighting

Kenya's national airline Kenya Airways has suspended all flights to and from South Sudan.<p>Some of its citizens have been extricated from the crisis hit nation, but many are complaining that the rescue efforts have been too slow.<p>Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Juba.

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Edward Snowden broadcasts Channel 4's alternative Christmas Day message

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message in which he calls for an end to the mass surveillance revealed by his disclosures.<p>The short film was recorded for …