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Eccentric Jeremy Bentham's severed head to be displayed as scientists look for clues of autism

Philosopher Jeremy Bentham's severed head will put on display for exhibit, with scientists also looking to see if the famed eccentric may have had autism.<p>Bentham, who died in 1832, was a leading philosopher during the late 18th and early 19th century, weighing in on issues such as social and …

This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would blow using today's weather

Imagine a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, its surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone.<p>"We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on …

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the Cooking Light brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

Four-hour flight turns into 33-hour trip from hell

On Tuesday, a four-hour trek from London to Athens spiralled into 33 hours of chaos for British Airways passengers, the <i>New York Post</i> reported.<p>The …

There's new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite diet could help delay aging

A growing body of research suggests that when we cut the amount of the food we would eat on a typical day by as much as a third or half, we enjoy benefits including more energy, less illness, and potentially longer lives.<p>Most of the comprehensive research on this strategy, called calorie …

Myanmar accused of laying mines in path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western …

Destructive Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Wipe Out 100,000 Jobs: Goldman Sachs

Ouch.<p>Destructive hurricanes Harvey and Irma may wipe out a full percentage point from third quarter U.S. GDP, economists at Goldman Sachs estimate in …

Kelly McParland: Trudeau, a rich man, sure seems to hate the rich

Something about rich people sticks in the craw of Justin Trudeau.It’s weird. He’s rich himself. Always has been. He was born rich and grew up with a …

Three rate hikes this year? Economists now say Bank of Canada will tighten faster and further

The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, surprising many, and left the door open to more rate hikes in 2017 even as it pledged to pay …

Business (Canada)

Wall Street's oldest steakhouse has a secret menu for billionaires — here's what's on it

But while the restaurant is perhaps best known for its steaks, it also has a selection of food items you won't find on the menu. Called the "Secret Billionaire's Menu," these dishes will set you back quite a bit — there's a grilled cheese sandwich for $100, for example, and a golden twist on the …

Why Did So Many Movies Fall Flat at the Box Office This Summer?

It was the best of times for Wonder Woman and the Minions. It was the worst of times — or at least a really bad summer — for Hollywood overall.<p>The film industry is on track for the lowest summer box-office returns in more than a decade, following a string of high-profile misfires, misses and …

Mother's efforts to secure child on flights thwarted as Canada delays safer travel rules

Toronto mom Susan Muscovitch is convinced if she doesn't secure her two-year-old daughter using a child seatbelt she brings with her on flights, …

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionize some cancer treatments

Scientists have known for some time that ethanol can kill cancer cells, but several limitations held it back from becoming a broadly used treatment. …

Cancer

Scotiabank pays big for arena naming rights, but did it break the bank?

Scotiabank's record-setting $800 million deal for the naming rights to the building that houses Toronto's Maple Leafs and Raptors is a major move …

Can't stop fiddling with your phone in class? There's an app for that

At first it seems like a head-scratcher.<p>Toronto-based startup Flipd has created an app that gently reminds students to get off their phone and pay …

A life of torture: Kansas boy was starved, beaten for years until he died and parents fed him to pigs

Adrian Jones’ short, tortured life was spent isolated from outsiders, confined in filthy, mice-infested houses where he was “home-schooled” by the …

A Texan solution to Texas’s climate change problem

Hurricane Harvey transformed Houston’s sprawling, paved environment into a network of lakes and gushing rivers, making the case that the city—and the state—should have been more diligent about preserving green spaces that could have absorbed all that water.<p>Scientists have pointed out that that a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Apple and Netflix are in a bidding war for Jennifer Aniston’s new show

For the first time since <i>Friends</i>, Jennifer Aniston is returning to TV with a brand new show about morning TV in New York. Reese Witherspoon, who just …

Canadian government is making the right moves in cracking down on lending practices

If you didn't live through the American financial disaster of 2008, then you've probably never seen contagion spread through a residential …

Canadian Real Estate

These Insane Wedding Reception Stories Will Make You Cringe

Note to self: Don't invite moonshine to the party.<p>Dream weddings can turn nightmarish really, really fast when the crowd gets liquored up, the caterer doesn't showI vo and the crazy ex-girlfriend won't stop hitting on the groom. We collected Reddit users' craziest stories about when they came for …

Letting teens sleep in would save the U.S. roughly $9 billion a year, study says

The United States would realize roughly $9 billion a year in economic gains by instituting a simple, nationwide policy change: starting public school …

Putin’s secret villa? Complex with heliapad an undeclared property of leader, investigations suggest

<b>By Alec Luhn</b><p>Vladimir Putin owns an undeclared villa complex on a scenic island near the Finnish border where a Soviet version of Sherlock Holmes was …

Here's what the 'Game of Thrones' cast looked like when they first started acting

The "Game of Thrones" cast is now one of the most recognizable in the world.<p>While some of the stars owe their careers thanks to the hit HBO show, others joined the cast as established actors.<p>After Redditor davyloper put together a great throwback gallery, INSIDER was inspired to look back at the …

TV Series

Insurers Could Dodge Harvey-Related Legal Fights Under Texas Law

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>As if victims of Hurricane Harvey didn’t have enough …

Trevor Noah on Trump’s Russia Connection: ‘How Can One Person Lie So Big?!’

Another week, another wrinkle in the ongoing investigation of possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. In the latest story …

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North Korea missile passes over northern Japan, officials say

North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese …

These Are The Three Best Seats On An Airplane

After choosing a destination, choosing an airline to fly, and choosing what to pack, choosing the seat you want on the plane can feel tiresome. …