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15 things you didn’t know about fashion in the First World War

<b>In her new book, writer and cultural critic Nina Edwards reveals the stories behind what people wore during the seismic years of the conflict: from</b> …

World War I

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

Consciousness

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.<p>Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head …

#SolarSunday The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 #Hubble25 http://t.co/mlyE6D094j

World War II History

#SolarSunday #Hubble25 has released images of these galaxies 3 times, each better than the last http://t.co/dKAPyz8hXK

Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Scientists Are In It for the Long Haul

Don't expect to see woolly mammoths walk the earth again anytime soon, but don't write off the mammoth revival project as a Pleistocene pipe dream, either: That's the message from a new TV documentary about efforts to re-create the long-extinct species with genetic trickery.<p>"It's all very much up …

Paleontology

How Parents' Lies Breed Dishonest Children

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or protect their self-esteem -- can have some negative side effects. According to a new study, children who are lied to by their parents are more likely …

Westminster sex abuse inquiry widens amid child homicide claims

Police investigating claims of a VIP paedophile ring launch inquiry into allegations that a child was killed during the abuse<p>Scotland Yard has launched a criminal investigation into claims a child was killed by a paedophile ring alleged to have high-level connections to the establishment.<p>Detectives …

Quadruple Homicide Suspect Apprehended in Riverside After 12-Year Manhunt

A quadruple-homicide suspect has been apprehended in Riverside after a 12-year manhunt, authorities announced Friday.<p>Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, one of …

Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and living well<p>Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This …

Fleetwood Mac Extend North American Tour

Fleetwood Mac have extended their current North American tour, which is the first in 16 years to feature the classic lineup of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie. They've added 28 dates to the "On With the Show" tour. In a press release, said they …

Earth’s last magnetic reversal took less than 100 years

A study demonstrates that Earth’s last magnetic reversal – 786,000 years ago – happened in roughly the span of a human lifetime.<p>Earth’s magnetic …

Earth Science

Stem cell therapy success in treatment of sight loss from macular degeneration

After three years of follow up, researchers say the treatment is safe and most patients have notably improved vision<p>Patients with a devastating eye disease who had embryonic stem cell therapy to improve their sight have suffered no major side-effects since they had the treatment, scientists …

When Fighting Ebola, PPE Practice Makes Perfect

Being asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball (MLB) game is a true honor. That is, until you arrive at the pitcher’s mound. Standing in front of tens of thousands of fans, you are expected to throw the ball some 60 feet to the eagerly awaiting catcher. With little to no …

Coroner: Dad collapses on infant daughter, she survives 3 days

<b>(CNN) —</b> It easily could have been a double tragedy, the coroner said.<p>Jason Fields, 43, of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, placed his 11-month-old daughter, Betty Jean Kelly, at the head of his bed while he sat on the edge of the bed with a laptop, Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said.<p>Fields had a …

From the archives: Crowds gather on the lakefront for Chicago's Air and Water Show on Aug. 31, 1964. | Sun-Times library

That Guy From ’10 Things I Hate About You’ Is The Founder Of A Religious ‘Cult’

Andrew Keegan, best known as the guy who isn’t Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Heath Ledger in <i>10 Things I Hate About You</i>, has gone ahead and done what every actor does when they can’t get work: find religion. Except Keegan literally FOUNDED a religion. It’s called Full Circle, and according to Vice, it …

Disney Added A Sweet Tribute To Robin Williams At The End Of ‘Aladdin’

Like Comedy Central used to do with (the totally underrated) <i>Saving Silverman</i> every single day, the Disney Channel is showing <i>Aladdin</i> over and over again this weekend as a way of honoring the late, great Robin Williams. It will air twice today, twice tomorrow (on Disney XD), and twice Monday (on …

Robin Williams, An Avid Gamer, To Be Remembered In World Of Warcraft

Robin Williams, the late comedic actor who died earlier this week, was well-known for his offbeat characters and devotion to acting on stage, screen and TV. But to the video game community, he was also known as an obsessive fan and shameless advocate of video games.<p>Among the games he played was …

With Aid Doctors Gone, Ebola Fight Grows Harder

Man dies as 35 people found 'screaming and banging' in shipping container at Tilbury Docks

'Homicide inquiry' launched as dozens of desperate stowaways, all from the Indian subcontinent, are taken to hospital after being found in a shipping container in Essex<p>One man has died and dozens have been taken to hospital after 35 people were discovered hiding inside a shipping container at …

Suspects in Amish girls' kidnapping may have struck before, police say

Two Amish girls who were kidnapped this week were sexually assaulted during the 24 hours they were held captive, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday.<p>St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain said the victims, a 12-year-old girl and her 6-year-old sister, suffered the …

Crime

U.S. military: Mix of fighters and drone aircraft strike militants near Irbil and Mosul Dam in Iraq

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'Maleficent' Posters Play Up Angelina Jolie's Piercing Gaze – /Film

With about two and a half months to go until the release, Disney has released two more <i>Maleficent</i> posters — one for the U.S. and one for the overseas …

Angelina Jolie

'True Detective' Season 2 Plot About "The Secret Occult History of the US Transportation System" – /Film

<b>Nic Pizzolato</b> has revealed a kernel of the central plot of <b>True Detective</b> season 2. The show’s writer and creator is doing interviews about Sunday’s</i> …

Rang

Koreas hold rare talks to ease tensions

North and South Korea have held their first high-level talks in seven years, in an apparent effort to improve strained relations.<p>The talks, held on Wednesday at a border village, came as South Korea and the United States prepared for another round of military drills that have angered Pyongyang, the …