Mordechai Klein

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13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Discovery of 'Foreign' DNA in Human Genome Challenges Darwin's Theory

<b>How will the scientific community deal with these new anomalies?</b><p>Scientists are now finding clues as to the beginning of the creation of Earth. …

This ancient 'remedy' actually kills MRSA - Futurity

Researchers test a 10th century potion on "superbug" bacteria. They report that it works as well, if not better, than today's antibiotics.

UN says Israel, not Iran, North Korea or Syria worst violator of human rights

What country deserves more condemnation for violating human rights than any other nation on earth? According to the U.N.’s top human rights body, that would be Israel.<p>Last week, Israel was the U.N.’s number one women’s rights violator. This week it is the U.N.’s all-round human rights …

Rights & Freedoms

Witness the Deadly Tornadoes That Hit Oklahoma

The funnel cloud of a tornado reaches down to the ground as a storm approaches Sand Springs, Okla. on March 25, 2015.<br>Alix Chin—EPA<p>1 of 10

Netanyahu Apologizes To Arab-Israelis For Controversial Comments

The prime minister warned conservatives on election day that Arab voters were coming out "in droves."<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday apologized to Arab Israelis for controversial comments he made on election day, the <i>Jerusalem Press</i> reported.<p>"The right-wing government is in …

Obama rips Netanyahu over Arab voter comments

In his first public comments about Tuesday's elections that saw Netanyahu score a surprise third term, Obama told The Huffington Post he had "indicated that that kind of rhetoric was contrary to what is the best of Israel's traditions."<p>The White House said earlier this week that Obama had warned …

Israel

Deep Wounds for Netanyahu in Israel’s Bitter Race

Netanyahu regrets speech seen as political

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and leave the Jewish State in grave …

Israel

In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts 'A Very Bad Deal' With Iran

<i>Updated at 2:09 p.m. ET</i><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a deal the U.S. and its allies are pursuing with Iran over its nuclear program is "very bad" because, according to him, it doesn't take away the Islamic republic's ability to ultimately obtain nuclear weapons.<p>"This is a bad deal …

South Asia

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Biomedicine

Battle to Retake Iraqi City Looms as Test of Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Arthritis

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Missile Attack Along Lebanese Border Kills 2 Israeli Soldiers

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Mental Health

Republican Response to Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

In State of the Union Speech, a Focus on the Middle Class

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Car Tech

Laughing all the way ... out of depression

The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work -- may help banish treatment-resistant …

Depression

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

Monkey found in Ikea wearing sheepskin coat needs new home

The sanctuary looking after Darwin the monkey, whose picture went viral after he was found in an Ikea store, is asking for $500,000 in donations to move him to a better home<p>A monkey who gained worldwide fame after being found inside an Ikea store wearing a sheepskin coat needs a new home, and his …

House Design

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …