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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Remote Controls

A Homemade Cheesesteak Is a Thing of Beauty

Making cheesesteaks at home doesn’t require any fancy moves—only the willingness to turn your kitchen into a South Philly hoagie shop.<p>A well-made cheesesteak is a thing of beauty. All the ingredients kind of…fuse together. The thinly shaved beef, the glistening caramelized onions and peppers, the …

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.<p>The decision -- which a senior defense official …

Surveillance

Israeli official: Proof of US role in UN vote to be given to Trump

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Israel will provide detailed, sensitive information to Donald Trump's incoming administration about the US role as a covert partner in the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank, a senior Israeli official told CNN Tuesday.<p>The official said …

Three Words: Chinese. Space. Station.

China just put another small space station into orbit—and by the 2020s they may replace the International Space Station. But private companies are …

What Kind of Drunk Are You, According to Science?

Ernest Hemingway, Nutty Professor, Mary Poppins, or Mr. Hyde?<p>We all have that friend who gets belligerent when wasted, screaming at a trash can that it doesn't understand the finer points of modern architecture or Al Pacino's acting<i>.</i> Or the one friend who gets so giggly that even the lamest joke …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on pardoning Edward Snowden

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joseph Gordon-Levitt is well aware that many people consider Edward Snowden a criminal. Levitt does not.<p>"It's not simple," Levitt told CNN at the New York premiere of 'Snowden' Tuesday night. "He did break the law. He admits to breaking the law and so I understand why people feel he's a …

India's War On Biryani Mixes Caste, Religion, Cow-Avenging Vigilantes

A legendary South Asian dish has suddenly found itself in the midst of a war in India. Made up of layers of meat and rice and cooked with fragrant spices, the dish is the much-loved biryani. And the latest battlefield is in the northern Indian state of Haryana.<p>The police there have been collecting …

'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly

Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working. Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called "The Birth of a Nation," to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very …

Gabrielle Union

Colin Kaepernick: I'm not anti-American, will donate $1 million

SAN DIEGO — After hearing loud and sustained boos directed at him during the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night, Colin Kaepernick called the crowd’s negative reaction a “misunderstanding.”<p>Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback, said the reason he refuses …

Football (U.S.)

The life and death of Luis Góngora: the police killing nobody noticed

No one tracks police brutality against the homeless. So while some shootings make international headlines, the deaths of those living on the streets – though disproportionately high – often barely cause a ripple<p>The man walked down the sidewalk, the blade of a kitchen knife glinting in his hand.<p>He …

How a casino tycoon is trying to combat an exploding pro-Palestinian movement on campuses

Robert Gardner rarely heard anything about Israel growing up in South Los Angeles. But at UCLA, he started learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — and seeing parallels with conflicts close to home.<p>The African American senior likened Israeli crackdowns on Palestinian protesters to police …

Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons

By Matt Zapotosky<p>, Reporter<p>Chico Harlan<p>, Bureau chief<p>The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.<p>Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates …

U.S. Department of Justice

Killer Mike: Voting for Trump or Clinton Is “Voting for the Same Thing”

Killer Mike was one of Bernie Sanders’ most public supporters during the Vermont senator’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He interviewed Sanders at length, represented him in a post-debate spin room, talked about him on “Colbert,” and more. He also has not shown support for the …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Young Inventors Work On Secret Proteins To Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Three college-age scientists think they know how to solve a huge problem facing medicine. They think they've found a way to overcome antibiotic resistance.<p>Many of the most powerful antibiotics have lost their efficacy against dangerous bacteria, so finding new antibiotics is a priority.<p>It's too …

Microbiology

What the U.S. Is Learning From How Israel Treats Transgender Soldiers

Amy always knew she was a girl in a boy’s body, as she always knew she would serve in the army. She grew up in a religious family in Israel and …

Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

With just one weekend to go before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept her party's nomination for president, WikiLeaks on Friday released almost 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members from January 2015 to May 2016 – leaving journalists scouring for …

RIP VHS: World's Last VCR Will Be Made This Month

Be warned, vintage videophiles: Japan’s Funai Electric, a company that claims to be the last manufacturer of videocassette recorders (VCRs), will manufacture its last VHS player this month.<p>Funai, which manufacturers the VCRs in China for Sanyo, says the decision comes after selling only 750,000 …

Beauty and the Beast

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December<p>The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.<p>At …

'The state stole my raise': workers sue Alabama over 'racist' wage law

Nine months ago Birmingham became first city in the Deep South to raise the minimum wage, then saw it overturned by law described as ‘a slap in the face’<p>Fast-food workers from Birmingham, Alabama, are suing their state legislature after it passed a law that put a stop to their expected pay …

Here’s All We Know about Tesla’s Model 3

We’re now just days away from the March 31st unveiling of the Model 3, Tesla Motors’ bid to build a more affordable electric vehicle. The degree of …

Inside the FBI’s Secret Muslim Network

While candidates stoke fears of Islam, a little-known counterterror program has been going exactly the other way.<p>Dearborn, Michigan, may be the closest thing America has to a Mollenbeek, the seething, Islamicized neighborhood of Brussels believed to have harbored the terrorists involved in both the …

Terrorism

Watch Batman v Superman reviews take a toll on sad Ben Affleck

I like Ben Affleck. Good Affleck, bad Affleck — I don't care. I like <i>Reindeer Games</i>. I love <i>Shakespeare in Love</i>. I don't like <i>Clerks 2</i> or <i>Runner Runner</i> or <i>Surviving Christmas</i>, but I can make the most of them, similar to the way I use over-ripe bananas to make delicious banana bread.<p>I do not wish to see</i> …

Ben Affleck

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other …

Human Rights

Danish children’s rights activist fined for people trafficking

Lisbeth Zornig says her fine for giving a lift to family of Syrians is ‘criminalising decency’ amid asylum clampdown in Denmark<p>A high-profile Danish campaigner for children’s rights was prosecuted on Friday under people trafficking laws, shining a spotlight once more on the country’s crackdown on …

Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’

Analysts at Nato centre claim to have found evidence of ‘information war’ over migration crisis with links to Vladimir Putin<p>Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees, Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications …

Everything You Need to Know About Lentils

<b>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</b><p>They’re the world’s oldest cultivated legume, so it’s no surprise that lentils have become a staple across …

US agency reaches 'holy grail' of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E<p>A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by …

Clean Energy

Raspberry Pi 3 is the first with built-in Wi-Fi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has revealed its latest leap-forward, introducing a Wi-Fi-enabled Pi 3 computer with twice the performance of the …