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The Most Beautiful Towns in the United States That Feel International

Destinations like the South of France, Marrakech, and Patagonia sit at the top of many travel bucket lists. And while all of those places definitely …

This AI Just Beat Human Doctors On A Clinical Exam

The lights were dimmed in an auditorium packed with doctors on Wednesday night at London’s Royal College of Physicians. They were there to find out how AI might fundamentally change the way they work.<p>On stage Dr. Mobasher Butt, a director at digital healthcare startup Babylon Health, stood before a …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch: Sinclair forced its TV stations to air pro-Trump propaganda on family separation

“While some of the concern is real, a lot of it is politically driven by the liberals in politics and the media.”<p>The Sinclair Broadcasting Group — the pro-Trump media conglomerate — is taking over local television. And it’s now using its reach to spread a counternarrative that the media and …

Ivanka Trump gets destroyed after she thanked Daddy T for fixing the immigration crisis he created

She speaks, finally!<p>After remaining silent for days during the raging debate over the separation of migrant children from their families at the …

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Pascal

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Greek Philosophy

Warren Buffett Says These Simple Habits That Most of Us Ignore Separate Successful People From Everyone Else

The Oracle of Omaha wants you to succeed with these simple habits that even a 14-year-old could pull off.<p>Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at Warren Buffett's wisdom. Is it earth-shattering? Hardly.<p>At 87 years young, he keeps imparting on us the simplest advice that has made him a success …

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Why More Than A Million Teachers Can't Use Social Security

Teachers have staged protests in recent weeks in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado and Arizona. Some are fighting lawmakers who want to scale back their pensions.<p>It's no secret that many states have badly underfunded their teacher pension plans for decades and now find themselves drowning …

Retirement

Barber who gave boy humiliating haircut is sent to jail

A barber who gave a ten-year-old boy a "humiliating haircut" and then made him sweep up the hairs from the floor has been jailed for eight months.<p>The youngster, who was said to be "proud" of his hairstyle, was given a number one all over as punishment for trying to use a razor himself.<p>But after …

Judiciary

Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

An unconscious woman, a robbery in progress, cars racing on the interstate: All of these incidents led people to call Houston's 911 system — but not for long. These were among thousands of calls that were cut short by an operator who Harris County prosecutors said simply hung up on the callers.<p>That …

Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream

Vikram Rangnekar grew up in Mumbai, studied computer science at the University of Delaware, and by the waning days of the Obama administration had …

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution.<p>The Bajau people are able to dive tens of metres underwater with no conventional …

Biology

Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

The brain never stops growing, scientists have found in landmark discovery that could help treat degenerative diseases.<p>Previously researchers believed that the brain did not grow any new cells after childhood, which is why it is so much harder for adults to pick up new skills or learn a foreign …

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Applauded for Doing What Few Prominent US Journalists Do: Report Honestly About Israeli Massacre

MSNBC news anchor Chris Hayes is receiving plaudits from human rights defenders and other progressive journalists after airing a segment on Wednesday …

Israel

5 Things to Know About Brad Pitt’s New MIT Professor Friend, Neri Oxman

Brad Pitt has reportedly been spending time with accomplished MIT professor Neri Oxman.<p>The duo connected over their shared love of design and …

Brad Pitt

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

Chances are, you — or someone you know — has suffered from lower back pain.<p>It can be debilitating. It's a leading cause of disability globally.<p>And the number of people with the often-chronic condition is likely to increase.<p>This warning comes via a series of articles published in the medical journal</i> …

Pain

CDC scientist found dead in Atlanta after mysterious disappearance likely drowned, police say

A Centers for Disease and Control employee who mysteriously vanished two months ago was found dead in an Atlanta river and likely drowned, police said Thursday.<p>Timothy Cunningham, a promising official who aided the CDC in responses to Ebola and Zika outbreaks, went missing in February after leaving …

Crime

A new study squelches a treasured theory about Indians’ origins

A CENTURY and a half ago linguists invented a new map of the world. Their research showed that a single family tree stretches its branches almost …

Anthropology

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white<p>When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny …

Benny

Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country's president branded it a "cesspool" reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge.<p>(Graphic: …

Asia

A librarian discovered the secret codes used by elderly library-goers

A librarian has given the Twittersphere an insight into the world of elderly library-goers and their mysterious ways.<p>Twitter user and library-worker …

Books

Sheriff considers Hart family crash a crime

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mysterious California seaside crash in which at least five members of a family were killed is being labeled a crime by the man heading up the investigation.<p>Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told HLN's "Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield" on Wednesday that Jennifer Hart was driving …

Crime

There's a Detectable Human-Made Barrier Surrounding Earth

We are changing space itself.<p>In 2017, NASA space probes detected a massive, human-made 'barrier' surrounding Earth.<p>And tests have confirmed that it's …

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Memory-boosting brain prosthesis shows impressive results in human trials

A DARPA-funded study has raised the possibility of memory-enhancing brain prostheses. Following animal research that had returned successful results, …

The Brain