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Australia fires: Wildfires burning near Sydney destroy scores of homes, killing one

A man has died battling flames to save his home as wildfires continue to ravage parts of Australia<p>Soaring heat combined with gusts of 90 km/h to fan flames that raged across more than 91,000 hectares of the state, with thousands evacuated and hundreds of homes feared destroyed. Near 20 fires …

Pickles, Probiotics, and Why Rotten Food Is Good For You

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

FYI: Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Short answer: the egg.<p>Chickens, as a species, became chickens through a long, slow process of evolution. At some point, a chicken-like bird produced an offspring that, due to some mutation in its DNA, crossed the threshold from mere chicken likeness into chicken actuality. That is to say, a …

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

Thomas Jefferson didn’t just own a Quran — he engaged with Islam and fought to ensure the rights of Muslims<p>Denise Spellberg<p>October 5, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an”<p><i>[He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the</i> …

Dozens dead in Philippines floods

The southwest monsoon, intensified by Typhoon Pabuk, brought torrential rains in Manila and nearby provinces of Luzon Island, killing at least 30 people.<p>Heavy rains triggered landslides and flash floods affecting more than 36,000 people over the past two days, officials said.<p>The local weather …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Ebook Readers Make Reading Easier For People With Dyslexia

The ability to customize how words appear on the page is a boon to dyslexic readers.<p>A new study performed by the Smithsonian Institute found that ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle can actually help those with dyslexia with reading comprehension. Technology!<p>When you think of dyslexia, what first …

Syria Can’t Be Trusted to Give Up Chemical Weapons, Security Insiders Say

Three-quar­ters of <i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i>‘s Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity In­siders say Syr­ia can­not be trus­ted to give up its chem­ic­al weapons, des­pite …

South Korean Port Detains Chinese Cruise, Forcing Passengers to Fly Home

Passengers on Sunday began leaving a Chinese luxury cruise liner that has been stuck in South Korea for the past two days because of a legal …