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In US, murder masterminds are put to death while killers live

<b>Three recent death penalty cases have exposed concerns about executing those convicted of planning a murder - especially when the actual killers receive a lighter punishment.</b><p>On 7 February 1997, Douglas Gissendaner was kidnapped at knifepoint from his home, driven to a secluded woods and forced to …

Don't Toss That Sour Milk! And Other Tips To Cut Kitchen Food Waste

One man's trash is another man's treasure.<p>As we show in the video above, this is what chef Dan Barber demonstrated earlier this year, when he temporarily turned Blue Hill, his Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City, into an incubator for garbage-to-plate dining.<p>Barber's intent was to raise …

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The Biggest Game in Japan You've Probably Never Heard Of

<i>Granblue Fantasy</i> is huge in Japan. Enormous. The game is a smash hit. It’s been downloaded over five million times, and there’s a newly announced …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

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Notley blasts Harper for comments calling NDP government ‘a disaster’

Rachel Notley won't stand for being dissed by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.<p>The new Alberta Premier upbraided Mr. Harper on Thursday for comments he made on the federal campaign trail calling her provincial NDP government "a disaster."<p>Ms. Notley told reporters that such a swipe at her …

Journey to Pluto: 9.5 years, one amazing flyby

We are SO CLOSE!<p>After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about to give humanity its first detailed look at Pluto and its large moon Charon.<p>At approximately 4:49 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, the spacecraft will fly within 7,800 miles of Pluto's …

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected …

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When Monkeys Surfed to South America

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Long ago, about 36 million years before today, a raft of monkeys found themselves adrift in the Atlantic. They’d been blown out to sea by an intense storm that had ripped up the African coast, and now a mat of floating vegetation was the closest thing to land for miles in …

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Are you promiscuous or faithful? Measure your index finger to find out

A new study of sexual attitudes reveals men and women are both just as likely to want a fling as they are a long-term partner<p>They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But when it comes to our attitude towards promiscuity, it turns out there is no such gender divide.<p>Both men and women …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Guy Forced to Recreate Sia's "Chandelier" Video for Fantasy Football Bet

Chuck Jose isn't the first person to perform his own version of the dance from Sia's "Chandelier" music video—Lena Dunham, Jimmy Kimmel, et al did it …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

Why a White Cup Makes Your Coffee Taste More Intense

If part of your morning routine involves coffee, it's likely that you have a very specific ritual about which cups you use. Now, an Australian …

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Tell Us Your Worst Reply All Horror Story

There is no good outcome if you hit "Reply All" when you meant to reply to just one person. There are just varying degrees of humiliating …

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Porn-induced erectile dysfunction, and other problems facing Gen-XXX

When Gabe Deem was eight years old growing up in small-town Texas, he found a copy of a Playboy magazine and decided naked ladies were the best thing ever. Then, when he was 12, his family got high-speed Internet. Suddenly the naked ladies he craved weren't just intermittently available, they were …

When It’s Difficult to Endure

I struggle with accepting the fact that I am a strange girl. I'm not the kind of strange girl that relishes her weirdness and feels that it adds …

Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite" Swipes At Bill Cosby

Imagine a scenario in which Bill Cosby wants to rid the world of famous black people who he thinks are debits — and not credits — to the race.<p>The actor is fronting the Cosby Coon Removal Program, where he wants to transform actors — Pam Grier, Rudy Ray Moore, and Jim Kelly, for example — into …

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This Christmas Ad About a Boy and His Penguin Is Making Everyone Cry

British department store chain John Lewis is known for its annual Christmas ads, which feature some sort of aggressively cute concept and a new cover …

Google's Got a Great New Calendar App for Android and (Eventually) iOS

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop has officially rolled out, we're all getting our first look at what is an awesome little revamp to the Google Calendar …

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Is Your Favorite Sex Fantasy Weird? This Study Will Tell You

In a study published Friday in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine,</i> a group of researchers interviewed more than 1,500 adults in an attempt to determine …

‘I’m proud to be gay’

Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don't seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things …

Harnessing the Potential of a Nation’s Leftover Food

The Plate<p>America’s dairy farmers use food waste to generate green energy and grow more food.<p><b>Analysis has shown an estimated 31 percent of food available for consumption is simply thrown away. It could be for any number of reasons, and thrown away by an array of sources—from grocery stores,</b> …

"I Still Unload": This Man Is a "Nullo" Who Removed His Penis and Balls

In 1994, a South Florida man who goes by the name Gelding was surgically castrated. In 2011, he had his penis removed as well. He's a "nullo": A …

Dallas Hospital Was Totally Unprepared for Ebola Patient

The Dallas hospital that treated Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan didn't have appropriate protective gear and reportedly left him in a room …

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Sport & gender: A history of bad science & 'biological racism'

<b>Life looked pretty good for Dutee Chand last July.</b><p>Having become the first Indian sprinter to reach a final at a global athletics event in 2013, the 18-year-old was already the national champion at 100m and 200m, and an Asian Games bronze medallist.<p>Such was the excitement about her potential that …

​Drink Boxed Wine

Any possible objection you have to boxed wine is wrong, and I am here to tell you why.<p><b>It's better than you remember.</b> Let's get this out of the way …

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External Chargers Big and Small, Smart Scale Under $30, 1080p Dashcam

$10 for a tiny, pocketable charger is a great deal, and $15 for a 10,000mAh behemoth is even better. It might be worth grabbing both, since they …

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