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‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

WATCH: 'Calgary's Worst Driver' caught on camera

Police in Calgary are searching for the star of a new viral video, but for all the wrong reasons.<p>After seeing this surveillance video posted to …

Alan Cumming on Crocs, The Little Mermaid and how to keep it real

In his new book, <i>Not My Father's Son</i>, Alan Cumming discusses his traumatic childhood in which he was physically and emotionally abused by his father. It's at times a heartbreaking read, but the Scottish actor approaches the serious material with his signature wit and spry observation. Here, Cumming …

Qassem Suleimani: can this man bring about the downfall of Isis?

Qassem Suleimani is not used to defeat. So, when the Iraqi army fled in the face of the Sunni insurgent group, Islamic State (Isis) in June, the Iranian general was on unfamiliar ground.<p>In 48 fateful hours from 10 June, six divisions of Iraqi forces had capitulated, surrendering Mosul, the second …

Animal rights advocates outraged after teeth taken from dead orca in B.C.

Animal rights advocates are outraged after discovering that someone sawed teeth off of a beached orca whale in B.C.'s Comox Valley.<p>The dead whale, …

Israel arrests 'relic looters' from Dead Sea cave

<b>A gang that was stealing ancient relics from a desert cave - close to where the famed Dead Sea Scrolls were found - has been arrested, Israeli officials say.</b><p>The alleged thieves were caught as they were leaving a site known as the "Cave of Skulls", halfway down a sheer cliff.<p>Their loot included a …

Ontario could pay the price

In December of 2013 when the ice storm crippled Toronto, then-mayor Rob Ford requested a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne.<p>At a time when many in …

Tricking People Into Being Healthy

Why people might be more likely to get a flu shot if it's free rather than $1 or $5<p>As though it heard the Christmas wishes of policy nerds everywhere, the World Bank Group made behavioral economics the theme of its 2015 World Development report.<p>The field, popularized by books like <i>Nudge</i>, aims to …

Merkel allies want immigrants to speak German at home

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have caused outrage by suggesting immigrant families that want to remain in the country should be obliged to speak German at home.<p>The Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel’s conservatives and a partner in her coalition …

Inside 'Against All Grain' author Danielle Walker's healthy morning routine

<i>Danielle Walker is the author and photographer of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Against All Grain. Diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease at the age of 22, she has since removed grain and dairy from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue</i> …

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90 Mph Police Chase Ends With Skateboard Fail (VIDEO)

We cannot confirm whether this suspect had Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew before he fled on a skateboard.<p>What we do know is that the unnamed suspect took to the streets of Los Angeles last Monday, careening through traffic at 90 mph before he crashed, according to ABC-7. Lucky for us, CNN captured …

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

It was only after his failed attempts in multiple Dutch schools, selling art throughout Europe, and a brief foray preaching the bible to coal miners …

U.S. safer after death of al Qaeda chief (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad."</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- In August 2008, Najibullah Zazi, an …

Why did Durham police shoot and kill a naked man? | The Star

The second hole is right above his heart.<p><b>In the weeks</b> after MacIsaac was shot and killed by a Durham police officer on Dec. 2, 2013, the press and …

Pentagon: Six Guantanamo Detainees Sent to Uruguay

World<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. government said Sunday that six detainees from Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay for resettlement, the first time prisoners from the infamous facility have been transferred to South America. The release brings the total number of prisoners held at Guantanamo to …

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Humanist chaplain John Figdor: “Religion introduces moral problems that wouldn’t exist otherwise”

<b>Charlton Heston as Moses in "The Ten Commandments"</b><p>Let’s start with this one: “There is no God”<p>Michael Schulson<p>December 7, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>When students come to John Figdor, the humanist chaplain at Stanford, they’re often comfortable with their atheism. Big questions about God aren’t necessarily …

Thirteen killed in failed U.S. hostage rescue bid in Yemen

SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday.<p>A man, who identified himself as Luke …

Hitler’s Henchmen in Arabia

When most of us think of the premier retirement destination for unrepentant Nazis, our minds immediately turn to South America. We think of Josef …

Mark Zuckerberg Takes A Whack At Apple In New Interview

If Apple were truly looking out for its customers' best interests, it would charge a lot less for its gadgets, Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent interview with Time magazine.<p>"A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out …

Quirky gadget gifts for the techie who has everything

Don't give the gift of predictability.<p>Instead, surprise your loved ones with some tech toys they weren't expecting. This year, consider a handful of quirky gadgets for that hard-to-buy-for person on your gift list.<p>A half-dozen suggestions:<p><b>• Hot tracks</b><p>Your guests will do a double-take when they see …

Purported Islamic State Video Calls For Attacks On Canadians

OTTAWA - A slickly produced video released on Sunday urged Muslims to launch indiscriminate attacks against Canadians, similar to those carried out …

Anti-Islamization protests expand in Germany | DW | 07.12.2014

Posters with slogans like "Foreigners out!" are absent at the weekly demonstrations by the group "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the …

Alex Jones’ wild new Ferguson theory

The wingnut radio host is convinced that the riots are merely the first salvo in Obama’s nationwide race war<p>David Neiwert<p>December 7, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>In the wake of last week’s black riots in Ferguson, Mo., conspiracy …