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India Hires 40 Monkey Impersonators to Protect Government Officials

(Photo: Real langurs photographed by strudelt)<p>Gray langurs are large monkeys that are common in India. They're often kept in the capital, New Delhi, …

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A new law imposing "draconian" restrictions on social media users has come into effect in Russia. Read how savvy users intend to tackle it …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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Without Realizing It, Russian Soldiers Are Proving Vladimir Putin Is Lying About Eastern Ukraine

But in the case of some Russian soldiers, their urge to share has serious geopolitical consequences, as a few have been revealing their presence in or near eastern Ukraine whether they realize it or not.<p>It's an open secret that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are linked to Russian …

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor gets virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said, as the West African outbreak claimed more victims.<p>Sheik Umar Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, has been receiving …

China says it will punish journalists just for talking about “state secrets”

Like most governments, China is paranoid about its state secrets being exposed by pesky journalists. And like most governments, it has rules in place that make it difficult for reporters to publish such secrets, or for politicians to leak them. China has decided those rules aren’t strict enough, …

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A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Rome will be conquered next, says leader of 'Islamic State'

Muslims have been called to flock to the 'Islamic State' to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to …

Grandson of aquanaut Jacques Cousteau surfaces after record underwater stay

Fabien Cousteau spent a record-breaking 31 days living under water, where he observed marine life<p>Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, has emerged from the waters off the Florida Keys, after a record-breaking 31-day stay underwater.<p>Mr Cousteau, 46, along with two …

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Q&A: Facebook Uproar Exposes Concerns Over Corporate Experiments

Free social media isn't free, an expert on digital commentary says.<p>Revelations about a secret mood manipulation experiment that Facebook conducted on nearly 700,000 social users created a lot of bad feelings this week.<p>The June 17 <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> study, led by Facebook …

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Nazi 'perfect Aryan' poster child was Jewish

Hessy Taft's baby photograph was selected by Nazi party as the ideal Aryan infant, but Joseph Goebbels' propaganda machine never discovered that she was in fact Jewish<p>When Hessy Taft was six months old, she was a poster child for the Nazis. Her photograph was chosen as the image of the ideal Aryan …

Global Warming Threatens More Deadly Everest-like Avalanches

Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>More than 2,000 foreign mountaineers flock to the Himalayan nation …

Afghanistan landslide: Day of mourning declared

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How We Failed the Lost Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram

<b>Updated: May 5, 8:51 AM</b><p><i>In a speech on national television Sunday, almost three weeks after the girls were taken, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan</i> …

6 Complicated Concepts Explained Using Kitchen Items

1. THE BIG BANG THEORY explained by a muffin<p><b>IN THE CLASSROOM</b><br>Around 13.7 billion years ago, not a single element of the entire known universe existed. …

Children as young as four referred for drug and alcohol treatment

Hundreds of children referred for specialist treatment after being flagged as at risk of becoming addicts<p>Children as young as four are among hundreds of youngsters being referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services in the UK.<p>Charities have called for improved drugs education in …

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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60

Herat is one of the most graceful cities in Afghanistan. Its traditions go back to the Persian empire, with its exquisite blue and green glass, and its thriving poetry scene.<p>Now Herat is struggling with a darker side: drug addiction at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the country.<p>In a …

Staff sacking and suspensions over poor elderly care

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Risk of nuclear accidents is rising, says report on near-misses

A report recounting a litany of near-misses in which nuclear weapons came close to being launched by mistake concludes that the risk of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously thought and appears to be rising.<p>Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for …

Children aged 10 in Wales are getting drug help

<b>Children as young as 10 are among hundreds of Welsh youngsters referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services.</b><p>The youngest person referred in Wales in the last three years was 10 years old and from Monmouthshire.<p>However 11-year-olds in Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly were also referred, …

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

<b>Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>It analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was happening now "in every region of the world".<p>It described a "post-antibiotic era", where people die from …

Tigers in Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Universal Apothecary

Wildlife<p><i>Talking Tigers: Part 6 of a 12-part series</i><p><b>For centuries, tigers have inspired awe, reverence and sometimes, terror, in the humans they’ve lived beside. They command the Asian landscape as the top predator—immense, magnificent, muscular animals armed with razored claws and massive canines.</b> …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

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How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

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Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …