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Higher dementia rates found in northern countries

<b>People living in northern countries could be more likely to develop dementia, according to researchers.</b><p>An Edinburgh University study suggested that environmental factors, such as lack of sunlight, could increase the risk of developing the illness.<p>Scientists mapped the disease in Scotland among …

5 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Every Day

"What did I come in here for?" I asked aloud to the empty kitchen. It was a brief lapse of attention, but also a moment of clarity. Until that instance, I had been breezing through the workday like a pen listlessly moving over a blank page, making marks yet accomplishing very little. It's the same …

Russia identifies NATO as its biggest threat

A new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin identified NATO as Russia's number one military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression.<p>The new doctrine was signed on Friday, and it maintains the provisions of the …

Russia: NATO expansion will force Moscow to respond - Interfax | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that NATO’s expansion to the east would force Russia to take “adequate” measures in response, Interfax news agency reported.<p>The spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, also said at a briefing that Russia was sure that Ukraine’s …

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic …

Pakistan Militants Attack School (PHOTOS)

12.16.14 12:13 PM ET<p>Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Pictures in the News | December 16, 2014

Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Pakistan, where Taliban militants stormed an army-run school, killing 132 children and nine staff members, many of whom were shot in the head. Hundreds of teachers and students were held hostage during an hours-long gun battle with security forces. Full story<p>…

China sewer pipe baby back with mother

The mother of a newborn baby rescued from a sewer pipe in eastern China will not face criminal charges and will retain custody of her son, …

Mars One will start recruiting volunteers in July for one-way trip to red planet

Mars One, the ambitious (some might say crazy) project that aims to make the red planet's colonization into a successful reality TV show, will begin accepting video submissions for its first batch of astronauts in July. In an attempt to separate serious candidates from dreamers, the company plans …