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Poland Just Passed a Holocaust Bill That Is Causing Outrage. Here's What You Need to Know

Poland’s Senate passed a controversial bill on Thursday that outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Holocaust.<p>The bill was …

Israel

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science | Inc.com

Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon landing. Is there anything to do in this situation except change the subject …

Critical Thinking

USA Today just ran the most anti-Trump editorial of the year

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a new president who can always find room for a new low.”<p>USA Today’s editorial board had some scathing words on President Donald Trump Tuesday: He is a “uniquely awful” figure whose “sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on …

Donald Trump

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question | Inc.com

"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their feedback. More importantly, I was revealing that I was interested in what my kids were <i>feeling</i> and</i> …

Parenting

New treatments restoring sexual pleasure for older women

When the FDA approved Viagra in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction, it changed the sexual landscape for older men, adding decades to their vitality. Meanwhile, older women with sexual problems brought on by aging were left out in the cold with few places to turn besides hormone therapy, which isn't …

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts say

The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who …

Dementia

The Best Winter Sun Destinations in Europe

<b>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Charles Dickens might well have been talking about winter in Northern Europe when he penned his</b> …

European Travel

Who’s Smarter, Dogs or Cats? Science Now Has the Answer

They might chew your shoes, occasionally pee on the rug, or snarf down your entire dinner the minute you turn your head, but it turns out your family …

Pets
Diets

Should young children be grouped by ability?

<b>Should children as young as three, four and five be taught by ability?</b><p>Grouping children like this in nursery school, Reception and Years 1 and 2 is increasingly common across England, according to a report by University College London's Institute of Education and the National Education Union.<p>The …

Pedagogy

D'après Séoul, le nouveau missile nord-coréen peut voler 13.000 km

SEOUL (Reuters) - Le missile Hwasong 15 que la Corée du Nord a tiré mercredi est un nouveau type de missile balistique intercontinental capable de …

Kim Jong-un

A new Korean war may be looming

IF there was a message in North Korea’s launch of a new missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States, it was that America’s strategy …

6 ways your weight-loss regime is affecting the way you poop

6 ways your weight-loss regime is affecting the way you poop<p>Sometimes you might have had the perfect gastronomical experience but you know you’re in …

Nasa releases new breathtaking images of trillion-ton iceberg and other Antarctic ice shelves

One of the most alarming images that was taken this year shows the Larcen C ice shelf breaking off and drifting to sea.<p>Nasa's Operation IceBridge …

Australia rips off backpackers: study

About one in three backpackers in Australia are paid around half the minimum wage they should expect to receive. A new study by two Sydney-based …

Australia

Here's Another Reason The Global Warming 'Hiatus' Never Actually Happened

"The Arctic has warmed more than 5 times the global average."<p>It's the hiatus that never happened: an apparent 'slowdown' in rising surface …

Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain

People with depression and social anxiety have some common and specific structural abnormalities in their brains that can be spotted in imaging scans.<p>…

The Brain

Anti-war monument on show in Berlin

Passers-by couldn't help but pause at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate after three buses rose up directly in front of the German capital's iconic landmark. …

Middle East
North Africa

We're Running Out of Commonly Used Drugs And Hospitals Say It's 'Becoming a Crisis'

How could this happen!?<p>The US has a drug shortage problem.<p>In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a number of facilities that make healthcare products …

You are not a burden

Here’s something you might need to hear one day.<p>Maybe that’s today, right at this moment. Maybe it’ll be next week when your anxiety’s spiraling. …

Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.<p>A U.S. embassy measure showed levels of poisonous airborne …

Pollution

30 Fairytale like Towns and Places to Visit in Europe (That Will Tickle Your Wanderlust!)

If you think that fairytale places exist only in books, you are quite mistaken. Though not aplenty, <b>there are certainly a fair number of</b> …

European Travel

The Best European Train Trips

When you factor in security screenings, cramped seats, and armrest wars, sometimes choosing train over plane is the way to go. Whether you're getting from Point A to Point B or taking a round-trip joyride, a train journey, with its countryside views, slower pace, and more room to spread out, is one …

Trains

Tracing the division of Berlin

On November 9, 1989 it finally happened: the Berlin Wall fell. That evening champagne corks were popping at the Brandenburg Gate. We show you places …

Europe

Something scorching hot is melting Antarctica from below, and NASA thinks they know what it is

Antarctica is a weird place. Scientists have long studied the behavior of its massive ice sheets and the land underneath them in the hopes of …

Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

Neurophilosophy

US and them: America, the elephant in room at climate talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on an agreement that the president wants no part of.<p>President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris …

Climate

Doctors link alcohol consumption to several cancers

As we head into the holiday season, you may want to keep the following findings in mind before allowing yourself to indulge in an extra festive drink …

Anti-Aging Stem Cell Therapy Shows “Remarkable” Results in Human Trials

The results of two human clinical trials involving elderly patients suffering from frailty showed no adverse side effects and “remarkable” physical …

Clinical Trials