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Psychologist Explains What Causes People to Snap After Being in War Zones

Shootings at military installations are not uncommon. Last year, a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard left 12 people dead, and two people were killed at the Quantico Marine corps base in Virginia.<p>In 2009, there was the Fort Hood shooting that killed 13, and in the 1990s there were shootings at …

Yanukovych: 'I Was Wrong' To Ask Russian Troops Into Crimea

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted after asking Russian troops into Crimea, admits that his decision was wrong, calling Moscow's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula "a major tragedy."<p>In an interview with The Associated Press and Russian channel NTV, he said he made a …

Speedy Human Tricks: The Magical Things We Can Do Without Machines

Machines have more than proven their self-worth among manufacturers of the modern age. While I may not be old enough to remember a time where …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

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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 …

Amazon Fire TV 'a great experience for the user'

Amazon has launched an internet-connected TV set-top box as it vies with Apple and Google to gain a share of the lucrative television market.<p>Dubbed Amazon Fire TV, the device is a small black box similar to Apple TV. It will cost $99 (£59) and is available immediately in the US.<p>Dave Limp, vice …

Wearable Tech Isn't Just Fashionable, It's Improving Lives

Wearable technology can be beautiful. If you don't believe me, check out the new Pebble Steel smartwatch that premiered at CES this year, or take a …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

Collecting the sun<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on artificial solar power. The reason why not yet every house has a solar panel on its roof is the cost. But instead of covering a whole panel with …

Americans agree: legal weed is coming

How Americans think about weed is changing. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 75 percent of Americans believe selling and using marijuana will eventually be legalized. Of the people surveyed, both the majority of people for and against legalized weed agree that it is coming.<p>The …

Malaysian Official: Fate Of MH370 May Never Be Known

With no wreckage found yet that can be linked to Flight MH370 and time beginning to run out for a homing beacon on the 'black box' flight data recorder, Malaysia's police chief says the mystery of the missing airliner may never be solved.<p>Khalid Abu Bakar says the criminal investigation into the …

Putin and Wife Officially Divorce

A Sweet Museum For Kids Inspired By Candy

Fact: Kids love candy. So when designing a building that’s aimed at children, you should definitely, definitely make it look like candy.<p>Sports, a Los Angeles-based design collaborative, harnessed the sweet pull of candy in a proposal for a new children’s museum in Louisville, Kentucky. The design …

Family pay tribute to 'princess who dreamed of being Prime Minister'

Schools across Edinburgh checked after pupil dies when free-standing wall collapses<p>A pupil who died when a wall collapsed in her school changing room has been described by her family as a “princess who dreamed of being Prime Minister”.<p>Keane Wallis-Bennett, a 12-year-old first year pupil, was …

5 Easy Tricks To Help You Get The Best Night's Sleep Ever

If you're looking to get a better night's sleep, psychologist Richard Wiseman has some tips for you.<p>His latest Quirkology video is filled with hacks to get the best snooze possible, from his recent book Night School.<p>Here are some of the best tricks:<p>The specific wavelength of blue light put off by …

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Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days - NATO general | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia has massed all the forces it needs on Ukraine’s border if it were to decide to carry out an “incursion” into the country, and it could achieve its objective in three to five days, NATO’s top military commander said on Wednesday.<p>Calling the situation “incredibly …

Syria's Assad Praises Putin for Changing World Order

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad has heaped praise on key ally Vladimir Putin, following Russia's annexation of Crimea.<p>Speaking as a Russian …

Britain to have just one remaining coal pit after UK Coal announces closures

Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, which employs 700 people, and Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire, which employs 600 people, will close within 18 months at the latest<p>Just one deep coal mine will be left in Britain by the end of next year after the UK’s largest coal producer announced plans to …

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Anguish of the mothers forced to hand over their children: Heartbreaking moments parents say goodbye to their sons and daughters at China's 'baby hatches'

• <b>The images were taken at a centre in Guangzhou, southern China</b>• <b><br>It is one of 25 such hatch facilities in mainland China, spanning 10 provinces</b>• <b><br>Photos</b> …