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It’s not you, it’s your brain shape: David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s political differences could be reflected by their grey matter Politics can influence people in how they choose their social circle, what causes they support and even their choice of partner. But now scientists believe that political thinking can even affect the brain, after..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
The mention of Bavaria may still conjure up images of rowdy beer halls, oompah bands and red-cheeked folk in dirndl and lederhosen, but the state capital, Munich, is revamping itself as Germany’s answer to silicon valley. While Bavaria may be better known worldwide for beer, dirndls and traditional folk dancing, it is now reinventing..
His current high profile in the public consciousness is as the speech-afflicted central character in the film of the year. But George VI captured a new chapter in history yesterday – as the merciful monarch who spared a German Jewish refugee from the gallows in wartime Britain. As Germany, like the rest of the world,..
Zombie ants: Identified from samples collected at two sites in Brazil’s tropical rain forest, each of the four fungus species specializes in controlling a different species of carpenter ant, creating Zombie ants. The world just got a little weirder: Scientists have identified four new species of brain-controlling fungi that turn ants into zombies that do..
Two thirds of Americans surveyed in a Marist Poll said 65 is the age when drivers should have to retake their road test. Younger Americans are more in favor of the requirement, 84 percent below the age of 30 and 76 percent aged 30 to 44, while 62 percent of those aged between 45 and..
The golf carts that its residents drive; the name, which only a wide-eyed property agent could truly love; the fact that it sometimes seems like a "Pleasantville" version of Hong Kong, where everyone speaks English and works a white-collar job. But let’s give poor Disco Bay a break. It’s actually a very enjoyable place to..
This is supposed to be a ‘squirrel proof’ bird feeder, but it didn’t out-smart one particularly crafty critter when he turned up in a British garden. The feeder had flummoxed his friends but this clever creature was determined not to be beaten. After some careful negotiation of the extraordinary-looking feeder in front of him, the..
If you think it’s hard to swallow the concept of dark matter, you’re not alone. Decades ago, a few astronomers began to suspect that the universe was swarming with some mysterious, invisible substance that was yanking galaxies around with its own powerful gravity. And for those same decades, most of those astronomers’ colleagues dismissed the..
By Hamid Dabashi A dictator has fallen. A people are freed. The sky is the limit of their dream, and the dream of the rest of the world celebrating with them. How will history judge President Barack Obama’s response to the seismic changes that have happened in Egypt? Observers around the globe are comparing the..
Here’s Michelle Obama’s advice for couples this Valentine’s Day: laugh with your partner. She says it’s what she and President Barack Obama do, and it seems to be working. Their marriage, although tested throughout the years by his political ambitions — for the Illinois Senate, the U.S. Senate and later president — is going on..
A 12-year-old whizzkid has been hailed as the youngest person in Britain to develop an iPhone app. Thomas Goodenough developed an application which gives users a tour of an air ambulance and even allows them to become virtual ‘pilots’. Young inventor: Thomas Goodenough’s air ambulance app is being downloaded 150 times a day The app..
Facebook makes it pretty easy to deactivate your account which will temporarily hide your information. However, if you want to permanently remove your information, the “permanent delete” option is much harder to find. This article will cover two easy ways to erase your Facebook account so you can Quit Facebook forever. Remove Facebook Connect logins...