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Researchers say even young children may resort to hurting themselves if they haven’t learned how to properly deal with stress and frustration A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that children as young as 7 are cutting, burning, or hitting themselves as a way to deal with emotional pain. Researchers say that parents..
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]
Mosquitoes thrive in rainy climates, even though a typical raindrop can weigh up to 50 times as much as the insect. Scientists have thus long pondered how mosquitoes can fly through a rainstorm without getting killed by such collisions, the impact of which is comparable to a human being hit by a bus. The short..
There’s a kid named Caine Monroy. He made an arcade in his dad’s auto parts store. Out of cardboard boxes. Caine clearly has a heart of gold, and it shines through in this video. But it’s also a stunning portrayal of a young entrepreneur in action. Where the layman sees a pile of beat up..
Women sleep better, women have better health, and women live longer. According to associate professor Daniel J. Bice, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, all these things are connected with each other. Moreover, even in the families with little children, mothers sleep much better than dads. The doctors from the University of Pittsburgh..
The statue oddly reminiscent of Alexander the Great in Skopje has reignited debate with Greece over the Macedonian name. Lookalike statue reignites debate with Greece over Macedonian name as Skopje locals dismiss works as nationalistic kitsch In a move that has upset the Greeks, Alexander the Great has made a huge comeback in Macedonia. A..
Send the Hill to Hogwarts BY DAVID J. ROTHKOPF This week marks the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, the eighth installment of the most successful series in movie history. As such, it offers a useful comparison in the differences between what makes a successful summer blockbuster in Hollywood and what..
On average, a French adult is said to consume no more than one bottle of wine a week. It’s just as well the French are losing their taste for wine because many labels are now unaffordable . They order this matter,” said Lawrence Sterne, at the beginning of his 18th-century Sentimental Journey, “better in France”...
While we go on waging unwinnable wars on false premises, the Pentagon papers tell us we must not wait 40 years for the truth Daniel Ellsberg Viet Cong guerrilla suspects led by US infantrymen to an interrogation point near Long Thanh, 40 miles southwest of Saigon, during the Vietnam war on 1 February 1966. Reflecting..
The Obama administration is freely giving Russia sensitive information about missile defense that weakens U.S. national security. President Barack Obama’s administration10:02 2011-6-8 recently threatened to veto the defense budget, citing "serious concerns" over provisions that limit the U.S. missile defense know-how that the White House is permitted to share with Moscow. This is the sort..
Musicians aged 45 to 65 excel in memory and hearing speech in noise compared to non-musician, researchers say Learning to play a musical instrument helps keep people young, according to a new study. Researchers found that musicians aged 45 to 65 excel in memory and hearing speech in noise compared to non-musicians. While a growing..
Study: Left-handed people who watched an eight-minute clip of The Silence Of The Lambs (pictured) showed more symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder than right-handers Left-handed people get more scared than those who are right-handed, psychologists have concluded. Lefties who watched an eight-minute clip of horror film The Silence of the Lambs showed more symptoms..
Obama’s birth certificate, on which it says he was born to Ann Dunham (pictured) in Hawaii, may not appease birthers who continue to question his eligibility for the presidency. That’s a relief. The 44th president of the United States, commander-in-chief of the world’s mightiest fighting force and leader of its sole superpower is a natural-born..