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The authors of a controversial Facebook study are apologizing after an effort to see if emotional states are contagious caused quite a stir over the weekend.
Facebook was abuzz with complaints over the weekend after it was …Continue
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ISIS, the Islamist terror group that now controls much of Syria and Iraq, poses an “extremely high” terror threat to U.S. targets, and has the bomb-making skills…Continue
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Previously undisclosed files leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden now show that the United States National Security Agency has been authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries.
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People with mental illnesses could could be targeted as one of the groups of people to lose the Disability Support Pension (DSP), the head of a government review of the welfare system has suggested.
Patrick McClure, whose interim report was released on Sunday, also said people would “not necessarily be better…Continue
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You’re about to meet the swimming pool of the future – only this kind is not your typical backyard pool. Instead of using chemicals, this pool is not only much less costly than the traditional pool, but it’s made with natural clear water. Handmade by David Pagan Butler, this awesome new invention will hopefully…Continue
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Arguably, taking that first step out of the shower is one of the lowest points of the day. It is possible to make that transition from “insanely comfortable shower time” to “everything else you absolutely have to do with your life” a little easier by stepping out onto a lush, comfortable shower mat covered in…Continue
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Facebook is locked in a legal battle over a court ruling that forced the site to hand over data from almost 400 profiles to authorities. The social media site argues the decision is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment.
Last summer, a New York court ordered Facebook to release data from the…Continue
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Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants, while party leaders pursued talks to end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s rule, which is seen as highly divisive.
Politicians in Baghdad and around the world have warned that as…Continue
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Up to 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant children will be moved from the Texas-Mexico border to temporary housing facilitates in Dallas County by the end of July, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, as quoted by AP. The decision aims to improve the conditions of the children. The kids will be spending around three…Continue
The first ten Russian Sukhoi (Su-24) fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS.
“The fighter jets landed today in the morning on different military…Continue
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A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed into the United States early Thursday and fired on two US Border Patrol agents.
Andy Adame, a spokesperson for US Border Patrol, said in a statement issued soon afterward that the incident had indeed occurred and that the two government agents targeted were not…Continue
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The Supreme Court delivered a blow Thursday to President Obama, ruling that he went too far in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. …Continue
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Sixty-six percent of Russian citizens want Vladimir Putin to continue at his presidential post for the next term, the latest opinion poll shows. The respondents especially praised his efforts in foreign policy and in strengthening Russian military.
According to the Public Opinion foundation, two thirds of…Continue
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Julian Assange’s lawyers are demanding Swedish prosecutors reveal texts from the woman in the ‘rape’ scandal, currently hanging over the WikiLeaks founder. Changes in the law allow this and the defense team is appealing to cancel the arrest warrant.
"There is now a law which says that prosecutors in Sweden…Continue
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This study conclusively demonstrates that unfounded fear of government is a recognizable mental illness, closely related to paranoid schizophrenia. Anti-Government Phobia (AGP) differs from most mental illnesses, however, in that it is highly infectious and has an acute onset. Symptoms include extreme suspiciousness,…Continue
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President Vladimir Putin has proposed that the upper house call off the March 1 resolution allowing the head of state to use the armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, said presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“Because of the beginning of the three-party talks to settle down the situation in the…Continue
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The American Civil Liberties Union released a report on Tuesday about the increasing militarization of the country’s police departments. The Massachusetts chapter has sued a Baystate SWAT team agency for refusing to release records for the report.
The national ACLU report, called ‘War Comes Home: The Excessive…Continue
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It is always nice to hear businesses creating their products in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, and the French winery Château Maris is a great example of it. Château Maris is an organic and biodynamic winery, since their cellar was constructed using bricks made of organic hemp and lime. They also…Continue
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The increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria poses a major
healthcare threat. In the face of an almost complete absence of
new antimicrobial drugs in development, antibiotic resistance
(ABR) has become one of the main public health problems of our
time. Antibiotics are a unique class of medications because of…
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A new study suggests that tiny deertick bites may not be the only risk factor when it comes to Lyme disease transmission—the disease may be sexually transmitted.
Lyme disease is caused by a…Continue
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