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  • What's The Difference Between Brown And White Sugar?

    We know that, scientifically speaking, brown sugar makes better song lyrics than white sugar, but what is the actual chemical difference between the two? Learn why brown sugar clumps up, how you can unclump it, and what it’s good for.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:03 AM

  • Why Do Archaeological Fraudsters Deceive Us?

    Bad science makes for good stories.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:00 AM

  • Goldman In Ventureland

    The inside story of how — and why — Goldman Sachs became a tech-investing powerhouse

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 04:00 AM

  • The Mind-Bending Science Of Awe

    Awe is not an everyday emotion. You don't wake up awestruck. A satisfying lunch doesn't leave you filled with awe. Even a great day is unlikely to leave you in a state of jaw-dropped, consciousness-opening fear and trembling. Perhaps that's why, up until about ten years ago, psychology had surprisin…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 03:00 AM

  • Welcome To The Quietest Square Inch In The US

    And meet the man who’s made it his mission to keep it that way.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 01:57 AM

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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teac…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mist…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

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  • Turkish Jets Attack Kurdish Rebel Targets In Iraq, Official Says

    Thumbnail ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A government official says Turkish jets have hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group.The warplanes pounded about half a dozen positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, the official told The Associated Press Wedne…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:31 AM

  • If Teachers Were Treated Like Pro Athletes, According To 'Key & Peele'

    Thumbnail What if teachers were treated like pro athletes? That’s the premise behind this spot-on “Key & Peele” sketch.In the clip, the comedic duo reports on “the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching” on the show “TeachingCenter.”Watch for some hefty paychecks, the highly-anticipated Hi…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 04:56 AM

  • Divers Find Giant Floating Blob, Have No Idea What It Is

    Thumbnail While underwater off the coast of Turkey, a group of divers encountered a translucent blob about the size of a car.The blob felt “very soft,” divers said, and appeared “gelatinous.” From afar, the mass looked almost invisible, but up close, the group spotted countless little dots floating in the 13…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 04:51 AM

  • Jon Stewart Offers Highly Detailed 'F**k, Marry, Kill' Answers

    ThumbnailJon Stewart has a little more than a week to go before his tenure as Daily Show host runs out, and people want answers.What's he always scribbling on those blue pages? Who were his favorite guests? And if given the choice of Larry Wilmore, John Oliver and Stephen Colbert, who would he fuck, marry an…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 04:23 AM

  • Father Accused Of Allowing Men To Repeatedly Sexually Abuse His Daughter Over Past 2 Years

    Thumbnail PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been accused of allowing seven men to repeatedly sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years.Western Australia police charged all eight men on Wednesday with more than 500 child sex offenses.Police arrested the men after receiving a…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 03:55 AM

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  • Tongaat should fund 2018 election campaign says Mahofa

    Sugar milling giant Tongaat Hulett should fund Zanu (PF)'s election campaign in 2018 in return for favours from the state, Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Shuvai Mahofa has said.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:30 AM

  • MDC-T still to boycott polls

    The MDC-T has not abandoned its election boycott pending electoral reforms, contrary to media reports.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 04:00 AM

  • CIO wades into Kombi corruption battle

    Operatives from the Central Intelligence Organisation here have embarked on a scheme to silence commuter omnibus operators who are fighting corrupt authorities.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 02:30 AM

  • Army under fire over truck imports

    The Defence Force has come under fire from the business community for importing vehicles that are assembled and available locally and for defying the Presidential Decree that compels all government departments, parastatals and local authorities to purchase 80% of their vehicles locally.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 01:00 AM

  • Cecil hunters in court tomorrow

    The killing of world famous Zimbabwean lion, Cecil, may represent just the tip of the iceberg, the president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, Emmanuel Fundira has said.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 01:22 PM

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  • Beach death man 'popular and gifted'

    ThumbnailTributes are paid to a popular and gifted man who died after getting into difficulties on a Gower beach.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

  • Man Booker Prize announces longlist

    ThumbnailThe 13 books longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize are announced, with previous winner Anne Enright among those in contention.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:01 AM

  • £110m Factory arts venue approved

    ThumbnailPlans for a new £110m theatre and arts venue at the site of the former Granada TV studios in Manchester are approved by the city council.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:58 AM

  • Personal insolvency at 10-year low

    ThumbnailThe number of people being declared insolvent falls to its lowest level for nearly a decade, figures from the Insolvency Service show.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:57 AM

  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'is dead'

    Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has died, Afghan government sources say, but the militant group has not commented.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:47 AM

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BBC News Videos

  • VIDEO: How migrants enter tunnel site
    The BBC's Peter Whittlesea explains the route migrants take to gain access to the railway tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 03:46 AM

  • VIDEO: New CCTV released in Sandra Bland case
    Texas police release video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 02:27 AM

  • VIDEO: Can mini printer reinvent instant snaps?
    The BBC's John Maguire's reports on how new mobile phone technology could be helping with the reintroduction of printed photos.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 01:54 AM

  • VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant
    An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 01:42 AM

  • VIDEO: US hunter 'regrets' killing Cecil
    US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 01:02 AM

  • VIDEO: Rory gets a Windows 10 crash course
    Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 11:00 PM

  • VIDEO: The rise and fall of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
    BBC News charts the rise and fall of Colonel Gaddafi's favourite son.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 08:23 PM

  • VIDEO: Human trafficking in 60 secs
    The BBC looks at the extent of human trafficking across the globe.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 06:16 PM

  • VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?
    Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 06:04 PM

  • VIDEO: Iris Apfel: 'Dressing up should be fun'
    Newsnight speaks to fashion icon Iris Apfel

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 06:03 PM

  • VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons
    More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 05:07 PM

  • VIDEO: Massive hunt for 'lion' in Milwaukee
    Authorities in Milwaukee are search for what appears to be a lion, after grainy footage of a large animal was captured by a member of the public.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 04:02 PM

  • VIDEO: Virgin Galactic crash: Brakes blamed
    Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 02:12 PM

  • VIDEO: Iran's quest to engage with the world
    Iran has announced plans for wide-ranging talks with the European Union following the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 01:17 PM

  • VIDEO: Migrants scale Channel Tunnel fence
    Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has said.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 12:41 PM

  • VIDEO: Welsh tearooms popular in Patagonia
    Welsh tearooms are somewhat of a phenomenon in parts of Patagonia, Argentina, the BBC's Steffan Messenger finds.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 10:31 AM

  • VIDEO: Remains of first US colonists identified
    Scientists have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 10:30 AM

  • VIDEO: 'Chaotic end to a long trial'
    A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 09:36 AM

  • VIDEO: Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Erdogan
    Turkey's president says Kurdish attacks on Turkish targets make peace impossible, as Nato members discuss its campaigns against border militants.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 09:18 AM

  • VIDEO: 'Greece being denied democracy'
    Syriza's Stathis Kouvelakis says the majority of the party's central committee are against the current bailout deal

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 08:48 AM

  • VIDEO: 'Nobody should be president for life'
    US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, and says 'nobody should be president for life'.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 07:59 AM

  • VIDEO: 'This has divided us for too long'
    The Boy Scouts of America votes to lift its ban on gay people serving as adult leaders in the organisation.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 04:53 AM

  • VIDEO: 'Mass grave' at Colombia landfill site
    Forensic experts in Colombia have begun a search for hundreds of bodies at a landfill site, believed to be one of the largest urban mass graves in the world, as Natalio Cosoy reports.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 04:36 AM

  • VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda
    At nearly 37 years of age, Jia Jia is thought to be the oldest panda ever kept in captivity.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 03:11 AM

  • VIDEO: Libyans suffering in turbulent Tripoli
    The regime of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya ended four years ago. It is now a divided country with two rival governments and its people are struggling to rebuild their lives.

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 05:06 PM

  • VIDEO: How India police siege unfolded
    At least ten people have died in the Indian state of Punjab after security forces brought an end to a siege at a police station.

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 04:19 PM

  • VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market
    Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 12:47 PM

  • VIDEO: Kenyans, cartoons and satirising Obama
    Barack Obama was given a homecoming welcome during a visit to Kenya, but the country's political cartoonists still have fun satirising the US president.

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 10:41 AM


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  • Military helicopter in Laos carrying 23 remains missing

    ThumbnailAndrew V. PestanoVIENTIANE, Laos, July 29 (UPI) -- A military helicopter in Laos carrying 23 people has been missing for days, fueling speculation that the aircraft crashed soon after take-off.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:51 AM

  • Turkish oil pipeline from Iraq bombed

    ThumbnailDaniel J. GraeberANKARA, Turkey, July 29 (UPI) -- For the second consecutive day, pipelines running through southern Turkey have become the target of militant campaigns drawing attention from NATO.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:39 AM

  • Napa Valley fire reignites, hundreds more evacuated

    ThumbnailAmy R. ConnollySACRAMENTO, July 29 (UPI) -- A fire in California's Napa Valley that was nearly contained flared up late Tuesday, forcing hundreds out of their homes.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:33 AM

  • Chevron aims at cost reductions of $1 billion

    ThumbnailDaniel J. GraeberSAN RAMON, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- Chevron said it was enacting a hiring freeze at its corporate centers as part of an effort to slash costs by about $1 billion in the weakened market.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:13 AM

  • UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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  • Windows 10 launch is a 'new era', says Microsoft boss
    Cerrahi News posted a photo: Windows 10 represents a “new era” intended for personal processing, Microsoft’s chief executive has said. The application, launched worldwide on Friday, is the business’s attempt in order to reverse their fortunes within the mobile business. Windows 10 will likely be...…

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  • Infographic: Tips For Traveling With Young Children

    Family vacations can be a time for bonding and building lasting memories, but when young children are involved, trips can also be stressful to plan and execute. Here are The Onion’s tips for traveling with kids:Your children should know what to expect on their first flight, so sit down with them bef…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

  • News in Brief: Area Man Still Talking About Crazy Productive Afternoon 4 Months Ago

    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—Repeatedly referring to himself as “on fire” and “in the zone” on that particular day, local office worker Kenneth Michelson was reportedly still talking this week about an incredibly productive afternoon he had nearly four months ago. “You wouldn’t believe all the work I got done…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

  • American Voices: Boston Pulls Bid For 2024 Olympics

    After months of failing to gain public support among taxpayers who fear they will foot the bill for the event, bidding group Boston 2024 ended its initiative to bring the Olympic Games to Boston, with many speculating that Los Angeles will soon mount its own bid to host. What do you think?

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 04:17 PM

  • Infographic: What It Costs To Host The Olympic Games

    Boston announced this week it will pull its bid for the 2024 Olympics, due in part to the huge costs associated with the games that could become a taxpayer burden. Here is a breakdown of what the Olympics cost their host cities:$300 million: Regulation track-and-field stadium the entire community wi…

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 02:45 PM

  • News in Brief: Woman Relieved Soulmate Turned Out To Be In Same Socioeconomic Bracket

    SAN JOSE, CA—Noting how lucky she was to have finally found the one she was meant to be with forever, local woman Julie Winters told reporters Tuesday she was relieved that her true soulmate also happened to have the same socioeconomic status as she does. “From the moment I met David, I knew we were…

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 01:47 PM

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  • The Black and Gold Butcher Block Workspace

    Many of the most striking workspaces are centered around a custom-made, unique desk, like the one above for today’s featured workspace.Read more...

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 07:00 PM

  • Secure Your Dog's Leash to Just About Anything with a Carabiner

    When you’re walking your dog and want to stop somewhere for a few minutes to rest or chat with a neighbor, a carabiner makes it easy to secure a leash to a fencepost or bench leg.Read more...

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 06:00 PM

  • The right music can set the mood for anything.

    The right music can set the mood for anything. Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, we’re crafting the perfect “getting busy” playlist—with some song recommendations of our own.Read more...

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 05:55 PM

  • Build an Indoor Garden Monitor for Checking Light and Soil Conditions

    If don’t have much of a green thumb, this Arduino-based monitor lets you know if your indoor plants are getting enough water and light. And even if you don’t need the gardening help, it’s a nifty little Arduino project.Read more...

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 05:00 PM

  • Most Popular Way to Share Playlists: Spotify Shared Playlists

    If you want to share music with friends, whole playlists with a party full of people, or just give everyone a turn at playing DJ, you have lots of tools to help. Last week we asked for your favorites , then looked at the five best ways to share playlists . Now? Your favorite. Read more...

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 04:30 PM

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  • 6 delightful regional cuisines that don't get enough love

    ThumbnailImage: Mashable Composite, lim_sungeunee on Instagram, audeevillaraza on InstagramSome foods always get to sit at the cool kids table Tapas, classical French cuisine and rustic Italian places are constantly heralded as can't miss and have lines out the door. Meanwhile, the little Indian-Chinese joi…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:02 AM

  • Hands-on with Motorola's color-crazy 3rd-gen Moto G

    ThumbnailThe Moto X Style/Pure Edition may be Motorola's flagship darling, but the Moto G is the company's best-selling smartphone to date mainly because it only costs $179.99. For its third iteration, the price stays the same, but the phone's design and upgraded internals have been polished. It's a win-win…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:22 AM

  • How to stop a baby from using a pacifier and other parenting lifehacks

    ThumbnailComedy duo Tripp and Tyler of The Tripp and Tyler Show, formerly known as “Don’t Be That Guy,” have a bunch of time-saving life hacks. In this episode, Tripp has some news...which leads to a conversation about dads and parents and parenting including tips for parents on how to childproof a lock or…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:17 AM

  • When horses went to war, circus elephants plowed the fields

    Thumbnailc. 1915An elephant from a Belgian zoo is put to work on a Belgian farm during World War I.Image: Adoc-photos/CorbisIn Great Britain, men and horses are at the front, while women — and even elephants — are plowing the ground and making every fertile acre produce.Popular Mechanics, May 1917When World…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 05:05 AM

  • British university gives gull-conquering owl 'Yoda' a library card

    ThumbnailLONDON – It's not every day you're honoured with a library card in recognition of the work you do, especially when you're an owl. See also: Mysterious pink pigeons are being spotted across Britain The University of Bath, clearly recognising just how tragically under-represented our feathered friends…

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 04:41 AM

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