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Watch: Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsburg Discuss the Increasing Threat of Nuclear War -- and the Disturbing Result of the Syria Strikes Corporate Media Is Ignoring

Renowned academic and political analyst Noam Chomsky recently spoke about a disturbing upshot of the Syria strikes. But despite the British media giving near wall-to-wall coverage of the strikes themselves, it’s been very quiet about this concerning effect.

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Mixing Energy Drinks With Booze May Affect Adolescent Brains Like Cocaine

Vodka Red Bull, Jägerbombs and numerous strange brews in colourful bottles are standard fare for many people on a night out. But now it appears that mixing alcohol and caffeine-containing energy drinks may cause changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, according to research published in the U.S.

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Widespread Starvation Could Be a Reality Before the End of the Century

A shocking new study by researchers at the University of Arizona underscores the alarming possibility that, by 2070, widespread starvation could plague the planet. Unless CO2 emissions are kept at zero by 2070, global warming could threaten the wild relatives of staple foods such as wheat and rice, which make up half of all the calories consumed by humans.

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The FDA Approved a Controversial Dieting Device That Pumps Your Stomach After Eating

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a bizarre new weight loss device that allows obese patients to pump partially digested food directly out of their own stomachs and into the toilet as soon as they have finished eating, and it’s making medical experts queasy.

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Documents Reveal David Cameron's Own Office Had Ties to Far Right Extremists Banned by Theresa May

Documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) confirm that the Office of the Prime Minister had direct communications with a notorious anti-Muslim campaigner, linked to far-right extremists in the US and Europe.

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New Evidence Shows Eating This Food Group Can Help Lead to a Longer, Healthier Life

Increasing the amount of whole grains you eat is good for your health, and the more you eat the greater the health benefits. For every 48 grams of whole grains consumed per day, there is a 25% decline in cardiovascular disease-related deaths, and a 20% decrease in the number of total deaths (deaths due to all causes).

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The Dung Diet: Would You Eat Someone Else’s Poo to Lose Weight?

It’s January, and you probably know at least one person who has vowed to lose weight this year. Perhaps you have. Weight loss is the most common New Year’s resolution in the US, accounting for 21% of people’s annual goals.

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10 of the Most Amazing Science Stories of 2015 (VIDEO)

In 2015 we read about exploring the solar system, visiting comets and discovering sub-atomic particles. How scientists edited genomes, discovered a new human ancestor and figured out how to grow vocal cords from scratch. And we watched as world leaders tried to come to an agreement on how to halt climate change.

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The Truth About E-Cigarettes: Are They Really Safer Than Real Ones?

Since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2004, their use has grown dramatically, with a number of people using them to stop smoking. A recent US study highlighted the presence of dangerous chemicals in e-cigarettes that are linked to serious lung diseases. However, with what is known about e-cigarettes already- that they are ‘safer’ than traditional cigarettes- these findings have to be interpreted cautiously and they show that the US may have a lot to learn from the UK in how to roll out this alternative to the dangerous tobacco industry.

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ISIS Twitter Accounts Traced Back to UK Government by Hackers

A group of online computer experts has traced a number of ISIS-run social media accounts back to a government office in Westminster. Specifically, the Department of Work and Pensions, run by Iain Duncan Smith.

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