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Baked purple potatoes contain compounds that might destroy colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of cancer, according to a new study supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. Since potatoes -- no matter what kind or colour --...
Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day.   "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder...
American researchers have shed light on the divide between the desire to go on a diet to lose weight and the follow through. According to this study, if a diet doesn't take into account alimenatry preferences it will more likely than not end in...
A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln in the UK has succeeded in identifying the psychological mechanisms that lead to confusion regarding what day of the week it is. The results were published in PLOS ONE...
The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less scarred by sectarianism mean the extremists have so far failed to repeat their Middle Eastern breakthrough.   The jihadist...
Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists want to use as a plebiscite on secession from Spain. The September 27 polls are crucial for the pro-independence parties who...
An Egyptian court sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group Thursday for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official said. Six of those who were on trial are behind bars, while the rest are still...
The Palestinians on Thursday asked the United Nations to allow their flag to be raised at the world body ahead of next month's meeting of heads of state. The move comes as the Palestinians seek to bolster their bid for statehood despite fierce...
An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science...
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state. Speaking to reporters just hours ahead of...