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'This Is Our War.' Steve Bannon Tears Into GOP Agenda
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:00:18 -0400

'This Is Our War.' Steve Bannon Tears Into GOP AgendaHe also called out two sitting senators by name


GM exec calls Elon Musk 'full of crap' on autonomy claims
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:30:00 -0400

GM exec calls Elon Musk 'full of crap' on autonomy claimsGM's head of autonomous integration calls Elon Musk 'full of crap' for claiming Teslas are capable of Level 5 autonomous driving without laser sensors.


Russian supply ship docks at International Space Station
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:59:01 -0400

Russian supply ship docks at International Space StationAn unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering supplies to its six-member crew


Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:27:28 -0400

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migrationROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread.


Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest Deadly Bombings in Somalia
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:51:32 -0400

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest Deadly Bombings in SomaliaThe attacks are among the worst in recent years


'Hungry bear' crisis grips far east Russian region
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:37:55 -0400

'Hungry bear' crisis grips far east Russian regionLarge numbers of hungry, aggressive bears are approaching humans and have killed two people in Russia's far east due to depleting food sources, a forestry worker told AFP Monday. Authorities on Sakhalin island last week said 83 bears had to be shot dead because they were hostile, a figure that has nearly tripled from last year. "This has never happened before," a local forestry worker told AFP, asking not to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the press.


Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50,000 for Harvey relief
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:22:54 -0400

Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50,000 for Harvey reliefAfter Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana in late August, prison inmates in Texas reached out with a helping hand. More than 6,600 incarcerated individuals in Texas dipped into their limited commissary funds to donate to the American Red Cross, pooling together more than $53,000 for Harvey relief efforts, WPXI in Pittsburgh reported today. SEE ALSO: This is how veterans are helping disaster victims The surprising number comes from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson, and the funds were donated between Aug. 31 and Sept. 30. The 6,600 inmates gave an average of $8 per person. That might not sound like much, but prisoners don't have access to their normal bank accounts or cash, which means the funds were all taken out of their commissary funds. Commissary funds are prison-specific money accounts that can be used to purchase small items from prison commissaries (things like cough drops, Oreos, and postage stamps). Prisoners' commissary accounts are usually funded by friends, family members, or through wages made by working prison jobs. Most of the damage that Hurricane Harvey caused was in the area around Houston, Texas, with 89 reported deaths and countless destroyed homes, cars, and more. The devastation sparked an outpouring of support around the world — apparently, even from prisons. WATCH: NFL athlete helps Harvey relief by donating his entire first paycheck


'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger Plane
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:22:07 -0400

'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger PlaneBut everybody on board was OK


Diplomacy With North Korea Will Continue 'Until The First Bomb Drops,' Says Rex Tillerson
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:40 -0400

Diplomacy With North Korea Will Continue 'Until The First Bomb Drops,' Says Rex TillersonHis remarks come in spite of Trump's tweets stating the Secretary of State was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with Kim


Sorry, Kids: Homework Is Good for You, According to New Research
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:13:09 -0400

Sorry, Kids: Homework Is Good for You, According to New ResearchThe dog just ate all your excuses: A new study shows that homework may make students become better people. Kids who do their homework diligently tend to be more conscientious than their peers, according to researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany. After-school assignments don't just have academic effects—they also are linked to kids' motivation to do the right thing and work hard.


The 1 Thing You Could Have in Common With a Serial Killer
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:58:00 -0400

The 1 Thing You Could Have in Common With a Serial KillerEver wondered what motivates someone to commit the most heinous of crimes? We found a few traits that unite them -- and you may have them too.


The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:14 -0400

The Supreme Court Is Allergic To MathThe Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to have a reluctance — even an allergy — to taking math and statistics seriously. For decades, the court has struggled with quantitative evidence of all kinds in a […]


Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:31:08 -0400

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchersBERLIN (AP) — Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years.


Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:43:39 -0400

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beachesSmokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand's most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said. The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province. Its introduction coincides with Thailand's peak tourist season and will be enforced in visitor hotspots including Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Phuket and Phang Nga.


Astronaut Scott Kelly: Survival skills for long-term spac...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0400

Astronaut Scott Kelly: Survival skills for long-term spac...NASA Commander Scott Kelly (retired), "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery" author, talks about the effects on the human body of spending a long time in space, the future of space exploration and funding private space trips.


'Really Horrendous.' Truck Bombing Is Now Deadliest Attack in Somalia
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:55:58 -0400

'Really Horrendous.' Truck Bombing Is Now Deadliest Attack in SomaliaAt least 276 people were killed and more than 300 were injured


One-Month-Old Infant Among 32 Killed in Portugal Wildfires
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:49:06 -0400

One-Month-Old Infant Among 32 Killed in Portugal WildfiresAt least 4 people were killed in neighboring Spain from wildfires


Infection with Rare Virus Traced to Teen's Pet Rats
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:39:00 -0400

Infection with Rare Virus Traced to Teen's Pet RatsA mother and her daughter in Tennessee were infected with a virus rarely seen in the United States, and the culprit seems to be pet rats. The two women tested positive for the Seoul virus, according to a new report, published today (Oct. 12) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Seoul virus is part of the Hantavirus family, a group of viruses that typically infect rodents.


Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:02:34 -0400

Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet"We were more worried because of how panicked they were"


Hillary Clinton Drops In to the U.K. To Explain What Happened
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:35:02 -0400

Hillary Clinton Drops In to the U.K. To Explain What HappenedClinton's book tour took her to Cheltenham and London, where she didn't hold back from criticizing President Trump


Watch the Very Scientific Fidget Spinner Experiment NASA Performed in Space
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Watch the Very Scientific Fidget Spinner Experiment NASA Performed in SpaceAstronauts put a new spin on the trendy toy.


The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:54:59 -0400

The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New RulesEnvironmentalists had used the practice to speed up the regulatory process


The Arctic Doomsday Vault Just Got A Huge New Deposit of Hurricane-Resistant Seeds
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:11:55 -0400

The Arctic Doomsday Vault Just Got A Huge New Deposit of Hurricane-Resistant SeedsA doomsday seed vault designed to withstand global disasters will receive a new deposit of thousands of new samples—including a hurricane resistant bean from Bermuda. The Svalsbard Global Seed Archive contains millions of seed samples from around the world.


Man Recounts Horrific Attack That Killed His Wife, Son and In-Laws
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:59:35 -0400

Man Recounts Horrific Attack That Killed His Wife, Son and In-LawsHe was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, face and arms


The Story Behind the Most Haunting Images of the Rohingya Exodus
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:02:20 -0400

The Story Behind the Most Haunting Images of the Rohingya ExodusKevin Frayer's images show the human toll of the crisis in Bangladesh, where half a million Rohingya have fled attacks in Myanmar.


Our Dolphin Overlords Have Rich, Humanlike Cultures Thanks to Their Giant Brains
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:19 -0400

Our Dolphin Overlords Have Rich, Humanlike Cultures Thanks to Their Giant BrainsCetaceans, the group of animals including dolphins and whales, are intelligent, big-brained creatures with several social behaviors similar to those of humans. Muthukrishna is an assistant professor of economic psychology at the London School of Economics. Some of them have approached the topic by calculating the encephalization quotient—the ratio of actual to predicted brain mass for a given species relative to body mass.


London Police Are Looking Into New Sexual Assault Claims Against Harvey Weinstein
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:10:43 -0400

London Police Are Looking Into New Sexual Assault Claims Against Harvey WeinsteinBritish police are investigating three allegations made by the same woman


Obama Aides Pushed Back on President Trump's Claim He Didn't Call Military Families
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:51:42 -0400

Obama Aides Pushed Back on President Trump's Claim He Didn't Call Military FamiliesTrump walked back the claims after he was pressed for clarification


Musk's Reusable Rockets Win U.S. Air Force General's Endorsement
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:30:10 -0400

Musk's Reusable Rockets Win U.S. Air Force General's EndorsementThe head of U.S. Air Force Space Command said he’s “completely committed” to launching future missions with recycled rockets like those championed by SpaceX’s Elon Musk as the military looks to drive down ...


Everything With Wi-Fi Has a Newly Discovered Security Flaw. Here's How to Protect Yourself
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:18:50 -0400

Everything With Wi-Fi Has a Newly Discovered Security Flaw. Here's How to Protect YourselfWhat to know and do to safeguard your devices



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