It's Rice Vs. Seaweed Vs. Solar ATMs For A $1 Million Prize
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:27:16 -0400
The Hult Prize goes to a team of student entrepreneurs with an idea that will make the world a better place. Former President Clinton was on hand to announce the winner.
Bill Cosby Sentenced To At Least 3 Years In State Prison
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:15:39 -0400
Cosby, 81, is the first celebrity to be sent to prison in the #MeToo era. The sentence completes the TV dad's stunning fall from groundbreaking cultural icon to convicted sex offender.
Building A Better Mosquito Trap — One Scientist Thinks He's Done It
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:08:00 -0400
A researcher in Australia has invented a low-tech, insecticide-free trap that might be able to reduce bites from a particularly pesky mosquito in some neighborhoods.
Andrea Kremer And Hannah Storm Will Be First Female Duo To Call An NFL Game
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:43:00 -0400
There was a decidedly mixed reaction when Amazon Prime Video said it planned to offer the pair as a streaming alternative to the Fox TV broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
Swedish Politics In Chaos As Parliament Votes Out Prime Minister
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:52:10 -0400
This month's national election resulted in a hung parliament, after a far-right party made gains. Now, Premier Stefan Löfven has lost a confidence vote and the shape of a future government is murky.
Maldives Police Use Pickaxes To Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:58:30 -0400
The 20-foot-tall stainless steel cube was decorated with life-size human statues and semi-submerged in a coral lagoon. The artwork was criticized because it depicted human figures.
Trump On 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser: 'Totally Inebriated And All Messed Up'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:40:00 -0400
At the U.N. on Tuesday, the president attacked a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's and called her accusation that the Supreme Court nominee exposed himself to her part of a Democratic "con game."
Trump Shrugs Off Laughter At U.N.: 'Didn't Expect That Reaction, But That's OK'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:53:00 -0400
Trump boasted to the General Assembly that he's accomplished more than almost any previous administration — a claim that prompted laughter from the assembled diplomats and other world leaders.
Michael Kors Buys Italy's Versace Fashion House For $2.12 Billion
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:46:00 -0400
Michael Kors says it wants to add about 100 Versace stores worldwide to reach a goal of 300. It also plans to focus more on accessories and shoes.
Instagram Co-Founders To Step Down
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:40:51 -0400
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the popular photo-sharing app company Tuesday, saying they plan to leave in the coming weeks to pursue other projects.
Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:24:00 -0400
Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed his nation had successfully tested a nuclear-powered weapon. Satellite imagery suggests it may not have gone so well.
Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:07:00 -0400
The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.
Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:03:00 -0400
Real space travel will necessitate interplanetary gas stations on the moon, or on asteroids. A Colorado university has launched the first degree program in "space mining."
Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living 'Evacuation Ready'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:03:00 -0400
More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice.
Rob Goldstone On His Infamous Russia Email: 'I Had No Idea What I Was Talking About'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:01:00 -0400
The music publicist spoke to NPR ahead of the release of his new book: Pop Stars, Pageants and Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life.