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Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say …

Sleep

Science Says These 3 Things About Having a Beard at Work

To shave, or not to shave? That is the question.<p>Over the past few years, men have been seriously bucking the clean-shaven-for-work rule (thanks, Harry's and Dollar Shave Club). If you're not sure whether it's time for you to follow suit, though, science might help you make a final call.<p><b>1. Age,</b> …

Men's Fashion

​We Can’t Commit to One Person Because There’s Always Someone Better, Says Science

Confirming what we already know: social media is a plague on relationships.<p><b>Read more: Are Young People Really More Open to Polyamory, or Do We Just Like to Cheat?</b><p>In what comes as zero surprise to anybody under the age of 40, a new study looking at long-term relationships found that the reason we …

Relationships

The US has been trying to buy peace in Afghanistan — and it's running out of cash

And now an international effort designed to reduce violence by disarming and de-radicalizing Taliban militants is about to run out of cash.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> reports that the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program, a six-year-old effort that the U.S. and other countries have funded with about …

Afghanistan

Terrorists may have brought down EgyptAir flight, officials say

Nearly four hours into a flight from Paris to Cairo, an Egyptian passenger plane with 66 people aboard abruptly swerved and plunged thousands of feet before vanishing from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.<p>The disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was the third major air …

Airplanes

NASA And Australia Successfully Test A Hypersonic Rocket

It could revolutionize warfare, air travel, and space travel<p>Humans have only flown for a few centuries. Balloons, the earliest human fliers, were not what anyone would call fast. Airplanes, first flown in 1903, started slow, and even now, the majority of human flight is subsonic, with only the …

Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir'

His riotous story of two buddies on a wine-and-women odyssey intoxicated the world. As Sideways hits the stage, Rex Pickett recalls how he went from debt-ridden divorcee to the toast of Hollywood<p>In 1998, my life was in the proverbial Dixie dumpster. I was living in Santa Monica in a rent-controlled …

iOS 9 adoption hits 84 percent, weeks before iOS 10 arrives

With WWDC (and, presumably, iOS 10’s debut) weeks away, Apple has revealed that 84 percent of possible users are now upgraded to iOS 9, currently the latest version of its mobile OS.<p>For those keeping track at home, not only is that an extra 4 percent increase from the numbers announced at Apple’s …

Android Marshmallow

Google Play will soon let you join Android app beta programs

Developers know how important it is to test their apps with as many people as possible before releasing it to the public. This is especially true for Android software, as the platform supports such a vast range of devices and versions at any given time.<p>The current process of inviting users to join …

Apps

Google wants to effectively kill Flash, Chrome will default to HTML5 by Q4 2016

Google wields a lot of influence on the web as the developer of the most popular desktop browser in the world. As detailed in a draft proposal (via <i>Venture Beat</i>), the company wants to effectively kill Flash by blocking the plugin and prioritizing HTML5 by the end of the year.<p>The plan has yet to be …

Software

Google Chrome plans to start blocking Flash, with a few exceptions

It's no secret that Flash is slowly going the way of the dodo, but Google's Chrome will likely accelerate that processes by blocking Flash content on …

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