Aidan Heximer

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Trump to celebrities threatening to emigrate to Canada: Go

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump has a message for some of the celebrities musing about leaving for Canada if he’s elected president: Don’t let the door hit …

Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the rotting carcass of a 30-ton gray whale that washed up on a California beach will be cut up and …

Israeli prime minister rejects French peace conference initiative

Israel’s prime minister has rejected a French peace initiative to break the impasse in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.<p>In a short statement issued a few hours before the start of the second Passover holiday in Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu’s office insisted formally that it saw no …

Israel

Syria civil war: 150 US soldiers enter Kurdish region

At least 150 US soldiers have entered Kurdish-controlled territory in northeastern Syria, the government's official news agency has reported.<p>The state news outlet SANA on Thursday said officials at the country's foreign ministry rejected the presence of the soldiers at the Rmelan area calling it …

Canada confirms first sexually transmitted Zika case

Canada's first confirmed case of sexually transmitted Zika virus highlights how much remains unknown about the frequency with which the disease spreads and the length of time exposed individuals continue to pose risks, according to a Canadian infectious disease expert.<p>The Public Health Agency of …

Reefs discovered at mouth of the Amazon

Scientists have found reefs in the gloomy waters beneath outflow from the Amazon River. But with study of these unique ecosystems barely underway, …

JAPAN: China's military buildup is making the world 'greatly worried'

Ties between China and Japan, the world's second- and third-largest economies, have long been plagued by a territorial dispute, regional rivalry and the legacy of Japan's World War Two aggression.<p>China and Japan dispute sovereignty over a group of uninhabited East China Sea islets, while in the …

Gearbox will start working on Borderlands 3 once Battleborn wraps up

Right now, Gearbox is putting the finishing touches on Battleborn – a game that takes DNA from arguably its most famous series, Borderlands, and …

Group of 10- to 14-year-olds win $15,000 playing 'Minecraft'

If your kids are going to play video games anyway, then you may want to make sure they're <i>really</i> good at it. Why? Well, take for example this group of grade and middle school kids from Maryland who got a $15,000 shared college scholarship for winning the second Super League Gaming World Championship …

Gaming

Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game

It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, a modified game cartridge and …

Retrogaming

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel

A common microscopic pond and lake alga named <i>Botryococcus braunii</i> makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a source, because it grows very slowly. A group of scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, however, is …

The modern slave trade is highly profitable and growing

For those concerned about the emergence of modern forms of slavery, it is a commonplace that the numbers of adults and children trafficked into sexual or labor exploitation, including domestic servitude, is huge and growing.<p>Compared with the 200 years of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, during which …

Lasers could 'cloak Earth from aliens'

<b>We should shine lasers into space if we want to hide our presence from aliens, two US-based astronomers suggest.</b><p>The beams could compensate for the dip in light the Earth creates when it passes in front of the Sun, as viewed from far-off worlds, they contend.<p>A number of researchers have questioned …