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Texas high-school principal fires award-winning, nationally famous journalism teacher to rein in critical student newspaper reporting

Dallas-Fort Worth's Prosper High School has an excellent student paper, the <i>Eagle Nation Online</i>, with a most excellent advisor, Lori Oglesbee-Petter, …

High School

YouTube Music finally gets it right

After years of false starts, YouTube is now serious about music streaming<p>YouTube Music, the video service’s first full-fledged music streaming offering is here, and it’s surprisingly great. At first glance, it’s largely Google Play Music with a fresh coat of paint and music videos. But look closer, …

YouTube Music

Coyotes Invaded America by Mating With Your Pets, and They're Still At It

These promiscuous canines have their sights set on new territory.<p>A hundred years ago, it would have been scary if a wild coyote wandered into a …

Ecology

NRA supporters can’t debate the facts on assault weapons, so they use this dumb argument

But they might have finally met their match.<p>If you’re ever feeling particularly masochistic, here’s an experiment for you to try. Open up Twitter, …

Guns

Terrence Howard Is Accused of Violent Abuse. When Is His Time Up?

The star of ‘Empire’ just hosted his own prank TV special, despite years of accusations of violent abuse from ex-partners and strangers</i> …

Crime

Why a storied lobbying firm gambled on Michael Cohen

The alliance came to an end when FBI agents raided the office the firm had given Cohen in New York.<p>When Edward Newberry, a top lobbyist for Squire Patton Boggs, started telling people last year that his firm planned to team up with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, several …

Michael Cohen

The Chilling Effect of Trump’s War on the FBI

As the president ramps up his attacks on the law-enforcement and intelligence communities, long-standing damage to key agencies seems inevitable.<p>President Trump spent his early Wednesday morning, as he does many mornings, on Twitter. This time, he chose to weigh in on the “Criminal Deep State” and …

Donald Trump

27 Senior Quotes That Prove 2018 Teens Are A Bunch Of Witty Geniuses

20-great-teen, indeed.

Genius

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

It's no secret that the Milky Way is big, but new research shows that it may be much bigger than we ever imagined.<p>The research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly …

Universe

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.<p>Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten …

Geology

Amazon Echo device recorded and sent a family’s conversation without their consent

• A family has reported that a conversation in their home was recorded and sent to someone in their contact list by an Amazon Echo smart speaker.<br>• The device reportedly misheard parts of a private conversation as instructions to send a message.<br>• While no doubt a strange experience for those involved, it …

Smart Homes

Jealous Woman Who Disfigured Ex With Acid, Leading Him to Euthanasia, Gets Life in Prison

A woman has been sentenced to life in prison in England after pouring acid on her ex-boyfriend after finding out he was dating someone else, leaving …

Crime

Notorious Kansas swatter charged in net neutrality bomb threat

The FCC vote on December 14th, 2017 is best known as the day that net neutrality died, but you may recall that it didn't quite go as planned. During the session, Chairperson Ajit Pai announced that the room had to be evacuated because of a bomb threat. Now, the person who allegedly did that, Tyler …

Crime

Read the Letter President Trump Sent Kim Jong Un Canceling the Singapore Summit

(WASHINGTON) — Below is the full text of the letter President Donald Trump sent to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un:<p>Dear Mr. Chairman:We greatly appreciate …

North Korea

A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million?

This year marks a century since some women got the vote; a century since the end of the first world war; 50 years since the 1968 revolts; 70 since the founding of Israel and the NHS. All have been well marked. So it is striking that the centenary of one of the most devastating events in human …

Disease

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

What is GDPR?

If you've been anywhere near the internet in the last few weeks, then you've probably noticed that just about every company you've ever interacted …

Privacy

Bald Pit Bull Found On Street Can't Believe Someone Wants To Pet Him

He's so handsome now — and searching for his forever home 💞<p>The look in Oliver’s eyes was one of defeat.<p>His skin was bright red, and he’d lost almost …

Pets

‘Little Women: Atlanta’ star pleads guilty to killing Coast Guardsman

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A former reality TV star has pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a …

Crime

The catastrophe that killed the dinosaurs created a global hothouse for 100,000 years, study says

On a very bad day 66 million years ago, a mountain-sized object from space slammed into the Earth, initiating a cascade of calamities that eradicated three-fourths of the species on the planet, including the non-avian dinosaurs. The buried remnants of the 125-mile-wide crater have been identified …

Climate Change

Investigator reveals eerie detail from search of Golden State Killer suspect's home

So far, the items found inside the Citrus Heights home of Joseph DeAngelo have remained a closely guarded secret. But one investigator who saw the scene just dropped an eerie detail about the Golden State Killer suspect.<p>Paul Holes, a cold-case investigator for the Contra Costa County district …

Crime

Netflix Passes Disney To Become The World’s Most Valuable Media Company

On February 6, 2012, <i>Lilyhammer</i> (everyone’s favorite Steven Van Zandt show, obviously) premiered on Netflix, a company then best known for red envelopes that came in the mail. It was the streaming service’s first “exclusive content.” A scant six years later, Netflix is the world’s most valuable …

Media Industry

Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes

17 indictments and five guilty pleas so far.<p>A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say in a new survey that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 …

Donald Trump

Woman Convicted of Murdering 6 in Wrong-Way Crash on 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar

The driver in a horrific high-speed, wrong-way crash that left six people dead — among them the driver’s sister — along the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar …

Crime

Star Wars land revealed: Here's when you can plan your visit

It's the moment Star Wars fans have been dreaming of ever since they caught their first glimpse of that galaxy far, far away: their opportunity to …

Walt Disney Company

This Collection of Tom Hiddleston Impersonating Chris Evans Will Soothe Your Weary Soul

I mean, there <i>is</i> a reason he’s so good at playing the God of Mischief.<p>Tom Hiddleston has long been known for being a dab hand at accents, but it’s a …

Comics

WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing errors

popsci shop<p>Produce perfect grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation<p>When you spend all day writing emails and reports, it’s easy to make typos. Unfortunately, it only takes one misplaced letter to cause serious embarrassment. WhiteSmoke is a top-rated app that uses intelligent algorithms to spot …

Artificial Intelligence

An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

The 5-4 ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis could weaken workplace protections—and the justices on both sides knew it.<p>False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what …

Employment

A man is pointing out little-known facts about all of our favorite movies — and it's totally blowing our minds

Walt Disney Pictures/Twitter<p><b>A Twitter thread of little-known movie trivia is blowing our minds right now.</b>• <b><br>David Amador, an independent game developer</b> …

Game Development

New eruptions at Hawaii volcano send lava closer to power plant: 'No one has faced this before'

PAHOA, Hawaii - Authorities were scrambling to firm up contingency plans Tuesday as lava pouring from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano slowly encroached on a power plant on the Big Island.<p>The lava flow entered the 800-acre property of the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant on Monday and had stalled at …

Geology