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John Conyers Steps Down From Top Committee Spot Amid Accusations

(Bloomberg) -- Representative John Conyers, the longest-serving U.S. House member, stepped down as the top Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee amid a probe by the Ethics Committee into allegations of sexual misconduct.<p>“I have come to believe that my presence as Ranking Member on the …

Sexual Harassment
Personal Finance

This Crazy New Material Could Harvest Electricity From The Human Body

OMG.<p>We all get stressed out. But typically, when we stress, we don't produce electricity.<p>The same can't be said of a flexible new material developed …

Nanotech

Hundreds detained in Moscow after nationalist blogger calls for revolution

Hundreds of people have been detained in Russia on the day of a “revolution” announced by a popular nationalist blogger.<p>Moscow police said they had detained 263 participants of an unauthorised rally on Sunday. OVD Info, a group that monitors arrests, later said at least 376 people had been detained …

Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she’d support a ground invasion in North Korea as a last resort

In response to a recent report by the Pentagon that a ground invasion would be the only way to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, 15 …

North Korea

2 'Sanctuary' Cities Fight Justice Dept. Threat to Pull Funding

At least two of the four major U.S. cities targeted by the Justice Department over their "sanctuary city" policies are pushing back, arguing they've done nothing wrong, letters obtained Friday by NBC News show.<p>“The letter we submitted to DOJ reiterates that the city’s laws and policies exist in …

Immigration

NAIA to Move Division 2 Basketball Tournament Due to Anthem Dispute

While the discussion of athletes protesting racial inequality and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem has largely been centered on the NFL, the issue reportedly has also reached men's college basketball.<p>On Friday, Wyatt D. Wheeler of the <i>Springfield News-Leader</i> reported the …

Student Athletes

More German car manufacturers raided by EU regulators in cartel case

European Union anti-trust regulators have raided more German automakers, days after they made a similar swoop on the offices of BMW. It’s a fresh …

CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived polio

CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly …

Mitch McConnell

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

BEIJING — Having conquered world markets and challenged American political and military leadership, China has set its sights on becoming a global powerhouse in a different field: scientific research. It now has more laboratory scientists than any other country, outspends the entire European Union …

China

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Personal Finance

9 Healthy Snacks That Prevent Overeating

Some experts say the whole concept of “healthy snacking” is an oxymoron. The human body, they argue, wasn’t built to accommodate the average …

Nutrition

Slovakia eyes kingpin Visegrad role amid EU tensions

The Visegrad Four have been at odds with the EU over the bloc's values. But Slovakia and the Czech Republic are more moderate than Hungary and Poland …

Europe

Texas tops nation in energy creation and use, but who knew coal was on the rise here?

Texas is the nation's largest — and one of the world's top — oil producers. A result is that Texas also leads the nation in energy consumption by a …

China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

Benefits of Digital Currency<p>China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — has developed a prototype of a cryptocurrency that it could end up in …

Cryptocurrency

Teen Turns Sewage into Electricity to Win ISEF 2016

<b>Canada’s Austin Wang won first prize at Intel ISEF 2016 for developing a microbial fuel cell that converts organic waste into energy, while</b> …

Sony Filed A Patent For Video-Recording Contact Lens

Tech giant Sony has joined the race to develop digital contact lens technology.<p>Sony has plans for a wearable lens that can take photos and video, according to an application filed with the U.S. patent office, Tech Story reported.<p>Sony filed a patent in the U.S. in May of 2013 for a smart contact …

Cameras

Apple just destroyed more than $40 billion in stock market value in under an hour

More than $40 billion in Apple market value just went poof.<p>The disappointing earnings report issued by the colossus of Cupertino—excruciating details here from Quartz’s own Mike Murphy, et al—sent Apple shares down by more than 8% in after-hours trading.<p>That decline lowered the market value of the …

How expandable astronaut habitats could pave the way for private space hotels

Bigelow's BEAM goes to space on Friday to show if this technology actually works<p>Next week, astronauts on the International Space Station are getting a brand new room. Called the BEAM, short for Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, the room is launching on top of one of SpaceX's rockets on Friday; it …

Space Exploration

Nasa is sending a giant inflatable habitat into space

Nasa is about to send a giant inflatable house into space.<p>The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module – or Beam for short – is an "expandable habitat" set …

Space Exploration