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June 2015

The Insane Empire Finale as Told by 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets)

Was there ever any doubt that the <i>Empire</i> finale would be absolutely bonkers?<p>In just two hours, <i>Empire</i> crammed in approximately six seasons’ worth of …

Netflix Is Now Available in Cuba

Netflix is today hitting a new Caribbean country: Cuba.<p>As of today, Cubans with internet connections and “access to international payment methods” can subscribe to the streaming service and watch a specially curated selection of movies and TV shows, including Netflix’s original series such as <i>House</i> …

Rare fox spotted in Yosemite National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not every day that a fox sighting makes headlines. But when it's a once-in-a-century sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox, it merits a mention.<p>Researchers on staff at Yosemite National Park made the find during a five-day trek through the backwoods of the park. The scientists, part …

How to Use Every Last Bit of Your Rotisserie Chicken Leftovers

Here's how to make the most of your rotisserie chicken leftovers—right down to the bones.<p>Rotisserie chickens are pretty amazing. Oh, sure they're delightfully convenient—all you have to do to prepare one is pick it up from the store and carve it—but what we <i>really</i> love about these birds is how …

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Jet lag pill developed that fools body into thinking day is night

Experimental drug created by medical researchers manages to synchronise blood cells in a move that could help business travellers and millions who work nights<p>Scientists have invented a pill to reset the body clock and end the sleepless misery of millions of nightshift workers, frequent fliers and …

Cosmic radio burst caught in the act

Astronomers announced this week that – for the first time – they have observed a so-called ‘fast radio burst’ in real time.<p><i>Cosmic radio bursts</i> – what …

Ecstasy and tragedy: how to prevent recreational drug deaths – podcast

Four recent deaths in the UK have been linked to a batch of 'Superman' ecstasy pills. Should public facilities for testing drugs without fear of prosecution be made available? Continue reading...

Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year

CEO Travis Kalanick said the company can do so if European cities are willing to partner with the ride-hailing company on new, more progressive rules.<p>Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles …

New York City condo sells for record $100,471,452.77

It just got a lot harder to keep up with the Joneses in Manhattan's "Billionaire's Row."<p>A record-breaking $100 million luxury residence was purchased on Dec.23.<p>The buyer, whose identity has not been revealed, dished out more than $100 million ($100,471,452.77 to be exact) for a two-level duplex …

Obama To Propose Tax Hikes On Wealthy, Breaks For Middle Class

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will lay out a plan to extend tax credits to the middle class by hiking taxes on wealthier Americans and big banks, according to senior administration officials.<p>Under the plan, the capital gains tax for couples with income …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

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Origin Unknown: Study Says Blast Of Radio Waves Came From Outside Our Galaxy

On a graph, they look like detonations. Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs: mysterious and strong pulses of radio waves that seemingly emanate far from the Milky Way.<p>The bursts are rare; they normally last for only about 1 millisecond. In a first, researchers in Australia say they've …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>The US House Passed A Major Funding Bill To Keep The Government Running.</b> The US House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The Department of Homeland Security will be funded only through …