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Faith

Decoded octopus genome reveals secrets to complex intelligence

Groundbreaking new research helps explain the invertebrate’s alien-like physiology<p>The elusive octopus genome has finally been untangled, which should allow scientists to discover answers to long-mysterious questions about the animal's alienlike physiology: How does it camouflage itself so expertly? …

Biology

Is Donald Trump Pulling a Nigerian 419 Scam?

I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases.<p>Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about …

Donald Trump

Atheist minister fighting United Church’s effort to fire her

An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs.<p>In an interview at her West Hill church, Rev. Gretta Vosper said congregants support her view that how you …

Faith

J. Crew is alienating its most important customers — here's why

Recently, Eliza Cohen, a J. Crew customer in her late 20s, wrote a letter to the brand, asking it to make changes to its clothing.<p>After reading the letter, we decided to check a nearby J. Crew store to see if the problems Cohen highlighted were easily visible.<p>They were.<p>A walk through a J. Crew …

J.Crew

Kerry: 'no question' that Iran deal will make region safer

Kerry met Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in the morning and was to later meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before flying to Qatar to meet Gulf Arab counterparts.<p>Egypt, and other countries in the region such as Saudi Arabia, are suspicious of Iran, which they view as bent on destabilising …

South Asia

Kurdish PKK militants launch suicide truck attack on Turkish police station

Kurdish rebels on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others<p>Two soldiers were killed and at least 24 were injured in a suicide bombing in a Turkish province near Iran on Sunday, according to …

Extremism

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The 2016 presidential election is already a dumpster fire

Case in point: The past few days have seen Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the man who almost single-handedly launched the political career of one of the most divisive and ill-equipped people ever to pollute a modern day presidential ticket, blasting another politician for stirring up the "crazies" in the …

Government

We Spoke to a Researcher Working to Stop AI from Killing Us All

Ben Rubenstein got a $100,000 grant to help him study how machine learning can go wrong.<p>Most of us aren't afraid of killer robots because we're adults and we know they aren't real. But earlier this month the Future of Life Institute—a group backed by famed tech entrepreneur Elon Musk—handed out 37 …

Singularity

Bobbi Kristina Brown: How a parent's drug addiction can affect a child

Bobbi Kristina Brown has tragically died aged 22, three years after her late mother Whitney Houston passed away. Radhika Sanghani explores the impact a parent's death linked to drug addiction can have on their children<p>Bobbi Kristina Brown has tragically died at the age of 22. She was found …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Iranian Supreme Leader Tweets Warning Message to Obama and United States

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, tweeted a graphic Saturday morning that appears to depict President Barack Obama committing suicide by holding a gun to his head.<p>“We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but if any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the …

South Asia

How Scott Walker's Gay-Bashing Blew Up in His Face

Scott Walker thought he was playing a deft game. For a while the Wisconsin governor, running for the GOP nomination for the presidency, has been engaging in his own version of dog-whistling to homophobes, as he and the GOP struggle with the reality that the base of their party is still in the Stone …

LGBTQI

President Obama Is Right: Americans of All Stripes Strongly Support Reducing the Country's Prison Population

On Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama told NAACP members at their annual convention that the country is finally ready for comprehensive reform of our broken criminal justice system. "We cannot close our eyes anymore" to the cost in human lives destroyed and taxpayer dollars wasted, he said, …

Crime

Toshiba just lost its CEO to a huge accounting scandal

Toshiba Corp (TOSYY) said Tuesday its chief executive and president Hisao Tanaka will step down after an independent investigation found he had been …

IT

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …

“You’re fundamentally wrong on civics”: Rachel Maddow schools Rick Santorum on the Constitution

Maddow also got the former senator to admit he wishes he’d never made his infamous “man-on-dog” comment<p>On Wednesday night's episode of "The Rachel Maddow Show," former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum sat down with Rachel Maddow to discuss same-sex marriage and its impact on America, and though …

Government

Report: 'Influential' owners do not want Tom Brady's suspension reduced

There's a few NFL owners out there who don't want to see Tom Brady's suspension reduced.<p>NFL commissioner Roger Goodell might be stuck between a rock …

NFL

Stephen Hawking helps launch massive search for E.T.

A new $100 million, 10-year search for intelligent life in the universe was announced Monday by famed scientist Stephen Hawking and other researchers.<p>The first of the two initiatives announced today, Breakthrough Listen, will be the most powerful search ever taken for signs of intelligent life …

Aliens

Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning 'fantasy,' urges approval | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply “bomb away” Tehran’s atomic know-how.<p>Testifying publicly before …

South Asia

CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

Social Media

Trump lifts the veil on his empire

From mega-buck speech appearances to his golf empire, The Donald reveals how he makes his cash.<p>Donald Trump on Wednesday opened the kimono on his business empire, and revealed a whole heck of a lot of assets.<p>Trump made good on his promise to file the financial disclosure required of presidential …

Real Estate

Sandra Bland Told Jailers She Had Attempted Suicide In 2014

The woman found hanged in her Texas jail cell told authorities she tried to kill herself after she lost a baby in 2014. A voicemail sent by Bland while in jail has also surfaced.

Birther Who Thinks Obama Secretly Married His Pakistani Roommate Now Pitching Hillary Gay Story

7/22/15 8:00am<p>Jerome Corsi is as shameless as Donald Trump. …Corsi, who thinks President Obama is secretly married to his male, Pakistani roommate …

Why the President's Prison Visit Did Not Go Far Enough

There has been a lot written as to why President Obama's visit to a Medium Security prison in Oklahoma should be hailed as a significant step for criminal justice reform. After all, his actions last week are more than any other president to date. Between commuting sentences, speaking at the NAACP …

The search for ET has been going on for years. So what do we know so far?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The search for extraterrestrial intelligence elsewhere in the universe has leaped to prominence once again, with the announcement of the Breakthrough Listen initiative.<p>Announced this week and funded to the tune of US$100 million by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, it will be a high-risk, …

Queen Elizabeth II

Federal government to run $1-billion deficit: PBO

Bleaker economic numbers from new Bank of Canada forecasts fly in the face of the Harper government’s vision of a string of surpluses<p>OTTAWA – The …

Canada