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Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ to survive without oxygen, scientists find

It may have missed out on good looks, but the naked mole rat is once again amazing scientists with its fascinating super-powers.<p>Although it was known that the little subterranean creatures never develop cancer, and live far longer than similar-sized mammals, researchers have now discovered they can …

Biology

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

3 arrested in fire that collapsed Atlanta highway overpass

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested Friday in connection with a raging fire that collapsed an elevated portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the city.<p>Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence said Basil Eleby faces a charge of …

Weather

British police identify attacker who killed four in London rampage

LONDON — British police on Thursday identified the lone attacker accused of carrying out a deadly knife and vehicle rampage as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British citizen who had a criminal record but was not suspected of plotting to “mount a terrorist attack.”<p>In a statement, Scotland Yard said …

Extremism

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

State Department tweets then deletes congratulations to Oscar-winning Iranian director

The U.S. State Department tweeted then deleted a message congratulating an Iranian director who used his Oscars acceptance speech to slam President …

Nobel Prize

12 Secret Caribbean Hotels for a Crowd-Free Beach Getaway

1 of 6<p>Fowl Cay, Bahamas<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Lighthouse Bay Resort, Barbuda<p>3 of 6<p>Hotel Bois Joli, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Hotel Deep …

Caribbean

Wanted: An Eraser for Everything You've Ever Regretted Putting Online

"I think we all have, at one point or another, sent a message or file that we didn't mean to... oops!" Shaun Murphy, CEO and co-founder of communications platform SNDR told NBC News.<p>SNDR Block, a new palm-sized device "acts as an intermediate cache between you and the cloud," according to the …

Privacy

The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single spark, and death in 17 seconds | Ars Technica

"I heard them scream get me out of here. And then there was dead silence on the pad."<p>On a gray January afternoon in Houston, Walt Cunningham leaned …

Space Exploration

The Hip Hop Artists Who Changed the World, in Photos

When photographer Sascha Kraus asked the Tunisian rap artist Hamada Ben Amor (aka El Général) why he wrote the song <i>Rais Lebled</i>, the answer was …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What Really Happened to Your Taxes While Obama Was President

How much did taxes actually increase?<p>With Donald Trump and the Republicans set to take the reins of government, Washington’s economic priorities are …

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears …

Italy

Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies

Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of …

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2017

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability. Since 2005, Toronto-based magazine and research firm Corporate Knights has put together the …

Health Care

New Theory About Dark Energy Breaks Law of Conservation of Energy

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Dark energy (not to be confused with dark matter) is the stuff that let’s …

Physics

Trump speaks with entertainer Steve Harvey about helping U.S. cities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump and Housing Secretary-designate Ben Carson spoke with entertainer and talk show host Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss an effort by the incoming administration to seek positive changes in U.S. inner cities.<p>"He said he wanted to do something," Harvey …

Serbia warns France over extradition of Kosovo ex-premier

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia warned on Friday that it would ignore future possible extradition requests for terrorism and other suspects wanted by France and other European countries if French courts don't hand over a former Kosovo prime minister.<p>The Serbian government demanded the "urgent and …

North Africa

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Experts have only a hazy idea of marijuana’s myriad health effects, and federal laws are to blame

More than 22 million Americans use some form of<p>marijuanaeach month, and it’s now approved for medicinal or recreational use in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. Nationwide, legal sales of the drug reached an estimated $7.1 billion last year.<p>Yet for all its ubiquity, a comprehensive new …

Cannabis

For the First Time, Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on U.S. Currency

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a woman of color on United States currency.<p>In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury's 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled on Thursday featuring Lady Liberty as a black woman.<p>Since the passage of the Coinage …

Religion

Parents Charged After Missing Ohio Girl Found Dead in Their Restaurant

A 5-year-old Ohio girl was found dead inside her parents’ restaurant about a day after she was reported missing, and her parents have been charged in …

Obama is the first US president to author an article in Science magazine

In an eleventh-hour attempt to cement his legacy on climate change and dissuade his successor from scrapping his policies, President Barack Obama published an article in a top academic journal, Science, this week.<p>Science editors say, according to their records, he is the first sitting US president …

One chart shows how Obama’s job performance compares with his predecessors

The economy today is far from perfect, but as Barack Obama leaves office, he is leaving it far better than he found it.<p>In fact, Obama ends his administration with the second-largest drop in the unemployment rate during a presidency since the New Deal helped pull the nation out of the Great …

Economics

A record 75 straight months of job growth under Obama

The Obama economy closed out with a low 4.7% unemployment rate.<p>In December, his final full month in office, the U.S. economy added a slightly disappointing 156,000 jobs. It marked the 75th consecutive month of job gains, the best on record. For all of 2016, the U.S. added over 2 million new …

CNN

The U.S. Army Just Made It Easier for Religious Troops to Wear Beards, Turbans and Hijabs

U.S. service men and women who wish to wear a turban, beard or hijab for religious reasons will be able to gain approval thanks to revised uniform …

11 Netflix Movies With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes

Netflix is good for many things: discovering endlessly bingeable shows you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, making a good excuse to invite people …

Jack Kerouac

Former Apple Employees On What It's Really Like To Work There

We've already brought you true confessions from Starbucks and Sephora employees. Now, we're taking a look at what it's like to work at Apple. Do they …

Is Our Understanding of Gravity Really That Wrong?

Albert Einstein was a brilliant man; there’s no denying it. But, what he proposed about gravity, and what we have believed for a long time, may not …

Physics