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Maria Sharapova: What is meldonium & will its use be widespread?

<b>Meldonium was barely on the radar until five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova revealed she recorded a positive drugs test for the substance.</b><p>The Russian, 28, has been taking the drug since 2006 for health issues.<p>But it was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) on 1 January and the …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Today in History for August 8th

Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six dead | Reuters

TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.<p>Four people were missing and 101 were injured, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled …

Weather

Five men charged with murder of 200 migrants drowned in the Med

Five men have been charged with multiple counts of murder by Italian authorities after survivors named them as the traffickers in charge of a vessel that capsized in the Mediterranean, killing an estimated 200 people.<p>According to witness accounts gathered by police, the suspected traffickers – two …

North Africa

UN opens door for Syria chemical attacks inquiry

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a United States-drafted resolution laying the groundwork for an inquiry that would assign blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria's long and bloody civil war.<p>Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from the UN headquarters in New York, …

Middle East

Russian lawmakers move to retaliate against Europe with asset seizures

Russian lawmakers are making good on threats to retaliate against foreign governments that seize Russian property abroad to settle claims brought by former shareholders of the Yukos oil company, which a European court has ruled was looted by the Kremlin.<p>The State Duma, Russia's lower house, …

Russia

James Holmes sentenced to life in prison for Colorado movie theater murders

<b>Centennial, Colorado (CNN) —</b> James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding 70 more at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater.<p>A jury was unable Friday to reach a unanimous sentencing verdict, which results in life in prison without parole instead of the death …

Counseling

Associated Press News

Donald Trump's war on Megyn Kelly

'Blood' comment escalates feud with the Fox anchor, who has a large, devoted conservative following.<p>Donald Trump is once again pushing the limit, bringing Megyn Kelly’s anatomy into a feud that had already opened him to charges of sexism — and the risk of losing support among the Fox News anchor’s …

Donald Trump

Multiple actresses in talks to play Bella Donna Boudreaux, the female lead in Gambit

Fox has named the female character who’ll be appearing alongside Remy LeBeau in Channing Tatum’s upcoming <i>Gambit</i> movie, with the equally …

San Francisco plane crash: parents of teen killed by rescue truck drop lawsuit

The parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after the Asiana Airlines crash-landing at San Francisco airport two years ago dropped their lawsuit against the city on Friday.<p>Boeing 777 from Seoul crashes on landing at San Francisco airport<p>Read more<p>The parents’ lawyers …

San Francisco

Donald Trump Fires Back After Outrage Over Megyn Kelly Remarks

Mario Suriani—AP<p>Ron Galella—Getty Images<p>Russell Turiak—Getty Images<p>Charles Wenzelberg—AP<p>Timothy Clary—AP<p>Richard Corkery—NY Daily News Archive/Getty …

An 'unarmed' white teen was shot dead by police. His family asks: Where is the outrage?

Zachary Hammond was on a first date when he was fatally shot by a police officer in his car during a drug bust in South Carolina, his family says.<p>At the time the 19-year-old was shot and killed, his date, Tori Morton, was eating an ice cream cone, according to the family's attorney, Eric …

Goliath Gate: Archaeologists Uncover Entrance to Biblical City of Gath

A massive gate unearthed in Israel may have marked the entrance to a biblical city that, at its heyday, was the biggest metropolis in the region.<p>The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled the …

Archaeology

Why Deadpool is the Internet's favorite superhero

The forthcoming movie starring the Marvel Comics antihero is quite unlike any other superhero film we've seen so far, an R-rated action-comedy with a self-deprecating, fourth-wall breaking sense of humor that's evident right from the very first official video released for the movie: A trailer for …

Genetics Experiment Will Be First Chinese Project On Space Station

The ISS is about to get even more international<p>NASA is not allowed to do business with Chinese scientists. That’s according to a 2011 ban that makes the scientific endeavor to explore the universe unfortunately political. However, the law doesn’t say that private American companies can’t work with …

How we went from beef on the hoof to mystery meat in a box

What with all the vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians around, you might be surprised to learn that we now consume more animal protein than ever: 200 pounds per person in 2000, up some 40 pounds since the backyard barbecues of the 1950s. But no longer do we gorge on porterhouses, racks of lamb, …

Father Is Shocked When He Discovers This Letter From His Son...

When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

In a small, sparse makeshift lab, Melissa Malzkuhn practices her range of motion in a black, full-body unitard dotted with light-reflecting nodes. She's strapped on a motion capture, or mocap, suit. Infrared cameras that line the room will capture her movement and translate it into a 3-D character, …

Language

Samsung announces a fix for wide-reaching Galaxy keyboard exploit

Samsung is finally responding to a major security bug that affects the keyboards on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The security firm NowSecure revealed the exploit earlier this week, which gives hackers the ability to execute code on Samsung's mobile devices. Today, Samsung announced that it's …

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

<b>The face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think.</b><p>Today scientists are using genetic markers from DNA to build up a picture of an offender's face, a process …

Russia’s Great New Tank Breaks

Maybe it's just stalling<p>For a country looking to show off its military might, Russia is suffering from an embarrassing bit of projectile dysfunction. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of victory over Germany in WWII, Russia is preparing for a massive military parade in Red Square. The parade is …

Periscope Surfaces On Android

Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app, has arrived on Android. After a debut on iOS early this year, the company’s Android app development under former Twitter for Android developer Sara Haider went full-steam on bringing Periscope to Google’s mobile OS. The Android version has all the …

Apple says HomeKit is on track for June launch

It’s been nearly a year since Apple unveiled the HomeKit platform, and we’re still waiting on an official launch. A report earlier today claimed that Apple is delaying the launch of its home-automation platform until August or September, but an Apple spokesperson has refuted the report, saying …

Apple

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

Avon Hoax May Not Have Been Meant For Human Beings

If a fraudster puts out a ridiculously deceptive piece of information and nobody falls for it, is it still fraud?<p>Probably yes, but today’s attempted manipulation of Avon’s stock price by somebody who slipped a false takeover offer on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR system raises the …

Identity Theft

Thieves can bypass Apple Watch passcode to pair a stolen watch with their own phone

iPhones are protected by Activation Lock, which means that even if a thief performs a hard reset of the phone, it cannot be reactivated without the original owner’s Apple ID and password. The Apple Watch, however, has no such protection, and does not require a passcode to wipe it – as shown in the …

Apple Watch

Microsoft invests in subsea cables to connect its data centers worldwide and speed up data delivery

Today Microsoft announced several partnerships that the company struck to connect its data centers around the world using subsea fiber optic cables.<p>Microsoft is working with two fiber companies, Hibernia and Aqua Comms, to link the company’s data centers in North America to Ireland as well as the …