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Twitter Reveals Major Redesign With Faster Navigation, Cleaner Interface, and Subtle Design Tweaks

Twitter today revealed a new design coming to twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite over the next few days and weeks. The company said the redesign was intended to make an app that's faster and easier to use, while also fixing things that users didn't like …

Tesla Model S floats well enough to act as a boat, according to Elon Musk

Video of vehicle floating through flooded Kazakhstan tunnel suggests electric cars can turn into makeshift boats in a pinch – but Musk doesn’t recommend it<p>There’s a common misconception that electric vehicles don’t like water any more than gas guzzlers, but apparently that isn’t true. It turns out …

President Obama admits his new phone is an embarrassment

Technically Incorrect: Finally, he doesn't have a BlackBerry. The new one, however, isn't a smartphone as we know it.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As president, you might have your finger on the nuclear button.<p>Your personal technology, …

Barack Obama

China starts new drug pricing probe

China has started a new wave of drug pricing inspections, focussed on foreign and local pharmaceutical companies and hospitals.<p>The probe starts today, and runs until October - and is part of an effort to curb ballooning health costs.<p>Here's the BBC's Robin Brant in Shanghai.

China

Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her.<p>The father pleaded guilty to injury to a child last week, and a judge put him behind bars for 120 …

Crime

Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced to four years in shooting of unarmed suspect

A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison.<p>A judge gave Robert Bates, 74, the maximum penalty recommended by jurors who last month convicted the wealthy …

Criminal Justice

Report: Former Eagles starting safety surprisingly decides to retire at age 28

Walter Thurmond, who recently tweeted stories and pictures about concussions, is passing up the chance at a multimillion-dollar contract<p>Not many NFL …

NFL

Climate change threatens iconic sites worldwide, but one country is trying to hide

Venice, Stonehenge and the Statue of Liberty are among more than two dozen World Heritage sites—which are often popular destinations for summer …

For Every "Game Of Thrones" Fan Who Is House Stark

Well, the remaining Starks, anyway. WINTER. IS. COMING.

How Do Animals Keep from Getting Lost?

Every three years, the Royal Institute of Navigation organizes a conference focussed solely on animals. This April, the event was held southwest of London, at Royal Holloway College, whose ornate Victorian-era campus has appeared in “Downton Abbey.” For several days, the world’s foremost …

Magnetism

Here's the fascinating science behind why birthmarks exist

People come in all shapes and sizes, some with birthmarks, spots, moles, and freckles on their skin and some without. Talking about birthmarks in …

Does the yeti exist? Scientists use DNA evidence in bid to solve mystery of the abominable snowman

It is one of the world's greatest enduring mysteries. Stories of a yeti, or an abominable snowman, have been entrenched in Himalayan folklore for hundreds of years - but there has never been any definitive proof of its existence.<p>Now, a team of leading international scientists will use advanced DNA …

Paranormal

NASA successfully inflates new room at space station

Astronaut Jeffrey Williams spent 7 hours opening and closing an air valve to expand the pump-it-up compartment<p>NASA successfully inflated a new …

A Judge Grants Amber Heard A Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp

What a week it’s been for Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. On Monday, Heard filed for divorce just days after Depp’s mother passed away. Then, allegations of spousal abuse occurred when Heard showed up to court with a bruise on her face and claimed that Depp physically assaulted her. According t0 TMZ, …

Amber Heard

'X-Men: Apocalypse' dominating Memorial Day weekend box office

It's the battle of the Hollywood blockbusters this Memorial Day weekend as "X-Men: Apocalypse" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" compete during the holiday weekend.<p>And "X-Men: Apocalypse" is crushing the competition.<p>The latest installment in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise scored $26.4 …

Film Industry
Russia

2 dead in plane crash in Southern California orchard

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Two people have been killed in the fiery crash of a small plane in a Southern California orchard.<p>Ventura County fire Capt. Mike Lindbery says the crash was reported at 3:17 p.m. Saturday and arriving units found it engulfed in flames. The victims were deceased at the …

Ventura County

'No McDonald's, no motorway, no army': Iceland's evolution recalled

Iceland’s nascent relationship with tourism is bringing a new era to the country. Four people chart the changes to the island’s image<p>The economist<p><b>Magn</b><b>ú</b><b>s Sveinn Helgason, economic historian, Walk the Crash tour guide and contributor to the government’s official inquiry into the economic collapse of</b> …

Earth-like planet that ‘could be habitable’ discovered

<b>Good news.</b><p>If we use up all the earth’s resources and predictions of a global warming Dooms Day type-scenario do come true, there might be a get out …

Killer hippos spread fear among fishermen in Senegal rivers

Lying in hospital with bloodied bandages over the deep gashes in his legs, Senegalese fisherman Ali Fall recalls the moment a hippopotamus tried to kill him as he hauled in nets in a local river.<p>"I came with another fisherman to pick up the nets I had left when the hippopotamus upended our boat. My …

Africa

Watch This Hilarious, Improvised, And Rare Camera Test Scene From 1979’s ‘The Muppet Movie’

Premiere: Alela Diane’s ‘Cusp’ Is A Stunning Folk-Piano Document Of Motherhood<p>Caitlin White 02.07.18 16 hours ago<p>No Age’s Latest Album ‘Snares Like A Haircut’ Is A Masterful, Noise-Punk Return<p>Corbin Reiff 02.05.18 3 days ago<p>H.C. McEntire’s Gnarled, Tender ‘LIONHEART’ Is A Country Debut Like No Other<p>…

Camila Cabello

Transformers 5: The Last Knight teaser reveals cryptic message

Something wicked is coming for the Autobots. After revealing the official title and first look at the fifth <i>Transformers</i> movie, Paramount unveiled a …

5 Samsung Gear VR games you need to try right now

We're not saying you should buy this headset just to play these games. Oh, wait -- yes we are.<p>If you think you need to spend $600 on an Oculus Rift or $800 on an HTC Vive to enjoy seriously good virtual reality (VR) games, think again. All you need is a $100 Samsung Gear VR headset and a compatible …

'Racists!' 'Illegals!' 'Scum!': protesters v Donald Trump supporters

There were protests at almost every stop of the candidate’s western swing this week, ranging from a carnival-like vibe in San Diego to violence in New Mexico<p>They come clutching banners, flags and piñatas, some with masks, others with megaphones, to do battle with Trumpers.<p>The venue changes but the …

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam discharged from hospital

Key suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice have left the hospital where they were being treated for injuries sustained during their arrest. An …

Hillary Clinton has laid out a sweeping gun-control plan

The former US secretary of state's campaign rolled out an expansive gun-control policy platform as part of the candidate's campaign swing through New Hampshire.<p>"It's time to act on gun violence. We simply cannot accept as normal 33,000 gun deaths a year," Clinton tweeted Monday.<p>Clinton has been …

Guns

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science