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‘Mr. Putin, Send My Children Home’: Grieving Mother Pleads with Russian Leader to Help Those Who Lost Loved Ones in Downed Jetliner

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (TheBlaze/AP) — “Mr. Putin, send my children home. Send them home. Please.”<p>The distraught request from grieving mother Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand — one of many relatives who lost loved ones in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine on Thursday, speaking to Sky …

‘For Them, It’s Life’: Huge Reaction to Mercury One’s Relief Efforts at Border From One Man Who’s Seen It All

As Mercury One’s relief efforts at the U.S. border were in full swing, TheBlaze TV caught up with one man who’s worked with those in need in the area for the last 25 years.<p>Michael Madrigal (Image source: TheBlaze TV via YouTube)<p>Michael Madrigal, event coordinator with Iglesia del Pueblo Church — …

Guess Who Said Americans Should Be ‘Proud’ of Obama’s Diplomacy

Secretary of State John Kerry defended President Barack Obama’s foreign policy accomplishments Sunday morning — and he included a jab at the man who beat him in the 2004 presidential campaign.<p>“The fact is that in every fundamental issue of conflict today, the United States is in the center, …

Iraqi Prime Minister Speaks Up for Persecuted Christians

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group’s actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community’s “centuries-old heritage.”<p>The comments from Nouri al-Maliki come a day …

John Kerry to Travel to Cairo in Search of Mideast Truce; U.N. Security Council Reportedly Will Hold Emergency Meeting

The State Department said Kerry would leave early Monday for Egypt where he will join diplomatic efforts for a truce.<p>Cairo has offered a cease-fire plan backed by the U.S. and Israel, but Hamas has rejected it and is relying on governments in Qatar and Turkey for an alternative proposal.<p>Qatar and …

‘American Adventurer’ Found Dismembered in Mexico

Ever since “American adventurer” Harry Devert went missing in January en route to the World Cup, a frantic search has been conducted, with friends and family rallying through the “Help Find Harry” Facebook page.<p>But on Thursday, Mexican authorities confirmed that Devert’s corpse had been located …

John Kerry Was Just Caught on a Hot Mic Saying Something ‘Extraordinary’ About Israel

During a fast-paced circuit of morning talk shows Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry took a call from one of his aides.<p>He might not have realized that his “Fox News Sunday” mic was live.<p>Kerry spoke with the aide about the situation developing in Gaza, saying, “It’s a hell of a pinpoint …

Israel bombing 'with a conscience'

Obama praises Egypt's cease-fire plan for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised Egypt's proposal Monday for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, …

Libya mulls international help as militias destroy Tripoli airport

As Libya descends into chaos, the government considers asking Western forces to intervene<p>The Libyan government has said it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security, after a flare-up of violence in the capital Tripoli.<p>"The government is looking into the …

Israeli Cabinet to consider cease-fire

The Israeli Cabinet will meet early Tuesday to consider a cease-fire proposal that could provide a possible breakthrough in the ongoing crisis.<p>The proposal, put forward by Egypt, calls for all sides to cease hostilities in Gaza. It also calls for the opening of border crossings, once the security …

Kerry postpones Mideast trip to give Egyptian mediation efforts a chance

Secretary of State John Kerry is postponing a visit to the Middle East to give Egyptian efforts at negotiating a cease-fire between Israelis and Hamas a chance to take root, several senior U.S. officials tell CNN.<p>Kerry was to travel from Vienna -- where he was negotiating a deal with Iran and world …

Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1092000/1092931_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532314026_c281fa438cc3945f2238f1b04bc2b0cd<p><b>Egypt has proposed a ceasefire to end a week of cross-border fire between the Gaza Strip and Israel.</b><p>The initiative urges a ceasefire starting …

Israel

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

Researchers successfully 3D print blood vessels, a 'game changer' for artificial organs

Hundreds of thousands of people die annually because the demand for organs far exceeds the donor supply. Artificial organs could save those lives — and scientists just made a huge breakthrough in the field by “bio-printing” artificial vascular networks.<p>Researchers from the University of Sydney, …

New App Aims to Be the Nerve Center of All Future Smart Homes

"Here's the thing," Ben Kaufman tells me. "I don't know if you want to live in a connected home."<p>That's a strange thing to say, considering that …

How DARPA’s Brain Chip Could Restore Lost Memories

The newly launched $40 million Restoring Active Memory program aims to develop a neural prosthesis.<p>You drive to the supermarket as if in a dream, guiding your car without really thinking about it, piloting from memory. Details like the path to the market’s address that can be recalled as facts and …

The Brain

Talented Doodler Gets Creative with Mirror Selfies in This Awesome Little Photo Series

We usually don’t condone mirror selfies, but for Norwegian doodler Mirrorsme, we’ll make an exception. Using various mirrors as canvases for her …

Grids

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

Eastern Oregon

Photographer Uses Long Exposure Photography to Capture A Day’s Sunset and Sunrise in One Image

Japanese photographer Ken Kitano is a conceptual photographer whose expertise is in long exposure images. He combines these shots, creating new …

Rumor: The Next Evolution of Dual Pixel AF to Make Its Debut in the 7D Mark II

If you’ve been following the torrent of rumors surrounding the upcoming Canon 7D replacement, you know that one of the major pieces of info floating …

See the Process of Large Format Photography from Start to Finish

The guys over at Ledicia Audio Visual recently shared this beautiful video that shows process behind large format 8x10 film photography from start to …

Arctic Aerial Photos

The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects.