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Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

<b>The National Rifle Association (NRA) is suing Florida after it passed a gun control law in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.</b><p>Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the gun lobby, enacted the bill, which the NRA says violates the constitution.<p>The law raises the legal age for …

Guns

There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

10 Tourists Face Jail Time for ‘Pornographic Dancing’ Near Cambodian Temple (Video)

The 10 tourists could face up to a year in prison and fines as high as $500 per person<p>A group of 10 tourists were charged by Cambodian officials and …

The World’s Best Hotels in Every State

When we travel nothing completes the experience quite like staying in a hotel that understands the local vibe.<p>Every year, T+L asks readers to share …

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA.<p>Passed 65 to 34<p>The bill was passed 65 to 34, and now moves to President Trump’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law. Earlier this …

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

Donald Trump Jr. and Russia: What the Law Says

WASHINGTON — The revelation that President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016 after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton has escalated discussion about whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia’s interference in …

Donald Trump

Firing James Comey is Donald Trump's most unpredictable and dangerous move yet

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Comey found out he had been fired as FBI director just like the rest of us: By watching it on television.<p>The move, announced late Tuesday via a letter sent from President Donald Trump to Comey, marked the most unpredictable moment of a presidency that through its first 100-plus days …

Google's New Chip May Be the Future of AI Systems

Google's latest revelation may be the biggest advancement yet in chips that power artificial intelligence systems, but other companies are releasing …

Trump issues bold new promises on health care, tax, infrastructure

The president appears to be testing out messaging ahead of the 100-day mark.<p>President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised big wins in the next stretch of his administration, glossing past the reality that the political newcomer will celebrate his first 100 days without a major legislative victory.<p>In a …

The case for a screen-free childhood

Andy Crouch didn’t let his kids use screens until they turned 10 — and they thanked him for it.<p>Andy Crouch knows that he and his wife, Catherine, raised their kids in an unusual way. He calls it “radical.” They set strict boundaries around technology: no devices in the car. They can check their …

Parenting

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.<p>The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, …

Global Warming

Bangkok to ban its famous street food stalls

Roadside bowls of spicy tom yum soup might be a thing of the past in Bangkok come 2018.<p>The world’s most famous city for street food is attempting to ban all food stalls by the end of the year.<p>In what some say is an effort to emulate the sterilised sheen of Singapore, city authorities have announced …

The Brain Tricks Heavy Drinkers Into Thinking They're Just Fine

Heavy drinkers tend to think that they’ve attained some sort of practice and are better able to handle themselves while drunk. But previous research …

Alcohol

Living in: Hồ Chí Minh City

Though many travellers might be shocked the first time they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city, Hồ Chí Minh City is beloved by residents as a place of surprising calm and order.<p>Though many travellers might be shocked when they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city for the first time, Hồ Chí Minh …

Vietnam

'The Hate U Give' is required reading for this American moment

To read <i>The Hate U Give</i> as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror.<p>The No. 1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling young adult novel that’s been …

House Republicans pull health care bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama's proudest domestic achievement ended Friday before a single vote was cast.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday afternoon, a day after President Donald …

Health Care

This "Space Archaeologist" Uses Satellites To Find Ancient Sites

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Archaeology

Unique statue of King Tut's grandmother unearthed at Amenhotep III mortuary temple

Archaeologists working in King Amenhotep III funerary temple on the west bank of the city of Luxor have unearthed a beautifully carved statue which …

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways

MOSCOW – Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances — far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin's policies have been murdered that Thursday's daylight shooting of a Russian who sought asylum in Ukraine has led to speculation …

Russia

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved by President Trump in Reversal From Obama

Calling it a "historic moment for North America," President Donald Trump announced the federal government's approval Friday of the Keystone XL oil pipeline — setting in motion a controversial project opposed by environmental groups, landowners and some Native American tribes.<p>"It’s gonna be an …

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …

Literally Just 7 Really Good Dinners You Should Make This Week

Everything you need for a delicious week.

No Clue What to Make for Dinner? Here Are 20 Chicken Options

Chicken is the hero of the dinner table, thanks to its nearly endless versatility and ease of cooking. It offers a little something for everyone, …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

Meet the 'mega monk' changing our attitude to happiness, one tweet at a time

There is a long-standing theory in the science of happiness that we each have a set point we return to; a happy medium, however high the highs or low the lows, in between.<p>This ‘hedonic adaptability’ means that even as we achieve our dreams - finding true love, starting a family, making a million – …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Emotional Intelligence