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Republicans vote to release memo alleging FBI missteps in surveillance of Trump campaign operative

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department, escalating a political fight between conservatives and the nation’s intelligence agencies.<p>The vote, which proceeded along party lines in the …

Donald Trump

New York City just declared war on the oil industry

The home of Wall Street announced on Wednesday that it will be divesting its massive pension fund from fossil fuels. That hits fossil fuel giants where it hurts<p>Over the years, the capital of the fight against climate change has been Kyoto, or Paris – that’s where the symbolic political agreements …

Bill McKibben

North Korea Calls U.N. Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

North Korea on Sunday called the latest round of punishing United Nations sanctions an “act of war,” and reminded the United States that the North’s rapid development of missiles and atomic bombs meant it posed a “substantial nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland.”<p>In a statement released by the …

Researchers find simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide onto gold nanorods

Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto …

Our sense of smell provides a new way to battle spinal cord injuries

Two Treatments Combined<p>Researchers from the University of Bristol have just shared the promising results of a new treatment for spinal cord injuries …

Scientists Have Developed Glass That Heals Itself When You Press It Together

This could be the last time your phone looks like this.<p>If you're like most of our readers, you're probably reading this right now on your mobile, …

Engineering

Electric cap device offers rare glimmer of hope in fight against glioblastoma

For patients diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that strikes about 3 in 100,000 patients in North America each year, the …

'Nazi Grandma' loses appeal case, sentenced to 14 months in prison for Holocaust denial

Ursula Haverbeck, often dubbed the "Nazi Grandma" in the German press, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for incitement of racial hatred. …

World History

Senior Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

RIYADH (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Arabian prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, has been freed after agreeing to pay over $1 billion to settle corruption allegations against him, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.<p>Miteb, 65, son of the late King Abdullah and …

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Hawaii will test nuclear sirens

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hawaii is taking those threats from North Korea seriously.<p>Starting Friday, the state will start monthly testing of a nuclear warning siren system aimed at alerting residents to an impending nuclear missile strike. It's the first such tests in the Aloha State since the end of the Cold …

North Korea

North Korea missile launch: regime says new rocket can hit anywhere in US

Pyongyang has conducted its first ballistic test launch in two months, reigniting tensions in the region<p>North Korea has claimed that the rocket it test-fired on Wednesday morning is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike anywhere on the US mainland, as it declared itself a …

Poor Americans would lose billions under Senate GOP tax bill

Poor Americans would lose billions of dollars worth of federal benefits under the Senate GOP tax bill, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.<p>This is largely because the legislation would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to get health insurance or …

Health Care

Implantable Artificial Kidney Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), are developing an implantable artificial kidney that can closely replicate the …

The Breakthrough: Used as “Guinea Pigs” by the U.S. Military, Then Discarded

U.S. Military

‘Dr Frankenstein’ performs world’s first successful human head transplant

Dr Sergio Canavero has previously explained how the transplant procedure would work.<p>The 36-hour operation involves decapitating both donor and …

Physiology

No, there hasn't been a human head transplant — and there may never be

Head in the Clouds<p>Sergio Canavero claims he’s carried out the world’s first human head transplant; a surgery he’s been hyping up for over two years. …

Data Protection

Scientists reveal breakthrough in brain cell repair around Parkinson’s disease

Neuroscientists at NUI Galway have made a breakthrough in regenerative medicine approaches to the neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease.<p>The …

Parkinson's Disease

The Brain Implant That Could Defeat Paralysis

David Grayden, University of Melbourne's head of biomedical engineering, discusses the paperclip-sized stentrode that could help defeat paralysis. He …

Singularity

Frenchman survives 95pc burns after record full body skin graft from 'hero' twin brother

A 33-year old Frenchman has survived 95 per cent burns after his "hero" twin brother gave him half of his own skin in the most extensive such graft ever, according to doctors.<p>Franck Dufourmantelle suffered severe burns after chemicals he was handling as an operator of dangerous materials in a …

New bionic eye guiding LI woman out of dark

Nearly three months after receiving an artificial retina and the special equipment that makes it work, Linda Kirk is beginning to see the world …

Long Island

This tiny implant could get paralyzed patients moving again

Imagine if a matchstick-sized brain implant could circumvent damaged spinal cords and help paralyzed people become mobile.

Neurophilosophy

Father describes 'horrifying' scene after son is bitten by shark

The father of a spear fisherman bitten by a shark Friday in the waters of Monterey Bay described a "horrifying" scene.<p>Armen Azatian told KSBW his son Grigor was in the water with his spear gun when a 15-foot great white shark bit him on the leg several times. Grigor managed to get on the boat, and …

Shark Attacks

Bitcoin and Millennials Threaten the Survival of Traditional Savings Accounts

November 25, 2017 · 8:00 pm<p><b>The paper check died a few years ago. Now, the savings account is inexorably approaching its death. Millennials, the</b> …

Iran warns Europe: We can increase missile range

In comments reported by the Fars news agency, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said: "If we have kept the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometres, …

Trump blasts Roy Moore's foe

President Donald Trump is going all in for Roy Moore — even if he didn’t actually mention his name.<p>Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to slam Moore’s opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, as Moore seeks to overcome accusations that he pursued inappropriate relationships with teenagers when he was in …

Republicans

Finally, A Fidget Spinner We Can Love

We’ve been frankly mystified at the popularity of fidget spinners. After all, we can flip an ink pen around just fine. However, [MakersBox] just sold …

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat

Ever since man started thinking about putting things on other planetary bodies, transport has been a concern. Wheels are the obvious means of getting …

Drone users will be forced to sit safety tests as number of near misses with planes increases by 60 per cent

Drone users will be forced to sit safety tests under a government clampdown after near misses with planes have increased by 60 per cent in a year.<p>Thousands of lives are being put at risk by drone enthusiasts flying the devices near aircraft.<p>This year there have been 99 reported incidents so far …

This bean-shaped cuddle robot is meant to fight insomnia

The latest attempt to use technology to improve our health takes the form of a bean-shaped pillow-like robot.<p>Named Somnox, the Kickstarter gadget was …

The US and Russia are fighting over the extradition of this hacking mastermind

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young Russian alleged to have masterminded a massive hacking of social networks including LinkedIn and Dropbox is now at the center of an extradition struggle between the United States and Russia.<p>Yevgeniy Nikulin was detained in October 2016, in the Czech Republic capital of Prague, after …

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