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'Judge Judy' Fans Confused After Spotting Amy Schumer in the Audience

Like many of us regular humans, Amy Schumer occasionally makes time for "Judge Judy." The difference? She does it in person.<p>Fans watching the courtroom show from home recently noticed the comedian's familiar face in the audience. Naturally, that meant they had to share the news in the one place …

Amy Schumer

J.K. Rowling rips into Donald Trump and Fox News with 2 brutally effective tweets

If there's one person who's mastered the art of the one-tweet shutdown, it's J.K. Rowling.<p>Whether the person on the receiving end is a troll hiding …

Donald Trump

Economists Line Up To Trash The Trump Administration's New Anti-Immigrant Proposal %%

Economists are lining up to criticize the Trump administration’s proposal to crack down on <i>legal</i> immigration this week, saying that immigrants – …

Today's Nuclear North Korea Is Yesterday's China: Lessons From History

North Korea’s recent successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests have put Pyongyang on the cusp of having the means to credibly …

One of the last Blockbuster stores in the world has a hilarious Twitter account

Despite what you may believe, Blockbuster is alive and well. Okay, maybe not well, but alive and possessing a funny Twitter account.<p>The video store …

Owe

Scientists Have Used CRISPR to Edit a Human Embryo in The US For The First Time

Humanity just took a big step forward.<p>Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the US.<p>This work adds to the …

Genetics

Trump: I consulted the military about the transgender ban. Military: no, you didn’t.

President Donald Trump said his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military, announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning, came “after consultation with my generals and military experts.” It’s becoming clearer and clearer that he was lying.<p>Secretary of Defense James Mattis was on …

Donald Trump

DNA Analysis Has Solved The Mystery of Whether Canaanite Descendants Live On

Deep roots in an ancient land.<p>A genetic analysis of 4,000 year old human remains identified as of Canaanite origin has revealed it's unlikely that …

Archaeology

Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds

If you want a battery that charges in seconds rather than hours, you go for a supercapacitor. There are some catches to that, though: either you give up the long-lasting energy of a chemical battery (like the lithium pack in your phone) or have to resort to exotic storage tech to get a long …

Energy

China is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

This sounds a little like <i>Minority Report</i> to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects <i>before</i> a crime is …

Finally, a tablet that folds up into a phone that fits in your pocket

Lenovo is back at blowing minds again with another concept device with a bendable screen.<p>At the third annual Lenovo Tech World last week, the Chinese …

Gear & Gadgets

Ravens are so smart it’s actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds

Unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future.<p>A flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be called an unkindness, but the real unkindness is using that term. Everyone is always hating on the smarty pants, but ravens are not terrifying. Do they have sharp, curved beaks that they …

Birds

Sea Spiders Stay Alive by Pumping Their Guts, Not Their Heart, to Circulate Oxygen

Do whatever it takes to survive.<p>Biology students will tell you that a beating heart is how the body pumps blood and circulates oxygen, but with …

Zoology

Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.<p>It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a …

Quantum Mechanics

Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction event

Lions used to roam across most of Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East, all the way to northwestern India. Today, there are fewer than 25,000 …

Biodiversity

22 years ago 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed at Srebrenica in Europe's worst atrocity since WWII

With the support of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's government in Belgrade, the Bosnian Serbs — under the leadership of Radovan Karadzic, who is now serving 40 years for war crimes— were attempting to liquidate Bosnia's Muslim population as part of an attempt to carve a "greater Serbia" out …

North Africa
Higher Education

Minuscule Measurements Over 12 Years Confirm The Existence Of Orbiting Black Holes

In a ground-breaking study over ten years in the making, scientists have observed two supermassive black holes orbiting each other hundreds of millions of light years from Earth.<p>“For a long time, we’ve been looking into space to try and find a pair of these supermassive black holes orbiting as a …

Universe

'Yes, Sadie Took Her Own Life': Pennsylvania Mom Blames 'Bullies' for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter's Death

A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of their 15-year-old daughter with a heartbreaking obituary.<p>Sadie Riggs took her own life on Monday after …

I played Nintendo Switch with a stranger on a plane

I never thought it could happen to me, but it did … I somehow ended up in a Nintendo commercial in real life. On my flight home from E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo game event in Los Angeles), I ended up talking with the person sitting next to me because she saw me playing Nintendo’s hybrid …

Evolutionary biologists have been misinterpreting a key point in Darwin’s theory for years

<i>However, Darwin himself proposed an alternative theory. And it's one that I'm very interested in trying to bring back into the sciences.</i><p><i>Darwin proposed that mate choice is really about the aesthetic quality of the experience of the chooser. It's about what the animals themselves think of as</i> …

Biology

For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn't Just Weird, It's Distressing

"It burns."<p>For many people with autism, avoiding eye contact isn't a sign that they don't care – instead, it's a response to a deeply uncomfortable …

Autism

Ancient DNA Shows How Cats Took Over The World

They even domesticated themselves.<p>Thousands of years before Hello Kitty and Grumpy Cat, some wild little felines and early farmers made a tacit deal: …

Anthropology

How The Church Failed My Mother's Mental Health

I recently had an opportunity to participate in a discussion about the state of mental health in the black community. This discussion was geared to how mental health treatment is often supplemented with faith and religious platitudes.<p>The duality of this discussion was just as much frustrating as it …

Mental Health

Doctor depression, suicide slowly coming out of shadows

Adam Hill sat in the woods, contemplating suicide after months of debilitating despair.<p>He'd moved to a new state for a demanding job in a profession he was no longer sure was right for him. He was overworked, sleep-deprived, stressed and abusing alcohol to cope, but that no longer eased his …

Mental Health

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats. The study suggests that the …

Watch a Genetically Modified Cyborg Dragonfly Take Flight For The First Time

Earlier this year, we learned about DragonflEye, a project from biomedical solutions company Draper that aims to turn dragonflies into genetically …

Biotechnology
New South Wales

Sad, deflating Pikachu dancer gets dragged off stage in a panic

One minute you're the star of a Pikachu dance troupe, the next minute you're swarmed by men in suits and dragged out of the limelight, possibly never …

Pikachu

Genius kid fakes letter from school claiming he needs more time for 'video game class'

Life is hard if you're a kid who loves video games.<p>You can't play while you're at school and then when you get home you have to get all your homework …

Pokémon Go