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WWII bomb removal to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

An 800-meter area will be evacuated to allow authorities to defuse a 500-kilogram bomb from World War II. Police said there was no immediate danger …

World War II

Russian Journalist Who Reported on Secretive Paramilitary Dies

MOSCOW — A Russian journalist who had reported recently on clandestine Russian paramilitary groups in Syria died on Sunday after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment in Yekaterinburg, the authorities there said.<p>The journalist, Maksim Borodin, 32, was hospitalized in a coma after he …

Russia

A controversial technology could save us from starvation — if we let it

“You wouldn’t do a gene drive in a cow because you choose who mates with who,” Alison Van Eenennaam said. Van Eenennaam is a professor of animal genomics at the University of California at Davis, where she is working on using gene editing to modify cattle in a way that might protect them from …

Genetics

Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks agree to meet with CEO

The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week have agreed to meet with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.<p>The timing of the meeting has not been set, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. The company said it hopes the meeting will occur this week while Johnson is in Philadelphia …

Justice

House Speaker Paul Ryan won't seek re-election: 'I like to think I've done my part'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year, the Wisconsin Republican announced Wednesday.<p>"You realize something when you take this job," Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. "It's a big job with a lot …

Republicans

Indian police rescue 70 children working in 'inhuman conditions'

Raids follow tipoff by two children escaping jewellery workshop in western Gujarat state<p>Indian police have rescued more than 70 child workers during ongoing raids in one of the country’s hubs for cheap, artificial jewellery sold in the US, UK and European markets.<p>Authorities were tipped off when …

Employment

A THIRD of millennials think the Earth is flat, shocking survey reveals

It’s a claim that enrages most scientists, but it seems that a third of millennials still think that the Earth is flat.<p>A survey by YouGov asked 8,215 …

Flat Earth

First foldable phones predicted to hit market this year, ahead of Apple’s rumored plans

Tech commentators are predicting that the first smartphones with foldable displays will hit the market by the end of the year.<p>Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Lenovo and ZTE all have patents relating to foldable phones, in addition to Apple …<p>As we know from countless Apple patent filings, they are a very …

Mobile

Ri Sol-ju rumoured to be joining husband Kim Jong-un at South Korea summit

Kim Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju may accompany the North Korean leader to his first summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in later this month, in a sign of her growing role as a key player in the regime’s international diplomacy.<p>With just three weeks to go before the landmark meeting of the two …

North Korea

Fighting social injustice as important as fighting abortion: pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday that Catholics should not give "excessive importance" to certain Church rules while disregarding others, urging opponents of abortion to show equal passion for the lives of the poor and oppressed.<p>The pope made his appeal in a major document known …

Divine Mercy

The ‘Roseanne’ Premiere Has a Serious Trump Problem

Of course Roseanne Conner would vote for Donald Trump. You could also imagine her voting for Hillary Clinton or not voting at all. Being a fictional …

Roseanne

Rocker who survived Paris attack says gun control marchers 'exploiting' victims

The lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal—the band that was performing during the 2015 Paris nightclub attack—took to social media Sunday to criticize March for Our Lives participants and called student organizers “vile abusers of the dead.”<p>Jesse Hughes, 45-- the lead singer who once said "until …

Gun Control

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In our dream world we could eat nachos for dinner each night and never see a change on the scale (or our bodies). Sigh. It’s actually that type of …

Nutrition

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Cancer

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for repeal of Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation. …

Guns

Parkland students press Washington for gun control ahead of March for Our Lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> A day ahead of March for Our Lives, the South Florida school shooting survivors leading the gun control demonstration made their presence felt Friday in Washington, pressing lawmakers for their cause and asking why more restrictions hadn't already been passed.<p>Students from Marjory Stoneman …

Guns

Why is gold yellow?

Some unexpected physics is responsible for this precious metal’s familiar gleam.<p>Simple chemistry predicts that gold and silver should have the same …

Quantum Mechanics

Sacramento police shoot man holding cell phone

Sacramento police officers shot and killed a black man in his grandmother's backyard because they believed he was pointing a gun at them, police said. Investigators say they did not find a weapon at the scene, only a cell phone near the man's body.

Crime

Mississippi governor has Monday deadline to sign nation's most restrictive abortion law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is poised to sign the nation's strictest abortion restrictions into law, and the state's only abortion clinic is …

Rights & Freedoms

Supreme Court bans Arizona from denying 'Dreamers' driver's licenses

The Supreme Court on Monday barred Arizona from denying driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants often called "Dreamers."<p>Reuters reported …

Immigration

After landslide re-election, Russia's Putin tells West: I don't want arms race

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone towards the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries.<p>Putin's victory, which comes at …

Russia

Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas' sustainable footwear initiative is growing legs.<p>The company revealed in March that is has made and sold more than one million pairs of its shoes made from ocean plastic. These shoes use a yarn developed by Parley that turns the ocean plastic into a polymer that can used to construct knitted …

Shoes

Inside the 27-year friendship of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who didn't even want to meet and now have each other on speed dial

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are the second and third-wealthiest people on the planet. They also happen to be best friends.<p>But when they met 27 years ago, it was grudgingly. Each one was surprised at how much they enjoyed talking to the other.<p>Since then, they've been a tag team on political and …

Bill Gates

Binge Drinkers Have About 7 Drinks At a Time, CDC Says

It’s no secret that binge drinking is common in the U.S., as a visit to most college campuses will demonstrate. But a new report from the Centers for …

Alcohol

Watch This Luxury Cruise Ship Get Cut in Half

Silversea is making the ship longer.<p>Why buy another ship when you can just saw one in half?<p>Silversea cut the <i>Silver Spirit</i> in half over the weekend …

Trump is open to short-term DACA deal, White House tells GOP leaders

White House officials have told key Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that President Trump is open to cutting a deal in an upcoming spending bill to protect young immigrants from deportation in exchange for border wall funding, according to four GOP officials briefed on the talks.<p>The offer could …

Immigration

This Man Has an Air Pocket in Place of His Right Brain

And he's fine!<p>After an especially tiring day or a serious lack of food, it’s not unusual to feel lightheaded. It is, however, unusual to discover …

Neurology

The Transformer of Autonomous Farmbots Can Do 100 Jobs on Its Own

The first fully autonomous ground vehicles hitting the market aren’t cars or delivery trucks—they’re ­robo­-farmhands. The Dot Power Platform is a …

20 Deliciously Healthy Recipes Featuring Brussels Sprouts

Whether you're meal prepping for the week or making a home-cooked meal on a given night, chances are you've got your go-to sides like rice or potatoes. But if you're looking for something slightly healthier yet equally satisfying, look no further than brussels sprouts. We've got you covered with a …

Healthy Eating

China plans huge national park for pandas

The bears are considered to be the national animal of China. Their awarding is an important diplomatic gesture and a good deal. So that it works …