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Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook

Jackie Charley said she ‘could not stop laughing’ after harmless festive images were blocked by Facebook because of ‘adult’ nature<p>Facebook has blocked the sale of a pack of Christmas cards featuring a robin redbreast because of its “sexual” and “adult” nature.<p>The artist, Jackie Charley, said she …

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Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

After the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years ago, London felt like a city on the verge of a revolution. Suddenly everything was up for grabs, even the monarchy itself. For a few crazy weeks, this most enduring of institutions looked as if it might actually implode under the weight of so …

Prince Charles

Scientists have developed a battery that gets its power from human spit

And now, thanks to a miracle of modern science, you can make a battery using spit.<p>Researchers at Binghamton University have created a paper-based bacteria-powered battery.<p>One drop of saliva can activate the device, which can generate enough electricity to power an LED light for around 20 …

Clean Energy

Nest's sub-$200 thermostat might swap metal for plastic

The Nest thermostat's premium looks match its pretty hefty price tag, but if you're cool with a simpler version that can still do the job, you may want to wait it out. Evan Blass, a notable gadget leaker known as evleaks, has tweeted an image of what looks like an unadorned version of the Nest …

Amid “Hawaii Five-0″ fallout, CBS loses its head of drama

Drama exec Christina Davis is turning her maternity leave into a permanent exit<p>In the latest development that could be connected to a growing image problem for CBS, Christina Davis, the network’s executive vice president of drama series development, is leaving CBS after two decades spent with the …

I saw brain cancer like John McCain's erase someone I love — and it shows why healthcare coverage is so crucial

I am so sorry, John McCain; no one deserves a diagnosis like yours. That is the first thing I would like to say to you and your family.<p>The second: Thank you.<p>While you had every right to withhold your brain cancer diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, you and your family chose to share it, …

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TPP, the Trade Deal Trump Killed, Is Back in Talks Without U.S.

TOKYO — When President Trump pulled out of his predecessor’s signature trade deal on his first full weekday in office, the 11 other countries that had negotiated the pact were left wondering if years of work had just gone down the drain.<p>This week, those countries indicated that they wanted to press …

World Economy

World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

<b>Six of the world's large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, according to a study.</b><p>The Ethiopian wolf, red wolf, tiger, lion, African wild dog and cheetah have all been squeezed out as land is lost to human settlements and farming.<p>Reintroduction of carnivores into areas where …

Wildlife
North Africa

Trump officials greet Ford's plan to import Chinese cars

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s administration greeted news Tuesday that Ford will shift production of its next generation of Focus vehicles to China without any of Trump's' earlier threats of huge tariffs against any automaker that moved to import cars into the U.S. from other nations.<p>“The Ford …

China is losing interest in the iPhone

Tim Cook hasn’t been shy about proclaiming China Apple’s future biggest market, but right now it’s causing the most problems.<p>According to analysts at Oppenheimer, Apple’s “Reality Distortion Field” is fading in China, as iPhone sales drop 20 percent. That’s at least twice as bad as any other market.<p>…

A White House proposal would let police shoot down drones

The Trump administration wants Congress to let law enforcement crack down on drones, according to a document published by <i>The New York Times</i>. The proposal, which apparently circulated yesterday, would let government agencies monitor any unpiloted aircraft system (UAS) flying over an American …

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate<p>Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed.<p>Scientists put seven consumer …

The US auto industry is under assault from fake news

<b>•Ford CEO Mark Fields wasn't ousted because Ford is lagging Silicon Valley.</b><p><b>•Storytelling has overwhelmed profitability in the auto industry.</b><p>Objectively, the US auto industry is in great shape. Sales records were set in 2015 and 2016, and the Detroit Big Three — General Motors, Ford, and Fiat …

Silicon Valley

'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The man derisively called the "Houdini" of death row by victims' advocates is asking the courts to halt his execution for an eighth time, saying Alabama's execution method won't properly sedate him before he's injected with drugs to stop his heart and lungs.<p>Tommy Arthur, 75, …

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Crime

Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.<p>He has also ordered a …

Immigration

Can Vitamin D3 Heal Autoimmune Diseases?

A major—far more than the standard recommended—dose of vitamin D3 could be one of the keys to treating the ever-skyrocketing incidence of autoimmune …

South Korea approves arrest of Samsung's leader

The reported ruling reverses last month's decision to not arrest Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for alleged bribery.<p>Samsung's de facto leader may be facing jail time.<p>A South Korean court on Friday (Korea time) approved a warrant for the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the acting head of Samsung Group, in …

South Korea

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Marriage Is Still Struggling After Time Apart: It’s ‘Very Tense’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are still struggling to make their marriage work, after their recent time apart brings them no closer to resolving …

Kanye West

See Jennifer Lopez's Jaw-Dropping World of Dance Photo

When it was time for Jennifer Lopez's promo shot for <i>World of Dance</i>, she did not play it small. The songstress took fans behind the scenes of her …

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