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Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Archaeology

Trump Kept One Promise. The Shutdown Is Proof.

We all should have seen it coming.<p>Over and over and over, first as a candidate and then as president, Donald Trump made a pledge to voters: He would run the White House just like he’s run his business. That’s a promise that he’s kept.<p>At midnight on Friday the federal government shut down, following …

Donald Trump

Discrepancies between satellite and global model estimates of land water storage

Research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that calculations of water storage in many river basins from commonly used global …

Climate Change

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Congressional District Maps As Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

Former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger recently used some <i>Terminator</i>-oriented catchphrases in an effort to raise awareness of gerrymandering, i.e. the practice by which some states (allegedly) draw legislative districts in a racially biased manner. He did so in the hope that SCOTUS would …

U.S. House

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

These villas in the Maldives have slides that take you right into the water

A luxury resort in the Maldives is sure to appeal to the child in all of us – as the incredible villas feature slides that guests can take straight down and into a shimmering blue lagoon.<p>Soneva Jani, a resort that opened just over a year ago in the Maldives, is built around the 150-acre island of …

Travel

Elizabeth Warren's bill would fine the next Equifax for data breach

A proposed law in the Senate requires credit reporting agencies to protect the data it amasses on American consumers from hackers -- or pay the price.<p>Two Democratic senators want to make the law tougher on credit reporting agencies that get breached by hackers, like Equifax did in 2017.<p>Sen. …

Unlike Apple, this phone maker put a fingerprint sensor under a touchscreen

With the move to edge-to-edge screens and narrower bezels, there's just no room to put a fingerprint sensor on the front of a phone anymore. Phone …

This Android Phone With a Built-In Projector Is Perfect For Movie Lovers

Considering more than half of all video viewing now happens on mobile devices, it’s probably accurate to say that smartphones have become many …

Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster

Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel watch” and …

From Apple to Koch, big businesses say Trump is wrong on immigration

America's biggest businesses — from Apple to Koch Industries — have cheered President Trump's tax plan and his push to rollback regulations, but they say Trump is wrong on immigration. Throwing a million immigrant workers out of this country, as Trump is threatening to do, would be devastating for …

Immigration

NYC tells Big Oil it’s time to pay up for climate change

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announces lawsuit against five major oil companies<p>Climate change is going to cost the US billions of dollars because of extreme weather, health problems, and more — and New York City wants fossil fuel companies to help pay for it. So the city is suing BP, Chevron, …

The U.K. Bans Microbeads From Many Products

Microbeads bite the dust.<p>Earlier this week, the British government banned manufacturers from using microbeads—tiny plastic balls that offer the …

Pollution

South Korea Is Cracking Down on Cryptocurrency Exchanges for Alleged Tax Evasion

South Korea‘s largest cryptocurrency exchanges were raided by police and tax agencies this week for alleged tax evasion, people familiar with the …

Billionaire Warren Buffett lines up possible successors

<b>Berkshire Hathaway has promoted two long-serving executives as it contemplates a future without billionaire boss Warren Buffett.</b><p>The two new vice presidents - Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain - are the potential successors to 87-year-old Mr Buffett who has led the investment firm's expansion.<p>Mr Buffett …

An Introduction To Depositary Receipts

A depositary receipt (DR) is a type of negotiable (transferable) financial security that is traded on a local stock exchange but represents a …

What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

It is a truth increasingly acknowledged that many men are paid more than their female counterparts. How much more?<p>About 50 percent, in the BBC journalist Carrie Gracie’s case. Over the weekend, Ms. Gracie quit as the broadcaster’s China editor and announced she was returning to London. “Enough is …

Bull case for China's move to cut US debt purchases

Jim Cramer laid out the benefits of China potentially halting its purchases of U.S. sovereign debt.

Worries about rising rates halt rally for stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Climbing interest rates, and the fears about what they could mean for stocks, knocked U.S. indexes lower in morning trading on Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 was on pace for its first loss of the new year after pulling back modestly.<p>The pause for stocks came as Treasury yields …

Kodak shares have more than tripled since company announced its new cryptocurrency 'KodakCoin'

Investors really love Eastman Kodak's makeover.<p>One day after the 130-year-old industrial company announced plans for its own cryptocurrency, shares …

Senator: Drilling plan carve-out for Florida may be illegal

The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.<p>Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to give Florida a last-minute exemption while …

Ryan Zinke

Should we be worried that stocks are headed for a crash?

The stock market has always crashed after reaching the kinds of highs we’re currently seeing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to happen …

The U.N.'s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?

The U.N. is facing a terrible dilemma.<p>"Basically, when we haven't got enough money, we have to decide who's not going to get food," says Peter Smerdon, a spokesman for the U.N.'s World Food Programme in East Africa.<p>And even though their budget is at a record high, it's not enough to keep up with …

Norway's PM makes business case of 'green economy' to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Norway's prime minister told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that her country remains committed to the Paris climate agreement, making the business case of the "green economy" to the real estate developer-turned president.<p>Prime Minister Erna Solberg noted that many Norwegians …

U.S. Supreme Court considers legality of Ohio voter purging

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices hear arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.<p>The nine justices are set …

Rand Paul threatens to filibuster over FISA surveillance program

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Rand Paul said he plans to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) if necessary, as the House prepares to vote on a six-year extension of the program.<p>Section 702, which allows the intelligence community to monitor foreign …

Surveillance

Myanmar military admits to murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims

In rare admission, army said action would be taken against soldiers and villagers who stabbed and shot captive men<p>Myanmar’s military has admitted that its soldiers murdered 10 captured Rohingya who it claims were “terrorists” during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after local …

SA women lead world in their desire for internet porn

More South African women are getting turned on by internet porn. Website xHamster recorded its biggest gains for 2017 in South Africa‚ where female …

The right to vote — or not vote — divides Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court was deeply divided Wednesday over Ohio's method of purging voters who fail to vote or return warning notices, but it appeared the court's conservative majority may uphold the controversial practice.<p>The decision, to be rendered by June, will hinge on which action is …

Louisiana school board president on teacher arrest: Everyone wants to side with the 'poor little woman'

A Louisiana school board president drew criticism Wednesday for his response to a video that shows a female teacher being forcibly removed from a school board meeting after questioning the school superintendent’s pay raise.<p>The video shows middle school teacher Deyshia Hargrave being handcuffed and …

Law Enforcement