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Muslim Police Officer Says Fellow Cops Attacked Her, Tried To Rip Off Hijab

A Muslim officer with the New York City Police Department alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday that her colleagues harassed, threatened and even physically attacked her because of her religion.<p>Officer Danielle Alamrani is seeking unspecified damages from the city of New York, the NYPD and several …

New York City

Euro exchange rate is too weak for Germany: Schaeuble | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro's EUR= exchange rate is too low for Germany and the European Central Bank's expansive monetary policy has boosted the German economy's export surplus, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview.<p>Wolfgang Schaeuble, German Minister of Finance attends …

Economics

Arkansas Republicans Pass Bill Giving Rapists The Power To Stop Victims From Getting An Abortion

A vicious new law in Arkansas proves that Republicans are on the side of rapists.<p>Two months ago, Republicans fast-tracked a brand new anti-abortion …

Professor Claims University Forced Him To Teach Math Because 'Asians Are Good At Math'

A Korean-American professor filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois at Chicago last week, claiming that officials in his department “systematically harassed” him because of his ethnicity and forced him to teach a math class because he was Asian.<p>Seung-Whan Choi, a professor of …

Education

Millions of cars at risk as keyless entry systems can be hacked, report says

Cars that use Volkswagen’s remote keyless entry system are vulnerable to theft using equipment costing £30, researchers claim<p>Tens of millions of cars are made vulnerable to theft by their keyless entry systems, according to a report by computer security experts.<p>The paper claims many of the 100m …

Automotive Industry

FGM: number of victims found to be 70 million higher than thought

Half of girls and women cut live in just three countries as Unicef statistics reveal shocking global scale of barbaric ritual<p>The huge global scale of female genital mutilation has been revealed in disturbing new statistics, which show at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone …

Female Genital Mutilation

Researchers Say Eating Chocolate Every Day Can Have Serious Health Benefits

We knew it!<p>Chocoholics have one more reason to justify their habit, thanks to new research from the American Heart Association.<p>Researchers have found …

Human Rights

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Filthy, And That's A Problem

Scientists have long known that Greenland's surface is neither green nor snowy white like you'll find on a world map. Rather, many of the country's massive ice fields have morphed into an ugly grey-black you'd find on the side of the road a few days after a blizzard.<p>Now, a new paper links this …

Global Warming

These new virtual reality roller coasters look incredible

Six Flags and Samsung are partnering on virtual reality roller coaster rides.<p>Starting later this month, Six Flags goers in Texas, Georgia, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and Quebec will have a chance to ride one of nine coasters equipped with Samsung Gear VR headsets.<p>Yes -- …

Virtual Reality

How driverless vehicles will redefine mobility and change car culture

Andrew J. Hoffman, <i>University of Michigan</i><p>My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime, she witnessed the advent of indoor plumbing and home electrification, the Wright Brothers' first flight, the debut of the Ford Model T and man landing …

Autonomous Cars

Apple is Working on to Make FBI’s Job More Harder

Apple is trying to upgrade its security to prevent government officials to access data on a locked phone. This is bound to succeed and will lead to …

These NASA Space Tourism Posters Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

These spectacular space tourism posters imagine what advertisements for interplanetary vacations could one day look like.<p>Fourteen tongue-in-cheek trips to Mars, Jupiter, Venus and a host of exoplanets are on offer in the Visions of the Future series that NASA commissioned at its Jet Propulsion …

Astronomy

An Iceberg The Size Of Rome May Have Killed 150,000 Penguins (UPDATE)

A massive iceberg that became grounded near a colony of penguins in Antarctica may have caused more than 150,000 of the birds to die after leaving them landlocked.<p>In December 2010, an iceberg measuring more than 1,100 square miles -- the size of the city of Rome -- crossed into the bay near Cape …

Dyeing Chow Chows to look like pandas: Cute or cruel?

Environmentalism

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and Depression

We all <i>want</i> to be happy.<p>But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed?<p>There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between …

Self-confidence

Women In India Are Now Legally Allowed To Be Head Of Their Households

India is slowly giving women the recognition they deserve.<p>The Delhi high court ruled that the eldest female member of a family can now act as the legal head of household, also known as the "Karta," the Hindustan Times reported Monday. The judgment was handed down on Dec. 22, 2015, but only made …

Judiciary

Watch an Entire Year of Weather In One Video

Thanks to all the satellites hanging out watching our planet these days, 24/7 coverage of the weather is basically a given. So it’s not surprising …

Polypharmacy: Multiple medications can trigger frailty, disability and death in older people, study finds

Older people who take multiple medications face an increased risk of frailty and death, according to new Australian research.<p>Half of Australians over …

Biomedicine

Cautious consumers hold back on spending in December as concerns rise about U.S. economy

Consumers ended last year by cautiously holding on to their cash, spending slightly less in December even as their incomes rose for the ninth consecutive month, the Commerce Department said Monday.<p>Consumer spending declined by $700 million, or less than 0.1%, to $12.5 trillion. The figure was down …

​Tokyo Police is Now using new 3D Mugshot Technology

Tokyo police will begin taking 3D pictures of the suspect during the booking process. This process is planning to start in April. One of the …

Can 'Cultured Beef' Ease Meat Industry's Environmental Impact?

"Cultured meat" and a book that cleans dirty water are the latest innovations in food technology that could be key to sustainability in a world of finite resources.<p>Researchers from Germany and the U.S. revealed their solutions to surging meat demand and fatalities from waterborne diseases at the …

Agriculture

3 unhealthy trends plaguing education: Denise Phua

The high-stakes Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) should be scrapped to counter the country's preoccupation with academic scores - one of …

Earth - Which spot on Earth gets the most sunlight?

One way to define the sunniest place is to ask which spot gets the most continuous hours of sun. If that is what you want, you might be surprised to find it is not the sunshine state of Florida you should visit, but a destination much further north.<p>Both Eureka and Alert on Ellesmere Island, Canada, …

Pacific Ocean