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The Rebirth of the Mjölnir<p>Until very recently, in America, it was legal to fight and die for one’s country, but not to be buried with one’s own …

Independence Day website turns your street into a smoldering crater

Thanks to a previous <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> trailer, we already knew alien invaders like to get the landmarks. Now disaster junkies will be …

From trash to treasure: Scientists turn plastic bottles and bags into liquid fuel

In the future, perhaps we'll be mining our landfills and fishing through our oceans for the raw materials to make fuel. Using a two-catalyst process, a joint U.S.-China team of researchers has figured out how to take discarded plastic products, from grocery bags to plastic bottles, and turn them …

Pollution

The Healthiest Things To Order At Fast Food Chains

Every now and then, we all need to indulge in some quick and easy drive-thru fast food — whether it’s because we’re seriously pressed for time, have …

4 holdout occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge are indicted

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The four remaining occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge are facing charges, according to court documents released Thursday …

Obama to Address Nation From Oval Office on Terrorism Threat

President Barack Obama on Sunday night will address the American people from the Oval Office on what the U.S. government is doing to combat terrorism.<p>President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the news media after receiving a briefing from his national security team in the Oval Office at the …

These photos show how Snapchat handled its first serious breaking-news event with the San Bernardino mass shooting

Snapchat created a "California Shooting" live story filled with photos and videos that Snapchat's team collected from users experiencing the effects of the shooting.<p>Live event coverage has been a recent priority at Snapchat, but the "California Shooting" live story marks an attempt by the company …

'Snowstorm' personal flying machine lifts off in Singapore

What you're looking at above is Snowstorm, a personal flying machine. This electric-powered aircraft, designed and built by a group of students from the National University of Singapore, can be controlled by a human pilot and is capable of a vertical takeoff and landing. Snowstorm was created as …

Orphaned planet and twin Earths that 'could share life' revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> From a world 11 times more massive than Jupiter to a pair of Earth-like planets that may house life, scientists have revealed a host of fascinating new findings about our galactic neighbors.<p>Take HD-106906b, or "fat Jupiter" as some observers have termed it.<p>A planet far larger than our …

Universe

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

7 futuristic solar-powered cars will travel 1,900 miles through Australia’s outback

The 46 teams from 25 countries will drive almost 1,900 miles across Australia's Outback in solar powered cars as part of their participation in the World Solar Challenge.<p>The biannual competition requires participants to travel from Darwin, which is in North Australia, to Adelaide, in the southern …

Cannabis for chronic pain is ‘reasonably safe’

Patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who did …

Cannabis

This wand tethers to your smartphone for real-life wizard wars

<i>Wingardium leviosa!</i><p>While shouting that and zipping the Maguss Wand around in your friend's face won't quite make him levitate like it would in the Harry Potter universe, it could cause him to skip a turn and let you make your getaway.<p>The Maguss Wand is a new gizmo whose makers recently launched a …

Hitchhiking robot that made it across Canada maimed on U.S. road trip

Robots of the world beware: Immigrating to the U.S. is apparently a perilous choice.<p>HitchBot, a talking robot built by Canadian researchers, was found maimed and battered beyond repair over the weekend in Philadelphia. It was trying to hitchhike from Massachusetts to California by relying on the …

Russia Ups The Ante In The Race For The Arctic

Russia is not giving up in its bid to claim as much of the Arctic as it can.<p>Eight years after literally placing a flag via submarine on the seabed of …

Russia

Lexus's New Hoverboard Is Real

The Latest: Officer in theater attack thought he'd been shot

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on an attack at a Nashville-area movie theater (all times local):<p>6 p.m.<p>The Nashville police officer who first …

Man's death in theater followed descent into mental illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The transient glared at patrons in the dark movie theater, the dyed red tips of his hair faded to a dull orange.<p>Suddenly, he …

Facebook killed a guy's account. We helped him get it back

Rejoice, Al Overdrive is back on Facebook. A small victory against the casual use of unreliable algorithms has been achieved, but this case is still a salutary warning to anyone who gets a lot business from being on the social network.<p>Yesterday, I wrote about how Al’s account had been shut down for …