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Merry Christmas and 36 other important things Trump said about taxes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wednesday was one of the wildest news days in modern memory. Because so much happened, you might have missed President Trump's speech in St. Charles, Missouri, to sell his tax plan. As always, when Trump speaks, it's worth paying attention to.<p>I watched the speech and read the transcript -- …

Stephen Colbert's 16 Best Jokes At The Emmys

"Everybody loves streaming video. Just ask Ted Cruz."

Futurama returns — but there's a twist

Do you want to return to the 31st century? Better listen up. Literally.<p>After a four-year hiatus, <i>Futurama</i> is indeed making a comeback, but there’s a …

Associated Press News

A 'Chemical Haze' Stole Across A British Beach — And No One Knows What It Was

It was a lovely late summer afternoon at a beach in southern England. Sun, surf and not a cloud in the sky — until the strange "chemical haze" drifted in off the sea, that is. It was at that point the beachgoers found their eyes streaming tears and their throats growing sore, their gag reflex …

Eastbourne

The story of how discarded orange peels turbocharged a Costa Rican forest

Sixteen years after a controversial biodegradation plan allowed 1,000 truckloads of orange peels to be unloaded onto a barren, deforested area of …

Costa Rica

Schools throughout the country are grappling with teacher shortage, data show

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lynn Sorrells started teaching 26 years ago because she loved seeing the light-bulb moment when a kid grasped a new concept.<p>She still does. But as principal of a high school in Dorchester County, Maryland, she is struggling to find an algebra and geometry teacher just weeks before her …

Education

The Physics of Bruce Lee’s Famous One-Inch Punch

What is the most famous marital arts move? The <i>Karate Kid</i>‘s “crane kick?” <i>Kill Bill</i>‘s five-point-palm exploding heart technique? I’d argue it’s Bruce …

Johnny Depp surprises children's hospital patients dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp helped raise spirits at a Canadian children’s hospital during a surprise visit dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.<p>He spent more than five hours talking to every sick patient at the BC Children's Hospital Foundation in Vancouver.<p>Upon arriving, he joked to a …

Cardi B Vs. Amber Rose: Which Lingerie-Clad Star Nearly Broke The Internet With Steamy Pics?

It’s getting hot in here — so take off most your clothes! Cardi B and Amber Rose are two of today’s hottest stars, and that means fans are psyched …

Pics

The $37 billion supplement industry is barely regulated — and it's allowing dangerous products to slip through the cracks

When Pouya Jamshidi, a resident at Weill Cornell Medical College, delivered his first baby, the doctor on call told him to take the newborn away from its mother.<p>The baby, a healthy girl with mocha-pink skin and a powerful set of lungs, was being quarantined.<p>In the middle of the pregnancy, her …

What Would it Take to Blow Up the Entire Earth?

All of the nukes in the world wouldn't even get close.<p>It may be a staple of sci-fi movies, but exploding a planet is a lot harder than you think. As shown in this video from Second Thought, it's essentially impossible for us humans to build anything that is capable of blowing up the Earth. That's …

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

'MasterChef Junior' reveals Gordon Ramsay's softer side — and so much more

Many great artists suffer for their work, and celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay is no exception.<p>The host of a bevy of Fox reality cooking shows, including "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef" spares no detail when recounting his most humiliating moment on-set during the filming of the …

Gordon Ramsay

Journalists to use 'immune system' software against fake news

Full Fact software backed by George Soros and Pierre Omidyar fact-checks statements in parliament and news media in real time<p>Broadcast, print and online journalists are to begin using an automated fact-checking system that quickly alerts them to false claims made in the press, on TV and in …

Fake News

Newly Named Titanosaur Was the Largest Land Animal Our Planet Has Ever Seen

Four years after six specimens were discovered in Argentina, scientists have finally given a name to what is now considered the largest animal to …

Dinosaurs

How art could help encourage kids to study science

"You gotta Crash and Learn."<p>Mixing art and science started very early for Kari Byron. “I remember distinctly sitting there with a Cheerio box and a roll of tape, and trying to recreate a human skull, like a little sculpture,” she says, recalling her earliest memory of tinkering with something in …

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How to get the best view if you’re not in the path of totality

On Aug. 21, swaths of the United States will be enveloped in a stunning midday darkness when the moon moves in front of the sun during the Great …

Astronomy

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Need a new password? Here are 306 million to avoid

If you're in the market for new, unique password, Troy Hunt has a trove of what you don't want.<p>Hunt, the security expert behind the Have I Been Pwned website, on Thursday released a searchable tool that contains 306 million previously compromised passwords. The tool's database of passwords, …

Hackers rickrolled a voting machine at DefCon 2017

Hackers at DefCon 2017 this weekend managed to get a WinVote machine to play Rick Astley — and in the process demonstrated fundamental flaws with digital voting.<p>More than 30 voting machines made up the Voting Village at DefCon. It took the attendees mere minutes to crack open the devices — …

Rick Sanchez's series arc fulfilled: McDonald's appears to be bringing back Szechuan sauce

Just in time for the debut of <i>Rick and Morty</i>'s third season on July 30, it appears Rick's series arc has been fulfilled: McDonald's Szechuan sauce is …

Google Maps accidentally caught a satellite image of an airplane mid-flight

Random photos of airplanes tend to be rather boring – unless they happen to be mid-flight satellite shots caught on Google Maps.<p>Browsing through the endless depths of Maps, Redditors have stumbled upon a gorgeous satellite image that captures an airliner flying across South Downs National Park in …

This is the closest thing we have to a master equation of the universe

The table is also organized to represent how these teeny, tiny bits of matter interact with the fundamental forces of nature.<p>But it didn't begin as a table.<p>The grand theory of almost everything actually represents a collection of several mathematical models that proved to be timeless …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: America Must Embrace Science and Rethink How We Educate Kids on the Subject

May 10, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>We live in a country where science needs defending and we have to march on the streets to show the government how much we …

Northern Ireland

The 25 best fast-food chains in America right now

But fast-food lovers aren't loyal only to legacy chains like McDonald's, KFC, and Taco Bell. In fact, these giants don't even break the top 25 in our latest ranking of the top fast-food chains in America.<p>Business Insider teamed up with Restaurant Business, a publication that focuses on the …

Nicki Minaj offers to pay students’ tuition after fan asks for help on Twitter

The rapper said she would pay international airfare for contest winners, so a US student asked for help with tuition. Six minutes later, Minaj tweeted her offer<p>Nicki Minaj was getting all the credit, with Twitter humming around the world in praise of her decision to spend thousands of dollars of …

Eating bogies is good for teeth and overall health, scientists conclude

It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogies is good for teeth, and overall health.<p>Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan and say parents should not discourage …

Lava oceans and ruby rains: Five of the most bizarre exoplanets ever found

There are planets where it rains rocks, planets where the wind whips around at seven times the speed of sound and planets where one year can last …

Astronomy

Distract Yourself Forever with Instagram’s Best Collection of Science Toys

Consider Dr. Raymond Hall's @physicsfun your new favorite account.<p>Physics is fun, and Dr. Raymond Hall, a professor of Physics at California State University-Fresno, wants people to know it. Hall, who has worked on particle accelerators and helped discover the fundamental particle known as the top …

Physics