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New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case

The notice of sealed charges comes after prosecutors accused the former Trump campaign chairman of bank fraud.<p>New charges have been filed in special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates, but the charges were put under seal …

Paul Manafort

Super-insulated modern log cabin withstands frigid Finnish winters in style

Winters in Finland can plunge to a freezling -22 degrees Fahrenheit, but those chilling temperatures are no match for this well-insulated log cabin. …

22 mind-blowing science facts we didn’t know at the start of 2017

Did you know that scientists invented a completely new state of matter called the time crystals? Or that pugs’ adorable faces are the result of a …

Immune System

The Juno Space Probe Isn't Where It Should Be, And This Isn't The First Time It's Happened

Messing with general relativity.<p>In the early 1960s, scientists developed the gravity-assist method, where a spacecraft would conduct a flyby of a …

Astronomy

Expercom Offering MacBook Pro With Touch Bar For Up to $225 Off With AppleCare

Apple premium reseller Expercom is offering some notable discounts on new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, including up to $53 off 13-inch models and up to $167 off 15-inch models depending upon the configuration selected.<p>The discounts are even steeper when an AppleCare Protection Plan is added. …

Dashcam Captures Horrific Collision When Infiniti FX Slams Head Into A BMW X3

After seeing this crash, you might think twice about speeding when the road is slippery. <br>Regardless of whether your vehicle is FWD, RWD or AWD, when …

The 5 Decorating Principles Everyone Should Know

Interior design can be a mystery to those who are not professionals. And of course, every designer has their own set of rules and ideas gleaned over decades of work. Now, a new book out next week offers a glimpse at that interior expertise, and in a unique format. <i>Interior Design Master Class: 100</i> …

20th Century

How Recipe Videos Colonized Your Facebook Feed

In June of last year, Andrew Ilnyckyj, a video producer at BuzzFeed, was filming the preparation of the All Day Breakfast Burger. After piling layers of bacon, a fried egg, and bourbon-infused syrup onto a cheese-covered patty, a hand reached into the frame to add the top half of a tater-tot bun. …

Construction Matters: How Advances in Brick, Steel, and Concrete Changed Architecture

How the technology behind the building blocks of construction informs the craft and creativity of architecture<p>In an era of insane renderings and conceptual construction projects, Georg Windeck, an architect and teacher at Cooper Union, wanted to take a different look at technology’s relationship to …

Framing

One commodity is defying the global rout, and it's all about the future of energy

A Renovo Coupe production prototype vehicle in Las Vegas. The USD 529,000, zero-emission electric car is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Ethan Miller/Getty Images<p>While the big miners and energy producers are seeing their revenues shrink as prices for iron ore and oil keep falling, there is one …

Here's How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

It's one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space.<p>The Fukushima accident was broadcast around the world. On March …

Particles

The U.S. Supreme Court Is Acting Like Congress

It is easy to mock the enraged opinions coming from the justices—but they’re no laughing matter.<p>When he took office, he expressed his desire to put aside the pettiness of politics. He would make it a point, he said, to do away with the destructive divisions of partisanship. He would make it his …

Why is my hangover so bad?

It’s not just the booze giving you a hangover – it’s the microbes in your stomach<p>Ever woken up on a Sunday morning with the worst hangover ever? The headache was bad enough, but the nausea and lethargy made you feel as if you had been poisoned. Yet, when you had done the same thing two months …

The Pros and Cons of Off-Season Travel

With fewer crowds, you can enjoy a more intimate experience at some top attractions in a destination, which may be impossible during busy peak times.<p><i>Athena Lao / Flickr</i><p>For many destinations around the country -- and the world -- the off-season has arrived. This brief period of time -- usually …

Finger Lakes

Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

Apple's Rumored Reversible USB Connector Supported by Patent Filing, but Likely to Face Challenge

Several leaked photos in recent days have suggested Apple may be looking to move to a reversible USB connector for its next-generation Lightning cables, making it easier for users to plug the cables into their computers, chargers, and other equipment with standard USB ports.<p>As noted by <i>Patently …