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Climate change impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genomes

Three recent studies point to just how broad, bizarre, and potentially devastating climate change is to life on Earth. And we’ve only seen one degree Celsius of warming so far.<p>Climate change is rapidly becoming a crisis that defies hyperbole.<p>For all the sound and fury of climate change denialists, …

Climate Change

51 Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects In The U.S. Last Year

Health officials have published the first comprehensive view of Zika-linked birth defects occurring in the U.S.<p>The study is the largest so far to estimate the risk of severe birth defects from Zika infections in pregnant women, researchers report Wednesday in the <i>Morbidity and Mortality Weekly …

Public Health

Towards A New Understanding Of Dark Matter

Dark matter remains largely mysterious, but astrophysicists keep trying to crack open that mystery. Last year’s discovery of gravity waves by the …

Dark Matter

Banksy Opens The Dystopian 'Walled Off Hotel' In Bethlehem

The lounge is decorated with CCTV cameras, there’s no pool, and the Presidential Suite boasts “the worst view of any hotel in the world” – but if …

Obama Spokesman Disputes Trump's Wiretapping Claim

President Donald Trump alleged in a tweet storm early Saturday that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower before his election win in November — an accusation that a senior U.S. official told NBC News is baseless.<p>Trump did not provide any evidence for the claims, which followed an …

Donald Trump

Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more …

Obama Administration

Death in Paradise is a deeply formulaic drama that gets us through winter: review

The Caribbean island of Saint Marie is becoming almost as dangerous as the county of Midsomer. As <b>Death in Paradise</b> (BBC One) reached the end of its sixth sun-dappled series, it has seen more than 50 murders. If you’re planning on holidaying there, I’d recommend a Kevlar swimming costume and …

Trump's DOJ lays out travel ban defense

<b>(CNN) —</b> Top Justice Department lawyers are now in charge of defending the Trump administration's hastily drawn up executive order, and they are assiduously avoiding President Donald Trump's blunt and inflammatory tweets in favor of sweeping and bold statements about national security and executive …

Pixie uses AR to find your lost stuff

Augmented reality makes finding your lost stuff a lot of fun. It’s not Pokémon Go, but the treasure hunting aspects of Pixie make it a blast to use, especially if you’re constantly misplacing things.<p>What is it?<p>Pixie is a new solution that uses a smartphone app and ‘Pixie Points’ — small trackers …

With a loved one held prisoner in Cambodia, a Long Beach family has been living an international nightmare

When Meach Sovannara boarded a flight to Cambodia in 2015, his wife and three daughters knew there was a chance he might never return to their modest Long Beach home.<p>Jamie Meach was no stranger to her husband's battles with the Cambodian government. It was Sovannara's activism, after all, that …

China

Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump's surprise victory as president.<p>The protests — held in big cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago as well as smaller ones, such as …

Latin America

Early voting: Record levels in 2016 may give Clinton edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of Americans have voted ahead of Election Day, driven by soaring turnout from Latino voters. That could be good news for Hillary Clinton.<p>At least 46.27 million people have cast ballots by early voting — by mail or at polling stations, according to Associated Press …

Government

What Happened in the Stock Market Today

Image source: Getty Images.<p>At one point, stocks fell by more than 1% on Thursday before climbing higher through the afternoon hours to end with justminor losses. By the closing bell the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b>(DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the <b>S&P 500</b> (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) indexes had each lost roughly …

A New Law To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors Means Rape Kits Are No Longer Disposable

Due to a push by 25-year-old activist Amanda Nguyen, President Obama signed a new law that makes sure police don’t destroy rape kits before they get tested.<p>Here’s one more of about 8 million differences between Presidential candidate Donald Trump and current President Barack Obama. On the same day …

Poll: Clinton Leads Trump Among Likely Voters Ahead of First Debate

Just hours ahead of the first 2016 presidential debate, Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump by 5 points, 45 percent to 40 percent, unchanged from last week, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.<p>Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson trails behind with …

Government
Law Enforcement

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Cancer

Police Fatally Shoot Boy, 13, In Ohio; Officers Say He Wielded A BB Gun

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say officers responding to a call about an armed robbery Wednesday night found and pursued several young suspects — and that when one pulled what looked like a gun, an officer shot him multiple times, killing him. It turns out that 13-year-old Tyre King had a BB gun with a …

Police Shootings

This Amazing Story Will Tell You What Is True Wealth In The World.

I read this story on internet and it really touched my heart. This is a story about a father and son who talk about richness and poverty. Read the …

Wealth

Matt Lauer’s NBC presidential forum was a spectacular display of the worst habits in American journalism

There was a trainwreck on American TV last night, in the form of NBC’s “Commander-In-Chief Forum,” hosted by <i>The Today Show</i>‘s Matt Lauer. In front of an audience of military veterans, Lauer asked presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, in separate 30-minute segments, about matters …

Donald Trump

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

<b>Categories</b>Autism & ADHD, Big Pharma, Carolanne Wright, Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health & Medical, …

Psychology

Disney Produces Robot With "Very Fluid" Movement Thanks to Air-Water Actuators

These are a couple video demonstrations of Jimmy, a robotic puppet developed by Disney Research that moves with incredibly fluid motion thanks to …

GIF Animations

Talented Artist Creates Amazing and Whimsical 3D Drawings

26 Shares<p>Comments<p>3D drawings and paper cutouts are extremely popular these days and many people from all around the world are trying out some …

Funny Pictures – September 7, 2016

Easily the best book donation I’ve ever received. <br>viaChecked out of my motel this morning and noticed this. <br>viaFound the Fosters brewery. <br>viaLatest …

Commuting

This Poor Man Accidentally Got His Testicle Trapped in an IKEA Chair

Not sure what's funnier: his story or the company's response.<p>After a knee injury, Claus Jørstad of Alta, Norway invested in a MARIUS Stool from IKEA to sit on while he showered — but that plan backfired big time. While sitting on the chair during a recent rinse, one of Jørstad's testicles got stuck …

IKEA

Stockbroker accused of rape 'thought woman was crying due to size of his penis'

A City trader has denied raping a young woman after a cocaine and champagne-fuelled office party, saying he thought she was crying because of the size of his penis.<p>Daniel Green, 26, allegedly attacked the woman, in her 20s, after she had curled up to sleep under a desk in the early hours.<p>Giving …

Woman transforming plastic waste into bricks for building 'silver houses' in Pakistan (Video)

It's painfully clear that our culture is unfortunately designed around consumption of disposable things, whether it's fashion or throw-away cutlery. …