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“This Could Go to Hell in a Handbag”: Is John Bolton Playing Games with Trump?

The national security adviser is “creating a power dynamic that leads straight to him,” one source says. Another calls his lean new N.S.C. a “Republican wet dream.” Is he trying to outflank the secretary of state on North Korea?<p>After weeks of cheery rhetoric between President <b>Donald Trump</b> and North …

North Korea

This home-building robot can lay more than 1,000 bricks an hour — and construct a home quicker than a human

A construction crew can build a small home in about four to six weeks. To shave time and labor costs, some homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the process instead.<p>A new robot, developed by Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics, may be the speediest homebuilding machine yet.<p>Called the …

Construction Industry

Spraying this material on desert sand will turn it into fertile land

For the past ten years, Desert Control has been testing a land treatment that promises to transform non-productive land into fertile soil. The …

Water

McCain said he regrets choosing Sarah Palin for VP – here’s how she responded

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin responded to reports that Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that he regretted choosing her to be his vice presidential candidate in the 2008 election.<p>The former vice presidential candidate spoke to the Daily Mail about McCain’s comments just before a fundraising …

Republicans

How Trump’s Iran deal decision may lead to war

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>After meeting with President Trump last week, French President Emmanuel Macron made two predictions: The …

Middle East

This Candidate Became The First Woman To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For A Babysitter

Hillary Clinton sent a letter to the FEC in support of Liuba Grechen Shirley's request, saying it would encourage other young mothers to run for office.<p>The Federal Election Commission on Thursday gave a woman candidate running for Congress the green light to use portions of her campaign funds to …

Government

President Trump Lashed Out at His Homeland Security Chief Over Border Crossings

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against …

Donald Trump

"Day Zero" Is Call-to-Action for Sustainable Investing

Could you get by with a single toilet flush every day? Or a 90-second shower? What do you think of getting by on less than a gallon of water a day …

The Inconvenient Mummy Haunting Iran

When the mummified body of Reza Shah popped up by accident it carried a message but not one that a lot of people in Tehran, or the U.S. and Britain, …

Middle East

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

Home Improvement

CrossHelmet offers 360-degree vision, touch controls and noise canceling

The 360-degree vision is provided by a rear-facing wide-angle camera built into the back of the lid, which displays the rider's rear view in the top …

Consumer Tech

Lies and Deception

At 4am on April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom executed a strike on Syria. The Syrian Free Press reported:<i>US Navy warships in</i> …

War

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain.<p>The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came online in the …

Military

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Aide Ousted From White House Re-emerges at Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — A former American intelligence official who came under intense scrutiny during a stint at the White House last year is returning to government as the national security adviser to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a person familiar with the decision.<p>The official, Ezra …

Donald Trump

Woman busted trying to smuggle $110K worth of cocaine at JFK Airport

U.S. Customs officials discovered a passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York attempting to smuggle six pounds of cocaine hidden …

Russian Trolls Denied Syrian Gas Attack—Before It Happened

The conspiracists introduced claims about rebels using chemical weapons just as the Trump administration’s frustration was rising over the Assad …

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

Restaurants are cooking your steak wrong on purpose

My friend Barbara Wagner gulped when the rib-eye cut she and her husband recently ordered medium-rare at Wolfgang’s on East 54th Street came to the …

Cooking

Big increase in Antarctic snowfall

<b>Scientists have compiled a record of snowfall in Antarctica going back 200 years.</b><p>The study shows there has been a significant increase in precipitation over the period, up 10%.<p>The effect of the extra snow locked up in Antarctica is to slightly slow a general trend in global sea-level rise.<p>However, …

Global Warming

Venezuela Horror Is Warning for Russian Traders After Sanctions

Investors in Russian assets can look to Venezuela for an idea of what may be in store for them after the Trump administration levied sanctions …

Attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels alleging Trump affair to offer reward

The attorney for a porn actress who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump plans to release a composite sketch Tuesday of the person he says threatened Stormy Daniels to stay quiet — and says there will be a reward for help with identification.<p>Michael Avenatti said Monday that a …

‘We are not begging to be friends with you’: Russia’s chilly exchange with US at United Nations

During the United Nations Security Council meeting on the chemical attack in Syria, United States and Russia representatives had tense exchanges. Ambassador Nikki Haley scolded Russia for blocking the U.N. from taking effective measures on chemical weapons. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia shot …

United Nations

Bolton Arrives At White House, And National Security Staff Start Leaving

A top National Security Council staffer may have been the first to go in an effort to plug leaks there.<p>WASHINGTON ― John Bolton began his first day as President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser ahead of schedule after a top aide to Bolton’s predecessor departed over the weekend in an …

Donald Trump

New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies

A revolutionary new material called Composite Metal Foam, or CMF, can pulverize enemy rounds and could even be used as an armor to protect tanks and other combat vehicles.<p>Believe it or not, this breakthrough foam may provide greater protection than traditional armor steel plates.<p>It is also far …

Military

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

The drug pricing contract Express Scripts doesn't want you to see

Pharmacy benefit managers play an important but secretive role in controlling the prices of prescription drugs — and they're working hard to keep it …

Pharma