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How To Clean Up All That Plastic In The Oceans

By 2050, it's estimated the oceans will contain more plastic than fish, by weight. One entrepreneur says he's developing a tool to remove much of that plastic.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>So it's not exactly beach weather on the East Coast but in parts of the country, it is. Think about how many …

Pollution

Rewriting Autism History

Newly discovered documents show how crucial autism research was ignored, perpetuating misinformation about autistic children.<p>History is dotted with simultaneous independent discoveries. From the Möbius strip to the electric telegraph, great minds sometimes do think alike. And for decades now, the …

Autism

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles. The …

Nanotech

Google Nexus 5 photo leaked online

A photo of Google's forthcoming Nexus 5 smartphone has leaked online, confirming rumours of a rear fingerprint sensor<p>A photo of Google's forthcoming Nexus 5 smartphone has leaked online, revealing a circular fingerprint sensor on the rear and a camera with an LED flash.<p>The photo, which first …

Clarkson and the 'Top Gear' team are 'very, very, very expensive' says Amazon boss

Jeff Bezos says Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are "worth a lot and they know it."<p>Signing Jeremy Clarkson and the "Top Gear" team was "very, very, very expensive" for Amazon, says Jeff Bezos. But speaking to The Telegraph, the Amazon founder and chief executive boasts Amazon is part …

Corporate Culture

July 2015 was very likely Earth's hottest month on record

<b>UDPATE, Aug. 20, 12:15 p.m. ET:</b> Federal officials have confirmed that July 2015 was Earth's hottest month on record, smashing old marks.<p>Our original …

Smugglers help enslaved Yazidis escape Islamic State

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1187000/1187328_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522407835_0a0c8bd4aba91486cf79df5ff6ebde77<p><b>When members of the Yazidi religious minority fled as Islamic State (IS) militants swept across northern Iraq a year ago, several thousand women and</b> …

Kurdistan Regional Government

Woman who sued pro-Putin Russian 'troll factory' gets one rouble in damages

A Russian court has ordered a secretive pro-Putin “propaganda factory” to pay symbolic damages to an employee who sued them in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online trolls.<p>Game of trolls: the hip digi-kids helping Putin's fight for online supremacy<p>Read more<p>The Agency for Internet …

Russia

GE's robotic inspector dives in nuclear containment vessels

Normally when workers at the Edwin Irby Hatch Power Plant in Georgia want to inspect welds on the water-filled containment tank that houses the plant's nuclear fuel, they have stick pole-mounted inspection cameras in there while potentially exposing themselves to radiation. But now that the plant …

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Google’s Next Version Of Android Is Called “Marshmallow”

Google has made it a thing to name its Android OS versions after food. Letter by letter in the alphabet (har har). But not just any food — food that’s really bad for you. This version, which has been called “M” until now, had its name unveiled today….<p>The new “marshmallow” statue was unveiled today …

Android News

With early release from prison, what's next for Oscar Pistorius?

<b>(CNN) —</b> After serving 10 months for shooting his girlfriend to death, Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius is expected to be freed from prison in South Africa and go into house arrest Friday.<p>Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison in October 2014 after he was convicted of killing his …

South Africa

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

Who Withdrew From Iraq? Was It Bush or Obama and Clinton?

Jeb Bush has claimed that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were responsible for withdrawal from Iraq. But is that true? A look at the evidence, including George W. Bush's own words and White House website, shows who was really responsible for America's departure, contributing to the rise …

Government