Grant Abella

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Apple Music

Amazon Is on the Verge of a Colossal Breakdown After Whole Foods Deal

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) isn't looking quite so prime as we hit the end of the summer.<p>Make no mistake, Amazon has enjoyed a very strong year in 2017, …

Charge your iPhone 9 times with this solar-powered battery

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>If our modern age had an official question, it …

IS faces end game in Mosul, says Michael Fallon

<b>The so-called Islamic State group is facing its "end game" in the Iraqi city where its campaign of violence began in 2014, the defence secretary has said.</b><p>Sir Michael Fallon said the RAF had hit more than 700 targets in support of the liberation of Mosul by Iraqi forces.<p>IS is also losing ground in …

Michael Fallon

How quantum trickery can scramble cause and effect

Logic-defying experiments in quantum causality can twist the notion of time itself.<p>Albert Einstein is heading out for his daily stroll and has to …

Feds Won't Ban Laptops, Will Make Airport Security Awful

Let's start with the good news for international travelers and the airlines that serve them: The Department of Homeland Security has decided not to …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Pollution

Will you need a visa to go to Europe this summer? That's a definite maybe.

<b>Question:</b> My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe this summer. I recently read that the<p>European Unionmay not allow visa-free travel for U.S. citizens. Does this mean we’ll need to get visas for the countries we plan to visit?<p>Murray Zichlinsky<p>Anaheim<p><b>Answer:</b> At this point, the answer is a …

Immigration

Alex Jones Calls Out Stephen Colbert In Court, So Colbert Responds With More Intense Mockery

Nemesis of shirts/InfoWars shouter Alex Jones is currently involved in a keenly observed custody battle at the moment. In addition to getting some fascinating insight into Jones’ views on pot, there was also time for Jones to bring up <i>Late Show</i> host Stephen Colbert during the proceedings. It wasn’t …

Stephen Colbert

Quantum computers will blow your mind

Ready for a guaranteed weather forecast or perfect cancer screening?

The First Quantum Computer You Own Could Be Powered by a Time Crystal

Understanding the Bizarre<p>Time crystals can exist — it’s already been proven. Previously, two teams of researchers created their own time crystals …

America's First Drive-Thru Marijuana Shop Will Open on 4/20

The doors — or rather, windows — will soon open on the Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru, the nation’s first legal drive-thru marijuana …

Cannabis

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

It's also full of stuff you won't find on the iPhone. Let's take a look at what sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the iPhone.

Electronics Industry

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

Best Songs of the Month: Here Are February’s Essential Tracks

Though February may be the shortest month of the year, there was no shortage whatsoever of excellent music that was launched into our headphones over …

New Music

Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

LGBTQI

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

Barack Obama

Navy SEAL Raid in Yemen: Ally of U.S.-Backed President Killed

CAIRO — The main figure killed in last month's U.S. raid in Yemen targeting al Qaeda was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's U.S.- and Saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight Yemen's Shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives.<p>The …

Middle East

Russian spy ship spotted near Virginia

A Russian spy ship last seen off the coast of Connecticut was spotted late Wednesday steaming south -- and near the largest naval base in the world, where the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet is located.<p>The Viktor Leonov was spotted approximately 65 nautical miles northeast of Norfolk, Va., in …

Military

7-year-old girl sends 'Google boss' job application, gets a response

A 7-year-old girl got a head start into her career with an endearing letter to the “Google Boss.”<p>Chloe Bridgewater, who lives in Hereford, England, loves her tablet computer and robots. When she found out about Google – and the perks of working there with slides, go-karts and bean-bag chairs – she …

Employment

A Map Visualizing the Entire Field of Mathematics

Science writer Dominic Walliman created a map that summarizes and visualize the entire field of mathematics in a single image. In the companion …

Russia Labels NATO Moves in Eastern Europe a Threat: State Media

Russia views the deployment of NATO troops and military hardware to the Baltic states, Poland and Germany as a threat, Russia's state-run RIA news agency reported on Thursday.<p>RIA cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov as saying Moscow was watching closely and would ensure that its own …

Russia

Microchips lined with live human cells could save lab rats everywhere

Human Organs-on-Chips are microchips lined with human cells that replicate the way real human organs function.<p>The technology was designed by the Wyss …

eCommerce

How Apple Cider Vinegar May Help With Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar—or “ACV,” as it’s called among enthusiasts—is having its superfood moment. Made from fermented apple sugars, ACV’s rumored perks …

Apple Cider Vinegar

A $15 Minimum Wage Is Not the Best Way to Help Poor Workers

Around the country, the Fight for $15 campaign continues to advocate for minimum wages of $15. Several states and large cities, including Seattle, …

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

Dessert

Uber has a plan to make flying cars a reality

Uber already has self-driving cars, and now it's on to the next frontier: Flying cars.<p>The ride-hailing company on Thursday posted a white paper …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

Mental Health

Six-hour workday boosts productivity, worker satisfaction

In recent years, some employers in Sweden began what many considered an audacious experiment: Local governments and privately owned companies in various cities put their staffs on a six-hour day.<p>The move went further than, for example, France's 35-hour workweek.<p>The results were somewhat surprising. …