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10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy gives birth to new conspiracies

Exciting news from the American political scene: birtherism is back! No, not birtherism as in the nonsensical conspiracy theory about Barack Obama actually being born in Kenya, once so popular among political geniuses including Donald Trump. Please – that kind of birtherism is so 2008 (and 2009. …

Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. Today, …

George R.R. Martin says that scene was “always disturbing”

<b>Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in "Game of Thrones" (HBO/Helen Sloan)</b><p>The author responds to Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” — and reminds fans that his world is a tough place<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>April 22, 2014 2:31pm (UTC)<p>"The scene was always intended to be disturbing," says George R.R. …

This Is Amazon's Real Achilles Heel

Online sales taxes are discouraging people from shopping on Amazon, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University. Regular online …

Dogs (and Cats) Can Love

Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.<p>I’m not a dog person. I prefer cats. Cats make you work to have a relationship with them, and I like that. But I have adopted several dogs, caving in to …

'Game of Thrones' Creator George R.R. Martin Reacts to Shocking Episode

<b>WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!</b><p>Two days later, fans are still reacting to Sunday's shocking episode of "Game of Thrones."<p>Cersei, played by Lena Headey, is …

5G Will Change the Game Again

Remember when we had 1G back in the 1980s? No? That's because back then so few thought there would ever be something faster and better. And it took a long time to get to 2G, which finally occurred in the 1990s. It took the better part of yet another decade to get up to 3G. For those of you who …

Mobile Devices

Authorities: Drug ring targeting top suburban Philly schools busted

Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania's best schools.<p>Authorities announced Tuesday that they were able to foil this ambitious effort -- unearthing marijuana, hash oil, cocaine, ecstasy (or MDMA, its active ingredient) as well as …

States that Opted Out of the Medicaid Expansion Have the Worst of Both Worlds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Lawmakers in Georgia and Kansas have just passed bills that will effectively prevent Medicaid from …

Asteroid impact risks 'underappreciated'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070927_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534474919_098662549ca19585dbd3894d3fcef835<p><b>A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.</b><p>The US-based group, which …

Asteroids

Michigan's ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.<p>The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the measure …

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans in favor of the mandate.<p>Among 2,124 adults …

Health Care

Democratic Candidate Embraces Obamacare In New Ad

In an uphill battle to win the Democratic primary for governor, Rep. Allyson Schwartz is becoming one of the first candidates this year to embrace …