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BAND - Organize your groups

Organize your group on BAND! It’s the perfect group communication app with features like Community Board, Shared Calendar, Polls, To-Do Lists, …

This Move Could Help You Escape a Shark Attack

Travel isn’t always a vacation.<p>When on the road, things can — and will — go wrong. The best defense is preparation, even for worst case …

Shark Attacks

First aid for stroke: What do you do?

A stroke is a medical emergency. Quick intervention may increase a person's chance of survival and reduce the risk of long-term disability.<p>Strokes …

High Blood Pressure

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Why are Brits getting so upset about money?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the end, perhaps fittingly, it was a question of money.<p>After a four-and-a-half month review, the Bank of England decided it would simply cost too much money to switch production of the UK's new plastic five-pound notes from a polymer that contained tallow to one containing palm oil.<p>Or …

How on Earth Does NASA Have a Spacesuit Crisis?

A critical NASA report lays out the challenge for spacesuit designers.<p>It’s incredible that NASA can send a spacecraft on a 1.7-billion mile journey …

What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

7 tax misunderstandings that could cost you

While we can never know everything, there are times when ignorance can cost you dearly -- and tax season is one of those times. Here are seven tax misunderstandings Americans should clear up immediately.<p>A pile of little papers on which are written words such as "tax return" "tax audit" "tax advice" …

Retirement

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Trump signs directive to start border wall with Mexico, ramp up immigration enforcement

President Trump on Wednesday began putting in place his plan to ratchet up immigration enforcement, following through on major campaign pledges by signing executive actions to build a border wall with Mexico and cut off funds to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal …

Immigration

Pixie is the 'Pokémon Go' for finding your lost stuff

There's not much worse than losing your stuff — except maybe the time you wind up wasting looking for it. Nothing is more infuriating than being held …

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and …

Immigration

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

How to break the habit of checking your phone all the time

Smartphone dependency is everywhere. Take a glance at your day-to-day life and you'll notice your friends are a bit too preoccupied with their …

Pew Research Center

First human head transplant could take place in the UK next year, maverick surgeon says

The neurosurgeon who intends to attempt the first ever human head transplant says he may do so in the UK.<p>Maverick and often criticised Professor …

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Physics

Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

<b>The Ginkgo tree has had its genetic code laid bare by researchers.</b><p>The tree is famed for being a “living fossil” - a term used to describe those organisms that have experienced very little change over millions of years.<p>In the case of the Ginkgo, there are specimens preserved in the rock record from …

This is the best time to call in sick, according to science, and it's surprisingly specific

If you’re already at work despite feeling under the weather, this next bit of info might cause you to silently curse yourself for not staying home, …

Paying people helps them to overcome phobias - new research

Scientists appear to have found a devastatingly simple method of curing people of their fears and phobias - paying them.<p>Modest financial rewards, with the help of brain imaging equipment and an algorithm, subconsciously reduced fear levels among participants in a study without them even noticing …

The Brain

Stripe launches Radar to tackle e-commerce fraud with machine learning

Stripe, the startup that lets websites and mobile apps implement payment services through its API and a few lines of code, is today adding in another new feature as it continues to build out its platform with more tools. It is now going to help prevent fraud on Stripe transactions, through a new …

Duterte's deference delights China but is questioned at home

BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's effusive message of friendship on his visit to Beijing this week has handed China a public …

Evens 'EarPrint' H1 headphones make you realize how bad your hearing is

Get ready for the next audio trend: ‘EarPrint’ headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.<p>Even, a newish company that recently made waves with its original set of $99 in-ear monitors, is today introducing its second product, the full-size $179 H1. I’ve had the chance to try them out …