Heather Williams

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Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China, but you might not like the reason why

It’s now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the …

Doomsday clock 2018: When scientists will announce how close we are to nuclear annihilation

Scientists are about to announce just how near we are to nuclear annihilation.<p>Many of the world's most renowned scientists will host a ceremony to …

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.<p>In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect …

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

So, Bill Nye Is Suing Disney

The erstwhile Science Guy alleges in a lawsuit that House Mouse withheld $28 million in profits from his old show.<p>Yikes! It seems <b>Bill Nye</b> has been crunching some numbers, and he is not happy about what he’s found: namely, he alleges that Disney withheld $28 million in distribution profits from his …

Facebook fights fake news with links to other angles

Facebook will become the suggester of perspective to avoid being the “arbiter of truth”. It’s rolling out “Related Articles” that appear below news links to stories lots of people are posting about on Facebook, or that are suspected to be false news and have been externally fact checked by …

Fake News

FDA aims to lower nicotine in cigarettes to get smokers to quit

By Laurie McGinley<p>, Reporter<p>William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The unexpected announcement sent shares of tobacco companies plummeting and sparked praise among some public health advocates.<p>If …

Find It First: 15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year

Instead of trying to power through a book that you're not enjoying, put it down<p>I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a …

Lose Weight and Indulge in Your Cravings With These "Cheez-It" Chickpeas

I must confess, these oven-roasted chickpeas are not Cheez-Its, and they don't quite capture the same flaky, airy texture of the cracker. I'm sorry! Well, not really, because they <i>do</i> have a spicy-cheesy taste, are satisfyingly crunchy, and are filling to boot. You win some; you lose some. High in …

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal, sparking criticism at home and abroad

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, an extraordinary move that dismayed America’s allies and set back the global effort to address the warming planet.<p>Trump’s …

Climate

Terror Alert in Britain Is Raised to Maximum as ISIS Claims Manchester Attack

MANCHESTER, England — Britain’s prime minister put the nation on its highest level of alert on Tuesday and deployed the military to work with the police over fears that another terrorist attack was imminent.<p>The announcement came as the police continued to investigate whether the Monday night …

‘It’s Tragic, Isn’t It?’ Lonely Snail Is Rejected by Suitors Who Choose to Mate With Each Other Instead

Meet Jeremy, a brown garden snail in the U.K. who is struggling to find love.<p>Jeremy, who repels most mates because of a rare genetic condition that …

Did this other human species overlap with our ancestors?

Scientists have discovered additional remains of a new human species, <i>Homo naledi</i>, in a series of caves northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.<p>The …

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't been in the White House for 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises.<p>In several interviews this week, the president has forged new positions on topics ranging from NATO to Chinese currency manipulation. They …

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump $2.9 million to settle lawsuit

The Daily Mail has apologized to Melania Trump and agreed to pay damages to settle a lawsuit filed by the first lady after the publisher made false claims about her work as a professional model.<p>The settlement was announced in a joint statement from the Daily Mail and Trump's lawyers.<p>"We accept that …

Donald Trump

Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations with Moscow are at a low point after meetings in Russia that seemed to do little to bridge a deepening diplomatic divide over a chemical attack in Syria.<p>Relations are "at a low point, there is a low level of trust between our …

Middle East

No prizes for guessing why this clip of a girl singing into a well has gone viral

Who needs backing singers when you've got a handy well?<p>Last week, Kansas student Tiffany Day shared a video on Twitter of herself singing into a well …

Ancient DNA and the rise of ‘celebrity science’ : A view From the Bridge

<b>3Q: Elizabeth Jones</b><p><b>Whether it’s about Neanderthal-human interbreeding or the prospect of resurrecting woolly mammoths, the public cannot seem to hear</b> …

Facebook livestream rape suspect arrested, others still at large

A second juvenile was set to be arrested in connection with the livestreamed rape of a 15-year-old girl in March, and Chicago police said Sunday other offenders remained on the loose – including an adult.<p>Police arrested a 14-year-old male late Saturday and had on Sunday obtained an arrest warrant …

Venom from the funnel web spider could prevent brain damage from strokes after 'world-first discovery'

Venom from the deadly funnel web spider can be used to protect the brain from devastating stroke damage, scientists have found.<p>Australian researchers were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they discovered a compound, which they say could protect brain cells even when injected hours after a …