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America's giant robot needs funding to fight Japanese rival

It turns out that giant robot duels are <i>really</i> expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one …

Robotics

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Watching Sandra Bland

In the age of dashboard video cameras and cell-phone-captured arrests, there is so much that we see and can’t ever unsee. Police in Staten Island putting Eric Garner in a choke hold, while he gasps, over and over, that he can’t breathe.* The Texas state trooper threatening to use his Taser on …

Underworld

How the Sinaloa drug cartel digs its tunnels.<p>At 8:52 <i>P.M.</i> on July 11th, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, sat on the bed of his cell in Altiplano, Mexico’s only super-maximum-security prison. Surveillance footage appears to show a small screen glowing on a table …

Jennifer Lopez Hair, Makeup Tricks: How to Wear Multiple Beauty Trends at Once

When it comes to beauty, we're usually loyal to the tried-and-true rule: Stick to wearing <b>one</b> trend at a time. But Jennifer Lopez recently proved that some rules are meant to be broken. Before we dive into all the gorgeousness happening with her hair and makeup at her 46th birthday party this …

UN says Ebola outbreak 'not yet finished'

Africa's Ebola outbreak has not run its course and about 30 people are still getting infected each week, the United Nations' special envoy for the deadly disease has said.<p>Under normal circumstances, such an infection rate would be considered "a major, major outbreak," David Nabarro said on …

9. Doctor Strange: Beginnings And Endings

Excited about Benedict Cumberbatch debut in the Marvel CU, yet you know nothing about Doctor Strange? You should check out Doctor Strange: Beginnings …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

Geopolitics

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Anthony Davis agrees to 5-year, $145 million maximum extension with Pelicans

The Pelicans secured the services of the league's best young player for the next six years at what's expected to be a massive salary.<p>Anthony Davis has agreed to a five-year max extension with the Pelicans, reports Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowki. His total salary will likely be for around $145 …

NSA to resume mass surveillance for another 6 months

Following a ruling from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Monday, the National Security Agency (NSA) is set to resume its bulk data collection program, which allows it to store and analyze data about American citizens’ phone calls.<p>The Freedom Act — signed on June 1 after section 215 …

Scores reported dead in Islamist attacks in Egypt

A wave of simultaneous terror attacks swept across Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, leaving scores dead and prompting hours-long battles.<p>It was the deadliest battle in the region since the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.<p>The Egyptian army said that more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were …

This Is What World War III Will Look Like | Time

In a picture that captures the violence and sheer destruction inherent in war perhaps more graphically than any other ever published in LIFE, Marines take cover on an Iwo Jima hillside amid the burned-out remains of banyan jungle, as a Japanese bunker is obliterated in March 1945.<p>In this and dozens …

I am a recovering racist: I was somehow taught hate as a gift of love

I grew up in the segregated South. It took a question from an 11-year-old to teach me how I really felt about it<p>As a native Mississippian and recovering racist, I finally discovered why a seemingly innocuous thing like a state flag can bring out the absolute worst in us. It took a group of …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Autonomous cars and man's future: The road ahead - Factor

It’s no dramatic hyperbole to suggest that the automotive industry is destined to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. For a …

Why Rappers Rock the Confederate Flag: From OutKast to Kanye West’s Merchandise

Much of the cultural conversation in the wake of the Charleston shooting is over the removal of the Confederate flag—a symbol that’s been …

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

Workouts

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. apologized to Kobe Bryant about his infamous tweet

Lakers draft pick Larry Nance Jr. was terrified about Kobe Bryant's reaction to his 2012 tweet.<p>Larry Nance Jr.'s career with the Los Angeles Lakers …

Russell Wilson says he'll play hard for $1.5 million or $25 million

Russell Wilson says he'll continue to play the way he's always played, even if his new contract doesn't materialize this summer.<p>If you haven't heard, …

See the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Catches Fire (Mar. 25, 1911)<p><b>By Michele Anderson</b><p>The Triangle Shirtwaist Company’s fire resulted in the tragic loss of …

Misty Copeland Is First African American Principal Dancer at ABT

Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland has already been having a hell of a year—she was the first African American dancer to star in a major ballet company's production of <i>Swan Lake</i>, was named one of <i>Time</i> magazine's 100 Most Influential People, and a documentary about her life recently premiered at the …

Geraldo Rivera on Kendrick Lamar: “Hip-hop does more damage to African-Americans than racism”

The Fox News personality attacked the rapper for his “unhelpful” lyrics about police brutality<p>On Fox News' "The Five" Monday night, Geraldo Rivera criticized Kendrick Lamar's performance at the BET awards -- in which he rapped about police brutality in "Alright" -- saying that his lyrics are "not …

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

Meet the Gay Muslim Filmmaker Who Secretly Filmed His Pilgrimage to Mecca

Indian-born filmmaker and LGBT activist Parvez Sharma's new documentary <i>A Sinner in Mecca</i> is a rare glimpse at a gay man's journey to Saudi Arabia.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"I call it the Saudi selfie film," Indian-born, New York–based filmmaker and LGBT activist Parvez …

Mapped: The countries where a terrorist attack is most (and least) likely

Seventy-seven countries experienced at least one death from terrorism last year, a new report has revealed. Total fatalities for 2016, however, fell for the second year in a row.<p>The 2017 Global Terrorism Index, published today by the Institute for Economics and Peace, offers a guide to the …