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Florida school shooting survivors launch US-wide gun-reform tour

Pupils from a US school that experienced a mass shooting in February have started a bus tour to promote tougher gun control laws. The two-month trip …

Guns

‘Our First Mistake Will Be Our Last’: Pakistani Rights Movement Defies Army

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanizing a rapidly growing following among the country’s ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being “oppressors” who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by the …

Pakistan

4 Insanely Easy but Overlooked Tactics to Advance Your Entrepreneurial Career

Leaving corporate America for entrepreneurship takes courage. After that, it takes a lot of hard work and common sense.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does this sound familiar to you? I saw on LinkedIn that an acquaintance who is more than a decade younger than I am has …

Why is Neptune still considered a planet when Pluto crosses its orbit? (Intermediate)

By the IAU definition, a planet must have "cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit". Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet because it does …

Here's How Old You Should Be When You Start a Company, According to Science. (It's Not What You Think)

The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.<p>Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it's older than …

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Paid summer breaks and other common myths about teachers

<b>(CNN) —</b> As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money.<p>But many of the arguments against teachers' demands are based on misconceptions about the teaching …

Teaching

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

Robot dog lends a helping paw to dementia sufferers

BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Among Ron Grantham's happiest memories are the days he spent fly-fishing with his beloved dog, Spot. Now those memories are being revived by visits from his new best friend, Biscuit - a robotic dog.<p>Grantham is 99 years old and lives in Templeman House, a British …

Dangerous ground-shaking TREMORS expected after series of earthquakes hit near 'Ring of Fire' fault line in the US

A series of earthquakes have struck close to a fault line in the US sparking fears of greater tremors around the so-called "Ring of Fire".<p>The …

This Single Image Profoundly Sums Up Einstein's Landmark Theory

You might think you have gravity pretty well figured out. If you drop a ball out of a window, a short time later it will hit the ground. The higher …

67 Years Ago, a General Delivered One of History's Most Famous Speeches--and Showed Exactly How You Should End a Presentation

It's one of history's most famous. The closing explains why<p>You've probably read plenty about how to hook your audience in the first 60 seconds of your presentation. Let's talk about how to close with just as much power.<p>Closings are key--they're your last chance to leave a lasting impression. Last …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

This Breakthrough in Tractor Beam Tech Could Pave The Way to Levitating Humans

We're excited.<p>In a sci-fi feeling first, engineers at the University of Bristol used the world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam to demonstrate …

Physics

Here's What Juno Discovered When It Flew Through Jupiter's Great Red Spot

That storm is older than any living human.<p>Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm like nothing this world has ever seen.<p>This crimson-hued anticyclone …

Astronomy

10 Key Habits of World-Class Money Savers

Americans, in general, not only aren't good about saving money, but they're also actually fairly indifferent about being financially frugal. …

Personal Finance

10 Cities That Should Be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Bucket List Cities<p>Creating a bucket list is tricky! The world is full of amazing cities. It would be easy to put together a list of unique cities …

American Cities

Shocking moment man pushes woman onto train tracks in Hong Kong

A man shocked onlookers when he pushed a woman onto train tracks at a station in Hong Kong, causing her to fall and hit her head.<p>The harrowing CCTV footage shows him strolling past a woman in a hi-viz vest before knocking her onto the tracks.<p>After falling, she looks up at her attacker.<p>The …

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Here's What Tom Petty Wrote as His Epitaph

The rocker grew pensive during an interview in 1981: “When it’s all over, all you’re gonna leave behind is the records”<p>“I used to have these soul …

Music

US relaxes rules of engagement to help troops in Afghanistan defeat Taliban

The U.S. military has overturned a requirement for its troops to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire in a bid to relax the rules of engagement and defeat the Taliban.<p>Defense Secretary Jim Mattis approved the change following President Donald Trump’s pledge in August, …

Sheryl Crow's breast cancer battle inspired her to 'redefine and refine my life'

Sheryl Crow opened up about her battle with breast cancer and how it caused her to re-focus her life.<p>"After I found out I had breast cancer, it made me redefine and refine my life. I want to encourage everybody to quiet your brain, even if it is just for five minutes a day, so that you are able to …

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Las Vegas shooting - what we know so far

Heavy shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has resulted in mass casualties, with the shooter reportedly killing himself. Police are now looking for …

Haley on North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch: ‘Enough is Enough’

Taylor Swift destroys records held by Adele and Justin Bieber with Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor Swift's new single may be inspired by a fall from grace, but if the record-breaking figures behind Look What You Made Me Do are anything to go by, she remains one of the most important people in pop.<p>Look What You Made Me Do was released on Friday, and quickly topped Apple Music, Spotify US …

Pastor accused of failing to open megachurch for victims of Hurricane Harvey

A Texas pastor has faced a growing online backlash after being accused of not opening the doors of his megachurch to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.<p>Joel Osteen, a senior pastor at the 16,000-capacity Christian Lakewood Church in Houston, has been criticised for not offering to shelter flooding …

What the Intel Leaks Are Telling Us About North Korea’s Nukes

Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons and missile programs have passed the point of no return. That makes Trump’s threats of preventative war a fantasy.<p>In recent weeks, a deluge of leaks has sprung out from the U.S. intelligence community concerning North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. …

Life in the Saturn system? Cassini has shown it's possible

The complex choreography of Saturn's numerous moons displays beautiful physics, but only a few of the worlds may be friendly to life.<p>Oceans of liquid water, deep beneath the icy crusts of three of Saturn's natural satellites, may satisfy the conditions needed for "life as we know it," scientists …