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Senate panel agrees with intel community that Putin was trying to help Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Breaking with their House Republican counterparts, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the intelligence community properly concluded in January of last year that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to help Donald Trump when Moscow meddled in the 2016 election.<p>The …

Donald Trump

How Tesla's big battery is bringing Australia’s gas cartel to heel

On Sunday 14 January something very unusual happened.<p>The Australian Energy Market Operator called – as it often does – for generators in South Australia to provide a modest amount of network services known as FCAS, or frequency control and ancillary services.<p>This time, though, the market price did …

Wales

Seeing the Future at the Tokyo Motor Show: Pictures

Tokyo Motor Show

Dread hangs over Washington as Mueller probe moves ahead

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took barely an hour for President Donald Trump's first, and best, defense to crumble after special counsel Robert Mueller's charging spree.<p>And in a cascade of developments, it quickly became clear that the Russia cloud engulfing the White House is only thickening -- and may not be …

Trump Interview With Lester Holt: President Asked Comey If He Was Under Investigation

President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview Thursday with NBC News' Lester Holt, called ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat" and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia.<p>"I actually asked him" if I were under investigation, Trump said, noting …

10 awesome eco-activities to do this Earth Day

Just in case you’re scratching your head wondering what to do this Earth Day, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite eco-activities that will help …

Can Solar Power Survive Without Government Subsidies?

Sunworks CEO Jim Nelson is not getting caught up in the political and environmental debate over clean energy versus fossil fuels, but rather focusing on the economics of solar energy.<p>“I don’t see solar as a clean energy play and something that we ought to worry about as far as culture or what’s in …

National Donut Day: What's behind the cops-doughnut love fest and where to score free ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> Today is National Donut Day. Or Doughnut, if you're a stickler for spellings.<p>Or Christmas, if you're a police officer.<p>Indeed, like a Dalmatian to a firefighter, doughnuts have been so closely associated with cops that it's become a trope.<p>Movies propagate it -- from "Police Academy" to …

Justice

B-52s joining fight against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force is sending a Cold War icon into the fight against ISIS.<p>B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana arrived at an air base in Qatar on Saturday for use against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force said in a statement.<p>The service did not say how many …

Military

South China Sea: Taiwan enters power struggle

<b>Taiping island, South China Sea (CNN) —</b> Taiwan claims to have continuously occupied this postage stamp-sized island in the azure waters of the South China Sea for 60 years.<p>But it wasn't until this week, that the government invited journalists to see the tiny place firsthand.<p>Also known as Itu Aba, …

N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and …

From Kim Jong-un to Kim Kardashian – the world's most powerful millennials

From Kim Kardashian to Kim Jong-un, we look at some of the biggest movers and shakers aged 20-35<p>For some, millennials are the cursed generation who would prefer to concentrate on taking 2,000 selfies a year than anything else.<p>For others, including many millennials themselves, they are the …

Kim Jong-un

Clinton, Sanders talk over each other in debate clash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders angrily clashed over auto industry bailouts, guns, political battles from the 1990s and ties to Wall Street on Sunday, as underlying tensions in the Democratic presidential race burst into the open at an impassioned CNN debate in Flint, Michigan.<p>5 …

Government

Scott Kelly returns to Earth with a bump and a thumbs-up after record ISS stint

Kelly and crewmate Mikhail Kornienko have spent 340 days in space, the longest mission since Valeri Polyakov spent 437 days aboard Mir 20 years ago<p>He landed with a bump in the mid-morning sun, the vast Kazakh steppe his first contact with Earth after a year in space devoted to medical tests, …

Space

U.S. submits N. Korean sanctions proposal to U.N. Security Council

The United States submitted a draft resolution Thursday to the U.N. Security Council to impose "a major upgrade" in sanctions against North Korea following the reclusive nation's recent nuclear weapons test and rocket launch.<p>Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said the proposed …

Has a rampaging AI algorithm really killed thousands in Pakistan?

A killer machine-learning algorithm guiding the U.S. drone program has killed thousands of innocent people according to some reports. What’s the truth?<p>A killer AI has gone on a rampage through Pakistan, slaughtering perhaps thousands of people. At least that’s the impression you’d get if you read …

Machine Learning

Marco Rubio's comments about Muslims actually make a lot of sense

The Republican candidate was not pleased that Obama visited a mosque this week. Neither were many of the Americans that Rubio wants to vote for him<p>Barack Obama’s decision to visit a mosque on Wednesday (his first such visit as president) was not popular with Republican candidate Marco Rubio – nor …

First genome project diagnoses give hope to two four-year-olds

Pair are first to benefit from the 100,000 Genomes Project, launched in 2014 to improve diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic disorders and cancer<p>Doctors feared something was wrong the moment Georgia Walburn-Green was born. Her head was slightly larger than normal, but tests offered no …

Scientists challenge Einstein's relativity

American physicists claim today they "clocked" light travelling at 300 times the speed of light. This is so fast, according to a report published today in science magazine Nature, that a pulse of light appeared to come out of the experiment before it went in.<p>This experiment, which appears to …

Physics

“I did so many bad things with my genitals”: Blink-182’s Travis Barker opens up on sex, drugs, plane crashes and Christianity

A pill addiction. A horrific plane crash. The nickname “Dumpster Dick.” The rock star tells Salon what has changed<p>Travis Barker is probably the most famous — or at least, the most recognizable — drummer on the planet. He joined Blink-182 in 1998, and as the band found mainstream success with its …

Which Musician Best Represents Your State?

More often than not, where a band or musician is from can be a huge part of who they are and how their career is shaped. New Jersey isn’t just the home of Bruce Springsteen; New Jersey helped <i>create</i> Bruce Springsteen. And pretty much every state in the country has their own Bruce Springsteen, you …

Why don't we just throw all our garbage into volcanoes?

Because it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll<p>Great question. Glad you asked. While volcanoes might seem like the ideal natural incinerator for our massive amounts of garbage, there are a few obstacles between us and a magical geological trash chute to the center of the …

The 10 science stories of the week that you don't want to miss

But at Tech Insider, that's our job: to bring you the most interesting and important developments in research, current events, and the science of everyday life.<p>This week we dug into the alarming chemistry of a bomb ingredient used in the Paris attacks, explored the dangers of sulfur mining, and …

Will this European satellite confirm Einstein’s last unproven idea?

The Lisa Pathfinder will test equipment for an orbiting observatory that will peer into the universe’s darkest corners<p>It was perhaps the greatest scientific achievement of the 20th century. And next week space scientists will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein’s …

Albert Einstein

Universal flu vaccine could end need for annual injections

A new vaccine which targets non-mutating proteins in the flu virus could prevent the need for annual injections<p>A universal flu vaccine which could end the need for annual injections could be available within three years.<p>Scientists from London-based biotech firm Seek have developed a vaccine known …

The government seems intent on ending the solar power industry. It’s madness | Howard Johns

My company was left untenable by cuts to subsidies, so I had to close it. The ‘greenest government ever’ needs to act fast before it destroys the sector<p>It was with great sadness last week that I announced the closure of Southern Solar – a firm I set up in 2002, which I grew for the first 10 years, …

Renewable Energy

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.<p>The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.<p>Those savings, however, …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …