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Fastest growing U.S. cities: Texas is king

Don't mess with Texas: It's got several of America's fastest growing cities.<p>Three of the top five fastest growing U.S. cities are in Texas, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data on population growth between 2013 and 2014.<p>The figures are another sign that young American adults and some Baby …

Mice develop thinner skin after just three months in space

Small study hints that scientists should pay more attention to the organ that covers our bodies<p>Experiencing weightlessness for prolonged periods of time may cause skin to become thinner, according to a very small study of mice that spent three months aboard the International Space Station.<p>Space …

EPA Issues Final Rules Protecting Drinking Water, Streams

Environment<p>The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation's drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act.<p>Two Supreme Court rulings had left the reach of the law …

Water

Ethiopian Israelis decry alleged police racism

Clashes have broken out in Jerusalem as more than 1,000 Ethiopian Israelis staged a protest, demanding an investigation into alleged police racism and violence.<p>At least 13 people were injured and two police officers and five protesters were taken to hospital, the Magen David Adom ambulance service …

Does the digital era herald the end of history?

<b>Has the digital transformation of our society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Many internet observers fear so. But why, and what do they mean?</b><p>Since the 1980s our lives have grown increasingly digital, and with dizzying speed.<p>Most of our photos, videos, conversations, research and …

'Straight Pride' Posters Appear On Ohio's Youngstown State University Campus

Students at an Ohio university say they were "blindsided" earlier this week after homophobic messages appeared around campus.<p>Signs advocating for a week of "straight pride" appeared on Ohio's Youngstown State University campus earlier this week. The anonymously posted messages called for students …

Posters

Now Available: Genetically-Modified Human Embryos

Rejoice—and perhaps strap on your finest pair of “head for the hills” shoes—for scientists in China have finally produced what the rest of the world …

Genetics

U.S. ports prepare for Panama Canal expansion

PANAMA CITY — Giant backhoes claw into the ground, as helmeted workers position rebar atop of concrete pillars 100 feet tall. Cranes, trucks and teams of workers toil through a construction site here large enough to fit three Empire State Buildings, laying end to end.<p>More than 2,000 miles north, …

Panama Canal

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Pentagon: The Navy sent warships near Yemen but NOT to intercept Iranian arms shipments

The Pentagon confirmed that the Abraham Linconln has been sent to the waters off of Yemen, but is now denying that it has specifically been sent to interdict an Iranian vessel, according to Reuters.<p>The US Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea amid …

Banks not rushing to Cuba as fear of entering a legal minefield still lingers

Off the terror list, Cuba represents a less risky proposition but for bankers it’s been tough to get over the hefty fines that once came with violating sanctions<p>Barack Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from the state sponsors of terror list after 30 years is many things: a symbol of the cold war’s …

How to solve Silicon Valley's diversity challenges? Google has ideas

Google knows it's got problems with diversity among its ranks, and it was one of the first in Silicon Valley to say so.<p>The search giant first released statistics last May about women and minorities in its workforce, and by its own admission they were bad. So, it's tried to find fixes, and it's …

We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains

OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone fall over after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more …

Zuckerberg: an unequal internet better than no internet

Facebook founder insists that universal connectivity and net neutrality can coexist<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out in defence of Internet.org, after a group of Indian technology and internet companies pulled out of the initiative, claiming it threatened the principle of "net …

Wi-Fi on planes opens door to in-flight hacking, warns US watchdog

Modern aircraft increasingly connected to internet, which could potentially lead to hackers seizing control of a plane mid-flight, says GAO<p>Hackers on commercial flights could now bring down the plane they are on by using the on board Wi-Fi, a US government watchdog has warned.<p>The US Government …

Banks are bailing on the student loan business and it couldn't come at a worse time

Some of the world's biggest banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and US Bancorp, are withdrawing from the student loan market. That's according to a series of reports over the past couple years.<p>It couldn't come at a worse time.<p>That is because it coincides with a rise in the number of …

Nowhere In The World Uses Mobile Banking As Much As Africa

In a many of the more remote parts of the countries in the region, it's difficult to have access to any form of banking at all, preventing workers from saving their wages and requiring cash for most purchases. But, as a CNBC article noted in 2013, cell phone ownership and usage in Africa "jumped …

World Bank

Obama in historic talks with Castro but Cuban leader in no mood for a love-in

Leaders of US and Cuba meet for first time in more than 50 years and discuss steps to improve relations at Summit of the Americas<p>They might have been the first face-to-face talks between the leaders of Cuba and the United States for more than 50 years, but when Raúl Castro met Barack Obama on …

Autonomous car down-time may make us sick, study warns

Autonomous cars sound like a great idea, right? No driving, just shuffling around safely thanks to an always-aware network of connected cars. Those …

Senate nears Iran deal rebuke to Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate backers of a bill the White House fears could dismantle a potential nuclear deal with Iran are closing in on a veto-proof threshold of support.<p>The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to approve the bill next Tuesday and hold a full Senate vote soon after. The …

This Company's Stock Goes Up With Demand for Police Transparency

The series of controversial incidents of police brutality that have rocked the U.S. in recent months has ignited a movement for increased …

UN urged to ban 'killer robots' before they can be developed

Fully autonomous weapons should be banned by international treaty, says a report by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School<p>Fully autonomous weapons, already denounced as “killer robots”, should be banned by international treaty before they can be developed, a new report urges the United Nations …

Human Rights

French media groups to hold emergency meeting after Isis cyber-attack

Culture minister calls talks after television network TV5Monde is taken over by individuals claiming to belong to Islamic State<p>France’s culture minister is to call an urgent meeting of French media groups to assess their vulnerability to hacking after the public service television network TV5Monde …

Cyber-attacks

Cops are routinely using this secret cell phone tracking tool

Big federal agencies with ominous-sounding three-letter acronyms aren't the only ones that spy on your activities -- your local police might be doing it, too. Take for instance, the police department of Erie County, New York, which was recently caught using stingray devices in at least 47 instances …

DEA Wants To Triple Production Of Government Marijuana For Research

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday recommended that the federal government produce almost 900 pounds of marijuana for research in 2015, more than triple the amount it had estimated it would need.<p>The proposal, signed by DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, seeks to increase the …