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Russia and the art of 'kompromat'

<b>Every Russian knows what "kompromat" means. Now, thanks to a graphic section of the unverified intelligence dossier on Donald Trump, the rest of the world does, too.</b><p>Since the allegations were made public, the US president-elect has denied claims that he cavorted in Russia with prostitutes - and …

The View's Jedediah Bila Nails What Most of America Was Thinking While Watching Meryl Streep Rant

Meryl Streep's lecture during the Golden Globes telecast on Sunday night was major fodder for the 'ladies' of “The View.”<p>They keyed their …

Entertainment

Lemon California Roll is a wireless, waterproof speaker powered by solar panels - CNET

What's oval, waterproof, wireless, solar-powered and comes in 5 colors? The Lemon California Roll bluetooth speaker.<p>Starting at $249 (converts to roughly AU$345, £200), it's available for preorder now and it expected to ship in March or April of 2017.<p>While its name suggests sushi is for dinner, the …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

Astrophysics

If You're Younger Than 31, You've Never Experienced This

Life was cooler in 1985.<p>Still not convinced the Earth is rapidly warming? Consider this: The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.<p>That means if you are 30 years old or younger, there has not been a single month in your entire life that was colder than average.<p>…