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Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State

U .S. political leaders of both parties argue that destroying Islamic State is America's top priority in the Middle East. In reality, that's not nearly as important as confronting the challenge posed by Iran. The nuclear deal that went into effect a year ago may have postponed the danger of an …

IBM wants to accelerate AI learning with new processor tech

Deep neural networks (DNNs) can be taught nearly anything, including how to beat us at our own games. The problem is that training AI systems ties up big-ticket supercomputers or data centers for days at a time. Scientists from IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center think they can cut the horsepower and …

Artificial Intelligence

Death toll in Pakistan bombing climbs past 70

More than 70 have been reported killed in Lahore, Pakistan, after an alleged suicide-bomb attack.<p>More than 70 have been reported killed in Lahore in a suicide bombing.<p>LAHORE, Pakistan — As Pakistan began burying its dead Monday, authorities counted 29 children among those killed by an Easter …

Extremism

Trump Might Halt U.S. Oil Purchases From Saudi Arabia

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told the <i>New York Times</i> he would consider stopping U.S. oil purchases from Saudi Arabia unless the …

A Waterfall in Yosemite Has Turned Into a Glowing 'Firefall'

This one's worth chasing.<p>Yosemite National Park is filled with natural wonders all year-round, but if you happen to visit during the last few weeks …

Landscape Photography

Apple vs. FBI: 9 Updates in Fight Over Killer's Locked iPhone

Here’s the latest since CEO Tim Cook refused to comply with a court order demanding his company unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s cellphone<p>Stakes …

Sea levels rising faster now than in past 3,000 years

Sea levels rose faster in the past century than during the previous 27 centuries due to man-made global warming, a pair of studies published Monday found.<p>"The 20th century rise was extraordinary in the context of the last three millennia — and the rise over the last two decades has been even …

Sea Level

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

Why Narendra Modi’s government is at war with students

India’s biggest student protests in 25 years have spread to 18 campuses. Hindu nationalists are calling everyone else traitors, and this may just be …

India

North Korea rocket launch: UN Security Council holds urgent talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1225000/1225076_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691441_911360348f64b92a8cb2188eef927574<p><b>The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting following North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.</b><p>The meeting was requested by South …

U.K. Parliament Debates Whether to Ban Donald Trump

The U.K. Parliament debated a problem far from its shores on Monday: what to do about the nativist rhetoric of Donald Trump.<p>Parliament took up the …

Donald Trump

Islamic State already has a foothold inside Israel, president warns

Reuven Rivlin says the Jewish state must counter the hopelessness felt by many Arab Israelis to counter growth of extremism<p>Isil already has a foothold among Israel's Arab population and will continue to grow unless the Jewish state addresses the despair of its Arab citizens, Israel's president has …

Israel

Islamic State jihadist executes own mother in public

Latest "extreme execution" claim comes from Islamic State's capital, Raqqa<p>An Islamic State jihadist executed his own mother in public after she tried to persuade him to quit, according to new reports.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria from London, said that a …

Mein Kampf hits stores in tense Germany

<b>It's one of the most talked about publications of the year. It's not a new book. And it's not even a well-written book. But Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler, which hits German bookshops for the first time in 70 years on Friday, is certainly attracting attention.</b><p>Hitler's anti-Semitic tirade is seen as …

Iraq offers to mediate between Saudi Arabia, Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq on Wednesday offered to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran after tensions soared following the kingdom's execution of a …

These are the 12 largest nuclear detonations in history

Pyongyang, which has a history of exaggerating its successes, claims that the test was a "perfect success."<p>North Korea also believes that its successful miniaturization of a hydrogen bomb elevates the country's "nuclear might to the next level."<p>Since the first nuclear test on July 15, 1945, there …

Watch this 18-inch LG display roll up and point to the future

LAS VEGAS — The future of displays is rollability. Not just flexibility, but the ability to roll up your TV and store it away until you want to watch …

How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World's Crops

Drought and extreme heat dramatically reduced production of key crops during the second half of the 20th century and will likely pose an increasingly …

Climate Change

Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use on Some Crops Harms Honeybees, EPA Finds

WASHINGTON -- A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton plants and citrus trees but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency has found.<p>The report released Wednesday is the first scientific risk assessment of the much-debated class of …

ISIS Shows Off A Driverless Carbomb

Not so much Tesla, more explosive<p>Driverless cars are supposed to be a sign of a tranquil future, where pleasant machines cart relaxed guests around, handling all the messiness of automobile travel. They’ve also long been the interest of the military, which through DARPA in 2003 challenged inventors …

Blood transfusions from Ebola survivors don't help patients after all, study finds

At the height of the Ebola epidemic, one of the most promising — if unproven — therapies was blood transfusions from people who had survived the deadly virus. Their blood plasma was presumed to have Ebola antibodies that could go to work right away. And there was evidence that survivor blood helped …

Newspaper headlines: Nuclear test, Ramadan exams, Labour reshuffle and Prince George

<b>North Korea's claim that it has tested its first hydrogen bomb is widely covered, and it makes the front page lead for the Guardian.</b><p>The paper reports doubts at the White House and among nuclear experts globally about whether Pyongyang actually detonated such a device.<p>It notes that even a …

It is going to be messy on Wall Street

JPMorgan will kick things off when it reports results on January 14, and analysts are expecting a 'clean-up' quarter after a turbulent three months.<p>That means you can expect plenty of one-off provisions and charges that banks use to write-off weak businesses. In this quarter, a lot of those …

This Is Why Saudi Arabia And Iran Totally Hate Each Other

The two countries severed diplomatic ties this weekend and that is very, very bad.<p>*(The United Arab Emirates downgraded ties but did not sever them and Kuwait recalled its ambassador.)<p>The difference between the two branches is both simple and complicated so we're going to condense it down to saying …