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‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

First Aid

Watch How Star Wars Rebels Added to George Lucas' Lightsaber Mythology

Lightsaber mythology is one of the coolest, geekiest, and most interesting niches in all of <i>Star Wars</i>. Each film usually gives us just a tiny bit …

Star Wars Rebels

Latest Apple Watch Series 2 ‘Close Your Rings’ promo highlights Activity tracking

Apple today has shared a new ad for the Apple Watch Series 2 on YouTube. The ad, like much of Apple’s marketing for the device, focuses on Activity and is called “Close Your Rings.”<p>The ad is a fast-paced, 15-second ad spot that opens with slow-mo footage of Apple Watch users doing various tasks to …

13 new things you can do with your Android Wear smartwatch

If you have one of the many Android Wear watches compatible with Android Wear 2.0 (full list in link), you're in for a treat.<p>With Android Wear 2.0, and the more recent Android Wear update bringing the platform in sync with Android Oreo, Google redesigned the interface and added new features that …

Wear OS

Morrie and Betty Markoff, 103 and 100, say that there’s no particular secret to their very long marriage, other than tolerance, respect and luck. But why has Morrie never told Betty that he loves her?<p>‘We don’t know anyone else over 100. We are really oddities: two people married for 78 years, one …

Immune System

Disney World Reveals Its Coveted Recipe For Chewbacca Cupcakes

At Disney World, Star Wars fans can pick up Chewbacca-inspired cupcakes, or Chewbaccakes, created by the genius pastry chefs at the Contemporary Resort. Not only have they figured out how to get the perfect ratio of cupcake to frosting in every bite with this clever cupcake hack, but they've given …

Dessert

Surgical robot makes highly precise eye injection possible

For the first time ever, a team of eye surgeons were able to inject a thrombolytic drug directly into a patient's retinal vein to dissolve a blood clot. It was a success despite the fact that the vein is as thin as human hair thanks to a surgical robot developed by researchers from KU Leuven, a …

Belgium

Is the New Star Really a Sign of a Messiah for Israel?

Humans across the world will get to see a star born in 2022, and one rabbi says it’s a sign from the Bible of a new military leader for Israel.<p>In …

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" …

The Latest: Former CIA chief says Trump should 'be ashamed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>12:15 a.m.<p>Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Donald Trump "should …

Absurdly Pricey Iron Man Armor with Over 500 Moving Parts

We’d say there’s some extra “irony” here, given the subject, or we could say it’s especially “fitting.” There seems to be no way to describe this …

Mom sues to stop Bible study classes in West Virginia schools

A kindergartner's mother is suing her public school system in West Virginia, asking that it discontinue a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible classes that violate the U.S. and state constitutions.<p>The woman, identified as "Jane Doe" in the federal lawsuit backed by the Freedom From Religion …

World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and …

Trump Sworn In as 45th President

Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office under gray skies<p>Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States.<p>Chief Justice John …

NFL Playoff Picture 2017: Championship Bracket Scenarios and Super Bowl Odds

It's hard to envision getting a bad Super Bowl with any combination of the four teams remaining.<p>There is no real weak link among the quartet. Certainly, a strong favorite exists (New England), but the other three teams didn't luck their way into the conference championship round.<p>Let's take a look …

NFL

Donald Trump is sworn in as president, vows to end ‘American carnage’

Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, after which he delivered a dark but ambitious speech promising to throw out entrenched Washington elites, end “American carnage” in cities and restore jobs lost to shuttered factories.<p>“Today, we are not merely …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Becomes the 45th President of the United States: Pictures

Paul Ryan

Why Do Our Recorded Voices Sound Weird to Us?

I have a big, dumb, deep, goofy voice.<p>But I’m reminded of it only when I hear a recording of myself while playing back an interview — or when friends do impressions of me, lowering their voices several octaves.<p>My high school classmate Walter Suskind has one of the deepest voices I’ve ever heard in …

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

Twitter suspends major alt-right accounts

Site cracks down on white nationalist pundits after introducing new feature to combat online abuse<p>Twitter this week suspended several prominent accounts linked to the alt-right movement, the fringe white nationalist group that helped propel President-elect Donald Trump to the White House. As <i>USA</i> …

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

From Puttin' On the Ritz to Pure Imagination: Gene Wilder's 10 finest, funniest screen moments

1. Young Frankenstein – It’s FronkenSTEEN<p>Young Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) has dedicated his life to escaping the shadow of his notorious mad-scientist grandfather, changing the pronunciation of his own name to move away from the family heritage. When he inherits the family estate in …

The strange history of the EpiPen, the device developed by the military that turned into a billion-dollar business

But it wasn't always this way.<p>The injectable delivers a dose of epinephrine, otherwise known as adrenaline, to treat extreme allergic reactions.<p>It's been around for more than a century. And the pen that delivers the medication has been around since the 1970s, when it was first developed for the …

6 Scientists Just Spent A Year On Simulated Mars. Here's What They Learned.

The crew "returns to Earth" Sunday after 365 days in isolation.<p>HONOLULU, Hawaii ― Sending humans to Mars presents enormous challenges, from the technological to the psychological.<p>Perhaps no one understands the mental test better than the team of international scientists who just spent a year living …

16-year-old devises way to make deadly breast cancer more treatable

A teenager believes he has solved the problem of how to make a deadly form of breast cancer more treatable.<p>Around 7,500 women each year are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a type of disease which does not respond to today's most effective drugs.<p>Many breast cancers are driven by …

With Android on top of the world, Google is already working on a mysterious new OS

Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the world by a massive margin. At Gartner's last count, Google's Android OS held 78.8% of the global market compared to 17.9% for Apple's iOS platform. Meanwhile Net Marketshare measures usage to determine market share and it puts …

Ultrasabers Lightsabers are the Most Fun You Can Have Without Using the Force

You would think that lightsabers are merely an elegant weapon of a more civilized age, but they’re also a great tool for exercise, and lightsaber …