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Family of 7 dead in what could be Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country's worst mass shooting in 22 years, police and news media said.<p>The children died with their mother and grandparents. …

Guns

Gender neutral restroom requirement could be national model

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers hope a new law that requires single occupancy restrooms be marked gender neutral can serve as a model for the rest of the nation.<p>Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed the bill Friday. The new law, passed with support from Vermont's three major political parties, …

LGBTQI

Watch: Roomful of Rich, White NYC Parents Get Big Mad at Plan to Diversify Neighborhood’s Schools

Anyone laboring under the delusion that New York City is a progressive bastion need look no further than the city’s school system, which remains …

Manhattan

In Latest Blow to Trump, a Third Judge Rules That DACA Must Stay

A federal judge said the president’s move was “virtually unexplained.”<p>On Tuesday, a third federal judge ruled against Donald Trump's decision to abruptly end DACA. Trump had announced at the end of last year that he was ending the program and setting an expiration date of March 2018. It made no …

Immigration

3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the …

Secret Service

In front of an international audience, Trump delivered the single most embarrassing moment thus far

Donald Trump has struggled to connect with world leaders, primarily because they prefer to discuss policy and the hard issues facing the world …

Donald Trump

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Spinal Cords

My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance

New Research Shows Rainbow Wrack Seaweed Has Iridescent Colors Just Like An Opal

The brown algae known as Cystoseira tamariscifolia has been found to impart colors similar to opals.<p>While algae may not normally be considered wildly …

Research

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Anantara Kihavah is crowned the most Instagrammable hotel in the world

Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives has been named the most Instagrammable hotel in the world.<p>As decided by Luxury Travel Advisor - the insider’s publication for travel and tourism operatives, detailing what’s happening, the inaugural contest saw 121,000 votes cast online, with Anantara Kihavah taking …

Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed

If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. If you blame half a ton of impounded cannabis that's gone missing on said mouse, …

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.<p>The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, …

Zoology

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought. Here’s why that’s scary.

Greenland’s ice could raise seas by 20 feet.<p>Our planet is warming and its cryosphere — Earth’s frozen regions — is melting. This we know.<p>The Arctic, in particular, is warming at a rate twice as fast as the rest of the planet. And this winter, the sheet of Arctic sea ice that grows and shrinks in an …

Global Warming

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his data was exposed in Cambridge Analytica leak

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg says his data was exposed in the Cambridge Analytica leak.<p>The Facebook CEO made the admission during questioning on Capitol Hill Wednesday.<p>The hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee was his second appearance before lawmakers in as many days. He took …

Silicon Valley

Sheriff of America’s Deadliest Police Force Caught on Camera Admitting Killing Suspects Is ‘Better Financially’

A recently discovered video of a California sheriff talking to law enforcement officers shows Kern County’s chief lawman explaining that killing …

Crime

Fentanyl seizures at the border on pace to double from last year

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seen a significant uptick in opioid and methamphetamine seizures in the first six months of the …

Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice

Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking.<p>The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers verbalise internally but do not say out loud, using electrodes …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists in Antarctica Make a Major Breakthrough Growing Vegetables without Sun or Soil

Scott Watney memorably managed to keep himself alive in <i>The Martian</i> by growing poop potatoes, but the first human to set foot on Mars likely won’t …

H.R. McMaster used a 'Seinfeld' reference about George Costanza to critique US war strategy

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly used a "Seinfeld" reference about George Costanza to critique the US's war strategy, according to The Washington Post.<p>McMaster would reportedly often compare the US strategy in war to a famous "Seinfeld" storyline, …

This Is The Right Way to Load Your Dishwasher

Modern dishwashers are marvels of appliance engineering. They use scalding water to kill bacteria, potent jets to scour food remnants, and enough …

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

BOSTON (AP) — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on the weapons.<p>U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons are …

Guns

Catch the Northern Lights from inside this stunning glass cabin in Iceland

Most travel enthusiasts have an unbridled obsession with the Northern Lights in Iceland—the unpredictable, eerie light phenomenon visible in the …

Escape to Essaouira - Moroccan magic that won't break the bank

Holidays in North Africa<p>From designer goodies to kite-surfing, Morocco’s windy city is worth the trip.<p>Set the mood<p>My biggest regret going to …

Shulkin says he was fired via Trump tweet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Monday that White House chief of staff John Kelly called to give him a heads up that he'd be fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump.<p>"General Kelly gave me a heads up that the President would most likely be …

Donald Trump

The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head

In 1915, a team of American archaeologists excavating the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha blasted into a hidden tomb. Inside the cramped limestone chamber, they were greeted by a gruesome sight: a mummy’s severed head perched on a cedar coffin.<p>The room, which the researchers labeled …

Archaeology

White Mass Shooters Are Not ‘Lone Wolves,’ and We Must Pay Attention

White male mass murderers and shooters are not lone wolves, but a pack of wolves. Although they are the greatest domestic terrorist threat facing the …

Rights & Freedoms

This Glass Cabin Is The Best Spot To Watch The Northern Lights In Iceland

Located 30 minutes outside Reykjavík, the Panorama Glass Lodge is a nature-lovers ultimate vacation cabin. Why?<p>This glass house igloo is the perfect …

Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region

A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River, …

Great Lakes

The Best Beaches in Europe

1 of 8<p>Navagio, Zakynthos Island, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Calanque d’en Vau, Cassis, France<p>3 of 8<p>Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …