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2016: The Year in Cartoons

What a year! It’s definitely been one year, and a calendar year has passed since last year. When I look back on all the great things that happened in 2016, my mind’s eye conjures up an image of a vast desert, completely devoid of life. And my mind’s eye is filled with sand, too—it tries to shed a …

Best Photos of 2016

Here is a gallery of National Geographic's 52 best images of the year—curated from 91 photographers, 107 stories, and 2,290,225 photographs.

Wildlife

China systematically using torture in war on corruption: report

The interrogators work in secret, barraging members of China's Communist Party they accuse of corruption with questions, shouts and more severe measures. Suspects are kept from sleeping, deprived of adequate food and water, and exposed to extreme temperatures. They are forced to stand for hours or …

China

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

Obama says he can’t pardon Snowden | Ars Technica

Snowden may be loved in Germany, but US lawmakers aren't keen on forgiveness.<p>A campaign to pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden, launched in combination …

Pilot: Stop talking politics on my plane

A United Airlines pilot made an unusual request of his passengers on a flight to Mexico.

CNN

Man Dissolved in Acidic Water After Trying to Soak in Yellowstone National Park Hot Pool

An Oregon man who died in a Yellowstone National Park hot spring and dissolved when he fell into the boiling, acidic water, was looking to soak in …

Assange legal drama enters new phase

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to be questioned by a Swedish lawyer in his London asylum. This means the grounds for the existing warrant …

Donald Trump plans to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants

In a "60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants who “have criminal records” after his inauguration next January.<p>“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and …

Donald Trump

Calif. Voters Decide To Uphold Death Penalty, Streamline The Process

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have abolished the death penalty, and narrowly approved a competing measure designed to streamline the execution process.<p>Proposition 62, which was opposed by about 56 percent of voters, would have repealed the death penalty for murder and …

With Donald Trump’s surprising victory, Silicon Valley is having a meltdown

Back into the comfy Silicon Valley bubble, stat!<p>President-elect Donald Trump.<p>That reality landed Wednesday morning to the kind of welcome the tech community usually reserves for an unexpected cyber attack. In Lisbon, Portugal, where thousands of Silicon Valley and New York techies have convened for …

Silicon Valley
North Africa

The Latest: SKorea media say Trump promises military support

LONDON (AP) — The latest on world reaction to the U.S. presidential election (all times local):<p>3:30 a.m.<p>South Korean media say U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to maintain a strong U.S. military readiness to help guard against any aggression from North Korea.<p>Yonhap news agency cites …

Geopolitics

Nobel Peace Laureates Warn: Trump Presidency Would Bring Grave Risks

Authors:<p><i>José Ramos-Horta Former President, Timor-Leste 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate</i><p>Óscar Arias Sánchez<p>Former President, Costa Rica<p>1987 Nobel Peace Prize laureate<p>John Hume<p>Architect of the Northern Ireland Peace Process<p>1998 Nobel Peace Prize laureate<p>It is unusual for us to comment on an American …

Protesters, Police Still Clashing Over Disputed North Dakota Pipeline

In North Dakota the Army Corps of Engineers met with Native American leader hoping to avoid more confrontations between police and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Protests against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline continue along with periodic clashes between police and …

Dakota Access Pipeline

Chelsea Manning Tried to Commit Suicide for the Second Time

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. army private convicted in 2013 for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, attempted to commit suicide last month while …

Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

Sean Smyrichinsky thought he saw a UFO when he encountered object that may have been abandoned by an American bomber before crash in British Columbia<p>The Canadian navy will be heading to the coast of British Columbia to investigate claims that a diver may have come across “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV …

Haida Gwaii

On Dakota Access, Obama says Army Corps is weighing whether to ‘reroute’ pipeline

President Obama said Tuesday that his administration was considering ways to “reroute” the Dakota Access oil pipeline after a week of violent clashes between authorities and activists protesting the controversial project.<p>In an interview with NowThis, Obama addressed concerns from Native Americans …

Dakota Access Pipeline
Clean Technology
South Korea

North Dakota pipeline protesters urge unity after days of confrontations

Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged unity on Saturday as they prayed together near burned-out construction vehicles that served as a barricade between activists and law enforcement officers.<p>Following two days of confrontations with law enforcement, at least 150 people …

Hackers apparently fooled Clinton official with bogus email

WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing political disclosures about Democrats in the …

Departamentos de policía en EE.UU. le pagaron a AT&T millones de dólares para tener acceso a nuestros textos y conversaciones en chat

Se conocieron nuevos detalles acerca de cómo AT&T ha estado recibiendo una paga por espiar a los estadounidenses con un plan secreto llamado Proyecto …

Police arrest 141 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters

(Reuters) - Police arrested 141 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota in a tense standoff that spilled into Friday morning between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline.<p>Police in riot gear used pepper spray and armored vehicles in …

Dakota Access Pipeline

Lithuania issues updated Russian invasion advice booklets

<b>Lithuania has updated its civil defence booklet telling citizens what to do in the event of a Russian invasion.</b><p>It includes large sections on survival techniques and warns that Russia would not hesitate to use military force against its neighbours.<p>Tens of thousands of copies of the 75-page guide …

Russia

'The new Cold War is already on' - and some Russians worry that it could turn hot

Moscow resident Irina Karmanina thinks she and millions of Russians may be annihilated by a U.S. nuclear attack if the tension between Moscow and Washington escalates much more.<p>The 54-year-old pediatrician also expects her death would be avenged within minutes by thousands of Russian nuclear …

Russia

Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption

What happens when you tell two smart computers to talk to each other in secret and task another AI with breaking that conversation? You get one of the coolest experiments in cryptography I’ve seen in a while.<p>In short, Google Brain researchers have discovered that the AI, when properly tasked, …