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Facebook works with Israel to curb posts inciting violence

Facebook is no stranger to fighting terrorism online, but it's about to take those efforts one step further. In the wake of lawsuits from terror victims' families, the social network is partnering with Israel on ways to track and pull content that incites violence. The country claims that a …

Google’s VR Cardboard Camera app is coming to iOS

The odds of you using Cardboard Camera, Google’s simple app for creating 360-degree VR images, just got significantly higher. The tool, which has so far only been available on Android, is now available on the iOS App Store. And both versions now include sharing features that realize the app’s <i>raison</i> …

Make your own batarangs with the Wazer desktop water jet cutter

You're probably familiar with laser cutters, if only because of indelible images like Sean Connery strapped to a table as a red beam slowly makes its way toward his crotch. But in practical use, the fire hazard and intense power draw can keep reliable laser cutting out of the hands of most …

Behind the sugar industry’s 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Diabetes

This New USB Stick Destroys Almost Everything It's Plugged Into

Here is what you need to know about the "USB Killer" device that destroys electronic devices to which it is connected with a surge of power.<p>Last year, a hacker demonstrated a prototype of a small USB device - the size of a small USB drive - that could destroy electronics into which it was plugged. …

Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, explained for non-Muslims

At this moment, 2 million people from dozens of countries around the world are in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform the hajj, the Islamic religious pilgrimage.<p>It’s a huge event — in terms of both its significance in Islam and the massive logistical challenge of having that many people from all walks …

Mosques

Trump passes the point of no return

The Never Trump movement within the Republican Party — with its fantasies of a contested convention, of unbound delegates turning on Trump en masse — was officially pronounced dead Tuesday night.<p>With Tuesday’s victories, Donald Trump now has enough bound delegates to clinch the GOP nomination, and …

Donald Trump

Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin

Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerful pieces of wearable technology that can be applied directly to the skin. Now, researchers at the …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Nutrition

White House Says It Will Cut Ebola Funding To Address Zika

Top officials with the Obama administration said Wednesday that they'll redirect $589 million toward the Zika virus response. Most of that money was to be used to deal with Ebola virus.<p>Almost two months ago, the Obama administration requested $1.9 billion from Congress to respond to the Zika threat.<p>…

Disease

Panama Papers: Data trove offers glimpse of how the rich hide their money

A leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm offers a glimpse into the shadowy world where the rich and powerful hide their money, raising sharp questions about the use of shell companies that obscure the identities of their true owners.<p>Leaders of the Group of 20 — representing …

China Is Winning the 21st Century Space Race

At a cost of more than $150 billion, the International Space Station (ISS) is the most expensive object ever built. This price tag is more than …

Trump says he'd allow 'rich Muslims' to enter U.S.

During Donald Trump's Wisconsin town hall Wednesday — where he said women should face 'punishment' for illegal abortions — the Republican front-runner revealed another interesting tidbit: His proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, the cause of much controversy, would not apply to …

Over 25K sign petition to allow guns at Republican National Convention

More than 25,000 people have signed a petition to allow firearms inside the Republican National Convention being held in Cleveland in July.<p>Firearms are currently not permitted inside the Quicken Loans Arena, known as "the Q," where the gathering will take place.<p>The petition, posted Monday on …

Guns

Sea lion pup recovering after wandering into La Jolla restaurant

The baby sea lion that snuck into a La Jolla restaurant is being fed and treated by specialists at SeaWorld San Diego, who said Friday that the malnourished and emaciated animal was improving.<p>"She's pretty content right now," said SeaWorld senior animal care specialist Kevin Robinson. "She's …

California

Martin Shkreli blasts 'imbecile' lawmakers after taking Fifth

Martin Shkreli smirked as Rep. Elijah Cummings berated the former drug CEO for operating a Ponzi-like scheme.<p>"It's not funny Mr. Shkreli," Cummings snapped at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday. "People are dying and they're getting sicker and sicker."<p>Shkreli's smirk remained.<p>Cummings …

Corruption

Citizen science can empower communities

From the Nappy Science Gang to the Flint Water Study ordinary citizens are partnering with experts to do scientific research to solve problems.<p>Early …

Police: Woman killed by cops was ‘armed with a three-ton vehicle’

Janet Wilson didn’t have a gun in her possession when she was fatally shot Wednesday by police in Dearborn, Mich., after a car chase.<p>But that doesn’t mean Wilson was unarmed, Michigan State Police First Lt. Michael Shaw told the Detroit Free Press.<p>“Armed or unarmed, what does that mean exactly?” …

Law Enforcement

Homeless man now accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express

For some people, begging is a business.<p>Abe Hagenston has been homeless in Detroit for the past seven years. It's been a struggle for him to find a …

American Express

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucuses

Even in America’s convoluted political system, the Iowa caucuses stand out as being mysterious to the average non-Iowan.<p>But with the Hawkeye State …

Hackers could secretly tap into corporate meetings

Lots of companies -- and even the White House -- use a conference calling system that could possibly be tapped by hackers, according to new research.<p>On Thursday, cybersecurity experts at SEC Consult revealed a secret doorway that's built into a popular conference calling product built by a company …

CNN

Epic Navy bribery scandal shows how easy it can be to steal military secrets

For the foreign defense contractor, stealing U.S. Navy secrets turned out to be a breeze. All it took was a little cash, a few cheap gifts—and a willing sailor.<p>Daniel Layug, an enlisted sailor with a weakness for electronic bling, was an easy mark. Over a three-year period, he repeatedly downloaded …

Corruption

Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow election-year fear and division to put economic and security progress …

Barack Obama
Chris Cillizza

Tribe to protesters occupying Oregon wildlife refuge: ‘We were here first … get the hell out’

Before the Bundy brothers and fellow occupiers took over the remote headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and claimed it for private citizens, before there was even a federal wildlife refuge to occupy, there were the Northern Paiute, a tribe that hunted, fished, lived and worshiped …

Forests

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Triggers Warning From South Korea

World powers were working Thursday to craft a response to North Korea's announcement of a hydrogen bomb test amid efforts to verify the claim.<p>North Korea said Wednesday that it had successfully tested an H-bomb, setting off alarm bells over the country's nuclear capabilities and waves of …

North Korea

A tearful Obama takes executive actions on guns

During an emotional speech at the White House, President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, an issue he's …

Guns

Al-Qaeda Group Uses Donald Trump in Recruitment Video

An al-Qaeda affiliate released a recruitment video Friday that includes an excerpt of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announcing his …

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.