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Another Campaign Donor Gets A Top Ambassadorship, But That's Par For The Course

President-elect Donald Trump told a group gathered at an inauguration luncheon Thursday that he is naming New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the Court of St. James's, the ambassador to the U.K., a transition official confirmed.<p>Trump's remarks came after the press was ushered out …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …

Seattle mom hopes new toy-rental startup will change how you find toys for your kids

Like most things that are well made and won’t kill you if you chew on them, quality toys can be expensive. Any parent who has looked longingly in the …

Echoes in Gravitational Waves Hint at a Breakdown of Einstein's General Relativity

The physics discovery of 2016 just got more tantalising.<p>In February, astronomers made a monumental discovery. Almost 100 years after Albert Einstein …

A Lovely, Non-Traumatizing Way To Break The News About Santa To Your Kids

Read this viral Facebook post.<p>After years of keeping up the Santa Claus charade, parents sometimes have a hard time breaking the news of his nonexistence to their kids.<p>But one parent has shared a lovely idea to frame the conversation. Mom Charity Hutchinson reposted an idea she came across online …

Breastfeeding Barbie is what new motherhood is all about

Australian dollmaker Betty Strachan isn’t about pretty princess playthings. She wants to show you the realities of motherhood.<p>A few weeks ago, she …

The county-by-county data on Trump voters shows why he won

In trying to explain Donald Trump’s stunning victory last week, observers have offered numerous explanations.<p>He won by running up the vote among people without college degrees. He succeeded by appealing to racial resentment. He profited from economic decline in rural parts of the Midwest. He …

Fab Lab teaches children everything from coding to design and 3D printing

<i>WIRED 2016: Next Generation is our annual event dedicated to inspiring young minds, where innovators aged 12 to 18 years old gather at London’s</i> …

Siblings

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

This school helps inexperienced programmers land jobs at Apple

Programmers are in hot demand. Tech companies are especially eager to grab talent as fast as they can find it.<p>"We're interviewing people every week," said Neha Jain, a senior software engineer with LinkedIn. "Every time we get a great idea at LinkedIn, the question is always -- who will work on …

San Francisco

Lithuania issues manual on what to do if Russia invades

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you invade, don't expect our people to make it easy for you.<p>That was the message Lithuania sent to Russia Friday as it published a manual for its three million citizens on how to defend their homeland in the event of invasion.<p>Since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago, Lithuanians have …

Russia

Pediatricians Say Infants Should Sleep In Parents' Room For First Year

And six other new recommendations new parents should know about safe infant sleep practices.<p>Infants should sleep in the same room ― but not on the same surface ― as their parents until they are 1 year old, according to a new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics released this …

This Short Film Uses The Most Awkward First Date Ever To Shut Down Casual Racism

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Traction</i>, a short film exploring different levels of latent racism.<p><b>WHO:</b> Filmmaker and actor Rory Uphold.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> “It’s just a joke!” is the preferred excuse of tacky provocateurs the world over. As though whether or not one is being literal has any definitive bearing on whether they’re …

Pesticides linked to ‘large-scale population extinctions’ of wild bees

A major 18-year study has found evidence linking controversial "neonicotinoid" pesticides with “large-scale population extinctions” of wild bees for …

Ecology

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.<p>Except there's little proof that flossing works.<p>Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for …

A New Documentary Pierces The Psychology Of Modern Suicide Bombers

In a scene from Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal’s new documentary <i>Dugma: The Button</i>, Abu Qaswara, a would-be suicide bomber, describes the sense of exhilaration he felt during an aborted suicide attack against a Syrian army checkpoint. “These were the happiest [moments] I’ve had in 32 years. If …

In pursuit of the Perseids: Five things to know about August’s meteor shower extravaganza

<i>Every year in August the night sky is lit up by the Perseid meteor shower and this year promises a bigger show than usual. Those dazzling streaks of</i> …

Photos: Farmers in Mexico are giving firefly tours to preserve their forests

Fireflies’ annual mating ritual is one of nature’s most stunning events, and a small farming community in Mexico wants tourists to see it.<p>More than 40 families from Nanacamilpa, a small town 45 miles east of smoggy Mexico City, in the Tlaxcala state, manage the forest and offer firefly walking …

Snowden designs a phone case that hides owner's location

Edward Snowden has secretly been working on a project to stop smartphones from revealing the location of people in dangerous places.<p>Snowden said he envisions it as a protection for journalists and human rights workers, but it could be used by anyone who doesn't want to be spied on.<p>On Thursday, the …

Surveillance

This camera promises to change the way we make movies

Just as the movie industry was getting used to the transition from celluloid to digital, up pops another technological revolution in the shape of a new breed of camera.<p>Lytro's new Cinema system is the highest resolution video sensor ever designed. Where existing cameras work by focusing light onto …

This is why you should never, ever twerk on live TV

LONDON — If ever you're asked to twerk on live television and you happen to be wearing a tight-fitting dress, just think about the clip below.<p>After</i> …

Aviation News: Missing the Airport in South Dakota, Making the Flight in Hawaii

1) <i>Heading for KRAP, landing at KRCA</i>. Way back in 2009, when a Northwest Airlines flight “overshot” its destination (perhaps because the pilots were asleep), I did an item on the general topic of mixing-up airports. I mentioned then that two of the most-likely to be confused were outside Rapid City, …

Trailer For Dark Comedy Revenge Thriller IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE with Stellan Skarsgård

World-Class Computer Science Courses Online | Stanford Center for Professional Development

<b>View webinars, seminars and lectures online presented by Stanford faculty, industry experts and senior researchers.</b><p><b>Seminars</b><p>The general public may …

Bees Have Supposedly Been Trained To Make Honey From Cannabis Plants

Nicholas Trainer is many things: an artist, a locksmith, and perhaps most importantly, a beekeeper. Bees are, of course, known for their ability to …

I’m Worried About Our White Boys

I’m a worrier. I’m white. I’m a woman, and I’m a mom to a newborn white baby boy. He is 2 months old. I don’t know much about bringing up boys. I was …

10 "Healthy" Trader Joe's Products That Are Actually Crappy for You

Super bummer.<p>Trader Joe's is pretty much the grocery store of our generation. They're not afraid to offer 60 pumpkin-flavored products at once, but they're also daring enough to have frozen ethnic foods that taste just as good as the real deal. And, quite frankly, everything is reasonably priced — …

Until research unlocks medical understanding of marijuana, patients experiment

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>A big question: What are the benefits and drawbacks of medical marijuana?<p>In some cases, the law is ahead of the research.<p>Miles O’Brien …