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Trump’s words can be used against him in suit to block DACA order, judge says

The federal judge who blocked President Trump from eliminating a program that protects nearly 700,000 young immigrants from deportation issued a follow-up ruling Friday saying the lawsuits challenging the president’s order can seek to prove discrimination, based on Trump’s disparaging comments …

Immigration

Scientists Say A Fluctuating Jet Stream May Be Causing Extreme Weather Events

A new study suggests thatthe polar jet stream has been fluctuating more than normal as it passes over the parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and that's affecting weather in Europe and North America.<p>The jet stream is like a river of wind that circles the Northern Hemisphere continuously. That river …

Climate Change

Denver metro area for-sale housing stock at an all time low, part of nationwide pinch, analysts say

Americans are buying RVs, boats and personal aircraft at an unprecedented clip, data shows. Racehorse purchases have ticked up to prerecession …

Housing

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.<p>It's been a rough few weeks: Hospitals have set up tents to handle patient overflow. Doctors are putting in double and triple shifts. Ambulances have been sidelined …

Venezuela’s solution to a collapsing economy and rampant violence: Woo tourists

TODASANA, Venezuela — With its oil industry floundering, Venezuela is searching for a new engine of growth for an economy in free fall. The embattled socialist government thinks it has an answer: a future built not only on drilling and roughnecks but also on beach umbrellas and piña …

Venezuela

Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Europe’s first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?<p>One year on from its launch, the world remains fascinated by Finland’s groundbreaking universal basic income trial: Europe’s first …

Universal Basic Income

Millennials watching ‘Friends’ on Netflix shocked by storylines ​

Millennials watching <i>Friends</i> on Netflix have expressed reservations about the popular sitcom’s storylines, describing it as transphobic, homophobic …

Trump administration is taking steps to remove a threatened lynx from the endangered-species list

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it’s moving to strike the Canada lynx from the endangered-species list, despite a 2016 assessment concluding the species will die out in its northern range by the end of the century without federal protection.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had …

Wildlife

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Extinct Burrowing Bat Discovered, and It Was Giant

The prehistoric mammal lived in modern-day New Zealand millions of years ago.<p>Around 50 million years ago, modern-day New Zealand, Australia, South America, and Antarctica were part of a large, forested supercontinent called Gondwana. Temperatures exceeded the modern-day climate by more than 53 …

18 Spider-Killing Spiders Discovered—And They Look Like Pelicans

The brutally effective assassins live in the rain forests of Madagascar, a new study says.<p>There's a spider killer on the loose in the rain forests of Madagascar.<p>It’s quiet as an owl, quick as a cobra, small as a grain of rice, and when it strikes, it impales its victims on one of its jaws, which is …

Zoology

Curving Spacetime: Mind-Boggling Facts about Black Holes

NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse <i>airs Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 pm and is available to stream.</i><p>The two-hour <i>NOVA</i> special <i>Black Hole Apocalypse</i>, hosted by …

Black Holes

Pelican Spiders Are the Weirdest-Looking Assassins You'll Ever See

Once upon a time, 165 million years ago, there lived a spider who looked like a pelican. About the size of a grain of rice and just as quiet, the …

Zoology

Insect declines: new alarm over mayfly is ‘tip of iceberg’, warn experts

Modest pollution in many English rivers is enough to kill 80% of eggs, increasing concerns over insects which are vital to all ecosystems<p>Modest levels of pollution found in many English rivers are having a devastating impact on mayflies, new research suggests, killing about 80% of all eggs.<p>Clouds …

We laugh at Russian propaganda. But Hollywood history is just as fake | Simon Jenkins

From Churchill to Getty, the trust we rely on to interpret the world is being corroded by an entertainment industry that has lost faith in fiction<p>She staggers on to the screen, blood streaming from her face. Some of her wounds are flesh ones, but others are deep. Nobody cares, because her …

China Is Winning Its War on Air Pollution, at Least in Beijing

China is seeing signs of success in its fight against smog as pollution levels slump dramatically in the capital region Beijing.<p>Concentrations of …

A Marine Biologist Says a Whale Protected Her From a Huge Shark While Diving

The first such case ever reported.<p>A 63-year-old marine biologist living on the Cook Islands got the thrill of a lifetime when a 20-odd-tonne humpback …

Marine Mammals

Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before boiling

Government bans the practice of plunging live lobsters into boiling water amid fears the animals can feel pain<p>The Swiss government has ordered an end to the common culinary practice of throwing lobsters into boiling water while they are still alive, ruling that they must be knocked out before they …

Switzerland

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

The U.K. Bans Microbeads From Many Products

Microbeads bite the dust.<p>Earlier this week, the British government banned manufacturers from using microbeads—tiny plastic balls that offer the …

Digestion

Supercooled Water at Record-Low Temperatures Acts Like Two Liquids at Once

Weeeeeird.<p>Scientists have reached a new low in the cooling of liquid water, hitting -45 degrees Celsius (-49 degrees Fahrenheit). That's way below …

Republicans retiring in record numbers fuel fears of losing House at midterms

The Democrats need to win 25 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in 2018 and there are now 31 open seats held by Republicans<p>The announcement by Congressman Darrell Issa on Wednesday that he is retiring brings to 31 the number of open seats held by Republicans in the 2018 midterm …

BBC follows Blue Planet II with hard-hitting nature documentaries

David Attenborough’s landmark series inspires programmes exploring the impact of plastics and textiles on environment<p>The BBC is to show two major documentaries about challenges facing the environment, and a landmark series in which animals are followed for more than two years, as it looks to build …

Scientists are stunned by this bird’s feathers, which are so black they absorb 99.9% of light

In nature, bright colors are useful in a variety of ways. Some insects sport eye-catching colors that warn would-be predators that they’re poisonous, …

L.A. man held in deadly Kansas 'swatting' case now wanted in Canada over similar hoax call to cops

A Los Angeles man accused of making a hoax phone call that caused a fatal police shooting in Kansas is now wanted in Canada for a similar alleged "swatting" call made a week before.<p>Calgary police have issued arrest warrants for Tyler Rai Barriss, 25, accusing him of targeting the home of a young …

Crime

Power restored to CES show floor after 2-hour blackout

Yes, the rain did cause the power outage in Vegas today.<p>In a joint statement the Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority, NV Energy and Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said condensation from yesterday's rains was what led to the outage:<p>Today at approximately 11:15 a.m. PT, the Central …

Consumer Tech

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Eight years ago I watched the movie “2012,” named after the year the Mayan calendar supposedly ends. In the film an American geologist learns that a solar flare is heating the core of the earth and causing its tectonic plates to shift drastically. Before long, mass earthquakes and tsunamis are …

China

A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About

To millions of Americans, Bob Harper was the picture of health, a celebrity fitness trainer who whipped people into shape each week on the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser.”<p>But last February, Mr. Harper, 52, suffered a massive heart attack at a New York City gym and went into cardiac arrest. He was …

Medicine

Critics are in love with a new Netflix show that its CEO calls the 'most engaging addictive original' in a long time

Since its release on Friday, Netflix's original TV series "The End of the F***ing World," has gained widespread acclaim from critics, along with an enthusiastic seal of approval from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.<p>An absurdist black-comedy based on a comic series of the same name, the British show first …