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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory

CANBERRA, Australia – The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has disagreed with a new book’s conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to land and sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.<p>The Australian Transport Safety Bureau believes …

Airplanes

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most precise, estimate of the universe’s current rate of expansion - a value known as the Hubble constant - comes from observations by the European Space …

Universe

Have aliens finally visited Earth? Mysterious UFO looks humanoid as it hovers in the sky above busy road

A strange humanoid-shaped UFO has been filmed hovering in the sky alongside a busy road in Mexico.<p>Puzzled drivers were left wondering if they had …

When Did The First Stars Appear In The Universe?

When we look out at our Universe today, there are an estimated two trillion galaxies within it, with each one containing an average of hundreds of billions of stars. All told, that means we can see some ~1024 stars within the visible Universe, going all the way back as far as our greatest …

Universe

The #MeToo Movement Targets Meryl Streep and Shoots Itself in the Foot

There are many people who deserve blame for aiding and abetting Harvey Weinstein’s reign of terror, from agents to filmmakers. Meryl Streep is not …

The US reportedly wants a limited strike on North Korea to give Kim Jong Un a 'bloody nose'

After months of resolutely declaring that it cannot and will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, the US is reportedly planning a "bloody nose" attack to send Pyongyang a message.<p>The Daily Telegraph cited "well-placed" sources as saying the Trump administration had "dramatically" stepped up …

North Korea

Scientists may have awoken an ‘alien intelligence’ inside asteroid ‘Ouamuamua, UFO hunter claims

We don’t wish to alarm you, but humanity may just have woken up a mysterious ‘alien intelligence’.<p>That’s the remarkable claim from UFO expert Nick …

5 Wild Facts About the Winter Solstice Tonight

We're turning a corner, people. Longer days ahead!<p>The winter solstice is upon us, which means the northern hemisphere can finally look forward to …

This is the best smartphone camera of 2017

iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. HTC U11 vs. LG V30<p>Smartphone cameras get better every year, but this year more than ever truly felt like a leap. For once, we can talk about more than just Apple and Samsung (and Google) when referring to the “top tier” of smartphones with good cameras. And …

Mobile Photography

Christmas Around the World: Pictures

Pakistan

What you probably didn’t know about the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year

Thursday marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere — the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year that serves a reminder …

Here's what the new Disney/Fox merger looks like

Reproduced from Walt Disney Company; Chart: Axios Visuals Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the entertainment …

Walt Disney Company

Nancy Pelosi calls on John Conyers to resign

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Rep. John Conyers to resign following allegations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.<p>"The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible," …

Sexual Harassment

Police say Las Vegas gunman planned ‘extensively,’ used cameras to monitor officers as they approached

Investigators trying to determine what sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have found the massacre to be the work of a sophisticated planner with the means and desire to inflict unprecedented carnage.<p>But on the second full day after Stephen Paddock smashed out the windows of …

Las Vegas

The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

Go ahead, say their names: Avalon and Tintagel. Believe deeply enough, and they might emerge from the mouth as through an enchantment-induced vapor, as though borne on the breath of a dragon. (Especially after at least four people have corrected your pronunciation of Tintagel: Be gentle with that …

Henry Viii

Why millennials cheat less than their parents

When Amanda Chatel’s husband cheated on her after a year and a half into their marriage, she was flabbergasted. “I think cheating is one of the worst …

Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places

“Compost bin. Pig trough. Dog-food bowl. Laptop keyboard.”<p>Ona chilly autumn morning in northwest London, just outside the Euston train station, Adam Roberts stops at the top of an outdoor staircase, looks around for police, and tries to appear inconspicuous. This is harder than it sounds, and not …

You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

The rain began on Good Friday. It fell into the roofless ruins of Port-au-Prince's Catholic cathedral. It swirled through stalls in the market downtown. In the hills above Haiti's capital, the rain ran off the clay roof tiles of upscale homes.<p>No matter where the rain fell, it was all destined for …

Environmental Health

Number of Accidents Due to Amusement Park Rides Might Be Higher Than You Think

The amusement park industry assures the public that its parks and rides across America are safe and well inspected but a recent death at the Ohio State Fair has left people wondering whether those claims have actually been nailed down.<p>On Wednesday, in a scenario ripped from a child's nightmares, …

New Jersey

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Cigarette maker stocks plunge on FDA announcement, but health experts are skeptical

A Food and Drug Administration announcement Friday that included a proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels sent …

After North Korea Test, South Korea Pushes to Build Up Its Own Missiles

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea announced Saturday that it will soon start talks with the Trump administration about allowing Seoul to build more powerful ballistic missiles to counter the North, but current and former American officials said the move would have little effect on the most urgent …

North Korea

10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment,people should be very concerned about how …

Agriculture

'Worst Airline in America.' Ann Coulter Is Not Happy That Delta Changed Her Seat

Ann Coulter blasted Delta Airlines in a series of tweets on Saturday over a seat change on her flight.<p>Launching a tirade against the airline, the …

Another Democrat in the U.S. Congress is sounding alarms about the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Rep. David Cicilline, the leading Democrat on the House’s antitrust committee, is asking for a hearing.<p>Another member of Congress is urging fellow lawmakers to take a closer look at Amazon and its $14 billion bid to buy Whole Foods.<p>As the Trump administration prepares to review the merger, the top …