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Astronomers have found out where mysterious radio waves are originating in the universe

The “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) have left astronomers baffled since their discovery a decade ago, reports <i>Business Insider</i>. But now researchers have found that they come from a dwarf galaxy that contains the pentagon-shaped constellation called Auriga–3 billion light-years away. But while their …

What if fast radio bursts were powering alien starships?

Strange signals from billions of light-years away may have a natural cause. If they're artificial, they'd require some awesome engineering, say scientists.<p>One of the weirdest phenomena astronomers have run across in the past decade is something called "fast radio bursts" -- millisecond-long flashes …

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‘House of Cards’ Gets Mileage Out of Sean Spicer’s Flag Pin Gaffe

White House spokesman Sean Spicer accidentally wore his flag pin upside down at Friday’s briefing, a fact that was quickly noted on social media and …

A Cyberattack Used ‘Zombie’ Calls To Take Down 911 Systems In 12 States In One Night

In late October of last year, 911 emergency call systems in a dozen states went down for a dozen hours during a cyberattack, as reported by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The hackers in question used “zombie” calls to flood the lines with hundreds of requests in order to take out the system.<p>The …

Trial starts for gruesome Bavaria buzz saw sex killing

A woman accused of tying her boyfriend to the bed, killing him with a buzz saw and cutting off his head has had her first day in court. His body …

Egypt’s Nightmare | Council on Foreign Relations

by Steven A. Cook via Foreign Affairs February 13, 2017

Time to Rethink Tokyo: Finding Nature in the City

Most visitors to Tokyo are drawn by its relentless urbanity—the flashing billboards of Shinjuku and Shibuya, the fashion-forward street style of Harajuku, the automation of everything.<p>And so, when I recently stepped off the metro—on a regular, within-the-city fare—I turned to my guide in disbelief: …

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National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's full resignation letter

President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday, days after he apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for …

This Runway-Tested Lipstick Color Will Have You Swapping Out Classic Red

Classics are classics for good reason: There’s no denying the appeal of a little black dress and cherry lipstick, the de facto sartorial punctuation marks that often accompany date-night dressing. But the unexpected has a way of making the eye linger—exactly the point—which is reason enough to …

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Is Sean Spicer in Hot Water or Really Hot Water?

New reports from the White House cap off the worst week ever for Trump’s press secretary.<p>It’s hard to imagine that <b>Melissa McCarthy’s</b> devastating <b>Sean Spicer</b> impersonation happened merely a week ago, but the <i>S.N.L.</i> appearance kicked off a week of apparent hell for <b>Donald Trump’s</b> press secretary. Though …

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The Parasite That Lures Mosquitoes to Humans

Malaria can alter the behavior of insects that spread it.<p>Here are some things parasites will do to survive.<p>The hairworm makes infected crickets commit suicide in water so it can find a mate. Parasitic barnacles invade the bodies of crabs, sterilize them, and then trick them into caring for baby …

President Obama Is Having the Best Vacation and Probably Doesn’t Even Miss Us

After the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Barack and Michelle Obama boarded a helicopter and took off for a well-deserved vacation: first to Palm Springs (for a few rounds of golf) and then to the Caribbean, to take a much deserved break from it all. For the next two weeks, millions around …

Why Wall Street Is Terrified of a Trade War with China

Analysts are starting to take the threat seriously.<p>Among the scarier things <b>Donald Trump</b> has done since getting elected president is feud with the Chinese government. China, you may recall, has territorial claims on a number of disputed islands in the South China Sea, not to mention a restless, …

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10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean Crisis

<i>In 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had teams aboard three search-and-rescue boats that worked in the Mediterranean</i> …

How demand for cellphones and computers threatens ghostly octopod known as Casper

In March 2016, the world met Casper, a milky-white deep-sea octopus that makes its home 2.5 miles beneath the ocean surface.<p>Now, a new study suggests that the newly discovered cephalopod could be under threat from deep sea mining.<p>In a paper published Monday in Current Biology, a team of researchers …

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Twitter's chief technology officer Adam Messinger is leaving the company

Twitter's Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger is leaving the company after five years, the executive publicly announced Tuesday via a tweet. He …

L.L. Bean says it will sell more than 600,000 pairs of its beloved snow boots this year — here's why people are so crazy about them

This year, however, there is <i>some</i> good news for fans of the unique rubber boot that is celebrated for its weatherproof qualities.<p>While the popular boot from outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is still sold out in popular sizes until next year, the waitlist is currently about 20,000, the company said. That's …

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Oh, before I leave the Agfa Isolettes, let me mention one other that an extremely few of you will ever likely see, the astoundingly “ahead of its …

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20 Style Tips To Know Before You Set Up Your Christmas Decor

Scientists Are "Blown Away" to Find a Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

Researchers found a 99-million-year-old chunk of amber containing the feathered tail of a dinosaur.<p>The remarkable discovery of the sample, which …

Chinese chemical factory boss given suspended death sentence, as 48 others are jailed over blasts that killed 165 in Tianjin

China has handed a suspended death sentence to a chemical factory boss and imprisoned another 48 people over blasts which killed 165 people last year.<p>Authorities acted after the massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in the northern port city of Tianjin sparked widespread anger in China.<p>An …

<em>The Himalayan Times</em> Interviews Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner is thought by many to be the greatest mountaineer ever. His list of accomplishments is long and distinguished, including such feats …

Scientists Have Found a Strange Lake Hidden Beneath This Volcano

Weird.<p>Scientists have discovered an unexpected reservoir of water comparable in volume to Lake Superior, hidden 15 km (9.3 miles) below a volcano in …

Every line on this mesmerizing map is a road in the U.S.

Who knew 8 million miles of roads, streets and highways could look so lovely?<p>Want to take a road trip? After gazing at this stunning new map from …

An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

This glow-in-the-dark Vincent Van Gogh costume will completely blow your mind

Every Halloween, there is that <i>one person</i> who goes all out and completely puts the rest of us to shame. They either think of an incredibly original …

Pacific Islanders Appear to Be Carrying The DNA of an Unknown Human Species

A third extinct human relative.<p>Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians - those living in a …

23 Simple and Beautiful Apartment Decorating Ideas

The apartment decorating is a very challenging process. With apartment units that are not too broad as it landed house, apartment requires …

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The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband

This critical skill is not limited to heterosexual couples. It's essential in same-sex relationships as well, but the research shows that gay and lesbian couples are notably better at it than straight couples. See The-12 Year Study for more on this.<p>I want you to meet Lauren and Steven. While Steven …

Yahoo, after massive hack, still pulls in profit

The internet giant has trudged through a lot of bad press recently, but CEO Marissa Mayer can take comfort in better-than-expected financial results.<p>It might be hard to remember, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is still running a business.<p>Over the past few weeks, the internet pioneer has been in the …

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