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'We watched our kids cry on Christmas': Parents are furious after disaster with the holiday's hottest toy

Dozens of parents are now speaking out about malfunctioning Hatchimals after their children unwrapped the toy and realized they could not convince the robotic critters to hatch.<p>One of the things that made Hatchimals one of the most in-demand presents this holiday season is the hatching process. …

These women saw our universe as never before. Here's their story.

In the mid-20th century, women mathematicians working as human "computers" contributed to some of NASA's highest achievements.<p>At the Jet Propulsion …

These climate change truths are much worse than inconvenient

THE EARTH’S natural systems are so complex that it can be hard to prove links between specific instances of extreme weather and the long-term shifting of global temperatures that humans are causing. But that does not suggest there are no links, or that warming is not happening. In fact, experts are …

It’s time for states to lead on climate change — and on justice, too

Donald Trump has now confirmed what many climate activists have known since the beginning: He will not be a friend of ours. His selection of climate …

Canadians want Trudeau to stand up to Trump, but welcome a visit: Nanos poll

Most Canadians want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand up to Donald Trump as a champion of progressive values and the international order, even if it strains Canada-U.S. relations, according to a new poll from Nanos Research Group.<p>A majority of Canadians also want Mr. Trudeau to invite Mr. …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have …

Here are the first things you should do with your new Android smartphone

If you happened to just get a new Android phone, there are a couple of things that you should do to get the most out of it. While some of these tips are pretty simple and straightforward, some will help you make sure everything is backed up and protected against the worst…<p>– Setup lockscreen and …

How To Turn Your Regular Bike Into A Solar EBike With This Solar Wheel

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which kicks off January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas is considered the world’s largest consumer electronics event. From autonomous cars and self-driving tech to robotics, wearables and connected devices, the event showcases what’s to come in the future of gadgets.<p>There …

CES

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Genetic editing could rob world of creative geniuses like Thomas Edison or Tennessee Williams

Genetic editing to cure future generations of disease and mental disorders could rob the world of the creative geniuses who have transformed society, it has been claimed.<p>Next year, the first large trials will begin in the US and China to tweak the genes of patients suffering from cancer - a …

Trump says he's closing foundation, but Democrats want more

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he will dissolve his charitable foundation before taking office to avoid conflicts of …

U.S. Election Results Show The Real Divide In America Is Economic

This past week, the electoral college confirmed Donald Trump was going to be the next USA President. He did not win the majority of popular votes …

Elections

After UN vote, Kerry suggests Israel's West Bank foray spawning 'terrorism'

Secretary of State John Kerry is defending the Obama administration’s decision to effectively allow the United Nations to condemn Israel for attempting to build more settlements in the disputed West Bank, saying the “unprecedented” effort has spawned terrorism and violence that jeopardizes lasting …

It’s Official: America Has Two Presidents at One Time

The United States has voiced its displeasure with Israeli settlements. Or has it?<p>What happens when the most powerful country in the world effectively has two presidents at once? Its policy regarding one of the most complex conflicts on the planet collapses into a muddled mess.<p>Or, more precisely, …

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Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory

Traditional computer memory, known as DRAM, uses electric fields to store information. In DRAM, the presence or absence of an electric charge is …

Why Science Fans Should Be Very Worried About Trump's Pick for Budget Director

Over the weekend, our President-elect fingered South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget. If confirmed, …

Would Bernie Sanders have lost the presidential election?

Nobody knows what would’ve happened had Bernie Sanders been the Democratic nominee in 2016. My guess based on my reading of the political science …

The First Ever Video of This Living Ghost Shark Is Creepy as Shit

The deep ocean is a marvel, and is home to some serious treachery. It’s also brimming with mysterious creatures, like the elusive ghost shark, which …

Associated Press News

Donald Trump paid millions of dollars in campaign funds to his businesses during the election race

Donald Trump paid millions of dollars of his presidential campaign finances to his own businesses and family arising from their provision of campaign services, a review of government reports show.<p>The president-elect paid almost $12.5 million (£10 million) to his companies and to family members in …

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