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Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

<b>Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa.</b><p>He also said he would make an initial €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds to the north-western region.<p>The regional government had requested the action …

Italy

Loner Study Reveals the Biological Reason Isolation Isn’t Always a Problem

Going it alone might help some species survive.<p>Most of us have been taught that a preference for being alone is a bit of a red flag, even if research …

Psychology

With tariffs, Trump starts unraveling a quarter-century of U.S.-China economic ties

President Trump imposed tariffs Friday on $50 billion in ­Chinese products, signaling his willingness to unwind nearly a ­quarter-century of growing commercial links between the world’s two largest economies unless Beijing agrees to transform the way it conducts business.<p>The decision marked the …

China

Woman who claims she was fired for flipping off Trump motorcade sues former employer

<b>(CNN) —</b> The woman who became internet famous in October for flipping the bird at President Donald Trump's motorcade, and then said she was subsequently fired, is suing her former employer for unlawful termination.<p>Juli Briskman was fired from the marketing team at Akima LLC in November shortly after …

Donald Trump

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before Congress On April 10 And 11

<b>Updated at 8:30 p.m. ET</b><p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify on Capitol Hill on April 10 and 11 before the a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, followed by one before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to answer questions about how the company protects its …

Mark Zuckerberg

Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the …

Immigration

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow

Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died last night at the age of 70. When he was 30, the EFF founder (and sometime Grateful Dead lyricist) …

EFF

Gov. Colyer promises 'new day' for Kansas after taking oath

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Jeff Colyer promised a "new day" of openness Wednesday shortly after taking the oath as Kansas' governor, then made …

School Districts

The resegregation of America

On Sept. 23, 1957, thousands of segregationists blocked nine young black students from enrolling in Little Rock Central High School, an all-white institution in the Arkansas capital. Gov. Orval Faubus ignited a nationwide crisis when he defied the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision on …

Race & Ethnicity

Divers discovered a 3,000-year-old castle underwater in a Turkish lake

You never know what's lurking under the water until you look.<p>In the depths of Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey, a group of divers just discovered a lost castle.<p>The underwater fortress is approximately 3,000 years old, according to Turkish publications.<p>Photographer Tahsin Ceylan, who headed up …

Archaeology

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the …

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

Distant black hole may disprove Einstein's theory of relativity

More than 26,000 light years away, deep within the heart of our galaxy, lies Sagittarius A* - four millions Suns' worth of unseen mass concentrated …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Medical Research

An ex-California state prisoner reviews Prison Architect

I grew up in a pre-tech boom, working-class Bay Area neighborhood, where a kid having relatives that were incarcerated was the norm. Some of those kids would, unfortunately, grow up to follow their relatives into cells (or worse). I wouldn’t classify the town as bad, it’s just the mechanisms of the …

Death Row

Dying Light, Mortal Kombat, The Witcher push Warner Bros. atop the publisher standings

The third-party gaming publisher that has made the most money in the United States so far this year is probably not the first one that comes to your mind.<p>Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is the top-grossing publisher in the U.S. through May 2015, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD …

Top 10

Explore 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' on August 11th

The middle of August is looking <i>mighty</i> fine if you're an indie game fan. Not only do we get the incredibly snazzy-looking <i>Volume</i> from Mike Bithell on the 18th, <i>Everybody's Gone to Rapture</i> exclusively hits PlayStation 4 the week prior on August 11th according to the <i>PS Blog</i>. What's more, the mysterious …

Capcom: Street Fighter V Will Not Release on Xbox One

No means no.<p>If you want to play Street Fighter V, you have two options and one of them isn’t Xbox One.<p>A Capcom representative definitively confirmed …

6 Reasons We Can't Wait for Batman: Arkham Knight - The Superhero Show - IGN Video

The Superhero Show takes a look at Rocksteady's final Arkham games, plus we pay comics legend Dave Gibbons a visit.

Watch Tekken 7's Newest, Tiger-Summoning Fighter in Action

Bandai Namco has released a trailer for another Tekken 7 fighter who's a completely new addition to the fighting game series.<p>Kazumi Mishima, who first appeared in the opening cinematic for Tekken 7, Is Heihachi Mishima's wife, Kazuya Mishima mother, and (at least one of) the game's boss characters …

'The Witcher 3' May Be The Best Open-World Game Ever

<i>This is part of my ongoing review of ‘The Witcher 3.’</i><p>There’s something truly brilliant about the way <i>The Witcher 3</i> handles its quests.<p>There’s a few different types of quests in the game. Primary, Secondary, and Witcher Contracts. But these three divisions are nowhere near as distinct as they may …

The Witcher