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For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

When the test scores came out, Lucas Siqueira, 27, was really excited. His high mark on the Foreign Service exam earned him a coveted position at Brazil's highly competitive Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<p>"They hire 30 diplomats a year and thousands of people sign up," he says in fluent English from …

5 foods you should never eat just before going to bed

Healthy sleep is trending and, as odd as it may sound, finding ways to sleep more efficiently is one of the latest crazes in the world of health and fitness. There are unusual beverages that can help you fall asleep and there are even a bunch of <b>snacks you can eat before bed in order to help you</b> …

Will Smith recalls playing Muhammad Ali in 2015 video

As Hollywood goes, few have the kind of insight into what it was like to be Muhammad Ali than Will Smith. Earning his first Oscar nomination for his …

Boxing

Deposition text: Cosby's wife refused to answer many queries

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife refused to answer dozens of questions during a combative deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who …

Oklahoma legislature will fix sodomy law, lawmaker says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Oklahoma lawmaker is promising to close what he called a "court-created loophole" in state law that blocked the prosecution of a teenager accused of sexually assaulting a drunken girl two years ago and set off cries of protest around the nation.<p>"I am horrified by the idea that we would …

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode 75 million miles from Earth

That's not good news<p>NASA engineers have declared a mission emergency for the agency's planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler, which has somehow switched into emergency mode. NASA just found out about the anomaly a day and a half ago, right before the agency tried to maneuver the spacecraft to point at …

• Turkish police explode bag in Istanbul’s Taksim Square<br>• Twenty-three airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as B-52 bomber mobilized in Qatar<p>The United States warned its citizens about “credible threats” to tourist areas in Turkey, on the same day that Turkish police exploded a bag and the US announced new …

Middle East

Global warming to be far worse than anyone had predicted, new cloud analysis study says

Climate change could be far, far worse than had previously been precited, according to a new study.<p>New research explored the make-up of clouds, and …

Climate Change

The "R" in RNA can easily be made in space, and that has implications for life beyond Earth

New research suggests that the sugar ribose -- the "R" in RNA -- is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be more abundant throughout the universe than was previously thought.<p>The finding has implications not just for the study of the origins of life on …

Astronomy

'Forget Boaty McBoatface - this ship should be named after my amazing scientist sister who died'

The British public have a choice. Do they want a £200 million Royal Research Ship to be named ‘Boaty McBoatface’ or would they rather it was named after Dr Katharine Giles, a scientist who tragically died aged 35?<p>The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has asked Britons to name their latest …

Siblings

Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakenly put GIFs into important emails

Google has reversed one of its April Fools’ Day pranks after it caused a number Gmail users to unwittingly insert GIFs into business emails and other important communications.<p>The U.S. internet giant is usually celebrated for its creative April Fools gags — some of its others today are funny — but …

Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and More Push for Music Piracy Law Reforms

Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Garth Brooks, and more of the music’s biggest names want to make it harder to pirate music online. The musicians are …

Ballistic missile fired from site in the east, says South Korea, in the middle of Washington summit dismissed by the North as an exercise in fault-finding<p>North Korea appears to have fired another ballistic missile off its east coast on Friday, South Korean officials said, as regional leaders met in …

North Korea

'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

<b>Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.</b><p>The modelling assessment says that Antarctic melting alone could contribute more than a metre to sea level by the end of this century.<p>By 2500, according to the …

Does a Mysterious Ninth Planet Cause Mass Extinctions on Earth?

Invaders from outer space might have doomed the dinosaurs, after all. Dr. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics, published a paper …

305 Million-Year-Old Fossil A Glimpse Into The Origins Of Spiders

Scientists have discovered a well-preserved 305 million-year-old arachnid that is "almost a spider" in France. In a new journal article, they say the fossil sheds some light on the origins of "true" spiders.<p>The main point of distinction: This newly discovered arachnid very likely could produce silk …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Obama finds common cause on NKorea with China and allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of mounting threats from North Korea, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged closer security ties among its chief …

The Birth Control of the Future Will Be for Everyone

Scientists at UC Berkeley could change the focus of the birth control debate.<p>Sperm cells use a newly discovered mechanism to fertilize female …

Scientists and insurers develop 'death clock' to predict when customers will die

Insurance premiums could rise after scientists teamed up with the insurance industry to create an algorithm which will predict when customers will die.<p>The University of East Anglia is launching a four year study using huge databases of medical data to determine life expectancy and long-term illness.<p>…

New Source Of Transplant Organs For Patients With HIV: Others With HIV

When a Connecticut woman who was HIV-positive died earlier this month, her family decided to donate her organs to others who needed them.<p>Doctors in Maryland announced Wednesday that they performed two landmark, successful surgeries with her kidney and liver — transplanting the organs to …

The seas of the future will be full of drone ships

Everyone gets very excited about self-driving cars and autonomous aircraft, but there's another mode of transportation that's getting robotic, and …

Drones

Notice the tilt in Saturn’s rings

You can see in this composite by Scott MacNeill that – in the past few years – Saturn’s rings have been appearing increasingly open from our earthly …

Three thousand drawings to fly into space on Cheops

Thousands of children across Europe have taken part in a competition to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and sent into space onboard ESA’s …

The FBI will help unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case

The FBI will assist in unlocking an iPhone and an iPod connected to a murder case in Arkansas, the <i>Associated Press</i> reports, just a few days after the Bureau announced it had accessed the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters without Apple's help. The FBI agreed to a request from …

Whoopi Goldberg To Launch Medical Marijuana Company For Women

Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity “ganjapreneur” hoping to cash in on cannabis.<p>In partnership with the edibles maker Maya Elisabeth, Goldberg is launching a medical marijuana line of products specifically for women. The Whoopi & Maya line will include four marijuana-infused products: a balm, …

Child psychology studies have identified a natural human bias toward the theory of intelligent design, and pose a solution: teach evolution earlier<p>Evolution is poorly understood by students and, disturbingly, by many of their science teachers. Although it is part of the compulsory science …

Evolution