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Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash: This Is What Happens When You Fall Too in Love With Technology

NTSB finds no defect in Tesla's technology.<p>The National Transportation Safety Board just released the results of its investigation into the fatal crash of a Tesla S in Autopilot mode, and determined that a defect in the car was not the cause. Like most crashes, it was a form of human error, …

Researchers have figured out how to spot a self-loathing person by how they speak

We communicate in many ways, not just with our words. But nonverbal signals are often missed in conversation. Now, social scientists have found a way to train machines to spot the linguistic tics that show psychological distress.<p>John Pestian, a psychiatrist and expert in biomedical informatics at …

43 Scientists Banded Together To Warn The World Of ‘Megafauna’ Extinction…It’s Time We Listen

Forty-three scientists from around the globe co-authored an article that discusses the potentially grim future of the planet’s megafauna (animals over 90 pounds). Titled “Saving the World’s Terrestrial Megafauna” the study was published today in the latest Oxford Journal’s <i>Bioscience,</i> and claims …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Freddie Gray case: Charges dropped against remaining officers

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Baltimore prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.<p>Gray, 25, died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody in April 2015. Three of the six officers charged in the case had …

Black Lives Matter

New documentary chronicles teen metal sensation Unlocking The Truth—watch the trailer - Alternative Press

<i>Breaking A Monster</i> is a music documentary that follows the rise of African American teen heavy metal sensation Unlocking The Truth. Watch as …

The Early, State-Sanctioned LSD Experiments in Communist Bulgaria

Bulgarians were turning on, tuning in, and dropping out long before hippies.<p>Prof. Marina Boyadjieva (first row, second right) with colleagues from …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Oakland approves laws to regulate pot industry

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved laws to regulate the city’s medical cannabis industry, but promised to revisit provisions that have drawn sharp objections from industry leaders.<p>At the center of the debate is an equity program that some council members see as reparations for …

Cannabis

Cadets' Raised-Fist Photo Prompts Probe at West Point

U.S. news<p>In the weeks before their West Point graduation, a group of black female cadets gathered on the steps of a barracks at the U.S. Military Academy to participate in a campus tradition of taking "old corps" photos that mimic snapshots of their 19th century predecessors.<p>They snapped several …

Black Lives Matter

The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

New laws on marijuana were supposed to boost tax revenues and free up cops to go after “real” criminals. But underground sales—and arrests—are still thriving.<p>It’s just after four o’clock on a hot Seattle afternoon, and Thomas Terry is standing in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Known for …

Even the Presidential Candidate Who Believes in Sasquatch Thinks Trump Is Crazy

Andrew Basiago is a practicing lawyer, an advocate for single-payer health care, and says the government has been hiding secret time travel technology from the public for decades.<p>Andrew Basiago told me he's used to people thinking he's crazy. The 54-year-old Washington state lawyer first started …

Donald Trump blasts John Kasich and Ted Cruz's alliance: 'A horrible act of desperation'

In a lengthy statement sent out early Monday morning, the Republican presidential frontrunner slammed his fellow candidates over their plan to divvy up the remaining nominating states to try to keep Trump from picking up the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential …

Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same

HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to …

Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'

<b>Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants.</b><p>A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2 levels were laid in a carpet, it would cover twice the continental USA.<p>Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra …

Boston University

In a driverless future, what happens to today's drivers?

Leon Vanstone, <i>University of Texas at Austin</i><p>Self-driving cars are becoming a very real technology. The latest Tesla car has an autopilot feature. The CEO of Uber has stated that he will buy every self-driving car Tesla can produce for a year (about 500,000). The Google self-driving car occasionally …

Autonomous Cars

Meet the first Down Syndrome model to be cast by a beauty brand, ever

When it comes to casting, critics often argue the beauty industry has a tendency of representing one narrow, unrealistic type of beauty. But Katie Meade is the latest model who is helping to change all that; she is the first model with Down Syndrome to become the face of a beauty campaign for hair …

How to Hack an Election

Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.<p>By Jordan Robertson, Michael …

South Korea: North Korea fired short-range projectile

North Korea fired a short-range projectile from an area near its eastern coast on Tuesday, South Korean officials said, in what appears to be another weapons test seen as a response to ongoing military drills between Washington and Seoul.<p>The projectile was fired near the North Korean port city of …

The eerie grave of 200,000 monks

Adam H Graham takes a spiritual retreat to one of Koya-san’s 54 shukubo: inns where guests are encouraged to meditate, commune and eat vegetarian cuisine with the monks or nuns.<p>It was dusk when we entered the cemetery. A stone path, faintly lit with lanterns, snaked under the towering hemlock and …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

General Hospital

Ukraine’s Injured War Veterans and the Price of Independence

Viacheslav Buinovsky, 41, walks toward a close friend as he takes some of his first steps using a prosthetic leg at Orto<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Joseph …

Leaders of polygamous sect arrested in Utah food stamp fraud

Several top leaders from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect were arrested Tuesday on federal accusations of food stamp fraud and money laundering — marking one of the biggest crackdowns on the group in years.<p>The charges are the government's latest move targeting the sect based on the Utah-Arizona …

Could drought slow America’s most vibrant economy?

Climate models suggest many states will be facing longer and harsher droughts in the decades to come.<p>Climate models suggest many Western states will face longer and harsher droughts in the decades to come.<p>By Jim Tankersley<p>Jim Tankersley<p>Economic policy<p>Bio Follow<p>It is a tantalizing question facing …

Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth