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This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. It was just peculiar enough to be noticed by researchers.<p>In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, …

Universe

MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flight

Aviation experts believe they may have solved the mystery of the disappearance of flight MH370, saying the 239 passengers and crew were the victims of a deliberate, criminal act carried out by the plane’s captain.<p>The fate of the Boeing 777 has mystified investigators ever since it went missing en …

Airplanes

Mormon Church Ends Century-Old Partnership With Boy Scouts of America

The Mormon Church and the Boy Scouts of America formed a partnership 105 years ago based on shared beliefs in God, country and the necessity of teaching morals and responsibility to boys. The groups became so intertwined that one of every five Boy Scouts in the United States is Mormon, and all …

Religion

California Man Arrested For Leaving His Car Idling in Parking Lot

They say idleness is the root of mischief. In California, it's also the root of a night in jail.<p>Facebook | Erin Darby Ortiz<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle …

California

The head of the US Coast Guard wants to cut a vital artery in the heart of the global cocaine trade

After hitting a low point in 2012, cocaine production in Colombia has boomed, with the cultivation of coca, the drug's base ingredient, rising 134% between 2013 and 2016.<p>2016 alone saw a 52% increase in the area under cultivation over the previous year, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration …

South America

The Baby-Formula Crime Ring

It’s pricey, it’s portable, its users need it constantly, and retailers love to buy it at a discount. All of which makes it a perfect product to steal.

Portable

A Security Robot Found Beaten Up and Covered in BBQ Sauce Had it Coming

Under normal circumstances we would never encourage or endorse slathering someone in BBQ sauce, beating them up, and leaving them lying on the side …

BBQ

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Books

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner gets OK to begin throwing

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner got the clearance to begin throwing Tuesday and will start the process of rebuilding his arm strength in hopes of …

Major League Baseball

South Korea says it wants U.S. troops to stay regardless of any treaty with North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday the issue of U.S. troops stationed in the South is unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement is signed.<p>"U.S. troops stationed in South Korea are an issue regarding the alliance …

North Korea

Giants place Johnny Cueto on the disabled list, leaving them without both their aces

Cueto is dealing with elbow inflammation<p>The San Francisco Giants received some good news on Tuesday night, announcing that staff ace Madison …

Disability

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner could begin throwing soon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hoping for clearance to begin a throwing program, San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is headed to Arizona to meet with the same doctor who performed surgery on his left pinkie.<p>Bumgarner was scheduled to leave the Bay Area on Monday night for a checkup with Dr. Donald …

Baseball

Krukow analyzes Sandoval the pitcher: 'Not the last time he's gonna do this'

Krukow analyzes Sandoval the pitcher: 'Not the last time he's gonna do this'<p>On Saturday afternoon, Pablo Sandoval did something pretty special.<p>With …

Major League Baseball

Giants’ Joe Panik has thumb surgery, out six weeks

SAN FRANCISCO — Second baseman Joe Panik had surgery on his left thumb Monday and will miss approximately six weeks, Giants manager Bruce Bochy …

Major League Baseball

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

Books

A Beer Drinker's Guide to Peru

While <i>pisco</i> is Peru’s national drink and certainly claims more plaudits than Peru’s frankly average mainstream beers, it can’t match <i>cerveza</i> in terms …

Alcohol

Pablo Sandoval pitches first major league inning

As if a game in which the Dodgers scored 15 runs wasn’t exciting enough, the Giants decided to have some fun of their own by letting Pablo Sandoval …

Baseball

Giants even out doubleheader with drubbing of Dodgers

Well-earned split<p>SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants didn’t waste the momentum that began when their backup third baseman dominated the Dodgers in the final …

San Francisco

9 Composition Tips for Shooting Good Landscape Photos

Photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) made this 10-minute video with 9 composition tips and rules you can use to shoot more effective landscape …

Framing

Buying a Camera for Photography in 2018

In recent years, camera technology has been evolving at an extremely fast pace. There are many players with a plethora of options on the market at …

Cameras

Your Coffee Addiction, by Decade

<b>Early Twenties (Experimentation)</b><p>The woman behind the counter raises an eyebrow and scowls as she hands you twelve ounces of syrupy lavender-mocha latte buried under whipped cream. You don’t have time to figure out why baristas are such judgmental jerks. You have a midterm paper to write. You take a …

Coffee

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

1 of 50<p>Šolta, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>Grenada<p>3 of 50<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 50<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 50<p>Archipelago Sea, …

São Paulo

A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works

A federal license for possession of semi-automatic firearms could make Americans safer—and more free.<p>I am a gun industry insider, a lifelong gun owner and a vocal advocate for Second Amendment rights. I am a Texan and an American patriot who hauls my family to church every Sunday in a diesel pickup …

Guns

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, wound 955 at Gaza protest

Four Palestinian protesters killed and more than 950 wounded as Israeli forces again open fire at Gaza border.<p>Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian demonstrators and wounded more than 950 at the Gaza border, despite the UN human rights chief urging Israel to stop using excessive force …

Israel

Chimú 101

Before the Spanish conquest and before the Inca empire, one group created the most important South American civilization at the time: the Chimú.<p>The Chimú civilization lasted almost half a millennium, from the year 1000 to around 1470 A.D. At its height, the kingdom spanned the region between the …

Archaeology

Cyberpunk Books: Your Beginner’s Guide To The Genre

If you like sci-fi, or anything futuristic, there’s a chance you know or have at least heard the term cyberpunk. But that does not mean you …

Science Fiction

Ominous Views of Japan's New Concrete Seawalls

In 2011, a devastating tsunami crashed into the northeast coast of Japan, destroying entire villages, killing thousands and causing a meltdown at the …

Japan

Ford to stop making all passenger cars except the Mustang

The sedan is becoming less and less relevant to American motorists.<p>If you’re looking to buy a car from Ford, you’ll soon have only one choice: a Mustang.<p>Faced with plunging demand and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming side of the market: …

General Motors

Welcome to Puntland: Where Many Men Don't Consider Rape A Crime

Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her husband and three young children.<p>She bustles around the house, fulfilling the traditional role of homemaker, something that is still expected of Somali women. But once her family has eaten, Bile takes on …

Human Rights