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Senate Candidate Joe Arpaio Vows To Keep Pushing Birtherism

Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff who is running for U.S. Senate in Arizona, says that once elected, he will renew his quest to demonstrate that former President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a fake.<p>Arpaio — who became famous for his controversial stance on immigration and for …

Donald Trump

Partisan split on climate grows, even as U.S. fears are on the rise, poll finds

By Steven Mufson<p>, Reporter<p>Fewer Republicans say they believe that there is a scientific consensus on climate change or that the effects of global warming have already begun, according to a new Gallup poll, which showed a widening partisan gap near record levels.<p>The moves comes after a year in which …

Climate Change

Duterte withdrawing Philippines from Int'l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that …

Asia

Finland is world's happiest country, U.S. discontent grows: U.N. report

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Finland is the world's happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer.<p>Burundi came bottom in the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) 2018 World …

United Nations

These Cannabis-Infused Teas Are the Classiest Way to Get High

Even if you are open-minded about the benefits of cannabis, popular methods like eating edibles, smoking, or vaping can seem intimidating. But how about sipping on a cup of tea? Founded by two women who wanted to create a wellness product that was female-friendly, Kikoko cannabis-infused herbal …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Elon Musk Just Shared His Secret for Engineering Better Performance

You can make this systemic shift in seconds.<p>SpaceX founder Elon posted a serious picture last week with a funny song quote:<p>Lots of people got a laugh, but just prior to that, his honesty really was getting a bit too much for some of the country's largest companies. In a short Twitter stream, he …

Comparing average property taxes for all 50 states and D.C.

American homeowners paid property taxes totaling nearly $278 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, the nation’s largest property database (Here’s how to cut your property taxes). That means that each of the country’s 84 million single-family homeowners paid an …

Real Estate

Oculus VR founder says $400 PlayStation VR is 'a totally fair price'

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, has called the $400 price tag for PlayStation VR a figure "right around what [was] expected."<p>Speaking to GameSpot in an interview at the 2016 Game Developers Conference, Luckey said, "I know how much this technology costs. We're building a headset, we're …

Google just scored a huge win against Amazon by landing Apple as a customer

Apple has reportedly signed a contract worth between $400 million and $600 million to use Google's Cloud Platform, reports CRN's Kevin McLaughlin and Joseph Tsidulko.<p>It's not clear if that's the annual or total value of the contract, or if the money will be taken directly away from what Apple …

Tim Cook

Google's AlphaGo AI beats Lee Se-dol again to win Go series 4-1

After suffering its first defeat in the Google DeepMind Challenge Match on Sunday, the Go-playing AI AlphaGo has beaten world-class player Lee Se-dol for a fourth time to win the five-game series 4-1 overall. The final game proved to be a close one, with both sides fighting hard and going deep into …

Voter turnout shows Trump, not Sanders, leading a revolution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders talks extensively about revolution, but it appears that it's actually Donald Trump who is driving record numbers of voters to the polls with his fiery populist message.<p>Republicans voted in unprecedented numbers on Super Tuesday, setting record numbers in contests throughout …

'The Great Reset': Venture capitalists and startups have shifted from greed to fear

Investors have already labeled this period "The Great Reset." Why?<p>There wasn't a single IPO in January for the first time since September 2011.<br>• As the public market has slashed the value of tech companies like LinkedIn and Tableau almost in half, their private counterparts look oversize.<br>• The industry …

Venture Capital

How to live in luxury and save the planet - CNN Style

Too often "sustainable luxury" smacks of compromise. Parisian luxury design agency <i>1.618</i> has taken this as a challenge.<p>1.618 is an international network of high-end consumers and professionals that share information and ideas about how beauty and sustainability can inform one another. They believe …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health

Why Saudi Arabia and Russia are still flooding the oil market

Investors sense that OPEC and other oil producers may be cooking up a deal to cut output in a bid to raise prices.<p>Crude oil futures jumped 12% in New York on Friday, making their biggest one-day gain since 2009 and rebounding sharply from a 12-year low hit earlier in the week.<p>Still, getting the …

Let Isla Fisher Remind You of the Power of a Good, Simple Dress

Just <i>try</i> to not be impressed by Isla Fisher's red carpet look at the British Academy Film Awards in London. For Sunday's big show, Isla arrived on the arm of husband Sacha Baron Cohen, looking gorgeous with a simple curl in her long red hair and wearing a white Stella McCartney gown. She finished …

Sixty Percent of Your Colleagues Are Lying to You

How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you -- and that they did it more than once. It's a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly.<p>University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman has studied lying for …

Google's self-driving car project is on a hiring spree

Google is on a hiring spree - only not all of its openings are for programmers or web designers. The internet giant is ramping up its self-driving car project, listing 36 jobs under its Google X project. Among them are positions in manufacturing and engineering related to developing systems …

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An short talk with Alf from OjO Magico Art and a selection of his fantastic work, enjoy!<br>See more at instagram.com/ojo_magico_art<p><b>In a few words, tell</b> …

Amalfi Coast

This recent discovery at Stonehenge clears up a huge misconception about the monument

Fourteen women and nine men were found in a cremation burial near Stonehenge. These findings help support the theory that Stonehenge functioned as a cremation cemetery for people of high status.<p><i>Produced by Jacqui Frank</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Facebook

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Isil suspects 'missed' Paris terror attacks after their false passports were spotted by border police

The two men reportedly entered Europe posing as refugees but were held up in Greece when EU officials spotted they were travelling with false passports<p>Two suspected Isil terrorists were too late to take part in the Paris terror attacks as they were delayed when border guards in Greece spotted their …

Sanders’s claim that he ‘does not have a super PAC’

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>, Reporter<p><i>“I do not have a super PAC, and I do not want a super PAC.”</i><p><b>–Bernie Sanders, remarks after New Hampshire primary, Feb. 9, 2016</b><p><i>“I am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a super PAC, who’s not raising huge sums of money from Wall Street and</i> …

Rams owner Stan Kroenke bought a Texas ranch that was listed at $725 million and is bigger than New York and LA combined

According to Bloomberg, the terms of the purchase were not disclosed, but the asking price was $725 million.<p>The ranch is the biggest in the US within a single fence — bigger than New York City and Los Angeles combined!<p>Bloomberg shot a video of the ranch before the sale showing the sprawling …

Los Angeles

New Hampshire primaries: 5 takeaways

<b>Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> The anti-establishment revolution the polls promised for months happened in New Hampshire Tuesday night when Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primaries.<p>John Kasich needed a big night -- and got it with a second-place finish. Meanwhile, Marco …

Obama tells Putin to stop hitting opposition forces in Syria

<b>Rancho Mirage, California (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his air campaign against Syrian opposition forces during a phone call Saturday, the White House said, a day after Putin's deputy described relations between Moscow and Washington sinking to Cold …

Sanders wins on points, but doesn’t take any of Clinton’s turf

By David Weigel<p>, Reporter<p>MILWAUKEE — The debate was in Wisconsin. The audience — the one that mattered — was in Nevada’s Clark County and South Carolina’s midlands. It didn’t need to work very hard to hear the sale.<p>“We have a lot more social media; we have everybody with a cellphone,” said Hillary …

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Public Speaking

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …