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US allowing work to restart at nuke dump 3 years after leak

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department authorized its contractor Friday to begin disposing of radioactive waste again at the nation's only underground repository, setting the stage for the first barrel to go below ground since a radiation release forced the facility to shut down nearly …

Nuclear Energy

Jim Carrey Responds to Allegations That He Aided in His Ex-Girlfriend's Death

He allegedly gave Cathriona White prescription drugs, according to a suit.<p><b>Update (Sept. 20):</b> Jim Carrey is calling a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend's estranged husband a heartless attempt to exploit him.<p>"What a terrible shame," Carrey wrote in a statement. "It would be easy for …

Jim Carrey

A tiny particle just punched a hole into a huge satellite, and it signals a much larger problem in space

The particle is just a speck compared to the 10-foot-long satellite (and its two 33-foot-long solar wings), but it was hurtling through space so fast (about 25,000 miles per hour) that the shock wave from the impact tore a 16-inch-hole into the satellite.<p>The Sentinel-1A satellite is a radar imaging …

Space

KFC’s secret ingredient is ‘the most underappreciated spice’ in the world

captionWho wants KFC?sourceHollis Johnson<p>Colonel Sanders’ nephew recently revealed what he claims is the secret recipe for KFC chicken. Although KFC …

Food

17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …

Reagan shooter Hinckley will soon leave hospital for good

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time.<p>John Hinckley Jr. has already been living with his 90-year-old mother at her home overlooking a golf course …

Empathy

As it closes in on Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft faces peril

The day has come. As fireworks mark the Fourth of July, scientists and engineers at the<p>Jet Propulsion Laboratoryhope to celebrate a milestone of their own:NASA’s Juno spacecraft entering orbit around Jupiter.<p>NASA's Juno is within hours of reaching Jovian orbit, said Scott Bolton, Juno's principal …

Juno is about to arrive at Jupiter. Here's how and when to watch live events from Nasa online

Nasa's Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter on 4 July after a five-year journey from Earth.<p>Nasa's Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter on 4 July, …

Here's How Much Americans Will Eat and Drink This July 4 Holiday

It's a lot.<p>Perhaps it’s the patriotism of an election year, but more people will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year than ever …

Ice Cream

Bryan Cranston Would Say Yes To Walter White On ‘Better Call Saul,’ But There’s A Catch

The general idea behind <i>Better Call Saul</i> is that it takes place before <i>Breaking Bad</i> and couldn’t feature many of the characters from the show that we grew to love. Jesse Pinkman in his early form could make an appearance, but not with a huge impact, and it’s very possible we could end up seeing many …

TV

See how NASA simulates year on Mars...on Earth's largest volcano

In a dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, a group of would-be astronauts is simulating living on Mars to test the psychological effects of a …

Space Science

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …

Economics

Cheaper Whiskey and Other Ways the Brexit Could Affect Americans

The Brexit will have potentially dire consequences on the UK, but in America the effects will be a little subtler.<p>On Thursday, the UK voted to leave the European Union, and on Friday everyone woke up with the kind of hungover fear that hits you when you're worried you've done something <i>really</i> …

United Kingdom

After Brexit, what? U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit' | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Emboldened by Brexit, U.S. secessionists in Texas are keen to adopt the campaign tactics used to sway the British vote for leaving the European Union and are demanding “Texit” comes next.<p>Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a campaign rally for U.S. Republican presidential …

Ballot Measures

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

Astronaut in space snaps dramatic photo of the full moon caught in a sunset

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured an incredible photo of the full moon just above the horizon as the sun set from the International Space Station …

Crime

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

How to Stop Cravings for Sugar and Junk Food

For most of us, the word “cravings” might seem innocent, right?<p>For many; however, such as recovering alcoholics or drug addicts, “cravings” means …

This Is The Most Beautiful Village In France – Collonges-La-Rouge

And this isn’t some sensationalist title I’m making up either. The red village of Collonges La Rouge has already been awards the title of one of the …

France

Why Haven't We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space?

The final frontier is right here on Earth.<p>Depending on who you ask, there exists not one—but two—final frontiers of discovery. Deep space has long captivated our imaginations, but the deep ocean, right here on Earth, remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans.<p>Only five percent of …

Seafloor

Here are the Hyperloop pods competing in Elon Musk's big race later this year

Later this year, dozens of college teams from around the world will travel to Hawthorne, California to compete in a high-stakes contest to prove Elon Musk’s vision of super-fast, super-sustainable, tube-based transportation known as the Hyperloop.<p>The teams were chosen last January in SpaceX’s …

College & University

Paul Cox, independent Australian filmmaker behind award-winning feature Innocence, dies

The man lauded as the father of Australian independent cinema, Paul Cox, has died aged 76.<p>The Australian Directors Guild announced the Dutch-born …

Vincent Van Gogh

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New documents shine light on CIA torture methods

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Central Intelligence Agency has released 50 declassified documents detailing its use of brutal interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.<p>The disclosure was in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties …

Surveillance

Scientists Found a Possible Deal Breaker in the Quest to Build a Space Elevator

Carbon nanotubes have been pegged as the wonder material that could finally allow us to build a space elevator. A discouraging new study suggests …

NASA just gave $100K to a company that wants to steer asteroids toward Earth

Countries around the world are betting big on asteroid mining. Last year, President Obama approved measures to give companies permission to mine and own resources harvested from outer space. Back in May, Luxembourg announced the Prospector-X concept spacecraft, which it plans to launch into Earth's …

Space Exploration

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …