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AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business …

Greenland's receding ice caps may expose a top-secret US nuclear project

The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark.<p>Powered, remarkably, by the world's first mobile nuclear generator and known as "the city under the ice", the camp's three-kilometre network of …

Scientists published climate research under fake names. Then they were caught.

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The scientists briefly known as Den Volokin and Lark ReLlez thought they had found something big.<p>It was not data wrung from a clever experiment or a lucky field observation. …

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18 Underrated National Parks

Time to add these wonders to your bucket list.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as picturesque — and probably way less crowded, too.

Climate disruption is fueling stronger storms

Familiar weather patterns are a thing of the past, and the U.S. may face more extremes in the coming decades, says a noted meteorologist.<p>“I don't recognize the climate anymore,” says Jeff Masters, the director of meteorology for Weather Underground. “I look at the weather maps in the morning, …

Canadian banks’ mortgage guidelines favour foreign home buyers

Canadian banks allow foreign clients with no credit history, including students, to qualify for uninsured mortgages without proving the sources of their income – a practice that exempts non-Canadians who have money in the bank from the scrutiny domestic borrowers face when buying a home or an …

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US Government could kill 45,000 wild horses

The US government could slaughter 45,000 wild horses to make room for more cattle farms.<p>Herds roaming free on government-run holding facilities throughout America face a mass cull following a vote by the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).<p>These …

Syria: Temporary ceasefire begins amid skepticism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hours after a ceasefire started in Syria on Monday, the world waited to see how long the fragile peace would last.<p>The deal, brokered by the United States and Russia, calls for a halt to the violence between the Syrian regime and rebel forces. It would also allow for much-needed humanitarian …

Scientists have figured out how to make wires 60,000x smaller than a human hair

Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have found a way to make electrical wires that are thousands of times thinner than a human …

FBI improved a Dark Web child pornography site, lawyer argues

As part of a global pedophilia bust, the FBI ran the "Playpen" website for two weeks.<p>The FBI operated Playpen, a child pornography site on the Dark Web, for nearly two weeks in February 2015, distributing malware to users so the bureau could track suspected pedophiles across the globe. It was a …

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5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you want something off the beaten path.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. Consider these …

Warren Buffett And Donald Trump Do Not Agree About the Economy

<i>This article originally appeared on money.com.</i><p>In an interview with Politico’s Playbook, the Berkshire Hathaway (brk-a) CEO outlined his perspective …

Elon Musk Envisions Solar Roofs Powering Homes

Tech News<p>If Elon Musk has his way, a roof entirely made of solar-gathering materials could one day be used to power homes.<p>Musk, who is chairman of the clean energy company SolarCity, explained how a complete solar roof could play a "fundamental part of achieving a differentiated product strategy," …

Photonic hypercrystals drastically enhance light emission in 2D materials

Researchers have developed a method for achieving an order-of-magnitude enhancement of the light emission from a class of two-dimensional (2D) …

Scientists have researched if drunk or stoned sex is better for you

The awesome study was conducted by researchers at New York University and looks at 24 adults who engaged in sex while either drunk on alcohol or high on marijuana, reports the <i>Washington Post</i>. <b>It found that, overall, drunk sex is riskier and worse for you than sex while high</b> because:<p>• the “beer …

Autopilot in Tesla Model X helps driver get safely to a hospital

A Missouri man might not have made it safely to the hospital without the aid of his Tesla Model X’s self-driving features (via Slate). Joshua Neally, the 37-year old Model X owner, was on the way home from his law firm after work when he was struck by a pulmonary embolism. Neally allowed the …

Donald Trump would be world's only national leader to reject climate science

Sierra Club report finds science of climate change accepted by leaders of every country recognized by US – including Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong-un<p>Donald Trump would be the only national leader in the world to dismiss the science of climate change should he become president, putting him out of …

5 Amazing California Parks to Visit This Summer

We love Yosemite as much as the next guy, but this time of year, it can feel more like Disneyland than a national park. Fortunately, outdoor lovers …

Graphene could revolutionize the Internet of Things

PFL researchers have produced a tunable, graphene-based device that could significantly increase the speed and efficiency of wireless communication …

How to travel by train, bus & boat to & within Laos | Bangkok-Vientiane by train

Overland to Vientiane & Luang Prabang...<p>Click for interactive train route map<p>This page explains how to travel overland by bus or train between Laos & …

Drunken-driving convictions could increase because of the Supreme Court's recent ruling

The case, Birchfield v. North Dakota, effectively criminalizes the refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test and affects laws in 11 states.<p>The outcome will most likely lead to an increase in drunken-driving convictions across the country, according to Derek Andrews, a defense attorney at Anelli …

Researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries

Hydrogen fuel has long been touted as a clean alternative to gasoline. Automakers began offering hydrogen-powered cars to American consumers last …

Watch Stephen Colbert Slam Donald Trump Over Orlando Comments

Stephen Colbert slammed Donald Trump for making self-inflating comments and tweets in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, Tuesday night. The <i>Late</i> …

John Kasich Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Ohio

On Wednesday, Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich signed a bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Ohio.<p>The Governor’s communication team …

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

Łódź: the fairy tale city you can't pronounce

When it comes to fairy tale destinations, the Polish city of Łódź wouldn’t trouble many - if any - bucket lists. Nicknamed “the Manchester of Poland”, it was a smoking industrial behemoth during the 19th Century, before collapsing into catastrophic decline after the Great Depression.<p>But fairy tales …

How the event that killed off the dinosaurs wiped out life in Antarctica

The Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction 66m years ago was the most recent of five similar crises to have devastated life on Earth over the last 540m …