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MP calls on Jeremy Corbyn to resign and 'make way for someone with the backbone to confront antisemitism' after he appears to compare Israel to 'various self-styled Islamic states and organisations'

Jeremy Corbyn has appeared to compare Israel to "various self-styled Islamic states and organisations" at the launch of Labour's antisemitism report.<p>He said: "Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu Government than our Muslim friends are for those of …

Anti-Semitism

That wasn't a Mayan lost city, just another example of the culture of hype

It was a good story while it lasted: A 15-year-old boy discovered a lost city by theorizing that a modern star map would correlate with ancient Mayan settlements. It seemed to fit the common understanding of the Maya as peaceful stargazers, centuries ahead of their time in astronomical observation …

Archaeology

Bright Light at Night Time Can Seriously Mess With Your Metabolism, Study Finds

*Puts phone down*<p>New research has revealed that exposure to bright, blue-tinged light - similar to the kind emitted by your smartphone - can affect …

Step closer to AIDS cure: US scientists ‘cut out’ HIV DNA from infected animals

A cure for AIDS now seems to be closer than ever, since US scientists have managed to “cut out” the HIV virus DNA from the genomes of living animals …

Black boxes from EgyptAir flight 804 reportedly located as officials confirm smoke was detected before it crashed

Egyptian government sources claimed to CBS that the recording devices were discovered near wreckage.<p>Meanwhile, French investigators confirmed on Saturday that smoke was detected in "multiple places" on board the doomed jetliner in the minutes before it crashed, likely indicating "the start of a …

EgyptAir Flight Data Shows Smoke Detected in Bathroom Before Crash

Data transmitted from a doomed EgyptAir flight minutes before it fell off radar screens suggests a fire had broken out on board the plane, according to an aviation industry website.<p>AvHerald.com is reporting that data transmissions from EgyptAir Flight 804 to ground stations show smoke was detected …

Airplanes

Searchers find body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet

CAIRO (AP) — Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner Friday but face a potentially more …

Airplanes

EgyptAir flight data show smoke alerts before crash: Source

<b>(CNN) —</b> New clues emerged Friday about EgyptAir Flight 804, but there were no answers as to what caused the plane to go down in the Mediterranean Sea.<p>There were smoke alerts near the airliner cockpit early Thursday in the minutes before it crashed, according to flight data CNN obtained Friday from …

Airplanes

Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet; 66 feared dead

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea …

Airplanes

3 Green Smoothie With Chia and Flax

Spinach, avocado, and mint blend together deliciously in this antioxidant rich smoothie. Its high content of vitamins A and C, and iron provide an instant power boost to our immune system. This pretty clover colored smoothie also contains plenty of heart healthy fiber and muscle building protein to …

8 Filthy Chocolate Cakes You'd Be A Fool Not To Make

1<p>Not a lot beats chocolate cake... especially this one. Layers of rich, moist chocolate sponge drizzled with coffee syrup and sandwiches with cocoa …

PICTURES: China has released hundreds of HD photos of the moon taken by its lander and rover

More than two years after China's lunar rover got away to a wonky start on the surface of the moon, the country's National Space Administration has released the stunning hi-def pictures it took.<p>On December 14, 2013, Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit" became the third unmanned spacecraft to land on the moon. …

Microsoft Co-Founder Damages 14,000-Square-Feet of Protected Coral Reef with His Yacht

On a recent ride aboard his 300-foot luxury yacht, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen drudged an anchor chain through 14,000-square-feet of protected …

Philanthropy

This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work

CES has become more of a car show than a tech show in the last few years, and this year just piled on the proof. In fact, CES was full of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and many of them were electric. Sure, some were pure fantasy, but others were completely practical: the EcoReco M5 Air was …

Electric Vehicles

What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?

Nearly 30 years ago, Lilly Love lost her way. She had just completed her five-year tour of duty as an Alaska-based Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, one of an elite team of specialists who are lowered into rough, frigid seas to save foundering fishermen working in dangerous conditions. The day …

Birds

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, the biggest ever review has found, as pharmaceutical companies were accused of failing to report side-effects and even deaths linked to the drugs.<p>An analysis of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants - involving more than 18,000 people - found …

Mental Health

OnePlus' Icon earbuds are solid but overhyped

My commute to Engadget's New York office sucks. At around two hours on a good day, it's far worse than any of my colleagues' (Terrence's is pretty bad too, but it also involves post-work beers on a ferry, so he wins). My enthusiasm for headphones, then, is less about a commitment to artistic …

8 Everyday Foods You Should Never Reheat

Before you heat up your chicken dinner from last night, you might want to read this first.<p>Reheating dinner is a modern American pastime. Whether it's Friday night and you need to clean out your fridge, or you want to turn last night's leftovers into a whole new meal, microwaves are a mainstay of …

Food

Netflix is running into a level of censorship it's never seen before

The streaming-video service now covers every country allowed by American embargo policies, except for the politically difficult Chinese market.<p>This week, Netflix started running into some not-terribly-surprising political resistance in some additional regions, including Kenya and Indonesia.<p>Is the …

6 new health devices you may want to avoid

Amid all the bling, there are dozens of digital health devices — a sign of a booming industry that's attracted nearly $9 billion in venture capital over the past two years.<p>But will consumers actually buy these new gadgets? Or use them?<p>Looking over a slew of the health products premiering at CES, I …

The biggest taxi company in Uber’s hometown is on the verge of bankruptcy

In the latest sign that the on-demand economy is taking its toll on traditional businesses, the biggest taxi company in San Francisco is reportedly close to filing for bankruptcy.<p>Yellow Cab Co-Op is preparing to reorganize under Chapter 11 in the face of mounting debt, a pile of lawsuits, and steep …

Transportation

Tesla has something alarming in common with another car company

But it hasn't been completely alone. There are, after all, lots of other automakers in the world, and for the most part, they had a terrific 2015.<p>We don't yet know the exact number, but chances are excellent that the year 2015 will come in as the best year ever for the US auto market, with …

Space Fuel: Plutonium-238 Produced in U.S. for First Time in 30 Years

Scientists have produced a powder of plutonium-238 for the first time in nearly 30 years in the United States, a milestone that they say sets the country on a path toward powering NASA's deep-space exploration and other missions.<p>Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) is a radioactive element, and as it decays, or …

Chemistry

Giant Comets Could Collide With Earth, Research Shows

While the movie <i>Armageddon</i> taught us to be afraid of doomsday asteroids, it’s actually comets that may pose a bigger threat, according to new research …

Uber surge pricing on New Year's Eve opens new front in war with taxis

Australian Taxi Industry says Uber drivers’ incentive is ‘greedy’ but ride-sharing company says it means more transport in cities like Sydney and Melbourne<p>Where you ring in the new year may prove less important than how you get there, and get home, as the bitter conflict between Uber and taxis …

Transportation

Personal trainer jailed for five years for knowingly infecting two professional women with HIV

Fitness instructor, who contracted the HIV virus in 1995, claimed he was allergic to latex and condoms 'didn't fit'<p>A fitness trainer was jailed for five years for knowingly infecting two unsuspecting young women with HIV after claiming he was allergic to latex and condoms "didn't fit".<p>Vile Simon …

The Middle Class Is No Longer America's Economic Majority

It's the first time that's been true in 40 years.<p>There are now more low-income and high-income Americans combined than there are people in the middle class, a study released Wednesday found.<p>According to a Pew Research Center report, there were 120.8 million adults living in middle-income households …

Income Inequality

Scientists announce discovery of Hualianceratops, spaniel-sized dinosaur

Modest dinosaur seen by scientists as forerunner to horned behemoths<p>With their elaborate horns, bony neck frills and bulldozer-like bodies, members of the horned dinosaur group like Triceratops were among Earth's most impressive beasts during the Cretaceous Period near the end of the age of …

Paleontology

The PlayStation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing

During its PlayStation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the PlayStation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten no more information on dates aside from early 2016. However, the games we saw during today’s keynote look …

Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will …