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VW expected to announce $15 billion settlement in emissions-cheating scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $15 billion for selling cars with software designed to cheat on emissions tests, according to a source familiar with the settlement.<p>Details are expected at a press conference at 9:30 am ET on Tuesday, the company confirmed.<p>Volkswagen originally faced up to $18 …

Automakers Enter 'Gray Zone' as They Roll Out Semi-Autonomous Tech

As the big Mercedes-Benz sedan roars down U.S. 101 south of San Francisco, it closes on an old pickup truck cruising along in its lane. The driver flicks the turn signal for a pass but then, unexpectedly, takes his hands off the wheel. The new sedan pauses for two seconds and then completes the …

Lady Gaga Infuriates Her Chinese Fans by Meeting the Dalai Lama

Lady Gaga has joined the ranks of Western celebrities who have enraged Chinese fans by meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.<p>The pop …

China

A Scientist Has Created A Mathematical Model Which Could Explain What Makes Us Good Or Bad People

Are you destined to be a bad person? Nature is full of reasons that suggest yes.<p>Rutchapong<p>What makes us good or bad? Is it our surroundings? Our …

Heroism

Ex-Pakistani PM: Son's kidnappers want militants released

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The captors of a former Pakistani prime minister's son demanded the release of several al-Qaida prisoners in exchange for his …

For her 116th birthday, the world’s oldest person got a dollar for each of her years

Happy (happy!) birthday to Jeralean Talley, who totally deserves that extra word I just tossed in there, because on Saturday, she turned 116.<p>One hundred sixteen! Really!<p>“It’s all in the good Lord’s hands,” Talley, of Inkster, Mich., says about her long life, according to UPI. “There’s nothing I can …

UN, EU and African nations call for Burundi dialogue | DW | 24.05.2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of Union for Peace and Develoment head Zedi Feruzi, who opposed Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a …

Africa

Gay Marriages in Ireland by Christmas, New Law to Be Drafted This Week

Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.<p>This new reality was sinking in after the Irish people voted with a surprisingly strong 62 percent "yes" to enshrine the right to gay marriage in the country's conservative …

John McCain mocks Obama for calling climate change a threat as Isis advances

Islamic State,World news,John McCain,US military,Barack Obama,Climate change,Iraq,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,US news,Republicans<p>Republicans blame Obama after fall of Syrian and Iraqi cities<br>• ‘The president is saying the biggest problem we have is climate change’

Middle East

What I’m Reading: Tech Evangelist Hillel Fuld

<i>When you hear the words “startup scene,” you probably think Silicon Valley, right? Sure, the Valley is very much a technological epicenter. But it’s not too early to look beyond the Bay Area—to, say, Israel.</i><p><i>Yes, Israel, where tech evangelists like Hillel Fuld have helped develop a vibrant startup</i> …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

The World's 16 Most Incredible Sea Caves

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Most people have only been exposed to sea caves by reading <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</i>, and that's not OK... mostly because the sea cave in that book was terrifying and filled with zombies (apologies to anyone who hasn't read it by now). The sea caves in this list, on the …

Magnifying Glass Reveals In-Focus Tokyo Among a Dazzling Blurred Landscape

Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima captures the same Tokyo scenes in two different ways and juxtaposes them in one gorgeous composition. His series is titled <i>Glassporthole</i>, and it features a diffused and blurry view of the city where the buildings, streets, and signage are fused into a dazzling …

16 Modern Poets You Need to Know About

Chances are the last time you discovered a new favorite poet, you were sitting in fourth period English waiting for the lunch bell to ring. Even if you went on to study literature in college, those “contemporary” poets were probably born around the mid-twentieth century. While we love classic …

Christine Mau Becomes First U.S. Female Pilot to Fly F-35 Lightning II Jet

Meet the first female F-35 fighter jet pilot.<p>The U.S. Air Force said that Lt. Col. Christine Mau on Tuesday piloted the F-35 Lightning II — a state-of-the-art fighter jet often described as one of the most technologically complex planes ever built.<p>It said that Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations …

Stealth Aircraft