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Review: KRAMPUS Is the Best Christmas Horror Movie Ever Made

Scientists Support Research On Gene Editing Of Human Embryos

Edited embryos should not be used for pregnancy, they caution<p>Following a three-day summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the use of human gene editing, scientists and bioethicists from around the world urged basic research using these technologies to continue, but strongly cautioned that embryos …

Genetics

Ex-girlfriend sues Charlie Sheen in first known lawsuit over HIV status

(Reuters) - A former girlfriend of Charlie Sheen on Thursday sued the actor for assault, negligence and emotional distress, saying they had sex at least five times before he revealed he was HIV-positive.<p>Scottine Ross, 26, who said she met Sheen while she was working as a porn actress and later …

Politics of grief and gun control after latest shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a natural reaction in times of grief: Politicians from both parties offer thoughts and prayers for those killed in the San …

Chicago to release video in police shooting of second black man

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A video of a 2014 Chicago police shooting of a black man will be released next week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday after days of controversy over another fatal police shooting caught on tape.<p>Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks from an attendee at a town hall …

Police Shootings

That "Mysterious Object" on a Collision Course with Earth Just Burned In Our Atmosphere

I wasn’t worried. Were you worried?<p>The Earth’s most infamous hunk of space trash, a rather-large object by the apt-name of WT1190F, has been …

Google's Latest Renewable Energy Investment Is Its Biggest Ever

Another tech giant is opening its checkbook for renewable energy projects.<p>Google on Thursday announced what it says is the largest-ever renewable …

Photographer Shoots Skydivers with a Helmet DSLR and Mouth Release

Skydivers often photograph and film their jumps with a GoPro camera, but what happens if you want to shoot higher-quality photos with a DSLR? The …

Uber reportedly raising even more cash for an eye-popping $62.5 billion valuation

Money, it's a gas<p><i>Bloomberg</i> is reporting that Uber is seeking $2.1 billion in financing that would value the ride-hailing company at a whopping $62.5 billion. This would cement Uber's status as the most valuable technology startup in the world, as it seeks a Facebook-level valuation before …

Facebook pokes at Periscope with live video feature

Facebook rolled out a pair of new features on Thursday that position the social network as a breaking news outlet. The first feature, dubbed Live Video, does just that -- enabling users to post and share live video feeds to the site. It appears to be very similar to Periscope's offering with live …

Google Launches Cardboard Camera, A Free App To Create 3D Virtual Reality Photos

Got one of Google’s Cardboard VR headsets and an Android phone handy?<p>Google has something new for you to play with this morning.<p>Dubbed “Cardboard Camera“, the idea is pretty straightforward: it lets you create and peruse 360° panoramic photos in virtual reality.<p>Cardboard Camera pulls off a bit of …

Virtual Reality

The Genius and Jazz of A Charlie Brown Christmas

The legend of <i>A Charlie Brown Christmas</i> is a strange one. Many of us who grew up watching the Peanuts gang attempt to put on a Christmas play are anchored in fond memories of laughing with loved ones as Lucy pulled that football trick on Charlie Brown for the umpteenth time, and, of course, the wild …

Charlie Brown

Everything you need to know about the 'Batman v Superman' villain

A new "Batman v Superman" trailer debuted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday.<p>And while the two superheroes will be squaring off in next spring's big movie, the trailer revealed they'll also be facing an iconic DC villain: Doomsday.<p>The reveal confirmed what many fans, including myself, have been …

Lady Gaga says 'the whole industry turned their back on me during Artpop'

It’s no secret that Lady Gaga’s 2013 release <i>Artpop</i> didn’t reach the success of her previous records. But Gaga’s aware of the flop, and thanks …

Paul Ryan: We Must Address Mental Illness To Curb Mass Shootings

But he stressed that Congress shouldn't infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.<p>Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) argued Thursday that inadequate legislation on mental illness has led to mass shootings.<p>"I don’t think the country is headed in the right direction," he lamented on "CBS …

A Modern Cannabis Retail Store Experience

The Pineapple Express taps design firm, The McBride Company, to envision the future of cannabis culture (and consumerism)

Beyond Politics: Disability, Donald Trump and a Picture of America

Leadership is one of the most fundamental qualities known to man. It is the mark of a true pioneer or visionary. If one is in a position to lead--or is fighting to earn that right--they should constantly be mindful that the weight of the world rests on their shoulders.<p>By the same token, they should …

50 Years of ‘Rubber Soul’: How the Beatles Invented the Future of Pop

Happy 50th birthday to <i>Rubber Soul</i>, the album where the Beatles became the Beatles. It was the most out-there music they’d ever made, but also their …

Music

Police clear encampment protesting Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police early on Thursday cleared an encampment protesters set up outside a police station following the mid-November fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, police said.<p>File picture of members of the group Black Lives Matter marching to city hall during a …

Law Enforcement

Coca-Cola apologizes for ‘insensitive’ ad featuring indigenous Mexicans

Coca-Cola has apologized for a "insensitive” Christmas video depicting a group of mostly young, white people traveling to a remote Mexican town to hand out bottles of Coke to indigenous locals.<p>The ad, part of Coke’s “Open Your Heart” campaign, has been criticized for white hipster-like people …

McLaren spins Spider web with 675LT convertible

McLaren has added a Spider to its lineup and will shortly begin selling the open-top version of its recently unveiled 675LT.<p>The convertible version weighs 2,800 pounds, dry -- 220 pounds less than the hardtop -- and delivers an impressive 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from a twin …

New Star Wars–Themed Ads Released for Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Fiat

With the average attention span of the modern consumer clocking in somewhere in the sub-10-second range, it’s more difficult than ever for marketers to make a lasting impression. One surefire way to grab the attention of the tech-distracted masses is to latch onto an already skyrocketing chunk of …

McLaren 675LT Spider Debuts, Limited to Just 500 Units

Drop-top weighs just 2,800 pounds.<p>Thanks to the popularity of the McLaren 675LT “Longtail,” the sports car maker is introducing a new model in the 675LT range: the drop-top 675LT Spider. The car is virtually identical to the coupe save for a three-piece retractable roof and unique color and wheel …

Carbon Fiber

The Game Awards brings price cuts to PlayStation Store

In anticipation of The Game Awards, which streams live online tonight, the PlayStation Store is offering gamers the chance to check out several of the nominees at a discount until Dec. 5.<p>Included in the sale are indie titles like <i>Rocket League</i> and <i>Axiom Verge</i>, both of which are on sale for $13.99;</i> …