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Some Former Colleagues Say Rob Porter Clashed With Staff, Acted "Unhinged" In One Incident

The White House aide who resigned following allegations of domestic abuse was difficult to work with, according to some of his former Hill colleagues. One source described the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch as “a mess” under Porter.<p>White House officials have repeatedly portrayed Rob Porter, who …

Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping …

Google says Spectre and Meltdown were the worst vulnerabilities in a decade

Now that the patches across various platforms for the recently discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have largely been deployed, Google has …

Siri and Alexa are under fire for their replies to sexual harassment

“I’d blush if I could” is not the response you’d expected to hear when you tell Siri she’s a slut—but it is.<p>In February, months before the #MeToo movement erupted, I ran an experiment in which I sexually harassed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home to …

Sexual Harassment

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology

U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of …

Climate Change

‘The Russians Have Succeeded Beyond Their Wildest Expectations’

Former intelligence chief James Clapper says President Trump is dead wrong about Russian interference in America’s elections. And they’re going to get away with it again, he warns.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>America’s former top spymaster …

Donald Trump

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

Unmanned Aircraft

NASA Details Its Plans for Sending Humans to Mars

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — What role will NASA play in getting humans to Mars, and when will the agency depend on participation from commercial companies? A top NASA official discussed the agency's plans this week.<p>Here at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) Wednesday …

Space Exploration

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plant rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.”<p>Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority …

Natural Gas

Outgoing Senator Admits What Others Won’t Say About Trump

Bob Corker turns against the president, and says nearly every other Senate Republican shares his concerns.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> is no stranger to using Twitter to alienate people—U.S. Attorney General <b>Jeff Sessions</b>, the cast of the Broadway musical <i>Hamilton</i>, <b>Snoop Dogg.</b> But some feuds are more consequential …

Politics trumps Puerto Rico

A real crisis comes and the president can’t handle it.<p>Speaking to reporters in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on a belated visit after two straight weekends golfing, Donald Trump offered by way of words of comfort the observation that “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a …

Poll finds 84 percent of people supports NFL players' right to protest

However, 49 percent of respondents think players should find a different way to express political opinions<p>President Trump told supporters at a rally …

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

Reactions to Trump's statement on violence in Virginia

President Donald Trump blamed "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration, drawing swift …

‘I’m President and They’re Not’: Trump Attacks Media at Faith Rally

WASHINGTON — President Trump used the first part of his holiday weekend getaway to issue more denunciations of the news media, using a celebration of American veterans and freedom at an evening rally to thunder that he would not allow the “fake” media to stop his agenda.<p>Speaking to raucous …

Donald Trump

The 12 Best New Menswear Items to Buy Right Now

<i>GQ</i>'s editors select the best brand spanking-new menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more from the last seven days worth blowing your disposable income on.

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Holistic Medicine

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Mary Meeker

Ripples in Space-Time Might Indicate That We Live in a Multiverse

Hunting for Extra Dimensions<p>As important as gravity is to us here on Earth, it is actually surprisingly weak in comparison to other fundamental …

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Equations

'Rogue One' editors reveal what was changed about the movie in reshoots

In the latest reveal of what went on behind the scenes of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Yahoo UK spoke to two editors on the film, John Gilroy and Colin Goudie, who divulged some interesting insight on putting together the "Star Wars" standalone movie, which got a lot of attention for its …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for over a year now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time.<p>Here's what you …

Highly Intelligent People Are Less Traditional, Says Science

While brilliant artists or mad scientists are often stereotyped as social outliers, these people may actually be more intelligent than the masses. A …

Psychology

Five-second rule is too generous for fallen food

It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor.<p>Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate food that falls on the floor instantaneously.<p>The findings were published this month in …

Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier

Obamacare has provided health insurance to some 20 million people. But are they any better off?<p>This has been the central question as we’ve been watching the complex and expensive health law unfurl. We knew the law was giving people coverage, but information about whether it’s protecting people from …

Health Care

The Latest: Russian diplomat scoffs at DNC hack allegations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):<p>11:27 p.m.<p>Russia's top diplomat is declining to …

Ted Cruz the latest to invoke LeBron James at Republican convention

You know you’re reading a Washington Post sports blog when there’s a focus on what happened at the <i>start</i> of Ted Cruz’s Republican convention speech. That’s because, before he refused to endorse Donald Trump and got booed off the stage Wednesday, the Texas senator invoked the name of LeBron</i> …

Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — In the hours after the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas, Donald Trump offered his "thoughts and prayers" for all the …

Here's How You Should Be Charging Your Phone, According to Science

We've been doing it wrong.<p>Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it's partially our fault because we've …

Batteries