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No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the …

North Dakota

Trump administration signals a possible crackdown on states over marijuana

The White House on Thursday put states that have legalized recreational-use marijuana on notice that federal law enforcement agents could be targeting them soon.<p>It was the clearest warning yet that the Trump administration may move to disrupt the marijuana trade in the eight states, including …

Cannabis

Honeycomb Doughnuts [Vegan]

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Recipes

Millennials are having less sex than any generation in 60 years. Here’s why it matters.

I spent most of yesterday morning mulling over Tara Bahrampour's article in the Washington Post headlined "'There isn't really anything magical about it': Why more millennials are avoiding sex." The crux of her argument relates to a new study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior that finds …

The Brain

Swap This for That: 10 Pieces You Should Be Wearing This Fall

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but it’s almost time to pack away your summer wardrobe. While you had a good run with those flirty dresses and short shorts, fall — AKA sweater weather — is on its way here. And since we know you’re going through the mourning process of saying goodbye to your …

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Libraries

Science explains why you’re so addicted to Pokemon Go

You might think you’re so addicted to playing Pokemon Go because you loved Pokemon growing up, but that’s not the only reason. It appears there’s a …

Crime-fighting robot hits, rolls over child at Silicon Valley mall

A security company has apologized for a "freakish accident" after its crime-fighting robot hit a 16-month-old boy on the head and ran over him at a shopping mall in Palo Alto.<p>Knightscope Inc. said attempts to reach the family haven't been successful, but the company invited them to its headquarters …

Silicon Valley

Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?

The food processor is, for me, hugely disappointing. Before owning one, I used to see them looking all shiny and powerful in the department store, and I'd fantasize about never chopping a vegetable by hand again. I failed to consider that cookbook authors have particular ideas about how each …

11 Nearly-Secret National Park Beaches

What you might find at a National Park Service beach: silky sand, miles of nearly empty strands, lush scenery and even some wild horses. What you …

National Parks

If You're Sick of Seeing Photoshopped Ads You Need to Read This

ModCloth's representing for real women with real bodies.<p>If you're sick of seeing models in ads that have been Photoshopped into unrealistically small sizes or digitally altered in ways that are not real, here's good news: ModCloth just promised to never Photoshop their models again. Body positivity …

What Blake Lively Actually Eats in a Day

You'll be jealous you haven't thought of her hack for creamier mac & cheese first.<p>There are people who eat simply because they're hungry, never really giving much thought to what they're eating. Blake Lively is not one of those people. The <i>Shallows</i> star loves to cook—so much so she's taken classes …

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning …

King of sting - the scientist who reviews the stings of insects

Justin Schmidt sampled the stinging power of ants, bees and wasps. His reviews – from ‘blinding, fierce’ to ‘hot and smoky’ – have now been published in their entirety<p>Ever wondered what it’s like to be stung by an artistic wasp? (This being an actual insect species of the order <i>Hymenoptera</i>, as …

Insects

Iceland's Incredible Ring Road

Iceland's otherworldly stunning landscapes lie in wait. Every corner of this amazing country full of a wonderful variety of beautiful sights. Bubbling mud pools, impending geysers, snow-peaked mountains, impressive waterfalls, spectacular glaciers, striking black-sand beaches, potentially …

New Zealand

3 Easy Ways To Poach An Egg

<i>For Bon Appétit, by Jill Baughman.</i><p>Credit: Alex Lau<p>For many of you brunch lovers out there, <b>eggs are best when poached</b>. You can stop arguing about the best method; everyone's a winner here. <b>Carla Lalli Music</b>, food director at <i>Bon Appétit</i>, demonstrates <i>three</i> to make perfect poached eggs.<p>Obviously, to …

Breakfast

Are Fake Pimples the Latest Runway Makeup Trend?

The unattainable, barely-there makeup look got a rather literal reinterpretation today when the trend hit the runways at Milan Men’s Fashion Week. That’s right, dewey-skinned models are out, and pimply acne-ridden faces are in — well, sort of.<p>When the Malaysian designer Moto Guo showcased his debut …

Acne

Astronaut in space snaps dramatic photo of the full moon caught in a sunset

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured an incredible photo of the full moon just above the horizon as the sun set from the International Space Station …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i> …

Parenting

Elon Musk's Brother to Unveil Restaurant Focused on Cheap, Healthy Food

Musk made it his mission to create a menu that was both healthy and budget-friendly.<p>In the world of fast food, there's a distinct divide between …

British drug smuggler Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru

Twenty-two-year-old photographed with father at Lima airport and thought to be on way back to UK via Amsterdam<p>The British drug smuggler Melissa Reid is on her way back to the UK after spending the last three years in a Peruvian jail.<p>Reid, 22, was photographed with her father, Billy, at Lima airport …

Don't 'ghost' on a date: Ghostbot is the app that'll break things off for you

A new app will detect incoming texts from a person you’re hoping to cease all communication with and send unenthusiatic automated responses<p>Rejecting unwanted suitors over text is an awkward challenge for a generation of online daters. So why not outsource the thorny interaction to a robot?<p>Ghostbot …

Outsourcing

Google marks rare pairing of solstice, 'strawberry moon' with doodle

The summer solstice arrived Monday afternoon, officially heralding the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Because this year's solstice also coincides with a rare astronomical occurrence that will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere sky, Google has created a special animated …