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You have three days left to comment on the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality

After four months of debate, the FCC is nearly ready to stop accepting feedback on its proposal to kill net neutrality. Final comments are due this Wednesday, August 30th, by end-of-day Eastern time.<p>Once the comment period closes, the FCC will review the feedback it received and use it as guidance …

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

A Short Guide to the Vietnam War

What Everyone Should Know About the Vietnam Conflict<p>The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the …

Want to boost your credit score? Break it down.

You probably know a higher credit score can make it easier for you to get a loan. But what really goes into your score—and how can you improve …

Sunken WWII ship may contain $130 million of Nazi gold

The SS Minden, a German cargo ship scuttled in waters near Iceland during the early days of World War II, may contain a huge trove of Nazi gold.<p>The merchant vessel, which is 120 nautical miles south of Iceland, is in the international spotlight following the reported discovery of a chest containing …

Did You Know You Can Stream A Ton Of Classic Films Online For Free?

When it comes to a cinematic education, it can be hard to find early films and brush up on the classics – especially on a budget. Luckily, however, …

Horror

10 Must-Stream Movies That Are Expiring From Netflix in August 2017

Spend the last month of summer with some of these expiring gems.<p>American theaters are currently jam-packed with movies that deserve to be seen on the big-screen, whether it's Christopher Nolan's IMAX-sized WWII saga <i>Dunkirk</i>, Matt Reeves' trilogy-capping science fiction epic <i>War for the Planet of the</i> …

Bill Clinton & James Patterson In Hollywood To Pitch ‘The President Is Missing’ Novel

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: The material marketplace always slows down in late summer, but there is one percolating property that has the town excited. Former …

The Best Plot Twist of the Year Happens Halfway Through This James Franco Movie Trailer

He's keeping more than just money locked away in The Vault.<p>Indie studio <i>FilmRise</i> quietly dropped a trailer today for a new James Franco thriller, <i>The Vault</i>, which is set to drop On-Demand on September 1. Normally this kind of trailer/imminent release date is a one-two punch signifying... bluntly... …

'Holy Grail of Civil War Swords' Found in Massachusetts Attic

In March, Anne Bentley, curator of art and artifacts at the Massachusetts Historical Society, received a pivotal text from her boss: "The sword is in …

War

Woman slapped Minneapolis police car before she was shot, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an interview with investigators last week, one of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk said he was startled by a "loud sound" near the squad car.<p>Immediately after that loud sound, Ruszczyk approached the driver's side window of the car …

Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

<b>(CNN) —</b> Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday. She was 90.<p>John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, told CNN that Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage, …

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Even more ice is about to break off of Antarctica — and it’s what scientists feared most

The giant crack that's been racing across Antarctica Larsen C ice shelf finally met its breaking point between July 10 and 12. The result was an iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing a trillion metric tons.<p>But that's not the end of the story. In fact, it could be the beginning of a more …

Texas School District Approves Paddling As A Form Of Punishment

A Texas school district has voted to use paddling as a form of punishment when students misbehave. According to reports, trustees for the Three …

What does a scientist look like? The 'Skype a Scientist' program helps schoolkids find out.

It’s 2017. What does a scientist look like?<p>If the first image that popped into your head was an older man with frizzy hair and a white lab coat, surrounded by bubbling test tubes, you’re not wrong — the Einsteinlike “mad scientist” is still a prevailing image in popular culture.<p>But in the real …

Education

5 Times The Simpsons Predicted the Future

From President Trump to FaceTime.<p>For a time, <i>The Simpsons</i> was as close to TV perfection as you could get. A razor sharp satirical sense combined with some of the best writing in TV history gave the show a pre-eminent aura that no series has yet managed to duplicate. So sharp was the writers' …

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How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Leadership

Antarctica’s Massive Iceberg Is Starting to Disintegrate

Last week, the Larsen C Ice Shelf gave birth to a trillion pound baby, an iceberg now dubbed A68. The latest observations suggest this big berg has …

Antarctica

25 Under 25: Meet the Young Musicians, Actors, Activists Changing the World

Shannon Purser, Actor<p>“I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety several years ago,” says Purser, “so it’s something I’ve been battling most of my …

Music

Starbucks customer takes on armed robber

A Starbucks customer in California tried to stop an armed robbery with a metal chair. The suspect was found bleeding nearby and was arrested.

Crime

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by …

Fukushima

Polar bears hurt by climate change are more likely to turn to a new food source — humans

More than any other animal, polar bears have become the poster cub for climate change.<p>Al Gore used a cartoon of an exhausted, endlessly swimming polar bear to illustrate the impact humans were having on the sea ice where the bears once hunted.<p>Coca-Cola raised $2 million for arctic polar bears and …

Polar Bears

D-Day's hero: Andrew Higgins loved bourbon, cursed a lot and built the boats that won WWII

Andrew Jackson Higgins, the man Dwight D. Eisenhower once credited with winning World War II, was a wild and wily genius.<p>At the New Orleans plant where his company built the boats that brought troops ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944, Higgins hung a sign that said, "Anybody caught stealing tools …

Boats

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ — Why You Should See It

There are plenty of excellent reasons to take yourself to the movie theater this long weekend and get settled in to see the fifth film in the Pirates …

Caroline Kennedy on JFK: I miss him every day

<b>(CNN) —</b> Had he lived, John F. Kennedy would turn 100 years old on May 29. To commemorate his birth, Kennedy's daughter and grandchildren put together a video message honoring the former President.<p>Caroline Kennedy, his only living child and a former ambassador to Japan, said on CNN's "The Lead with …

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Back in February, John Terry’s house was burgled while he was away on a skiing holiday in France with his family. The thieves got away with tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and valuables. Yet perhaps the most noteworthy element of this story was not the burglary itself. It was the …

A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert

I’m in the Mojave Preserve, 150 miles south of Las Vegas, when I realize I haven’t packed food or water in the car. I don’t sweat it. Yesterday, the tortoise-in-residence at Red Rock Canyon emerged from brumation, the reptilian form of hibernation. I had worried him dead, as was often the case with …

Lhakpa Sherpa Breaks Female Everest Record with 8 Summits

Lhakpa Sherpa, the most successful female Everest climber of all time, extended her legacy on Saturday when she made her eighth ascent of the world’s tallest mountain, breaking her own record. A Nepal native who now lives in Hartford, Connecticut, Lhakpa summited via the North Col around 6:35 a.m. …

How Mountain Biking Is Saving Small-Town, USA

Nearly 50 years ago, the iron mining companies that were once the backbone of Crosby, Minnesota’s economy pulled the plug, leaving behind a scarred landscape of open pits and piles of unwanted red dirt. The area soon became an illegal dump that looked more like Mars than Earth, and the town became …