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Heatwave in Pakistan kills 65 amid widespread power cuts

KARACHI, Pakistan – A Pakistani welfare organization says the heatwave gripping the region amid widespread power cuts has killed 65 people in Karachi.<p>Anwar Kazmi, a spokesman for the private group Edhi, which is also the country’s largest ambulance service, said on Tuesday that their morgue …

Pakistan

The Latest: Explosion kills 16 in Afghan city of Kandahar

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):<p>4 p.m.<p>An Afghan official says that at least 16 people, including four members of the security forces, died when a container full of explosives went off in the city of Kandahar.<p>Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for the …

Why glowing, bioluminescent waves have reappeared in California

Without notice, the waters off of California beaches will sometimes transform into a rusty-red color, driving surfers away.<p>It's a massive, …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

DNA match sought to Zodiac Killer after break in Golden State Killer case

Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer, who targeted victims in the late 1960s and taunted investigators with letters, say they hope to try the same DNA tracing technology recently used to arrest a suspect in another string of cold-case serial slayings — …

Golden State Killer

Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

Inside an IMAX virtual reality arcade

We don’t know yet if VR arcades in the United States are going to find success, but it is looking like IMAX VR is going to give it a great try.<p>We went inside the big-screen company’s flagship VR center in Los Angeles this week, and got a good look at their plans for arcade roll-outs this year …

Virtual Reality

Hitler's phone sold for $243,000 at US auction

<b>A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during World War Two has been sold for $243,000 (£195,744) at a US auction.</b><p>The identity of the buyer, who bid by phone, has not been revealed. The bidding in Chesapeake City, Maryland, started at $100,000.<p>The red phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on …

Fine Art

Clashes over blockade of coal from eastern Ukraine

Seven people have been arrested during a protest to support a blockade of coal from Russian-backed rebels in the east. Ukraine's leaders say the …

Researchers imprint stable, chemically active polymer equivalents of DNA

In a carefully designed polymer, researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting …

The Ideal Amount of Protein to Eat After Exercise

If you’ve read our article about eating enough protein and want to get really serious about getting the most out of your exercise program, then you …

Metabolic proteins relocate to jump-start an embryo's genome, study finds

To turn on its genome—the full set of genes inherited from each parent—a mammalian embryo needs to relocate a group of proteins, researchers at the …

Astronomers discover powerful cosmic double whammy

Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive …

Why Chemours Stock Dropped 10% in December

Shares of chemical company<b>Chemours</b>(NYSE: CC) dropped 10.2% in December. For the year, though, the stock was up more than 300%. A mid-month civil trial loss by Chemours' former parent company,<b>DuPont</b> (NYSE: DD),may have played a part in the slide.<p>Chemours, a spinoff of DuPont, manufactures Teflon and …

Sony showcased a $25,000 projector at CES 2017

Sony's new entertainment offerings at CES 2017 include a wildly expensive projector.<p>From audio prototypes to standout TVs, Sony's (SNEJF) short press conference gave a glimpse of what to expect from screens in 2017.<p>At a whopping $25,000, the VPL-VZ1000ES projector is Sony's latest home theater. The …

Living Rooms

The mystery behind the extinction of dinosaurs is finally solved! - IBTimes India

The cretaceous meteor strike caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs, but other species of birds and mammals were booming up.<p>It is believed that the …

Motiv crams a fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring

Here’s one of those devices I can’t wait to put through some real world testing. Motiv’s creators have made some pretty big claims for their tiny wearable – which are pretty impressive, if true, putting a new spin on the somewhat staid and oversaturated world of fitness tracking wearables.<p>For what …

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

Genetic Engineering

Obama will use his executive authority to impose new permanent bans on offshore drilling

Invoking a rarely used provision in federal law, the Obama administration on Tuesday announced a permanent ban on offshore drilling in broad parts of the Arctic and Atlantic coasts — a sweeping and controversial move that will help secure the president's environmental legacy even as critics vowed …

Oil & Gas Industry

Berlin on high alert as search for Christmas market attacker resumes

BERLIN — The German capital was on high alert Tuesday with one or more attackers still at large in a deadly truck assault on a Christmas market, an act claimed by the Islamic State that struck at the heart of Europe’s Christian traditions.<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel decried Monday’s assault — in which …

Extremism

Russia's ambassador to Turkey was assassinated in public at a photo exhibit in Ankara

A gunman shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria!” shot and killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey today (Dec. 19) at a photo exhibit in the Turkish capital of Ankara.<p>The assassination seems likely to stir new tension between Russia and Turkey, which only recently restored normal ties …

Free Syrian Army

Cost of solar energy dropped 30% in year; Trump's coal plan won't work

What will happen to Trump's promise to revive the coal industry as the price of solar energy continues to drop?<p>From Computerworld:<p>"Not only did solar …

Syria: UN gets go-ahead for Aleppo evacuation monitors

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to redeploy UN staff to Aleppo to monitor and report on the evacuation of civilians.<p>The UN resolution, proposed by France, calls for safe evacuations, "immediate and unconditional" access to humanitarian aid, and protection of …

Middle East

Waymo’s 100 autonomous Chrysler minivans are here

Google Glass, meet soccer practice<p>Chrysler has completed the 100 autonomous Pacifica minivans that will join the Waymo (née Google) fleet in early 2017. The vans, which are plug-in hybrid variants with Waymo’s self-driving hardware and software built in, are part of a partnership between Fiat …

Mark Cuban publicly asks Trump to become the robotics president

One of the most outspoken critics of President-elect Donald Trump leading up to the election was Mark Cuban, tech mogul, owner of the NBA's Mavericks …

Trump wins Electoral College vote; a few electors break ranks

SEATTLE/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House.<p>People protest against …

Government

Trump has no idea how to run a superpower, say Chinese media

Communist party-controlled Global Times says Trump ‘is not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House’<p>Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower.<p>That was the conclusion of China’s Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the country’s media weighed in …

Trial starts for confidante of impeached S. Korean president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The jailed confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye denied on the first day of her trial Monday that …

South Korea

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

Ammonia Has Been Detected in Earth's Lower Atmosphere For The First Time

There's no escaping it.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth's …