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Israel's security figures take aim at hard-line Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a potentially formidable challenge to his hard-line rule — not from Israel's civilian politicians but instead from its revered security establishment.<p>An extraordinary array of former top commanders are criticizing Netanyahu in …

Israel

If Bigfoot Were Real

You will, I’m sure, have heard of the unconfirmed North American primate vernacularly termed Bigfoot or Sasquatch.<p>I have a long-term, unshakeable …

Washington State

Israel and Turkey end six-year stand-off with deal on Gaza flotilla killings

Israel and Turkey have finalised a deal to end the six-year diplomatic rift that began when Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish activists aboard a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010.<p>The agreement, which came after months of negotiations and encouragement by the US, restores full diplomatic ties between …

As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

A newspaper correspondent observing Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration in March 1865 — delivered to a crowd "as far as the eye could reach" — noted that the president laid his right hand on a Bible and, facing Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon Chase, swore to preserve, protect and defend the …

Aziz Ansari Pens Blistering Essay on Donald Trump

Donald Trump “makes me afraid for my family,” comic writes.<p>The comedian <b>Aziz Ansari</b> is speaking out against the “visceral and scary” levels of prejudice <b>Donald Trump</b> has promoted over the course of his presidential campaign. In a column for the <i>New York Times</i>, Ansari, the son of Muslim immigrants, …

FALSE: Muslims Rally Around Image of Jesus' Decapitated Head

CLAIM<p>A video shows a group of 'radical' Muslims rallying around a painting of Jesus' decapitated head in Dearborn, Michigan. See Example( s …

Researchers Make Malware That Steals Data by Spinning Your Computer's Fans

A new paper shows how data can be extracted from computers without an internet connection or audio hardware.<p>A team of researchers claim they've developed malware that can extract data from an isolated computer with no internet connection, camera or audio hardware—all by using sounds generated by …

Ride With Mark Higgins as He Shatters the Isle of Man Lap Record

This narrated video takes you inside the cockpit for Higgins's astounding 17:35.139 lap around the 37.73-mile island circuit.<p>Every year, speed addicts from across the world come together on a tiny island in the U.K. for the Isle of Man TT. This historic road race requires motorcycle competitors to …

Isle of Man TT

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork

Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of these breathtaking displays of luxury is the Temple of Hathor. Built around 2250 BC, the artwork that runs throughout the building is remarkably …

Here's What Happens When You Put a Superbike Engine in the World's Cheapest Car

It's about time there was a hot rod version of the Tata Nano.<p>The Tata Nano was built with one intention: To get the people of India into cars. The simple, small four-door is the world's cheapest car, which means it has no frills of any sort. And even though it was about $2000 when new, it didn't …

Is This an Even Hotter Ford Focus RS500 Testing at the Nurburgring?

Rumor has it Ford is planning a faster, nastier version of the Focus RS. Could this prototype be the Focus RS500 we're dreaming of?<p>Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that Ford might be developing a hotter version of the Focus RS, potentially called the Focus RS500. And while Ford still hasn't …

Sports Cars

If You're Younger Than 31, You've Never Experienced This

Life was cooler in 1985.<p>Still not convinced the Earth is rapidly warming? Consider this: The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.<p>That means if you are 30 years old or younger, there has not been a single month in your entire life that was colder than average.<p>…

Meet Acura's 4-Motor Electric NSX Pikes Peak Racer

The electric NSX has three times the power of last year's CR-Z-based prototype, plus clever torque vectoring for Pike Peak's 156 corners.<p>It's fast, it's green, and its aero package and torque vectoring can almost fool the laws of physics. While Honda won the Exhibition Class at Pikes Peak last year …

Report: China still harvesting organs from prisoners at a massive scale

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread and systematic harvesting of organs from prisoners, and says that people whose views conflict with the ruling Chinese Communist Party are being murdered for their organs.<p>The report -- by former Canadian lawmaker David …

China

Donald Trump arrives in the UK saying he would be 'inclined to leave the EU'

The day of Britain’s vote to decide its future with the European Union, will also be marked by another unusual event: the arrival of Donald Trump in the United Kingdom.<p>The presumptive Republican nominee, who has said if he were British he “would be inclined to leave" the EU, will touch down in …

Guns and your government: Why 'No Fly, No Buy' means no freedom

The people in the government who want to control our personal choices are the enemies of freedom. And the enemies of freedom can be very clever and seductive.<p>Last week, these folks, manifesting their lust to keep us dependent upon the government by rejecting the natural right to self-defense, …

I asked 6 top psychologists to tell me what blows their mind — here are their answers

If you're at all inclined to nerd out over the study of human behavior (nope, not me), the convention is one of the coolest places you'll ever find yourself.<p>Dozens of top psychologists were there to present their findings on topics including happiness and well-being, memory, and goal pursuit.<p>Around …

This Transhumanist Records Everything Around Him So His Mind Will Live Forever

Russian transhumanist Alexey Turchin records audio, video, and EEG brain scans in a bid for digital immortality.<p>In the early 1990s, a Hungarian girl who attended Alexey Turchin's school suddenly died. Turchin, a Muscovite teenager who had a crush on the girl, resolved to bring her back to life.<p>To …

Scientists Just Discovered Where HIV Began

Birthplace of the disease that won't die.<p>Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one …

Disease

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

Neuroscience

Why Twisted Sister Actually Matters

Known today mostly as a one-hit wonder and a rock history footnote from the hair metal era, Twisted Sister's story of slow rise and rapid fall shows how fleeting fame can be.<p>These days Twisted Sister is remembered, if it's remembered at all, as a rock footnote, a shard of outlandish 80s MTV fodder …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

The American physicist and philosopher of science coined the phrase ‘paradigm shift’<p>Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer …

Books

This skeleton was the most important member of its species, and scientists lost it for a century

You’d think a gray seal would be hard to misplace. After all, adults of this blubbery marine mammal species can range from five to 10 feet in length and weigh from 220 to 680 pounds, depending on their sex. But for over a century, zoologists misplaced the most scientifically significant gray seal …

Skygazers Have Already Found the US Government's New Spy Satellite

The NROL-37 ‘Mentor’ eavesdropping satellite has been located near Malaysia.<p>Last week, the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched NROL-37, carrying its latest spy satellite into geosynchronous orbit via Delta IV-Heavy rocket. But it only took amateur space enthusiasts a few days to locate the …

European Grand Prix 2016: Misery for Lewis Hamilton as technical hitch halts charge through the pack

Haring around city streets at more than 220mph, Lewis Hamilton found fixing a Formula One car with thousands of settings on one small steering wheel a little more complicated and precarious than pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. It was not so much a case of ‘computer says no’ in Sunday’s European Grand Prix, …

Der Stab’s Nugget of Raging Early 80s Orange County Punk Has Been Released

Featuring Rikk Agnew of the Adolescents, these two tracks are important markers in the history of early Southern Californian punk.<p>Southern California, 1982 and the rowdy Los Angeles and Orange County punk scenes were in full flight with bands such as Black Flag, T.S.O.L, Agent Orange, Bad Religion …

10 of the Least Expensive Ways to Go 150 Miles Per Hour

200-mph cars aren't easily affordable yet, but these cars will go plenty fast—150 mph—for cheap.<p>200-mph cars aren't easily affordable yet, but these cars will go plenty fast—150 mph—for cheap.