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99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The bird, which was just a few days old at the time of its death, is one of the most stunningly preserved examples of pre-history avian life ever …

Dinosaurs

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

Cannabis
Apps

Apple Music exec leaves unexpectedly

In a surprising move, Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers has left Apple — just two months after the new streaming service was launched.<p>Rogers was key in shaping Apple’s online radio strategy, leading to the launch of Beats 1. Prior to joining Apple in August 2014, he worked as CEO at Beats …

iPhone 6S rumors: New packaging leak suggests 16 GB base model will stay around for another product cycle

A purported photo of an iPhone 6S information sheet has surfaced detailing the specifications of the upcoming iPhone, due to be announced at an event on September 9th. Whilst the detailed technical specifications do not reveal anything new, the page header is intriguing. It suggests that, once …

Google's Chrome to start auto-pausing Flash ads today

Flash, it was nice knowing you.<p>The demise of the once ever-present multimedia platform draws nearer with Google's decision to automatically pause …

Google adds hurricane tips to personalized search results

New features deliver information based on user's proximity to hurricanes or tornados<p>Google this week introduced a new set of features to better alert and inform users about major storms. The company announced the changes in a blog post published yesterday, as the US enters hurricane season and …

Hurricane Season

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new, more maneuverable model of the cigar-shaped craft

The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.<p>But don't fret. The cigar-shaped thing most people have seen floating over sports events will still be there.<p>It just won't be, technically, a blimp.<p>The nation's three Goodyear blimps are being replaced by larger semi-rigid dirigibles. Goodyear's Priscilla …

China stocks, currency rise as government shows renewed resolve

BEIJING — China’s share market rose significantly for a second day Friday, while the central bank also pushed the currency higher, as authorities showed new resolve to calm investors’ frayed nerves.<p>Other Asian markets enjoyed a third day of gains, buoyed by Thursday’s rally on Wall Street.<p>China’s …

Stock Markets
Goldman Sachs

Savannah State: all-clear after shooting and lockdown at Georgia university

Police called and one person taken to hospital, according to reports, with alert lifted a few hours later<p>Savannah State University in Georgia was put on lockdown after a shooting on Thursday night that left one person in hospital. Authorities later gave the all-clear.<p>Police were called to the scene …

HBCUs

Tropical Storm Erika dumps rain on Hispaniola after killing 20 in Dominica

<b>(CNN) —</b> The physical damage to Dominica is worse than first thought and the emotional toll from Tropical Storm Erika, which killed at least 20 people on the tiny Caribbean island, is substantial, the nation's Prime Minister said Friday night.<p>"Rest assured, my brothers and sisters, you are not alone …

Weather
Middle East

Up to 200 Feared Dead After Another Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libyan Coast

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North Africa

71 Dead Refugees Found in Truck on Austria Highway: Officials

The death toll after a truck "full of bodies" was found abandoned on the side of a highway has reached 71, Austrian officials said Friday.<p>Authorities also confirmed that three suspects believed to be involved in people smuggling have been arrested in connection with the case. At least one other …

North Africa

Las Vegas Airport Thinks Growth Will Come From Abroad

Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the …

Tourism

It's National Banana Lovers Day: Fun Facts to Go Bananas Over

What's the most popular fruit in the United States? It's eaten in more quantities than oranges and apples put together. It's a fruit so beloved it's sent here from thousands of miles away.<p>Give up? It's the banana.<p>"The banana is by far the most popular fruit worldwide. We consume about 25 pounds of …

Breakfast

The Red Carpet Shoes They Can’t Live Without: Blake Lively, the Olsens, and More

Finding the right evening shoe can be tricky for those of us whose nights out don’t consist of being picked up curbside and delivered straight to the red carpet. However, even certain members of Hollywood’s A-list have kicked aside the most outrageously high heels in favor of options that prove …

Zendaya Shuts Down Cyber Bullies Who Called Her Parents Ugly

Bow down to the queen of eloquently put comebacks, Zendaya.<p>The former Disney star took to Twitter to defend her parents against trolls who called …

Parkinson’s disease brain cells burn out scientists say

Canadian researchers liken Parkinson’s disease to an overheating motor<p>Researchers have found that certain brain cells burn out in Parkinson’s disease sufferers.<p>A team of scientists at the University of Montreal may have uncovered a key clue to how Parkinson’s disease develops.<p>The illness, which …

Dementia

Director Max Joseph used real stories from MTV's 'Catfish' in 'We Are Your Friends'

Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends."<p>The movie, out Friday, is the feature directorial debut of Max Joseph, best known for co-hosting the "Catfish" series, which unmasks people who use fake online identities to deceive someone …

Catfish

Rapid Reaction: Mets 9, Phillies 5 (13)

PHILADELPHIA -- New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres' first hit since July 23, 2013, was worth the wait.<p>After contributing 2⅓ scoreless relief …

Major League Baseball

Former PM Tsipras' popularity tanks ahead of Greek elections

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's former governing radical-left party is unlikely to win an outright majority in a crucial national election next month, and its lead over the opposition conservatives has narrowed, early opinion polls showed Friday.<p>The polls also found that former prime minister Alexis …

Europe