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China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.<p>The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC …

China

Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren't supported by evidence

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren't supported by evidence.

Harvey Weinstein

Depth Perception

Dear friend,I’m currently at a football stadium, and had a small epiphany: there is something integral to us as human beings when it comes to …

Street Photography

NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Temperature in The Universe, Using Lasers in Space

We can't deal with the awesomeness.<p>In the quest for ever-colder temperatures, NASA is sending an apparatus to the International Space Station that …

Quantum Physics

An Early Hacker Used a Cereal Box Whistle to Take Over Phone Lines

The cereal box toy whistle inspired the development of a device that would seriously inspire Apple founders.<p>Starting in the 1960s, Cap’n Crunch started packing colorful whistle toys inside its cereal boxes. The Cap’n Crunch Bo’sun whistles were designed to mimic boatswain whistles used by sailing …

Sexual Harassment

Michael Curry’s royal wedding sermon will go down in history

The American bishop did it black. And he shocked the congregation by refusing to tone down his passionate message on power and love<p>The candle flames were trembling. The pulpit was on fire. The bride and groom were waiting. As were the Queen, Oprah, Idris Elba, and Doria Ragland, now the world’s …

Royal Weddings

You Might Be Wasting Your Money on Probiotics If You're Not Eating Prebiotics

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely heard the buzz swarming the topic of probiotics in recent years. But one such topic that's just …

Nutrition

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

Netflix Jumps Feet-First Into Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Superheroes

Rob Liefeld is best known, these days, for the Merc with a Mouth himself, Deadpool, but he has a long career in comics, including his own line of superheroes, the Extreme Universe. And now, it’ll come to Netflix as a series of superhero movies.<p>He’ll be creating the series with the assistance of …

Are the Brains of Transgender People Different?

In recent years, US society has seen a sea change in the perception of transgender people, with celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox …

Give double-layer graphene a twist and it superconducts

<b>LOS ANGELES</b> — Give a graphene layer cake a twist and it superconducts — electrons flow freely through it without resistance. Made up of two layers of …

Yale Student Found Not Guilty in Rape Trial

A Yale student who had been suspended by the university was found not guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting a fellow student, in a rare college rape accusation to be tried in the courts. The verdict laid bare seemingly gaping divides in the national reckoning around sexual consent and …

Me Too movement

No One Is Paying Attention to the View When Emily Ratajkowski Is Wearing THAT Swimsuit

Emily Ratajkowski is off the market, but that hasn't stopped her from giving her fans what they want: sexy bikinigrams. After her surprise wedding to actor Sebastian Bear-McClard, Emily got some much needed R&R at a beautiful resort surrounded by the desert and mountains.<p>Emily showed off her hotel …

Google Lens arrives on every Android phone with Google Photos

Here's how to start using Google Lens on any Android phone. Google Lens support in Google Photos on iOS will launch "soon."<p>Google on Monday said …

Raspberry Pi goes Android Auto: Now you can build your own cheap car head unit

Why buy a finished Android Auto head unit when you can hack one together with a Raspberry Pi 3?<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>A …

Tesla's Powerwall faces stiff competition from other energy storage products

While Tesla‘s Powerwall may be the most well-known residential solar energy storage system, it’s not the only one – and it’s facing increased …

Clean Energy

Facebook asks its users: Is pedophilia okay?

Facebook got itself in blazing hot water today when a survey surfaced that appeared to ask users if they condone illicit correspondence between an adult male and a minor child. In response, the company said it was a “mistake” but danced around explaining why they asked the question in the first …

News & views: Why Gary Oldman's and Kobe Bryant's Oscar wins were the night's biggest tragedy

Even at the Me Too Oscars, two men accused of abuse won two of the night’s biggest awards. And their wins were greeted with a shrug.<p>Gary Oldman won his first career Oscar on Sunday for his performance as Winston Churchill in <i>Darkest Hour</i>. Oldman was a clear favorite in the category, sweeping the …

The Oscars

Adam West: late Batman star snubbed at Oscars 2018 ceremony

Adam West, the actor best known for his appearances as Batman in the 1960s TV series, has not been remembered at the 2018 Academy Awards.<p>West, who gained a cult following for his eccentric portrayal of the superhero, died aged 88 of leukaemia last June. As well as his performances in the ABC …

Batman

Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired because I resisted “illegal” diversity efforts

Google vows to defend lawsuit, says it hires “candidates based on their merit.”<p>A former YouTube employee has sued Google—the video site’s parent …

San Mateo County

Why Do All The Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

Our Solar System is an orderly place, with the four inner planets, the asteroid belt, and the gas giant worlds all orbiting in the same plane around the Sun. Even as you go farther out, the Kuiper belt objects appear to line up with that same exact plane. Given that the Sun is spherical and that …

Universe

Russian model in Thai jail promises to spill Trump-Russia secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> A self-described Russian "seductress" is asking for US help to escape a Thai detention center in exchange for information on alleged links between US President Donald Trump and Russia, according to her Instagram account.<p>Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, says …

Russia

An Assassination Attempt on Queen Elizabeth Was Covered Up by New Zealand Officials for 30 Years

In 1981, a teenage gunman made an attempt on the Queen’s life, and the police convinced the local media it didn’t happen.<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this superlative before: with 66 years on the throne under her belt, the current Queen of England, <b>Elizabeth II,</b> is the oldest reigning monarch in …

Prince Philip

'The Hobbit' Actor Lee Pace Discusses His Sexuality In Awkward Interview

"I've dated men. I've dated women. I don’t know why anyone would care."<p>Actor Lee Pace opened up about his sexuality for the first time, though he opted not to use labels, in an eyebrow-raising interview with W magazine.<p>The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor, whose credits include “The Hobbit” …

The Hobbit

Otter app transcribes conversations like it's no big deal

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Man May Have Sexually Assaulted 100 Female Inmates, FBI Agent Says

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — An FBI agent has testified that he thinks a California man may have sexually assaulted 100 or more female inmates while …

Robert Kraft My GF Gave Birth But ... I'm NOT the Father!

Wow, talk about a twist!<p>New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has just confirmed reports that his 38-year-old girlfriend gave birth to a secret …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

1 in 7 Teens Are "Sexting," Says New Research

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Sexting is known as the …

Kendall Jenner Just Posted Some Completely Naked Photos and Video! Happy Sunday!

Awooooooga! Hummina hummina!<p>Kendall Jenner posted some buck ass naked, but still hella ~artful~, photos of herself to Instagram and everyone promptly lost their marbles.<p>I mean — she's <i>super</i> nude. No clothes for Kenny, and she's lovin' it!<p>The super mode/reality star (what a world!) posted a series of …