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SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company’s goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.<p>The 229-foot …

Space Exploration

Shia LaBeouf, Luke Turner, Nastja Säde Rönkkö slam museum for closing anti-Trump installation

Shia LaBeouf and his collaborators Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö slammed The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City after the site closed …

Tracy Morgan talks first real 'Fist Fight': 'She whooped my (butt)!'

It's a good thing Tracy Morgan is a lover and not a fighter.<p>The 48-year-old <i>30 Rock</i> star, who makes his return to movies in <i>Fist Fight</i> on Feb. 17, admits he didn't take naturally to school brawling. Morgan's first fist fight in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood was accidental and ended up with him …

Tracy Morgan

European Leaders Are Now Describing Trump as a Threat

The new administration has called into question "the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” one says.<p>Something has fundamentally changed in the world when one of the leaders of the European Union mentions the American president among the top threats to European unity, along with Russian …

European Union

White House puts Iran ‘on notice,’ won’t rule out military force

Senior officials cite Iran’s 'highly provocative' behavior.<p>National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is “officially putting Iran on notice,” and senior administration officials later refused to rule out military action against the Islamic …

Academy responds to Asghar Farhadi potentially being barred from entering US

The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences responded to unconfirmed reports that Iranian Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi is now barred from …

White House discussing asking foreign visitors for social media info and cell phone contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid the chaos and confusion of President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration and refugees, sources tell CNN that White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and …

Social Media

Depression is as bad for your heart as high cholesterol

When you think of heart attacks, you might assume the most common causes are smoking, high cholesterol, or obesity. Mental health issues probably don't spring to mind. But a new study suggests that depression poses just as great a risk to your heart health as those more familiar heart disease …

You can expect the cost of ice cream and yogurt to near-double if Trump has his way

Ice cream, you scream, we'll all scream when dairy prices start skyrocketing in President Donald Trump's America.<p>The dairy industry depends on …

Syria refugees see dream of better life crushed by Trump ban

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian refugee Ammar Sawan took a first hopeful step toward moving to the United States last fall, submitting to an initial …

Middle East

Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation

Could America be the first country to put humans on Mars? Should it be? And is it a race we can win?<p>WIRED OPINION<p>About<p>Norm Augustine is the former …

2017 Happiest Seaside Towns in America

1 of 10<p>#10: Camden, Maine<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>#9: Dana Point, California<p>3 of 10<p>#8: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>#7: Hilton Head …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i>.<p>The …

Magnetism

Mushroom coffee: Why people are hailing new fungus drink as next superfood

First came butter-filled bullet coffees, then cold brews were the healthiest way to enjoy a cup of Joe. Now, coffee made of mushrooms is being hailed …

Gregg Phillips, Discredited Voter Fraud 'Expert' Cited By Trump, Has Produced No Evidence

Phillips has been accused of government ethics breaches.<p>A conspiracy theorist touted by President Donald Trump as a voter fraud expert has failed to provide any evidence backing up his claims that millions of people voted illegally in the presidential election.<p>The country learned Gregg Phillips’ …

26 Of The Best Hair Care Products You Can Subscribe To On Amazon

All the hair products Becky swears by, delivered right to your door.

Xbox Boss Teases E3 Showing -- "I Like The Lineup"

With EA already laying out its plans for E3, the annual trade show is on our minds, five months before it kicks off in June. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has teased the Xbox lineup for E3.<p>Responding to someone on Twitter who asked if he felt good about the upcoming Xbox lineup, Spencer replied from …

Xbox

Trump signs 'extreme vetting' executive order for people entering the US

Trump announced and signed executive action that has widely been reported as a temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries<p>Marking a draconian shift in US policy, Donald Trump on Friday issued an executive order that will deny refugees and immigrants from certain …

28 Vegetarian Sources Of Protein That Will Keep You Feeling Full And Satisfied

No meat, no problem.<p>A little context: The USDA recommends that women between the ages of 19 and 30 on a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet eat 46 grams of protein a day, and for men of the same age, 56 grams protein per day. A table of exactly how much protein you need for your age and body can be found …

The Right Way to Sit at Your Desk, According to Science

One study says women who do it wrong are 1.4-times more likely to die.<p>If you work on a computer all day, there are a few things you can do to mitigate the effect of a position that is not normally very good for strong posture.<p>You really want to do this, because according to Steven Weiniger, author …

Let Alton Brown Show You An Epic New Way To Make A Grilled Cheese

Can you handle it?<p>Making a grilled cheese seems oh-so-simple. But according to Alton Brown, most of us are forgetting the pivotal step that takes your grilled cheese to the next level.<p>As the “Good Eats” star explains in a hilarious (and truthful) rant at the beginning of his newest video, we should …

Cooking

iOS 10.3: 7 new features to try right away

Apple has just released the official version of iOS 10.3 for everyone, the last major software update for iPhones, iPads and iPods before the big iOS 11 roll out in June.<p>Don't expect obvious changes in this version of iOS, but there are a few subtle tweaks that may be worth the upgrade.<p>1. Apple ID …

Secondhand sugars are the new secondhand smoke — and they’re harming children

<i>Michael I. Goran is professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics at the University of Southern California and co-director of the school’s Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. Emily Ventura is a writer, nutrition educator and public health advocate.</i><p>If you saw a pregnant woman smoking, you …

The “alt” government agencies on Twitter are telling you everything President Trump won’t.

If our public servants aren’t allowed to recognize the dangers of human-caused climate change, value scientific research, and call Trump on his …

Donald Trump

New technology is forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead

Imagine you have a close friend you frequently communicate with via text. One day, they suddenly die. You reel, you cry, you attend their funeral. Then you decide to pick up your phone and send them a message, just like old times.<p>“I miss you,” you type. A little response bubble appears at the …

Chatbots

Samurai dreams along an ancient trail

In the land of bullet trains and endless neon vistas, a few days on Japan’s ancient Samurai Trail will give a very different perspective.<p>At the trailhead, under the shadows of towering pine trees, a large sign warned of bears. At Yellowstone or Yosemite in the US, this would have been unremarkable. …

Trump summit with Mexico's Pena Nieto still on, 'for now'

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - A summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto next week is still on “for now”, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, despite pressure at home to scrap it over objections to a border wall.<p>U.S. Republican presidential …

Mexico