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Hidden Fossil Collection Offers Unique Window Into Extinction

For nearly a century, thousands of fossils belonging to the massive creatures that once roamed North America — saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, lions — collected dust in a bell tower in the heart of the University of California at Berkeley.<p>But now, this enormous collection of bones — housed in a …

Extinction

Natural and Safe Anti-Inflammatory Medicines

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the American Pain Foundation. That’s a lot of pain. And that adds up to a lot of drug use, notably the category called NSAID’s, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), …

Medical marijuana liquid extract may bring hope for children with severe epilepsy

A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other treatments, …

Qualcomm gives up on its augmented reality business

There's a renewed excitement around Augmented Reality (AR), driven largely by Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Not everyone is so enthused, though, most notably Qualcomm, which is selling its AR business to the Internet of Things (IoT) company PTC for an undisclosed sum. The unfortunately named …

Pepsi is launching an Android phone in China

A brand-new brand phone<p>If I told you that there was a new Android phone with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera, would any of that information turn your head? Possibly. But what if it only cost $200, and it was being sold by Pepsi?<p>…

As California Rolls Out More Solar Power, Regulators Could Undercut The Industry

The fall season is kicking off a sizzling solar power debate in California and one that has the potential to undercut the state’s climate mission.<p>Utility regulators there are in discussions over how to balance the interest of rooftop solar generators with the utilities on which they will still …

Solar Power

Secret Service Agent Turns on Obama, Runs for Congress

Dan Bongino, a 12-year veteran of the Secret Service once defended President Obama with his life, but now says "the fog of scandals in the Obama …

Obama: Iran deal is 'important first step' (full text, video)

As prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.<p>—<p>Today, the United States – together with our close allies and partners – took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.<p>Since I took office, I have …

Obama: No negotiations with Republicans for now

President Obama insists he will not negotiate major budget issues with congressional Republicans until they vote to reopen the government and to lift the debt ceiling.<p>"There are enough votes in the House of Representatives to make sure that the government reopens today," Obama told the Associated …

Obama on the fence about Syria strike without Congress' approval

President Obama said Monday that he has not decided whether he will order a strike on Syria without congressional support — and he's not certain he'll win a vote on a resolution to authorize military action.<p>"I'm taking this vote in Congress and what the American people are saying very seriously," …

Middle East

Kim Jong-un pesticide facility 'may double as weapon factory'

Images showing Kim Jong-un touring institute reveal that North Korea 'can produce regular, military-sized batches of biological weapons, specifically anthrax'<p>Equipment photographed in a bio-pesticide research centre in North Korea can be used to produce large amounts of biological weapons, …

North Korea

Citizens forced to vote in North Korea's version of democracy

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> It's called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But any real notions of democracy end with the name.<p>North Koreans headed to the polls at the weekend to cast their ballots in elections for local representatives on provincial, city, and county People's Assemblies.<p>Citizens were …

North Korea

North and South Korea back from brink of war as propaganda broadcasts halted

In face-saving truce, North Korea says it "regrets" landmine deaths of two South Koreans while Seoul halts propaganda broadcasts at the border<p>After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the …

North Korea

50 North Korean Submarines Have Reportedly Vanished in an 'Unprecedented' Deployment | VICE News

More than 50 North Korean submarines — about 70 percent of the country's known fleet — have reportedly left their bases and disappeared from South Korea's military radar, a development that comes as the two Koreas announced on Monday that they plan to lift the "semi-state of war" prompted by a land …

'The North Korean posters that got me arrested for espionage'

Willem van der Bijl owns the largest collection of DPRK propaganda pictures outside the country. Were they worth going to prison for?<p>Enthusiastic philatelist Willem van der Bijl boasts the largest collection of North Korean propaganda posters outside the country – a vocation that once landed him in …

North Korea

Obama cites 'Area 51,' jokes with actress MacLaine about UFOs

NBC News | <b>December 09, 2013</b><p>Sorry, we do not have a transcript available for this video at this time.

UFOs

North and South Korea 'on brink of war'

Kim Jong-un issues ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon<p>North and South Korea appeared on the verge of war on Friday night after Kim Jong-un issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face …

North Korea

Denzel Washington Says He Will Bring 10 August Wilson Plays to HBO

During an interview at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday night Denzel Washington said that he would produce adaptations of all 10 plays in August Wilson’s cycle about African-American life in the 20th century for HBO.<p>“I’ve been given the …

Vector's smartwatch looks like a SkyMall reject, but isn't

There are plenty of smartwatches, but the majority of them scream, "I'm a smartwatch," from every pore. Squared-off devices like the ZenWatch and Apple Watch still have a faint whiff of the pocket protector, while rounder units like the Moto 360 and G Watch R have had to bulk up to accommodate …

Report: Apple met with California DMV to discuss self-driving cars

Apple's rumored project to build a self-driving car may be gaining speed.<p>According to documents obtained by <i>The Guardian</i>, one of Apple's senior legal …

Don't worry about baby boomers dumping stocks for bonds

Specifically, they're concerned baby boomers will pour out of stocks and into bonds to reduce risk profiles throughout retirement. This would be bad news for the stock market.<p>But BMO Capital's Brian Belski highlights another demographic trend that could counter the negative effect from the baby …