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Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.<p>In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. …

Military

People Are Injecting Stem Cells Into Their Penises

It's clearly not the best bet for male enhancement.<p>Earlier this year, the bodybuilder turned trainer, health wonk, and self-proclaimed biohacker Ben Greenfield made headlines when he announced that he’d had stem cells—extracted from his body fat—injected directly into his penis to make it bigger. …

North Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearization: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday.<p>U.S. and North Korean officials have held …

North Korea

Mexican president appeals to Trump after barrage of tweets: 'Threatening attitudes' not justified

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, in a statement personally directed to President Trump, called on the U.S. president Thursday to negotiate with Mexico in a constructive spirit, saying the challenges between the two neighbors "never justify threatening or disrespectful attitudes between our …

Mexico

Trump says he didn’t know his attorney paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Trump said Thursday that he did not know that his personal attorney paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 days before the presidential election to prevent her from publicly accusing Trump of having an affair.<p>In his first public response to questions about the …

Donald Trump

Sessions pushes back on Trump after 'disgraceful' insult

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back against President Donald Trump's latest insult on Wednesday, prolonging an increasingly awkward public spat between the President and his top law enforcement official.<p>Trump chastised Sessions over an investigation into alleged …

Donald Trump

I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space

In this extract from How To Make A Spaceship, the physicist explains why he said yes when offered a seat on Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo and why we need a new generation of explorers<p>I have no fear of adventure. I have taken daredevil opportunities when they presented themselves. Years ago I barrelled down …

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.<p>The showdown is scheduled for …

Google CEO rebukes Donald Trump's Muslim ban: 'America was and is a country of immigrants'

New Google CEO Sundar Pichai has only been in the job a few months, but he's already doing that Silicon Valley thing that Apple CEO Tim Cook and …

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack started off his day by climbing into an MRI machine and scanning his brain …

A University Just Gained The Right To Ban Gay Students, Really

wow…<p>In a country that finally, after years of legislation and pushback, decided to legalize gay marriage, it seems unfathomable that it would allow discrimination based on sexual preferences and identification. But alas, here we are talking about how Carson-Newman University, a private Southern …

11 Signs You're Working With a Psychopath

Business leaders are three times more likely to be psychopaths than the general population. Here's how to tell if you're dealing with one.<p>Think of a psychopath and the image that springs to mind is probably something out of a horror movie--an axe-wielding killer or evil fraudster bilking little old …