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Astronomers just spotted a planet so huge they aren’t even sure it’s really a planet

Even if you have only cursory knowledge of the planets in our Solar System, you know that Earth is on the smaller end of the spectrum in terms of …

Jim Cramer Calls this 'A Classic Year' for Picking Stocks

At the Financial Success Strategies teach-in at the Harvard Club Jim Cramer described this market of reminiscent of the 90s and that being the case …

'Call girl' questioned about alleged sex parties with JFK, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

A “high-priced call girl” told the FBI in 1960 that a Los Angeles-based private detective looking for dirt asked her to wear a wire as he investigated alleged sex parties with then-Sen. John F. Kennedy and Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford.<p>The woman told agents that …

Secret Service

Woody Harrelson had to smoke pot to endure ‘brutal’ dinner with Donald Trump

Actor Woody Harrelson says a dinner party organized by now-President Donald Trump back in 2002 was so unbearable that he had to step out for a quick …

NASA sent Scott Kelly to space for a year, and 7% of his genes are now expressed differently than those of his identical twin Mark

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark.<p>The engineer and veteran of four space flights is part of a long-term NASA study that aims to figure out how being in space changes our bodies and brains.<p>…

Genetics

How Can a Cat Survive a High-Rise Fall? Physics!

Sometimes a cat will fall out of a window or balcony—a byproduct, no doubt, of a cat doing cat things. If you have a house cat, your feline's …

Y Combinator bets startups solving boring business problems will mint its next great fortune

Y Combinator is following the money. In a shift from its origins, the storied Silicon Valley accelerator that backed Airbnb and Reddit is now funding more business-to-business (B2B) startups than consumer startups. They’re not alone. Enterprise investing, once a focus for specialized venture …

Startups

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

Neuroscience

Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

<b>(CNN) —</b> When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews.<p>In the 1930s, we all believed that nothing like the Holocaust could ever happen, and for the …

Time I

Boy Scouts 'Unaware' of Call Trump Said He Received From Organization Praising Jamboree Speech

President Donald Trump told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that after his controversial speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia, the head …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

27 Titus Andromedon Quotes That Will Make You Say "Same TBH"

"I'll have a water, two sugars."

Netflix

Sony made an $800 phone with extravagant features you won't find in any iPhone or Galaxy phone — here's what it's like

The Japanese giant has steadily stripped down its Xperia line of phones over the past few years, effectively conceding that its dreams of reaching Apple and Samsung are over. But the company has brought its mobile business back to profitability in the process.<p>Now it's trying to keep that up by …

This guy wore the same Billabong t-shirt in his school yearbook picture for seven years, and we applaud his commitment

Talk about a long-term commitment to a joke. From sixth through twelfth grade, one kid wore the exact same t-shirt in every school yearbook …

Scientists Can Finally Explain Why The Boomerang Nebula Is Colder Than Space Itself

The coldest object in the known Universe.<p>Some 5,000 light-years from Earth, there's a bizarre and mysterious nebula that clocks an average …

Paint Your Bathroom This Color and Your Home Could Be Worth $5,000 More

Selling your home? Pick up a paint brush<p>The conventional wisdom says that houses sell better when they’re adorned with neutral colors like white, …

Nazi memorabilia found in German army barracks, deepening Bundeswehr scandal

Investigators have uncovered a display of helmets dating back to the Wehrmacht at a barracks in the town of Donaueschingen. The discovery adds …

Armed Forces

Denmark scraps 334-year-old blasphemy law

Danish lawmakers have repealed a 334-year-old blasphemy law that forbids public insults of a religion, such as the burning of holy books.<p>Only a handful of blasphemy trials have taken place in the past 80 years, and several high-profile cases have been dropped, including one involving a caricature …

Religion

Trump Violating Lawyers' First Rule For Clients: Keep Your Mouth Shut

Ask any veteran lawyer about her worst fear, and you'll hear this: the client who digs a hole for himself — and then keeps on digging.<p>The challenge of defending a difficult client is once again in the news this week as the Justice Department has struggled to convince federal judges that President …

Donald Trump