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US citizen accused of 'insulting' Vietnamese national hero

<b>A US man with a large online following in Vietnam has caused widespread anger, and faces possible criminal charges, over a Facebook post thought to have insulted a military hero.</b><p>Daniel Hauer lives in Vietnam, is married to a local woman and speaks fluent Vietnamese.<p>He has a wide local following on …

Vietnam

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's house attacked

Police have opened an investigation into an attack on the house of Aung San Suu Kyi. The leader has faced wide condemnation for her handling of the …

Fact checking the Democratic responses to the State of the Union speech

We fact-checked 18 claims from President Trump’s first State of the Union speech, but he wasn’t the only one throwing around dubious numbers and words.<p>Four politicians gave responses right after the president’s speech. Democrats got several bites at the apple, with one official response from Rep. …

Affordable Care Act
Rights & Freedoms

U.S. extends provisional residency for 6,000 Syrians rather than deporting them to war zone

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will renew a form of provisional residency known as temporary protected status for nearly 6,000 Syrians who have been exempted from deportation since 2012 because of their nation's bloody civil war.<p>But the Department of Homeland Security said it will not …

Immigration

Google’s powerful job search tool is going live today

Google is rolling out new features that will make it easier for jobseekers to connect with employers, straight from the search page.<p>Here’s how it works. Jobseekers can simply type queries like “jobs near me” or “retail jobs” in the search box and Google will return a list of available positions. It …

Employment

Andy Warhol Hosts Frank Zappa on His Cable TV Show, and Later Recalls, “I Hated Him More Than Ever” After the Show

Had Andy Warhol lived to see the internet--especially social networking--he would have loved it, though it may not have loved him. Though Warhol did …

Andy Warhol

The US, Russia, and Iran are edging closer to an all-out clash in Syria

This weekend, for the fourth time in a month, US-led coalition forces clashed with forces backing the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>The incident — the downing of a Syrian army jet in northern Syria — is another lurch toward what could be a fight that draws powers like Iran as well as …

Middle East

Elon Musk brings his Mars plan before the scientific community

In this month's issue of <i>New Space</i>, Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars. His article discusses how to bring down the cost of Mars flights as well as some of the specs of necessary equipment.<p>The article is adapted from Musk's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress and …

Apple's Plan To Dominate Silicon

Before creating my industry analyst and research company, I was fortunate enough to spend over a decade as an executive in semiconductors at Advanced Micro Devices and nearly another decade as a PC and server OEM at Compaq (purchased by HP), AT&T GIS and NCR (purchased then spun out by AT&T). I’ve …

Profit

The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI

Can the Moby store bring locally controlled convenience stores to places that lack a simple place to buy essentials?<p>In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to …

Entrepreneurship

SpaceX wins launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp will fly its first mission for the U.S. Air Force in August when it launches the military's X-37B miniature spaceplane, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Tuesday.<p>Four previous X-37B missions were launched by …

Military

New, Cool Stuff from Apple at WWDC: Pictures

20 of the Craziest Burgers from Around the World

If you believe a burger is made up of a ground beef patty and two buns, then you might just consider these burger monstrosities pure blasphemy. But …

Burgers

18 Filling Salads You Can Actually Eat for Dinner

Craving something light, wholesome, and totally fresh for dinner? It's time to throw salad night into your weekly meal plan. Wedge it between Taco …

Healthy Eating

15 surprising things that can make you bloated

Stomach bloating is unfortunately a normal and natural part of life.<p>But some foods cause more bloat than others.<p>That's because many of these foods contain nutrients that our bodies can't digest, like lactose, a natural sugar that's found in dairy.<p>FODMAPs are another example. These short-chain …

Artificial Sweeteners

Two Unimpeachable Ways to Wear White Jeans This Summer

Like slip-on sneakers or polo shirts, white jeans are a summer style essential. But unless you've been wearing them for years and have already gone through the first-timer fails (stains, boxy fits, etc.), incorporating them into your wardrobe might not feel like the most natural task. That's where …

General Electric signs 1 billion riyal gas turbine deal in Saudi Arabia

General Electric signed a one billion riyal ($267 million) joint venture agreement on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's state-backed Dussur industrial development company to manufacture gas turbines in the eastern city of Dammam.<p>The agreement, announced at a press conference in Riyadh, follows an …

Home refinancing activity jumps to 10-week high

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Boxing

Timbre is a totally free app for editing video and audio

Good audio and video editing tools are somewhat hard to come by on mobile — a sentiment shared by app developer Xeus. The dev was prompted to create the Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3 app after failing to find a “decent” tool for doing the same in the Play Store. And what Xeus has come up with is …

Apps

Get a lifetime of Zoolz 1TB of cloud storage for $30

If you've ever been on the wrong side of a hard drive crash, you know the stress and frustration that goes along with losing your valuable data. There's no shortage of cloud backup services out there, but the cost can be hard to justify, especially when you just need some extra space for old photos …

Hope for infertile couples as scientists hail 'world first' in sperm selection

Scientists have brought new hope to fertility patients, after finding out how to identify the best sperm without destroying it in the process.<p>Fertility experts hailed the breakthrough as a “world first”.<p>Currently the most advanced methods used to explore male fertility- and establish why it is …

Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

“No One Understands Quantum Mechanics”<p>Quantum mechanics: a branch of physics that is, to many, confusing and misunderstood. It encompasses and deals …

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Genetics

Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth's mantle, scientists say

Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates<p>Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific.<p>For …

Geology

A New And Unusual Force in The Universe Just Got Even Stranger

The blackbody force is real.<p>New research has expanded on the discovery of a strange phenomenon called blackbody force, showing that the effect of …

Physics

Chris Pine Just Wore Everything You Should Wear This Summer—in One Day

The man is a style superhero.<p>Chris Pine's personal style just hit an all-time high. It's no secret that the man is a master of menswear: He's an expert when it comes to suiting, especially double-breasted suits (the actor's preferred swerve). We'd also gotten used to his god-level grooming, mourned …

Men's Fashion

WATCH: Every Cut of Steak, Explained

From filet to brisket to Denver steak, this is how to butcher a cow to get to the cuts you love.<p>Have you ever broken down a cow? Right. Probably not. After all, we're not all butchers. But that beef we love throwing on the grill, griddle, or cast iron doesn't just fall off the bone as a beautifully …

BBQ

Ancient Chinese Medicine Outright Blocks Sperm From Egg

Regular birth control and Plan B all wrapped up in one method, and without any of the annoying side effects.<p>What if there was a birth control that …

National Academy of Sciences