Sean Swasey

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The Clinton BS Files: Who is Chelsea Clinton’s real dad? A mystery spun out of nothing

Is Bill Clinton actually Chelsea’s dad? Trump advisor Roger Stone claims a devious conspiracy hides the answer<p><i>Bill and Hillary Clinton have been plagued by conspiracy theories throughout most of their life in the public eye, perhaps more than any other politicians in history. The Clinton BS Files</i> …

Kerry admits diplomacy at impasse as Syrian truce collapses

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Russia ended any pretenses Thursday of their cease-fire for Syria remaining in force after days of increased violence and the Syrian military's announcement of a new offensive in Aleppo.<p>"We can't go out to the world and say we have an agreement when we don't," …

The Surprising Psychology Behind Makeup

Slathering on mascara, cover-up, or blush doesn't just increase how pleased a woman can feel about her appearance. Wearing makeup can significantly …

Time crystals might exist after all (Update)

(Phys.org)—Are time crystals just a mathematical curiosity, or could they actually physically exist? Physicists have been debating this question …

Physics

The 7 most freakishly accurate ways science fiction predicted the future

The goal — of good science fiction at least — isn't to make the most accurate prediction possible.<p>But the technologies and cultural trends sci-fi authors describe often anticipate or inspire real changes in the way we live. Sometimes, you can see how they made their accurate guesses. Other times …

After Wells Fargo Settlement, Questions About the Scandal Emerge

In the wake of the announcement that Wells Fargo would pay $185 million in fines, plus millions more in restitution to customers who were charged fees after employees unknowingly opened bank or credit card accounts in their names, finance industry experts and consumer advocates were left scratching …

Finance

US, Russia seal Syria cease-fire, new military partnership

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia early Saturday announced a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide cease-fire starting …

Middle East

British woman jailed for five years in Iran

A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran for more than 150 days has been sentenced to five years in prison, dealing a heavy blow to her family and to the UK government’s efforts to normalise relations with Iran.<p>Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an employee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news …

South Asia

Dozens of birds fall from sky; officials want to know why

BOSTON (AP) — Health officials are trying to figure out what caused dozens of birds to fall out of the sky onto a Boston neighborhood.<p>City officials …

Birds

How an Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Is Born

Inspired by Soderbergh, brought to life by Harvard.<p>In a hypnotic and somewhat terrifying video, the Harvard Medical School has shown how bacteria evolve and mutate as they become impervious to drugs.<p>The experiments, described in a recent issue of <i>Science</i>, used a 2-by-4-foot petri dish, eventually …

U.S. Safety Commission: Stop Using Samsung Phones Linked to Fires

The U.S. consumer safety watchdog on Friday urged the public to power down and stop using all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over the batteries that can explode or catch fire.<p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission warning comes amid reports of problems with the lithium ion batteries that can …

Gear & Gadgets