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5 Incredible Stories We Guarantee Will Brighten Your Day

The news cycle is like a pustule filled with humanity's awfulness, just waiting to burst all over your mac and cheese the next time you open Facebook …

Disney World

Meet the 14 Geniuses Behind Your Favourite Beauty Products

Maybe you can't pack a makeup bag without Urban Decay's Primer Potion or imagine the days when you couldn't just pop into Drybar for a blowout. …

Genius

We Want Men to Be ‘Geniuses’ and Women to Be ‘Nurturers’ Says Study

When you think of genius, who comes to mind? Albert Einstein? Steve Jobs? Elon Musk?<p>It’s no accident that all of these people are men; a study …

Skip The Math: Researchers Paint A Picture Of Health Benefits And Risks

Mammograms are said to cut the risk of dying from breast cancer by as much as 20 percent, which sounds like an invincible argument for regular screening.<p>But two Maryland researchers want people to question that kind of thinking. They want patients to re-examine the usefulness of cancer exams, …

Breast Cancer

We dressed visibly as Muslims for a month – here's what it taught us about UK Islamophobia

Many bystanders saw us being threatened and harassed but did not intervene.<p>Britain is a nation of real diversity, tolerance and multicultural …

Colorado researchers turn beer waste into battery electrodes

Recharge the Rockies.<p>In the beer-friendly state of Colorado, researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder have turned brewery runoff into something with a different sort of buzz: low-cost lithium-ion battery electrodes. According to the authors of a new research paper published in the journal</i> …

Lithium Ion

Republicans’ Trump Dilemma Is Becoming an Electoral “Nightmare”

Polls show a number of deep-red states are on the brink of turning blue.<p>The ink had hardly dried on news stories declaring October 1 the capstone of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> “worst week ever”, and perhaps even “the worst week in presidential campaign history”, when lurid video emerged of Trump bragging about …

The White House reveals proposals to research and fund AI

'It is critical that industry, civil society and government work together to develop the positive aspects of the technology.'<p>President Barack Obama's administration believes that artificial intelligence can be a positive force in the United States, vastly improving specialized areas within health …

Artificial Intelligence

Caitlyn Jenner must use men’s facilities when in North Carolina, governor says

By Cindy Boren<p>Cindy Boren<p>Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>During a gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory expanded on the state’s so-called “bathroom law,” advising that Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic …

North Carolina

Google creates AI program that uses reasoning to navigate the London tube

Combining external memory and deep learning, DeepMind’s program learns how to do tasks independently, and could pave the way for sophisticated AI assistants<p>Google scientists have created a computer program that uses basic reasoning to learn to navigate the London Underground system by itself.<p>The …

A pile of 30-year-old documents has unearthed a new mystery about Lyme disease

At a government lab in Montana, Willy Burgdorfer typed a letter to a colleague, reporting that blood from Lyme patients showed "very strong reactions" on a test for an obscure, tick-borne bacterium. He called it the "Swiss Agent."<p>But further studies raised doubts about whether he had the right …

Lyme Disease

£1.6m fine for production company after Star Wars door crushed Harrison Ford like 'blunt guillotine' on film set

A production company has been fined £1.6m for health and safety breaches after film star Harrison Ford was crushed by a hydraulic door that fell like a “blunt guillotine” millimetres from his face on the Star Wars set.<p>The 74-year-old was reprising his role as Han Solo in the latest instalment of …

Putin ally tells Americans: Vote Trump or face nuclear war

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington.<p>By contrast, Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton could spark World War Three, said …

Florida using 'overwhelming force' to fight flesh-eating screwworms

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent months, Florida has faced both Zika virus and hurricanes. Now, the Sunshine State must defend itself against one more natural scourge: flesh-eating worms of unknown origin.<p>After the US Department of Agriculture confirmed a local infestation of New World screwworm in Key deer on …

Italy calls for EU funding to be cut to Eastern European countries that refuse to accept refugees

Italy has demanded “tough” treatment of Eastern European countries that refuse to accept refugees under the EU’s relocation scheme, saying they should have their funding from Brussels cut.<p>Matteo Renzi, the prime minister, condemned the stubbornness of countries like Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, …

A Few Hundred Italian Olive Trees Block Billions in Natural Gas

ROME — There are few places in all of Italy like the southern region of Puglia (the heel of Italy’s boot), where the only thing that comes close to …

Natural Gas

In latest show of defiance, North Korea fires ballistic missiles into sea

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan Thursday morning, in clear defiance of U.N. resolutions, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula mount.<p>With the U.S. and South Korean militaries conducting …

North Korea