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America's gun culture in 10 charts

<b>Students across the United States will join a national march to call for tighter gun control and to highlight the issue of school safety.</b><p>The March for Our Lives was organised by pupils at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a former student is accused of killing 17 people …


Who was Austin bomb suspect Mark Anthony Conditt? 2012 blog reveals views

The 2012 blog, which appears to belong to suspect Mark Conditt, described homosexuality as "not natural."<p>Investigators trying to piece together a portrait of accused serial bomber Mark Conditt can rely on his own words — including a 25-minute recording that police are treating as a confession and a …

Austin Bombings

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.


Vladimir Putin’s politics of eternity

Since consolidating his power in rigged elections at the start of the decade, the Russian leader has pioneered a politics of fictional threats and invented enemies. By Timothy Snyder<p>Americans and Europeans have been guided through our new century by what I will call <i>the politics of inevitability</i> – a …


How Ava DuVernay Became a Creator of Worlds

Late fall in the redwood forests of Northern California, it gets cold. Not wrap-yourself-in-furs cold—we’re still talking 51 degrees—but the kind of …

Black Panther

NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules.<p>FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was honored …

Net Neutrality

Dropbox files to raise $500 million in IPO

Dropbox filed for an initial public offering today with the goal of raising $500 million for its cloud-based file storage and collaboration service. It had secretly filed to go public in early January.<p>The San Francisco-based company brought in $1.1 billion in revenue last year, with a net loss of …

Venture Capital

Google Assistant will soon detect what language you’re speaking in

Google Assistant is getting some important language upgrades this year. By the end of 2018, Google says it’ll be able to understand and speak 30 languages, enough to cover 95 percent of Android users. And sometime later this year, the Assistant won’t be limited to speaking one language at a time. …


Pa. gerrymandering case: State Supreme Court releases new congressional map for 2018 elections

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday imposed a new congressional district map that upends previous boundaries, renumbers districts …


5 clues to Mueller's roadmap

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's shop doesn't leak, but last week's 37-page indictment of Russians provided a mess of clues about what he's up to.<p><b>The</b> …

Donald Trump

What Mueller's Indictment Reveals

The special counsel detailed how a Russian effort to widen divisions in American society launched in 2014 morphed into active support for the candidacy of Donald Trump.<p>A 37-page indictment filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday lays out the most detailed picture of how the Russian …

Donald Trump Jr

Google is bringing AMP to Gmail to make emails more interactive

Google has announced it is bringing its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology to Gmail in order to make emails a lot more engaging and interactive.<p>The technology, which was originally designed to speed up websites by stripping down the unnecessary clutter, will power the new Gmail Developer …


Google sold 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

Less than a week’s worth of iPhone sales<p>In the 16 months since its initial release in October 2016, Google’s Pixel family of phones has earned plenty of acclaim and scrutiny, but not very many sales. The latest update on Pixel sales comes from IDC’s Francisco Jeronimo, who notes that Google shipped …

Google Pixel

California is overdue for another giant earthquake

California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and is crisscrossed by the San Andreas and other active fault systems. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island on Jan. 23, 2018 was just the latest …


These planes could jet you around the world at hypersonic speed

Aerospace firms aim to usher in a new era of supersonic travel.<p>Commercial airliners haven’t broken the sound barrier since the Concorde was retired in 2003. But now some aerospace firms hope to usher in a new era of supersonic air travel. Boom Supersonic, for one, plans to build 1,451-mile-per-hour …


Amnesty International Official in Turkey Ordered Released but Remains in Jail

ISTANBUL — An Istanbul court on Wednesday ordered the release of Amnesty International’s top representative in Turkey, one of the most prominent political prisoners in the country detained under a widespread crackdown against government critics.<p>The court ordered the release of the prisoner, Taner …

North Africa

'Super Blue Blood Moon' and Lunar Eclipse Coming Jan. 31

If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 …

North America

Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs

It’s an “intentionally broad” policy aimed at stopping scammers.<p>Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or …

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

The good, the bad and the ugly of living in a schoolbus full-time

There’s a new trend in the tiny house movement: living in a schoolbus, otherwise known as a “skoolie.”<p>Derek and Amy Cobia of <b>The Frugal RVer</b> didn’t live in a schoolbus at first….when they sold their home and got rid of their belongings, they bought a large 5th wheel RV with a pick-up truck to go …

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

<b>The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch.</b><p>Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew.<p>She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June …

Racing Through the Dunes at the Dakar Rally: Pictures

Baltic States

International Kite Festival in India: Pictures


CES Opens with Hot, New Gadgets: Pictures

United Kingdom

I travel all the time, and these are the 10 things I never get on a plane without (The Business Insider)

Why women have always been essential to white supremacist movements

Any social movement demanding a radical transformation of society needs the support and leadership of women. In 2017, women led the largest protest …

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

Los Angeles

Kevin Spacey's Loss Is Christopher Plummer's Gain in All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott’s based-on-real-life thriller <i>All the Money in the World</i> will go down in history as the film from which Kevin Spacey was almost …

Christopher Plummer

Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH on Public Lands

61-year-old stuntman and amateur Flat Earth theory researcher “Mad” Mike Hughes, who planned to launch himself some 1,800 feet up at 500 miles per …

Mojave Desert