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Colbert: 'I've Never Thought Donald Trump Is the Sharpest Tool in the Shed, but I've Always Thought He's a Tool' (Video)

Colbert gleefully went over a video of Bill Gates talking about how dumb Donald Trump is<p>On Friday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert …

Donald Trump

The dealer document fee: What is it, and should you pay it?

The facts behind the delivery fee, and why it might not matter<p><i>This is part of a series breaking down all the terms you need to know if you're buying a new or used car from a dealership. Check out the rest of the series at our Car Buyer's Glossary.</i><p>Timing is everything so, when it comes to car …

Ripoff

Gruesome Ancient Massacre Site Paints a Horrific Picture of Human Violence

This is not your average village pillage.<p>It’s not entirely clear why a person would stuff a goat’s teeth into a dead man’s mouth. But for the …

Archaeology

Trump has already been ‘played’

President Trump looks with disdain on those who get snookered, which is odd since he’s the easiest of marks for anyone with a red carpet and a batch of insincere compliments.<p>His defensiveness about being “played” was evident when asked about the upcoming meeting with North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong …

North Korea

Investment in artificial intelligence is essential for our future health

Artificial intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s moving fast. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the data-rich health sector. AI has …

Artificial Intelligence

Archaeologists in Peru discover mass child sacrifice site

Researchers have found that more than 140 children were sacrificed in a single event in Peru about 550 years ago. But why were so many children …

Archaeology

Scientists find evidence of prehistoric man-vs-giant sloth battle

Fossilized footprints in New Mexico tell a tale of pursuit, misdirection and evasion between ancient humans and the strong giant sloth. The rare find …

Weird Water on GJ1214b

Astronomers announced this week that they’ve confirmed the existence of a new class of planet — a hot, watery, exotic “super-Earth.”<p>A little over two …

Trump Flips Out on NBC's Chuck Todd for Exposing 'Art of the Deal' President as a Lousy Negotiator

Trump positioned himself as the "Art of the Deal" author who is a great businessman and great negotiator. All of that has been proven false.President …

Donald Trump

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but you helped …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity and general relativity they were fluid and …

Physics

Why a New Idea to Search for Extra Dimensions in the Pulse of Spacetime Is Turning Heads

Spoiler alert (but really, you should’ve watched it by now): In the climax of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Interstellar</i> (2014), Matthew McConaughey dives into …

Physics

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.<p>The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, …

Zoology

Sheriff of America’s Deadliest Police Force Caught on Camera Admitting Killing Suspects Is ‘Better Financially’

A recently discovered video of a California sheriff talking to law enforcement officers shows Kern County’s chief lawman explaining that killing …

Crime

This is the COOLEST! Everything that’s Orbiting the Earth Right Now

Okay, if you’ve got some spare time, check out this amazing website called Stuff in Space. It’s a simulation of every satellite (alive or dead), …

Space

Inside the West Wing with Trump enraged

Sources close to the president say that a political dispute with special counsel Robert Mueller has turned visceral and personal after the feds' raid …

Donald Trump

Strawberries top Dirty Dozen list for third year

Nonprofit examines public info about pesticide residue.<p>Strawberries are the dirtiest of the Environmental Working Group's 2018 Dirty Dozen list, the …

Trump’s company is now threatening the president of Panama

The Trump Organization demanded that he intervene in a private business dispute — or pay the consequences.<p>Trump Organization lawyers wrote a letter to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela requesting his “influence” in a private business dispute in Panama and implied that his government could pay …

Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed

New analysis unveils the origin of the storied Carambolo Treasure, and despite previous claims, it has nothing to do with Atlantis.<p>New chemical analysis has solved the mystery regarding the origin of the Carambolo Treasure, a magnificent hoard of ancient gold objects discovered by Spanish …

Archaeology

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiome

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Cancers should be treated by type not location, new study suggests

Cancer should not be treated based on where it is first found in the body, but depending on the type of tumour, scientists have said.<p>Until now medics have treated cancers according to the part of the body they originate, such as the lungs, bowel, or breasts.<p>But a new study has found that all 33 …

These Donald Trump Quotes About Ivanka Are Super Uncomfortable

The world's worst-kept secret may be that President Donald Trump has repeatedly espoused sexual comments and observations about his daughter, Ivanka. …

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

A massive research effort that started more than a decade ago has completed a comprehensive PanCancer Atlas that, for the first time, offers …

The dealer destination fee: what is it, and should you pay it?

The facts behind destination fees, and the similar-sounding delivery fee.<p><i>This is part of a series breaking down all the terms you need to know if you're buying a new or used car from a dealership. Check out the rest of the series at our Car Buyer's Glossary.</i><p>Looking at the line-item breakdown of …

Used Cars

Astronomers Find a "Stellar Corpse" Buried in Cosmic Graveyard

Scientists have finally found a mysterious object hidden within a cloud of gas and dust from a supernova, located about 200,000 light-years away. In …

Dark matter makes up a quarter of the universe and it’s just become even more mysterious

Scientists are back in the dark over what dark matter after new observations cast doubt on a previous breakthrough.<p>Researchers thought they were one …