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Scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies

Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a bioprosthetic ovary using 3D-printing technology and produced living, breathing mouse offspring from them.<p>Northwestern’s Feinberg school of medicine and McCormick school of engineering came together for the project using 3D-printing …

Israel 'shocked' over Trump aide's Western Wall comments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than a week before US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel, the White House has been forced on to the defensive over reported comments by an American diplomat describing the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City -- one of Judaism's holiest sites -- as being in the West Bank.<p>The …

GM makes it official: We're leaving Venezuela

General Motors is officially leaving Venezuela.<p>The company announced its final departure Tuesday after it had ceased operations following the Venezuelan government's alleged seizure of GM's assembly plant in the country on April 18.<p>The plant hadn't produced a full car in over a year due to a …

US B-1 bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US Air Force B-1 bombers have conducted four presence missions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region since April 1 and flown near the Korean Peninsula twice in the past two weeks -- a move that has drawn sharp criticism from North Korea amid rising tensions in the region.<p>On Monday, two …

GOP senators reject Trump's call to end the filibuster

‘Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess!’ Trump tweets.<p>President Donald Trump on Tuesday seemingly called for an end to the legislative filibuster in the Senate, frustrated that Republicans were unable to include his policy goals in a must-pass spending bill. He also suggested …

The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and …

The Latest: US, Russia agree to increased diplomacy on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's phone call with Russia President Vladimir Putin (all times local):<p>3:10 p.m.<p>The Kremlin says …

This scary video shows what happened on a flight from Moscow to Bangkok after extreme turbulence

While we spend most of our time dreaming about flying off to some exotic location, these days the idea of actually getting on a plane has become a …

Airplanes

McDonald’s Introduces Ridiculous ‘Frork’ Utensil

Taking a play from the Panda Express playbook, McDonald’s is introducing a new, totally ridiculous utensil called the <b>Frork</b>.<p>The burger titan is rolling out this new fork with french fry prongs to coincide with the launch of its “Signature Crafted Recipe” burgers, which have toppings that drop out …

Every single one of the 29 new Netflix original shows and movies coming this month

Everyone is still buzzing about <i>13 Reasons Why</i>, which is probably Netflix’s most talked-about original show in quite some time. If you haven’t yet …

SpaceX Just Performed Its Most Mysterious Mission Yet

After a literal last-minute cancellation yesterday, SpaceX successfully launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket earlier this morning in Cape Canaveral, …

Scientists Have Some Pretty Wild Ideas for Preventing Space Junk Armageddon

Retired NASA scientist Don Kessler found himself in an all-too-familiar role at last month’s European Conference on Space Debris: warning of an environmental crisis unfolding above our heads. Six decades of rocket launches have left behind a vast trash heap in orbit around Earth. There are now some …

Sex is better at hotels than at home, according to science

There’s a reason that couples tend to enjoy a romantic getaway involving a hotel stay, and it’s backed by science: Research shows that the benefits of a hotel bed are two-fold for lovers.<p>First, being in a new place increases dopamine, the powerful neutrotransmitter molecule that controls senses of …

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches spy satellite

SpaceX completes its first top-secret military mission with the launch of a spy satellite into space.

Trump creates American Technology Council to 'modernize' US government

The White House has issued an executive order creating the American Technology Council. "Americans deserve better digital services from their government," Donald Trump writes. "The Federal Government must transform and modernize its information technology and how it uses and delivers digital …

President Trump is launching a new tech group to ‘transform and modernize’ the U.S. government

He has invited the likes of Amazon, Google and IBM to a meeting in June, sources say.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump intends to huddle with top technology executives in early June to discuss ways to modernize the federal government, a White House official confirmed today.<p>The gathering is part of a new …

Twitch bans streamer targeted by malicious airport prank

Twitch may have bumped up against airport security over the weekend. A popular Twitch streamer named Paul “Ice_Poseidon” Denino was banned from the livestreaming service after a “swatting” incident at a Phoenix airport last Friday. He was using Twitch’s relatively new IRL category, telling everyone …

Both Parties Claim Measure of Victory in Rare Bipartisan Budget Deal

In a Congress plagued by partisanship, it was compromise that led to an agreement late Sunday night on a $1 trillion bill to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year. And while Democrats got much of what they sought, both parties are claiming some measure of victory.<p>Republicans, who …

Trump Abruptly Ends CBS Interview After Wiretap Question

WASHINGTON — President Trump marked his first 100 days in office by attacking the news media with a calculated fury not seen since the beginning of his administration — while rewarding the journalists he allegedly loathes with long, newsy chats in the Oval Office, Air Force One rides and meals.<p>Mr. …

Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an …

Fossil “Mummy” Shows Glimpse of Dinosaur Skin

Despite its nickname, the Museum’s famous dinosaur “mummy”—the duck-billed dinosaur <i>Edmontosaurus annectens</i> on display in the Hall of Ornithischian …

North Korea's missile test fails, US military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed.<p>The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory, said US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific …

A Truck's Tow Rating is Whatever You Decide It Is

When you have 925 lb-ft of torque, every mode is tow mode.<p>From the May 2017 issue<p>Every so often, a friend of mine will solicit my opinion on heavy-duty pickup trucks, thus launching me into the type of sermon normally associated with people who wear sandwich boards and really want you to know that …

UN voices fears of ‘catastrophic nuclear accident’ as global tensions increase

Increasing global tension and the rise of cyber warfare could lead to nuclear disaster, the United Nations has warned.<p>A comprehensive report by The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) paints a pessimistic picture of the threat the world faces.<p>“The lack of nuclear weapons use …

North Korea