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This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Trump reveals how he would force Mexico to pay for border wall

The Republican candidate continues to dominate the presidential contest.<p>Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p>Donald Trump says he would force Mexico to pay for a border wall as president by threatening to cut off the flow of …

Donald Trump

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

Microsoft's incredible new app helps blind people see the world around them — take a look

Last Thursday, Microsoft showed off its Seeing AI app for the first time. It's still under development, but it looks extremely promising.<p>Using a smartphone camera or a pair of camera-equipped smart glasses, the Seeing AI app can identify things in your environment — people, objects, and even …

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

38 North: 'Suspicious activity' noted at North Korean nuclear site

<b>(CNN) —</b> The North Korea monitoring project 38 North says that satellite imagery shows "suspicious activity" at a nuclear enrichment site in North Korea.<p>Plumes of exhaust steam, a byproduct of heating the main plant at the Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory complex, have been seen in commercial …

North Korea

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

Microsoft 'deeply sorry' for chat bot's racist tweets

Microsoft admits that it could have prevented its chatbot Tay from turning into a raging racist online.<p>The company launched the bot as an experiment in AI on Wednesday, and in less than a day, it began to tweet things like "Hitler was right I hate the jews" and "I f------ hate feminists and they …

There was a secret meeting at the G20 to 'take down' the dollar

The term "Shanghaied" refers to the 19th-century practice of sailors forced to serve against their will on vessels bound for Shanghai and other ports in China. Victims were often from West Coast port cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tactics used included kidnapping, beatings and …

Microsoft just launched an artificial intelligence bot for teens that has 'no chill'

But users won't be speaking to a person, they'll be talking to "Tay," Microsoft's new bot that's powered by artificial intelligence.<p>The easiest way to converse with Tay is on Twitter. It's at @tayandyou. All users have to do is tweet at it as if it were a real person and it'll tweet back in a kind …

Who the Hell Is Mozzy, the Sacramento Rapper Who Has the Whole West Coast's Attention?

Mozzy shares the new video for "Word Up" and talks about getting the Bay buzzing with his uncompromising, matter-of-fact music.<p><i>Photos by @tstrongvfx,</i> <i>courtesy of Mozzy</i><p>Basically everything you need to know about the way Sacramento rapper Mozzy presents himself can be gleaned in the first 90 seconds …

79 Hacks That Will Change Your Life

What exactly is a "life hack"? It's any simple tip you might stumble upon that changes your life or at least some aspect of it. It's basically a trick that will help make life easier. Life hacks aren't easy to come by and often surface at the most unexpected moments.<p>But you can always take a …

Education

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

ISIS Owns Headlines, but Nigeria's Boko Haram Kills More Than Ever

One terror group killed nearly 11,000 people in 2015 — and it wasn't ISIS.<p>While the Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq dominated the headlines in 2015, Boko Haram was killing more people than ever — potentially eclipsing the tally of its partner in terror.<p>Nigeria’s new government pledged to oust …

Africa

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Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight and specific strength, and "superior stability" at high temperatures. Magnesium is …

Free Syrian Army rebels dismiss Russian offer of help in fighting ISIL

Stop bombing us before talking about helping us…<p>That is the reaction from Western-backed rebels in Syria to Russia’s offer of support in fighting the self-proclaimed Islamic State.<p>Russian air strikes have hit several rebel groups affiliated to the Free Syrian Army in areas crucial to the survival …

Middle East

New video shows scenes from raid to free hostages from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amid the incessant crackle of gunfire, the soldiers usher the cowering men through darkened rooms.<p>The men are barefoot, most of them wearing long robes, some with large stains. As voices holler at them in the darkness to move quickly, they hurry across the debris-littered floor past the …

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

Toronto 'romance scam' linked to $5B FBI fraud probe

Three GTA men have been arrested in connection with an alleged cross-border money laundering scheme totalling $5 billion, including a man accused of …