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Distinguished pol of the week: With an upset win, he’d be the Democrats’ hero

The Dallas Morning News reports:<p>Beto O’Rourke, buoyed by stout fundraising and a surprisingly favorable poll, has a renewed belief in miracles.More than ever before, the Democratic congressman from El Paso is talking like beating incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer a pipe dream. . . .This week a …

El Paso

Prostate cancer breakthrough as UK team develops more accurate test

Scientists have announced the development of a highly accurate and reliable technique for diagnosing prostate cancer. The Dundee University-based team say they have used an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) to detect prostate tumours. The method is non-invasive and cheaper …

Cancer

Sunday Reading: The Pulitzer Prize

This past week, <i>The New Yorker</i> and the New York <i>Times</i> shared the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service. The prize was awarded for reporting on sexual harassment, and especially for articles in both publications on the allegations against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. At <i>The New Yorker</i>, that …

Pulitzer Prize

8 vitamins and supplements that are a total waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean that megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be …

Wellness

North America's first 200 kilowatt wireless charger keeps e-buses rolling indefinitely

Bus companies around the world are slowly transitioning to electric fleets, backed up by manufacturers like Hyundai, Daimler, BYD and Proterra. …

Alternative Fuel

1988: Giuliani Had FBI End Investigation of Trump Money Laundering - Trump raised $2M for Giuliani

U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani had FBI Agent Tony Lombardi end the FBI’s investigation on Trump money laundering. A few weeks later, Donald Trump raised …

Donald Trump

Rising temperatures are opening new territories for venomous creatures—including your backyard

Welcome to the neighborhood, fire ants! Sure is hot out today!<p>For most animals, climate change is seriously bad news. By 2050, it will be the fastest growing threat to biodiversity in the Americas, and by 2100 it could have wiped out more than half of African bird and mammal species. From sea …

Zoology

This 3D-printed house aims to end homelessness. Could it work?

A printing company and a nonprofit think they’ve found a solution to global poverty: 3D-printed houses. But activists warn the solution might not be as simple as it sounds.<p>New Story, a charity dedicated to providing shelter for impoverished and distressed communities, and printing company ICON …

Housing

The Post-Parkland Unity Is Officially Over

The national student-activist movement is dealing with fractures—but that could mean it’s stronger than ever.<p>At 10 o’clock on Friday morning, thousands of students across the country commemorated a moment that not one of them was alive to experience: the shooting at Columbine High School in …

Education

'The Time Is Now.' This New Coalition of Celebrities and Activists Just Pledged to Take on the NRA

A new coalition of celebrities and activists, including actor Alyssa Milano and Parkland student David Hogg, announced plans Friday to take on the …

Guns

Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

Trey Willison, a cannabis farmer in Eugene, first started worrying last May about there being too much marijuana in Oregon. He had sold all his “clone” plants to other growers, who were using them to cultivate yet more marijuana.<p>“You start doing the math on that and it just didn’t make sense how …

Cannabis

The Superb Huawei P20 Pro strikes the perfect balance of camera hardware and AI

The Huawei P20 Pro is perhaps the best Android phone on the market right now. A big part of what makes it so special is its bonkers three-lens camera, created in partnership with iconic German photography firm, Leica.<p>From the minute you pick up the Huawei P20, you can tell that this is special. …

Mobile Photography

On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green.<p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in …

Cannabis

Rudy Giuliani Isn't the Big Trump Legal Story

The former New York mayor is the splashy hire, but the addition of two other attorneys to the president’s team may say more about where the Mueller probe is going.<p>Sometimes the biggest news items on a given day aren’t the most telling ones.<p>Consider three stories on Thursday about President Trump’s …

Donald Trump

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The independent counsel, Robert Mueller, told reporters that, prior to news reports on Thursday, he had “almost forgotten” to investigate the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.<p>“Like most Americans, I had totally forgotten about Rudy Giuliani’s existence,” he …

Satire

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Solar outshined all fossil-fuels sources combined in 2017

Last year, the world invested more in solar power than in all fossil-fuel sources combined. Investors and governments installed an all-time record of …

Renewable Energy

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Be Having For A Faster Metabolism

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

Nutrition

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one.<p>There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough …

Diabetes

Kakistocracy, a 374-year-old word that means ‘government by the worst,’ just broke the dictionary

Today was a productive vocabulary day in the United States of America.<p>The learning began in the morning, when former CIA director John O. Brennan tweeted at President Trump: “Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey.”<p>The insult was part of a raging feud between Trump and various …

War

12 futuristic technologies that could become reality in 2018

In the last year, the business and consumer markets alike have seen the release of advanced technologies that were once considered the stuff of science fiction. Smart gadgets that control every facet of your home, self-driving vehicles, facial and biometric identification systems and more have …

High-speed Rail

The Worst Nutrition Advice That Dietitians Want You to Stop Following ASAP

It seems like nutrition advice is constantly evolving. First fat was unhealthy, then it was good again. Egg yolks were deemed bad for your heart, but now we can eat them again. Some people eat a strict Paleo diet, while others forgo animal products and eat entirely plant-based. Grains, gluten, and …

Nutrition

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Sustainability

Sweden modified a road to recharge EVs while driving

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That's the length of a road outside Stockholm that's been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. …

Electric Vehicles

15 Signs Your Dog Is Secretly Mad at You

No, they won't slam doors or yell at you, but there are definite indicators that your pooch is angry with you. Read on to find out what they are.<p>When …

Pets

Amazing storm timelapse compilation will leave you breathless

Chasing deadly storms is a hobby that might raise some eyebrows. But one redditor has good reason to partake in this dangerous job.<p>"I can't find a …

Time-lapse Photography

Cloudflare's Plan to Protect the Whole Internet Comes Into Focus

The internet infrastructure company Cloudflare is adding an Internet of Things security service to its already long list of offerings. And though it …

Telecoms

Chinese Police Say Face Recognition Identified Suspect Out of Crowd of 50,000

Chinese police say they used facial recognition to identify, then arrest a man attending a crowded concert in Nanchang, China’s third largest city.</i> …

Machine Perception