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VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo

Evacuation by drone could soon appear on the readiness checklists of rescue and first responder groups worldwide. Tactical Robotics’ Cormorant …

Drones

Dean on Cohen meeting Russian: Trump “infected” GOP with “swamp”

Reporting reveals Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg secretly met with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen at Trump Tower, 11 days before Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Teacher corrects White House letter with 'many silly mistakes,' sends it back to Trump

GREENVILLE, S.C. — In 17 years of teaching English composition in South Carolina public schools, Yvonne Mason had seen these blunders many times before.<p>Redundancies. Faulty capitalization. Lack of clarity and specificity.<p>But Mason wasn't grading a student paper. She was reading a letter she …

Donald Trump

Australia breeding wasp army as biological warfare agents

There is a killer bug buzzing around Australia which scientists are breeding as a biological warfare agent.<p>The parasitic wasp is such a sought-after …

Zoology

Editorial: Out of many scandals, one: Trump is corrupt

<b>I</b>t’s hard to keep track of all of the scandals, possible scandals, conspiracy theories and various denials swirling around President Donald Trump and …

Donald Trump

'I'm not reading any more of these -- they're lies': MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace refuses to read Trump tweets on air

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, said President Donald Trump’s lies are getting out of control and they are more like “fairy tales and fantasy” at this point.<p>…

Donald Trump

Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration reached a deal Friday to reduce sanctions on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE, Congress has shown rare unity in working to prevent the president from giving in to the foreign-backed company in a way that would compromise national security.<p>And more backlash is …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator …

Climate

A federal judge in a climate change lawsuit is forcing oil companies to cough up internal documents

Two cities seeking damages from BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, and ConocoPhillips can now demand documents.<p>A federal judge wants the litigants in two high-profile climate change lawsuits against the five largest oil companies to make the case for whether he should consider the benefits of fossil …

Oil & Gas Industry

These weed-killing robots could give big agrochemical companies a run for their money

Smart weed-killing robots are here and they have the potential to disrupt the entire pesticide industry. EcoRobotix claims their robot could reduce …

Agriculture

Fighting climate change could save the world trillions of dollars

On the White House lawn in June 2017, President Donald Trump announced that "we're getting out," referring to his plan to pull the U.S. out of the …

Climate Change

Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

On the first day of GDPR enforcement, Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data. The lawsuits, which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro (roughly $8.8 billion in dollars), were filed by …

Privacy

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Disease

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy's Black Hole

Wowowowow.<p>Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months …

Black Holes

Trump Goes Full Alex Jones as “Spygate” Falls Apart

Republicans have gone silent after getting a secret briefing on the “informant” in the Trump campaign. Democrats say they were shown “no evidence” for the allegations at all.<p>Almost four months ago, allies of <b>Donald Trump</b> found themselves consumed by a scandal so mind-boggling, they felt sure it …

Donald Trump

There’s malware baked into some Android devices, and there’s nothing you can do about it

Preinstalled malware is definitely not one of the reasons why you purchased your current Android smartphone or tablet, but if you’re the owner of …

Information Security

Fighting Climate Change Could Save the World $30 Trillion, Report Finds

The most lucrative investment in the 21st century may be the Paris climate agreement, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal …

Climate Change

The email Roger Stone didn’t want anyone to see

"Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30."<p>Emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal indicate that longtime Trump …

Donald Trump

The "Patriotic" Stupidity of a Trump Supporter

Donning a Trump hat, carrying the flag, and carrying a gun in a holster, a Trump supporter made his presence known at the Santa Fe, Texas mass …

Guns

'It's a f---ing circus': Experts are floored that White House officials attended highly classified briefings about the Russia probe

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here »</i><p>The president's chief of staff and the White House counsel attended a classified briefing Thursday with top Justice Department officials and lawmakers about an investigation into the president and his associates — and the events have floored …

Donald Trump

Trump's "Spygate" scam is sunk. Paul Ryan just confirmed it.

Paul Ryan, believe it or not, is not t total moron. A slimy political toad? Yes. A blindly partisan hack? Definitely. A craven,spineless coward? …

Donald Trump

Judge: US withheld evidence that may have cleared J20 defendants

A judge said that the US government hid potentially 'exculpatory' evidence in trial stemming from anti-Trump protest.<p>A US judge of the Washington, DC Superior Court has ruled that the government withheld evidence that could have potentially cleared defendants in an increasingly controversial trial …

Corruption

Sprinting to the finish line-Earth's climate to increase 4° Celsius by 2084.

A collaborative effort by Chinese researchers released a new study that was recently published in the journal, The Institute of Atmospheric Physics …

Climate Change

We Are Truly Living Through the Amateur Hour Presidency

This White House is more interested in controlling the news cycle than in nuclear diplomacy. And it’s showing.<p>What an amateur show.<p>Virtually every …

Donald Trump

Every cryptocurrency’s nightmare scenario is happening to Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold is a fork, or spin-off, of the original cryptocurrency, bitcoin. It shares much of the same code and works in a similar way to bitcoin, with Bitcoin Gold miners contributing computational power to process new transactions. That also means it faces the same vulnerabilities as bitcoin, …

Bitcoin

Yesterday, Trump invented a quote. Today, it’s a fact.

The episode illustrates how Trump launders lies.<p>On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that former Director of National Intelligence James …

Donald Trump

Trump Furious After Nobel Committee Gives Him Participation Trophy

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump was reportedly furious after the Nobel committee informed him on Thursday that he would not receive a Nobel Peace Prize but would get a participation trophy instead.<p>In Oslo, a Nobel spokesman said that Trump would have the distinction of becoming the …

Donald Trump

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Smart Homes

Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA

It would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically restrict what science the agency is allowed to use.<p>In one sweeping move, the Trump administration may soon not only destabilize the last three decades of clean air and water rules, but also completely overhaul how the …

Scott Pruitt