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Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

Ginseng Health Benefits Are No Joke—Here's What the Plant Can Do for You

Ginseng is a species of plant that has long been utilized as an herbal medicine. It was discovered in China over 5000 years ago and its scientific …

How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s

The proposed plan to strip net neutrality protections smacks of authoritarianism.<p>Right now, there are red blocks holding white text all over the …

Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God 'he' or 'the Lord' in bid to crack down on gendered language

The Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use the gender-neutral term "God" instead of referring to the deity as "he" or "the Lord".<p>The decision was made on Thursday, wrapping up an eight-day meeting of the church's 251-member decision-making body. The decision will take effect on May 20 …

Church of England

Iran's supreme leader 'the new Hitler', says Saudi crown prince

<b>Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called Iran's supreme leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East", amid heightened tensions between the two countries.</b><p>Alluding to Iran's growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat "of what happened in Europe in the Middle East".<p>…

South Asia

Supreme Court to determine whether police can track you with your cellphone

WASHINGTON — Thousands of times a year, the nation's police departments get phone company records allowing them to plot the movements of individual customers. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether access to that data should require a search warrant issued by a judge.<p>The …

Surveillance

An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — …

This is the reason why hotels no longer carry Bibles in their bedside drawers

Bibles are disappearing from hotel drawers around the country, according to a survey from STR, a hospitality analytics company.<p>Over the past decade, …

Current Situation in the Middle East

What is currently happening in the Middle East?<p>The situation in the Middle East has rarely been as fluid as today, the events seldom as fascinating …

Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

Neurophilosophy

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Information Security

Reconstructed Auschwitz prisoner text details 'unimaginable' suffering

A newly reconstructed document written in 1944 by a Greek Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz tells of misery "the human mind can not imagine." The text was …

World History

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon's cloud servers after …

Cloud Computing

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst<p>Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, …

Cryptocurrency

Woman films her internet-connected camera whispering ‘Hola señorita’

This is not an episode of <i>Black Mirror</i>. A couple of months ago, Rilana Hamer from the Netherlands bought a small internet-connected camera from a local convenience store. She wanted to use the device to keep an eye on her puppy while away from the house. But it wasn’t only the puppy that was being …

Confused by Trump, North Korea contacts ex-US officials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The proverbial game of chicken between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has only escalated in recent months, but amid the public name-calling and threats of annihilation, regime officials have been quietly attempting to set up meetings with Republican …

North Korea

Suspended – Medium

The Comey presidency: fired FBI head consumes Trump White House

Jim Comey, who at 6 foot 8 has at least five inches on Donald Trump, has loomed over his campaign and presidency for months — first through his …

Donald Trump

Trump to offer exclusive contract to service U.S. student loans | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration will soon offer an exclusive contract that will give one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by four companies, officials said on Friday.<p>Graduates arrive for commencement at …

Customer Service

You No Longer Have to Register Your Drone

A federal appeals court has shot down a rule requiring hobbyists to register their drones.<p>Appeals court judges in Washington, D.C. agreed on Friday …

Drones
Donald Trump

Donald Trump is radicalizing America’s court system before our very eyes

President nominates 10 judges to the federal bench, the first step in a right-wing corporate takeover<p>On Monday, President Trump nominated 10 federal court judges, beginning a process that will take the judiciary in a far-right direction for years to come.<p>Trump’s appointees — five to federal …

University of Michigan

‘They Thought the Man Had Gone Bananas’

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United States

Donald Trump doesn’t like the “archaic” Constitution: “It’s really a bad thing for the country”

Trump calls the Constitution “archaic,” while his chief of staff is tired of the First Amendment<p>President Donald Trump has already made it clear that he's upset about how the job of being president isn't as easy as he thought it would be. Now the president and his chief of staff are blaming the …

Donald Trump

US troops seen patrolling Syria-Turkey border as Washington tries to stop Turkish air strikes on Kurds

US troops have begun patrolling along the Turkey-Syria border for the first time, after Turkish airstrikes in the area killed allied Kurdish fighters.<p>Turkey last week bombed targets of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, a partner force of the US-led coalition but a group …

China and Russia react to US warnings on North Korea

The United States sounded a global call to action on the North Korean nuclear threat Friday, exhorting Beijing to use its "unique" leverage to rein in Pyongyang and avert "catastrophic consequences."<p>Addressing the UN Security Council after Donald Trump warned of the risk of a "major conflict" …

North Korea

Korean Peninsula ‘On The Brink of War’: Putin's Security Chief

<i>Updated</i> | Russia’s Security Council chief accused external powers of pushing South Korea and North Korea to the “brink of war,” at a Moscow security …

Trump’s newest funding cuts are a nightmare for national security and public health.

On that note: In the event of a flood, do you prefer your town with or without toilet water flowing down the streets?<p>President Trump’s proposed cuts, …