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The short, weird rise of the hoverboard with wheels

<i>The Verge</i> tested Lexus' hoverboard in August. Thanks to science and a considerable promotional budget, the car maker's hoverboard actually hovered above the earth — as its name suggested. The experience was the culmination of a shared pop culture dream dating back to Michael J. Fox's faithful …

Why This Black American Moved To Africa At 50 And Never Looked Back

"I don't like America. I love Africa."<p>At 50 years old, Imahkus Okofu left New York City for Ghana, West Africa, and never returned.<p>In the video segment above shot for the BBC in November, Okofu admits that as a native New Yorker, she had never had any desire to visit the continent of Africa, let …

Donald Trump As The Grinch Will Put You In The Bah Humbug Spirit

"You're an electoral fungus topped with cotton candy hair."<p>He's got lots of green and some say he's mean.<p>So Donald Trump as The Grinch may not be that big of a stretch for his critics.<p>CollegeHumor presents its take on the song from the cartoon classic, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" with guess …

The Daily Show Has Some 'Facts' About The GOP Candidates That You Should Know

Find out each candidate's Christmas wish.<p>On Tuesday night in Las Vegas, the Republican presidential candidates faced off in another debate.<p>It has been a month since the last debate, so "The Daily Show" provided viewers with some "candidate refreshers" to get re-acquainted with each of the …

The Daily Show

Muslim nations form coalition to fight terror, call Islamic extremism 'disease'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calling Islamic extremism a disease, Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a coalition of 34 largely Muslim nations to fight terrorism.<p>Opinion: Should we call it 'radical Islam'?<p>"This announcement comes from the Islamic world's vigilance in fighting this disease so it can be a …

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In Wake of San Bernardino, Sheriffs Urge Residents to Carry Guns

Several sheriffs are urging Americans to take the fight against terrorism into their own hands in the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.<p>Sheriffs in New York, Florida and Kentucky are joining a growing chorus asking Americans who are licensed to carry guns to do so. Ulster …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Ghostly ships filled with bodies arrive on Japan's shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan's shores.<p>Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found adrift or on the coast, carrying chilling cargo -- the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan's coast guard said.<p>All the bodies were "partially skeletonized" -- …

North Korea

The protester who was beaten at Donald Trump's rally is telling his side of the story

The activist, Mercutio Southall, gave separate interviews to AL.com , CNN , and ThinkProgress about the incident.<p>When Southall arrived at the rally with several other activists, he says, attendees kept a distance of "6 feet space on either side of us."<p>"The message was: This was not our town. This …

Donald Trump

City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

New York City

The Killing of Laquan McDonald

Prosecutors indict a Chicago police officer for first-degree murder and release a “deeply disturbing” video of the shooting.<p><i>Updated at 1:25 a.m on November 25.</i><p>The city of Chicago released the dashcam footage of Laquan McDonald's final moments Tuesday evening, one day earlier than they had …

Famous Harvard professor rips into 'tyrannical' student protesters, saying they want 'superficial diversity'

High-profile incidents of racial discrimination at the University of Missouri have spurred students across the US to protest racism on their own campuses.<p>And while many civil libertarians have lauded the students' actions, Alan Dershowitz, a prominent Harvard Law School professor, has ripped into …

An ISIS defector just revealed how the group could start to fracture

The ISIS defector, who goes by the pseudonym Abu Khaled, spoke with Michael Weiss at length in Istanbul, Turkey, about ISIS and its internal operations.<p>According to Abu Khaled, although ISIS relies upon foreign fighters, its leaders still fear that those militants might not be entirely loyal and …

Middle East

Senate Obstruction of Restrepo Nomination Is Simply Inexcusable

There are some anniversaries you don't want to celebrate, and this month marks one of them. November 12 marked the one-year anniversary of Judge Luis Restrepo's nomination to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania, a nomination that -- one year later -- languishes in the Senate due to …

Boko Haram overtakes ISIS as world's deadliest terror group, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its reign of terror in the Middle East, its claim to have brought down a Russian passenger jet and now, the atrocities in Paris, ISIS has commanded global headlines as the world's most dangerous terror group.<p>But another militant Islamist organization overtook ISIS to become the world's …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

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Dozens of Jews Illegally Enter West Bank Shrine Torched by Palestinians

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military removed dozens of Jewish worshipers Sunday who clashed with Palestinians after illegally entering a biblical shrine in the West Bank that was recently torched by Palestinians.<p>The military said some 30 Jews descended upon the Joseph's Tomb compound in Nablus, a site …

Video Shows Police Officers Forcefully Taking Down Black College Student In D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department later confirmed that Jason Goolsby had committed no crime.<p>A video that went viral on Twitter appears to show Jason Goolsby, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of the District of Columbia, being brutally taken down by police officers Monday night. D.C. …

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YouTube star Freddie Wong: Virtual reality needs to be like Disneyland (Q&A)

Digital filmmaker Freddie Wong would be the first to tell you he doesn't really know the best way to shoot virtual reality.<p>Then again, nobody else does either.<p>Virtual reality, an immersive form of entertainment that uses a high-tech headset to make viewers feel like they're in the middle of the …

Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

General Motors

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Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory

The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND (or Flash) memory used in solid-state drives has yielded an entirely new …