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North Korea accuses CIA of biochemical plot to kill Kim Jong-un

Pyongyang claims US bribed North Korean citizen who had contacts with South Korean intelligence to kill its leader<p>North Korea has accused the CIA of attempting to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-un, using unspecified biochemical substances during a public ceremonial event in the capital, Pyongyang.<p>…

New Data Shows Medical Marijuana Consumers Far Outspend Recreational Users

Patients using marijuana as medicine purchase more cannabis more often than recreational users.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a data-driven business environment, everyone is waiting on the latest statistical reports to show what directions consumer spending -- …

Cannabis

Facebook shutters Oculus Story Studio original VR content division

Virtual reality may be in desperate need of some content, but Facebook’s Oculus will now be focusing its efforts on investing in rather than creating virtual reality.<p>Oculus VP of Content Jason Rubin announced today that the company will shut down its award-winning cinematic VR division, Oculus …

Virtual Reality

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the U.S. at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from …

Selling

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Trump, Meeting With Netanyahu, Backs Away From Palestinian State

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that the United States would no longer insist on a Palestinian state as part of a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians, backing away from a policy that has underpinned America’s role in Middle East peacemaking since the Clinton …

Man who spent $96k in stolen veterans funds on online porn gets prison

Prosecutors said he “got ‘sucked in’ and continued to do it because it was fun.”<p>A Connecticut veteran who was treasurer at both an American Legion …

Apple's Night Shift Is Finally Coming to macOS

Staring at your computer screen in the dead of night can be bad for you, if only because it can also keep you up later than expected. Now, Apple is …

You Can Now Log in to Facebook With a Physical Key

Plug in and tap a USB dongle to log in without requesting a code via text message or email.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Lifting the lid on Japan’s underground Chicano culture

Japan has always been famous for its fashion subcultures. Walk about Tokyo on the weekend and you'll see the usual mash-up of lolita, rockabilly and cosplay enthusiasts. But look that little bit harder and you'll also see the chino slacks, white vests and tattoos belonging to Japanese 'Cholos' – …

German parliament legalizes cannabis for medical consumption

The German parliament has voted to allow consumption of the drug for medical purposes. The issue had been a point of heated discussion in the country …

The Conversation Placebo

In my daily work as a primary care internist, I see no letup from pain. Every single patient, it seems, has an aching shoulder or a bum knee or a painful back. “Our bodies evolved to live about 40 years,” I always explain, “and then be finished off by a mammoth or a microbe.” Thanks to a century of …

Health Care

Man Ray’s New Photo Art Book Is a Surrealist’s Delight

A comprehensive retrospective of the iconic Surrealist documents an artistic career, all in monochrome.<p>The Dada-ist and Surrealist, Man Ray initially harnessed photography to make copies of his art. Born Emmanuel Radnitsky, the artist became a major leader of the America born-and-bred art era.In …

Art

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Ex-Navy Pilot Treads Water for 20 Hours Off Florida Coast Before Rescue

A former Navy pilot who fell from his fishing boat spent 20 hours treading water off the coast of Florida before the Coast Guard rescued him Thursday.<p>William Durden, 64, was spotted Thursday morning by a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew about 18 miles off the coast of Aripeka, according to the Coast …

Prince Died of Accidental Overdose of Painkiller Fentanyl

Music legend Prince was killed by an overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, Minnesota health officials said Thursday.<p>Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine that is used for severe pain such as advanced cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. …

Medicine

Two Dead, Six Injured in 'Random' Houston Shooting

Two people were killed, six others were were injured and a helicopter was struck after at least one gunman armed with a high-powered rifle began "shooting randomly" in Houston on Sunday, police said.<p>One suspect and one bystander were among the dead.<p>Four people and two constables were also injured, …

In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.<p>The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help save the lives of people with a wide range of diseases.<p>One way …

Genetics

U.S. Extends Overtime Pay to 4.2 Million Salaried Workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a long-awaited and controversial rule to extend overtime pay to 4.2 million U.S. workers, which marks one of the administration's most significant moves to address stagnant wages.<p>The rule, which has drawn intense criticism from …

Auschwitz mug reveals secret possessions hidden for 70 years

Auschwitz museum staff have uncovered jewellery hidden for 70 years inside a mug with a double bottom.<p>The “very well hidden” possessions, a gold ring and a necklace, were found by curators carrying out maintenance work on items in the museum.<p>It was found in one of thousands of enamelled kitchenware …

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain

Black Americans are prescribed addictive painkillers less often than white Americans are, partly because of racist beliefs dating back to the slavery era.<p>A new survey of medical students at the University of Virginia found that about half held “false and even fantastical” beliefs that black people …

Macro masterpieces: Artist David Gilliver creates a miniature world out of tiny figures

Miniature

Getty Images blames Google for ‘promoting piracy’ with image search

Google seems to be under fire lately. Less than a week from the European Union’s charges against the Mountain View company regarding supposedly unfair practices towards its hardware partners, TIME is reporting that the famous stock photo agency Getty Images is now accusing the technology giant of …

Six-Year-Old Hawkeye Huey Publishes His First Photo Book

Seattle-based photographer Hawkeye Huey, age six, has camped in the desert, climbed mountains, encountered the free spirits of Slab City, and …

The Avengers

Spectacular bridge designs from around the world - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it's easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple.<p>But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city …

Bridges