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Fox News shelved story on Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels before election

Fox News had a story at the height of the presidential election that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stephanie Clifford -- whose stage name is "Stormy Daniels" -- and Donald Trump, but opted not to publish it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN.<p>The Wall …

Donald Trump

New metallic glass material created by starving it of nuclei

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers …

Chemistry

Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton urge people to back off Malia Obama

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton both told people to back off Malia Obama after a video featuring the former first daughter caused a stir on social …

Ivanka Trump

Trump calls on NFL to suspend Raiders' Marshawn Lynch

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch early Monday morning.<p>After photographs surfaced showing Lynch standing during the Mexican National Anthem and sitting during the US National Anthem at a game against the New England …

Donald Trump

SEC is hiring more cybersecurity help after breach that may have let hackers profit from stock trades

Jay Clayton, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, told a Senate panel Tuesday that he found out about a serious security breach at the agency belatedly and that determining the extent of the intrusion could take a significant amount of time.<p>Clayton said he didn’t become aware of a …

Imax brings virtual reality to movie theaters

I flew over the Eiffel tower, fought off swarms of attacking mummies and made an entire room my canvas, all in the same day. Sounds impossible? Not with the new Imax Virtual Reality arcade that offers an immersive, lifelike experience, and it's coming soon to a movie theater near you (if you're in …

Virtual Reality

Massive asteroids in popular meteor shower pose major threat

Every few years, the Taurid meteor shower puts on a particularly good show. New research shows there could be a reason for that, and it's not good news for humans.<p>A team of Czech astronomers analyzed 144 fireballs seen during the last hyperactive Taurid shower in 2015 and concluded a "new branch" …

Meteor Showers

The Physics Behind “Interstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, It Led To A Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that would be central to the …

General Relativity in a Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity is possibly one of the most talked about subjects of physics there is. The majority of society seem to have …

Scientists Assert That Earth May Exist in a Massive Cosmic Void

Riddled With Holes<p>If you picture what the universe looks like, you can imagine it as Swiss cheese. The sizes of holes, or voids, in the matter of the …

Husband fights off shark attacking wife with a sucker punch

A man says his quick thinking may have helped save his wife's life after a deadly shark attacked the couple in the South Atlantic Ocean.<p>The pair had been snorkeling in the English bay off Vancouver in the southern mainlands of Canada when the large fish charged towards them Friday.<p>The female …

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifies understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia …

This Artificial Womb Could Revolutionize the Way We Treat Premature Babies

Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they’re a far cry from the cozy confines of a mother’s womb. …

Caterpillars that eat plastic bags discovered, could lead to pollution solution

<b>The greater wax moth caterpillar can biodegrade polyethylene, one of the most widely used and indestructible plastics vexing the planet.</b><p>Caterpillars. …

The Most Valuable Alzheimer's Test Created So Far

The results of a study of genetic markers from 70,000 subjects gives us much of the information we need to understand if a person will develop …

Diamonds Are a Sperm's Best Friend, Say Scientists

Babies get made when sperm shoots through the vagina, cervix, and uterus like a guided missile, penetrating the cell membrane of an egg. If a couple …

Biology

Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter

Quantum liquid crystals exist.<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid …

Upcoming solar flares could wreak havoc on Earth

A giant fissure has opened across the sun and is spewing rapid solar winds toward our planet.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory got wind of the …

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

What Would Happen in the Hours and Minutes After a US-China War Started?

No one in their right mind wants the US and China to go to war, but let's face it: They could. Here's what the first day would look like.<p>The US and China aren't allies, but they aren't adversaries either. Relations between the two countries are an uneasy stew of tension and cooperation. Even though …

Pope Francis: married men could be ordained to ease priest shortages

Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests.<p>“We must think about whether <i>viri probati</i> are a possibility,” Francis said, referring to older married men who are already involved in church …

Christianity

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking

Apple orders another 60 million OLED panels from Samsung

Despite being rivals, Samsung and Apple do <i>a lot</i> of business together. Last year, Apple placed an order with Samsung for 100 million OLED panels for its upcoming iPhone 8. But it appears that wasn’t enough. Apple sells a lot of smartphones per year and has, therefore, decided to place another huge …

OLEDs

'Lost continent' found under Mauritius | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Found -- one lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination.<p>It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent.<p>The lava-covered piece of …

The surprising link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

With environmental regulations expected to come under heavy fire from the Trump administration, new research offers powerful evidence of a link between air pollution and<p>dementiarisk.<p>For older women, breathing air that is heavily polluted by vehicle exhaust and other sources of fine particulates …

Vertu made another phone for the rich and tasteless

Vertu has been hand crafting bad, high-priced, "luxury" phones since before the smartphone, and somehow has yet to be stopped. The company was started by Nokia back in 1998, and almost two decades later it won't quit making ugly devices of questionable worth and selling them for thousands of …

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have infinity display and iris scanner, insiders say

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, have an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge “infinity” display and an iris scanner, the Guardian has learned.<p>The Galaxy S8 will be announced in late March and go on sale on or around 21 April, later than the originally planned launch at Mobile World Congress …

Mobile