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Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and …

Immigration

The next major innovation in batteries might be here

Lithium-ion batteries were first introduced to the public in a Sony camcorder in 1991. Then they revolutionized our lives. The versatile batteries now power everything from tiny medical implants and smartphones to forklifts and expensive electric cars. And yet, lithium-ion technology still isn’t …

Clean Energy

Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.<p>Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old …

Pesticides

Remains of Tuskegee Airman Found in Austria

There were 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action during World War II. Now, there are 26. On Friday, the Defense Department confirmed that it …

Military

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Stunning Countries Are the World's Least Visited

If you are literally sick and tired of seeing billions of tourists on vacation, have no fear, because the United Nations World Tourism Organisation …

European Travel

This Is The Ancient Rock Fortress Of Sigiriya, The Eighth Ancient Wonder Of The World

<b>At an altitude of 200 meters, on the top of a massive column of rock lie the magnificent ancient ruins of a temple reaching for the stars.</b><p>Located in …

Archaeology

Southern California home sales crash, a warning sign to the nation

Southern California home sales hit the brakes in June, falling to the lowest reading for the month in four years. Sales of both new and existing …

Southern California

How the Republican Party Became The Party of Racism

Here’s a joke: <i>What’s the difference between a Klan rally and a Republican Convention?</i><p>Answer: <i>The dress code.</i><p>Here’s another one: How white is the …

Civil Rights

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

Anthropology

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Organic Mega Flow Battery: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy

Harvard recently developed a new type of flow battery that could revolutionize mass electrical storage, rendering renewable energy resources as the …

Renewable Energy

Every Netflix secret category for porn, revealed

If you want to find porn on Netflix, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Here are our guides to the sexiest movies and TV series on Netflix. …

Critically-Acclaimed

Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds

Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine over standard, proven cancer treatments are more likely to die, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Complementary medicine did no apparent harm if people used it alongside conventional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the researchers found. But when …

Cancer

Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health. Here's What You Can Do to Escape

Reach out.<p>Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can lead to depression and …

Mental Health

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

iOS 11 tip: How to fix broken Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity

Are you having difficulties with wireless connectivity on your iPhone or iPad? Are you having problems connecting to Wi-Fi, cellular, or Bluetooth …

Tech Trends

Yotam Ottolenghi’s hummus recipes

Hummus gets its name from the Arabic word for “chickpea”, and traditionally it contains just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; olive oil is used only to finish it off on the plate. Other versions, based mainly on olive oil and containing anything from beetroot to avocado, I’ve always …

Recipes

This Map Shows Where Your House Was on Pangea

The view might have been a little bit different<p>Earth has changed a lot over millions of years, but real estate is forever. That's the idea behind software engineer Ian Webster's tool which allows users to find where their home address would have been on the ancient mega-continent Pangea.<p>The tool …

Plate Tectonics

15 Unmissable Places to Visit in Peru

Say the word “Peru” and an image of the elaborate stone complex of Machu Picchu, South America’s most famous Inca ruins, springs to mind. But beyond …

35 Ways to Use Avocados—Besides on Toast

Avocados are not only super trendy, but they're major players when it comes to providing healthy, good-for-you fats and prebiotic goodness. But don't …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

Lyme disease was once unheard of in western Pennsylvania, where Barbara Thorne, now an entomologist at the University of Maryland, spent time as a kid.<p>Thorne knew that if black-legged ticks are infected with bacteria called <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i>, they can transmit Lyme to people and, that if …

Disease

This Scientist Says He's Invented a Water Bottle That Fully Decomposes in Just 3 Weeks

It's made out of secret materials.<p>A British scientist claims to have invented a plastic-free, single-use water bottle that can decompose within three …

Stable and scalable photo-electrode “strongest candidate yet” for renewable hydrogen generation

Using the power of the sun to split water and produce hydrogen fuel is one of the most promising clean energy technologies being pursued. One of the …

The 10 most liveable cities in the world

Are you contemplating a move?<p><b>Vienna has been named the world's most liveable city for the ninth year in a row.</b><p>In Mercer's 20th annual Quality of Living survey, the Austrian capital dominated, followed by Zurich, Auckland and Munich in joint third place, and Vancouver in fifth. The survey evaluates …

Has Germany hit the jackpot of recycling? The jury's still out

Bottle and can return scheme, which UK hopes to emulate, is not a pure win for environment<p>At a drinks retailer on the outskirts of Hamburg, a father holds up his three-year-old son to help him push an empty plastic water bottle into a hole on a large grey machine.<p>With a whirring sound, the …

Recycling

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy