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Video of officers shooting man pinned down sparks outrage

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second video showing the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store, was posted online Wednesday as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and local officials asked residents …

Law Enforcement

Israel’s desert city of Beersheba is turning into a cybertech oasis

Dennis Mitzner Contributor<p>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent<br>• Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty<p>Israel’s first prime …

Cyber-attacks

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Diabetes

World Water Day 2016: Before and after images of Earth's disappearing lakes and seas

World Water Day 2016 will be marked on 22 March. The UN designated day, first marked in 1992 at United Nations Conference on Environment and …

We Asked an Expert if Memes Could Determine the Outcome of the Presidential Election

In 2014, Indiana University received funding to start the Truthy Project, which is dedicated to studying the spread of data and why things like memes go viral. We called the professor in charge of it to discuss dank memes and their effect on the...<p>At one point during the early stages of the …

Social Media

Despite delegate deficits, Sanders and Kasich to stay in the presidential race

Sen. Bernie Sanders argued Sunday that it would make "common sense" for Democratic superdelegates to back him if he was the overwhelming favorite among voters in their states.<p>The vast majority of superdelegates, consisting of elected officials and party leaders who can vote any way they choose at …

Government

The Psychological Trick That Could Help You Reach Your Goals

Everyone from elite athletes to top business executives knows it's important to have goals. After all, goals are what turn dreams into actionable, achievable steps.<p>Whether you set out to lose weight, renovate your house, or complete a triathlon, defining a goal can boost your motivation, at least …

Goal Setting

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

The system is just this rigged: Dark money, Citizens United and the secret story of how big money stole our democracy

Congressmen beg for bucks. Super PACs run the show. Dark money flows into state legislatures. This is why we’re mad<p><b>D.C.’s Sweatshops</b><p>Not too far from the Capitol Hill townhouses are the call centers that both Democrats and Republicans use to dial for dollars. Endlessly.<p>This is how Senator Dick …

Conscience

Photographer Spends Hours in Open Waters to Capture Exquisite Moments of Glass-Like Waves

Wearing only a bathing suit and a pair of fins, Tahiti-based photographer Ben Thouard encapsulates the beauty and power of the ocean’s waves. Gorgeous images of crystal-clear waters and picturesque sunsets are the result of him spending countless hours navigating the waters with his camera. “The …

The 20 photographs of the week

Unrest in Brazil, daily life in Cuba, whales, pelicans and moths – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Whales

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Tips for Improving Your Sleep Quality for Ultimate Next-Day Energy

My Sleep Routine: Tips For Improving Your Sleep Quality For Next-Day Energy was originally posted on CapitolStartup.com<p>Even though the post covering my morning routine of meditation, water and fasted workouts was written almost two years ago, it still remains one of my most post popular posts. And …

Tour de France

We’re talking about inequality all wrong

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.Despite appearances to the contrary, this year’s presidential follies have managed to feature at least a few …

Income Inequality

Lufthansa jumbo reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

The passenger jet was close to landing when a drone flew 200ft overhead, fuelling concerns about the safety of the craft<p>The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet has reported that a drone aircraft nearly collided with his airliner on its landing approach to Los Angeles, according to the Federal …

Aviation

Amazingly preserved 12,400 year old remains of a puppy found in Siberia

The remains have been described by experts 'preserved from nose to tail, including the hair.'<p>The remains of a 12,400 year old puppy have been found in permafrost in Siberia.<p>This has given scientists and important and fascinating opportunity to examine a well-preserved Pleistocene canid for the …

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>The entrance to the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural …

Anthropology

“The Islamic State would not be with us today if the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq”: Islam, religion, and the interview Donald Trump and Ted Cruz must read now

Simple-minded analysis of religion, history and our challenge in the Middle East leads to the wrong policy choices<p>At approximately 9:40 p.m., on Nov. 13, 2015, three heavily armed gunmen stormed into the Bataclan theater in Paris and began killing people at random. According to some of the …

Political Science

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

Résumés

Kerry: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that ISIS has been committing genocide against religious minorities in the Middle East — just the second time the executive branch has used the term in relation to an ongoing conflict.<p>The formal designation comes days after the House passed a nonbinding …

Middle East

Brazilian Legislators Start Impeachment Process For President Dilma Rousseff

With a corruption and money-laundering scandal rocking Brazil, lawmakers in that nation's lower house of congress have started the formal impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, forming a committee to look at potential charges.<p>But the most dramatic moments Thursday center on the …

Brazil

House hearing on Flint erupts into partisan blowup

A House hearing on the Flint water crisis erupted into a bitter partisan clash Thursday over who was to blame for lead contamination in the Michigan city, with Republicans chastising the EPA chief and Democrats unloading on Michigan's governor.<p>House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz …

Flint

This award-winning underwater photographer makes stunning images on a point-and-shoot camera

Anuar Patjane Floriuk won a prestigious World Press Photo award for the stunning image above, and he made it on a point-and-shoot camera.<p>The annual World Press Photo awards honor the most amazing photojournalists, sports photographers, and nature photographers working anywhere on the globe. Tech …

Photography

Anyone Can Be A Good Runner

As global warming blesses much of the country with a premature spring, there is no better time to finally achieve your dream of becoming a runner. …

Weight Loss

MIT’s New Battery Runs On Sugar

The device can power an LED light.<p>If you take a carbon nanotube and set fire to one end, that tube will generate electricity. And if you’re an MIT genius, you can heat those tubes with regular old table sugar, pack them together, and have a battery that produces almost the same output as the one in …

All-woman crew lands plane in country where they can't drive a car

An all-woman crew landed a Royal Brunei flight in Saudi Arabia in February.<p>The flight, which coincided with Brunei's National Day on Feb. 23, gained …

This Is The World's Happiest Country

Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world’s happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle …

Costa Rica

The Major Problem With "Make America Great Again"

For many, many Americans, this country has never been better than it is today.<p>Donald Trump vows to "Make America Great Again," and on Tuesday, a good chunk of the Republican electorate implored him to do just that by handing him victories in Illinois, Florida, and North Carolina. If elected, Trump …

​Companies Want to Replicate Your Dead Loved Ones With Robot Clones

Complete with a digital copy of the person's brain.<p>In 2003, the wife of a 55-year-old Vietnamese carpenter named Le Van died. Heartbroken, he dug up her grave, cast her body in clay and slept next to "her" for five years.<p>The story is unsettling, but there's also something universal about his …

Singularity