Alexander Webb

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Colin Kaepernick has won: he wanted a conversation and Trump started it

The quarterback wanted kneeling in protest for the anthem to start a national talk about race and justice. Thanks to the president’s blast of rage, we have one<p>All Colin Kaepernick ever wanted was for his country to have a conversation about race.<p>This, he warned, would not be easy. Such talks are …

San Francisco 49ers

Artificial intelligence will change our world

Johannesburg - Medicine will look and be practised differently in the future.<p>Already, digital health and, in particular, artificial intelligence are …

Nuclear war isn't North Korea's only threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has launched 22 missiles in 15 tests in 2017.<p>According to US intelligence sources, the most recent test detonated a 140-kiloton nuclear device, which the North Koreans claim was a hydrogen bomb. (That's 10 times as powerful as the atomic bomb the United States dropped on …

American spy chief who knows what happened between Putin and Trump might lose his job

Overshadowed by news of a potential Klan rally in North Carolina and ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon’s ouster, another monumental shift …

From Lamborghini to Ferrari: A Definitive Guide to All of Kylie Jenner's Most Expensive Cars

Only the flashiest and the fanciest for Kylie Jenner! The 19-year-old reality TV star is as well known for her fast-selling lip kits as she is her …

How much it costs to buy a home in the 15 safest cities in America

Niche, a company that researches and collects reviews on cities, recently revealed the safest cities in the country in a 2017 ranking. To compile the list, Niche analyzed public crime data — including larceny, vehicular theft, and homicide rates — from sources like the US Census and the FBI, and …

Housing Market

I spent 12 hours at a hospital in the heart of Brooklyn — and saw what the future of medicine could look like

"This hospital wasn't always like this," says Douglas Jablon, the senior vice president of patient relations at Maimonides Medical Center.<p>Today, when he walks around this Brooklyn hospital, he hears as many as 70 languages. When he arrived 41 years ago, diversity meant having Orthodox Jews and …

Breast Cancer

Gasoline Reaches Its Tipping Point

Electric vehicles aren’t going to destroy the fossil fuel industry any time soon, but they don't need to in order to disrupt it. And that could …

Why do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe go to hospital abroad?

<b>The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common - an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home.</b><p>In terms of time spent abroad getting medical help, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, is the first among equals, but in the past year all …

Africa

Your kitchen sponge could have more bacteria than a toilet seat

Five of the ten most abundant bacteria species are categorized as potential pathogens.<p>They are often damp, continuously introduced to new microbial cells, and are one of the biggest reservoirs of active bacteria in your whole house. And they aren’t even located in your bathroom.<p>We are talking about …

Microbiology

Guam's Homeland Security Department Issues Terrifying Warnings in the Wake of North Korean Nuclear Threat

<i>Screenshot/AirSource Military</i><p>Guam is taking every precaution possible following the news that North Korea plans to attack the island.<p>According to …

Trump's chief of staff John Kelly has read this grim WWI novel after every promotion since age 25

Shortly after he became an officer in the Marines, John Kelly met a captain who told him that he should approach his new position as "a real professional."<p>"A doctor who doesn't read peer articles and stay attuned to the developments in his field is not the kind of doctor you would want to go to, …

Donald Trump

White House Tries To Shut Down Speculation That Mike Pence Is Preparing For 2020 Run

You know, just in case Donald Trump isn't.<p>A spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday downplayed speculation that the veep is preparing for a 2020 presidential campaign in case President Donald Trump doesn’t seek re-election.<p>The speculation began in earnest after The New York Times …

Donald Trump has a sickening fetish for cruelty

Trump is basically a 71-year old kid delightedly melting ants under his magnifying glass.<p>It isn't very often that the public gets to see a man's soul die inside his body. To see his dignity immolated. His manhood ripped from his bones.<p>And to have it captured all in one picture. Oh, the picture.<p>Late …

Donald Trump

How can I stop someone else from using my Gmail account?

Valeria and other readers think people are using their Gmail account without permission. To lock them out, there are several security steps to take<p>I think someone I know has hacked my Gmail account. What should I do? <b>Valeria</b>

Security

Jeff Bezos is, once again, the world's richest person

<i>UPDATE: Oct. 27, 2017, 11:28 a.m. EDT:</i><p>Jeff Bezos is back to being the richest man in the world, after Amazon stock shot higher following a strong …

James McAvoy is 'a weird, feral dude' in 'Atomic Blonde'

The name's McAvoy -- James McAvoy. The actor turns his hand to retro espionage action in new movie "Atomic Blonde", playing the spy who loved Charlize Theron.<p>We caught up with McAvoy to find out what it was like shooting the film's frenetic action and finding out how a real-life injury fed into his …

The Windows Phone failure was easily preventable, but Microsoft’s culture made it unavoidable

• It admits defeat—Microsoft had to “buy” the Nokia licensing deal.<br>• It’s woefully late in the smartphone war—four years after the birth of the iPhone, three years after the first Android phone.<br>• Instead of enticing handset makers to sign a license because mighty Nokia proves the platform’s strength, …

Windows Phone

Charlize Theron pulled off an amazing fight scene in 'Atomic Blonde' the director had wanted to make for years

For over two decades, he and Chad Stahelski have done stunts for the biggest stars on some of the biggest films, through their company 87Eleven. Recently, the two have moved on to directing, and have used their stuntman talents to create impressive action movies.<p>The two codirected the cult hit …

Atomic Blonde

US general warns of out-of-control killer robots

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for "keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don't know how to control."<p>Selva was responding to a question from Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, …

Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria

Ankara has long been angered by the alliance between Washington and Kurdish factions. But a new report exposing secret American bases is a dangerous …

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow

President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials.<p>The program was a central plank of a policy begun by the Obama administration in 2013 to put …

Middle East

How To Steal A Phone Number (And Everything Linked To It)

Someone impersonating you to an AT&T or Verizon employee isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. Meet Signaling System 7, a hacker’s best friend.<p>Last spring, Dena Haritos Tsamitis left a work meeting to discover she was unable to get a signal on her cellphone. Even after rebooting the device, …

US to create independent military cyber command

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and …

National Security

The U.S. is Ready to ‘Fight Tonight’ but South Koreans Reject War as the Solution to North Korean Threats

Endless tension and the threat of conflict may make politicians sound tough and boost defense stocks, but many in South Korea are deeply tired of all …

What's All The BUZZ In The HIVE About?

You're probably wondering what all the BUZZ in the Hive has been about, betwixt London, the US and Canada, right? I'm so glad you asked! My little …

Marines Share Photo of Nude Unconscious Woman in New Revenge Porn Leak

The revenge-porn epidemic in the U.S. armed forces hasn’t stopped despite a few prosecutions. It’s gotten worse, with new victims and more explicit …

South Africa Needs a New Direction

The International Monetary Fund just pointed out that “South Africa’s vulnerabilities have become more pronounced.” That’s one way of putting it. A potentially prosperous and dynamic economy is on the fast track to ruin. Altering its course will take real political reform.<p>Unemployment has risen …

South Africa