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Caitlyn Jenner to appear in new season of 'Transparent'

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is joining the cast of the acclaimed Amazon streaming series "Transparent."<p>The show's creator and executive producer Jill Soloway called the news "a dream come true" in an interview Saturday at the GLAAD Media Awards.<p>Soloway would not reveal any …

LGBTQI

11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Government

Animal pictures of the week: 16 October 2015 - Telegraph

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Space Plane NASA Wanted to Use to Build Solar Power Plants in Orbit

1970s space dreaming at its finest: The massive Star-Raker space plane would take carry solar power satellites into orbit.<p>At the height of the oil crisis in the 1970s, the US government considered building a network of 60 orbiting solar power stations that would beam energy down to Earth. Each …

Space Exploration
Government

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

James Webb Space Telescope

Congress's Cold Shoulder to the Arctic

The U.S. is behind Russia and several other nations in mobilizing for the impact of the Arctic's melting, the New York Times reported this weekend. …

Republicans

Required gun insurance would put two powerful lobbies at odds. We'd benefit

If you alone are not strong enough to vanquish your opponent, you must find someone who is – and then find a way to set them against each other<p>Most of the time, if you act fearless enough and choose your battles wisely, the majority of schoolyard bullies can be faced down. But I learned as an …

Guns

Dynamic Rainbow Installation Is Carefully Crafted from Hidden Shapes Addressing Gun Violence

Paper sculptor Li Hongbo is using his most recent colorful installation to make an important statement. <i>Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day</i> is a rainbow of paper art that examines the conflict surrounding war and weapons. Each aspect of the sculpture is made from gun-shaped packs of paper that …

Art

Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Lets iOS And Android Owners Download Titles For Offline Viewing

Amazon took a big step today to differentiate its Prime Instant Video service from rival Netflix: it’s becoming the first subscription-based video streaming service to make its content available for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices. Previously, the company allowed Amazon Fire tablet …

TV

Mt. McKinley to Denali: How A Mountain's Renaming Got Tied Up in Politics

If a president is going to risk angering Ohio, it probably makes sense to hold off until after Election Day.<p>That may be one reason President Obama waited until now to rename America's tallest mountain. Mount McKinley — the name given a century ago in honor of Republican President William McKinley, …

Forests

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

IFA 2015 preview: Android Wear takes over Berlin

Herzlich Willkommen in Berlin! The first week of September marks a revival in activity among electronics manufacturers, as they vie to position their new products for the back-to-school shopping season and the winter holidays beyond it. And the place where that annual contest begins is the IFA …

Mobile Technology

Obama will rename the highest U.S. peak, dropping McKinley for Denali

America’s highest mountain, a household name and the answer to countless geography quiz questions, is about to get a new name.<p>President Obama in Anchorage on Monday will announce the renaming of Mount McKinley, honoring the 25th president, to Mount Denali, an Athabascan name used by generations of …

Forests
Archaeology

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Nasa releases new photographs from Pluto fly-by – in pictures

Nasa’s New Horizons team on Friday revealed new images and discussed the latest results from the spacecraft’s historic flight through the Pluto system. Earlier in the day they released a new image of the dwarf planet in full ‘false’ color

Solar System

Face the facts people, there is no life on Mars

The Universe is big. Huge. But we're so alone. Get used to it<p>Suddenly, space is getting interesting again. After decades of going boldly nowhere in low Earth orbit, Man, or rather his robotic emissaries, have made some startling discoveries in our Solar System.<p>Cold, distant Pluto is – who would …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

10 Functional Foods Which Destroy Cancer Cells

Many specific proteins, enzymes and coding within our immune system may be activated to kill cancer cells.<p>There is no such thing as a cancer cell …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

A Cosmic Quest for Dark Matter

Scientists are hunting one of the biggest prizes in physics: tiny particles called wimps that could unlock some of the universe’s oldest secrets<p>By<p>Gautam Naik<p>Gautam Naik<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Gautam.Naik@wsj.com<p>A mile under Italy’s Gran Sasso mountain, scientists are seeking one of the …

Dark Matter

Zero Waste in Punta Cana

Garbage and Tourism in the Dominican Republic<p><b>By Jake Kheel</b><p>Tourism makes garbage. Photo by Jake Kheel.<p>View the photo gallery.<p>I never imagined that my …

Sustainability

France demands that its future leaders must speak English

The ENA - National School of Administration - which counts Francois Hollane and Jacques Chirac among its alumni, has decided that from now on all its students must speak English<p><b>France</b>'s elite finishing school for future leaders is to make fluency in English an essential entry requirement for the …

New particle in physics may be found this year

The Large Hadron Collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), has undergone major upgrades this year will begin its second, three-year run.<p>CERN says that after a two-year break for upgrades, the LHC will be twice as powerful this time.<p>The collider is already credited …

Physics

Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

Imaging