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Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Trump administration sanctions Russian bank, North Koreans for 'illegal financial activity'

The Trump administration on Friday announced new sanctions targeting a Russian bank, two North Korean entities and one North Korean citizen for …

North Korea

Costco is offering a Surface Go bundle that no one else is selling

The recently-announced Surface Go is Microsoft’s biggest attempt yet to use its Surface line to unseat the iPad. The entry-level model comes with 4GB …

Selling

I miss Barack Obama. His Johannesburg speech was a reminder of what the voice of reason sounds like.

'Obama reminded us of Mandela’s stubborn will to keep moving on a course he knew was right.'<p>Until I switched on the car radio on the way to work Wednesday morning, I had almost forgotten what the voice of a statesman sounded like.<p>I had forgotten what the voice of reason sounded like, or the voice …

South Africa

Egyptian mystery sarcophagus opened, revealing grim secrets

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of a very unusual sarcophagus earlier in July, sparking waves of fascination and overblown warnings about ancient curses.<p>The ministry refused to bow to superstition and opened the granite coffin on Thursday, revealing its contents of bones and …

Archaeology

López Obrador, an Atypical Leftist, Wins Mexico Presidency in Landslide

MEXICO CITY — Riding a wave of populist anger fueled by rampant corruption and violence, the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico on Sunday, in a landslide victory that upended the nation’s political establishment and handed him a sweeping mandate to reshape the …

Mexico

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to tyrannical leaders

Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought.<p>In the <i>Republic</i><i>,</i> written in 380 BC, Plato describes such the democratic man—by which he means a …

Political Science

Indiana man missing for decades before being found in Florida, thanks to ancestry website, now owes abandoned family nearly $2 million

In 1993, Richard Hoagland seemed to be living the good life. He had a young wife and two sons, Matthew and Douglas. Business was good enough at his insurance company to pay for a five-bedroom house outside Indianapolis, a speedboat tied up at a nearby lake and a closet stuffed with designer …

There’s nowhere your smartphone can’t see with this awesome wireless camera accessory

If love cool new smartphone accessories, prepare to be wowed. The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a 16-foot borescope that …

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

T-Mobile and Sprint will merge to create a 5G powerhouse

After years of on-again, off-again talks, it's official: T-Mobile and Sprint have announced plans to merge. The all-stock, $26 billion deal values Sprint at $59 billion (the combined company would be worth $146 billion) and will give T-Mobile the reins, with the carrier's John Legere serving as CEO …

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

It’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital.</i><p>I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be …

Cryptocurrency

Marijuana Legalization 2018: A State-by-State Guide to Legal Weed

For Jeff Sessions, few places are safe.<p>Although marijuana remains prohibited by federal law, an increasing number of states have legalized the drug …

She Instagrammed her exotic drug-smuggling vacation. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is going to prison.

A Canadian Instagrammer who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia during an exotic, made-for-social-media ocean voyage has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars.<p>Melina Roberge, 24, entered a guilty plea Wednesday to smuggling 95 kilos (209 pounds) of …

Crime

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it's a first for Silicon Valley

Hewlett-Packard, a computer industry pioneer, is cashing in on the marijuana "green rush."<p>In a first for the fledgling marijuana industry, HP will start providing registers preinstalled with software made for marijuana businesses.<p>The $35 billion enterprise company, which sells and installs complex …

Cannabis

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Mining

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front 'Long War' Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)<p>Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.<p>Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

Dental patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

John McAfee charges $105,000 for cryptocurrency promo tweets

McAfee

Two Coastal Health administrators resign amid probe into disease exposure

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Two administrators at a Galveston County health care center chain resigned on Friday amid an investigation into whether one of …

Testing recommended for Coastal Health & Wellness patients

- The Galveston County Health District is working with the Department of State Health Services to investigate the risk of disease transmission …

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes

The NFL is considering big rule changes for 2018. Here’s what you need to know for the annual meeting

The catch rule isn’t the only change in store for the NFL. Here’s what the owners will vote on, or at least discuss, at their annual meeting.<p>It’s been more than three years since the NFL decided Dez Bryant’s sprawling, fourth-and-2, Cowboys-saving playoff grab was, in fact, an incompletion. It’s …

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Mutations

What an ex-CIA agent says you should never do while traveling

What do you look for in a hotel room — close to the pool? Great view from the window?<p>Well, it turns out the most important thing is that it isn’t on …

Why Russia, Assad, and Iran combined don't stand a chance against just 2,000 US troops in Syria

Since the US-led effort against the Islamic State has reclaimed almost all of the terrorist group's territory in Syria, 2,000 or so US forces remain in control of the country's rich oil fields.<p>And though Russia, Syria's government forces, and Iran's militias all oppose that remaining US presence, …

Middle East

SAS sniper kills Isis chief with ‘one in a million’ shot from nearly a mile away

An SAS sniper killed an Isis fighter with a ‘one in a million’ shot from nearly a mile away.<p>The bullet is said to have taken the terror chief’s face …