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The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

Finland Will End Its Experiment With Universal Basic Income After a Two-Year Trial

Finland has decided not to extend its trial in universal basic income, the first welfare experiment of its kind by a European government that gave …

Universal Basic Income

Christina Aguilera Said She and Britney Spears Were Once Caught in a Love Triangle

Before Christina Aguilera was the iconic singer she is today, she was a cast member on <i>The Mickey Mouse Club</i> in the 1990s with later-famous co-stars …

James Corden

San Francisco Is Fighting the Scooter Trend With Poop and Vandalism

After years of being a testbed for startups, San Francisco is fighting back by literally smearing shit on scooters.<p>The tech industry’s latest misdeed has cities squabbling over what to do with adults on electric scooters.<p>A trio of transportation startups—Bird, Spin, and LimeBike—recently deployed …

San Francisco

Saudi Arabia threatens 'fall' of Qatar government, unless it pays for US troops in Syria

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Qatar should foot the bill for US presence in Syria.<p>Tags:<p>Trump, Jubeir, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, …

James Cameron on How the 'Terminator' Reboot Will Be Different From the Original

Acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron says the planned Terminator reboot will take a more "nuanced" approach than his 1984 original."We're developing a …

Movies

Tesla receives a failing grade from Better Business Bureau

The BBB claims the company doesn't respond satisfactorily to customer complaints.<p>Tesla just got a failing grade, and not from the many folks waiting for their Model 3 to come online. No, the Better Business Bureau gave the company an "F" for not resolving customer complaints, sometimes not even …

Tesla

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ES News Email<p>A Brit accused of being one of the brutal "Beatles" quartet of Islamic State executioners is suspected of plotting to kill police and …

Terrorism

Osama Bin Laden's 'dangerous' bodyguard living free on £1,000-a-month welfare

A former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden is being supported to live free in Germany at a cost to taxpayers of more than £1,000 a month.Although …

Osama Bin Laden

Donald Trump makes 15 false claims standing right beside Japan’s prime minister | The Star

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to have a grand old time with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week during their two days at his …

Donald Trump

Trump said this tax break was for small businesses. It’s giving $17 billion to millionaires this year.

Those making $1 million or more will save $17 billion on the “pass-through” tax deduction this year. By 2024, they’ll save more than $30 billion.<p>If many average Americans aren’t noticing or loving the tax cut bill yet, it might be understandable — it benefits the wealthy by design. And a …

Income Inequality

'American Idol' Judges Overrule Viewers To Send Drag Queen Ada Vox To Top 10

“American Idol” viewers had already spoken on the fate of drag queen Ada Vox, failing to vote the performer into the next round.<p>But thankfully, the viewers aren’t judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. The three made an “executive decision” Monday to advance Vox into the Top 10.<p>The singer …

Top 10

Man Suspect Kills Biological Daughter in Murder-Suicide

Authorities say Steven Pladl, a 45-year-old accused of having a child with his 20-year-old daughter, killed their infant son and then her and her …

Crime

W.Va. Mom Who Claimed Human Traffickers Kidnapped Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Is Convicted of Murdering Her

A West Virginia woman who claimed her 3-year-old daughter was kidnapped by human traffickers in 2011 has been found guilty of murdering the child, …

Crime

Nigeria church attack leaves 19 dead, including two priests

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> At least 19 people were killed Tuesday after gunmen opened fire at a church in Nigeria's Middle Belt, police said.<p>Two priests and 17 worshippers were killed when armed men, believed to be cattle herders, stormed a Catholic church during early morning Mass on Tuesday in a …

Africa

A man tried to jump off a Detroit overpass. Then 13 truckers saved him.

DETROIT -- While you were sleeping, a unique act of heroism took place overnight along I-696 in metro Detroit.<p>A line of 13 trucks with assistance from Michigan State Police, created a wall on the I-696 freeway near the Coolidge exit to prevent a man from jumping off the overpass.<p>Chris Harrison, who …

Heroism

Growing up in the Wild Wild Country cult: ‘You heard people having sex all the time, like baboons’

In 1976, Noa Maxwell’s family joined Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s ‘free love’ commune, now the subject of a Netflix series. He talks about his ‘weirdo’ childhood, and his struggle to adjust to life outside<p>When Noa Maxwell was four, his bohemian upper-middle-class parents, disillusioned with London, …

Blond Hair

Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer

Shell company tied to the Fox News host bought homes through Jeff Brock, who was charged in 2016 with fraud and conspiracy for his role in a scheme to rig auctions on foreclosed properties<p>Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity’s property empire Will Sean Hannity’s ties to Michael Cohen be …

Real Estate

Here’s yet another good reason to never use Internet Explorer

If you or any of your loved ones are still using Internet Explorer — and yes, I do mean true IE, not Microsoft Edge — then you probably already …

Internet Explorer

What's the Biggest Social Security Benefit I Can Get (and How Do I Get It)?

Find out what you need to know to get the most from the retirement program.<p>If you want to be financially secure in retirement, then making the most …

Retirement

Coalition of Military Help for Philippines Will Put China on Higher Alert

Participation this year by Australia and Japan in annual U.S.-Philippine military exercises will raise pressure on China and could spark an …

China

State Dept. orders relatives of U.S. employees to leave Nicaragua

The State Department ordered U.S. government employees' relatives to leave Nicaragua Monday after days of deadly protests over proposed social …

Social Security

Saudi king slams Trump for transferring US embassy to Jerusalem

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday opened an Arab League summit by criticizing US President Donald Trump’s decision to …

House of Saud

Canadian man dragged by the neck and lynched by Peruvian mob after being accused of shaman's death

A Canadian man who went to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was lynched by a murderous mob last week after locals blamed the 41-year-old for the shooting death of a village shaman, authorities said.<p>Sebastian Woodroffe’s body was dug up from an unmarked grave on Saturday in the Ucayali region …

South America

Verne Troyer Death Suicidal with 3 Times Legal Limit of Alcohol

<b>Verne Troyer</b> had 3 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was rushed to the hospital and sources tell us he never recovered from …

Verne Troyer

8 signs you're not drinking enough water — even if you think you are

1/<p>Your skin is dry.<p>One way to tell if you are not drinking enough water is to take a look at your skin, according to Dr. Sean McCaffrey, D.C., …

Wellness

MIT student wows ’60 Minutes’ by surfing the internet and ordering pizza — with his mind

If getting away from your laptop or smartphone any other internet-connected device is your last hope for getting lost in the quiet of your own …

MIT

‘The Bleeding Edge’ Review: Netflix Documentary Proves That the Medical Device Industry is Destroying Lives — Tribeca

Kirby Dick's documentary is a shocking look at the damage caused by devices sold to millions of people.<p>Activism can take many forms — on one extreme, …

FDA

There are signs Trump's trade friction is killing jobs in big manufacturing states

It's still early days, but there are some signs that the Trump administration's approach to trade is hurting jobs in the most affected states.<p>Since announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum in March, the US has rolled out import taxes on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, and threatened an …

Economy

Planned Parenthood sues Indiana over new abortion rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state "imposes unique and burdensome obligations" that are unconstitutional, Planned Parenthood said in lawsuit filed Monday …

Data Protection