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This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.<p><b>Anna was sitting</b> in the parked car with two friends when a charcoal gray van pulled up and flashlight beams …

Crime

Dog Found Chained to Tree Had Serious Trust Issues in the Shelter, So Kind People Did This... - One Green Planet

Imagine spending all of your time outside tied up to a tree. The heavy chain around your neck constantly weighs you down and you have barely any …

Green Living

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

Puerto Rico’s blackout, the largest in American history, explained

More than a million Americans are still without power in part because of the botched hurricane recovery.<p>More than 500,000 Americans are without power right now, and it may not come back any time soon. This is a national embarrassment.<p>We’re talking about Puerto Rico, in the throes of the longest and …

Caribbean

FEMA Gave An Entrepreneur With No Experience $156 Million To Deliver Meals In Puerto Rico but That's Not the Worst Part

Hurricane relief efforts by the U.S. government have been troubling, to say the least. In October it was found that a $300 million contract to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical infrastructure was tasked to a small, two-year-old Montana company that had only two employees. Recently, FEMA …

Caribbean

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Employment

5 classic traps from car dealers to avoid

With one foot on the bumper of a broken-down used car, the salesman asks, “If I give you a sweet deal, will you buy this baby today?”<p>While the car-buying experience is now more transparent — shoppers can find some pricing details online — there’s still some truth in this image of a fast-talking …

Boffins craft perfect 'head generator' to beat facial recognition

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have defeated facial recognition on big social media platforms – by removing faces from …

Machine Learning

The Non-Skier's Guide To Winter In Canada

Ask any Canadian what the best thing about a northern winter is, and they’ll likely reply, skiing, snowboarding, or both. But what are the options …

Morocco Travel Guide Resources & Trip Planning Info by Rick Steves

A young country with an old history, Morocco is a photographer's delight and a budget traveler's dream. It's cheap, exotic, and easier and more …

From photo manipulation to beer recipes, AI is finding its way into everything

I think it’s safe to say that 2017 has been the year of artificial intelligence. It seems every day a new startup was entering the field to offer a new twist on marketing, photo manipulation, or voice assistants that utilized artificial intelligence technology. Add to that the fact that more and …

Elon Musk isn’t worried about killer robots, he’s worried about the development of unregulated, self-learning Super AI

Naysayers and doomsday heralds aren’t in short supply in this world and are largely ignored by the “saner” populace. Unfortunately, when one of the …

Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots

Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the …

Robotics

21 Strange Jobs Humans Will Probably Have in the Future

Automation is creating a whole new set of jobs.<p>Robots are coming for our jobs. We've heard it before, and to a varying degree, it's true. Business consultant group Cognizant predicts in its book "What to do when machines do everything" that over the next 10 to 15 years, 12% of jobs in the U.S. will …

Ethics

The Best Hacks For Finding A Cheap Flight

The airline industry desperately wants to squeeze as many Benjamins out of us flyers as they can, but you don’t have to fall prey to their price …

High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again

“When I went to grab something, I could feel myself grabbing it. When I thought about moving this or that finger, it would move almost right away,” …

Suspended – Medium

How to Grow Potatoes in Your Own Backyard

In the world of gardening, potatoes are an enigma to many, even those who consider themselves to have a green thumb. While potatoes may not be as …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

Smart TV

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Autonomous Vehicle

The future is here: six of today's most advanced, real-life cyborgs

Today, people’s bodies are more perfectly melded with technology than we could have imagined mere decades ago. Superhuman strength, dexterity, and …

Robotics

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Physicists Just Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

Physics

A Man Failed Paternity Test Because Genetically, He’s 2 Different People

A couple years ago, a couple from Washington had concerns when they found out that their son’s blood type wasn’t a match to either of theirs, …

"This will be a new form of life": Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence robots will replace humans COMPLETELY

Renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking has said robots will eventually replace humanity COMPLETELY.<p>Prof Hawking said that he believes artificial …

We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

Dementia

Married couple who survived the Las Vegas massacre has met an incredibly sad end

A California couple who survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas this month died just two weeks later in a car crash a half-mile from their home.<p>Dennis and Lorraine Carver were killed when their automobile crashed into a metal gate outside their community in Riverside County, Calif., on Oct. 16 and …

Mandalay Bay

Museum Visitor Completely Freaks After Tapping On 'Shark' Tank

A museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., features a video of a shark attack that’s so realistic it left at least one visitor on his butt on the floor.<p>Gregory Heinzman couldn’t miss the warning on the set of screens at the International Spy Museum: “Touch at your own risk.” They were showing an image …

Viral

The war against Pope Francis

His modesty and humility have made him a popular figure around the world. But inside the church, his reforms have infuriated conservatives and sparked a revolt. By Andrew Brown<p>Pope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, or protestants, or …