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This conservative would take Obama back in a nanosecond

By Max Boot<p>Columnist<p>How I miss Barack Obama.<p>And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy that resulted in a premature pullout from Iraq and a failure to …

Nelson Mandela

Underrated Current Sci-Fi TV Shows And Films You Need To Be Watching

Sci-fi is scorching hot at the moment. While the rest of the world awaits the release of Marvel’s <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, <i>Terminator</i> director and <b>sci-fi</b> …

Science Fiction

37 Movies You Should Make a Point of Seeing This Summer

As the days go by, do you find yourself getting pumped up for a Summer chock-full of blockbusters? Or maybe looking forward to some of the season's quietly powerful dramas? Better yet, are you mentally preparing yourself for some truly chilling horror films? No matter what your tastes are, the …

Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.<b>Control</b> …

Siri

America No Longer A 'Nation Of Immigrants,' USCIS Says

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is changing its mission statement to eliminate a passage that describes the U.S. as "a nation of immigrants."<p>The agency's new mission statement as it appears on the agency's website reads:<p>"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the …

Immigration

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

We Need to Talk About What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space

It's an important discussion.<p>Since NASA's early days, periods in space have been a strange and mysterious topic for engineers.<p>Countless things go …

'I thought it was a baby killer whale at first': Fossil hunter finds dead creature on coast

A fossil hunter stumbled across more than he bargained for when he discovered a creature washed up on a beach near Bridlington.<p>Scott, 35, from Hull, …

Bill Clinton wants to weigh in on whether to release sealed 1998 grand jury documents

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former President Bill Clinton told a federal court on Friday that he'd like to weigh in on whether sealed documents from his 1998 grand jury investigation should be released to the public.<p>The request, from Clinton's longtime criminal defense lawyer David Kendall, comes in …

Bill Clinton

Apple publishes new guide on how to use the HomePod [Video]

After a handful of how-to videos last week, Apple has now published a new HomePod video on its Apple Support YouTube channel covering how to get the most out of the smart speaker, noting that Siri will be your main interface with the device.<p>The guide goes in-depth on what commands to use, such as …

Apple Recorded More Than Half of Total Smartphone Industry Revenue in iPhone X Launch Quarter

Apple captured a record 51 percent share of revenue in the worldwide smartphone industry last quarter, which encompassed the launch of the iPhone X, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.<p>iPhone revenue totaled $61.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, as Apple disclosed in its earnings …

Mnuchin's wife says she's 'super duper' sorry

The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she's "super duper" sorry for her past social media posts. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the details.

Social Media

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better

A new brain scan study has revealed exactly how positivity affects the brain (and it's impressive).<p>Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When …

People are mesmerised by this snake's elegant movement along a fence

Snakes move in mysterious ways, but perhaps not always as mesmerisingly as this.<p>A video posted on the Facebook page of Bangor Vineyard Shed in …

Parasite that turns ants into actual zombies is even more terrifying than scientists thought

An incredibly powerful type of fungal parasite that is known to turn ants into actual zombies is actually even more devious than was first thought. …

Amazon will now send your kids tech and science toys for $20 a month

Amazon is launching a new STEM Club subscription service for monthly, STEM-related toys. For $19.99 a month (plus tax), Amazon will deliver a “hand selected” educational toy that will theoretically both entertain and educate a child in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.<p>The …

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

Netflix helps parents trick kids into going to bed early on New Year’s Eve

Trying to convince a kid to go to bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve is like pulling teeth, but thanks to Netflix, you don’t have to do it alone. …

14 Facts About Mathew Brady

How do you photograph a snowflake? It’s an easy enough question, but one that throws up a host of problems. For one, how do you capture one single …

War

The 10 funniest movie scenes of all time

After an especially long week (like the one we’re closing the book on at the moment), it can be cathartic to watch a funny movie and forget about all …

Rare two-headed snake found in Texas yard

A two-headed rat snake found in a Central Texas yard will soon be part of a zoo exhibit.<p>Zoo supervisor Brian Henley said a woman discovered the snake when her dog started chasing something under her front porch, AP reports. The West and Taylor family brought the reptile to Waco's Cameron Park Zoo …

Texas

The strange life of the immortal jellyfish

<i>The Earth's only immortal species is a tiny transparent jellyfish that travels the world in the ballast tanks of cargo ships. It's the only known</i> …

The Dyson 360 Eye is the best robotic vacuum, which is why it's $1,000

A far superior vacuum attached to a serviceable robot<p>Mike Aldred was hired by high-end appliance maker Dyson in 1998 with the goal of creating a robotic vacuum. Aldred was familiar with founder James Dyson’s legendary perfectionism, but even that didn’t prepare him for the task that lay ahead. For …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

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Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Study Skills

Google Just Revealed the Incredibly Simple Formula for Killer Résumés

Search giant's human resources chief offers words of wisdom on framing your strengths.

US: Sophisticated attackers hacked Ukrainian electric grid

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. investigation found that a December hack on the Ukrainian power grid was coordinated and highly sophisticated.<p>The report …

Cybersecurity

The best greeting cards and e-card apps for iPhone and iPad

Greeting cards, or E-cards, have become a popular way to express your feelings to someone special. You can also use these cards to brighten up …

Apps