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YouTube shooting: Female suspect dead, three wounded at HQ in San Bruno, California

The woman appeared to have killed herself and three other people were being treated for gunshot wounds, police said.<p>A woman opened fire at YouTube's California headquarters Tuesday afternoon before turning the gun on herself, authorities said. Three other people were shot, one of whom was in …

San Mateo County

Giant Asteroid to Shave Earth’s Orbit Next Month: Here’s Why NASA Labels It ‘Potentially Hazardous’

3200 Phaethon is an asteroid measuring about 3 miles across that roams our galaxy, passing in and out of planetary orbits on its journey. Next month, …

Birds

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

A new study claims marijuana is tied to a threefold risk of dying from high blood pressure — but there's a catch

A new study suggests that anyone who smokes marijuana faces a threefold risk of dying from high blood pressure than people who have never used the drug.<p>Those findings sound alarming, but it's important to keep in mind that, like any study, this one has limitations, including that it defines …

Cannabis

Londoners are having groceries delivered by a driverless ‘CargoPod’

A British online grocery store called CargoPod is aiming to launch the nation’s first driverless delivery service.<p>Ocado, which launched 17 years ago …

Driverless Cars

Sony to start making records again 30 years after abandoning vinyl

Factory south-west of Tokyo will be pressing records by March as demand for format surges<p>Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony will start making records again amid surging demand.<p>A factory south-west of Tokyo will churn out freshly pressed records from March, Sony Music …

Vinyl Records

R2-D2 droid used in original Star Wars movies sells for nearly $3 million

This was definitely the droid somebody was looking for: A complete R2-D2 unit assembled from parts used throughout the filming of the original <i>Star</i> …

Is Your Medication Helping or Hurting? DNA Tests May Be a Guide

Eight years ago, Karen Daggett nearly died while on a Valentine’s date with her husband when her prescription medications built up to a toxic level in her body. She felt dizzy and almost blacked out.<p>Daggett, now 71, was taking several prescriptions for an irregular heartbeat, but neither she nor …

Medicine

Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes

The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act on Wednesday but asked Congress to make …

Biodiversity

Emblem: My Architectural Series Of Paris, New York, And London

This series is made with a Big stopper (a long exposure filter) and a polariser filter.<p>The post processing is made on photoshop, and I show here some …

Landscape Photography

Princess Kate Puts Her Art Degree to Use at Museum Visit

Princess Kate enjoyed an artsy outing in London on Thursday.<p>Kate, who earned an art history degree at St. Andrew’s University (where she met and fell …

How a Philly Ob-Gyn Ended Up Delivering a Baby Gorilla

“For the most part, I was in the moment, doing what I do every day.”<p>Last Friday, at 10:30 a.m., ob-gyn Rebekah McCurdy was seeing patients in her office when she got the call. Hello, said the voice on the line. It’s us. We’re thinking of doing a C-section, and we’re ready to put her under …

Pregnancy

There are two new proud daddies at a Dutch zoo, where a gay vulture couple has hatched a baby chick

A same-sex vulture couple has delighted staff at a Dutch zoo by successfully hatching a baby chick from an abandoned egg. The pair of male griffon vultures at the Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo in Amsterdam have been described as really good parents to their little youngster since it hatched.<p>The …

Birds

Frozen tuna recalled after testing showed hepatitis A virus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some imported frozen tuna cubes and steaks are being recalled after testing showed they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Hawaii-based Hilo Fish Company told the agency in May it had recalled yellowfin tuna that tested …

Environmental Health

Can you correctly guess these monkeys' emotions?

<b>Wildlife tourists often mistake warning of aggression for smiles or kisses, leading to bites and mayhem. How would you fare?</b><p>As our very distant …

Psychology

Big Pharma's Industrial Pollution Goes Unchecked, Breeds Superbug Crisis

By Madlen Davies<p>Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world's major drug companies is fueling …

Microbiology

Fog Waves Are The Most Beautiful Thing I Captured After 8 Years Of Experimenting

For the last 8 years I’ve been shooting in the San Francisco area I have been absolutely obsessed with the fog. Night and day it’s what I live for …

This test determines if a robot can pass as a human

The hosts in "Westworld" are designed to be indistinguishable from humans in the way they look, move and speak. But in the real world, we are far from this becoming a reality. Here's a look at the test created by computer scientist Alan Turing more than 50 years ago, which has become the widely …

Alan Turing

This Ford GT40 Will Make Every One Of Your GoPro Videos Sound Like Garbage

The GT40s that we think of first thundering past Ferrari at Le Mans were equipped with Ford’s vast 427 V8s, but the early cars came with smaller, …

Marshawn Lynch recreated his famous injury cart ride and nearly ran over a band member

YouTube/CalBears<p>In 2006, running back Marshawn Lynch was a Heisman Trophy candidate for the Cal Bears football team when he famously commandeered an injury cart and went for a joy ride near the end of a win over Washington.<p>Ten years later, Lynch is now retired from the NFL and Cal honored Lynch …

Marshawn Lynch

Why Woodpeckers Don't Get Headaches

The birds have some clever adaptations to keep their noggins safe.<p>During election season, everyone can relate to woodpeckers: We all feel like banging our heads against the wall.<p>The birds handle it better, though, so Weird Animal Question of the Week was pleased to look into Derek Halas’s question: …

[Update: LeEco responds] Days after US launch, LeEco's CEO sends bizarre letter claiming company has over-expanded

• Update 1: 2016/11/07 11:29am PST In an apparent attempt at damage control, LeEco North America's Chief Revenue Officer (that's a mouthful) spoke to …

Electric Vehicles

The most stunning photographs from David Attenborough's Planet Earth II

Nature

Virtual Reality Isn’t Ready To Handle Abusive Trolls

For the booming VR industry, a major harassment problem looms. Who will be responsible for it?<p>Last month, Jordan Belamire unwittingly — and unwillingly — found herself the first public victim of a new kind of abuse. While visiting her brother-in-law, she tried out the new head-mounted virtual …

End this misogynistic horror show. Put Hillary Clinton in the White House

While Clinton holds her head high, why are we not exploding with anger at Donald Trump’s bullying?<p>US election 2016: Trump and Clinton watch returns as America votes – live US elections live results county by county<p>When I was a girl of 11 I had an argument with my father that left my psyche maimed. …

Numb

Fart Blamed for Causing a Fire During Surgery at a Tokyo Hospital

This surgery sounds like a total nightmare. According to a new Tokyo Medical University Hospital report, a patient’s fart during surgery apparently …

Physiology

Lithium battery failure wipes out DARPA robot at NASA

It's not just Samsung that has problems with combusting batteries, as NASA's office of Safety and Mission Assurance has just revealed. The body has announced that NASA centers have seen at least four major explosions and a number of close calls over the last decade. The latest crisis was a fire at …