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Congress looks to start building a Mexican border wall within months

In a bid to swiftly deliver on one of President-elect Donald Trump’s chief campaign promises, congressional Republicans are exploring ways to begin funding a barrier on the U.S. southern border starting as soon as April.<p>Multiple lawmakers described the plans Thursday, which would use authority …

Immigration

Why Should You Soak Your Almonds?

Almonds are the most commonly available and loved nut. No dessert would be complete without them. We all are reminded almost daily to have a share of …

Nutrition

The Sand Fire Burns in California: Pictures

Wildfires

NASA discovers four planets that could sustain alien life

NASA has discovered four planets that might just have the right conditions to support life.<p>The space agency’s Kepler telescope has just found a …

Thunderstorms and blood rain forecast after UK's hottest day of year

Temperature reaches 33.5C in Brize Norton and hot weather will continue to weekend with some downpours<p>Temperatures across much of the UK broke the 30C mark on Tuesday, the hottest day recorded this year, exceeding temperatures in the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and the Sahara desert.<p>The Met Office said …

Why This Summer Is So Hot—And Why the Future Will Be So Much Hotter

A massive heat wave stretching from sea to shining sea is hitting the U.S. this week, promising temperatures well above 100°F in large swaths of the …

Is Cooking With Coconut Oil the Best Thing You Could Be Doing?

Many people believe coconut oil is good for you, saying that it can boost good cholesterol and help with weight loss, plus it has a relatively high …

Nutrition

Mini computers that fit in the palm of your hand | ZDNet

Tiny Green PC<p>Tiny Green PC offer a range of mini PCs to suit all budgets and performance requirements.<p>At the top-end is the Tiny Green PC Intense …

Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president, capping an extraordinary run

Setting aside another day of self-inflicted turmoil, Donald Trump celebrated his formal ascension Tuesday to the Republican presidential nomination — an achievement once seen as highly improbable and not fully assured until the roll call was completed on the second night of the GOP …

Donald Trump

Jupiter came this close to being Earth's second, blood-red sun

But if things had gone a bit differently during the emergence of our solar system, the Juno mission wouldn't be a trip to a planet at all — but a visit to Earth's second local star.<p>Jupiter, according to NASA, is composed of similar materials to the sun: mostly hydrogen and helium. And it was the …

Astronomy
Donald Trump

Turkey rounds up plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.<p>For several hours overnight on …

South Asia

Expert reveals 3 expensive restaurant foods that are often fake

Whether you've eaten the lobster substitute at Red Lobster, or bought less-than-100% Parmesan cheese from Walmart, the fake-food industry probably impacts your life. And, most likely, you didn't even notice it.<p>Larry Olmsted, author of "Real Food/Fake Food," published an article in Eater on Thursday …

Fish
Stock Markets

Alaska’s huge climate mystery — and its global consequences

In recent years, climate scientists have grown increasingly concerned about a carbon problem in the far north.<p>The fear is that with the higher latitudes of the planet warming extremely rapidly, that heat itself, and some of its consequences — such as raging wildfires in northern forests — could …

Climate Change

'Chewbacca Mom' Has Gotten $420,000 Worth of Gifts Since Facebook Video Went Viral

Laugh it up fuzzball.<p>If you haven’t heard of “Chewbacca Mom,” you’re probably not on Facebook—and don’t watch morning or late-night talk shows. Or …

Asteroid explosion lights up early-morning sky over Arizona

Fireball was 10 times brighter than the full moon<p>An overnight asteroid explosion over Arizona lit up the sky so brightly that it appeared as if it …

Beer from time of Jesus recreated by Israeli brewery

Herzl Brewery in Jerusalem uses wheat strain from biblical times to make ancient-style brew<p>Ever wondered what beer might have tasted like during …

Enigmatic "Blip" At Large Hadron Collider May Be A Mysterious New Particle

Physics Photo credit: Is it just noise in the machine, or a brand new particle? general-fmv/ShutterstockSince the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began …

Physics

Radioactive metal from nearby supernova is raining down on Earth — but we’ll be fine

We get hit by about one nucleus a year<p>The radioactive leftovers of recent star explosions close to Earth have been found in space for the first time. The rare material, called iron-60, was detected by a NASA spacecraft over the past 17 years, according to a new study published today in <i>Science</i>. …

Universe

Rare Butterflies Flying High at Los Angeles Airport

LOS ANGELES, California<p>The endangered El Segundo blue feels right at home amid the wilderness of concrete that is the nation's third busiest airport.<p>The whine of jet engines fills the air. Hangars and runways stretch to the horizon.<p>But somewhere here amid the wilderness of concrete that is Los …

Nature

Earth’s Most Striking Scenes, As Seen From Above

Photographer Bernhard Edmaier's aerial landscapes are a celebration of color, form, and the wonders of geology.<p>Twenty-three years ago, German photographer Bernhard Edmaier was working as a geologist. He was fascinated with the Earth and its ever changing structures, but something about spending his …

Google Earth

A newly drawn Tree of Life reminds us to question what we know

A newly released diagram of all life on Earth, the Tree of Life, contains a whole new branch, full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s …

Sinead O'Connor

Spacecraft finds bright craters on Ceres

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ceres, the dwarf planet that lies between Jupiter and Mars, has some shiny features.<p>NASA's Dawn space probe captured new images of bright craters on the dwarf planet, according to a report published Tuesday.<p>The images were taken 240 miles from Ceres, the closet the spacecraft has come to …

Astronomy

27 Tasty Crock Pot Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

Cooked slowly; eaten quickly.

Scientists claim breakthrough in hunt for Planet Nine

Scientists working with data captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft have identified a region of the Solar System that they say is most likely to …

21 high-protein breakfasts to start your day

We’re constantly told about the importance of eating breakfast as it’s known to boost metabolism, decrease our risk of certain diseases, and provide us with our energy needs for the day. However, those benefits may not be coming through if you’re consuming foods that hold little to no nutritional …