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Hacked emails indicate Ben Affleck asked PBS not to reveal his slave-owning ancestor

Hacked Sony emails published by Wikileaks have brought to light an incident in which Ben Affleck apparently asked the creators of the PBS show <i>Finding</i> …

Tip of the Day: Reachability Lets You Use Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus One Handed

If you're having trouble accessing items at the top of the screen on your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, give your overstretched thumb a break and start using Apple's new Reachability feature to pull the top of the screen within reach.<p>Tapping twice (not clicking) on the Home button will cause the iPhone 6 …

iPhone

FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.<p>At no time of year is this …

Guns

This 9-Year-Old Collected 400 Pounds Of Food For The Needy For Thanksgiving

Giving back has become a hobby for Gunner Robinson.<p>The 9-year-old from Wilmington, North Carolina, has collected 401 pounds of nonperishable food items for those in need, his mother, Kristi, told The Huffington Post. Wanting to help families put food on the table for Thanksgiving, Gunner began …

Yemen rescuers sought U.S., British hostages in raid | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - An American, a Briton and a South African were among several hostages Yemeni forces sought to free from al Qaeda this week, the defense ministry said on its website, describing a raid that a U.S. defense official said also involved U.S. special forces.<p>In Monday night’s assault on …

Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the past month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.<p>A large sign outside the Dutch capital's Central Station warned Thursday, "Extremely …

Mystery novelist PD James dies at 94

Novelist PD James, author of several British detective stories, has died, her publisher announced.<p>The publisher, Faber and Faber, said James died on Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.<p>James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of copies in many countries and …

Hong Kong Student Leader Joshua Wong Charged With Obstruction

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was charged Thursday with obstructing a bailiff clearing one of the city’s three protest areas, an accusation …

Hong Kong

Hanged Indian girls ‘took their own lives’

Investigators say girls, aged 12 and 14, were not gang-raped and murdered, prompting scepticism from women’s rights groups<p>Two girls found hanging from a tree in northern India took their own lives and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, investigators have said.<p>The bodies of the …

Israel says foiled Hamas plans for Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it had foiled plans by Islamist group Hamas to attack Israelis in Jerusalem’s largest soccer stadium, other parts of the city and the occupied West Bank, though Hamas said it had no information on the allegations.<p>A worker cleans seats at Teddy Kollek …

LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>LAPD officers arrested about 130 people after corralling the …

British embassy in Afghanistan attacked by suicide bomber

Suicide bomber in Kabul targets British embassy<p>A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the <b>Afghan</b> capital Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.<p>The powerful explosion shook the east of Kabul at around 10.30am on …

Extremism

What do the newly released witness statements tell us about the Michael Brown shooting?

In the grand jury case against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the prosecution revealed that physical evidence weighed in Wilson’s favor and …

Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight. Cooking turkeys on the grill. Watching Netflix on phones.<p>Many New Englanders were without power -- but this was nothing new for the state.<p>Tens of thousands spent Thanksgiving just as others did in New England when it was first observed in the 17th …

Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen corporate files | Ars Technica

"Guardians of Peace" offer a gigabyte-long list of filenames to share.<p>On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment—the television and movie …

The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law

The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers on our gadgets in favor of displaying those things within software has been signed into law. President Obama today signed the E-Label Act, which was introduced by senators Deb Fisher (R-NE) and Jay …

Ultra-strong graphene's weak spot could be key to fuel cells | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.<p>The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and …

These Award-Winning Photographs Show Life 'At Home' On Earth

For this year's competition, the judges decided on the theme of "Home, Habitat, and Shelter," and all the photos play on that concept of where nature seeks haven.<p>After receiving over 800 submissions, the judges have whittled them down to a short list of 12 photographs, which we share with you …

Nature

Stunning, Close-Up Views of Food Inspire Art

Science Fiction

Does eating turkey make you sleepy?

Many believe that turkey is high in tryptophan, which causes that drowsiness you feel after a big Thanksgiving meal. True?<p>Ah, Thanksgiving Day. You …

Sleep

The Role of the Supernatural in the Discovery of EEGs

After Hans Berger received an uncanny telegram, he spent years trying to measure psychic energy.<p>When Hans Berger was serving a year in the German military, in 1892, he was thrown from a horse. This in itself wasn't strange. But later that day, as the neurologist David Millett recounts in</i> …

Up Close, Dried Whiskey Looks Like the Cosmos

Ernie Button's 'Painting Pictures with Whiskey' photos reveal the beauty at the bottom of your bourbon.<p>Artist Ernie Button's is embarking upon a study of chemistry and fluid dynamics, but with a twist that would make Hemingway proud: by using microscopic techniques to analyze the remains of dried …

Whiskey

Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might Imagine

But original thinking could be declining among students because of the growing emphasis on test-taking in schools.<p>Scientists don’t usually have a reputation for being very creative. They have to adhere to the scientific method, use statistics and data, and carefully measure their results—activities …

Which desktop 3D printer should you buy this holiday season?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: MakeX<p>If you’re an early adopter who is more likely to buy a drone or a smartwatch than a big screen this holiday …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

Polar Bears Use Scent as a Trail of Bread Crumbs

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A new study confirms polar bears leave signals for mates with every step they take. (Photograph by Mike Lockhart)<p>National Geographic<p>Imagine you’ve drawn a line across a jigsaw puzzle, and you’re following that line from beginning to end. Suddenly the puzzle breaks apart and …

Independence Day 2 confirmed, without Will Smith

The sequel to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day is set for release in summer 2016<p>A sequel to Independence Day, Roland Emmerich's 1996 sci-fi epic starring Will Smith, has been confirmed for production by 20th Century Fox.<p>Dean Devlin, producer of the original film – who will retain his …

Sony's Next Smartwatch Might Be Made Entirely From E-Paper

But will its display be only fifty shades of gray?<p>What time is it? Time to get a smartwatch made entirely out of electronic paper. That's what Sony's rumored to launch sometime next year, according to Bloomberg, and it makes sense: There's intense and burgeoning interest in wearable technology.<p>What …

Wearable Tech