Raj Boora

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker, author of <i>Why We Sleep. Originally broadcast Oct. 17, 2017.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV …

Sleep

Google's New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the …

Selling

The World Burns. Sarah Sanders Says This Is Fine.

The White House press secretary has set a new precedent: Partisanship over patriotism. Victory over truth.<p>On Wednesday, two representatives of the United States government held press briefings, both of them touching on one of the most astonishing news stories of the Trump presidency—a series of …

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The White House Can't Contain the Russia Story : politics

The White House

Trump: Media wants a war with Russia

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday morning that the media “wants so badly” for the U.S. to be in a “major confrontation with Russia,” evidenced, he suggested, by what he characterized as excessively negative coverage of his summit this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>“The Fake News …

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‘An Entire Community Got Together to Rape a Child’: India Recoils at Girl’s Assault

NEW DELHI — For months, the police say, a group of men took turns raping an 11-year-old girl.<p>In the gated community in Chennai, India, where the girl lived with her parents, the men gave her soft drinks laced with drugs, the police said. They filmed themselves raping her, brandishing knives and …

India

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.<p>Trump stunned the world on Monday by shying …

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Putin's soccer ball gift to Trump may be bugged, or worse — and the US may never know

President Donald Trump received a soccer ball from Russian President Vladimir Putin at their joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, and the US may never know if it's actually a listening device or some kind of spy gadget.<p>Quite simply, Russia has devised some of the most ingenious …

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Trump loses Fox (for a day)

President Trump took heat from many Fox News anchors and reporters Monday after his performance in Helsinki next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

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A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Russia

'Like losing family': time may be running out for New Zealand's most sacred tree

New Zealand’s oldest and most sacred tree stands 60 metres from death, as a fungal disease known as kauri dieback spreads unabated across the country.<p>Tāne Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) is a giant kauri tree located in the Waipoua forest in the north of the country, and is sacred to the Māori people, …

New Zealand

People Who Eat This Fruit Are Up to 60% Less Likely to Lose Their Sight to Macular Degeneration

Juicy.<p>Include oranges as a regular part of your diet, and your chances of developing macular degeneration – a particularly nasty form of sight loss – …

Nutrition

As the weather heats up, remnants of ancient civilizations emerge in Wales

The extremely hot, dry weather that spread across the globe in recent weeks has had some unexpected benefits in Wales, where the outlines of ancient …

Ancient Civilization

In Ireland, Drought And A Drone Revealed The Outline Of An Ancient Henge

A drone flight and a lingering dry spell have exposed a previously unknown monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley, forgotten for thousands of years and long covered by crops — which, struggling to cope with a lengthy drought, finally revealed the ancient footprint.<p>Photographer and author Anthony Murphy …

Archaeology

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

Trump blames Obama for Russian hacking of Democratic email server

LONDON – President Donald Trump blamed his predecessor Saturday for not doing more to prevent and punish Russia's cyber attack on Democratic email servers in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>"The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama …

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Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.<p>Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare …

Immigration

When Does EdTech Become Snake Oil?

Some folks tweeted some objections to my previous post about the five rules of edtech. In particular, there were objections to Rule #2:<p><i>Create the product that teachers want to use, not the product you want to sell (or that you think you can sell to administrators whether teachers like it or not).</i> …

Education Technology

An Overview of National AI Strategies

The race to become the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) has officially begun. In the past fifteen months, Canada, China, Denmark, the EU …

Artificial Intelligence

The electric aircraft is taking off

In 2008, the electric motor vehicle experienced a rebirth triggered by a rise in oil prices. Now in 2018, it is the time for another rebirth — in electrical aviation. Over the decades, advances have been made across the aviation field and on all fronts. In 1986, Burt Rutan made the first non-stop, …

Aviation

Twitter is finally addressing fake accounts. Trump wants it to go after two specific real ones.

Trump wants Twitter to delete the New York Times’ and the Washington Post’s accounts.<p>As Twitter ramps up efforts to purge suspicious and fake accounts from its platform, President Donald Trump has two suggestions for whose accounts should be deleted: the New York Times and the Washington Post, …

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Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

This Book About the Anatomy of DC Heroes and Villains Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Ever wanted to know what the inside of Superman’s eyeball looks like? Well, now you do, in stunningly beautiful detail.<p>Coming this September, <i>Anatomy</i> …

Comic Books

Guys, Our Planet Is on Fire. Here Are The All-Time Heat Records Set Worldwide This Week

People are actually dying.<p>From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in …

Global Warming

Einstein's Theory of Gravity Holds Up on Test of a Three-Star System

Scientists understand gravity pretty well when it comes to two objects, but add a third, and you’ve got chaos—a system that’s impossible to explain …

Physics

Coffee drinkers are more likely to live longer, according to study of half a million people

Hot on the heels of a California state agency declaration that coffee doesn’t pose a cancer risk after all, a study published in <i>JAMA Internal …

Coffee

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Privacy

First confirmed image of the birth of a planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A planet-hunting instrument has captured the first confirmed image of a newborn planet that's still forming in our galaxy.<p>To the right of the black circle at the center of the image, the round bright planet can be seen within the disk of gas and dust around the young dwarf star PDS 70. Of …

Imaging

How your age affects your appetite

We all need food every day, but our changing relationship with it through the years can have a big impact on our health.<p>Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability and even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – …

Holistic Medicine

The retaliatory tariffs the White House said wouldn’t happen are happening

Four months ago today, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on the Fox Business Network to defend Donald Trump’s policy on tariffs. Asked …

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