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Neighbors yell ‘he can’t hear you’ before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man

Neighbors yelled “he can’t hear you!” But the two officers kept shouting commands.<p>Sgt. Christopher Barnes and Lt. Matthew Lindsey ordered Magdiel Sanchez to drop a two-foot-long metal pipe. Instead, the 35-year-old stepped from the porch of the single-story house in suburban Oklahoma City, …


Planetary Defense Conference Exercise - 2017

The 2017 PDC Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario<p>A hypothetical asteroid impact scenario will be presented at the 2017 IAA Planetary Defense …

Space Exploration

Asteroid 2012 TC4 to Safely Pass Earth This October

A small asteroid designated 2012 TC4 will pass very close to Earth on Oct. 12, and even though scientists cannot yet predict exactly how close it …

Space Exploration

2012 tc4 impact

Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack, trying not to scare the daylights out of residents and tourists

HONOLULU — As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack.<p>But it’s a delicate task, especially when word gets out, as it did this …

North Korea

Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors said he awoke Saturday morning to “about 20 text messages” from friends who were expressing their support for him.<p>At first, he said, he had no idea what they were talking about because he had not checked social media. Then he saw …

Golden State Warriors

The Brutal Racial Politics of Climate Change and Pollution

Basav SenAs I watched coverage of Harvey's flood damage in Houston, Irma's wreckage in the Caribbean, the devastating record monsoons in South Asia, …


Astronauts Celebrate Autumn Equinox 2017 With One Last Aloha Friday

Today (Sept. 22) is the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere, but the astronauts on the International Space Station squeezed in one last …


My Father: Preacher, Philanderer, Liar

My father was a Southern preacher. Who was married four times and abandoned me. You see, he cheated on his first wife with my mother, and that’s how …


The Magical Apple Spinoff That Almost Invented the iPhone … in 1993

Can you guess which company penned this mission statement in 1990?<p><i>We have a dream of improving the lives of many millions of people by means of</i> …

Business School

Will Native Americans Take Over the Cannabis Industry?

Entering the Las Vegas Paiute reservation, you soon pass the Smoke Shop, a cigar and tobacco retail store that reportedly brings in nearly …


Insecure About Your Looks? These Guys Will Tell You How to 'Fix' Your Face

<i>In this original weeklong series,</i> The Plastics: The Changing Face of Cosmetic Surgery<i>, join OZY for a guided tour at the frontiers of enhancement,</i> …


Third Rail With OZY: Should America Be the World's Cop?

<i>Join us for</i> Third Rail With OZY, <i>a new TV show presented by OZY and WGBH</i>, <i>where we debate</i> <i>provocative hot topics with experts and celebrities every</i> …

America First

He Hacked a Way to Talk to Plants — and They Talk Back

I meet Keenan Pinto at Space10, an IKEA-backed future-living lab in Copenhagen, where the 27-year-old bioengineer helped build Sprout, an application …


How N.W.A. Inspired HBO’s Television Empire

It was <b>Jimmy Iovine</b> who taught HBO C.E.O. <b>Richard Plepler</b> about the importance of trusting artists.<p>“Do they have to say, ‘Fuck the police?’ Can they say, ‘Damn the police? I hate the police?’ Because everybody at corporate is going crazy,” Plepler recalled asking Iovine, the Interscope Records …


The Daily Show Is Not into HBO’s Controversial Confederate Show at All

“Knowing Hollywood, the lead slave is probably going to be played by Matt Damon.”<p>They may have dreamed up TV’s biggest success, but <i>Game of Thrones</i> creators <b>David Benioff</b> and <b>D.B. Weiss’s</b> newest idea has stirred up a lot of controversy—and it’s pretty easy to see why. The premise—an alternate history …


HBO Has Some Confederate Regrets

HBO Programming president Casey Bloys explains how he would have done things differently.<p>Last week, just as HBO was basking in the glow of record-breaking ratings for Season 7 of <i>Game of Thrones,</i> the network announced an unexpected and controversial follow-up from showrunners <b>D.B. Weiss</b> and <b>David</b> …

Game of Thrones

Is Trump Mulling Peter Thiel for a Top Intelligence Advisory Post?

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has been quietly advising the Trump administration for months. Now—as sources say he could be in line for a top intelligence oversight role—Steve Bannon, White House officials, friends, and foes gauge the billionaire’s motivations, and his Washington mojo.<p>It was one …

Donald Trump

Billionaire investor Thomas Barrack sells his Santa Monica mansion for $34 million

Thomas J. Barrack Jr., billionaire real estate mogul and informal advisor to President Trump, has sold his home in Santa Monica for approximately $34 million, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale.<p>The 23,515-square-foot mansion, designed by architect Richard Landry, briefly …

Real Estate

L.A. begins crackdown on Hollywood Hills 'party houses'

It’s one of the worst-kept secrets of living in the Hollywood Hills.<p>Many of those raucous parties hosted above the glittering lights in those midcentury boxes of glass and beams are not hosted by people who actually live in the upscale canyons and hillsides.<p>Rather, homeowners and property managers …

Los Angeles

Designing a Small Business Website: Wants vs Needs

Let me start off by saying something that might not sit well with everybody. Namely, designing a quality small business website is not about making …

Small Business

10 Tips for Getting Started on a Web Design Project

Getting started on a web design project can be intimidating. There are a lot of moving parts, and clients tend to expect high quality. Goal …

Web Design

Hurricanes have been enhanced by climate change

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Climate Change

Folding Firearm Is the Size of a Credit Card

No matter your stance on personal firearms, this wallet sized folding gun is pretty amazing.


New research suggests cosmic rays hail from galaxies beyond the milky way

High-Energy Cosmic Rays<p>For decades, astronomers have known that the Earth is consistently struck by high-energy cosmic rays — charged particles that …


Amazon is working on Alexa-powered smart glasses plus a home security system

Alexa-Powered Glasses<p><i>The Financial Times</i> reports Amazon is currently working on two new products powered by Alexa — the company’s virtual …


This could be the west's worst fire season ever

Cruel Summer<p>During a summer characterized by extreme wet weather, it might have been easy to miss the cloud of smoke over western North America. But …

Climate Change

Watch live as experts tackle our planet's most critical issues

Toward Sustainable Development<p>Every year, the United Nations (U.N.) holds a week-long event as part of its General Assembly. This event, which runs …

Sustainable Development

Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Her Friend Milton Greene

Joshua Greene remembers the movie star, and his sometimes babysitter, while sharing new images from his father’s collection.<p>Marilyn Monroe Through the Lens of Milton Greene<p>PreviousNext<p>Many people have fond memories of Marilyn Monroe; few of them can say she was their babysitter who gave them bubble …


This Is the No. 1 Country in the World for Expats

Where are expats happiest? In countries where the living is easy, according to a recent survey conducted by InterNations, a community of 2.8 million …