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Apple’s lobbying spending has spiked to record amounts since Trump took office

Tim Cook and Apple have had a very public relationship with President Trump during his term thus far. Cook has had several meetings with Trump and various members of his administration, and new numbers revealed late last night show that Apple has spent a record amount of money lobbying Trump…<p>As …

Apple

The Bogus Medicines the Feds Have No Plan to Stop

In a better world, the FDA would regulate homeopathic products. It would certainly be a lot cheaper and just as effective.<p>Homeopathic products are big business, grossing at least $3 billion a year. A 2007 survey estimated that 3.9 million adults and 910,000 children used them. These figures have …

Medicine

How We Learn To Read Another’s Mind By Looking Into Their Eyes

Eyes play a prominent role in our daily social encounters and are sometimes metaphorically referred to as windows to our souls. There now is …

The Brain

GOP, Dems agree on sweeping sanctions bill -- including provision Trump opposed

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday that they had agreed to a package of sanctions meant to punish Russia for its actions during last year's presidential campaign, as well as Moscow's military adventures in Ukraine and Syria.<p>The bill also includes stiff economic penalties …

U.S. Congress

10-year-old finds million-year-old fossil

A 10-year-old boy in New Mexico stumbled onto a prehistoric find, after strong rains exposed the fossil.

New Mexico

The most stunning iPhone 8 mockup we’ve seen may actually become a reality

iPhone 8 mockups are a dime a dozen these days, but a series of concept photos put out by Gabor Balogh earlier this year are unquestionably a step …

Augmented Reality

Earthquake rocks Greece and Turkey: Two dead on Kos as hundreds of tourists hurt amid tsunami

• <b>Earthquake hits off coast of Greek islands and Turkey</b>• <b><br>Two tourists killed on Kos and more than 200 injured</b>• <b><br>Another 360 hurt in Turkish resort of Bodrum</b>• <b><br>6.7-magnitude quake triggers small tsunami</b>• <b><br>Panic as building crashes down on tourists in bar</b>• <b><br>Others jump from balconies and run for their lives</b>• <b><br>Tens of</b> …

Earthquakes

The Trump toll on tourism: My German friends aren't coming back any time soon.

Trump is obsessed with our manufacturing trade deficit. His blind spot on travel is astonishing given his stake in hotels, casinos and resorts.<p>Recently I traveled from Madison, Wis. to our Sister City of Freiburg, Germany, and spent several weeks there. The welcome was so warm I can’t wait to go …

Tourism

Pentagon study declares the American empire is ‘collapsing’

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global "access to resources."...

Geopolitics

When we finally go to Mars, we might end up living in giant metal cans

Lockheed Martin will build a deep space habitat inside a space shuttle cargo container.<p>If humans are ever really going to make it to Mars, we’re going to need a bigger boat.<p>Today’s spaceships are built for short hauls to and from the International Space Station, a mere six or so hours away. These …

Lockheed Martin

Making sense of iOS 11's new Notification Center

Notification Center is now called Cover Sheet, but it looks more like the lock screen. Got it?<p>After installing iOS 11 you're bound to notice a lot of small changes and some bigger changes. There's the ability to record your screen, a customizable control center, and then there's… Notification …

iOS

Everything We Saw at Marvel's Comic-Con Panel, From Michelle Pfeiffer to 'Black Panther'

TheWrap was on the scene for Marvel’s annual Hall H panel — here’s everything that went down<p>Marvel Studios bombarded fans at San Diego International …

Marvel Universe

Why The F-35 Fighter Will BeThe U.S. Army'sBest Friend In A Future European War

U.S. Army leaders are worried about how their service would fare if called upon to repulse a Russian invasion of Eastern Europe. Moscow has spent the years since 9-11 gradually modernizing and professionalizing its conventional forces, while America’s Army has been distracted fighting elusive …

Military

String Theorist Observed A Gravitational 'Deep Universe' Anomaly Here On Earth

Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical …

Physics

Congressman Adam Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

Congressman Adam Schiff of California has introduced a joint resolution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. The joint …

Government

What is a thrombus? Causes and types

<i>Thrombus occurs when a a blood clot remains and circulates in the vascular system. It may reach vital organs, and prevent blood vessels from</i> …

Medicine

Why Does Hunger Vanish When You Ignore It Long Enough?

Why is it that when you're tremendously hungry, you're able to forget about it if you're in the middle of an intriguing activity, such as reading a …

Weight Loss

Analysis: How the US Would Attack Iran

5 weapons of war that could do it.<p>Zachary Keck [2]<p>In the event of an armed conflict with Iran, the single-seat, twin-engine F-22 would be integral in …

Military

Here's Why the Black Panther Footage Got a Standing Ovation at Comic-Con

Nakia, Okoye and T’Challa enter a casino in Black Panther. Image: DisneyDirector Ryan Coogler played a huge chunk of footage from Black Panther at …

Black Power

Superluminous Supernova Brighter Than Milky Way Detected 10 Billion Light-Years Away

A massive star 10 billion light-years from Earth exploded in a supernova and its brightness was more than three times that of all the 100 billion …

Universe

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Trailer Drops At Comic-Con — What’s Dolores Up To Now?

This ain’t your average amusement park. The season 2 trailer for ‘Westworld’ left audiences at Comic-Con mesmerized, as the story picks up with …

Westworld

'Beached whale' found in central Paris shocks passersby - but how did it come to be on the banks of the river Seine?

Parisians and tourists were stunned at the sight of a 50-foot beached ' whale' found on the banks of the river Seine in central Paris on Friday.<p>But …

Oceans

ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's due to being one of the first notebooks to feature NVIDIA's Max-Q …

Laptops

This week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability & pricing, Apple’s car battery project, iOS 10.3.3, new apps & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> OLED iPhone 8 availability and pricing reports, iOS 10.3.3, the latest intel on Apple’s secret car project, new apps and updates, and much more.<p>This week more iPhone 8 supply chain reports roll in, with one analyst report from J.P. Morgan predicting the OLED iPhone 8 …

Apple

Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents

Unlimited data plans have to be one of the most blatant examples of false advertising. Whether you’re grandfathered into an old plan, or buy one today, deep in the small-print will be a note that the carrier reserves the right to throttle your speeds once you hit a certain usage level.<p>But Verizon …

Internet

Why the Same Cancer John McCain Is Fighting Finally Killed Paula Oertel

“They said, ‘No, it’s not approved,’” her sister recalled. “We were like, ‘What do you mean it’s not approved?’”<p>Even a hero such as Sen. John McCain will need uncommon luck to match the fight a Wisconsin woman put up against the same kind of aggressive brain tumor he is now battling.<p>On average, …

Affordable Care Act

Intel slams Qualcomm in new legal filing, accuses it of a ‘long list’ of monopolistic practices

After being named in a group legal filing expressing support for Apple in its case against Qualcomm, Intel has now filed its own statement with the International Trade Commission. The chipmaker alleges that Qualcomm is not licensing its patents at a fair rate and thus abusing its position in the …

Qualcomm

US Australia Fire Hypersonic Weapon

The Air Force and Australia fired an experimental hypersonic weapon into the Australian skies -- traveling at speeds faster than one-mile per second, …

Military

Hulk speaks in awesome new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

An awesome new trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> debuted at Comic-Con International on Saturday, teasing more details about the third standalone Thor movie and showcasing the latest film’s mix of space opera and comedy (mostly courtesy of star Chris Hemsworth’s interactions with Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo).<p>As …

Marvel Universe