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The 10 best music videos of 2017, from Kendrick Lamar to Haim

The year provided a range of visually daring, often audacious videos that were also able to provide powerful social commentary. Here’s our pick of the 10 best<p>“Videos now provide a consciousness and a need to stand out, where in the past they didn’t as much,” said Dave Meyers, one of 2017’s most …

Dua Lipa

Hundreds get sick on Royal Caribbean cruise — again

More than 300 passengers became ill on a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Florida last week, the second time in less than a month that sickness swept through passengers and crew on one of the cruise line's ships.<p>Royal Caribbean said 332 cases of gastrointestinal illness were reported on the …

Royal Caribbean

Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you

Natasha Mumbi Nkonde tells me she’s “haunted” by what she sounded like as a child. Nkonde, who was born in Zambia in 1984 and moved to the UK when she was six, remembers speaking two different languages—Bemba and Nyanja. Naturally, she was forced to switch to English once she migrated to Britain. …

Language Learning

California's Thomas Fire 45 Percent Contained

<b>Updated at 5:30 a.m. ET</b><p>Firefighters battling the massive Thomas Fire northwest of Los Angeles were working against another round of high winds to prevent its spread to homes in Santa Barbara and Montecito.<p>The blaze — which has gone on for two weeks and engulfed some 269,000 acres — has become the …

Thomas Fire

US admits to running secret UFO programme

The Pentagon ran a secretive five-year program to investigate UFO sightings, spending $22 million before it was shut down due to cost, it has been revealed.<p>For the first time, the Department of Defense has acknowledged the existence of the mysterious Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program …

Paranormal

Here is how tech companies are responding to the repeal of net neutrality

Unless you’ve been in living under a rock the past several months, you knew that a vote on net neutrality was coming. It played out just as everyone suspected and the FCC voted to reclassify internet service providers like Comcast, Spectrum, and Verizon. The vote removed restrictions on the …

These 55 stocks have at least doubled since Trump was elected

The Republican majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate may pass a combined tax reform bill this week, which President Trump would …

Investing

Bitcoin futures trading just got a lot bigger

The bitcoin bandwagon just keeps rolling on.<p>The red hot digital currency hit new highs over the weekend -- and it's now got the weight of the world's biggest exchange operator behind it.<p>Financial market giant CME Group (CME) launched bitcoin futures trading on Sunday evening in the U.S., a week …

Cryptocurrency