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Opposing protesters meet in Dallas

A Black Lives Matter protest group meets a counter-protest group on the streets of Dallas.

Black Lives Matter

African-American professor Carol Swain slams Black Lives Matter

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Carol Swain, a conservative African-American professor, slammed the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, calling it a "very destructive force" in America.<p>CNN's Michael Smerconish asked Swain, along with civil rights attorney Areva Martin, to comment on the conservative website …

Black Lives Matter

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails do not change the FBI’s prior conclusion that Hillary Clinton should not be charged with a crime.<p>Oops, never mind!<p>That’s FBI Director James Comey’s new message to Congress and, by extension, the American public on …

Hillary Clinton

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver</i> …

Parenting

The man who accurately predicted 4 market crashes told us 3 more dates to worry about this year

Sandy Jadeja is a technical analyst and chief market strategist at Core Spreads.<p>Technical analysts look at charts to pinpoint patterns in various markets and asset classes. From that, they forecast which direction prices are likely to move.<p>They can't tell you the reasons why there will be a big …

Stock Markets

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Machine Learning

Review: Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2, audiophile-grade earphones on a budget

One of the things I love most about the modern tech industry is that so many lesser-known companies are building great gear for a fraction of the cost of the big-name brands. One such example is British company, Rock Jaw Audio. Its flagship product, the Alfa Genus V2, is an incredibly versatile and …

Mitt Romney says Trump's 'third-grade theatrics' not worthy of presidency

Trump responds to Romney’s withering takedown by saying ‘he failed horribly’ and making lewd insinuation about his 2012 endorsement of GOP nominee<p>Mitt Romney, the Republican party’s presidential nominee in 2012, returned to the national stage on Thursday with a blistering indictment of Donald …

Government

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

Microsoft is buying Xamarin in push for mobile cross-platform development

Microsoft is buying Xamarin, a company that enables cross-platform development for mobile apps.<p>Microsoft has partnered Xamarin for some time now, but the company is saying “the combination of Xamarin, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure provides a complete mobile app dev solution …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA.<p>It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered …

Apollo Missions

Researchers Can Now Convert CO2 From The Air Directly Into Methanol Fuel

Yes!<p>For the first time, researchers have shown that they can capture CO2 from the air, and convert it directly into methanol, which can then be used …

American Chemical Society

Rise in space junk could provoke armed conflict say scientists

Fragments of spent rockets and other debris orbiting the Earth pose ‘special political danger’ of damage to satellites being misconstrued as attack<p>The steady rise in space junk that is floating around the planet could provoke a political row and even armed conflict, according to scientists, who …

Space Exploration

Review: Tharsis Is an Ingenious Space Game That Will Break You

<b>The good:</b> Heart-stopping dice rolls, deficit planning, asymmetric cannibalism, brutally difficult decision-making <b><br>The bad:</b> Brutally difficult …

Board Games

The great university con: why giving degrees out willy-nilly doesn't actually help the economy

Blair's dream of a working-class kid getting a degree that would catapult him or her up the social ladder has not come off<p>So predictable, so rote is the newspaper coverage of exam season that I can only presume editors of mid-market newspapers have to sit their own A-level on how to report them. …

Quantum Suicide: How to Prove the Multiverse Exists, in the Most Violent Way Possible

Quantum mechanics says objective reality doesn't exist, that instead all we see are probabilities collapsing into one particular configuration... and …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Self-improvement

Google's quantum computer is 100 million times faster than your PC

Initial tests found that Google and Nasa's quantum computing system was unable to outperform regular computers. But now Google has announced that its …

Quantum Computing

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

Psychology

London Tube Stabbing Triggers Hashtag: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

The hashtag started trending just hours after a stabbing in a London tube station that authorities have called a possible 'terrorist incident." #YouAintNoMuslimBruv<p>With a camera rolling, a bystander appears to have shouted the phrase at the alleged attacker, a 29-year-old man, while he was being …

Social Media

Seattle man arrested for trying to snort cocaine during traffic stop | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 73-year-old man who had been pulled over for driving without his headlights was arrested by a Seattle police officer after he tried to snort cocaine in front of the stunned patrolman, authorities said on Friday.<p>After the officer checked the man’s license and registration …

Cocaine

Inequality is bad for everyone – even the rich – and here's the Morgan Stanley report to prove it

And yes, even the rich ought to worry about the way they are taking an ever-increasing share of society's wealth and income, according to a weighty new analysis of inequality in the richest, developed economies from Morgan Stanley.<p>It's not all gloom, according to Morgan Stanley senior economist …

Economics

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Police rushed to a home after hearing shouts of 'I'm going to kill you' — they found a dead spider

New South Wales's police said officers raced to the apartment in the harbourside suburb of Wollstonecraft last Saturday after reports of a violent domestic dispute between a man and a woman.<p>Neighbours reported a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead! Die, …

Crime

Is a Tomato a Fruit? It Depends on How You Slice It

Everybody knows the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, right? Fruits are tempting and scrumptious. Adam and Eve, unable to resist one, were booted from the blissful Garden of Eden; a fruit kicked off the Trojan War; and a fruit so seduced kidnapped Persephone in the Underworld that she …

The physics of popcorn: Watch the explosion in slow motion

It's one of the most dramatic transformations in science, and it happens in your microwave.<p>Most popcorn lovers take for granted that a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat. But to a pair of French researchers, the popping of corn presents a powerful demonstration of how the …

The Ubuntu Phone Is Now On Sale In Europe

At long last, the wait is finally over. The first Ubuntu-powered smartphone is on sale for the next nine hours for customers in Europe on Spanish mobile manufacturer BQ’s site.<p>The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is available for about €170 (around $195). To recap, it features a 4.5-inch display, …

Searching for Meaning in Search Terms

Changing Planet<p><b>uk zip code. octet truss. ameliorating. look mum no hands. tumblr br not working. time in edmonton.</b><p>These are some of the words that I have entered into my browser as search terms since having moved to London. There’s a story behind every phrase, and I remember each one perfectly. I …

France Tests Kamikaze, Netted Interceptor Drones To Protect Nuclear Reactors

Modern machines thwarted by flying nets<p>France has a drone problem. Someone keeps flying the remote-controlled devices over French nuclear reactors, which continued even after the country arrested some drone enthusiasts. So far 13 of the country's 19 facilities have been buzzed. Looking for a way to …