Kelly Dwyer

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5 Ways the U.S. Can Have an Icelandic Revolution

"We have to nationalize the banks. We have to get rid of the government. We need to have access to the internet seen as a human right. We need to have a new Constitution," said Birgitta Jonsdottir, founder of the Icelandic Pirate Party. Jonsdottir, a lifelong political activist and recently …

German government agency bans meat from official functions

The government says it’s for environmental reasons, but critics are complaining of violation of personal freedom.<p>German cuisine might be most famous …

We tried Taco Bell's controversial new fried chicken chalupa shell — and it's shockingly good

After two years of tests, the Mexican fast-food chain is finally launching the most controversial chalupa yet.<p>Instead of a traditional tortilla shell, the Naked Chicken Chalupa uses just that — a fried chicken shell wrapped around lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.<p>As news of the product's test leaked, …

the documentary on mercury and its role in the autism epidemic – “Ten Lies” Told About Mercury in Vaccines

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Minnesota judge denies 29 claims in Prince inheritance battle

A Minnesota judge has excluded nearly 30 would-be heirs from the estate of the late pop star Prince, bolstering the inheritance claims of the performer's sister and surviving half-siblings, probate court records released on Friday showed.<p>The court order, issued on Thursday, came in response to a …

Google Opinion Rewards - Apps on Google Play

Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credit with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by the Google Surveys team.<p>Getting started is easy. …

More than 700 migrants have drowned in Mediterranean in past few days

More than 700 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea last week as their boats foundered, aid and refugee agencies estimated Sunday, with most of them attempting to flee the Libyan coast for Italy in the deadliest period of migration to Europe this year.<p>The sinkings raise concerns that Europe is …

Flooding, severe weather devastate Texas

Six people died and at least two others were missing Sunday after heavy rains in Texas and Kansas caused severe flooding. In one case near Austin, which received nine inches of rain this week, a vehicle with two people was swept off a flooded roadway.<p>Threats of floods prompted authorities to …

Microsoft awards grants to bring affordable Internet access to the masses

The software giant follows in the steps of Facebook and Google in the hopes of providing Internet access to developing countries.<p>Microsoft said Tuesday it had awarded grants to 12 businesses as part of the company's Affordable Access Initiative, part of the software giant's effort to encourage …

Texas board of education vote is critical for conservatives – and US schools

Board has become a battleground as members seek to stamp their values on textbooks, and now an extreme conservative is on the brink of a key position<p>The question of how extreme is too extreme for Texas Republican voters may be answered on Tuesday evening, when voters are expected to favor a woman …

School Administration

Can you solve the psychedelic illusion driving the internet crazy?

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>The brain may have an inconceivable number of cells [around 100 billion] and is the most complex biological structure on Earth but the organ appears to have a little trouble when it comes to optical illusions.<p>It seems to be relatively easy to trick the brain - as …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan, the White House said Tuesday, a charged final-year stop meant to advance his goal of nuclear disarmament.<p>Added to the end of a late-May …

Secrets, lies and the iPhone: A CIA whistleblower talks about Obama’s bizarre secrecy obsession — and why Hillary and Bernie won’t talk about it

This isn’t about Apple vs. the FBI — it’s about a “progressive” president with a dismal record on civil liberties<p>It’s one of the enduring mysteries of Barack Obama’s presidency, as it sinks toward the sunset: How did this suave and intelligent guy, with the cosmopolitan demeanor, the sardonic sense …

US Navy releases video of Iran firing rockets near a US aircraft carrier

The US Navy said it released the footage in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, though it also comes as US ally Saudi Arabia has cut ties to the Islamic Republic following attacks on diplomatic posts there after the kingdom's execution of a Shiite cleric.<p>The 45 seconds of …

There's a good reason why these kids freaked out when they got a Nintendo 64 on Christmas day in 1996

It's been nearly 20 years, but there isn't a better Christmas gift unwrapping video than this:<p>Those two kids are freaking out over the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's third major console released in 1996.<p>And their reaction was justified at the time. The Nintendo 64 was a major leap forward in the world of …

No charges in Sandra Bland's death, rules grand jury

Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead in a Texas jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop<p>A grand jury decided on Monday that no felony crime was committed by the sheriff's office or jailers in the treatment of a black woman who died in a south-east Texas county jail …

Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets.<p>But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn't go according to plan.<p>A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they …

Terrorism

Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry

Orion Spacecraft

Irish student meets the doppelganger she found on the internet

2015 seems to have been a bit of a plum year for lookalikes.<p>Back in March we reported on retired priest Neil Richardson, 69, who was baffled when complete strangers insisted on calling him John after he moved to a new town.<p>The penny dropped when he finally met John Jemison, 74, a retired …

Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Call to Earth - A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21

An Astronaut's View of Earth

Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege

BAGHDAD (AP) — After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes …

Even Adobe wants everyone to quit using Flash

As of today, Flash Professional CC, which enjoyed almost two decades as the de facto king of making animations for the web, will be known as Animate Professional CC, according to an Adobe blog entry.<p>Adobe is keeping support for making Flash content in Animate Professional, so as not to leave its …

The NSA's web surveillance program is alive and well and living overseas

When the Snowden leaks first revealed the National Security Agency's web surveillance systems, it came with a mystery. According to documents published by Snowden, the NSA voluntarily ended bulk collection of web metadata in November of 2010, but the agency's capabilities didn't seem to suffer as a …

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Sea Level