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Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought

And creepier, too!<p>As the past 35 months have made painfully clear, <b>Donald Trump</b> is not a particularly smart man. At least, not in the traditional way that Americans used to expect of their president. “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem …

Donald Trump

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than deployed service members

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while deployed as members of the military.<p>Data for military casualties are difficult to ascertain. An original version …

Military

Palestinian Family Says 8-Month-Old Died From Israeli Tear Gas In Gaza Protest Crackdown (GRAPHIC)

Sixty people were killed during Monday's clashes, which took place during the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.<p><i>Warning: This story contains images that may be disturbing to some readers.</i><p>Monday’s clashes along the Israel-Gaza border were the deadliest the region has experienced in years, …

I had no idea this hidden iPhone trick existed, and now it’s one of my favorites

A few months ago I told you about a nifty little iOS trick that may very well keep some iPhone and iPad users from losing their minds. How annoying …

Apps

Five features that make Overcast better than Apple Podcasts

I’ve been listening to podcasts on Apple devices long before it became mainstream. In fact, I used iPodderX to listen to podcasts on my iPod before iTunes had support. I’ve used just about every podcast app ever made for iOS.<p>I can say without a doubt that Overcast is the best podcast app that I’ve …

Dying Gulf Stream may trigger a global nightmare

Scientists are raising alarm bells after two studies found that the Gulf Stream—an ocean current key to regulating Earth's climate—is the weakest it's been in 1,600 years, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>The culprit is apparently melting sea ice and glaciers, which inject fresh water into the North Atlantic …

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380

Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger could rely on automated help to pull off the ‘Miracle on the Hudson.’ Ex-fighter pilot Tammie Jo Shults saved hundreds of …

New Mexico

Paid summer breaks and other common myths about teachers

<b>(CNN) —</b> As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money.<p>But many of the arguments against teachers' demands are based on misconceptions about the teaching …

Teaching

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

White House Doctor Writes Note Saying Trump Too Sick to Talk to Mueller

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller, the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel.<p>“Donald Trump is not well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote.<p>The doctor’s …

How to delete all your voice data from Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and Apple HomePod

Amazon Echo's Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple's HomePod and Cortana are always listening to obey your commands. Utter the wake word – Alexa, Cortana …

Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.<p>Influenza activity has increased and is now widespread in 49 states -- all except Hawaii -- for the week ending January 13, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

Here's exactly how many days you should book your flight in advance to save the most on airfare

What's the deal with airfare prices? Over the past two years, ticket prices have declined by 3%, while passengers are slammed with checked bag fees (on every major airline except for Southwest, who offers 2 free checked bags) and shrinking legroom (by an order nearly 4 inches over the past few …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

Smartwatches

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African …

I'm a Republican. What on Earth Is Wrong With My Party?

I am a Republican in the era of Donald Trump, and I am emotionally depleted by the constant cruelty of the President of the United States.<p>I’ve told …

Political Science

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Oxon Hill, Maryland<p>Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away.<p>There’s a new twist in the tale of one of the strangest objects in the sky.<p>About three billion light-years away, that mysterious object continually hurls humongous blasts of …

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Incredibly Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years

You don't want to miss this.<p>If you were awestruck by the New Year's Day super moon, hold onto your pants.<p>On January 31, around midnight, the full …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Trump's cold-snap tweet is even more shamelessly stupid than you had first thought. Here's why.

People visit the Niagara Falls during extreme cold weather as sub-zero temperatures are expected across Canada and the United States on New Year's …

Weather

Utah doctor's response to Trump tweet on climate change goes viral

(KUTV) - President Trump's Thursday tweet about how "we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming [sic]" set off a not-uncommon …

Climate Change

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Terrifying map shows how the flu is quickly spreading across the US

From the California coast to the shores of South Carolina, Americans across the country are coming down with some nasty strains of the flu this year.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports "influenza activity" is ticking up across the southern half of the US, with one strain …

Donald Trump Wraps Up The Year With 'The Dumbest Thing He's Tweeted In 2017'

'You are so stupid it is painful.'<p>The President of the United States has continued his war of scepticism on climate change by asserting the current …

Donald Trump

One Big Family: This Beautiful Interactive Diagram Shows How Every Organism Is Related

Want to start the New Year with a little bit of perspective? Take a look at this beautiful interactive tree of life diagram created by Evogeneao, which enables you to see how all organisms on earth are related, from humans all the way to ancient bacteria. The point of this immersive map, say the …

Biology

The full lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne' so you don't mumble your way through it

<b>(CNN) —</b> You see it every New Year's Eve when the clock strikes midnight: people faking their way through "Auld Lang Syne."<p>We don't blame them; no one really knows the words to the song -- even though we sing it all over the world when we ring in the New Year.<p>The British supermarket chain …

Sainsbury's

White House aides reportedly blindsided by 'embarrassing' Trump interview

White House aides were mortified by President Donald Trump's 30-minute interview with The New York Times, the contents of which dominated headlines all day Friday.<p>The interview published on Thursday hit on some familiar topics for Trump: the ongoing Russia investigation, his legislative …

'The Simpsons' Shut Down Trump's Climate Change Tweet 8 Years Ago

President Donald Trump has fallen victim to one of the most difficult comedy writing conundrums of modern times. Whenever you have a good idea, it …

Donald Trump