Mike McCue

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Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: 'We call BS'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people.<p>Below is a full transcript of her speech:<p>We haven't already had a moment of …

Guns

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

'We will be the last mass shooting': Florida students want to be tipping point in gun debate

There is a new voice in the debate over gun violence. It is poised, passionate — and young.<p>The student survivors of Wednesday's massacre — many not even old enough to vote — have been saturating the airwaves and social media with a resounding message: Something is broken in a country that can’t …

Guns

'Incredibles 2': Bob Parr struggles with #dadlife in new trailer

This week just got a lot more <i>Incredible</i>. Disney/Pixar has released new footage of <i>Incredibles 2</i>, the follow-up to the Oscar-winning animated feature released in 2004.<p>In the sequel dashing into theaters on June 15, Parr family patriarch Bob (Craig T. Nelson) feels the pressure of solo parenting after …

Samuel L. Jackson

'Early Man' Is A Mammoth Delight

Look closely at a frame from <i>Early Man</i> — or any of the other features and shorts by Nick Park, the stop-motion animator behind <i>Creature Comforts</i>, the Wallace and Gromit series, and <i>Chicken Run</i> — and you can spot the truest and most literal of all auteur stamps: The curvatures of a fingerprint. As …

Tom Hiddleston

In Netanyahu’s Israel, the Divisiveness Is Now All About Him

JERUSALEM — In a trio of new polls, Israelis have declared what they think of the bribery case against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the answer is roughly the same as what they think of Mr. Netanyahu himself: About half think he should step aside. His right-wing supporters overwhelmingly …

Israel

Top Wow Spots of Banff & Jasper National Parks

Moraine Lake<p>Surrounded by a cathedral of massifs in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park’s Moraine Lake is truly breathtaking. Its …

Hiking

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

After Sandy Hook, More Than 400 People Have Been Shot in Over 200 School Shootings

Since 26 people were killed in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, a nonprofit that tracks school shootings has recorded seven a month.

Nonprofits

Here’s Why the Porsche Mission E Charges into the Future with 800-Volt Technology

The Porsche Mission E will charge its battery pack, Porsche promises, in half the time it takes present-day Tesla vehicles, which are the charge-rate champions now. Porsche certainly plans to deliver on the strong and silent straight-line performance that has been Tesla’s longtime YouTube party …

Electric Vehicles

'LOVE TRUMPS HATE': Leftists Attack Trump Supporter Whose Daughter Was Killed In Shooting

Losing his daughter is an undeniable tragedy, choosing to wear the shirt of a leader who is doing nothing to stop this from happening to other …

United States

12 Of The Best Hikes In Ireland You Have To Experience

The best hikes in Ireland are without a doubt those that leave you absolutely in awe of the stunning natural beauty the country is so famous for! …

Hiking

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'

Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD<p>Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an …

Archaeology

Panasonic GX9 unveiled, described as “premium street photography camera”

<b>Panasonic's Lumix GX9 adds 20MP sensor and tilting viewfinder in compact rangefinder-style body design</b><p>Panasonic has announced the Lumix DC-GX9 …

Cameras

All the things Fox News blamed the Parkland shooting on other than the gun

Seventeen people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida yesterday (Feb. 14) in the 18th school shooting in the United States this year. The alleged shooter, a 19-year-old former student of the school who was expelled for violent behavior, posted disturbing images of guns and knives …

Guns

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

Stanley Kubrick

Thanks, Boston Dynamics! We are doomed.

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

Robotics

6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip

The drive from Florence to Rome is pretty straightforward, just hop on the A1 and jet three hours south. But you should be making a road trip out of it, so skip eating at the roadside autogrill and extend your drive. Pick one or two of our favorite pit-stop towns along the way for 12th century …

Italy

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

The Silicon Valley Giant Bankrolling Devin Nunes

Top executives at Oracle threw money to the controversial congressman just weeks after hiring a similarly controversial Nunes ally.<p>Weeks after they …

Donald Trump

New DNA nanorobots successfully targeted and killed off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — In an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn’t Your Laboratory

BELGRADE, Serbia — My country, Serbia, has become an unwilling laboratory for Facebook’s experiments on user behavior — and the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization where I am the editor in chief is one of the unfortunate lab rats.<p>Last month, I noticed that our stories had …

Journalism

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.<p><i>Updated on February 6 at 7:29 p.m. ET</i><p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in Washington, D.C., in front of …

Falcon Heavy

100 Million Year Old Spider With A Tail Is Worse Than We Could Have Imagined

Look away now arachnophobes.<p>If you already thought spiders were terrifying to look at, wait till you hear about a newly-discovered species of …

Zoology

Nunes paves Trump’s road to autocracy

The autocratic leader lies and then falsely charges his opponents with lying. He politicizes institutions that are supposed to be free of politics by falsely accusing his foes of politicizing them. He victimizes others by falsely claiming they are victimizing him.<p>The autocrat also counts on …

Donald Trump

2015 StFYC International 6 Meter Invitational Regatta

The Nutcracker

Ehang’s passenger-carrying drones look insanely impressive in first test flights

But I’m still highly skeptical this can scale<p>Two years ago, Chinese drone maker Ehang came to CES in Las Vegas and promised to build a completely autonomous, passenger-carrying quadcopter that would revolutionize mobility. Many of us in the tech community chortled under our breath, wondering if …

Drones

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters

SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed down? Yes. Elon Musk's outfit has confirmed that it will attempt to land all three boosters on Falcon Heavy's …

Space Travel

If Elon Musk is to colonise Mars, he’ll need to recruit a crew of genetically-modified humans

Elon Musk dreams of creating a million-person city on Mars. But first, the SpaceX and Tesla founder is going to need a small group of people with an …

Sustainability