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Giant net turns fog into drinking water in Morocco

The CloudFisher can harvest up to 36,000 liters of water for 800 people per day<p>Ever notice the droplets of water that collect onto spider webs? So did Peter Trautwein, a volunteer engineer with the German Water Foundation and the creator of a rad new water-harvesting device. The ultra …

Two More Classic Psychology Studies Just Failed The Reproducibility Test

The scientific method in action.<p>For years now, researchers have been warning about a reproducibility crisis in science - the realisation that a lot …

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.<p>Rahul Jandial is one of those people who makes you feel bad about what you've done with your time on Earth. Now 43, Jandial became both a brain …

Physiology

Exposed: The secret powerhouse processing millions in global fraud

<b>Editor's Note: Today, a Canadian payment processor named PacNet Services, Ltd. became one of the many targets of an</b> <b>unprecedented crackdown</b> <b>on global mail fraud, which was announced today by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. CNNMoney, which exclusively broke the news of this action, has spent months</b> …

Corruption

Hundreds at funeral for Ohio boy, 13, fatally shot by police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery was remembered at his funeral Saturday as someone with a special glow.<p>"He lit up a room. He demanded your attention," said Michael Bell, who coached Tyre King on his youth …

Law Enforcement

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.<p>First, residents of Greenville, S.C., reported last month that suspicious clowns were attempting to lure children into the woods. The property manager of the Fleetwood …

Crime

Montreal Gearing Up To Sentence Huge Numbers Of Innocent Dogs To Death

Proposed legislation could be disastrous for the city's pit bulls.<p>For pit bull owners in Montreal, this is a stressful weekend.<p>The city’s municipal council is set to vote Monday on legislation that would ban residents from acquiring pit bulls and place severe restrictions on people who already have …

Thirteen dead in stampede in Democratic Republic of Congo

A drunken soldier in civilian clothes fired four shots from his gun, causing panic, the local mayor said<p>Thirteen people died when a panic-stricken crowd stampeded in a troubled town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, local officials said.<p>“The incident happened when a drunken …

Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

<b>Poor diets are undermining the health of one in three of the world's people, an independent panel of food and agriculture experts has warned.</b><p>The report says under-nourishment is stunting the growth of nearly a quarter of children under five.<p>And by 2030 a third of the population could be overweight …

Nutrition

Man shot dead near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

An Illinois man was shot and killed early Sunday near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus as he walked past an unrelated fight, police said, and five other people were hurt.<p>The shooting was reported before 2 a.m. ET Sunday between Third and Fourth streets in Champaign, less than a …

Policing
Latin America

Washington mall shooting suspect to be arraigned Monday

<b>(CNN) —</b> The lone suspect held in the killing of five people at a Washington state mall will be arraigned Monday and authorities are working steadily to nail down a motive, a state patrol spokesman said Sunday.<p>Arcan Cetin, 20, is facing five counts of first-degree murder, according to Skagit County …

CNN

Data could give Singapore a competitive advantage: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: Data must be seen as a new resource in order for the Republic to become a key player in the global digital economy, said Deputy Chairman …