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Sally Yates says she warned White House that Flynn was a blackmail risk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said Monday that she alerted the White House earlier this year that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn could be "essentially blackmailed by the Russians."<p>"We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians," …

We Finally Understand How Lithium Stabilizes Bipolar Disorder

"The only way that you can make a therapy better is to understand how it was working to begin with."<p>For sufferers of bipolar disorder, lithium is a …

US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula

<b>(CNN) —</b> A US aircraft carrier-led strike group is headed toward the Western Pacific Ocean near the Korean Peninsula, a US defense official confirmed to CNN.<p>The move of the Vinson strike group is in response to recent North Korean provocations, the official said.<p>Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of …

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How to Build an Astrolabe Like John B. McLemore From 'S- Town'

It's the universe in the palm of your hand.<p>John B. McLemore restored antique clocks in Woodstock, Alabama — or Shit Town, as he liked to call it. …

What It’s Like to Find Belonging in the Lolita Community

A “bro-lita” and a genderfluid lolita on what the Japanese fashion subculture means to them.<p><i>Photography by Hayley Stewart.</i><p>When I started documenting the lolita subculture, I quickly realized that every lolita I met was marvelously unique not only in the specific intricate outfits they chose to wear …

US Senate vote clears way for Montenegro NATO entry

Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's latest member after the US Senate voted to clear the way for a final vote on its accession. Backers of …

American Airlines buys $200-million stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country's three major state-owned carriers, and expand commercial cooperation.<p>China Southern Airlines said in an announcement Tuesday through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the purchase will …

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No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?<p>In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, …

Intel's extra-fast 3D storage comes to your desktop PC

Optane will speed up your system on April 24th.<p>It didn't take long for Intel's 3D Optane storage to reach a product you can realistically buy. The chip maker has introduced Optane modules designed to boost the performance of your desktop PC. They're strictly cache drives that only hold 16GB or 32GB …

Giant gold coin worth almost €4 million stolen from Berlin museum in dawn heist

Thieves stole a 100kg gold coin with a market value of almost €4 million in a dawn heist at Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday morning.<p>The coin, nicknamed the big maple leaf, is a commemorative piece which was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007.<p>It measures 53cm across and is 3cm thick and, like …

Facing lawsuit from residents and activists, government officials just agreed to replace 18,000 lead-tainted pipes in Flint

By Brady Dennis<p>Brady Dennis<p>Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Michigan and the city of Flint have agreed to spend the next several years replacing roughly 18,000 aging underground pipes as part of a far-reaching legal …

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Elon Musk's new company said to seek brain-computer link

Elon Musk believes we are ready for a mind meld, but instead of connecting the brains of two Vulcans, a la "Star Trek," the billionaire entrepreneur wants to link human brains with computers.<p>The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors is exploring just such a connection through another company he has …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Video shows moment Theresa May takes wrong turn after being rushed into car as London terror attack unfolds

A newly emerged video shows Prime Minister Theresa May being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster.<p>Mrs May was among MPs near the Commons at the time of the attack, and was quickly ushered away by …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid 'crimes against the American people'

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked details of the NSA's controversial PRISM surveillance program, reportedly used a secure email service called Lavabit to send messages from Russia. Now, Lavabit has abruptly shut down, in what its owner says was a difficult decision. Ladar Levison says …

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not here because of the anti-establishment rock star lurking in the basement; this venue is also the centre for the LAPD rapid …

Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.<p>The robot, whose outward appearance was inspired by the cartoon …

Obama's secret kill list – the disposition matrix

When Bilal Berjawi spoke to his wife for the last time, he had no way of being certain that he was about to die. But he should have had his …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Brazil demands explanation from US over NSA spying

Brazil has called on Washington to explain why US intelligence agencies have been monitoring millions of emails and phone calls from its citizens, as …

Activists call for Ender's Game boycott over author's anti-gay views

A US activist group has called for a boycott of forthcoming science fiction epic Ender's Game in protest at the anti-gay views of author Orson Scott …

Guy's 'Ring' Ghost Prank On Sleeping Girlfriend Is Terrifying... And Hilarious (VIDEO)

Have you ever wanted to fall asleep and wake up to the little girl from "The Ring" climbing out of your TV? No, you haven't. This is why.<p>This guy has a LOT of groveling to do to make up for doing this to his girlfriend.

Egyptian army ready to die in 'final hours' as President Mohamed Morsi remains defiant

Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged his life to defy the other as the hour approached on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover that was prompted by mass demonstrations.<p>The military chiefs issued a call to battle in a statement headlined "The Final …

Putin Says Snowden Is Still In the Moscow Airport, and Won't Be Extradited

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update (2:45 p.m.):</b> Glenn Greenwald tells The Daily Beast that Snowden has taken precautions to …