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Children's Book Review: Buster and the Baby by Amy Hest, illus. by Polly Dunbar. Candlewick, $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7636-8787-8

Buster and the Baby<p>Amy Hest, illus. by Polly Dunbar. Candlewick, $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7636-8787-8<p>More By and About This Author<p>Anyone who has …

Book Reviews

An artistic tribute to literature's most beloved rodents.

Mice (and a few rats) have played outsized roles in the world of children’s literature over the years. From Stuart Little to Angelina Ballerina to …

Literature

Puzzling, Peculiar and Phenomenal: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

If you missed some of our articles and podcasts this week, it's OK — at least you're here now! Keep reading to catch up on some of our latest …

Apple's $1000 iPhone X embraces the bleeding edge: The top 3 features

After years of being called out for lack of innovation, Apple announced an ultra high-end iPhone--in addition to its annual incremental hardware …

Video discussion: What you need to know about Apple's big product update

Larry Dignan and Bill Detwiler discuss key differences between the iPhone X and iPhone 8, Apple's big bets on AR and machine learning, and why you …

How to process email with your voice using Astro

This new third-party email client, Astro, can help you check your Gmail or Office 365 email just through listening and talking--thanks to a …

How to respond to a negative Glassdoor review

Any company could be the target of negative employee reviews on sites like Glassdoor. The best way to deal with them is quickly, directly, and …

How to set up web-based monitoring with NGINX Amplify

NGINX now offers a powerful web-based monitoring system, called Amplify. Here's how to get it up and running quickly.<p>You may not have heard that the …

10 ways Alexa can help you get work done

Alexa can do more than play music and read you the news. The device also has skills like translation and time tracking.<p>The Amazon Echo, better known …

Video: How Ushahidi used big data analytics to monitor the Kenyan election

In 2008 Ushahidi used SMS to monitor the Kenyan election. Ten years later the election-tracking data firm uses social media to track elections all …

This photograph of a tiny seahorse hauling a Q-tip is both fantastic and shameful

It’s a pretty rare occurrence when a photographer snaps a gorgeous image, shares it with thousands of fans who adore it, and yet everyone — including …

Cosby retrial date set for April

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Cosby's retrial on aggravated indecent assault charges has been set to start April 2 in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.<p>Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill set the date in an order issued Friday. The order said jury selection questions and jury instructions must be submitted to …

Comedy

Jean-Claude Van Damme Son Arrested on Police Video Allegedly Held Roommate at Knifepoint

TMZ has obtained police video of the arrest of <b>Jean-Claude Van Damme'</b>s son, and it's pretty intense.<p>TMZ broke the story, 21-year-old <b>Nicholas Van</b> …

Tom Hanks Is Returning as David S. Pumpkins on 'Saturday Night Live'

Any questions?<p>It just isn't Halloween without everyone's favorite, bizarrely hilarious, haunted-house character, David S. Pumpkins, and his skeleton sidekicks. So it's welcome news that Tom Hanks is bringing back the instantly iconic <i>Saturday Night Live</i> character for the upcoming season.<p>"Any …

Tom Hanks

'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Ask Luis Garza how the La Raza exhibition came to be at The Autry Museum of the American West, and he raises his palms, eyes heavenward:<p>"Karma," he says. "Fate. Serendipity. The gods have chosen to align us at this moment in time."<p>Garza, who co-curated the exhibition with Amy Scott, is being a …

Subway sandwiches and U.N. talk: Inside Sessions' first meeting with Trump

The future president came to Washington at the former Alabama senator's invitation in 2005 to testify about U.N. renovations—and for lunch.<p>When President Donald Trump meets Monday with world leaders to discuss overhauling the United Nations, it may provide some affirmation for a struggling member …

Donald Trump

'Step right, step left': mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

As Trump turned to Democrats for a second time in two weeks, Republicans were left stunned while his base howled in anger. What is his strategy?<p>“He likes us,” Chuck Schumer said. “He likes me, anyway.”<p>The Democratic minority leader, talking with glee to his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell, …

Republicans

Lab notes: from ancient zero to space hero – this week's science goes down in a blaze of glory

And so farewell to Cassini, whose incredibly rewarding mission to Saturn has reached a fiery and dramatic end after 20 years, eight billion miles, a ton of stunning images and masses of extremely intriguing data. The plucky spacecraft has now become one with the planet it so faithfully observed, …

Developing Countries

Scientists Reveal Fire Ant Venom Could be Used as a Skin Treatment

It's scary, but it could help.<p>If the floating masses of fire ants transported by the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey made you shudder all over, new …

Scientists discover unusual gender-bending insect

Scientists are bugging out over this gender-bending insect!<p>Japanese researchers discovered a penis on the tiny female Neotrogla bug, which uses her …

Liquid Cats, Didgeridoo Research and More From the 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes

It's that time of year again: The research that makes people "laugh and then think" is being honored with the Ig Nobel Prizes, a parody of the …

This new device could someday cool your smartphone

Researchers from UCLA and SRI International have developed a flexible, lightweight, cooling system that — if it can be mass-produced cost-effectively …

Third-Hand Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Can Still Damage Your Organs

It just gets worse over time.<p>Links between disease and tobacco have been clear for half a century now, while the harmful effects of second-hand …

DOJ scaling back program to reform police departments

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Justice Department announced Friday that it is significantly scaling back a program created during the Obama administration to help reform police departments after controversial incidents such as police-involved shootings.<p>The department will no longer issue audit reports of police …

Trump's tweet on London attack draws ire from U.K. officials

'These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!' Trump tweets.<p>British officials rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday for claiming that the individuals responsible for setting off explosives in the London subway had been “in the sights of” law …

Judiciary Chairman Considers Subpoenas in Trump Investigation

WASHINGTON — Senator Charles E. Grassley, facing what he sees as Justice Department stonewalling, is considering subpoenas to compel several witnesses to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee and divulge what they know about President Trump’s connections to Russia and his firing of James B. …

California lawmakers greenlight early primary in 2020

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers, bidding to exert greater influence on the next presidential nominating contest, sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill early Saturday that would move the state’s 2020 primary election up three months to March.<p>If signed into law by Brown, the early primary could dramatically …

Trump's Message For His 1st U.N. General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

President Trump is about to make his debut at an institution he has often berated. For the first time, he will attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, which brings together leaders of the 193 member nations for a week of meetings and speeches.<p>As president-elect, he called the …

Aide on Trump's border wall: 'Definition of a wall' needs a conversation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> One of President Donald Trump's key legislative negotiators called for a "conversation" over what exactly the proposed border wall would really be.<p>"I think that what the definition of a wall is, is something that we all need to have a serious conversation" about, White House …

Donald Trump