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The Doomsday Clock Is Reset: Closest To Midnight Since The 1950s

The minute hand on the Doomsday Clock ticked closer to midnight Thursday, as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said it's seeing an increase in dangers to humanity, from climate change to nuclear warfare. The group took the "unprecedented" step of moving the clock 30 seconds closer to midnight, …

Jerry Brown

Coming soon: An American-made Kalashnikov

Soon you'll be able to buy an American-made Kalashnikov.<p>Kalashnikov USA, which split from its Russian parent company three years ago, will start selling a semiautomatic 12-gauge shotgun called the KS-12 in February, CEO Brian Skinner told CNNMoney.<p>The gun is being produced at a new factory in …

Made in America

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears …

Natural Disasters

FDA confirms that St. Jude's cardiac devices can be hacked

It's official: Hearts can be hacked.<p>The FDA confirmed that St. Jude Medical's implantable cardiac devices have vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to access a device. Once in, they could deplete the battery or administer incorrect pacing or shocks, the FDA said on Monday.<p>The devices, like …

Medical Technology

The Next Frontier: Space Miners Are the Universe's Future Tycoons

The next gold rush will be intergalactic.<p>In 2009, a collection of astronauts, academics, and aerospace industrialists convened to review NASA’s present and future plans for manned space flight. Informally dubbed the “Augustine Commission,” the more-stuffily named Review of United States Human Space …

Space Exploration

15 things successful people do over holiday breaks

The holidays are almost here, which means you might be looking forward to some time off from work.<p>While this time of year might be a bit chaotic, a break from work can offer you the chance to recharge and refocus.<p>However, it's crucial that you don't squander the opportunity.<p>Business Insider spoke …

Productivity

Apple supplier Foxconn is in talks to invest in the U.S.

One of Apple's biggest suppliers is in talks to invest in the United States.<p>Taiwan-based Foxconn is a giant contract manufacturer that plays a key role in assembling iPhones for Apple (AAPL), employing hundreds of thousands of workers in mainland China.<p>"We are in preliminary discussions regarding a …

Donald Trump

Taiwan’s leader says call with Trump didn’t reflect U.S. policy change

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that her phone call with President-elect Donald Trump should not be interpreted as a significant shift in U.S. policy and stressed that both sides see the value of maintaining regional stability.<p>“Of course I have to stress that one phone …

China

How sanctions are fueling a Russian food revolution | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Russia has always had a great tradition of making tasty meals from very little.<p>Where else would you find fried eggs with jam, gelatinous aspic creations or almost microscopically chopped "okroshka" soups on the menu?<p>With Moscow in the grip of sanctions that have hit menus hard -- President …

Sous-vide Cooking

OPEC raises the white flag in battle with U.S.

That fluttering sound you just heard was OPEC waving the white flag.<p>After a painful two-year price war against U.S. shale, the Saudi Arabia-led cartel finally blinked this week by agreeing to stop flooding the world with excess supply.<p>OPEC's first production cut since 2008 reflects a recognition …

Oil

Moving to Canada? What Jews need to know

Montreal bagels — like those at the legendary St. Viateur Bagel Shop — are a plus if you’re thinking of moving to Canada following the Trump victory. …

Canada

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet.<p>Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people's homes were taken over by malware and then, …

Cyber-attacks

Bill Clinton calls Obamacare 'the craziest thing in the world,' later tries to walk it back

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bill Clinton criticized President Barack Obama's signature policy reform Monday while on the stump for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, calling Obamacare "the craziest thing in the world." But he attempted to temper his criticism at a Tuesday …

Health Care

Report offers stark picture of how Africa has stagnated over the last 10 years

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) — the most comprehensive survey of its kind — celebrated its 10th anniversary on Monday with the release of a report that chronicles just how little improvement most African nations can claim in the past decade on a broad set of governance criteria.<p>The …

Africa
Law Enforcement

Homeless man who wanted backpack found bombs instead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lee Parker needed a backpack.<p>He's homeless and used a blue garbage bag to carry his belongings.<p>So when he and his friend saw a backpack on top of a garbage can Sunday near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, they grabbed it.<p>"When I noticed the bag I said, 'This is fine, I can have …

New Jersey

Former Battlefield finalist Photomath’s app can now solve your handwritten math problems

Learning any new subject can be challenging — for many students, that subject is math. Fortunately, Photomath is here to help. Photomath, a finalist in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe 2014, is an app that solves complex math problems using your smartphone’s camera.<p>Since Disrupt, Photomath …

Apps

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

Why the world’s Muslim population is growing so very, very quickly

This week, I reported a story for The Post from Jakarta on the “Muslim youth bulge” — the surge in youth in the Muslim world — and explored why this could be a recipe for instability. As a journalist and a young person (I’m 26), I’m fascinated by how young people shape society — sometimes for …

Middle East

North Korea claims successful test of nuclear warhead

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea said it hit the button on its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test Friday morning, claiming to have successfully detonated a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic rockets.<p>State media said the test would enable North Korea to produce "a variety of …

North Korea
Demographics

Tropical Storm Hermine batters Georgia, forecasters warn of ‘life-threatening floods’ along the East Coast

APALACHICOLA, Fla. — Hermine slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast early Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, the strongest storm to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing heavy rain, powerful winds and storm surges that forced some evacuations as the system began its crawl up the Atlantic …

Weather

Italy earthquake survivors: 'The future is finished'

<b>Amatrice, Italy (CNN) —</b> The summer sun beats brightly down on the streets of the picturesque Italian mountain town, but the people who walk them are not on holiday. Amatrice has become a mausoleum.<p>The town -- home to the beloved Spaghetti all'Amatriciana -- should have been full of pasta-loving …

Italy

5 Golden Rules of Graphic Designing – The Well Kept Secret!

The difference between designing a website and just applauding one that’s already been done is all that hard work and talent that graphic designing …