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The Satanic Temple Protested a Ten Commandments Monument in Arkansas With Its Baphomet Statue

Members of the Satanic Temple used a statue of the occult deity Baphomet to protest a Ten Commandments monument in Little Rock, Ark.<p>The 8.5-foot-tall …

Satanic

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.<p>The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality, Lausanne mayor …

Middle School

My daughter, the murderer: a mother's desperate journey through the mental health crisis

She was this beautiful young white woman, so people didn’t take her seriously when she was being violent Katie Horneshaw<p>Mary Pershall dared to hope. Her daughter, Anna, had agreed to go to rehab, to tackle her dependence on alcohol, synthetic cannabis and ice. In return, Mary had put aside her …

Mental Health

'I met my IS captor on a German street'

<b>A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street.</b><p>Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people.<p>They took …

Yazidis

'F--- You!': Press leaks during Google's all-hands meeting enrage insiders and break a cardinal rule at the company

"F--- you," said the male Google employee standing at the microphone during a pivotal moment at the company all-hands meeting on Thursday night.<p>According to three sources in attendance who spoke with Business Insider, the man was addressing whomever within Google was relaying in real time what was …

Employment

McDonald's is Spending Unbelievable Amounts of Money to Change Everything You Think About McDonald's

They're spending $6 billion. Can we just talk about $6 billion?<p>Been to McDonald's lately? If not, you might not recognize a McDonald's the next time you stop in.<p>The world's largest restaurant chain is spending $6 billion to makeover thousands of McDonald's restaurants across the U.S.. They've …

McDonald's

FCC Shuts Down Liberty Radio, Alex Jones' Pirate Flagship Radio Station

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conservative …

Alex Jones

Michael Caine Has Finally Offered A Definitive Answer To The Ending Of "Inception"

Does the goddamn top fall or not?

Warner Bros

From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly

BEIJING (Reuters) - Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.<p>The officers took Liu's iPhone, hooked it up to a handheld device that looked like a laptop and told …

China

Very fishy: China rules rainbow trout can be sold as salmon

In a move that customers have labelled very fishy, the Chinese government has ruled that rainbow trout can now be labelled and sold as salmon.<p>The seemingly bizarre move comes after complaints earlier this year that rainbow trout was being mislabelled.<p>In May, media reported that much of what was …

China

The US is losing the high-stakes global battery war

Though we rarely give them much thought, batteries — specifically lithium-ion batteries — enable modern life. They run our smartphones, yes, but they also power our Bluetooth speakers, toothbrushes, satellites, and pacemakers. In Australia, a partnership with Tesla will equip 50,000 homes with …

Clean Energy

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Coober Pedy: The mining town where people live under the earth

<i>This is part of our Road Trip 2018 summer series "Taking It to Extremes," which looks at what happens when people mix everyday tech with insane situations.</i><p><b>After spending a night</b> in an underground rock cave in the middle of the Australian desert, I learned three things: The silence is deafening. …

Mining

Turkey Crisis in Charts: Worse Than Lehman, Similar to 1998

Turkey is mired in one of the worst currency routs in emerging-market history, with few signs of how it will end. The lira fell as much as 17 percent …

Banking Crisis

Satya Nadella offloads $36M in Microsoft stock in biggest sale in his tenure as CEO

Satya Nadella sold $36 million in Microsoft stock, his biggest sell off since becoming CEO in 2014.<p>Nadella sold 328,000 shares of Microsoft stock at …

Satya Nadella

After Planet 13, Marijuana Tourism Will Never Be the Same

Nevada's largest dispensary and superstore will feature flying orbs, a laser graffiti wall, and an experience where customers will be "overwhelmed by the aesthetics."<p>Think of the Planet 13 Superstore as a theme park for marijuana. That's certainly what it sounds like when David Farris, Planet 13's …

Cannabis

It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun

The center of the solar system is a tricky destination, but NASA is going.<p>In a very short time, we human beings have seeded our corner of the universe with all kinds of signs of our existence. We have flung hundreds of satellites into the sky, cloaking the Earth in technology. We sent spacecraft to …

Astronomy

Ryanair strike hits 55,000 passengers across Europe

DUBLIN/BERLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair (RYA.I) endured its worst one-day strike on Friday after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travelers with the budget airline at the height of the summer holiday season.<p>Ryanair, which averted widespread …

Europe

Sinclair's merger breakup could frustrate its TV ambitions

Although many suspected Tribune Media would pull the plug on the merger, few expected it to sue while accusing Sinclair of deception.<p>Sinclair Broadcast Group’s singularly nasty breakup with Tribune Media on Thursday may put a serious damper on the conservative-leaning broadcast giant's ability to …

Net Neutrality

Trailer: Alex Honnold's El Cap Free Solo Filmed by Jimmy Chin

National Geographic released a three-minute trailer of Alex Honnold’s free solo of El Cap’s Freerider Route. It looks absolutely epic.<p><b>Last year,</b> …

Climbing

Tommy Fleetwood’s $154K British Open payout mistakenly went to a different Tommy Fleetwood

Returning this was the right thing to do ...<p>A golf pro in Florida named Tommy Fleetwood noticed a glitch beyond his wildest Dreams on Wednesday. He received a transfer from the European Tour for $154,480, the amount the other Tommy Fleetwood earned by finishing tied for 12th in the British Open in …

Golf

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends Stance on Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones in Sean Hannity Interview

Facing mounting scrutiny for allowing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to remain on the platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave an exclusive radio …

Jack Dorsey

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be an Energy Source. But Should It?

Science & InnovationYellowstone Live<p>The national park could power the entire continental U.S. with clean energy. Here’s why it remains untapped.<p>The northwest corner of Wyoming is boiling. There, 10,000 hydrothermal features transform Yellowstone National Park into an alien world with searing waters …

National Parks

Giant shipload of soya beans circles off China, victim of trade war with US

A shipment of soya beans worth more than $20m (£15.5m) has been bobbing aimlessly in the Pacific Ocean for a month, a casualty of the escalating trade war between China and the US.<p>Lingering uncertainty over the cargo’s fate offered a timely reminder of the fallout from a dispute that intensified on …

China

China is set to open the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

China's Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is set to be the world's longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. After about seven years of construction, the …

China

Rising From the Desert, Solar-Thermal Giant Defies Musk Battery

South America’s only solar-thermal project is resuming construction just as the technology it uses risks being overtaken by a cheaper …

South America

Jim Carrey Gets a Handjob from a Puppet in the New 'Kidding' Trailer

Carrey plays a Mr. Rogers-type character in the midst of a very strange breakdown.<p>Did you ever wonder what it would be like if one day, Mr. Rogers slipped on his outdoor shoes, left the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and abruptly spiraled into a rage-filled breakdown complete with freaky …

Comedy

CARL ICAHN: The $67 billion Cigna-Express Scripts merger may 'rival the worst acquisitions in corporate history'

Carl Icahn doesn't want the health insurer Cigna's $67 billion deal with Express Scripts.<p>Icahn, who recently took a stake in Cigna, wrote in a letter to Cigna shareholders Tuesday that the deal "may well rival the worst acquisitions in corporate history." Icahn disclosed that he was also short …

Pharma

Elon Musk’s Dota 2 bots spank top-tier humans, and they know how to trash talk

The only way humans won? When they stacked the deck in their favor.<p>A team of computer-controlled bots took on a team of top human players in a <i>Dota 2</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple removes podcasts by Infowars' Alex Jones

All but one of the major content platforms have banned the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as the companies raced to act in the wake of Apple’s decision to remove five podcasts by Jones and his Infowars website.<p>Facebook unpublished four pages run by Jones for “repeated violations of …

Internet