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Meaning in a Silent Universe

<i>In 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi is said to have asked “Where are they?” — that is, in a universe teeming with galaxies, and in a galaxy teeming</i> …

Sweet & Sticky Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Strips

Funny how scary fish sauce can be to some folks. That’s why some of you were a little cautious about trying our recent sticky fish sauce chicken …

Police arrest 400 at U.S. Capitol in protest of money in politics | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police arrested more than 400 protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday from Democracy Spring, an organization seeking to remove big money from politics and combat restrictive voter identification laws.<p>The mostly calm and orderly demonstration resulted in arrests for what …

Alameda County deputies robbed beating victim, lawyer says

Alameda County sheriff’s deputies who were filmed beating a man in a Mission District alley also robbed him and, with the help of other deputies, bribed homeless witnesses to cover up their actions, says an attorney representing the victim.<p>Michael Haddad, a civil rights attorney representing …

India adopts 112 as its 911-like national emergency number

India has finally got a national emergency number, similar to 911 in the US and 999 in the UK. It will adopt 112 as its single emergency response …

India

MedStar paralyzed as hackers take aim at another US hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was crippled by …

Report: Prosecutors rarely disciplined for misconduct

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Prosecutors are rarely held accountable for misconduct and mistakes that have left innocent people imprisoned for crimes they …

Brazil's Rousseff faces impeachment, coalition collapse

A legal request has been filed to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for obstructing justice and fiscal accounting tricks, the second one against the leader politically embattled by her own government.<p>The request, filed by the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) on Monday, also involved …

Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem

ATLANTA (AP) — The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and should be atop the federal government's …

Indian scientists develop technology for effective cancer treatment

A team of Indian scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School has made an important breakthrough by developing a …

Tough 9-Year-Old Girl Completes 24-Hour Obstacle Course Designed by US Navy SEALs

She’s probably not done shedding her baby teeth, but 9-year-old Milla Bizzotto is tougher than most adults. The four-foot-tall, 53-pound third grader …

Miami Beach

How Sebastian Schipper created a one take thriller that surpassed Hitchcock

Since launching at last year’s Berlin film festival, the audacious one-take heist movie, Victoria, has everyone talking. How did its makers pull off something that a movie legend could not?<p>There’s a scene in Victoria in which the camera follows a girl from a dancefloor to the bar, to the street, to …

How A Foiled Robbery Sheds Light On Apple's Clash With The FBI

In the standoff between Apple and the FBI, each side is recruiting powerful allies and waging a war of words. As the story unfolds, we'll fact-check the boldest claims, starting with this one by FBI Director James Comey.<p>"We're moving to a place where there are warrantproof places in our life," …

Marijuana oil bill clears last hurdle in Virginia legislature

RICHMOND — A bill meant to pave the way for producing therapeutic marijuana oils in Virginia cleared its last legislative hurdle on Tuesday.<p>The Senate voted 39 to 0 in favor of the bill, with Sen. Bryce E. Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) not voting. Parents with severely epileptic children, who have …

Sanders lawsuit: Ohio official changed law to block 17-year-olds from voting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders' campaign on Tuesday sued Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, accusing the Republican of quietly changing a law in an effort to block 17-year-olds from voting in the state's presidential primary next week.<p>Husted, however, insisted that there had been no change in …

North Koreans are risking their lives to use black market smartphones from China

North Korea’s isolation from most of the world is not just economic and diplomatic, but technological too. Only about 3 million of its people have access to its domestic telecommunications network, which does not permit access to outside countries. Its internet, meanwhile, is accessible only to the …

North Korea

More than half the men on a tiny Pacific island have been convicted of sex crimes

Michael Warren, who served as mayor of the tiny South Pacific island from 2008 to 2013, could become the only inmate in the island's prison, after being handed a 20-month sentence by a court in New Zealand for charges stemming back as far as 2004.<p>That year, the island — which has a total population …

Spain rape victim asked by judge if she tried 'closing her legs'

Women's rights organisation lodges complaint against a female judge over her 'humiliating' questioning of rape victim<p>A women’s rights organisation in Spain has lodged a complaint against a female judge who “humiliated” an alleged rape victim by asking whether she had tried closing her legs.<p>The …

Deepest part of the world's ocean is incredibly noisy, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unlike deep space, the deep sea is not a silent oasis, according to newly released recordings.<p>Researchers shared audio clips of ambient noise that were captured at a depth of more than 36,000 feet, about 7 miles, in the Mariana Trench, near the U.S. territory of Guam, according to a …

Seafloor

Scientists have discovered a 'ghostlike' octopus near Hawaii

This ghostlike octopod is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any described genus. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016.<p>Scientists may have found a new species of octopus near Hawaii.<p>An exploratory vessel for the National …

Missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo: 'I wasn't abducted'

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo made an unexpected appearance in a Chinese television interview Monday, insisting he hadn't been abducted from the former British territory.<p>His case, which came after the disappearance of four of his colleagues, sparked outrage in Hong Kong and …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Physics

Magic Leap Scores $793.5 Million To Science The Heck Out Of “Mixed Reality Lightfield”

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap has raised $793.5 million in a funding round led by Alibaba.<p>Magic Leap, the intensely watched Florida-based technology startup working on a new form of augmented reality, announced Tuesday that it has raised $793.5 million in a funding round led by Alibaba. …

Scientists unveil potential schizophrenia breakthrough

Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have identified a potential factor - a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive - that could lead to breakthroughs in the prevention or treatment of the condition.<p>The result, accomplished by analysis of genetics, autopsy brain …

This 11-Year-Old Girl Started A Project To Get More Diverse Books In Schools

"If you have something in common with the characters, you'll always remember and learn a lesson from the book."

Principal pushed children out of the way before being killed by bus in Indiana

<b>(CNN) —</b> So often, words are left unspoken. People never get around to saying how much they appreciate someone.<p>Not so for Susan Jordan, the principal at an Indiana elementary school, who died saving the lives of her students Tuesday.<p>While she was hailed as heroic after her death for the way she …

One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others

(Reuters) - One protester was shot dead and eight others were arrested on Tuesday after authorities confronted members of an armed group that has staged a month-long occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, activists and officials said.<p>The FBI said gunshots rang out after officers …

Oregon