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US and China agree to abandon trade war

Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.<p>The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair …

China

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

How Nike’s self-lacing shoe was created, in six questions

There’s a quick but memorable moment in the 1989 movie <i>Back to the Future II</i> where Marty McFly, an American teenager transported decades forward to 2015, encounters a futuristic pair of Nike hightop sneakers. He slips his feet into them, and to his amazement, they automatically cinch, the laces …

Shoes

'Why isn't this all over the news?': Fox News commentator lashes out over lack of coverage of a police officer who stopped a school shooting one day before the Santa Fe massacre

A Fox News commentator railed against media outlets for what he perceived as lackluster coverage of a thwarted mass shooting at an Illinois high school.<p>"An amazing thing took place Wednesday but I bet you didn't hear much about it," Greg Gutfeld, a host on Fox News' "The Five," said in his in his …

Guns

The Air Force's Elite Weapons School Has Given The F-35 A New Nickname

It's more common than not for U.S. military aircraft get unofficial nicknames that stick and that seems to have already occurred for the F-35.<p>Stephen …

Military

Parkland school resource officer decried as coward gets princely pension of $8,702 a month

<b>(CNN) —</b> The former school resource officer criticized for his response to the Parkland school massacre is receiving more than $8,700 a month in state pension, Florida Department of Management Services spokeswoman Nina Ashley said Wednesday.<p>There are no charges or circumstances that would affect …

Crime

Elon Musk personally hires 2 Newfoundland interns who solved problems at Tesla factory

Two young students from Newfoundland made such a good impression on Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a recent internship that the tech …

Tesla

Fastest-growing supermassive black hole eats a sun every two days

It sounds strange to describe a black hole as "bright," but astronomers at Australian National University have spotted one so bright that were it in …

Black Holes

Amber Alert for missing boy sparks complaints over new mobile emergency system

When the siren-like sounds from an Amber Alert rang out on cellular phones across Ontario on Monday, it sparked a bit of a backlash against Canada's …

Canada

Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it "the applause. "<p>The first time King had gonorrhea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up in Louisiana.<p>King visited a clinic and gave a fake name and phone number. He was treated quickly with antibiotics and sent on his way.<p>A few …

Public Health

Russia appears to have turned its back on Iran's forces in Syria — and now Israel looks in charge

Russia on Friday reportedly declined to export its advanced S-300 missile defense system to Syria despite a high tempo of international and Israeli airstrikes peppering the country over the last few months, in the latest sign that Moscow has turned its back on Iran in the country.<p>Russia is Syria's …

Middle East

Lenovo, the Chinese giant that plays by the rules … and loses

The war of words between the US and China over trade has many subtexts, but treatment of intellectual property (IP) is a major factor. Donald Trump believes that the world’s second-largest economy gains an unfair advantage over its main rival due to an overly aggressive and sometimes underhand …

Lenovo

Ring doorbell flaw lets others watch after password changes

You'd expect a smart doorbell to instantly boot out everyone the moment you change your password, but that isn't necessarily the case. The <i>Information</i> has learned that the app for Ring's video doorbell wasn't forcing users to sign-in after password changes, regardless of how much time had elapsed -- …

Smart Homes

Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

Man who helped save more than 2 million babies gives final blood donation

James Harrison has donated blood for 60 years, but unlike most donors, his blood contains a precious antibody that is used to make a lifesaving …

Medicine

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter prepare for another excellent adventure in third Bill and Ted film

Cult movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is to get a new sequel almost 30 years after the second instalment in the franchise.<p>Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will return in their roles as Theodore "Ted" Logan and Bill S Preston Esq in Bill & Ted Face The Music.<p>Winter tweeted confirmation of the …

Bill & Ted

Allied soldiers — including Canadians — raped thousands of German women after Second World War: research

The Second World War in Europe ended when Nazi Germany signed an unconditional surrender on May 7, 1945. As the Allies gained control over the …

Edmonton

Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was arrested and charged Tuesday morning with assault, according to a police report.<p>The 23-year-old …

Toronto Blue Jays

Victims of Japan's forced sterilizations demand justice after decades of silence

TOKYO (Reuters) - One day when Saburo Kita was 14, he was taken from an institution for troubled children to see a doctor. Despite protesting that his health was fine, he was ordered to strip, lie down on a table, and was given a local anesthetic.<p>Then the surgery began.<p>He was left with a thick, …

Disability

The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' finally wins World's Strongest Man title

He was already the strongest man in Westeros. Now he's officially the strongest man on Earth.<p>Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, known to <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans as …

TV Series

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

WhatsApp founder sends Facebook users a coded message by quitting

Early in 2009, two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, sat down to try and create a smartphone messaging app. They had a few simple design principles. One was that it should be easy to use: no complicated log-in and authentication procedures; instead, each user would be identified by …

Privacy

Why hasn’t the sun burned out yet?

Our planet's personal space heater is incredibly efficient.<p>Our sun is a fairly average star in the Milky Way—not the brightest, not the biggest, and only 4.5 billion years old. It’s only unique in that its light and heat sustains all the life on the only inhabited planet we know of in the universe. …

Protons

These are the 15 global militaries with the most troops ready to fight today

Head-to-head comparisons of militaries are hard to make. Each force brings different capabilities to the table and excels in different environments.<p>Global Firepower's 2017 Military Strength Ranking tries to compensate for those differences by drawing on more than 50 factors — among them diversity …

Military

Sweden Officially Admits that Swedish Meatballs are Actually Turkish

Sweden has admitted that Swedish meatballs — the signature food served in traditional holiday meals and in Ikea cafeterias around the world — are, in …

Fact Checking

The Chinese government confirmed that it can access deleted WeChat conversations — and people are terrified

Chinese authorities have acknowledged for the first time they're able to access deleted WeChat messages without users' permission.<p>Over the weekend a state anti-corruption body in Hefei, in the Anhui province, posted on WeChat that authorities in the nearby city of Chaohu had managed to access …

Privacy

WhatsApp founder to depart after reported spat with Facebook over security

Jan Koum said he's leaving to pursue hobbies like ultimate frisbee, but he reportedly disagrees with Facebook's vision for the messaging app.<p>Jan Koum is moving on.<p>The WhatsApp co-founder said in a Facebook post Monday that he plans to leave his messaging company, which Facebook bought four years …

Privacy

T-Mobile and Sprint are merging: Here's everything you need to know

The two companies argue the $26 billion deal will create a stronger player willing to invest in 5G. But how will this affect you?<p>T-Mobile and Sprint are finally getting together. This seismic shift in the mobile world could have big ramifications on your service.<p>The two carriers on Sunday announced …

Foxconn set to drain 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day

Last year’s announcement that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn had picked Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to build its $10 billion manufacturing campus was …

Water

This Awesome Chart Shows All The Assets Used In The Trilateral Missile Strikes On Syria

It's by far the best visual depiction of the operation we have seen.<p>CIGeography<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …