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At water-starved Lake Mead and Lake Powell, 'the crisis is already real,' scientists say

With Lake Mead dropping to levels that could trigger water cutbacks in less than two years, there's been a lot of talk lately about negotiating a deal to keep the reservoir from falling even further.<p>But in a new report, scientists say the situation is just as worrisome upstream at Lake Powell.<p>The …

Colorado River

Amsterdam: 'Terrorist motive' alleged in attack on Americans

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a "terrorist motive" for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday.<p>Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the stabbings Friday at Central Station. The …

News

LA's Alleged 'Dine-and-Dash Dater' Is Now Facing Up to 13 Years in Prison

Cops say he's racked up a tab of more than $950 on his two-year, meal-stealing spree.<p>You can go back to swiping freely, Los Angeles, because the city's notorious, alleged "dine-and-dash dater" has been stopped. Over the past six months, women around the LA area have accused 45-year-old Paul …

Crime

Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River

A lengthy drought in Europe has exposed carved boulders, known as "hunger stones," that have been used for centuries to commemorate historic droughts — and warn of their consequences.<p>The Associated Press reports that hunger stones are newly visible in the Elbe River, which begins in the Czech …

Central Europe

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

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 …

Your Risk Of Dying Increased 5-Fold Today, If You Are Doing This

Of all the things you do this is more likely to kill you than even the top 10 deadliest diseases, especially today.<p>When you roll the clock back a hundred years and wonder, "What was the scariest part of how people lived?" what comes to mind?<p>No, it's not the lack of a smartphone!<p>Instead, consider …

Apple is now a $1 trillion company

‘A billion dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A trillion dollars’<p>Apple has become the first US company with a market cap of over $1 trillion. This follows a jump in its stock after reporting strong Q3 earnings that saw the iPhone maker surpass both its own projections and analysts’ …

Using Google Trends To Predict Stocks

For those of you who have not heard of Google Trends, it is a tool produced by Alphabet/Google (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) that allows users to see search …

Finally, a Problem Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power …

Will M. Night Shyamalan Cement His Comeback With ‘Glass’?

Someone should make a movie about the wild peaks and valleys of M. Night Shyamalan’s movie career.<p>The filmmaker exploded into Hollywood with 1999’s …

An unauthorized copy of an investing bible that Wall Streeters pay thousands of dollars for was up for grabs on Kindle for $9.99

One of the most prized books on Wall Street, which usually costs thousands of dollars, was briefly available to the masses for a fraction of the price.<p>An Amazon Kindle copy of "Margin of Safety," written by the billionaire value investor and hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, sold for a few days for …

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

Many asteroids might be remnants of five destroyed worlds, scientists say

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the beginning, the solar system was little more than a cloud of dust and gas. Then cold temperatures caused the center of the cloud to collapse, forming the sun. The newborn star lit up with nuclear fusion, sending light …

Asteroids

Fluid, the app that converts websites into Mac apps, gets a major overhaul with support for WebKit2

Fluid, the app that transforms basic web apps into full on Mac apps, is getting a major update today. Coming in form of a beta, the new update adds a handful of notable changes.<p>The developer announced the Fluid 2.0 beta via a tweet today, noting that the update includes a complete re-write from the …

Apps

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Google URL Inspection Tool Shows Marketers What The Search Engine Sees

Google will now allow marketers to check specific URLs on their websites to learn how Google’s search technology actually sees them.<p>The feature, made …

Google Search

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Trader builds $5 billion position after realizing he wasn't using test program, but brokerage says he can't keep his profit

He thought he was practicing — but the trades and the millions of dollars of windfall were real.<p>Harouna Traore, who was taking a class in Paris to …

The Dvorak Keyboard

by <b>Randy Cassingham</b><br>Author, <i>The Dvorak Keyboard</i> and <i>This is True</i><p><b>The Dvorak keyboard</b> is an ergonomic alternative to the layout commonly found on …

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts.<p>Each year Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association, asks the group's tens of thousands of members to cast their …

Grand Rapids

Inside the controversial new surgery to transplant human wombs

The Voorhes<p>Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.<p>On September 4, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden, his 36-year-old expectant mother lay on an operating table, suffering …

Women's News

Testing the aerodynamics of Star Wars ships in a virtual wind tunnel

We all know (hopefully) that <i>Star Wars</i> is far more fiction than science, and that’s part of the franchise’s lasting charm. But we also know there are …

Google AI can predict when you'll die with 95 percent accuracy, researchers say

Google has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that could predict when you’ll die with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to the tech giant’s researchers.<p>The research, which tackles a range of clinical issues among hospital patients, was recently published in the journal Nature. Google …

Bootstrap Framework — Best Practices

At the time of this writing, we’re at <b>Bootstrap v4.1.1</b> release! <br>In their v5 roadmap, they’re planning to rewrite everything with PostCSS. When that …

How a pseudopenis-packing hyena smashes the patriarchy’s assumptions

Lessons from female spotted hyenas for the #MeToo era.<p>Like many young women, I grew up aspiring to fit into a patriarchal world. While the boys in my elementary school were encouraged to focus on their professional achievement and financial success, I was instructed to cross my legs, minimize my …

The perfect steak: How to prepare the best steak of your life.

Over the last few months, I’ve been on a quest to master the art and science of cooking steak.<p>Strike that. I’ve been on a quest to cook the <i>perfect</i> …

This home theater recreates the multiplex with a level of detail you won't believe

48 Life-Changing Products On Amazon That Work So Well Reviewers Say They Deserve 6 Stars

I love reading searingly honest product reviews. I know that sounds odd, but there's something gratifying when someone just tells it like it is, …

Chinese tech startup Chuwi is getting into gaming, and its first effort is an itty bitty gaming PC

I’ve written about Chinese tech startup Chuwi a number of times in the past, mainly because they’ve been making some pretty solid Windows machines at …