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Dogs Make Facial Expressions, But Only When They've Got an Audience

Some dog owners claim to be able to read the face of their cuddly canine like a book, but it’s completely possible they’re just projecting. New …

Dogs

25 Years Later, Madonna's 'Sex' Book Is Still Pop's Most Radical Moment

"Sex" and "Erotica" marked the most daring chapter of the singer's career. Spoiler alert: She survived.<p>Twenty-five years ago, Madonna put the world in a trance with the release of <i>Sex</i>. Well, she put <i>some</i> of the world in a trance: During its first day in stores, the $50 coffee-table book, which lived …

Bestsellers

Trump Says He’ll Allow Release of Classified JFK Files

President Trump on Saturday said he would allow the release of confidential files on the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump announced on …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The Man Who Created Yankees’ Murderers’ Row

Edward Barrow changed the face of modern sports, ushering in megastars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, while also introducing the playing of the national anthem before games.<p>Edward Grant Barrow, born in a covered wagon, helped invent modern sports by building the Yankee baseball dynasty, making …

Major League Baseball

200 years since 'Frankenstein' and it's still alive. Here are 5 of the best adaptations

Two hundred years after its publication, Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” has been spun off into hundreds of plays, television shows, books and …

Literature

The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's What Time You Can Watch

Turn off Netflix this weekend and head outdoors to watch the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower instead. The starry spectacle is set to take place …

Astronomy

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.<p>Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the …

Puerto Rico

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Could Recast Human History

"It's definitely a fantastic, exciting story."<p>By on<p>Filed Under Answers & History<p>A startling discovery in Germany has caused scientists to question …

Natural History Museums

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.<p>A major study released Thursday in The …

Pollution

Dogs really can smell your fear, and then they get scared too

Dog owners swear that their furry best friend is in tune with their emotions. Now it seems this feeling of interspecies connection is real: dogs can …

Pets

In dreams: Roy Orbison hologram to embark on UK tour in 2018

The iconic singer joins Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson in having his 3D projection take to the stage posthumously<p>Roy Orbison, master of the romantic yet slightly eerie country ballad, died in 1988 – but will tour the UK again in 2018, albeit in holographic form.<p>Using 3D projection technology that …

Tupac Shakur

This Special Edition of Fahrenheit 451 Can Only Be Read When It's Heated

Ray Bradbury’s <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> tells the story of a dystopian future where books have been outlawed and are destroyed by firemen who set them ablaze. …

Cool Stuff

Why stink bug populations are booming in 2017 (and what you can do about it)

A "stink bug" sounds like an insult from a fifth-grader, but it's a real insect posing a real problem to homeowners across the country.<p>Stink bugs don't sting, bite or carry disease. But they do, um, <i>stink</i>. Badly. And once you notice them in your home — and trust us, you'll notice — it's too late to …

Nature

Scientists warn of 'ecological Armageddon' after study shows flying insect numbers plummeting 75%

The number of flying insects has plummeted by 75 per cent in the last 25 years, according to a study that suggests we are approaching an “ecological …

Bees

Read Abraham Lincoln’s emotional letter consoling the family of a fallen soldier — sent days after his son died

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recalled a letter by President Abraham Lincoln that was sent to a grieving family of a soldier in the Civil War. Maddow was …

Rachel Maddow

Netflix has a special word for people who binge watch an entire season of TV right after it drops

Netflix<p>The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>"Binge racers" is Netflix's term for people who watch a season of a show within 24 hours of its release.</b>• <b><br>Around 8.4 million</b> …

Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer, According to New Audience Metric

Meanwhile, Nielsen may have cracked streaming ratings, revealing numbers on shows like "Marvel's The Defenders" — though Netflix says they're all …

Netflix

Santa Cruz, Boulder, among the happiest cities in the US

In the final installment of the three-day series, Secrets to Happiness, TODAY correspondent Cynthia McFadden and author Dan Buettner explore the American cities that National Geographic says are the happiest places in the country. Cynthia McFadden also revealed the seven lifestyle changes that can …

Santa Cruz

‘Roseanne’ Revival: ABC Shares First Photo Of Cast At Table Read | Deadline

The first photos of the upcoming <i>Roseanne</i> revival have hit the internet and there are some familiar and new faces — and all of them seem to be …

TV

GOP Candidate for Georgia Governor Is Holding a ‘Bump Stock’ Giveaway

A Georgia state senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate announced that he will give away a bump stock “in solidarity with gun owners across the nation” who oppose the regulation or banning of the firearm accessory. Bump stocks, which helped modify the weapons used to kill 59 people and …

Elections

Google just added these antivirus features to ​Chrome for Windows

Google adds an antivirus engine to Chrome that targets software that doesn't comply with its policies.<p>Google has introduced three changes to Chrome …

Google

Google's 'Advanced Protection' Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people …

Security

4 Surprising Facts About the Universe We Just Discovered in a Cosmic Breakthrough

News from space always arrives late — and in a discovery announced Monday, that meant 130 million years late.<p>It was that long ago that two neutron …

Universe

How Disney’s New Streaming Services Could Stack Up Against Netflix

Both Netflix and Disney will have streaming services in 2018, a sign that the digital disrupter and legacy player are coming into direct competition. Here’s a look at how their strengths and weaknesses will play out in their rival services.<p>The content<p><b>Netflix:</b> Netflix is pouring $6 billion this year …

Netflix

Netflix Defends Its Price Hike And Announces A Massive Slate Of Film Releases For 2018

When the news broke that Netflix was once again raising its subscription price, it was evident that the streaming giant had big plans in the works to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Over the past few years, Netflix has been going all-in on their original content slate, and, from …

Netflix

Yanks, Judge make Astros CC sick in G3

NEW YORK -- Each of the three October contests between the Astros and Yankees have featured loud chants of "M-V-P!" echoing throughout a sold-out …

Major League Baseball

5 Cemetery Road Trips for the Ultimate Taphophile

Autumn is the best time of year for a road trip. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are turning, and fewer people are on the roads. With …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Scott Pruitt's EPA Says Maybe More Radiation Exposure Wouldn't Be So Harmful

Donald Trump’s appointment of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency this year drew eyebrows, …

Climate

Jackie Chan Just Wants to Sing, Kick Ass, and Bring World Peace

The action legend has a chat around his latest film, 'The Foreigner.'<p>Jackie Chan's latest film, <i>The Foreigner</i>, is based on the Stephen Leather novel <i>The Chinaman,</i> revolving around a humble London restaurant owner (Chan) who seeks justice after his daughter (Katie Leung) is killed in an IRA-linked …

Movies