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Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

How to think about… The multiverse

JUST don’t say they made it up. “One of the most common misconceptions is that the multiverse is a hypothesis,” says Sean Carroll at the California …

Please Wait

Fans weep, hug, sing at casket of slain rapper XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of fans of the late rapper XXXTentacion chanted his lyrics and made "X'' signs at a Florida stadium Wednesday as people lined up for hours to file past a casket where he was laid out in a denim jacket and with two braids splayed over the side.<p>Security guards …

XXXTentacion

Mexico Slaps Tariffs on American Apples

Headlines containing the words “Apple” and “tariffs” are sure to get readers’ attention.<p>Once people notice that the target of the retaliatory measures begins with a lowercase ‘a’ they are less-alarmed. The iPhone maker’s revenue in the past year was about 60 times as much as that of U.S. growers of …

The Small Streamer With A Big Sound And A Finger On The Pulse Of The Next Generation Of Music Lovers

When it comes to music there’s a whole new generation growing up without owning any physical medium of the music they are listening to. There are a few who dabble with vinyl but mainly younger listeners are opting to stream their music via their smartphones. Even older audiophiles are eschewing the …

I watched the national championship in virtual reality and it was sports purgatory

They say you can’t be in two places at once, and they’re right.<p>MANHATTAN — You can’t be in two places at once, but I’m currently sitting on the Michigan bench of the men’s NCAA basketball national championship game in San Antonio. I’m also in an overly-air conditioned private room of Jay-Z’s 40/40 …

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Child Care

Fired VA Secretary Says White House Muzzled Him

Fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin tells NPR's <i>Morning Edition</i> that political forces in the Trump administration want to privatize the VA — and that he was standing in the way.<p>"There are many political appointees in the VA that believe that we are moving in the wrong direction or weren't …

Donald Trump

O.J. Simpson discusses CTE, prison life: 'Nobody would think about screwing with me'

In his first extensive interview since being released from prison, O.J. Simpson spoke with <i>The Buffalo News</i> about a wide range of subjects, from his life in prison to his football career and whether he believes he suffers from the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.<p>In a story published …

Crime

We tried the Costco pizza that people are crazy about — here's the verdict

Costco is one of the largest pizza chains in the US.<p>Yup, you read that right — with over 700 locations and, therefore, food courts, Costco is considered the 14th largest pizza chain in the country. It's technically bigger than California Pizza Kitchen and nearly as large as CiCi's.<p>That's an …

Costco

21 Details From TV Comedy Series That’ll Make You Say, “How Did I Not Notice That?”

Did you know Ron Swanson is referenced in The Good Place?<p><b>Warning</b>: <i>Some mild spoilers ahead!</i>

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Disease

Supreme Court rules that detained immigrants don't get automatic bond hearings

A sharply divided Supreme Court has concluded that certain immigrants or asylum seekers do not have an automatic right to periodic custody or bail hearings.<p>The 5-3 decision comes as the Trump administration looks to shore up rules governing those seeking permanent entry into the country.<p>At issue is …

Immigration

Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires.<p>There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively.<p>In …

Emerging Markets

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Pope Francis bemoans 2017 as a year of war, lies and injustice

Amid tension over North Korea, Pope Francis has warned of the threat of nuclear war during his last service of the year. He complained that 2017 had …

5 Incredibly Weird And Deadly Places You Didn't Hear About in School

It's a strange world out there.<p>There are plenty of amazing things in this world that you can read about in a textbook – think the pyramids, Pompeii, …

7 ways to tell if you're talking to a psychopath or a narcissist

Generally speaking, you shouldn't walk around looking to diagnose your friends and coworkers as psychopaths and narcissists.<p>If someone looks over your shoulder while you're talking or seems weirdly distant, there's a good chance they're just having an off day and don't have a pathological …

Psychology

It finally stopped snowing in Erie, Pennsylvania, and the city is absolutely buried

Hey, so, remember earlier this week when the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, got completely slammed with the worst winter storm of the season thus far? …

World’s first manmade meteor shower is actually going to happen, and now we know when

Meteor showers are an awe-inspiring sight, and skywatchers often plan well in advance for their shot at spotting shooting stars as they rain down …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

Greece Was Hit By Storm Some Called A 'Medicane.' What's That?

Flash floods struck Greece last week, killing at least 20 people and damaging homes and businesses. Greek's prime minister declared a period of national mourning.<p>Towns on the outskirts of Athens were hardest hit. In the town of Mandra, 12 people died.<p>"Everything is lost," said Mandra mayor Yianna …

Uh, This Flat Earther's Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable

61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with …

Watch a giant crab mercilessly attack a full-grown bird and fuel your nightmares

Crab and arthropods in general are often pretty creepy all on their own, but when you see one ruthlessly murdering (and eating!) a creature you would …

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Fossil Fuels

Gaming hardware maker Razer prices IPO

Razer announced Friday it has priced its IPO at roughly 50 cents per share, valuing the consumer tech company at $4.4 billion.Trading in shares on …

Nintendo could make 25 million Switch consoles next year

The Nintendo Switch may be a whole lot easier to find this holiday season and beyond, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.<p>Nintendo has allegedly ramped up production to make 25 million to 30 million consoles per year starting April 2018, the Journal said. This new rumor supports an …

Wall Street

Faraday Future issues bombastic statement accusing former CFO of ‘malfeasance and dereliction of duty’

Stefan Krause, previously of BMW, calls the claims ‘baseless’<p>Hours after it was made public that struggling electric car startup Faraday Future was losing three top executives, the company is coming out swinging against the one who was most deeply involved in trying to keep the lights on. In a post …