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This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

Trump Promises Lower Drug Prices, but Drops Populist Solutions

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Friday to “bring soaring drug prices back down to earth” by promoting competition among pharmaceutical companies, and he suggested that the government could require drugmakers to disclose prices in their ubiquitous television advertising.<p>But he dropped the …

Health Care

The Taliban Have Gone High-Tech. That Poses a Dilemma for the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Once described as an ill-equipped band of insurgents, the Taliban are increasingly attacking security forces across Afghanistan using night-vision goggles and lasers that United States military officials said were either stolen from Afghan and international troops or bought on the …

Afghanistan

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Biology

AI fake porn is the latest thing on the internet that needs to go away | Trusted Reviews

<b>Remember in the 1990s when the Daily Sport (allegedly) photoshopped celeb heads onto Page 3 models’ bodies, only to feign outrage about the fake</b> …

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Man stunned by what he saw when he sawed IKEA desk in half

IKEA - which opened a new store in the heart of Birmingham last year - is much-loved among furniture shoppers.<p>The Swedish giant offers easy to …

Furniture

This Might Be The Strongest And Lightest Material on Earth

10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.<p>For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can …

Forget the wall, Trump's plan would reshape US legal immigration dramatically

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The eye-popping numbers of potential new citizens and billions for border security got most of the attention when President Donald Trump's immigration proposal landed Thursday.<p>But while the noise about the "amnesty" for "wall" trade was the loudest, it obscured what actually …

Immigration

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius …

He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube

Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not.<p>“Occasionally, people will cause some damage to their eardrums or their sinuses if …

Cleveland Clinic

Watch a Navy helicopter door gunner blast a drone out of the sky

Drones have become a security concern for the United States military. You might wonder why that is the case when the military operates numerous advanced drones like the MQ-9 Reaper and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. Well, American troops had close calls with ISIS drones, and that's just the tip of the …

In a fast-warming world, scientists say recent cold wave was exceptionally weird

The record-crushing cold that rang in 2018 was like a blast from the past that will become increasingly rare.<p>For much of the Eastern United States, the polar vortex unleashed the coldest start to a calendar year in recorded history. The punishing cold was exceptional for both its strength and …

Climate Change

NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Oh, the places we'll go!<p>NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches …

Space Exploration

Trump reportedly interrupted intel briefing to ask Korean American, “Where are you from?”

He suggested the “pretty Korean lady,” who was talking about Pakistan, be reassigned to North Korea.<p>In the wake of President Trump’s comment about wanting to stop immigration from “shithole countries,” NBC News did a deep dive into Trump’s history of racist comments. The piece, published on Friday …

Donald Trump

Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars could speed manned missions

Huge ice sheets more than 300 feet deep have been discovered on Mars, making it possible that human astronauts could have access to almost limitless water, scientists said Thursday.<p>"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said one of …

Space Science

Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping …

Right After Peace Talks Begin With South, North Korea Issues Sudden Demand

North Korea demanded Friday that South Korea cancel all joint military drills with the U.S. and stop the deployment of American military assets to …

Scientists Make Coldest Liquid Water Ever, And It's Weirder Than They Imagined

You’re definitely familiar with water’s freezing point: 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). But that’s not the coldest water could be. …

Particles

The Black Godfather Who Rose, Fell and Vanished

Legend holds that Carlo Gambino, the No. 1 Mafioso in New York City, put a contract out on Frank Matthews in the early ’70s. Instead of going into …

Crime

As North Korea Tensions Rise, U.S. Army Trains Soldiers To Fight In Tunnels

The Army is training thousands more soldiers in tunnel warfare, part of an effort to be ready to offer President Trump military options for North Korea, U.S. officials tell NPR.<p>North Korea is honeycombed with thousands of tunnels and bunkers, some of them discovered leading across the border and …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Weather

Report: China secretly offered missiles and aid to North Korea

China's Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document.<p>The document, labeled "top secret" and dated Sept. …

US fighter pilot reveals encounter with UFO and warns world leaders to take sightings seriously

AN AMERICAN pilot who claims to have chased an alien aircraft has warned world leaders to take UFO sightings seriously.

Paranormal

5 Things That Are Better Now Because of Trump

Relax, liberals. Some good things happened this year.<p>The end of the year is nigh. Time to discuss how the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has helped America. Let’s pause here while scores of peppermint mocha go crashing to the floor at Starbucks all across our nation’s capital.<p>To many …

Donald Trump

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

3+ months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity …

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Black Holes

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

Pregnancy

Can an Israeli super-efficient engine help solve Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis?

The new combustion engine is much more portable and powerful than classic generators.<p>><br>• ><p>People who have lost their homes after Hurricane Maria hit the …