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Supposedly extinct kangaroo rat resurfaces after 30 years

The last time anyone saw the San Quintin kangaroo rat was more than 30 years ago, in the arid scrublands of Baja California in Mexico. Mexican …

Did another advanced species exist on Earth before humans?

New paper explains how we might go about looking for evidence of earlier civilizations.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy contains tens of billions of potentially habitable planets, but we have no idea whether we’re alone. For now Earth is the only world known to harbor life, and among all the living things on …

Extinction

Mexican gov’t: Trump deported fewer Mexican nationals in 2017 than Obama did in 2016

President Donald Trump deported 26 percent fewer Mexican nationals from January to November than former President Barack Obama did during the same period in 2016, according to data released by the Mexican government.<p>The data is striking because Trump took a hardline stance on illegal immigration …

The Left’s Lame Tea Party Play

Don’t be sure liberals can replicate the right wing’s resistance to government—or that it will benefit them if they can do it.<p>On Tuesday, Democrats …

Brazil swings to the right, setting the stage for a Trump-like leader

BRASILIA — In a big, multiethnic country built by immigrants and slaves, a septuagenarian white male leader is riding a right-wing backlash after an era of leftist rule. His much younger spouse is a former model. His five-letter last name starts with a “T” — but it’s Temer, not Trump.<p>Brazilian …

How Conservatives Can Save America

If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”<p>Conservatives can save America in 2017.<p>That’s my takeaway from a passage that I haven’t stopped thinking about since Donald Trump’s election. It …

Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: 'World Is Preparing for War'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war."<p>Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine.<p>"More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are …

Russia

How Unconscious Sexism Could Help Explain Trump’s Win

A woman has never come closer to the presidency than Hillary Clinton did in winning the popular vote in November. Yet as women march in Washington on …

Listen to Mark Hamill read a Donald Trump tweet as the Joker from Batman

In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump’s Twitter account seemingly took on a life of its own. Whereas other Presidential …

Here are 7 ways you can keep fighting for justice in 2017 | Ijeoma Oluo

It’s reasonable to just want to hibernate for the next four years. But that won’t help make things better<p>We just ended the worst year. Now starts, well: the <i>worst</i> worst year. Those of us appalled and terrified by the election of Donald Trump and the open rise of white supremacy in America ended 2016 …

Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin 'personally directed Russian hack of US election'

Vladimir Putin personally directed elements of the Russian hack of the US election as part of a "vendetta" against Hillary Clinton, according to a new report from NBC News.<p>Intelligence officials say they have a "high level of confidence" that the Russian president took charge of how material stolen …

Putin reportedly oversaw Clinton email dump and election hacks personally

The story keeps getting thicker. Citing anonymous US intelligence sources, NBC News reports “with a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert operation to interfere in the US presidential election and smear Hillary Clinton’s …

What Would You Do If You Were a Presidential Elector?

The framers didn’t intend electors to act independently, but as individuals, they now face a difficult set of choices.<p>The American “Electoral College” is almost precisely like the “letters of transit” in <i>Casablanca—</i>a ridiculous gimmick one can hardly believe could exist in real life. And there’s …

Samsung working on two foldable smartphones, dual-screen version arriving early 2017

Strap yourselves in kids, we’re about to take a trip to the future. After years of teaser videos, leaked roadmaps, concept designs and flexible display panel demonstrations, Samsung is finally nearing a foldable product release. According to South Korea’s <i>ET News</i>, Samsung is working on two different …

How Trump Could Finally Win the War on Terror

Unlike Bush and Obama, the president-elect can describe the enemies for what they really are.<p>When Donald Trump becomes president next month, he will inherit a long war that risks becoming a permanent one.<p>George W. Bush began it after 9/11, when he called it the "war on terror." Barack Obama has …

I’m a former CIA officer and a Democrat. Here’s what Obama still doesn’t get about terrorism

President Obama on Tuesday delivered his final defense of the nation's counter-terrorism strategy. He rightfully claimed progress on a number of fronts, including the death of Osama bin Laden, an end to waterboarding and the effective use of drones to kill terrorists. Just one week after the …

EU to tech industry: Remove hate speech faster or we'll make you

Despite agreeing to crack down on the spread of hate speech across their networks earlier this year, four of the world's biggest technology companies aren't delivering on their promises, <i>Reuters</i> reports. A review conducted by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova found that Facebook, Twitter, Google …

Tech Industry

Sioux chief asks protesters to disband, Trump to review pipeline decision

CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes office.<p>A coalition of Native American …

Environment

Liberals get hysterical over the 'alt-right' but we are living in their 'alt-left' world

The traditional media are obsessed with tying conservatives to the "alt-right." There have been more than 50 major news network mentions this year alone as journalists try to do what they always do -- paint conservatives as racist, sexist, and a few other words that end in ist. All in the name of …

Obama: Clinton would have won in a landslide if only young people voted

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGiuliani: There is 'nothing illegal about looking for dirt on political …

Warriors' Draymond Green: 'I'm one of the best players in the NBA'

This should not be a controversial statement<p>Draymond Green, the engine of the Golden State Warriors, told ESPN's Chris Haynes that he thinks he's one …

Check out this hilarious comparison of Japanese and American commercials

Whether you’re aware of it or not, Japan has had an influence on your life. Ever played a video game? Caught yourself a Pokémon? Own something made by Sony? Yep, Japan. The country’s culture has been extremely influential for the last few decades.<p>While the Western world loves Japanese things, the …

White nationalists plot Election Day show of force

KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote.<p>Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling …

We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

Supermoon

Ecuador says it cut WikiLeaks founder's internet over interference in US election

Officials confirm government cut off internet access for Julian Assange following a raft of leaked emails targeting Democrats<p>Ecuador has confirmed that it has temporarily cut off internet access in its embassy in London to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, over fears …

Julian Assange

Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year’s elections, state media reported on Monday, effectively eliminating a major challenger to pragmatist incumbent Hassan Rouhani.<p>Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Imam Ali shrine in …

South Asia

To the Streets! NBA 2K17 Mobile Has Arrived for iOS and Android

Taking it to the Streets: NBA 2K17 is Now Available on Mobile for iOS and Android<p>2K today announced that <i>NBA 2K17</i> is now available for mobile devices …

NBA 2K17

How to Hide Photos on iPhone in a Locked & Private Photo Album (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

So you want to know how to hide photos on your iPhone, eh? Well the iPhone doesn’t really allow you to create a private photo album even though your photos are techincally hidden. Hiding picture on your iPhone within the Photos app has some big loopholes that makes it easy for someone to find the …

Mobile Photography