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TrumpScript is a programming language that thinks and acts like Donald

A team of coders has released a new library on Github that contains a (sort of) working programming language built on Python that mimics the behavior of Donald Trump.<p>At it’s core, it works in exactly the same way as any other language, except it uses some particular syntax and rules to “make …

American sailors told by Iranian captors to 'act happy'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The 10 U.S. Navy sailors held by Iran were told by their captors to "act happy" while they were being videotaped during their detention, according to a U.S. defense official with access to the latest information about the debriefing of the sailors.<p>The U.S. commander who spoke on …

Mos Def, Wokest Human Alive, Was Arrested in South Africa for Using a "World Passport"

Bless you, Mos Def.<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Shouts out to Mos Def forever. He's a global treasure, a true world citizen in everything that he's involved in, be it in movies or music. He understands the planet earth—and other planets, probably—in ways the rest of us never will. Unfortunately, …

Microsoft finally kills support for Windows 8. It's the end of an error

Windows 8 is officially toast.<p>Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support. It told customers they need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 -- or better yet, Windows 10 -- to continue receiving crucial updates and security patches.<p>Despite a free upgrade to the superior Windows 8.1 two years ago …

Windows 10

‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Brendan Dassey’s Brother Released A Rap Song Called ‘They Didn’t Do It’

In the event that you’ve been living in an underground bomb shelter for the past several weeks, I’ll catch you up with these quick “spoilers” of a real-life event: Netflix has a new original series called <i>Making a Murderer</i>, and it’s everything. The true crime docu-series chronicles the plight of …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Possible gravitational wave discovery could ‘open a new window on universe’ – audio

Professor Lawrence Krauss, cosmologist at Arizona State university, speaks to the Guardian about the possible discovery of gravitational waves. The professor explains what a gravitational wave is, what this means for astronomy and Einsteins general theory of relativity. He added that the excitement …

LIGO

15 Seconds of Fame in 2015: Where Are The Year's Viral Newsmakers?

2015 was a big year for people who had small moments of fame.<p>There was Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to gay couples. There was Rachel Dolezal, the white woman at the head of a local NAACP chapter who identified as black. And then there were other characters — …

Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak

A river of harmful gas is spewing into the air around Los Angeles, and won’t be stopping any time soon.<p>One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you've probably never heard of it.<p>An enormous amount of harmful methane gas is currently erupting from an …

Bill Cosby charges: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly, Bill Cosby can no longer escape prosecution.<p>The number of his accusers had grown to the size of a choir. And the refrain of the 50-plus women has been virtually the same: He drugged me; he sexually assaulted me -- or he tried to.<p>Cosby has vehemently denied any wrongdoing. And his …

Comedy

Fire Breaks Out in Dubai Skyscraper Near the Burj Khalifa

DUBAI — A luxury hotel in downtown Dubai was engulfed by an inferno Thursday night as hundreds of thousands of New Year's Eve revelers gathered in the United Arab Emirates' biggest city — but it did not derail the annual fireworks extravaganza.<p>At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the city were …

United Arab Emirates

Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

<i>Editor's note: This story was first published in December 2014.</i><p>The first time I <i>ever</i>got tipsy was during a champagne toast at a cousin's wedding reception.<p>All was good, until the room started spinning — and the sight of my cousin's bride dancing in her wedding dress was just a whirl of lace.<p>Of …

Ben Carson's campaign descends into turmoil as senior staffers abruptly resign

Carson's former communications director, Doug Watts, told Business Insider that both he and campaign manager Barry Bennett had left Carson's team on New Year's Eve.<p>"Barry Bennett and I have resigned from the Carson campaign effective immediately," Watts wrote in an email.<p>The Des Moines Register's …

Quentin Tarantino faces $100m copyright claim over Django Unchained

Two scriptwriters have launched legal action against Quentin Tarantino, alleging that his 2012 film Django Unchained infringes the copyright of their screenplay Freedom, according to The Wrap. In the suit, Tarantino – along with the Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures, which produced and …

Django Unchained

Xbox One Exclusive ReCore Written By Destiny, Halo Universe Co-Creator

Joseph Staten, the co-creator of the Halo and Destiny universes, who has since left Bungie to work at Microsoft as a senior creative director, is the lead writer on upcoming Xbox One exclusive ReCore. That piece of information was mentioned in a <i>New York Times</i> story about female heroes in video …

Attack of the moans: George Lucas hits out at 'retro' Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars creator George Lucas has criticised the “retro” tone of new episode The Force Awakens, with which he had no creative involvement.<p>Speaking to US television talk-show host and journalist Charlie Rose, Lucas quipped that he had sold his “kids … to the white slavers that take these …

Box Office

Michigan Woman Gets Vulgar Note On Domino's Pizza Receipt -- TWICE!

“I will never eat here again. Ever. In my lifetime.”<p>Keenyatta Robinson refuses to give her dough to Domino's Pizza after discovering a vulgar note on two receipts.<p>Robinson's daughter recently ordered a pizza from a Domino's in West Bloomfield, Michigan.<p>When she saw the receipt, something bothered …

Discovery of '800-year-old mobile phone' sends conspiracy theorists into overdrive

Conspiracy theorists have become excited following the posting of a video claiming to show an 800-year-old mobile phone with a keypad with cuneiform …

California shooter's friend indicted on gun, terror charges

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the man who provided the guns used in the San Bernardino massacre on counts that include lying on …

Horses had stripes like zebras until humans broke them in, scientists say

Study reaches black and white conclusion: mankind had a direct impact on horses after domesticating them to run, work or be ridden<p>Nature experts have revealed that most horses and ponies resembled zebras with stripes until man changed their colour by taming them.<p>They lost their "wild" camouflage - …

Zoology

Here’s What Happened When Black People Tried Armed Occupation

When a small group of radical militiamen linked to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Saturday, …

Law Enforcement

Cops getting away with murder: It’s a warped legal system and law enforcement culture that lets them do it

Without a larger reform of police culture, the drug war and militarization, abuse by law enforcement will endure<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>January 4, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>It seems fitting that 2015 would end with yet another example of our justice system failing to hold police accountable for killing an …

You can see the fear in Donald Trump’s first big ad—can you see it in his eyes?

Donald J. Trump would like to sincerely wish you a very scary new year.<p>The first advertisement from the billionaire’s front-running Republican campaign is certainly on message, repeating the outrageous claims Trump has turned to each time his poll numbers dip: The US should ban Muslim immigrants …

This Video Explains the Basics of Investing in Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and bonds are fundamental investing terms, but if you’re new to investing, you might not have any idea what these terms mean. This video …

The Best Ways to Retain The Information You Study

Whether you’re studying for an exam or learning on your own, you want to do more than just re-read your material to absorb it. This video offers four …

Florida man jailed over desecrating mosque with bacon | Reuters

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A 35-year-old Florida man was being held on Tuesday after being accused of vandalizing a mosque and desecrating it with a bacon, whose consumption is forbidden by the Muslim religion, police said.<p>Michael Wolfe was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief against a house …

Marine arrested in New Year's slaying of Texas college student

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Marine was arrested Tuesday at his base in an Arizona city near the Mexican border, some 1,100 miles from where he allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old college student who'd just rung in the new year.<p>Eric Jamal Johnson was taken into custody in Yuma "for killing Sara …

Hillary Clinton Wants To Send A Task Force To Area 51 To Get The Lowdown On Aliens

Hillary Clinton had some out of this world comments when it came to America’s not so secret top-secret flight test center in southern Nevada known as …

Adrian Peterson Discusses Child-Abuse Case, Parenthood and More in SI Exclusive

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson managed to put off-field distractions behind him en route to a fantastic 2015 season, but the reigning rushing champion reflected on his difficult road in an exclusive interview with <i>Sports Illustrated</i>.<p>In a feature by Greg Bishop, the 30-year-old …

Roger Goodell

Every Carrier's Confusing Phone-Buying Plans, Explained

The next time you go buy a new cellphone, things are going to look a lot different. The subsidized two-year contract is all but dead, and the …