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Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

<b>Nasa is sending a helicopter to Mars, in the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.</b><p>The Mars Helicopter will be bundled with the US space agency's Mars rover when it launches in 2020.<p>Its design team spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter to "the size of a …

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Xbox One April update rolling out with low-latency mode, FreeSync, and 1440p support

Microsoft is rolling out a new Xbox One update today that centers on better audio and visual support. The biggest addition is 1440p support for the Xbox One S and X, allowing gamers to use a monitor and make the most out of QHD (2560 x 1440) displays. It’s a resolution that’s usually popular with …

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

Abdominal Muscles Anatomy

It seems everyone who exercises is looking for the best ab exercise routine for developing flat, tight abdominal muscles. Every year there are dozens …

Workouts

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would …

Facts don’t matter to Americans, and we should be worried

<b>Kellyanne Conway (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>There’s a lot of variation in how Americans decide what to believe<p>R. Kelly Garrett<p>October 1, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people …

Republicans suggest cutting off NFL's tax breaks in wake of player protests

Some Republican lawmakers in red states and Congress are talking about a costly penalty for the wave of civil rights protests by NFL players — slashing tax breaks for sports franchises that once enjoyed bipartisan support.<p>“In America, if you want to play sports you’re free to do so. If you want to …

More than 4,000 black people were lynched in the South. Where are their monuments?

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>A new video from Equal Justice Initiative argues we need more memorials devoted to remembering racial violence<p>Jessica Wang<p>August 25, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com<p>Recent events in Charlottesville have renewed the debate around whether to take …

Rights & Freedoms

As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned

PHOENIX — Just before President Trump strolled onto the rally stage on Tuesday evening, four speakers took turns carefully denouncing hate, calling for unity and ever so subtly assuring the audience that the president is not racist.<p>Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proclaimed that …

Donald Trump

Microsoft confirms 100-plus games enhanced for Xbox One X

From A Plague Tale to Zoo Tycoon, 4K enhancements are coming<p>More than 100 titles are confirmed to support Microsoft’s next Xbox One X, Microsoft said at Gamescom 2017 today. The list of titles — 118 of them as of Aug. 20, to be precise — includes upcoming Xbox One games like BioWare’s <i>Anthem</i> and …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

'Confederate' isn't the only post-Civil War alternate history in the works

By now it's well established that HBO's <i>Confederate</i> is probably a Bad Idea, for reasons eloquently expressed by many influential voices from Roxane …

War

Edited Embryos Mean U.S. Scientists Have Passed a Major Milestone

For the first time ever, researchers here have created genetically modified human embryos.<p>By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA — the source code of life itself. One day, CRISPR could allow …

Genetics

Wisconsin company to implant microchips in its employees in August

A Wisconsin tech company says they are about to become the first business in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.<p>Three Square Market (32M), a River Falls-based software design company, says starting August 1st, it will be offering microchips to all their employees. The chips will …

Employment

Canadian baby given health card without sex designation

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Canadian baby has been issued a health document that doesn't specify male or female, in what campaigners are claiming is a possible "world first."<p>Searyl Atli Doty was born in British Columbia, "outside the medical system," and did not undergo a genital inspection after birth, campaign …

LGBTQI

Sony and Microsoft are getting in the way of an amazing service that would benefit gamers on all platforms

There's a glaring flaw with modern video games that's staring us all in the face — something that we accept as normal only because it's always been that way: not being unable to play online games with friends across platforms.<p>For example: Every year, a new "Call of Duty" game comes out, and every …

Google’s powerful job search tool is going live today

Google is rolling out new features that will make it easier for jobseekers to connect with employers, straight from the search page.<p>Here’s how it works. Jobseekers can simply type queries like “jobs near me” or “retail jobs” in the search box and Google will return a list of available positions. It …

Employment

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: 4K gaming jargon explained

The release of the Xbox One X on November 7 will kickstart the era of 4K gaming. The world's most powerful console will join the PS4 Pro, released in …

The Xbox One X's inner workings, revealed

Going to church might be good for your health, says new Vanderbilt study

Ever heard the saying, "I'm too blessed to be stressed"?<p>Well, it appears that many adults who belong to spiritual communities are living by those words — and it's having tangible rewards for their health.<p>According to a recent study by Marino Bruce, a Vanderbilt University professor and the …

Vanderbilt University

Trump climate deal: US can fulfil pledges, says Michael Bloomberg

<b>The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said.</b><p>He argued this could be done "through partnerships among cities, states and businesses", saying Americans would not let …

Records confirm Apple is fighting the ‘right to repair’ bill

New York state records show that Apple has been lobbying hard against the Fair Repair Act, a bill that would force companies to sell replacement parts to customers.<p>Apple isn’t the only company opposed to the bill. According to New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics, others include …

New York State

House Republicans Vote to Change the Overtime Pay Rule

House Republicans passed a bill on Tuesday that would let employers in the private-sector give workers paid time off instead of overtime pay.<p>The bill …

The Disturbing History of African-Americans and Medical Research Goes Beyond Henrietta Lacks

Ask a given person what they know about the history of the use of African-Americans as unwilling research subjects and they are likely to mention one …

Black History

Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims 'gratuitously damaging'

Sir Peter Westmacott, writing in the Guardian, has accused the White House of ‘peddling falsehoods’ by suggesting British intelligence spied on Trump Tower<p>The former British ambassador to Washington, Sir Peter Westmacott, has issued a withering criticism of Donald Trump and his inner circle, …

Xbox One update hands-on: Microsoft finally speeds up the interface

It’s taken three-and-a-half years, but Microsoft is finally getting the Xbox One’s interface right.<p>The company is testing a major update for the Xbox One right now that will introduce a number of important new features that Microsoft engineers designed to improve the responsiveness of the console’s …

To keep Tor hack source code secret, DOJ dismisses child porn case

DOJ: "Disclosure is not currently an option."<p>Rather than share the now-classified technological means that investigators used to locate a child porn …

U.S. authorities raid Caterpillar's Illinois facilities

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal law enforcement officials conducting a criminal probe of heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc searched three of its facilities on Thursday, prompting a sharp sell-off in the company’s stock.<p>The corporate headquarters of Caterpillar Inc. the world's largest …

Corruption

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