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Iraqi Government Forces Have Entered Territory Disputed with Kurds
News ImageThe move came three weeks after Kurds voted for independence in a referendum
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:23:49 -0400
Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of goldIn a coordinated look at one of the universe's most violent acts, astronomers hit the gold mine of science and even figure out the cosmic origins of gold
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:02:49 -0400
GM exec calls Elon Musk 'full of crap' on autonomy claims
News ImageGM's head of autonomous integration calls Elon Musk 'full of crap' for claiming Teslas are capable of Level 5 autonomous driving without laser sensors.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:30:00 -0400
In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars
News ImageScientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:43 -0400
Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet
News Image"We were more worried because of how panicked they were"
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:02:34 -0400
Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration
News ImageROME (AP) Pope Francis demanded Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:27:28 -0400
'Hungry bear' crisis grips far east Russian region
News ImageLarge numbers of hungry, aggressive bears are approaching humans and have killed two people in Russia's far east due to depleting food sources, a forestry worker told AFP Monday. Authorities on Sakhalin island last week said 83 bears had to be shot dead because they were hostile, a figure that has nearly tripled from last year. "This has never happened before," a local forestry worker told AFP, asking not to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the press.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:37:55 -0400
The Leaders of the ISIS Assault on Marawi in the Philippines Have Been Killed
News ImageMore than 1000 people have been killed in over four months of fighting
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:04:19 -0400
Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest Deadly Bombings in Somalia
News ImageThe attacks are among the worst in recent years
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:51:32 -0400
Russian supply ship docks at International Space Station
Russian supply ship docks at International Space StationAn unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering supplies to its six-member crew
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:59:01 -0400
The 1 Thing You Could Have in Common With a Serial Killer
News ImageEver wondered what motivates someone to commit the most heinous of crimes? We found a few traits that unite them -- and you may have them too.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:58:00 -0400
Astronaut Scott Kelly: Survival skills for long-term spac...
News ImageNASA Commander Scott Kelly (retired), "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery" author, talks about the effects on the human body of spending a long time in space, the future of space exploration and funding private space trips.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0400
Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50,000 for Harvey relief
News ImageAfter Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana in late August, prison inmates in Texas reached out with a helping hand. More than 6,600 incarcerated individuals in Texas dipped into their limited commissary funds to donate to the American Red Cross, pooling together more than $53,000 for Harvey relief efforts, WPXI in Pittsburgh reported today. SEE ALSO: This is how veterans are helping disaster victims The surprising number comes from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson, and the funds were donated between Aug. 31 and Sept. 30. The 6,600 inmates gave an average of $8 per person. That might not sound like much, but prisoners don't have access to their normal bank accounts or cash, which means the funds were all taken out of their commissary funds. Commissary funds are prison-specific money accounts that can be used to purchase small items from prison commissaries (things like cough drops, Oreos, and postage stamps). Prisoners' commissary accounts are usually funded by friends, family members, or through wages made by working prison jobs. Most of the damage that Hurricane Harvey caused was in the area around Houston, Texas, with 89 reported deaths and countless destroyed homes, cars, and more. The devastation sparked an outpouring of support around the world apparently, even from prisons. WATCH: NFL athlete helps Harvey relief by donating his entire first paycheck
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:22:54 -0400
Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches
News ImageSmokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand's most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said. The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province. Its introduction coincides with Thailand's peak tourist season and will be enforced in visitor hotspots including Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Phuket and Phang Nga.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:43:39 -0400
One-Month-Old Infant Among 32 Killed in Portugal Wildfires
News ImageAt least 4 people were killed in neighboring Spain from wildfires
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:49:06 -0400
Why President Trump and Mitch McConnell Need Each Other
News ImageMorning Must Reads: October 16
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:01:01 -0400
Chinese President Xi Jinping Gets Set to Amass Even More Power at the 19th Communist Party Congress
News ImageHe could even be put on an equal footing with Mao Zedong
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:08:44 -0400
The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math
News ImageThe Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to have a reluctance even an allergy to taking math and statistics seriously. For decades, the court has struggled with quantitative evidence of all kinds in a []
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:14 -0400
Infection with Rare Virus Traced to Teen's Pet Rats
News ImageA mother and her daughter in Tennessee were infected with a virus rarely seen in the United States, and the culprit seems to be pet rats. The two women tested positive for the Seoul virus, according to a new report, published today (Oct. 12) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Seoul virus is part of the Hantavirus family, a group of viruses that typically infect rodents.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:39:00 -0400
Mud and Hunger: Among the Desperate Rohingya Still Pouring into Bangladesh
News ImageUp to 2,000 Rohingya are arriving in Bangladesh daily
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:23:04 -0400
Kurds Feel Twice Betrayed as Iraqi Forces Take Disputed Kirkuk
News ImageThey sold Kirkuk
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:45:40 -0400
Trump's Gaffe About the 'Arabian Gulf' Enraged Iran More Than His Strategy
News ImageNot the ones you'd expect
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:46:50 -0400
Mysterious Skeletons Bearing Horrific Injuries Show Early Ritual Violence in the Andes
News ImageA team of archaeologists has uncovered early evidence of ritual violence in Perus northern highlands, providing new clues to what lay behind the development of bloody ceremonial mutilation in ancient Andean civilisation. Signs of violence are possible evidence of increasing social tensions caused by this, the researchers said.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:08:58 -0400
Billionaire space cowboys racing to commercialize space t...
News ImageLeroy Chiao, former astronaut and International Space Station commander talks about the future of commercial space travel.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:50:00 -0400
SpaceX Wants to be a "Transcontinental Railway" to Mars, Says Elon Musk
News ImageHe wants to make the freezing cold Mars the hottest destination in the Solar System.
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:22:00 -0400
The Arctic Doomsday Vault Just Got A Huge New Deposit of Hurricane-Resistant Seeds
News ImageA doomsday seed vault designed to withstand global disasters will receive a new deposit of thousands of new samplesincluding a hurricane resistant bean from Bermuda. The Svalsbard Global Seed Archive contains millions of seed samples from around the world.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:11:55 -0400
Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica
News ImageAustralia and France kick off a fresh push Monday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit. The fate of the plan to shield critical areas of ocean around the frozen continent rests with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which meets in Hobart until October 27.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:38:33 -0400
Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Over White Nationalist Richard Spencer's University Speech
News ImageGov. Rick Scott said a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent"
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:10:09 -0400
The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules
News ImageEnvironmentalists had used the practice to speed up the regulatory process
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:54:59 -0400
London Police Are Looking Into New Sexual Assault Claims Against Harvey Weinstein
News ImageBritish police are investigating three allegations made by the same woman
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:10:43 -0400
'This Is Our War.' Steve Bannon Tears Into GOP Agenda
News ImageHe also called out two sitting senators by name
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:00:18 -0400
U.S. and Korea Search for Woolly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race to Clone Extinct Beast
News ImageFans of Pleistocene megafauna, rejoice: There are now two labs on Earth involved in serious attempts to clone the extinct wooly mammoth. A lab at Harvard Medical School and South Koreas Sooam Biotech are both attempting to resurrect the mammoth. De-extinction is the science of bringing extinct animals back from the dead through the process of reproductive cloning.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:51:00 -0400
Our Dolphin Overlords Have Rich, Humanlike Cultures Thanks to Their Giant Brains
News ImageCetaceans, the group of animals includingdolphins and whales, are intelligent, big-brained creatures with several social behaviors similar to those of humans. Muthukrishna is an assistant professor of economic psychology at the London School of Economics. Someof them have approached the topic by calculating the encephalization quotientthe ratio of actual to predicted brain mass for a given species relative to body mass.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:19 -0400
Everything With Wi-Fi Has a Newly Discovered Security Flaw. Here's How to Protect Yourself
News ImageWhat to know and do to safeguard your devices
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:18:50 -0400
Microsoft Has a New Surface Book to Take on Apple's MacBook Pro
News ImageThe new Surface Book is more powerful and comes in 13 and 15-inch size options.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:21 -0400
Hostage Held Captive by Taliban-Linked Group Didn't Believe Donald Trump Was President
News ImageIt didnt enter my mind that he was being serious"
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:03:18 -0400
'I Am Deeply, Deeply Hurt.' Mayim Bialik Denies Victim Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers
News Image"I really do regret that this became what it became"
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:49:10 -0400
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