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Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:18:26 -0500

A rocket launched from New Zealand has successfully reached orbit carrying commercial satellites....
At Least 18 Dead in Kabul Hotel Siege

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:27:17 -0500

The Taliban claimed the attack....
Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:22:15 -0500

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday.....
Congressman Denies Allegation in Misconduct Claim He Settled

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:50:07 -0500

Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation after a report Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint....
Pentagon’s proposed nuclear strategy elevates cyberattacks to a terrifying new realm

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

It's the fall of 2019 and America is paralyzed. A wave of cyberattacks have crippled America's banks, sent a blackout rolling across the East Coast, and disabled almost all U.S. internet inf....
13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:45:37 -0500

David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 total counts, including charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.....
Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:07:10 -0500

"This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought"....
Jeanette Epps is not the only astronaut NASA has removed from their planned flights

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:59:03 -0500

On Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The mission would have been historic, since she would have become the fi....
Human Bones Discovered in Irish Cave Reveal Ritual Site Dating Back to More Than 5,000-Years Ago

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:28:56 -0500

A local hiker in Ireland stumbled across an unusual cave-like chamber last year. Upon discovering what appeared to be human remains scattered on the ground of the cave, Michael Chambers called the po....
The 5 Things to Watch at Davos 2018

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:30:57 -0500

Here's what the world's rich and powerful will be discussing in Switzerland this year....
Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:14:25 -0500

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of f....
The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:58 -0500

David and Louise Turpin face nearly 100 years in prison after starving and imprisoning their 13 children for years....
Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdish-Controlled Syrian City of Afrin

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:22:19 -0500

Erdogan promised to expand operations against a group allied with the U.S.....
Outrageously quick Milidelta robot moves too fast for your brain to comprehend

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:04:08 -0500

Researchers at Harvard University developed a miniature robot designed like the popular Delta robot, which is used for things like food packaging or welding thanks to their exceptional speed and preci....
Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:01:33 -0500

There's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay....
The UK's new Minister of Loneliness to battle 'a poison to humans'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:50:54 -0500

Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed an official "minister of loneliness" to the government.  It's not as bizarre as one might think at first. In fact, experts who st....
New Breakthrough Boosts Solar Fuel Efficiency

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0500

A new breakthrough from researchers at the University of Twente promises more efficient technology used in the generation of solar fuels....
Male Birth Control Pill Could Be Made from Heart-Stopping Poison in Ancient African Arrows

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:54:37 -0500

The long, winding road to a male birth control pill may have just become more direct. Researchers have found a potential lead in a plant extract that African warriors once used to make lethal poison-....
Las Vegas Shooter Was Germophobe and Possibly Bipolar, Records Show

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:53:10 -0500

Police have learned more about Stephen Paddock....
Rand Paul Was Attacked Over a Lawn Care Dispute, Prosecutors Say

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:18:42 -0500

A neighbor will plead guilty to a felony offense....
Charles Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Is Denied Parole

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:36:09 -0500

Leslie Van Houten is serving a life sentence....
Historian discusses the evolution of social networks

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:40:08 -0500

Niall Ferguson talks technology in the era of President Trump on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'....
How NASA Might Sustain Life on Mars and the Moon Using Mini Nuclear Reactors

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:10:38 -0500

How NASA Might Sustain Life on Mars and the Moon Using Mini Nuclear Reactors....
TV Review: ‘Planet Earth: Blue Planet II’ on BBC America

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:48:12 -0500

“Blue Planet II” premieres this weekend, just one year after its sister series “Planet Earth II” returned for a second, triumphant series. But while “Planet Earth II” followed “Planet Earth” by a deca....
The Surprisingly Complicated Meaning of Chicago West's Name

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:44:19 -0500

Some people think the city's name means "bad smell"....
Home Where 12 Shackled Siblings Once Lived Was So Damaged That They Moved Into a Trailer, Current Owner Says

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:03:28 -0500

The man said he never met the family....
CDC Flu Tracking Will Continue Despite the Government Shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:35:44 -0500

But 63% of its employees will be furloughed....
Paul Bocuse, Master of French Cuisine, Dies at 91

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:23:23 -0500

Bocuse defined French cuisine for nearly half a century....
NASA Should Start Looking For Viruses On Other Planets, Scientists Suggest

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:15:37 -0500

Forget about aliens, let’s start searching for viruses in our Solar System. Although scientists have been studying the infectious agents for decades, there’s still much to be learned about them and w....
Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner Says

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:01:15 -0500

The lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was 66....
What the New Native American DNA Discovery Means For You

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:00 -0500

Scientists recently made a shocking discovery in Alaska, and it could mean big things for DNA research. Find out what it means for you.....
Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:53:00 -0500

The blood test aims to detect eight types of cancer at an early stage....
Ed Sheeran Is Engaged to Girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:56:56 -0500

'Got myself a fiancé just before new year'....
The Shape of Water Wins Top Prize at Producers Guild Awards

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:39:47 -0500

Women and inclusivity also continued to dominate the awards season....