How did FBI unlock dead gunman's iPhone?
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:22:51 GMT
Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria
Researchers have modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. In three of the remaining four monkeys, the vaccine delayed when parasites first appeared in the blood by more than 25 days. Mon, 22 May 2017 09:10:59 EDT
Sleep loss affects your waistline
Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise. Mon, 22 May 2017 08:11:09 EDT
Air pollution may disrupt sleep
High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research. Mon, 22 May 2017 08:08:30 EDT
Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease
Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Mon, 22 May 2017 08:08:05 EDT
Philippines' Duterte Declares Martial Law in Southern Province
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law for 60 days in the southern province of Mindanao in response to fighting with militants linked to the Islamic State group, his spokesman said Tuesday.
The president's trip to Russia also will be cut short, spokesman Ernesto Abella said, speaking from Moscow.
The decision was taken after fighting raged between militants and Philippine troops in pursuit of Isnilon Hapilon, the Philippine head of the Islamic State... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:47:54 -0400
Instability, Abuse Force Thousands of Burundians to Flee Country
The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Burundians are fleeing instability and abuse in their country as funding to support growing numbers of refugees dries up.
The UNHRC warns deteriorating political and human rights conditions in Burundi are forcing increasing numbers of refugees to flee to neighboring countries in search of asylum. The agency reports more than 410,000 refugees have fled across borders over the past two years.
UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch says the... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:15:50 -0400
Leader of Connecticut Mosque Detained, Faces Deportation
A Connecticut imam has been detained by U.S. immigration agents and faces deportation to Pakistan.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Hafiz Abdul Hannan, the leader of the Masjid Al-Islam mosque in New Haven since 2013, was taken into custody at his home on Friday.
He was previously convicted of committing fraud in immigration documents and will remain in custody pending his removal from the United States, said Shawn Neudauer, an... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:04:59 -0400
Proposed Trump Budget: More Military; Less for Social Programs
U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing major changes in the way Washington's $4.1 trillion budget is spent, with more money for the military, border security, and veterans. The just-published budget for next year also slashes money for programs that benefit the poor.
Trump's top budget official Mick Mulvaney says for the first time the budget looks at spending from the point of view of the taxpayers, rather than the people who get government help.
The director of the Office... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:59 -0400
Man Dies in California After Being Sickened in Apparent Botulism Outbreak
A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.
The San Francisco County coroner's office identified the dead man as Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., 37.
On Monday, Matt Conens, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, declined to release further information on the death, the condition of the other victims, or the status and... Tue, 23 May 2017 12:57:59 -0400
This Day in History
Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:00 +0200
New York Public Library Dedicated (1911)
When former New York governor Samuel J. Tilden died in 1886, he left $2.4 million in his will for the creation of a grand public library. At that time, there were two other important libraries in New York City—the Astor and the Lenox—but they were struggling. With Tilden's gift, they were merged in 1895. The new library's cornerstone was laid in 1902 at the old Croton Reservoir on Fifth Avenue, and it finally opened to the public in 1911. By 1910, how many miles of shelves had been installed? Discuss
Vic man charged with attempted murder
A 52-year-old Victorian man has been charged with attempted murder and possessing firearms after a shooting last week. Tue, 23 May 2017 20:04:51 +0200
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Rosemary Clooney (1928)
Clooney was an American singer popular in the 1950s with hits such as "Come On-a My House." She also appeared in several movies, including White Christmas (1954), which co-starred Bing Crosby. In the 1960s, mental illness and drug addiction took a toll on her career, but she made a comeback in the mid-1970s and performed until her death in 2002. Her 1968 mental breakdown was precipitated by the assassination—as she stood nearby—of what personal friend? Discuss
Article of the Day
Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:00 +0200
Ayyavazhi is a belief system that originated in South India in the 19th century. Many consider it a Hindu sect—including the majority of its followers—however, academics often define it as an independent monistic religion. While its ideology is quite similar to that of Hinduism, some Ayyavazhi beliefs and practices differ from the Hindu tradition, especially those relating to the concepts of good and evil as well as dharma. On whose teachings is Ayyavazhi based? Discuss
Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT
A legendary pagan spirit later adopted by the Christian church, the Green Man is often depicted as a male figure covered in foliage or as a face surrounded by, made of, or sprouting leaves. He is represented in a variety of English church carvings made between the 11th and 20th centuries. From the Renaissance onward, elaborate variations on the Green Man theme began to appear in many other media. Which popular folklore characters are associated with the Green Man?
Mon, 22 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Rube Goldberg Machines
A Rube Goldberg machine is an exceedingly complex apparatus that performs a very simple task in an incredibly indirect and convoluted way. Named for cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who was known for illustrating such contraptions, the machines are now the subject several competitions in which teams are judged on their machine's ability to complete a certain task using as many steps as possible. What is an example of a simple task performed by one of Goldberg's illustrated mechanisms?
JERUSALEM, Israel - Concluding his meetings in Saudi Arabia, which was the first country the American President Donald Trump visited as part of his first foreign trip since taking office - he heade Tue, 23 May 2017 09:40:09 +1000
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Days after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as the special counsel to head the investigation into the alleged links between President Donald Trump’s campaig Tue, 23 May 2017 06:38:44 +1000
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Delivering yet another shocker in the Russia probe saga, Trump’s controversial former national security adviser, Michael Flynn has stated that he will not comply with a Sen Tue, 23 May 2017 08:54:24 +1000
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Hoping to secure a victory overseas, after being burdened by the constant controversies gripping his administration back home, U.S. President Donald Trump headed to Saudi Ara Mon, 22 May 2017 03:01:36 +1000
More North Koreans Become Scientists as Nuclear Push Continues
Careers in science are increasingly popular in North Korea as the government expands its nuclear and missile programs.
In the past, North Koreans who worked as scientists or engineers were paid very little. Science and technology careers were also not highly valued by the government.
But Radio Free Asia, or RFA, reports that has changed under the five-year-old rule of current leader Kim Jong Un. The government now offers many privileges to those studying... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:15:39 +0000
Trump: Reasons for 'Hope' of Middle East Peace
U.S. President Donald Trump continued his first international trip as president Monday. He arrived in Israel, saying his visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend gives him hope for securing Middle East peace.
Trump said Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz told him that the Saudis want peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and unified efforts against threats from Iran.
“During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope,” the president said in a short... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:12:38 +0000
Tesla Launches Sales of ‘Invisible’ Solar Roof
American technology company Tesla has launched sales of its new solar roof.
The roof is made of glass tiles that can collect energy from the sun. The tiles were designed to make the roof look similar to those on traditional homes.
Some of the tiles have solar cells inside that take energy from the sun and turn it into electricity. All the tiles look the same and the solar cells are invisible from the street.
Tesla founder Elon Musk says his goal was to create a solar... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:00:12 +0000
University of California Votes Limits on Non-State Students
State universities in California are planning to limit admission of undergraduate students from other states and from overseas.
The decision follows release of a report by the state’s auditor, Elaine Howle. She found qualified California residents were being denied admission to California state universities because of the acceptance of many non-state residents.
Under the new policy, enrollment of non-California residents will be limited to 18 percent at five University of... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:59:58 +0000
Drake, Cher and Celine Dion Impress at Billboard Music Awards
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Canadian rapper and singer Drake took home 13 awards at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
He beat the Billboard record that British singer-songwriter Adele set in 2012.
Drake’s 2016 album “Views” helped him win top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album. One of the hit songs from the album is “Hotline Bling.”
Drake earned the top artist award ahead of Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Adele,... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:58:05 +0000
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