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‘Inexcusable’ false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was caused by human error

 Hawaiian residents were briefly but intensely disturbed this morning by a state-wide alert via TV and phone warning of an incoming ballistic missile. It was, however, shortly afterwards confirmed to be a mistake caused by “human error.” Hawa

Dear Senate GOP, do something about Trump's secret promises to Putin: Subpoena the interpreter

Campaign Action The U.S. military and national security officials are scrambling to figure out what Russian asset Donald Trump agreed to do for Vladimir Putin in that two hour and 10 minute private meeting they had on Monday. The Russian ambassador says &laq

Duquette: Machado trade marks beginning of rebuild

The trade of Manny Machado to the Dodgers will be the first of many for the Orioles, as executive vice president/general manager Dan Duquette told reporters in a conference call Wednesday night that the Orioles are set to embark on a rebuild of both their o

Marcus Smart reportedly agrees to four-year deal with Celtics

The contract negotiations between Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics did not get off to the best start this offseason, but in the end the two sides were able to come to an agreement.Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Smart will sign a four-year, $5

Report: Raptors unlikely to keep Kawhi as he 'hates the cold'

The Toronto Raptors are holding out hope of somehow convincing Kawhi Leonard to remain with the team instead of leaving as a free agent after the 2018-19 NBA season. And while reports suggest Leonard may be “warming to the idea” of playing in Toronto, th

Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero

Europe updates its predatory pricing investigation against Qualcomm over UMTS baseband chips

On the heels of Google getting served a $5 billion fine by the EU over monopolistic practices related to its Android operating system, the European Commission today resurfaced another ongoing case in the world of large U.S. tech companies. The EC said that i

Messenger Kids launches in Mexico

Messenger Kids, Facebook’s parent-controlled messaging app that lets kids text, call, video chat, and use face filters, has now arrived in Mexico. The launch follows Messenger Kids’ recent expansion outside the U.S., where in June it first became

IBM Watson Health and the VA extends partnership in cancer research

IBM Watson Health and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced today their continued partnership to use Watson’s artificial intelligence to support Veterans suffering from late stage cancer. While perhaps better known as a Jeopardy! winner tha

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs

Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The team used data collected by camera traps in the rain forest of Tai Nati

Deadly Rift Valley fever: New insight, and hope for the future

Health control measures alone could be ineffective in the long term fight against the deadly Rift Valley fever which affects both humans and animals, a new study reports.

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

for the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help decide every variable i

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

MOSCOW (AP) Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder.

Exporters from knitwear hub of Tirupur set to increase prices by 10%

Since competition is intensifying from Cambodia, Vietnam and other countries, they have decided to raise the prices by just 10 per cent

Crypto-heist insurance is the hot new play in bitcoin wild west

The collapse in the price of Bitcoin this year hasn't helped matters either

Telescope’s Optic Upgrade Produces Super Sharp Images

The European Southern Observatory’s latest telescope technology works like a pair of contacts to make cosmic images clearer. A new adaptive-optics module on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile means scientists can capture […] The post Telesc

Biology and Philosophy Inform Kim KototamaLune’s Delicate Sculptures Made from Grids of Glass

Glass artist Kim KototamaLune creates ethereal sculptures that resemble abstracted organic shapes and faces. She builds delicate glass grids without molds, which she then works into sculptural form and displays in darkened rooms. This presentation allows lig

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move «persecution» and said they wou

How to Get Better Vacation Photos, No Selfie Stick Required

If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length, low-quality cellphone selfies that will fail to capture the magic of your visit. Or you could hire someone like Dana J. Ardell, a Budapest-ba

Expected sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

Scientists have shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. While Larsen C has received much attention due to the break-away of a trillion-ton iceberg from it last summer, its col

Aggressive immune cells aggravate Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease, formerly also referred to as shaking palsy, is one of the most frequent disorders affecting movement and the nervous system. Medical researchers have come across a possible cause of the disease - in the patients' immune system.

Low-cost formulas in the manufacturing of non-stick food molds

There is good news for amateur bakers of cakes, muffins and pastries made in extravagant shapes and small and medium-sized baking businesses. Molds will cease to be a problem if the system designed by a research group progresses. This system manufactures non-

The effectiveness of chlorhexidine is limited in preventing infections in oral procedures

A large number of bacteria are present in human mouths and may pass into the blood when procedures such as the removal of a tooth are carried out. Chlorhexidine mouthwashes have a powerful antimicrobial effect, but there are opposing positions on its use in t

Infrared sensor as new method for drug discovery

Using an infrared sensor, biophysicists have succeeded in analyzing quickly and easily which active agents affect the structure of proteins and how long that effect lasts. Researchers have performed time-resolved measurements of the changes to the structure o

Duke basketball to appear in all-access show this fall

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke's basketball team will be the subject of an all-access show.

Sinemia drops prices for its movie ticket subscriptions, which now start a $3.99 per month

MoviePass competitor Sinemia is lowering prices on the already low-cost movie ticket subscription plans that it introduced earlier this year. Its monthly prices are being cut by $1 across-the-board. The cheapest plan now costs $3.99 per month, which gets you

Printrbot has shut down

Printrbot, a popular Kickstarter-backed 3D printer company, has shut down, leaving only a barebones website and little explanation. The founder, Brook Drumm, wrote that “Low sales led to hard decisions.” “We will be forever grateful to all t

Spotify’s new tool helps artists and labels reach its playlist editors

Spotify wants give artists and labels and easier way to submit their new music for playlist consideration. The streaming service this morning launched a feature, still in beta, that allows any artists with a Spotify for Artists account or labels using Spotif

Comcast drops its pursuit of Fox, making way for Disney acquisition

Comcast announced this morning that it’s halting its efforts to acquire the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox. Disney made a deal to acquire those assets last year, but after a district court judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time W

Trump backs the Georgia governor candidate who said he'd use a truck to 'round up criminal illegals'

Donald Trump tweeted out his endorsement for Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Wednesday, a move that comes less than a week before the GOP's July 24 primary runoff for governor of Georgia. There was little indication before this that Trump preferred Kemp ove

Satisfactory Glitches: Tracing the Inspiration Behind Feng Li’s “White Night”

In an endless stream of absurd moments frozen by the flash of his camera, this photographer has a knack for capturing the darker, peculiar side of the mundane events that surround him.

Clemson's Brownell gets 6-year, $15 million contract

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Brad Brownell has received a new six-year contract that will pay him $15 million through 2024.

The Latest: Malzahn says Auburn is hungry to take next step

ATLANTA (AP) The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):

Ice Man out to conquer British Open, and the famous collapse

Iceland's soccer team made a splash in the world cup and now Hatti Magnus talks to PodcastOne Sports Now about becoming the first in his country to play in a major championship in the British Open.

The Latest: Deacons look to young QBs while Hinton suspended

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local):

Zuckerberg warns break-up of Facebook will lead to Chinese tech dominance

Calls to break up Facebook in order to even out the playing field for competitors would result in a Chinese tech companies filling the void, said the social network’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Read Full Article at RT.com

Williams introduces new front wing design

Just a fortnight on from a disastrous British Grand Prix, where both its cars had to start from the pitlane in the wake of a floor stall issue that wrecked qualifying, the team is hoping for a breakthrough with its new parts.For rather than the wing bringing

Donald Trump won't call Putin a liar, but he has plenty of names for US intelligence officials

On Wednesday evening, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor, and while accounts of that interview have indicated that Trump expressed faith in US intelligence, the actual contents don’t agree. Throughout the interview, Trump sho

CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer

A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors.

Russia plans national road reconstruction project essential to economic growth

About 9,000 kilometers of highways and roads in Russia will be transferred to federal ownership by 2021 before a major rebuilding project to boost the country's road infrastructure and the national economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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