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2017 a record-setting year for tourists in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida hit a record number of tourists in 2017, even though Hurricane Irma slammed the state. Gov. Rick Scott announced in a news release Tuesday that 116.5 million people visited Florida. That's a 3.6 percent increase over the 11

Stevenson to defend WBC light heavyweight title in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Adonis Stevenson of Canada will defend his WBC light heavyweight title against Badou Jack of Sweden in Toronto on May 19.

Vikings' Cook making strong offseason comeback in knee rehab

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings made a splash on the free agent market last month, with their fully guaranteed contract for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for another instant upgrade for the starting l

Bucks putting on shooting clinic rarely seen in playoffs

The Bucks are shooting 54.2 percent from the field so far in their first-round playoff series with the Celtics

Rockies select contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies selected the contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque.

This Light Therapy Could Zap Away Chronic Pain One Day

Just flicking on a light might one day provide pain relief to some patients with chronic pain, early research in animals suggests.

Barely Buzzed or Super Stoned? An App Could One Day Reveal How High You Are

Are you high? An app could help you find out.

The Latest: Judge rejects mistrial bid in Copperfield trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on civil trial involving Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield and a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in a signature Copperfield illusion in 2013 (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A jud

Yemenis protest ban in advance of supreme court arguments

NEW YORK (AP) - Yemeni Americans in New York are speaking out against a U.S. travel ban as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether it should be upheld. Some Yemeni owners of bodegas, the corner stores so prevalent in New York City, shut

Promoting Global Dialogue: The Power of (Street) Photography on the African Continent

Curator Bisi Silva discusses the changing global perceptions of photographers from Africa, highlighting the importance of engaging with local perspectives to deepen our understanding of the rapidly-changing world.

Cambridge Analytica: We didn't use Facebook data in Trump campaign - CNET

The company says it didn't use improperly handled data on millions of Facebook users in the 2016 election because of its «effective uselessness.»

Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, R2-D2 to announce 49ers NFL draft picks - CNET

Commentary: The NFL is trying to make Day 3 of the draft more (at all?) interesting. So it's letting teams make «entertaining» announcements.

We won't see a Ferrari EV until at least 2023 - Roadshow

Ferrari will focus on bringing more hybrids to market in the near term.

Garlic bread sent to edge of space comes back less appetizing - CNET

Ballooning a chunk of garlic bread into the stratosphere probably won't become the next hot culinary trend.

OtterBox drops Avengers: Infinity War phone cases ahead of movie opening - CNET

OtterBox's Avengers: Infinity War Symmetry and Defender Series cases are available for the latest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

Chris Paul wary of Rockets’ 3-1 lead, has brought up Clippers’ 2015 collapse

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, especially if their name is Chris Paul.With a blowout win on Monday, the Houston Rockets took a 3-1 lead in their first-round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Addressing reporters on Tuesd

Airborne dust threatens human health in Southwest

Researchers have found that in the coming decades, increased dust emissions from severe and prolonged droughts in the American Southwest could result in significant increases in hospital admissions and premature deaths.

3-D printed food could change how we eat

Researchers consider how 3-D printing technology could be used for food production.

Digit’s first move beyond saving money is a feature to pay down credit card debt

Digit, the developer of a wildly popular automatic savings mobile app, is moving beyond its core business with a new feature enabling users to pay down credit card debt from their Digit account. Announced earlier today the new Digit Pay service, which uses sa

IoT ‘conversation’ and ambient contextuality

A few years back, I wrote about the way we communicate with our technology. It was obvious even then that a big game-changer would be enabling a reliable conversational interaction with technology in order to overcome the friction humans experience when we

Son of Hitler Will Leave You Speechless in the Best Way Possible

“The never-before-told tale of Adolf Hitler’s secret child and how this son was the key to ending World War II is now revealed in this audacious graphic novel based upon one of history’s […] The post Son of Hitler Will Leave You Speechless in the

Aggretsuko is What Happens When Hello Kitty Gets a Soul-Crushing Job

If you spent any amount of time this weekend combing through Netflix in search of something to watch (so every weekend), you likely came across Aggretsuko. The new series from Hello Kitty purveyors Sanrio dropped onto the […] The post Aggretsuko is

Geek Deals: 55-Inch 4K TV for $250, $100 Cordless Vacuum with Brushroll, and more

We’re now at the point where the entry-level 4K television sets are incredibly affordable. Right now, Walmart is offering up a 55-inch Sceptre 4K model at a 37 percent discount. We’ve also found […] The post Geek Deals: 55-Inch 4K TV for $25

Geek Plays: Nintendo Labo

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I sure do love reading Geek.com’s thoughts on the latest video games but is there a way I could watch them play the latest video games?” Well […] The post Geek Plays: Nintendo Labo appeared first on Geek.com.

U.S. Marines Embrace 3D Printing as Quick Fix

Oohrah! U.S. Marines based in Okinawa, Japan, are 3D printing replacement parts for combat aircraft. Members of Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, have embraced additive manufacturing—a technology that builds 3D […] The pos

This Afghanistan vet spent his 40th birthday in Mexico, but only because he was deported there

U.S. military veteran Miguel Perez, Jr. spent his 40th birthday in Mexico, not because it was a trip of his own choosing, but because he was deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last month. Perez had been detained since 2016, after gettin

Manafort and Gates were already interviewed by the FBI before they were hired by Trump campaign

Before he came on board as first an adviser, then the chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Paul Manafort had at least two meetings with the FBI. The documents filed late Monday by prosecutors in the office of special counsel Robert S. Muelle

Trump's short-term health insurance expansion a big dud with the whole health sector

The reviews—in the form of public comment on proposed regulation—are in, and the Trump administration's most recent Affordable Care Act sabotage scheme is getting panned by all the right people. Trump wants to expand short-term, stop-gap plans that are cu

Nets hire Prigioni as assistant coach, Splitter as pro scout

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have hired former NBA player and Argentine guard Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach.

NFL Draft 2018: Titans eager to build on their playoff run

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are coming off their first playoff victory in 14 years with a brand new coach and no obvious holes to be filled in the NFL draft.

Texans GM Gaine navigates draft minus picks in 1st 2 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine has quite a challenge as he prepares for his first draft with the team.

Ballard collects high draft picks as Colts start rebuilding

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chris Ballard started collecting draft chips last month. He's hoping the Indianapolis Colts add a few more this week.

Orioles claim infielder Peterson off waivers from Yankees

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have claimed utility infielder Jace Peterson after he was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees.

Spectacular Fans of Feathers Define the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise Courtship Ritual

This short video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology documents the spectacular plumage and mating dance of the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise. In order to catch the attention of its female counterpart, the male Bird-of-Paradise flips its cape of black feath

MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency from the creator of Signal, just raised $30M for private mobile payments

A new privacy-centric cryptocurrency project with some big names on board just raised a round worth noting. On Tuesday, the team at MobileCoin announced that Binance Labs, the major blockchain incubator associated with the Binance exchange, led a $30 million

New numbers illustrate how fast fundraising has changed for young startups

Fundraising is never easy, but it’s even harder when the goal posts keep shifting from one place to another. Such is the challenge facing today’s youngest startups, which are looking at dramatically different fundraising metrics than new startups

NASCAR Euro Series: ‘Catching up with Anthony Kumpen'

This week we feature two-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Anthony Kumpen.Hometown: Hasselt, BelgiumHow rewarding was it to win the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series ELITE 1 title in your career?It was amazing. I have always been a NASCAR fan while i was raci

Midday open thread: Criminals and invisibles, children's menus, and a media failure

● Today’s comic is Identity politics by Jen Sorensen: ● Children's menus in the 20th century. ● Travis Reinking is what happens when black people are «criminals» and white people are allowed to be invisible. ● «It'

Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

Findings from two new studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation, while improving memory, immunity and mood.

Engineered Chinese shrub produces high levels of antimalarial compound

Artemisinin is a potent antimalarial compound produced naturally in low amounts by the Chinese shrub Artemisia annua, commonly known as sweet wormwood. Researchers in China now report a high-quality draft genome sequence of A. annua and their use of this info

Preconception zinc deficiency could spell bad news for fertility

The availability of micronutrients in the ovarian environment and their influence on the development, viability and quality of egg cells is the focus of a growing area of research. A new study shows that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages
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