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Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein Made Me Blacklist Accusers Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:32

"There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career," Sorvino tweeted.

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J. K. Rowling Wrote the Hogwarts Houses in a Very Unconventional Way and 3 Other Things We Learned

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:24

Proof that inspiration can come from anywhere

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Matt Lauer’s First Accuser Lives in ‘Constant Fear’ of Being Discovered, Lawyer Says

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:41

The attorney for the woman who came forward with allegations against Matt Lauer said she lives in fear of being discovered.

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President Trump Bashed the FBI Again. An Hour Later, He Praised Its Agents as 'Heroes'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:40

He said people were "very angry," then called agents "great, great people"

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Massive Great White Shark, Mary Lee, Tracked For Five Years, Goes Silent

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:28

In September 2012, researchers put a tracking device on a 3,456-pound great white shark and named her Mary Lee. Probably not, says Chris Fischer, who leads ocean research expeditions and was part of the team that caught and tagged her. Mary Lee when she was first captured and tagged on a research vessel.

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The U.S. Military Could Go 'Star Wars': Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:37

Is the force with America?  The U.S. Military Could Go 'Star Wars': Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons? Calling it a “deflector shield,” with its Star Trek connotations, is a clever bit of marketing by BAE, though perhaps not totally accurate. The USS Enterprise’s deflector shields could repel both matter and energy. LDAL, if it works, would be useful against laser weapons but probably not bullets.

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SpaceX launches first used rocket for NASA mission

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:35

CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on SpaceX's first launch of its reused Falcon-9 rocket for a NASA mission.

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'All Dogs Can Smell Marijuana, But Only A Few Of Them Are Snitches'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:22

Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.

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A Trump Judicial Nominee Couldn't Answer Basic Questions About The Law

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:05

"I would probably not be able to give you a good definition right here"

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The Trump Administration Wants to Block H-1B Visa Spouses From Working in the U.S.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:02

The Department of Homeland Security announced its rollback of an Obama-era policy on Thursday

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What science says about why we get déjà vu

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:19

It's the sense of familiarity that feels misplaced because you know you haven't experienced the same thing before. For no apparent reason, you feel like you're reliving a past experience. It's called déjà vu, which is French for "already seen," and it happens to an estimated 70% of the population, according to How Stuff Works, with people aged between 15 and 25 years old experiencing it most.

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Watch Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' Test Crew Capsule 2.0 in Space

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:39

Jeff Bezos' plan is coming to life.

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Bored during the Christmas break? Get creative with science

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:45

Citizen science isn't just about charity – new research shows there are some quite unexpected benefits for participants.

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The U.S. Special Envoy Backs Rex Tillerson's Offer of Unconditional Talks With North Korea

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:47

The White House, however, has been quick to contradict the offer

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California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot Sales

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:43

The state will allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow six marijuana plants at home

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A Man Accused of Driving into a Crowd of Protestors Faces a First-Degree Murder Charge

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:18

The Aug. 12 attack in Charlottesville left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead and dozens injured

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U.S. Prosecutors Are Rushing to Cash In on a Drug-Ring's Seized Bitcoins

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:09

The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 a year ago, but has exploded in value to about $8.5 million

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Missouri issues first fines over misuse of farm chemical in 2016

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:09

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri has issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year, the state said on Thursday. Authorities fined eight people a total of $145,125 for improperly spraying the chemical known as dicamba, used to kill weeds, in what Missouri called "the first wave of civil penalties issued to applicators," according to a statement. The delay between sprayings last year and the state's action shows how a long process of investigating many complaints about dicamba use is straining resources in farm states.

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