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Mike Pompeo Says Saudis Promised a 'Transparent' Probe Into Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:38

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won’t spare anyone, including royals.

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YouTube Went Down Around the World Today Prompting Outcry on Social Media

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:11

The disruption appeared to affect users around the world

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Jordan Brown recalls arrest at age 11 for murder: 'I had no idea what was going on'

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:05

Brown, now 21 years old, was convicted of shooting and killing his soon-to-be stepmother and her unborn child in 2009. His conviction was overturned this July.

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Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use: study

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:45

A perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Protective sheaths made with the specially treated membrane take on a slick and slippery quality in the presence of natural bodily fluids, lab experiments showed.

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Paul Allen’s passing leaves unfinished business on Stratolaunch’s space frontier

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:20

Seattle billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen’s death comes just as his Stratolaunch space venture is counting down to the first flight of the world’s biggest airplane — and lifting the veil on a wide range of space applications. Now it’s up to the Stratolaunch team to make good on the high-flyingest idea from the self-described “Idea Man,” who succumbed to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 65. Heading that team is President and CEO Jean Floyd, who spent decades as a manager and executive at Orbital Sciences Corp. (now part of Northrop Grumman) before joining the venture in 2015. Like many… Read More

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Anna Burns Wins Man Booker Prize for 'Very Powerful' Milkman

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:37

The novel is about men, women, conflict and power during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence

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Prince Harry Reunited With His 98-Year-Old 'Favorite' and Introduced Her to Meghan Markle

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:17

Daphne Dunne has come out to meet Harry on several occasions

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Vibrating slab of Antarctic ice sounds like a horror movie

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:14

In the faraway realms at the bottom of the Earth, Antarctic scientists have unexpectedly recorded bizarre drone-like sounds. After burying 34 seismic monitors in the snow atop the Ross Ice Shelf in 2014 — which is a massive Texas-sized slab of ice that floats over the Southern Ocean — the instruments picked up near-constant "buzzing" noises.  While normally inaudible to the human ear, the researchers have made these ultra-low frequencies detectable to our limited hearing range. They posted the eerie sounds online, along with a Geophysical Research Letters report on their greater research. "If this vibration were audible, it would be analogous to the buzz produced by thousands of cicada bugs when they overrun the tree canopy and grasses in late summer," Douglas MacAyeal, a glaciologist at the University of Chicago who had no role in the research, wrote in a commentary. SEE ALSO: Things in the middle of the Arctic are getting really strange These glacier scientists, however, were not out to record any unsettling noises. Antartica is experiencing an accelerating loss of mass from its ice shelves, which act as plugs holding back the world's largest stores of ice from flowing uninhibited into the ocean.  Relatively warmer waters eating away at ice shelves.Image: giphyThe real goal was to monitor changes on the Ross ice shelf as the greater ice-clad continent — under pressure from both relatively warm air above and seawater eating away ice from below — alter Antarctica's massive glaciers and portend historically unprecedented sea level rise. The vibrations themselves are believed to have been created by strong winds blowing across the dunes atop the Ross Ice Shelf, which vibrates the ice. “It's kind of like you're blowing a flute, constantly, on the ice shelf,” Julien Chaput, a geophysicist at Colorado State University and lead author of the study, said in a statement.  An eerie flute, indeed. WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?  

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Piers Morgan Mocked Daniel Craig For the Way He Carries His Child and Dads Are Clapping Back

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:13

Does Piers Morgan know what century it is?

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In a Cosmic First, Scientists Discover Four Giant Planets Orbiting Newborn Star

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:40

These newly-discovered planets are the largest ever found around such a young star.

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How to Tell If Someone Is Manipulating You—And What to Do About It

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:57

There are different forms of manipulation, from casual interactions to toxic relationships. Here, experts share the signs of manipulation.

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'Concrete block on your chest': astronauts recount failed space launch

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:49

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin on Tuesday said the G-force during last week's emergency landing of the Soyuz spacecraft felt like a concrete block on his chest but he and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are now in "great" health. Ovchinin and Hague were forced to make an emergency landing after an accident on their rocket minutes after blast-off to the International Space Station, with the rapid deceleration subjecting them to a painful G-force overload.

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A Ukrainian Who Faked His Own Death Was Recently Found Living in a Castle with a Rolls Royce

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:39

He is known only as the “King of the Castle.” An unnamed man is under arrest in France after he allegedly faked his own death and was found living in luxury.

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Is Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper the 'Antidote to Trump'?

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:10

If Democrats decide the best way to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 is to find his opposite, John Hickenlooper thinks he might be their man.

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Shows How She's Weaponizing Transparency

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:03

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is betting that transparency on her tax returns and academic records will help beat Donald Trump.

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It Will Take Millions of Years for Evolution to Replace What We Might Lose in the Next 50

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:57

Earth is in a danger of a crisis in biodiversity unlike any in the planet's history, according to a new study.

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New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius eruption history

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:08

A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after October 17, 79 AD and not on August 24 as previously thought, archeologists said Tuesday. Archeologists recently discovered that a worker had inscribed the date of "the 16th day before the calends of November", meaning October 17, on a house at Pompeii, the head of archeology at the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media. Pompeii and Herculaneum were previously thought to have been destroyed by the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, based on contemporary writings and archeological finds.

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