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Robert Mugabe Won't Face Prosecution, Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Says
Robert Mugabe Won't Face Prosecution, Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Says

"Prosecuting him was never part of the plan," said ruling party whip Lovemore Matuke

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely
Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.

Smart People Have Better Connected Brains
Smart People Have Better Connected Brains

Scientists may understand a bit more about how a smart person's brain acts, according to a paper published Wednesday in Scientific Reports. Ulrike Basten, a cognitive scientist at Goethe University Frankfurt, and her team compared the results of an intelligence test given to 309 people to data collected from brain scans. Specifically, they found that connections within and between modules could be correlated with those results.

See the Moment President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle
See the Moment President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle

He admitted he'd "be in trouble"

President Trump Praises His Afghanistan Strategy in Thanksgiving Address to Troops
President Trump Praises His Afghanistan Strategy in Thanksgiving Address to Troops

"We're really winning"

'Dowsing works' says Humphrys after using it to find water on his Welsh farm 
'Dowsing works' says Humphrys after using it to find water on his Welsh farm 

Dowsing works, John Humphrys has said, after he used it on his farm to find a broken pipe.  Speaking to Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire, the Today Programme presenter said he "felt a force" when using the method, also known as water divining, to find a pipe which had been cut through by a plough.  The exchange followed the discovery earlier this week that engineers from most of the UK's major water companies use the method to find leaks or broken pipes.  10 of the 12 companies admitted on Twitter to using the method, which involves using rods which are meant to move when the user walks over underground water, after science blogger Sally Le...

President Trump Touts His Accomplishments in Thanksgiving Message
President Trump Touts His Accomplishments in Thanksgiving Message

He didn't waste much time before boasting about his track record

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World's First Cloned Dog Used to Make More Cloned Dogs So Scientists Can See What Happens

Scientists have used a cloned dog to create four more dogs in an experiment to find out what happens when animals are re-cloned. The team created the dogs-Afghan hounds-with stem cells from Snuppy, the world's first ever cloned dog, which was born in April 2005. Snuppy's birth came nine years after that of the first ever cloned animal, Dolly the sheep, but the acheivement was still so ground-breaking that Time magazine named Snuppy one of the most amazing inventions of the year. Seoul National University has raised Snuppy in an experiment to study the health effects cloning has on animals.

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Planning to Search Saturn Moon Enceladus for Alien Life Before NASA Can
Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Planning to Search Saturn Moon Enceladus for Alien Life Before NASA Can

A Russian billionaire plans to scour one of the solar system's mysterious moons for alien life and he could end up getting there faster than NASA, the New Scientist reports. Yuri Milner, who founded the $100 million 'Breakthrough Starshot' project, has set his sights on Saturn's moon Enceladus, which scientists have designated one of the prime spots in the known universe where life could exist. Research by NASA so far shows that the Moon has something resembling an ocean thanks to a geyser that sprays a plume of molecular hydrogen into space-a sign that Enceladus could have hydrothermal vents and thus be habitable for some species.

Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket
Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket

Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

Origin of Gold: Precious Metal Comes From Ancient Chemical Factory in Deepest Part of Earth's Mantle
Origin of Gold: Precious Metal Comes From Ancient Chemical Factory in Deepest Part of Earth's Mantle

Gold has, in one way or another, been at the heart of much human history for thousands of years. It has sparked wars, alliances and massacres, and it still holds a central place in many cultures. Now, an international team of scientists has published research in Nature Communications that could shed new light on how the iconic metal first came into being in the Earth's crust.

Will Uber's Data Breach Cover-up be the Final Straw for Its Most Loyal Users?
Will Uber's Data Breach Cover-up be the Final Straw for Its Most Loyal Users?

Customers could start deserting the ride-hailing company after a strong of scandals

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Forcing Democrats to Face Up to the Politics of Predation Too
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Forcing Democrats to Face Up to the Politics of Predation Too

Allegations against Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are putting Democrats in hot water over how to respond

A Former Prisoner of North Korea Has Been Found Burned to Death in California
A Former Prisoner of North Korea Has Been Found Burned to Death in California

Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 38, was imprisoned in North Korea in 2010

Your Kids Could be Seeing too Much Adult Content on YouTube, and It's Cracking Down
Your Kids Could be Seeing too Much Adult Content on YouTube, and It's Cracking Down

YouTube removed more than 50 user channels in the last week in response to criticism

'This Is the Moment!' U.N. Welcomes the Flood of Sexual Misconduct Cases
'This Is the Moment!' U.N. Welcomes the Flood of Sexual Misconduct Cases

"It really has to come out of the woodwork," the head of the U.N. women's agency says

Police Are Investigating a Second Sexual Assault Claim Against Kevin Spacey
Police Are Investigating a Second Sexual Assault Claim Against Kevin Spacey

The House of Cards actor is already under investigation for allegations made by actor Kevin Rapp

Student Charged With Smearing Body Fluids on Roommate's Belongings Isn't Racist, Lawyer Says
Student Charged With Smearing Body Fluids on Roommate's Belongings Isn't Racist, Lawyer Says

Brochu, who is white, wrote on Instagram about rubbing used tampons on her black roommate's backpack, police said

Man Wrongfully Convicted of 1978 Murder Is Freed From Prison After Nearly 40 Years
Man Wrongfully Convicted of 1978 Murder Is Freed From Prison After Nearly 40 Years

Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested

Apple might not be making a self-driving car, but it sure is interested in autonomous tech
Apple might not be making a self-driving car, but it sure is interested in autonomous tech

As one of the most secretive tech companies out there, Apple rarely reveals any details regarding hardware or software products that may be in development. But the company last week quietly disclosed self-driving car research that proves not only that Apple is interested in this field, but that it may have solutions to improve various aspects of it. The paper details technology that can be used by existing self-driving cars equipped with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for mapping their surroundings to better detect obstacles, including pedestrians and cyclists. First spotted on arXiv by Reuters, the paper describes a so-called VoxelNet technology for autonomous cars, and...

Zimbabwe's New President Mnangagwa Makes A Triumphant Return
Zimbabwe's New President Mnangagwa Makes A Triumphant Return

"Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new, unfolding democracy," said Mnangagwa, formerly the vice president and confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe

Budweiser vows to be first beer on Mars, and will send barley into space next month as a start
Budweiser vows to be first beer on Mars, and will send barley into space next month as a start

Like it or not, humanity won't be able to live on Earth forever. If we don't wipe out our own species by the time we figure out where to go, we'll eventually have to shove off of the planet and head elsewhere. When that happens, we're going to need a lot of things, and one of those things is beer. Budweiser is totally fine with that, and they're working hard at figuring out how to brew beer in space. Next month, Budweiser will be sending one of the primary ingredients in beer, barley, into space aboard a cargo supply mission that will head skyward on December 4th. It will remain at the International Space Station for a month before coming back to Earth to be analyzed by Budweiser's team...

Uber faces pressure after it tried to cover up data breach
Uber faces pressure after it tried to cover up data breach

The company is under heavy scrutiny after admitting it failed to disclose the hacking of personal information of 57 million customers and drivers and may have paid a ransom to the thieves.

Climate Change Will Make Some Animals Dumb, Say Scientists
Climate Change Will Make Some Animals Dumb, Say Scientists

Hot environments aren't great for brains.

Report: Uber paid $100,000 to keep hackers quiet
Report: Uber paid $100,000 to keep hackers quiet

Fox News technology reporter Brett Larson explains.

11 Things We're Obsessed With This Week, Besides Preparing For Black Friday
11 Things We're Obsessed With This Week, Besides Preparing For Black Friday

If you're planning to do most of your Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your bed in your favorite PJs, you're in luck, because there are a ton of sales happening this weekend that'll make your online Black Friday shopping experience even easier.

What is net neutrality?
What is net neutrality?

A vote by the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2017 will decide the fate of net neutrality. But what is it?

Is Turkey Better Than Beef for the Environment?
Is Turkey Better Than Beef for the Environment?

Turkey or beef? It's a question you might ask yourself on any given day while ordering a burger, or during Thanksgiving when thousands of turkeys are cooking across the country. It may be a health decision, or one informed by the knowledge that beef production releases a potent greenhouse gas, methane, which is emitted from cow manure and cow belches. 

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale
The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

Researchers said on Wednesday satellite data showed that Earth's artificially lit outdoor surface at night grew by about 2 percent annually in brightness and area from 2012 to 2016, underscoring concerns about the ecological effects of light pollution on people and animals. The rate of growth observed in developing countries was much faster than in already brightly lit rich countries. The researchers said the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite data may understate the situation because its sensor cannot detect some of the LED lighting that is becoming more widespread, specifically blue light.

Scientists Alter Consciousness Without Drugs Using 'Hallucination Machine'
Scientists Alter Consciousness Without Drugs Using 'Hallucination Machine'

Meet the VR of psychedelic drugs.

NASA Technology: Space Scientists Reinvent the Wheel With Chainmail for Mars Missons
NASA Technology: Space Scientists Reinvent the Wheel With Chainmail for Mars Missons

NASA is happy to say it has reinvented the wheel. The alloy NASA used, nickel titanium, also has a "memory"-an ingenious solution to the Achilles' heel of earlier spring tires, which remained dented after rolling over a particularly sharp rock. When tested on simulated Martian terrain at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the new tires quite literally bounced back.

An asteroid from a DIFFERENT SOLAR SYSTEM was just discovered in ours
An asteroid from a DIFFERENT SOLAR SYSTEM was just discovered in ours

Pause your game of Asteroids, space fans! Astronomers spotted an interstellar asteroid traveling through the Milky Way. (We'd forgive you for reading that intro…

Apple is using teenagers to make its most expensive iPhone
Apple is using teenagers to make its most expensive iPhone

Apple is facing accusations that the new iPhone X is being manufactures by high school students who are illegally working for 11 hours.

Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide
Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution -- but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances is based on satellite data showing that the Earth's night is getting brighter, and artificially lit outdoor surfaces grew at a pace of 2.2 percent per year from 2012 to 2016. Experts say that's a problem because nighttime lights are known to disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

'Will We Make Their Abuser a U.S. Senator?' Doug Jones' New Ad Features Roy Moore's Accusers
'Will We Make Their Abuser a U.S. Senator?' Doug Jones' New Ad Features Roy Moore's Accusers

"They were girls when Roy Moore immorally pursued them. Now they are women - witnesses to us all of his disturbing conduct"

Disgusting Picture of Fly's Head Infected with Parasitic Fungus will Fuel Your Nightmares
Disgusting Picture of Fly's Head Infected with Parasitic Fungus will Fuel Your Nightmares

No, that isn't a leaked image from the upcoming sequel to "The Last of Us." That's a real close-up of what was left of a fly's head after it was infected with the Cordyceps fungus. As a macro photographer in Singapore, Faiz Bustamente often has bugs in focus.

Hunting Ghosts: Neutrinos Stopped in Their Tracks Could Reveal Higher Dimensions of Space
Hunting Ghosts: Neutrinos Stopped in Their Tracks Could Reveal Higher Dimensions of Space

It could also help us go beyond the Standard Model, our as-yet incomplete model explaining the forces of the universe. In a bid to catch neutrinos, international scientists created the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. This is a huge particle detector located under a mile of ice near the South Pole.

U.S. Declares Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar Is 'Ethnic Cleansing'
U.S. Declares Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar Is 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Over 600,000 have fled to Bangladesh

Scotland Whale Bone Mystery: Were They Beached or Forced Onto Shore?
Scotland Whale Bone Mystery: Were They Beached or Forced Onto Shore?

Archaeologists working on Scotland's Island of Sanday made an "amazing and unexpected" discovery: two pits full of the bones of 19th century whales. A team of archaeologists based in Orkney, Scotland, originally traveled to Sanday to excavate a Neolithic site. Historical records told of a pod being stranded and later buried at Cata Sand, the site where the bones were found, but how and why they got there remains a mystery. The whales could have either been "ca'd"-driven into the shallows deliberately-by Sanday's 19th century human inhabitants, or simply been beached on their own.

Right is wrong: the surprising life benefits of being left-handed

For years, left-handedness was seen as an affliction to be cured, and it seems probable that there remains an ingrained - if unthinking - bias against left-handed people today. Indeed, even the word 'left' speaks of an Alpha and Omega, deriving as it does from the Anglo-Saxon 'lyft', meaning 'weak'. But being left-handed isn't all bad news. New research has indicated that being left-handed could be a significant bonus - for sports players at least. The study, published by academics at the University of Oldenburg, in northwestern Germany, found that the greater the time pressure in a game, the greater the number of professional players who are...

Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns
Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns

Johan Mooij expects food supplies in Yemen's capital of Sana to run out in about six weeks.

Uber in hot water over handling of customer data breach
Uber in hot water over handling of customer data breach

Company paid hackers to keep quiet on attack that exposed data of 57 million users; Jonathan Hunt reports on the fallout.

Zimbabwe Is Toasting a New Beginning. But Will 'The Crocodile' Bring More of the Same?
Zimbabwe Is Toasting a New Beginning. But Will 'The Crocodile' Bring More of the Same?

Some think Emmerson Mnangagwa might be even more repressive than Robert Mugabe

Uber hack exposes data of 57 million users
Uber hack exposes data of 57 million users

The company is under fire for concealing the hack.

'There's Not Much Remaining.' Family of 6 Killed as Fire Engulfs Rural Home
'There's Not Much Remaining.' Family of 6 Killed as Fire Engulfs Rural Home

The home was fully engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived

Pakistan frees suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind
Pakistan frees suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind

A Pakistani court Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the UN-listed terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, will be freed tomorrow after less than a year in detention following the decision by the Lahore High Court, a JuD official said. JuD, which has operated freely across Pakistan and is popular for its charity work, is considered by the US and India to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for the attack on...

Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage
Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed

The U.S. Military Is Preparing for War in Space: We're Drafting Laws to Be Ready for It
The U.S. Military Is Preparing for War in Space: We're Drafting Laws to Be Ready for It

A war in outer space sounds like the stuff of science fiction but it is something we need to consider. Its impact on everybody on Earth and its implications for future human space exploration would be devastating. The aim is to develop a Manual on International Law Applicable to Military uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) that covers times of tension and outright hostility.

UN Court Sentences Ratko Mladic to Life in Prison for Bosnian War Crimes
UN Court Sentences Ratko Mladic to Life in Prison for Bosnian War Crimes

Including the massacre of Srebrenica, Europe's worst mass killing since World War II

President Trump Calls Father of UCLA Player an 'Ungrateful Fool'
President Trump Calls Father of UCLA Player an 'Ungrateful Fool'

A feud between Trump and the father is intensifying

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