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  • 1/75   News Photos Slideshows
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    News Photos Slideshows - Hot Trends - Click on the image to view in augmented reality or in stereo 3D

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  • 2/75   Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like ‘Making a Murderer?’
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    Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)


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  • 3/75   New A&E Show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’ Makes Trainers Gain Weight — But What Does it Prove?
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    Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day.

    Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day.


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  • 4/75   How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
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    "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.?

    "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.?


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  • 5/75   Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?
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    One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.

    One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


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  • 6/75   Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina
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    With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 

    With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


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  • 7/75   Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen
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    A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.

    A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


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  • 8/75   Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana
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    At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

    At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.


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  • 9/75   World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!
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    Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long.  Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable.  The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.

    Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.


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  • 10/75   Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports
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    “In business, you either close a deal or you don’t — and if you don’t, you can’t just say, ‘Well, everybody tried hard, right?’” Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.

    “In business, you either close a deal or you don’t — and if you don’t, you can’t just say, ‘Well, everybody tried hard, right?’” Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.


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  • 11/75   Study Finds Benefit of Cheerleading
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    Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles?  New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports.  The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams.  “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.

    Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.


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  • 12/75   Tom Brady on Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes: 'That's Poison'
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    Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed food industry — calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically.  Brady’s been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet — avocado “ice cream,” anyone? — but this interview revealed the passion behind his healthy habits.

    Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed food industry — calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically.  Brady’s been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet — avocado “ice cream,” anyone? — but this interview revealed the passion behind his healthy habits.


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  • 13/75   When Someone You Love Spirals Out of Control, When Do You Stay and When Do You Go?
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    Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine.  Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news.  Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use.  The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife.  Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.

    Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine.  Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news.  Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use. The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife.  Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.


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  • 14/75   As NFL Player Daniel Fells Contracts MRSA, a Look at How Serious Staph Infections Work
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    Daniel Fells in January 2015.  “This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told NFL.com.  “We’re all fighting for Daniel.” But what is MRSA, exactly?  “I can’t count how many MRSA infections I see.  While MRSA infections have leveled off in the last few years following a rapid increase from the 1960s to mid-2000s, they have the potential to turn deadly — and do.

    Daniel Fells in January 2015.  “This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told NFL.com. “We’re all fighting for Daniel.” But what is MRSA, exactly? “I can’t count how many MRSA infections I see. While MRSA infections have leveled off in the last few years following a rapid increase from the 1960s to mid-2000s, they have the potential to turn deadly — and do.


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  • 15/75   High School Quarterback’s Tragic Death Highlights Silent Danger of an Enlarged Spleen
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    A spleen can become enlarged for many reasons, including genetic diseases, William Katkov, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Health.  Here’s why that’s a problem: A person may feel better and resume their normal activities, but their enlarged spleen is more susceptible to rupturing and may no longer be protected by their ribcage, leaving it incredibly vulnerable to injury.  “An enlarged spleen is at an increased risk for rupture or injury in the setting of normal trauma, like a football game, diving into a pool, or minor car accident,” Katkov says.  While an enlarged spleen can be asymptomatic, Katkov says a person can feel uncomfortable or have a feeling of fullness in their upper abdomen on the left side.

    A spleen can become enlarged for many reasons, including genetic diseases, William Katkov, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Health. Here’s why that’s a problem: A person may feel better and resume their normal activities, but their enlarged spleen is more susceptible to rupturing and may no longer be protected by their ribcage, leaving it incredibly vulnerable to injury. “An enlarged spleen is at an increased risk for rupture or injury in the setting of normal trauma, like a football game, diving into a pool, or minor car accident,” Katkov says. While an enlarged spleen can be asymptomatic, Katkov says a person can feel uncomfortable or have a feeling of fullness in their upper abdomen on the left side.


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  • 16/75   Novak Djokovic’s Inspiring Dad Comments: How Being a Parent Heightens Happy Moments
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    Novak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open title on Sunday, says parenthood has made him a better player.  Since then, the tennis champ has credited fatherhood with improving his game.

    Novak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open title on Sunday, says parenthood has made him a better player. Since then, the tennis champ has credited fatherhood with improving his game.


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  • 17/75   Little League Team’s Heartwarming Last Act for Dad and His Son
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    Gary Parrish, center, died on Thursday of liver cancer.  Gary Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and metastasis to the liver in June.  STORY: Late Dad Makes Stunning Appearance in Photo With Widow, Baby When this year’s baseball season started, 11-year-old Ryan Parrish’s coach, Caison Whatley, who also coached him last season, noticed the boy was unusually distracted.  He’s got a whole lot more on his mind than we could ever have,” Whatley told WSFA.

    Gary Parrish, center, died on Thursday of liver cancer. Gary Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and metastasis to the liver in June. STORY: Late Dad Makes Stunning Appearance in Photo With Widow, Baby When this year’s baseball season started, 11-year-old Ryan Parrish’s coach, Caison Whatley, who also coached him last season, noticed the boy was unusually distracted. He’s got a whole lot more on his mind than we could ever have,” Whatley told WSFA.


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  • 18/75   What We Can Learn About Sibling Rivalry From Serena and Venus Williams
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    Serena and Venus Williams share a hug after Serena’s victory over her big sister on Tuesday night. (Photo: Corbis Images) After Serena Williams beat her sister Venus on Tuesday night in a competitive three-set U.S. Open quarterfinals match, the two met at the net and embraced. Venus, the older Williams sibling, whispered to her sister: “I’m so happy for you.”

    Serena and Venus Williams share a hug after Serena’s victory over her big sister on Tuesday night. (Photo: Corbis Images) After Serena Williams beat her sister Venus on Tuesday night in a competitive three-set U.S. Open quarterfinals match, the two met at the net and embraced. Venus, the older Williams sibling, whispered to her sister: “I’m so happy for you.”


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  • 19/75   Michael Sam Makes Up With Dad Who Criticized Him for Being Gay
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    Former NFL player Michael Sam, who had been estranged from his father since coming out as gay in February 2014, tweeted this week that the two have spoken for the first time since then. (Photo: Getty Images) When former NFL player Michael Sam announced to the world that he was gay back in February 2014, he was largely praised for his bravery and honesty by fellow players, various celebrities, the NFL, and ESPN — pretty much everyone, it seemed, except his father, Michael Sam Sr., who was quoted at the time as saying, “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” STORY: NFL Dad Sends Powerful Message by Confiscating Kids’ ‘Trophies for Nothing’ Shortly after, Sam discussed his estrangement from his dad during a segment of Dancing With the Stars, while he was a contestant.

    Former NFL player Michael Sam, who had been estranged from his father since coming out as gay in February 2014, tweeted this week that the two have spoken for the first time since then. (Photo: Getty Images) When former NFL player Michael Sam announced to the world that he was gay back in February 2014, he was largely praised for his bravery and honesty by fellow players, various celebrities, the NFL, and ESPN — pretty much everyone, it seemed, except his father, Michael Sam Sr., who was quoted at the time as saying, “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” STORY: NFL Dad Sends Powerful Message by Confiscating Kids’ ‘Trophies for Nothing’ Shortly after, Sam discussed his estrangement from his dad during a segment of Dancing With the Stars, while he was a contestant.


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  • 20/75   6 Reasons Being A Sports Fan Is Good For Your Health
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    Your rabid fandom is actually a good thing. (Photo: Stocksy/Yahoo) There’s no question about it — being a sports fan is a good thing when it comes to your health.  “The idea that people get isolated and porky from watching sports is not true,” clinical sports psychologist William Wiener, PhD, tells Yahoo Health.  There are many health benefits of being a sports fan.” Need evidence?  We rounded up the research surrounding fandom and health to show how your team loyalty might actually help you be happier and healthier: It Prevents Depression While you might feel sad if your team loses a big game, being an active participant all season can actually help prevent depression.  “People who root and are attached to their teams are less depressed than those who are uninvolved,” Wiener says.

    Your rabid fandom is actually a good thing. (Photo: Stocksy/Yahoo) There’s no question about it — being a sports fan is a good thing when it comes to your health.  “The idea that people get isolated and porky from watching sports is not true,” clinical sports psychologist William Wiener, PhD, tells Yahoo Health. There are many health benefits of being a sports fan.” Need evidence? We rounded up the research surrounding fandom and health to show how your team loyalty might actually help you be happier and healthier: It Prevents Depression While you might feel sad if your team loses a big game, being an active participant all season can actually help prevent depression. “People who root and are attached to their teams are less depressed than those who are uninvolved,” Wiener says.


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  • 21/75   Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

    The Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.

    The Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.


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  • 22/75   Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement

    Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.

    Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.


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  • 23/75   How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

    Your private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.

    Your private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.


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  • 24/75   Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

    The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017.  Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance.  The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.

    The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.


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  • 25/75   Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

    Amazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.

    Amazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.


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  • 26/75   How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer

    Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.

    Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.


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  • 27/75   Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless

    Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.

    Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.


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  • 28/75   The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target

    If you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.

    If you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.


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  • 29/75   Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics

    Lego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.

    Lego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.


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  • 30/75   A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers

    A new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.

    A new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.


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  • 31/75   Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10

    Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu.  To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it.  There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.

    Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.


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  • 32/75   'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' might be the next big hit for Nintendo's Switch

    Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns.  Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.

    Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits.


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  • 33/75   Here’s what you need to watch for in Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings

    Apple will announce its Q3 2017 earnings on August 1, and this is what you'll want to pay attention to.

    Apple will announce its Q3 2017 earnings on August 1, and this is what you'll want to pay attention to.


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  • 34/75   Apple's decision to drop privacy apps in China might not be the last of its kind

    Apple may soon be force to remove more privacy apps from its App Store if it wants to continue selling its products in certain countries.

    Apple may soon be force to remove more privacy apps from its App Store if it wants to continue selling its products in certain countries.


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  • 35/75   How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans

    Microsoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.

    Microsoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.


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  • 36/75   The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees

    RFID chip implants can be convenient for some, but they raise both privacy and security questions.

    RFID chip implants can be convenient for some, but they raise both privacy and security questions.


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  • 37/75   Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are having a very public spat about artificial intelligence.

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are having a very public spat about artificial intelligence.


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  • 38/75   Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late

    Elon Musk's dire predictions of a robot apocalypse may be a bit over dramatic, but experts agree that we need some kind of regulation to protect us from artificial intelligence.

    Elon Musk's dire predictions of a robot apocalypse may be a bit over dramatic, but experts agree that we need some kind of regulation to protect us from artificial intelligence.


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  • 39/75   Amazon launches a social network for spending money

    Amazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.

    Amazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.


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  • 40/75   Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

    The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom.  Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line.  The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.

    The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.


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  • 41/75   Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone

    Sprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.

    Sprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.


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  • 42/75   Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

    Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor.  When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high.  More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.

    Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.


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  • 43/75   Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?

    This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down.

    This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down.


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  • 44/75   Pogue's Basics: Navigate the Start menu tiles using keyboard

    As you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides.  If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard.  Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!

    As you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides. If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard. Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!


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  • 45/75   'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hat

    Pokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original 
Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from the first season of the 
Pokémon anime. Pikachu was the very first Pokémon that the show's protagonist caught and has stuck with him through all these years (despite Ash changing his hat several times over the course of the series).  Whether Pikachu will keep the hat on if evolved into Raichu is unknown at this point, but we can dream. On top of Pikachu's new duds, players will be able to get a limited anniversary box that includes incubators, max revives, ultra balls, and raid passes at a discounted price. Outside of the game, Niantic teased more details coming about in-person events including the sold-out 
Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, European events coming this summer, and events in Yokohama, Japan this August. Niantic dropped one more astounding piece of information to show just how popular its game has been: In its first year, 
Pokémon Go players have caught over 125 billion Pokémon. That's a lot of Pokémon.  WATCH: Professional video gamers react to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from the first season of the Pokémon anime. Pikachu was the very first Pokémon that the show's protagonist caught and has stuck with him through all these years (despite Ash changing his hat several times over the course of the series). Whether Pikachu will keep the hat on if evolved into Raichu is unknown at this point, but we can dream. On top of Pikachu's new duds, players will be able to get a limited anniversary box that includes incubators, max revives, ultra balls, and raid passes at a discounted price. Outside of the game, Niantic teased more details coming about in-person events including the sold-out Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, European events coming this summer, and events in Yokohama, Japan this August. Niantic dropped one more astounding piece of information to show just how popular its game has been: In its first year, Pokémon Go players have caught over 125 billion Pokémon. That's a lot of Pokémon. WATCH: Professional video gamers react to Pokémon Go


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  • 46/75   As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity
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    Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

    Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.


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  • 47/75   Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car
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    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.


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  • 48/75   Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
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    Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said.  The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists.  'Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others,' Kura said.

    Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. 'Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others,' Kura said.


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  • 49/75   KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interview
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    An Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety.  Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property.  Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.

    An Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.


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  • 50/75   How A German City Found An Absolutely Genius Way Of Handling Neo-Nazis
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    What do you do when neo-Nazis keep flooding your town?

    What do you do when neo-Nazis keep flooding your town?


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  • 51/75   American Airlines Accused Of Destroying Woman's Wedding Dress
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    The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident.

    The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident.


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  • 52/75   Thirty-seven inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison
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    By Maria Ramirez  PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday.  The government seeks to reassert control over understaffed prison facilities by sending in special forces from time to time, but deadly confrontations often ensue.  'There was a massacre,' tweeted Liborio Guarulla, the Amazonas governor, who said 37 prisoners had been killed.

    By Maria Ramirez PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday. The government seeks to reassert control over understaffed prison facilities by sending in special forces from time to time, but deadly confrontations often ensue. 'There was a massacre,' tweeted Liborio Guarulla, the Amazonas governor, who said 37 prisoners had been killed.


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  • 53/75   Driss Oukabir: who is the Barcelona suspect?
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    One of the vans used to carry out the murderous rampage at the heart of the city was rented by a man who identified himself as Driss Oukabir, Spanish police said. The white Fiat van was rented in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogoda, 16 miles north of Barcelona, it was claimed. Scores of innocent victims were mowed down as a van ploughed down the Spanish city’s hugely popular Las Ramblas shortly after 5pm. After careering off the road, the driver then sped through crowds of tourists for up to 500m, sending pedestrians flying, before coming to a halt outside the kosher Maccabi restaurant. At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured. Spanish reports initially said that Driss Oukabir was being questioned on suspicion of involvement in the attack. But on Thursday night the mayor of Ripoll, the town where he lived, 70 miles north of Barcelona, said that a man identifying himself as Driss Oukabir went to his local police station and reported that his documentation had been stolen. Jordi Munell, the mayor, said that the man had insisted that he had been in Ripoll at the time of the attack and went to the local police station as soon as he saw his images broadcast in the media. Police suspect that Driss Oukabir’s younger brother, named by Spanish media as 18-year-old Moussa, could have been involved.   An image taken from the Facebook profile of a Driss Oukabir Soprano.  Credit: Facebook The older Oukabir was born in Morocco in 1989 and legally resident in Spain, according to media reports. Spanish newspaper El Pais said he was known to police and spent time in prison in Figueres, Catalonia, before being released in 2012. However, in what is believed to be his Facebook profile, he says he was from Marseille, southern France, but living in Ripoll. Anti-terrorism sources had earlier told El Pais that they believed Oukabir arrived in Barcelona from Morocco on August 13. They said he was known to have spent time in Madrid this year and police were attempting to work out where he stayed and who he met there. According to police audio recordings, the driver of the van was 1m 70cm tall, dressed in a white shirt with blue stripes. Police were said to have found a Spanish passport inside the van. The Facebook profile picture of a Driss Oukabir Soprano from Ripoll was changed on Tuesday to one depicting him sunbathing on an unidentified beach. An image taken from the Facebook profile of a Driss Oukabir Soprano Credit: Facebook Wearing white headphones, he posed for the picture on a blue towel, which was laid out next to a pink one. The profile states that he has been in a relationship since December 2013 and contains links to more than 700 friends, several of whom were likely relatives who share the same Oukabir surname. Within minutes of his name being released by police, the profile was flooded with vitriolic messages, condemning him for any apparent involvement. The profile was later removed from the internet.   How the Barcelona terror attack unfolded 01:10 Over the last few weeks, Oukabir posted links to several hip hop music videos on YouTube. One of them, he described as being “for my brother”. In one video, an all-boy band, who sing in French, are seen celebrating and singing about vodka. In another, they revel in their love for expensive sports cars and women. Police said they had made two arrests following the attack, but said neither of those arrested was driving the van.

    One of the vans used to carry out the murderous rampage at the heart of the city was rented by a man who identified himself as Driss Oukabir, Spanish police said. The white Fiat van was rented in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogoda, 16 miles north of Barcelona, it was claimed. Scores of innocent victims were mowed down as a van ploughed down the Spanish city’s hugely popular Las Ramblas shortly after 5pm. After careering off the road, the driver then sped through crowds of tourists for up to 500m, sending pedestrians flying, before coming to a halt outside the kosher Maccabi restaurant. At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured. Spanish reports initially said that Driss Oukabir was being questioned on suspicion of involvement in the attack. But on Thursday night the mayor of Ripoll, the town where he lived, 70 miles north of Barcelona, said that a man identifying himself as Driss Oukabir went to his local police station and reported that his documentation had been stolen. Jordi Munell, the mayor, said that the man had insisted that he had been in Ripoll at the time of the attack and went to the local police station as soon as he saw his images broadcast in the media. Police suspect that Driss Oukabir’s younger brother, named by Spanish media as 18-year-old Moussa, could have been involved.   An image taken from the Facebook profile of a Driss Oukabir Soprano.  Credit: Facebook The older Oukabir was born in Morocco in 1989 and legally resident in Spain, according to media reports. Spanish newspaper El Pais said he was known to police and spent time in prison in Figueres, Catalonia, before being released in 2012. However, in what is believed to be his Facebook profile, he says he was from Marseille, southern France, but living in Ripoll. Anti-terrorism sources had earlier told El Pais that they believed Oukabir arrived in Barcelona from Morocco on August 13. They said he was known to have spent time in Madrid this year and police were attempting to work out where he stayed and who he met there. According to police audio recordings, the driver of the van was 1m 70cm tall, dressed in a white shirt with blue stripes. Police were said to have found a Spanish passport inside the van. The Facebook profile picture of a Driss Oukabir Soprano from Ripoll was changed on Tuesday to one depicting him sunbathing on an unidentified beach. An image taken from the Facebook profile of a Driss Oukabir Soprano Credit: Facebook Wearing white headphones, he posed for the picture on a blue towel, which was laid out next to a pink one. The profile states that he has been in a relationship since December 2013 and contains links to more than 700 friends, several of whom were likely relatives who share the same Oukabir surname. Within minutes of his name being released by police, the profile was flooded with vitriolic messages, condemning him for any apparent involvement. The profile was later removed from the internet.   How the Barcelona terror attack unfolded 01:10 Over the last few weeks, Oukabir posted links to several hip hop music videos on YouTube. One of them, he described as being “for my brother”. In one video, an all-boy band, who sing in French, are seen celebrating and singing about vodka. In another, they revel in their love for expensive sports cars and women. Police said they had made two arrests following the attack, but said neither of those arrested was driving the van.


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  • 54/75   AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving it
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    President Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.

    President Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.


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  • 55/75   Charlottesville white supremacists 'terrified' of being exposed online
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    White supremacists involved in the Charlottesville violence are reportedly “terrified” about being publicly exposed, in case they lose their jobs or receive abuse online.  On Monday it emerged anti-fascist vigilantes were naming and shaming white supremacists on social media, after clashes between the two sides overwhelmed the city over the weekend.  “If you recognise any of the Nazis marching in Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I'll make them famous,” one Twitter user requested.

    White supremacists involved in the Charlottesville violence are reportedly “terrified” about being publicly exposed, in case they lose their jobs or receive abuse online. On Monday it emerged anti-fascist vigilantes were naming and shaming white supremacists on social media, after clashes between the two sides overwhelmed the city over the weekend. “If you recognise any of the Nazis marching in Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I'll make them famous,” one Twitter user requested.


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  • 56/75   SpaceX Just Sent a Supercomputer to the International Space Station
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    Space X successfully launched the Dragon cargo capsule into space on August 14 and it’s headed towards the International Space station.

    Space X successfully launched the Dragon cargo capsule into space on August 14 and it’s headed towards the International Space station.


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  • 57/75   These college students are vying to build Elon Musk's hyperloop
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    This team of University of Maryland students is hoping to prove it can win SpaceX’s hyperloop capsule competition and bring in a new form of transportation to life.  It may take years to see if Elon Musk’s dream of a hyperloop will lead to humans zipping between cities at hundreds of miles an hour aboard pods packed inside low-pressure tubes, but one team of college students is sure they can help lead the way there.

    This team of University of Maryland students is hoping to prove it can win SpaceX’s hyperloop capsule competition and bring in a new form of transportation to life. It may take years to see if Elon Musk’s dream of a hyperloop will lead to humans zipping between cities at hundreds of miles an hour aboard pods packed inside low-pressure tubes, but one team of college students is sure they can help lead the way there.


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  • 58/75   Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal
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    Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.  Summer has seen a record number of fires and Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has blamed arsonists and human negligence for most of them.

    Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said. Summer has seen a record number of fires and Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has blamed arsonists and human negligence for most of them.


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  • 59/75   Total solar eclipse 2017: What is it and what will happen?
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    You've probably heard by now to watch out for a total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug. 21.  What is a total solar eclipse?  To truly understand a total solar eclipse, you must be familiar with the different types of eclipses.

    You've probably heard by now to watch out for a total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug. 21. What is a total solar eclipse? To truly understand a total solar eclipse, you must be familiar with the different types of eclipses.


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  • 60/75   How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear Blast
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    According to certain guidelines, hair conditioner could bind radioactive material to your hair after exposure.

    According to certain guidelines, hair conditioner could bind radioactive material to your hair after exposure.


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  • 61/75   Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding
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    Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country's worst natural disasters.  With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as 'overwhelming'.  Officials at Freetown's central morgue said Wednesday that 105 of the more than 300 officially dead were children.

    Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country's worst natural disasters. With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as 'overwhelming'. Officials at Freetown's central morgue said Wednesday that 105 of the more than 300 officially dead were children.


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  • 62/75   SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease
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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.


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  • 63/75   Here Is NASA's New Administrator (Probably)
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    Reports indicate that the new NASA Administrator will be Oklahoma congressman and Naval Aviator Jim Bridenstine.

    Reports indicate that the new NASA Administrator will be Oklahoma congressman and Naval Aviator Jim Bridenstine.


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  • 64/75   Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is so thick it's breaking records
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    Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high.  Once in the atmosphere, weather patterns are causing the wildfire smoke to converge into a blanket so thick it's blotting out the sun across northern Canada. This smoke is working its way to the high Arctic, where it could speed up the melting of sea and land ice.  According to NASA, the smoke has set a record for its thickness, and has been especially dense across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut provinces.  SEE ALSO: Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods Never mind the upcoming total solar eclipse — in some places, the smoke is so thick it could turn day into night, according to Mike Fromm of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.   “There’s that much aerosol in the air,” Fromm said, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. Aerosols are small particles, such as soot or volcanic ash, that reflect incoming sunlight.  Aerosol index across Canada during the past several days.Image: NASA Earth Observatory images/Colin Seftor.According to Colin Seftor, an atmospheric researcher for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, on August 15, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) on the Suomi NPP satellite recorded aerosol index values as high as 49.7. This was more than 15 points higher than the previous record, which was set in 2006 by fires in Australia.  Aerosol index records were also set on August 13 and 14, NASA reported. Although the Suomi NPP satellite is quite new, the satellite aerosol index dates back to the Nimbus-7 satellite in 1978, giving scientists a longer data set.  According to NASA, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured particularly heavy smoke obscuring a wide swath of northern Canada as of August 15, 2017.  Another satellite image, this time from the Aqua satellite, shows smoke billowing north from areas near Lake Athabasca. The fires in British Columbia were intense enough to produce numerous pyrocumulus clouds, which are essentially firestorms that tower into the sky, resembling thunderstorms.  Such clouds can vault smoke high into the atmosphere, all the way to the stratosphere, where it can linger for days or longer. The Canadian fires are important for several reasons. First, they signal the transition to a more combustible future in the Far North, as climate change makes conditions more conducive to large wildfires.   Smoke forecast with rectangle showing the area of smoke transport into the Arctic.Image: copernicus/ECMWFSecond, they are ideally located to directly feed smoke toward vulnerable Arctic sea ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. In addition to altering the heat balance of the atmosphere, the smoke can deposit dark soot particles on the ice, which hastens melting by lowering the reflectivity of the ice and causing it to absorb more incoming sunlight.  Studies have tied the increasing number of large fires in parts of Canada and the U.S. to global warming. In fact, the level of fire activity across the boreal forests, which stretch from Alaska to Canada and around the top of the world to Scandinavia and Russia, is unprecedented in the past 10,000 years, according to a study published in 2013.   WATCH: Here’s how many people in the U.S. will possibly see the eclipse

    Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high.  Once in the atmosphere, weather patterns are causing the wildfire smoke to converge into a blanket so thick it's blotting out the sun across northern Canada. This smoke is working its way to the high Arctic, where it could speed up the melting of sea and land ice.  According to NASA, the smoke has set a record for its thickness, and has been especially dense across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut provinces.  SEE ALSO: Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods Never mind the upcoming total solar eclipse — in some places, the smoke is so thick it could turn day into night, according to Mike Fromm of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.   “There’s that much aerosol in the air,” Fromm said, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. Aerosols are small particles, such as soot or volcanic ash, that reflect incoming sunlight. Aerosol index across Canada during the past several days.Image: NASA Earth Observatory images/Colin Seftor.According to Colin Seftor, an atmospheric researcher for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, on August 15, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) on the Suomi NPP satellite recorded aerosol index values as high as 49.7. This was more than 15 points higher than the previous record, which was set in 2006 by fires in Australia.  Aerosol index records were also set on August 13 and 14, NASA reported. Although the Suomi NPP satellite is quite new, the satellite aerosol index dates back to the Nimbus-7 satellite in 1978, giving scientists a longer data set.  According to NASA, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured particularly heavy smoke obscuring a wide swath of northern Canada as of August 15, 2017.  Another satellite image, this time from the Aqua satellite, shows smoke billowing north from areas near Lake Athabasca. The fires in British Columbia were intense enough to produce numerous pyrocumulus clouds, which are essentially firestorms that tower into the sky, resembling thunderstorms.  Such clouds can vault smoke high into the atmosphere, all the way to the stratosphere, where it can linger for days or longer. The Canadian fires are important for several reasons. First, they signal the transition to a more combustible future in the Far North, as climate change makes conditions more conducive to large wildfires.  Smoke forecast with rectangle showing the area of smoke transport into the Arctic.Image: copernicus/ECMWFSecond, they are ideally located to directly feed smoke toward vulnerable Arctic sea ice and the Greenland Ice Sheet. In addition to altering the heat balance of the atmosphere, the smoke can deposit dark soot particles on the ice, which hastens melting by lowering the reflectivity of the ice and causing it to absorb more incoming sunlight.  Studies have tied the increasing number of large fires in parts of Canada and the U.S. to global warming. In fact, the level of fire activity across the boreal forests, which stretch from Alaska to Canada and around the top of the world to Scandinavia and Russia, is unprecedented in the past 10,000 years, according to a study published in 2013.  WATCH: Here’s how many people in the U.S. will possibly see the eclipse


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  • 65/75   Here’s why so many people believe in conspiracy theories (and it’s not because they’re thick)
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    Conspiracy theories became big news last year as ‘fake news’ sites spread misinformation during the election – including conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton.  It could be a sense that they are unique – and not part of the herd, according to researchers at Grenoble Alps University.  The researchers found that people who agreed with the statement, ‘You’re unique’ more than the statement, ‘We’re all the same,’ were more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.

    Conspiracy theories became big news last year as ‘fake news’ sites spread misinformation during the election – including conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton. It could be a sense that they are unique – and not part of the herd, according to researchers at Grenoble Alps University. The researchers found that people who agreed with the statement, ‘You’re unique’ more than the statement, ‘We’re all the same,’ were more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.


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  • 66/75   Fake Sugars Are in More Foods Than You Think!
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    Artificial sweeteners and fake sugars are being consumed by kids at an alarming rate of 200 percent more times than they used to just a few years ago. The Doctors investigate!

    Artificial sweeteners and fake sugars are being consumed by kids at an alarming rate of 200 percent more times than they used to just a few years ago. The Doctors investigate!


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  • 67/75   Acupuncture for Dogs?
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    Due to Nala’s severe posterior leg and hip arthritis, he has enlisted the help of Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Douthwaite of Mockingbird Veterinary Housecalls, who joins The Doctors to share how acupuncture can help your dog.

    Due to Nala’s severe posterior leg and hip arthritis, he has enlisted the help of Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Douthwaite of Mockingbird Veterinary Housecalls, who joins The Doctors to share how acupuncture can help your dog.


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  • 68/75   Is Post-Workout Ice Cream Good for You?
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    There are a lot of claims out there about great post-workout foods that maximize benefits and help with your body's recovery. But does eating ice cream fall into the pro or con category?

    There are a lot of claims out there about great post-workout foods that maximize benefits and help with your body's recovery. But does eating ice cream fall into the pro or con category?


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  • 69/75   I Was Brutally Assaulted on Snapchat!
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    14-year old Jordan’s life was forever changed when he was intentionally attacked by a stranger so it could be posted on Snapchat.  The teen and his father Ed join The Doctors to share their horrifying story and how they are trying to turn Jordan’s horrible experience into something positive.  After being sucker punched in the head by someone he had never met, Jordan had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a brain bleed.

    14-year old Jordan’s life was forever changed when he was intentionally attacked by a stranger so it could be posted on Snapchat. The teen and his father Ed join The Doctors to share their horrifying story and how they are trying to turn Jordan’s horrible experience into something positive. After being sucker punched in the head by someone he had never met, Jordan had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a brain bleed.


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  • 70/75   Is New Anti-HIV Campaign Doing More Harm Than Good?
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    The campaign, which promotes the HIV prevention pill PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), is taking a bold approach with the slogans, “Expletive without fear” and “fearless expletive.” To better understand this controversial approach, Dr. Robert Bolan the chief medical officer at the Los Angeles LGBT center and the Director of Advocacy & Policy Research Dr. Adam Cohen of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation join The Doctors.  Watch: Father Injects Son with HIV!

    The campaign, which promotes the HIV prevention pill PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), is taking a bold approach with the slogans, “Expletive without fear” and “fearless expletive.” To better understand this controversial approach, Dr. Robert Bolan the chief medical officer at the Los Angeles LGBT center and the Director of Advocacy & Policy Research Dr. Adam Cohen of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation join The Doctors. Watch: Father Injects Son with HIV!


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  • 71/75   Fake News – How to Tell When Stories Are Legit or Bunk
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Due to the amount of false medical news that tends to circulate online, we brought in the help of Dr. Melissa Zimdars, Assistant Professor of Communications at Merrimack College, to share tips on how to decipher when the story you are reading is real or not.

    Due to the amount of false medical news that tends to circulate online, we brought in the help of Dr. Melissa Zimdars, Assistant Professor of Communications at Merrimack College, to share tips on how to decipher when the story you are reading is real or not.


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  • 72/75   Best Way to Get Probiotics – Supplements or Food?
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Dr. Travis Stork continues to share important information from his new book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life,” and now he’s tackling the question of where you should be getting your probiotics from – supplements or food?  Dr. Stork explains that most studies are unsure and that it’s a big “maybe.” He says people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or traveler’s diarrhea could benefit from probiotic supplements, but he questions the cost of the pills.  As for Dr. Stork, he prefers to get his probiotics from his foods, saying his go-to is yogurt.

    Dr. Travis Stork continues to share important information from his new book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life,” and now he’s tackling the question of where you should be getting your probiotics from – supplements or food? Dr. Stork explains that most studies are unsure and that it’s a big “maybe.” He says people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or traveler’s diarrhea could benefit from probiotic supplements, but he questions the cost of the pills. As for Dr. Stork, he prefers to get his probiotics from his foods, saying his go-to is yogurt.


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  • 73/75   How to Get the Best Deal on EpiPen and Alternatives
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Despite a year-long controversy over how EpiPen auto-injectors are priced, the life saving allergy medication is still far from cheap.  EpiPen was back in the news on Thursday when drug maker Myl...

    Despite a year-long controversy over how EpiPen auto-injectors are priced, the life saving allergy medication is still far from cheap.  EpiPen was back in the news on Thursday when drug maker Myl...


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  • 74/75   May 2017 Giveaways: List of Winners!
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Did you win a WomansDay.com May 2017 giveaway? Check here!

    Did you win a WomansDay.com May 2017 giveaway? Check here!


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  • 75/75   Vegetable Lasagna
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Watch the video to learn how to make this delicious vegetable lasagna. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not you can’t miss out on this cheesy, veggie-filled dish.

    Watch the video to learn how to make this delicious vegetable lasagna. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not you can’t miss out on this cheesy, veggie-filled dish.


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