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Chilling New Material Appears to Be ‘Alive’

April 22, 2019 |

Scientists have created a new material—some are calling it a little machine—that’s oddly lifelike and points to a possible future in which robots are “alive,” TheNextWeb reports. In Science Robotics , Cornell engineers say they’ve invented a biomaterial based on artificial DNA that has its own metabolism, moves, absorbs…
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Comedian Appears to Win Election in Landslide

April 22, 2019 |

A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared headed for a landslide victory in Ukraine’s real-life presidential election Sunday, the AP reports. Exit-poll results released after voting stations closed showed sitcom star Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving an extraordinary 73.2%—or nearly three out of…
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Ben & Jerry’s Takes a Political Stand on 4/20

April 22, 2019 |

On marijuana’s unofficial holiday, Ben and Jerry’s took a tough political stand. “It’s hard to celebrate 4/20 when so many people of color are still being arrested for pot,” the ice cream chain tweeted on Saturday, per KRIS-TV . “We have to do better.” In a blog , the company argues that…
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Where No One Will Go, Drone Makes Stunning Find

April 21, 2019 |

A drone hovering near a Hawaiian cliff face spotted something the world considered gone: a flower. And it wasn’t even in bloom. In January, drone flyer Ben Nyberg noticed three Hibiscadelphus woodii plants on a cliff where specialists are known to rappel down vertical faces for threatened plant species, National…
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Giuliani: Romney Should ‘Stop the Bull’

April 21, 2019 |

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, per the AP . Giuliani called the Trump…
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Tears Flow as Mass Shooting Is Remembered

April 21, 2019 |

Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school’s survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects, and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed, the AP reports….
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Woman Drops Off Truck for Servicing. Then Sees This

April 21, 2019 |

“Nobody drives Big Bertha like that. Nobody.” So wrote a Mississippi woman in a Facebook post that lived up to its sassy attitude, the Clarion-Ledger reports. In her post, Penny Ivey Thompson says she dropped off her Dodge truck at a Mac Haik dealership in Flowood to be serviced, and…
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The Deer a Man Kept as a Pet Ends Up Killing Him

April 21, 2019 |

A pet deer killed an Australian man and left his wife in critical condition Wednesday. Paul McDonald, 47, went to feed the animal—a cross between a red deer and an elk—when it attacked him inside an enclosure on the couple’s property in Moyhu, Victoria, reports ABC News . Mandi…
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The Curse of La Llorona Terrifies America

April 21, 2019 |

The Curse of La Llorona had only good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $ 26.5 million as the weekend’s top film, the AP reports….
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Hawaii Scrambles to Save Its Iconic Beach

April 21, 2019 |

Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets, the AP reports. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that…
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