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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Charged With 'Massive Fraud' By SEC

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:13

In a complaint filed Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission leveled

Haley Anderson Case: Orlando Tercero Captured in Nicaragua

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:48

Orlando Tercero, 22, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, four days after the body of Haley Anderson was found by Binghamton Police conducting a wellness check.

Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin is Dropping After Google’s Major Decision

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:23

Google follows in Facebook's footsteps.

The world's happiest countries - and immigrants - 2018 revealed

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:02

Finland has captured the title of world's happiest country for 2018, along with world's happiest immigrant population. 

United Airlines Mistakenly Flies Family's Dog To Japan Instead Of Kansas City

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:02

A U.S. family's cross-country move became a lot more stressful after United

Rand Paul Says He'll Oppose Trump Nominees For CIA, Secretary Of State

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:39

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he intends to oppose

Ambassador Nikki Haley warns Russia over the poisoning of ex-Russian spy

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:52

Haley confirmed the Trump administration stands in solidarity with Great Britain and urged the attack be addressed immediately for fear of chemical weapons being used in other cities.

Democrat Conor Lamb wins Pennsylvania special election

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:51

President Trump won Pennsylvania’s 18th district by 20 points in 2016, but a Democrat won the Congressional seat by a few hundred votes in the state’s competitive special election.

Stephen Hawking wanted his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone: Here's what it means

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:42

In 1974, long before Stephen Hawking was the famous cosmologist he became, he developed his most influential theory.  That concept, which came to be known as Hawking radiation, explained how energy and even matter could escape the immense gravitational pull of a black hole. On Wednesday, Hawking died at the age of 76, but his scientific theory lives on. And in fact, Hawking himself will make sure of it, even in death.  SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking, beloved author of 'A Brief History of Time,' dies at 76 In 2002, the famous scientist said that he wants his formula for Hawking radiation — originally put forward in a 1974 paper in the journal Nature — engraved on his tombstone, according to the New York Times.  It's a worthy place for his most elegant theory.  Hawking radiation transformed our understanding of physics as we know it, in a bid to start bridging the gap between quantum physics and physics on a larger, astronomical scale.  To date, that bridge still hasn't been fully built.  In order to understand Hawking's greatest contribution to science, you have to understand some of the largest objects in the universe as well as the smallest particles. Black holes are extremely dense objects that warp the fabric of space and time around them. It was thought that nothing can escape from a black hole, but Hawking radiation contradiction that conventional wisdom. Hawking found that unless black holes continue to feed on matter, they will eventually die by effectively radiating off small amounts of energy over the course of billions of years. Those black holes, if left without more matter to consume, would eventually shrink and then likely explode, blasting their guts back into the universe, effectively recycling whatever matter they took in over the course of their lifetime.  It sounds simple enough, but by proposing that particles can, in fact, leave black holes, Hawking actually started a battle that has raged in cosmology for decades.  In the 1970s, Hawking suggested that whenever matter fell into a black hole, information about its origin and whatever it was before entering the black hole was destroyed.  Even the Hawking radiation — which is effectively random particles blinking into existence outside the black hole — wouldn't contain that information within them. On its most basic level, this violates quantum theory, even if it fits well within our understanding of physics on a more grand scale in the cosmos.  Eventually, Hawking conceded that he does think information is preserved in a black hole, but the debate over the paradox still rages on.  Scientists still aren't sure how information could leave a black hole, and perhaps Hawking's greatest contribution to science is starting this debate. Now he's left it up to future generations of scientists to finish it.  WATCH: The most massive black holes on record were just discovered 3.5 billion light-years away

Stephen Hawking Left Earth With These 5 Predictions About the Future

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:17

From aliens to the apocalypse, Hawking had strong opinions.

Ford recalling 1.38 mn sedans over steering defect

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:47

Ford announced Wednesday a North American recall of 1.38 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans to address loose steering wheel bolts that could lead to the steering wheel detaching. In the cars being recalled, the steering wheel "may not maintain torque, allowing the bolt to loosen over time," Ford said. If not addressed, "a steering wheel could potentially detach and lead to a loss of steering control and increased risk of a crash," the company added.

Chris Christie: Special election 'isn't really a referendum on Donald Trump'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:12

Christie weighs in on the Pennsylvania election and Trump's decision to fire Rex Tillerson.

New York Post Riffs On Old Donald Trump Sex Headline For Rex Tillerson Firing

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:07

The New York Post appeared to take inspiration from a memorable front page to

Missing Georgia teenager's remains found in shallow grave

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:42

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The remains of a missing Georgia teenager have been discovered in a shallow grave, nearly one year after her mother and stepfather were arrested in connection with her disappearance, authorities said.

Here are the last things Stephen Hawking wrote on Reddit

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:02

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have passed away Wednesday morning, but the legacy he left will be felt for many years to come. Once the news of his death had reached Reddit, a thread about the legendary scientist was started on the r/science board. One of the links re-shared at the top was from Hawking's Reddit AMA, which took place two years ago. SEE ALSO: The world reacts to the death of the much-loved Stephen Hawking Many of his answers, which you can read in full in the thread, discuss the risks associated with artificial intelligence. On the evolution of AI Comment from discussion Prof-Stephen-Hawking's comment from discussion "Science AMA Series: Stephen Hawking AMA Answers!". On the need for 'beneficial intelligence' Comment from discussion Prof-Stephen-Hawking's comment from discussion "Science AMA Series: Stephen Hawking AMA Answers!". On the possibility of AI exceeding human intelligence Comment from discussion Prof-Stephen-Hawking's comment from discussion "Science AMA Series: Stephen Hawking AMA Answers!". On the reason why AI could be a threat to humans Comment from discussion Prof-Stephen-Hawking's comment from discussion "Science AMA Series: Stephen Hawking AMA Answers!". On 'technological unemployment' Comment from discussion Prof-Stephen-Hawking's comment from discussion "Science AMA Series: Stephen Hawking AMA Answers!". Finally, as a bonus, here's his favourite film, song, and the last thing he found hilarious. Image: reddit WATCH: I watched a week's worth of TV in a day

Man Dressed As Elsa From 'Frozen' Pushes Police Wagon Out Of Snow

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:54

The police needed help and Jason Triplett wouldn't let it go.

Groundbreaking physicist, author Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:50

World-renowned physicist and best-selling author Professor Stephen Hawking, known for his work in modern cosmology, has died at the age of 76.

NASA's tribute to Stephen Hawking will make you smile like he did in microgravity

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:24

NASA paid tribute to cosmologist Stephen Hawking following his death early Wednesday morning. SEE ALSO: The world reacts to the death of the much-loved Stephen Hawking NASA shared a video on Twitter that Stephen Hawking recorded for astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station in 2014. Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 — NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018 In his message Hawking talks about experiencing microgravity, i.e. weightlessness. "For me, this was true freedom," said Hawking. "People who know me well say that my smile was the biggest they'd ever seen. I was superman for those few minutes. "I can only imagine what it's like for you, Rick and Koichi, to fly like Superman for six months." WATCH: How did this baby octopus suddenly change color?

Student Walkouts Have Changed American History Before. Here's How

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:00

From Farmville to Birmingham to Los Angeles

Dog dies in overhead locker on United Airlines flight  

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:06

United Airlines has taken “full responsibility” after a dog died in-flight after a flight attendant "insisted" on the pet being placed in an overhead locker.   The US airline apologised for the death of a family’s black French bulldog on a flight from Houston to New York on Monday and has launched an investigation. Passenger Maggie Gremminger, 30, who was seated behind the pet owner and her two children, said she witnessed a United flight attendant insisting on the canine being placed in the overhead locker in its pet carrier. “Today I was on a plane where I witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a passenger to place her dog carrier in the overhead compartment,” she wrote on social media. “The passenger adamantly refused but the flight attendant went on with the instruction. “At the end of the flight - the dog was found dead in the carrier. I am heartbroken right now. I didn’t question the flight attendant but I could have. “I assumed there must be ventilation as surely the flight attendant wouldn’t have instructed this otherwise. I heard the dog barking a little and we didn’t know it was barking a cry for help.” This should never have happened. How did this happen? I am not sleeping tonight.— MaggieGremminger (@MaggieGrem) March 13, 2018 Another passenger, June Lara, from Texas, said flight attendants “insisted” the puppy was locked up for the three hour flight. “They assured the safety of the family's pet so wearily, the mother agreed,” she wrote on Facebook. “There was no sound as we landed and opened his kennel. There was no movement as his family called his name. I held her baby as the mother attempted to resuscitate their 10-month-old puppy. “I cried with them three minutes later as she sobbed over his lifeless body. My heart broke with theirs as I realised he was gone.” United Airlines - worst PR disasters gallery United Airlines said the dog’s death was a “tragic accident that should never have occurred”, adding that pets “should never be placed in the overhead bin”. “We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them,” the airline said in a statement. “We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again.” United Airlines has taken "full responsibility" for the dog's death Credit: AFP The airline’s pet policy states they must be carried in an “approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel”. “The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times,” it adds. United Airlines came under fire last year after a passenger was dragged from an overbooked Chicago flight.