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Missing Georgia teenager's remains found in shallow grave

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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

Top Stories - 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 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5 — 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

Top Stories - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:00

From Farmville to Birmingham to Los Angeles

Where Apple’s reinvention of the keyboard may go next

Macworld - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:00

Keyboards are important. While speech-to-text technology has come a long way, I suspect there will always be value in writing one letter after another with your hands. Apple clearly thinks to, too, because in recent weeks there have been reports about several new Apple patents regarding keyboard technology. From those patents to the controversial innovations that drove the latest generation of MacBook keyboards, Apple’s continues to push the boundaries of text input.

So what do Apple’s current technology directions suggest about where the company might be innovating in the future when it comes to keyboards?

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I’ll admit that as a writer, I’m especially opinionated when it comes to keyboards. As a writer friend of mine told me a very long time ago, keyboards are to us what guitars are to rock musicians—they’re the tool of our trade. But even if you’re inputting data into a spreadsheet or writing an email to a friend, most people need keyboards. (Even smartphones and tablets will slide up a software keyboard when you need to tap something out.)

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Dog dies in overhead locker on United Airlines flight  

Top Stories - 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. @nytimes@washingtonpost@WNYCpic.twitter.com/5x5bckI7EU— 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.

What Happened When TIME Met Stephen Hawking 30 Years Ago

Top Stories - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:25

The famed British theoretical physicist died Wednesday at the age of 76

ALS: The disease that Stephen Hawking defied for decades

Top Stories - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:02

British physicist Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous sufferers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurological disease that paralysed his body but did nothing to curb his contribution to science. The rare condition normally claims the lives of those who have it within two to three years of diagnosis, making Hawking's five-decade fight to overcome the disease an extraordinary exception. The neurodegenerative condition attacks the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, hampering their ability to communicate with muscles and control voluntary movements, leading to eventual paralysis.

Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:50

Stephen Hawking died Wednesday after complications due to amyotrophic lateral

The Latest: Governors from Alabama, Texas speak after crash

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:02

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a tour bus that was returning to Texas from Disney World (all times local):

Chinese Reporter Rolled Her Eyes On State Television, And Social Media Users Can't Deal

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:52

Chinese social media users are abuzz after a camera caught a reporter's candid

Manafort placed under house arrest; weight of evidence cited

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:34

Rachel Maddow reports on a newly released court document in which former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is put under house arrest with the judge noting that Manafort could face the rest of his life in prison.

UK counterterror police investigate Russian's London death

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:06

LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police on Tuesday took charge of the investigation into the death in London of a Russian businessman because he was connected to a prominent Kremlin foe.

Turkish forces surround Kurdish town in northern Syria

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:02

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey said Tuesday its troops and allied Syrian fighters have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege and marking a significant military advance in the seven-week operation.

Charles Manson's Grandson Awarded Cult Leader's Body: 'I'm the Last Man Standing'

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:00

The decision comes after a months-long court battle among several people who tried to claim the cult leader’s body.

Researchers find 'critical' security flaws in AMD chips

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:22

Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors" in AMD chips. The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry.

As Trump visits border, Latino voters are watching and biding their time

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:26

Latino voters often don’t turn out in large numbers for midterms, but Democrats are hoping that won’t be the case this year — and Donald Trump, visiting California to inspect models for his border wall, may be helping them.

Despite Brexit, Britain wins EU support on nerve agent attack

Top Stories - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:16

By Robin Emmott and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany and France expressed solidarity with Britain on Tuesday after London accused Moscow of a nerve agent attack on British soil, but beyond strong vocal EU support, diplomats said there was little appetite for more economic sanctions on Russia. Despite tensions over Britain's decision to quit the bloc next year, EU leaders, top officials and NATO reacted in quick succession after British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech in the British parliament on Monday on the poisoning of a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to May on Tuesday, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron, and both leaders condemned the attack in statements on Tuesday.


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