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'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

NEW YORK (AP) - "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut. "I'm excited," Shkreli said of the trial in a brief phone call last week to The Associated Press. Since his high-profile arrest in late 2015 when he was led into court in a gray hoodie, Shkreli has been free on bail and free to speak his mind.

Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio
Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery. In southern Iceland, the massive Almannagja gorge stretches as far as the eye can see. Its spectacular setting was chosen as the location for an epic battle scene in "Game of Thrones" between the characters Brienne of Tarth and the Hound.

App allows tech workers to anonymously speak out
App allows tech workers to anonymously speak out

Employees share their experiences of workplace bullying and victimization

Theme park nightmare takes a happy turn after one attendee falls 25 feet
Theme park nightmare takes a happy turn after one attendee falls 25 feet

Is there any theme park horror story scarier than the one where someone falls out of a high-flying ride? That's exactly what happened at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, NY on Saturday - though the incident thankfully had a happy ending. As an unidentified teenage parkgoer dangled 25 feet above the ground, a crowd gathered below to catch her - which they did - once she fell. SEE ALSO: The "Stranger Things" kids keep forgetting to invite us to their fun hangouts A tense video captured and shared on Facebook by Loren Lent, who witnessed the fall, shows us what happened. In his Facebook post, Mr. Lent thanks the Good Samaritan attendees who acted quickly to save the...

Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July Grill
Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July Grill

This article, Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July Grill, originally appeared on Chowhound.

The way we respond to being stared at may reveal how much power we think we have
The way we respond to being stared at may reveal how much power we think we have

In a blog post for Psychology Today, Audrey Nelson discusses how continuous eye contact for ten seconds or longer is disconcerting. This doesn't mean that everyone who dislikes eye contact is on the autistic spectrum, though. According to research discussed in another blog post in Psychology Today, avoiding someone's gaze could also be an evolutionary behaviour we have picked up to respond to threats.

Stray cats, killers and no regrets: Duterte's drug-war foe on life in jail

By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police have arrested more than 80,000 people during President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, but few as prominent or defiant as Leila de Lima. A Philippine senator and Duterte's long-time foe, de Lima was arrested in February on drugs charges she says were trumped up as part of a presidential vendetta. Held at police detention facility in Manila that she shares with murder suspects and mangy cats, the 57-year-old lawyer remains implacably critical of the anti-narcotics campaign and Duterte, who will complete his first year in office this week.

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan
Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

Are asteroids leaving the spotlight? No way, say Asteroid Day activists
Are asteroids leaving the spotlight? No way, say Asteroid Day activists

NASA may be closing down its grand plan to study a piece of an asteroid up close, but the researchers who focus on near-Earth objects aren't turning their backs on massive space boulders. They say it's just a matter of time before we'll be forced to head off a threatening asteroid. On Friday, they'll be calling attention to the challenge - and what scientists and activists are doing to address it. For the past two years, the organizers of Asteroid Day have focused on June 30 as a time to turn an international spotlight on planetary defense. The date marks… Read More

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location. David Cox of tree-moving ...

Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids
Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids

SEATTLE (AP) - Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles.

Panda mania hits Germany as China
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Germany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, jetted in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. A crowd of journalists and officials on hand to welcome the VIPs let out an "ooooh" as Meng Meng raised a paw after flight LH8415 made an especially gentle touchdown at Schoenefeld airport.

Global green pact supporters launch Paris campaign
Global green pact supporters launch Paris campaign

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment. "Less talk, more action," urged former French prime minister Francais Laurent Fabius, who also presided over the 2015 Paris COP 21 conference on climate change. Seeking to underline the urgency of the need to act, Fabius borrowed the turn of phrase from ex-California governor-turned climate campaigner Schwarzenegger, who joined the gathering, as did former UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American Creatures
These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American Creatures

They sound like mythical creatures but these prehistoric American animals were very real before they went extinct thousands of years ago.

How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To Soar
How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To Soar

Technology giant Elon Musk is worth billions and his worth is increasing as Tesla stock soars.

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach. The conference supported the Paris agreement, and according to preliminary results released Saturday morning from an ongoing nationwide survey, the vast majority of U.S. mayors want to work together and with the private sector to respond to climate change.

AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees
AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

You'll Want to Watch This Mesmerizing Supernova Flash GIF Over and Over Again

NASA scientists captured images of a supernova, or an exploding star, for the first time on March 21, 2016 and we are totally transfixed by the video. While NASA has been able to see supernovae for some time, they were only capable of obtaintaing video of the ephemeral flash by monitoring 500 galaxies every 30 minutes for three years.

Soccer Players or Turbulent Particles? Physics Say They Act Alike
Soccer Players or Turbulent Particles? Physics Say They Act Alike

New research shows the way soccer players move about the field bears similarities to the manner in which particles behave under the chaotic conditions of turbulence. This discovery is one of the many made in an effort to better understand turbulence, which is a surprisingly active and pressing field. More than half a millennium after Leonardo Da Vinci first coined the term, in 1507, physicists still don't have a complete understanding of what goes on under conditions of turbulence, and no equation exists to accurately describe the phenomenon.

Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit

Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday. The BulgariaSat-1 satellite, which will provide television and communication services to Europe and North Africa, was launched by SpaceX from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1910 GMT on Friday. The satellite could be also used in force majeure situations - accidents due to natural disasters - such as earthquakes, storms and floods when land-based networks are not operational.

SpeceX's Falcon 9 vs. Falcon Heavy
SpeceX's Falcon 9 vs. Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is seemingly just a Falcon 9 with two Falcon 9 first stages attached to it. Shouldn't it be easy to make it fly?

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What's next for North Korea, U.S. relations: Part 6

President Trump wrote in a tweet, "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out."

Bringing Otto Warmbier home from North Korea: Part 4
Bringing Otto Warmbier home from North Korea: Part 4

U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun arrived on an American military plane in North Korea to insist they release Otto Warmbier.

What happened when  Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2
What happened when Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2

Officials in North Korea say Warmbier took a poster down from a staff-only floor of the hotel he was staying in.

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What Otto Warmbier's tour through North Korea was like: Part 1

Otto Warmbier, who was from Wyoming, Ohio, went to the University of Virginia and traveled to Asia.

Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth
Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we're here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections - when the sun spews a whole bunch of plasma and energy into space - can seriously mess up human communication infrastructure if they happen to graze Earth. For years, researchers have attempted to forecast and predict CMEs in the hopes that warnings could help prevent damage to electronics and the power grid, and when doing so, they've modeled the huge solar blasts as bubbles moving through space. As it turns out, a CME is more like a sneeze. "Up until now, it has been assumed CMEs move like bubbles through space...

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over its track record. The National Nuclear Security Administration said it was informed by the lab in New Mexico that procedures were not followed when shipping small amounts of "special nuclear material" to facilities in California and South Carolina. Tests done on the shipments once they arrived at their destinations confirmed no contamination or loss of radioactive material, officials said.

Obama Authorized Use Of Cyber Weapons Against Russia Before Leaving Office
Obama Authorized Use Of Cyber Weapons Against Russia Before Leaving Office

President Obama authorized cyber strikes against Russia after learning in August that Putin was directly involved in cyber campaign to help Trump win.

Pets Help in Hospitals, But Safety May Be Lacking
Pets Help in Hospitals, But Safety May Be Lacking

Researchers found that hospitals typically had stricter health and safety policies for animal-visitation programs than eldercare facilities did. The facilities surveyed didn't always have strong policies in place to ensure that their animal therapy programs were safe and effective for both the participants and the visiting animals, said veterinarian Deborah Linder, the lead author of the study and associate director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts. People at health care facilities often assume that therapy-animal organizations have liability insurance, strong training programs for the animals, and testing standards...

European Space Agency's new LISA mission will measure gravitational waves in space
European Space Agency's new LISA mission will measure gravitational waves in space

After a lengthy period of delays, the European Space Agency (ESA) has finally announced that its Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission (LISA, for short), wihich will look for ripples in the universe, is ready to begin

The Latest: Envoy says Qatar feeling no economic pressure
The Latest: Envoy says Qatar feeling no economic pressure

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local):

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop under fire after sharing phony information

Goop, actress Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website, removed a claim about a brand it was promoting after NASA debunked it. Gizmodo first reported on the Goop-NASA situation. A blog post on Goop raved about Body Vibes, wearable stickers that "optimize brain and body function" by emitting a "bio-frequency that resonates with the body's natural energy field," according to Body Vibes' website.

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence
Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has made great strides in the past few years, but it's also generated much hype over its current capabilities. Michael Jordan, a machine learning expert and computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley, said there is "way too much hype" regarding the capabilities of so-called chat bots.

'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. The five-year, $4.6 million project -- the brainchild of researchers at New York University, working in concert with city residents and city hall -- is using machine learning technology and sensors to build a sound library. The idea is to record the full panoply of noises in the city of 8.5 million residents and use artificial intelligence so that machines can recognize sounds automatically, ultimately giving authorities a way to mitigate noise levels.

Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China
Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China

A prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.

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Here's Your Guide to the Very Complicated Mythology of the Transformers Universe

Refreshing your memory on everything from Energon cubes to to Dinobots.

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime
Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) - Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light.

Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in Paris
Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in Paris

Politicians, legal experts and activists will launch a campaign in Paris on Saturday for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment. The initiative comes just weeks after President Donald Trump announced that he would pull the United States out of the 196-nation Paris Agreement on curbing dangerous global warming. The new pact, being blueprinted by top legal minds from several countries, should eventually be put to the United Nations for adoption, and impose legally-binding obligations on signatory states, its drafters say.

The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology

DvSnf7 dsRNA is an unusual insecticide. You don't spray it on crops. Instead, you encode instructions for manufacturing it in the DNA of the crop itself. If a pesky western corn rootworm comes munching, the plant's self-made DvSnf7 dsRNA disrupts a critical rootworm gene and kills the pest.  

Mother Bear Keeps Her Cool in a Pile of Ice With Her 3 Cubs
Mother Bear Keeps Her Cool in a Pile of Ice With Her 3 Cubs

A mother black bear and her cubs were seen cooling off in a pile of ice at the Oakland Zoo.

11 Surprising Ways Grocery Stores Get You To Spend More
11 Surprising Ways Grocery Stores Get You To Spend More

New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber
New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber

Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics.

Scientists honor David Bowie by naming a 100-million-year-old wasp after David Bowie
Scientists honor David Bowie by naming a 100-million-year-old wasp after David Bowie

David Bowie's memory is being preserved in a pretty unexpected way.  Nearly a year and a half after the "Space Oddity" singer's death, scientists have named a new, 100-million-year-old extinct species of wasps after him. The announcement was made in a paper in the latest edition of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research. SEE ALSO: Costa Rica's president swallowed a wasp during an interview which was totally cool, no big deal whatsoever The wasp is now called Archaeoteleia astropulvis and, in case you can't translate it, "astropulvis" is a Latin translation for "star dust," a tribute to Bowie's famous alter ego "Ziggy...

Ancient Egypt: 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Discovered Near Luxor is World
Ancient Egypt: 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Discovered Near Luxor is World's Oldest Prosthetic

A big wood-and-leather toe from Egypt is the oldest prosthetic discovered so far, researchers believe, and provides an insight into the world of ancient medicine. Researchers at the University of Basel found that the wooden toe had been refitted several times to the shape of the woman who wore it, that it had signs of wear and that the user, a priest's daughter, wanted the prosthetic device to be comfortable. "By using a sophisticated way of fixing the individual parts of the prosthesis to each other, the artificial limb had a balancing effect and gave, to some extent, a freedom of movement," Andrea Loprieno-Gnirs of the University of Basel told CNN.

Drugs and Carrie Fisher: How Cocaine, MDMA Affect Heart
Drugs and Carrie Fisher: How Cocaine, MDMA Affect Heart

Actress Carrie Fisher had a number of drugs in her system, including cocaine and MDMA, when she went into cardiac arrest before her death in December. Fisher experienced what appeared to be a cardiac arrest at the end of a long flight on Dec. 23. Fisher died on Dec. 27 at age 60.

'Breast Cancer Genes': How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?
'Breast Cancer Genes': How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?

Women who carry genetic mutations in the "breast cancer genes," called BRCA1 and BRCA2, have about a 70 percent chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to a new study. The findings are based on an analysis of nearly 10,000 women with mutations in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, mutations that are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The new study is more rigorously designed than some earlier research that looked at how much the risk for these cancers increases in women who have these genetic mutations.

Doctors Want Sugar and 'Cancer-Causing' Foods Out of Hospitals
Doctors Want Sugar and 'Cancer-Causing' Foods Out of Hospitals

A major doctors' group hopes to put an end to a great irony served up daily at most U.S. hospitals: The food offered there tends to contribute to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer - the very same conditions for which many of the hospital patients are seeking treatment. At its annual meeting on June 14, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, which represents more than 200,000 physician members, issued a policy statement that called for the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages and processed meats, and an increase in the availability of healthful, plant-based foods in hospitals. Under the resolution, physicians and hospital staff are encouraged not...

This Cornell scientist saved an $11-million industry - and ignited the GMO wars
This Cornell scientist saved an $11-million industry - and ignited the GMO wars

It started with rotting flesh. Slicing into the green skin of a Hawaiian papaya ordinarily yields juicy, salmon-colored fruit that's almost custard-like in its consistency and sweetness. It was a sign of trouble for hundreds of Hawaiian papaya farmers who, for the next several years, would lose field after field of their crop - altogether an $11-million dollar industry. The culprit was an incurable virus called Papaya Ring Spot Virus (PRSV).

Forget Planet 9-there
Forget Planet 9-there's Evidence of a Tenth Planet Lurking at the Edge of the Solar System

A Mars-sized planet appears to be lurking at the edge of the solar system, scientists have announced. The "planetary mass object" seems to be disrupting the orbits of other, smaller rocky bodies within the Kuiper Belt-a disc-shaped region of icy bodies beyond Neptune that encircles the whole solar system and extends around 2.3 billion miles. This "planetary mass object" is different from the hypothetical Planet Nine-a huge object believed to be orbiting the sun from the outer solar system.

Study: egg shape depends on flying skills of bird
Study: egg shape depends on flying skills of bird

The rich variety in shapes of the eggs that birds lay -- elliptical, pointy, spherical -- seems to be linked to how well a given bird flies, researchers report. "In contrast to classic hypotheses, we discovered that flight may influence egg shape. Birds that are good fliers tend to lay asymmetric or elliptical eggs," said Mary Caswell Stoddard, a biologist at Princeton University and one of the lead authors of the study.

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