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President Trump Is Trying to Silence Critics by Revoking Security Clearance, ex-CIA Director John Brennan Says

President Trump Is Trying to Silence Critics by Revoking Security Clearance, ex-CIA Director John Brennan Says"Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him"

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:22:44 -0400
Exclusive: U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killer

Exclusive: U.S. seed sellers push for limits on Monsanto, BASF weed killerAmerica's two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck's Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG's Monsanto Co. Limiting spraying of the chemical to the spring season, before crops are planted, would prevent farmers from using the herbicide on dicamba-resistant soybeans that Monsanto engineered. The seeds are sold by companies including Beck's and Stine.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:25:10 -0400
Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14-Year-Old Girl During School Assembly in Oklahoma, Police Say

Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14-Year-Old Girl During School Assembly in Oklahoma, Police SayThe 14-year-old girl was stabbed 'multiple times ... five, six, seven times'

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:59:17 -0400
Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164

Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region. Kerala's government has described the crisis -- one of the worst in decades -- as "extremely grave" and rescue operations are underway to help thousands who remain trapped by floodwaters. "The chief minister has confirmed 164 deaths.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:41:00 -0400
Turkey's Economy May Be in Freefall, But Erdogan's Base Believes He Can Do No Wrong

Turkey's Economy May Be in Freefall, But Erdogan's Base Believes He Can Do No WrongThe president's fervent supporters believe in "Erdoganism" a nationalistic ideology rooted in Turkey's history with the president at the center

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:18:59 -0400
Forget curing cancer: Scientists have discovered the perfect way to break spaghetti

Forget curing cancer: Scientists have discovered the perfect way to break spaghettiWith all the incredible medical and technological advancements coming out of the scientific community these days you might not think that researchers would be spending time studying spaghetti, but you'd be wrong. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, MIT scientists explain how to correctly break strands of the stringy pasta in half. If you've ever made spaghetti you'll be very familiar with this particular problem: Dry spaghetti strands don't fit perfectly in most stovetop pots. You can either drop them in at full length and let them hang over the edge as the bottom half goes soft to snap them in half, in which case you'll end up with a bunch of smaller pasta chunks and a metric ton of tiny spaghetti fragments that aren't good for much of anything. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to solve a problem, a duo of MIT researchers decided to test the mechanics that leads to dry spaghetti strands busting up into a million tiny chunks rather than two uniform halves. What they discovered is an issue that plagues many long, thin objects, and they've even come up with a solution. "A well-known problem with direct implications for the fracture behavior of elongated brittle objects, such as vaulting poles or long fibers, goes back to the famous physicist Richard Feynman who observed that dry spaghetti almost always breaks into three or more pieces when exposed to large bending stresses," the researchers write. The fix? Add a twist to the pasta as you bend it. A twisting motion of approximately 270 degrees seems to be the sweet spot. This helps to control the stress on the object and results in a much cleaner split."Our experimental and theoretical results demonstrate that twisting enables remarkable fracture control by using the different propagation speeds of twist and bending waves," the team explains. This all might sound a little silly, but the research has implications far beyond your dinner plate. The neat thing about experiments like this is that the knowledge gained can be used for other applications, and the results of the experiments can now be used as a foundation for better understanding the fracturing habits of other, slightly more important objects than spaghetti.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:01:30 -0400
Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Ex Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort

Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Ex Trump Campaign Chairman Paul ManafortJudge T.S. Ellis III sent the jury back Thursday shortly before 10 a.m.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:49:31 -0400
Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' Charged With Murder After Fatal Plastic Surgery

Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' Charged With Murder After Fatal Plastic SurgeryProsecutors said he did not have a license to practice medicine in the state where the procedure took place

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:13:03 -0400
Women's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

Women's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phaseWomen's trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:26:51 -0400
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