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Russia's ambassador to leave post in U.S.

13 min ago from UPI

Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States and a key figure in the meddling of U.S. president election, is leaving his post.

Ohio police officer hops into buggy to stop runaway horse

42 min ago from UPI

A police officer in Ohio leapt into an Amish buggy with no driver to corral a runaway horse that dragged it down a local road.

Cincinnati Reds reinstate pitcher Brandon Finnegan from 60-day DL

43 min ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Reds reinstated left-hander Brandon Finnegan from the 60-day disabled list and he will start Monday afternoon's game against the Cardinals.

Researchers design sounds that can be recorded by microphones but inaudible to humans

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Researchers have designed a sound that is completely inaudible to humans (40 kHz or above) yet is audible to any microphone. The sound combines multiple tones that, when interacting with...

Twitter-monitoring system detects riots far quicker than police reports

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research has shown.

Supreme Court to review travel ban, allows partial implementation

1 hour ago from UPI

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will review the case involving the Trump administration's travel ban.

Daniel Loeb's Third Point buys $3.5B in Nestle stocks

1 hour ago from UPI

Daniel Loeb said his Third Point investment company paid $3.5 billion for a 1.3 percent stake in Nestle and demands changes to boost profits.

Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents Now Available to First Responders

1 hour ago from Newswise - Scinews

First responders of all disciplines will now be able to train together for active shooter and other critical incidents thanks to a new virtual training platform made available by the...

Creating a Personalized, Immersive Audio Environment

1 hour ago from Newswise - Scinews

The way you hear and interpret the sounds around you changes as you move. That's how sound in the real world works. Now imagine if it worked that way while...

Information overload fuels 'fake news': study

1 hour ago from Physorg

"Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a...

Mac Miller wishes Ariana Grande happy birthday: 'Thank you for loving me'

1 hour ago from UPI

Mac Miller expressed his love for girlfriend Ariana Grande on Instagram Monday on the singer's 24th birthday.

Army taps Raytheon for language translation software

1 hour ago from UPI

Raytheon BBN Technologies is licensing its foreign language translation software to the U.S. Army for one year at a cost of $4 million.

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

1 hour ago from Physorg

Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.

Talking Science

2 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

In 22 years, Karin Heineman has been behind the camera for hundreds of scientific stories. By bringing a plethora of scientists into the world of media, she has garnered unique...

Norway could get economic lift from northern oil field

3 hours ago from UPI

Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it expected some economic spillovers would come from support centers for its Johan Castberg field.

Drones that drive

3 hours ago from MIT Research

Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would...

ABC cancels 'Downward Dog' after one season

3 hours ago from UPI

ABC has canceled comedy series "Downward Dog" six episodes into its first season.

Flight diverted after passenger attempts to open emergency door

4 hours ago from UPI

A Southwest Airlines flight from LA to Houston diverted to Corpus Christi, Texas, after a passenger attempted to open an exit door mid-flight, the airline said.

Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

4 hours ago from Physorg

Portugal's national airline chief said Monday he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft.

Meet the dogs with OCD

5 hours ago from Physorg

Curiously, and perhaps eagerly, I am looking at a bull terrier named Sputnik, searching for a resemblance.

Phone scams cost billions. Why isn't technology being used to stop them?

5 hours ago from Physorg

World-wide, credit card fraud and other scams cost the public billions of dollars. While credit card fraud is the clear leader in sheer volume of money lost, "regular scams" still...

Air bag maker Takata declares bankruptcy

5 hours ago from UPI

Japanese automobile parts manufacturer Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, the company announced Monday.

Drivers cautious but curious over automated cars, first Canadian study shows

5 hours ago from Physorg

Say what you will about old dogs and new tricks, it appears men over 50 are most keen to embrace fully automated cars when computer-chauffeured vehicles finally appear on Canadian...

World's Largest Wind Turbine Would Be Taller Than the Empire State Building

6 hours ago from Scientific American

Massive, flexible blades would bend with storm winds like the palm trees that inspired them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

U.S. now supplying LNG to South Korea

6 hours ago from UPI

A gas company from Korea, one of the largest buyers of liquefied natural gas in the world, said it commenced a sales agreement with a U.S. supplier.

Chinese Nobel Prize winner paroled for cancer treatment

6 hours ago from UPI

Imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was granted parole after a cancer diagnosis, his lawyer said Monday.

Celanese, Blackstone to combine acetate units

11 hours ago from C&EN

The new partnership will be the global leader in cigarette filter materials.

U.S. Supreme Court gives pharma a product liability win

11 hours ago from C&EN

Out-of-state residents cannot sue Bristol-Myers Squibb in California over Plavix