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Voters would have forgiven Cameron for failing to hold an EU referendum, study shows

3 days ago from Physorg

Many voters would have forgiven David Cameron if he had failed to deliver on his campaign promise to hold an EU referendum, a study suggests.

Presidential panel highlights vulnerabilities for U.S. cyberattacks

3 days ago from UPI

The United States will see more severe and destructive cyberattacks over the next decade than it has faced to date, a presidential advisory committee warned.

F.D.A. Will Still Allow Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes, but Will Seek a Menthol Cigarette Ban

3 days ago from NY Times Health

The agency declined to prohibit sales of the popular vaping flavors, and will begin the process to prohibit menthol cigarettes.

Minority homebuyers face widespread statistical lending discrimination

3 days ago from Physorg

Face-to-face meetings between mortgage officers and homebuyers have been rapidly replaced by online applications and algorithms, but lending discrimination hasn't gone away.

Social enterprise Ricult uses digital tools to empower rural farmers in developing countries

3 days ago from Physorg

More than half of the world's poorest people live on small farms in rural areas of developing countries, accounting for over 2 billion people living on around two dollars a...

Protecting biodiversity in palm oil

3 days ago from Physorg

News that chocolate, bread and dried fruit all share a common ingredient with household detergents and cosmetics might sound both unlikely and unappetising.

In photos: Highlights from the week of November 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

3 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump hosts an event for prison reform, attends a Diwali ceremony and new members of Congress are welcomed to Capitol Hill the week of November 12, 2018, in...

Penguins could be without Crosby vs. Lightning

3 days ago from UPI

The status of Pittsburgh Penguins captain and star center Sidney Crosby is uncertain going into a game Thursday against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena.

European court rules in favor of Russian opposition leader

3 days ago from UPI

Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny was repeatedly arrested and detained for political reasons, the European Court of Human Rights determined Thursday.

Crude oil prices try to stabilize after recent string of declines

3 days ago from UPI

Crude prices were higher Thursday morning as they tried to bounce from a series of declines, yet concern about mixed indicators and oversupply lingers among traders.

Panthers look to extend winning streak at Blue Jackets

3 days ago from UPI

The Florida Panthers roll into Columbus for a Thursday matchup against the Blue Jackets with a five-game winning streak after a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night on the road over...

Flames hope to get back on track vs. Habs

3 days ago from UPI

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames hope to get back on track when they kick off a four-game homestand against the Montreal Canadiens at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

For the sake of kids, embrace math

3 days ago from Physorg

Mathematics is causing headaches in schools across Canada, Australia and many other parts of the world. Teachers in both Canada and Australia feel neither competent nor confident in math and,...

Crude oil prices 'just fine' around $70 per barrel, Putin says

3 days ago from UPI

Vladimir Putin, president of Russia -- one of the world's three biggest crude oil producers -- said that prices around $70 per barrel are reasonable.

Quantum science turns social

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize...

Launching new tech? How do you make data-driven decisions without any sales data?

3 days ago from Physorg

When a tech company decides to launch a brand new, first-of-its-kind tech product, it can be hard to know how many you need to order. Order too few, and you...

In Photos: Devastating Wildfires in California

3 days ago from Live Science

Wildfires raging in Northern California are now considered the deadliest the state has ever endured. Here's a look at the fires and the destruction left behind.

Look: Billy Idol becomes a U.S. citizen

3 days ago from UPI

Billy Idol has officially become a United States citizen, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Twitter.

Lauren Bushnell dating 'Take Back Home' singer Chris Lane

3 days ago from UPI

Lauren Bushnell and "Take Back Home" singer Chris Lane attended the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.

Face off: Realistic masks made in Japan find demand from tech, car companies

3 days ago from Reuters:Science

Super-realistic face masks made by a tiny company in rural Japan are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia.

Quality of sellers critical to growth, revenues for online platforms

3 days ago from Physorg

Online shopping platforms have changed the way we shop for everything from household items to holiday gifts. These firms – think Amazon, eBay or Etsy – provide a market space...

Bangladesh scraps Rohingya repatriation plan

3 days ago from UPI

Officials in Bangladesh said Thursday they won't force thousands of Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar.

A world without brick-and-mortar stores? Even avid online shoppers say, 'no, thanks'

3 days ago from Science Daily

The majority of consumers, even those who prefer online shopping, think the extinction of brick-and-mortar stores would be bad for society, according to a new study that explores consumers' perceptions...

Judge extends recount deadline for Florida provisional, mail-in ballots

3 days ago from UPI

Thousands of provisional and mail-in ballots in Florida that were initially set aside now have more time to join the recount, a judge ruled early Thursday.

Ford testing self-driving cars in Miami

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Ford announced a new partnership with Walmart to test autonomous vehicles in Miami for delivery of everyday items. The automaker is also developing a program, set for launch within three...

Brexit, pension secretaries quit in protest over proposed deal

3 days ago from UPI

British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of a Brexit deal sparked an exodus from her Cabinet Wednesday with two-high profile members quitting in protest.

Quantum science turns social

3 days ago from Physorg

Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to...

Judge extends Florida deadline to resolve provisional, mail-in ballots

3 days ago from UPI

Several thousand uncounted provisional and mail-in ballots are eligible to be counted in Florida's razor-thin U.S. Senate race, a judge ruled early Thursday.