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  • 3 days ago
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    Mystery note nailed to door with knives

    Residents in an apartment block awoke to find a note had been stuck to their door using several knives. The piece of A4 paper - bearing an "illegible" message scrawled in an unknown language - was found in David Place, St Helier, Jersey. A picture shows three blades driven through the note, with a fourth plunged into the door itself. Police said it was unclear who the message was for, but there was no history of threats on the building.

  • 11 days ago
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    Montrealer finds forgotten lottery ticket worth $1.75 million in an old jacket

    A Montreal man was cleaning out his wardrobe and readying some clothes for donation when he found a forgotten lottery ticket hidden in an old jacket — a ticket worth $1.75 million. Gregorio De Santis hadn't planned on cleaning out the wardrobe, but said his sister encouraged him to get the job done.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Move Over, Martin Shkreli. This CEO Says It's His 'Moral' Imperative to Raise a Drug's Price By 400 Percent

    Morals are slippery things. We all claim to have them, but somehow we misplace them at the oddest of times. We go to work, scheme against our colleagues, lie to the occasional customer and, during a coffee break, wail at the immorality of a politician or college football coach. Some might mutter, though, that morals are like pornographic movies.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Mugshots released of suspects arrested in $1M Apple Store robbery scheme

    The Alameda County Sheriff's Office released mugshots of the seven suspects arrested in connection to a $1 million robbery scheme targeting Apple Stores. These crimes allegedly hit 19 counties, including the thefts in Santa Rosa, Emeryville, and Corte Madera over the last month. The Apple Store in Fresno was also hit.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    'Ducktales' Renewed for Season 3 on Disney Channel Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

    The second season of Disney Channel's Ducktales premieres on Oct. 20 — and fans of the show can be assured they'll get more of Huey, Dewey and Louie in 2019. The cable channel has ordered a third season of the animated series ahead of the season two premiere. Stars Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey) and Bobby Moynihan (Louie) made the announcement in the video below, with a bit of help from co-star David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck).

  • 1 month ago
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    Magic mushrooms

    From making biofuels to eating up harmful plastics, fungi could help us build a greener planet. Fungi could not just help rid the planet of plastic by degrading it, but by making it obsolete it, too. Research in the Kew report suggests that naturally made materials using fungal mycelia are being used increasingly often instead of more harmful materials such as polystyrene and leather.

  • 1 month ago
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    AMD CEO describes key gaming partnerships with Sony, Microsoft: We're helping them with their 'secret sauce'

    Jim Cramer discusses Advanced Micro Devices' meteoric rise with the executive that made it happen, Dr. Lisa Su.

  • 1 month ago
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    WTO Head Warns Trump: U.S. Exit Would Cause World Economy To Descend Into Chaos

    In an Oval Office interview this week, as the Guardian reported, President Trump vowed to withdraw from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if it doesn’t “shape up,” calling the agreement establishing the body “the single worst trade deal ever made.” While the POTUS does not shy away from hyperbole, especially in his protectionist trade rhetoric, his threats were taken seriously by Roberto Azevedo, the WTO’s director general, who suggested in an interview with Bloomberg that the econo...

  • 1 month ago
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    The Notorious Kimi Raikkonen

    Formula One is enjoying a boom in young talent. Drivers such as Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, all in their early 20s and the formative stages of their careers, are poised to become the new stars. Yet it is the oldest man on the grid, Kimi Raikkonen, 38, of Finland, who continues to stand out as one of Formula One’s most interesting drivers, breaking with convention through his character and demeanor.

  • 1 month ago
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    4-year-old girl saves family from burning home

    A 4-year-old girl helped save her family from a burning home in the Paxon neighborhood of Jacksonville's Westside on Thursday afternoon. The pint-sized hero alerted her mother, two other adults and her 2-year-old brother that their house was on fire, allowing them all to get out safely. Mesha Farland was the first person to see the fire break out about 1:30 p.m. inside the home on Rhonda Street near West First Street.

  • 1 month ago
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    Religion can provide a sense of increased purpose in life for people who are socially disconnected

    New research suggests that having a firmly held religious belief can provide a sense of increased purpose in life among those who are socially disconnected. The findings, which were published in the Journal of Personality, indicate that religion can be one way that individuals cope with the reduced sense purpose in life that is associated with loneliness.

  • 1 month ago
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    A Lost Childhood: To Auschwitz and Back

    One morning in June, with the smell of an approaching thunderstorm in the air, an elderly man, his hair carefully parted to one side and wearing a freshly ironed, collared shirt, rings the doorbell of a farmhouse in the Bohemian Forest, a low mountain range in the Czech Republic. He has a long journey behind him, across two international borders and hundreds of kilometers, the last few hundred meters of which lead down an alley lined with pear trees.

  • 1 month ago
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    Secret tunnel discovered under old KFC building in Arizona was used for smuggling drugs

    An old building that used to house a KFC restaurant in Arizona has a tunnel that stretches all the way to Mexico, according to Homeland Security Investigations. The tunnel was discovered after police pulled over the former building owner Ivan Lopez. During the traffic stop, a canine unit led police to search through two toolboxes found in Lopez's vehicle.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nut Milks Are Milk, Says Almost Every Culture Across the Globe

    Even though the dairy industry may not like it, labeling the juice from almonds and soy beans 'milk' follows centuries of history

  • 2 months ago
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    Japan urges overworked employees to take Monday mornings off

    Japan’s government is to urge companies to give employees Monday mornings off in its latest attempt to improve the country’s poor record on work-life balance. The economy, trade and industry ministry believes that “Shining Mondays”, part of a wider campaign to address the punishingly long hours many Japanese are expected to work, will give employees a much-needed lie-in at the start of the working week...

  • 2 months ago
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    JetBlue Pilots land their First Ever Labor Deal

    This week, JetBlue Airways pilots agreed on the first labour contract in the low-cost carrier’s history. The JetBlue pilots contract will increase rates of pay for pilots and improve conditions. It’s good news for pilots, passengers and investors. So let’s take a look at the specifics of the JetBlue pilots deal.

  • 2 months ago
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    A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepared we are

    The committee to advise the President first met approximately one month after the virus first appeared. There had been more than 400 cases and 50 deaths so far, mostly split between Frankfurt, Germany, and Caracas, Venezuela. Patients presented with fever, cough, and confusion. In a disturbing number of cases, encephalitis — swelling in the brain — caused patients to fall into a potentially fatal coma.

  • 2 months ago
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    Thinner and Lighter Laptops Have Screwed Us All

    Over the last few days we’ve seen outcry about Apple’s new MacBook Pro, which offers an optional top-end i9 processor, and how its performance is throttled to the point of parody as the laptop heats up over time. Sparked by a video from YouTuber Dave Lee, who demonstrates that the only way to get Apple’s quoted performance from the MacBook Pro is by keeping it in a refrigerator, the outcry has been brutal.