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Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.
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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.
Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.
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The Future Of Flying Is Nearly Here — But You Probably Can’t Afford It
The next 10 years promise to bring radical change to airplane cabins, but it’ll cost you.
A Dying Man's Lost Recipe Made His Daughter A Multimillionaire
A handwritten memo detailed how to cook a seemingly simple dish.
The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real
Yann Lecun once built an AI chip called ANNA. But he was 25 years ahead of his time.
Do You Know Where Your Protein Powder Comes From?
Naked Nutrition’s protein powders are made with as few ingredients as possible and are sustainably grown and responsibly sourced. They contain no gluten, soy, GMOs, or artificial sweeteners. Most protein supplements can’t even come close to saying that.
Filmmaker Shows Us How Fake Nature Documentaries Really Are
We know that the animal sounds in nature documentaries are usually not real, but the manipulation of filmmaking goes even deeper than that.
The Mystery Of 'Venus's Hair' After A Volcanic Eruption
How do long, white filaments grow out of barren rock?
Walmart Invents The Crotilla, A Mashup Literally No One Asked For
It’s (allegedly) a croissant-tortilla hybrid.
Utah Jazz Mascot Obliterates Adult Clippers Fan Who Messed With A Kid
The inflatable ball race was marred by shenanigans, and Jazz Bear was having absolutely none of it.
What We Should Call It If France — And Every Other European Country — Leaves The EU
If Marine Le Pen wins the French presidency and moves to renegotiate France's membership with the EU, at least we'll have lots of groan-worthy puns!
Trump To Sign Four New Executive Orders This Week, And Other Trump News From Today
All the Trump headlines you need to read from Monday.
This Video Of A Ferry Crashing Into A Sea Wall Looks Like Something Out Of A Disaster Movie
We have no idea what caused the ferry to slam into the sea wall, but let's hope no one got seriously injured by this.
Once The Darling Of YouTube, Machinima Still Lives On — For Some
"Red vs. Blue" is back for another season — nearly 15 years after it helped build a genre.
Inside The Hunt For The Source Of A Mysterious Cosmic Burst
After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies.
Few Things Are More '90s Than This Extremely '90s Ad For 'Battletoads'
This ad's got psycho pigs and turbo thwacking, and it's anything but wack.
The United States Of Billy Joel
The Piano Man hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993. How does he continue to sell out stadiums?
A 200-Year-Old Statue Of A Naked George Washington Is Coming To America
A two-century-old statue of the nation’s father, in the buff, is coming to the United States for the first time. And, no, he didn’t pose for it.
The 14 Best Smart Home Gadgets For Under $100
Voice-activated mood lighting, smoke alarms that won't go off every time you make bacon, and 12 other smart-home gadgets that won't blow your budget. Oh yeah, and they're all on Amazon.
How White Lighters Got Such A Bad Rap
A mini-investigation into the origins of a bizarre myth.
How Japan And The NSA Made Secret Deals To Expand Global Surveillance
Top-secret documents reveal the complex relationship the NSA has maintained with Japan over a period of more than six decades.
Kenny G Gives Surprise Performance To Vexed Passengers On Delta Flight
When a flight attendant aboard a Delta flight earlier this week saw saxophone superstar Kenny G, she couldn't resist getting him in on her charity efforts. After raising $2,000 for the Race For Life, the flight attendant convinced Kenny G to play some tunes while strolling down the aisles.
New Orleans To Take Down Confederate Statues
Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.
CNN Anchor Accuses Roger Ailes Of Sexual Harassment
For a long time Alisyn Camerota was reluctant to describe the dark side of working at Fox News. But on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, she said, "Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me."
This May Be The Toughest Lightning Cable Ever Made
Say smell ya later to frayed cables and make this stainless steel cable the last you'll ever need.
This Flying Car Prototype Is Basically A Mega-Drone That You Sit On
The flying car revolution is apparently getting going in earnest, but the current prototypes don't even seem to be trying to figure out the "car" part yet. Nevertheless, the Kitty Hawk Flyer, which is backed by Larry Page, looks like a blast to ride.
The Keeper Of The Golden Keys
At the Madrid Ritz, the lead concierge is in the business of yes.
The Usefulness Of A March For Science
At Saturday’s rainy rally in DC, scientists and their allies fervidly defended knowledge in all its forms.
Bernie Sanders Stands By Anti-Abortion Mayoral Candidate
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday stood by his decision to back a Democratic candidate whose record on abortion has drawn fire from many in the party.
Nine Minutes Of Mark Hamill Aggressively Anchoring Expectations About 'The Force Awakens'
It's very clear from Hamill's interviews before "The Force Awakens" that he was nervous it would turn out a steaming pile of garbage.
People Are Trying To Find The Truth About A Creepy 'Unfinished' Playstation Game
On the surface, "Petscop" appears to be a peppy animal collecting game that was never officially released. Hiding underneath that, though, is a dark and fucked up game that references real-life child killings.
How Trump Blew Up The Conservative Media
Inside the new power dynamics roiling Fox, Breitbart and the Wall Street Journal.
'Grand Theft Auto IV' Shows The Importance Of Outsider Perspective
The series’ satirical slant on America is most relatable when seen through the eyes of a newcomer.
Coyote Peterson Let A Snapping Turtle Bite His Hand Because That's Just How He Rolls
Is there any non-lethal pain in the animal kingdom Coyote won't subject himself to? We're just asking from a place of concern for his wellbeing.
Intersex And Proud
When Hanne Gaby Odiele revealed she was intersex earlier this year, it was a chance for her to give voice to something she’d always been told to hide.
Scientists Explain Why They're Running For Office
About 100 scientists met in Washington, DC Thursday to learn how to win an election.
Fisher Hooks A 7-Foot Bull Shark, Which Responds By Flipping His Kayak
Ben Chancey was fishing for giant grouper off the Florida coast, and got a lot more than he bargained for.
The Enigma Of Assad: How A Painfully Shy Eye Doctor Turned Into A Murderous Tyrant
What transformed this soft-spoken man into a tyrant so desperate to hold on to power that he would eventually gas his own people to do so?
Astronomers Say We'll Probably Find Life Orbiting A Dwarf Star
"We're very excited for the prospects of life around M dwarfs."
The Reason Why So Many Famous Cartoon Characters Are Yellow
Green may be the color of wealth, but the popularity of your animated faves might be pegged to yellow.
Meet FlexiSpy, The Company Getting Rich Selling 'Stalkerware' To Jealous Lovers
How a small company in Thailand came to dominate the shady market of consumer spyware.
Macron To Face Le Pen After First Round Of French Presidential Election
Macron, 39, a political novice, now becomes the favorite to be elected as France’s next president. He is the youngest ever French presidential hopeful and has never run for election before.
A Herd Of Cattle Decided A Beaver Was The Best Choice To Lead Them Through A Field
In Saskatchewan, Canada, a herd of 150 cattle has chosen, for some fascinating reason, to follow a beaver that's not even tall enough to reach their knees.
How Juicero's Story Set The Company Up For Humiliation
A boring juice product sold itself as the next great technology phenomenon. There was only one way things could go.
A Bowler Broke World Records With The Fastest 300 Game We've Ever Seen
Ben Ketola rolled 12 strikes in only 86.9 seconds, the same amount of time it takes to microwave a bag of popcorn.
This Map Shows Why Renewables And Natural Gas Are Taking Over The US
The first thing to note is that almost nowhere in the country is it cheapest to build a new coal plant.
We Need To Lower Our Expectations About Flying Cars
The flying cars that we’ve been dreaming about for decades are not here yet, and we already have very unreasonable expectations.
How To Tap A Keg If You Want The Beer To Shoot Out The Side And Make A Total Mess
First, forget to vent your cask. Then, before you hammer the tap all the way in, break something for pre-geyser embarrassment.
A New World Atlas For A Planet In Crisis
An atlas of 44 world maps examines the relationship between fast-growing cities and the world’s most precious ecological hotspots.
Uber's CEO Plays With Fire
Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.
You Can Create A Turing Machine Using Only PowerPoint
It might take you hours of sweat and toil, but hey, you could, if you choose to, run all your applications using only Microsoft's PowerPoint.
Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them.
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U.S. Issues 271 Sanctions Over Bashar Assad’s Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons
It's one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has issued 271 sanctions in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. It’s one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history.
The Trump administration said Monday that it issued sanctions against 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons.
The action was announced in a statement by the Treasury Department, and Treasury Security Steve Mnuchin simultaneously briefed reporters at the White House.
The new sanctions are the latest U.S. response to Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons, most recently in rebel-held northern Idlib, in an attack that killed more than 80 civilians.
The U.S. retaliated earlier this month by launching missiles against a Syrian airfield.