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Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT

Among the 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of goods inside the Cygnus capsule: ice cream and fresh fruit for the three space station residents, and a 3D printer that recycles old plastic into new parts.

READ MORE: Astronauts aboard ISS stuck in space ‘indefinitely’ after Russian rocket failure, Chris Hadfield says. Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn, delighting chilly early-bird observers along the Atlantic coast.

Source: Common Domain

Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT

The smartest NFL teams have realized in recent years that committing major resources to a running back may not be the savviest move.

Even before Le’Veon Bell’s season-long holdout reached a bizarre conclusion in which his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates plundered his locker for gear, it gripped the NFL for a reason that had nothing to do with his specific melodrama. Bell’s holdout poked at a question much greater than one player’s value: How much is a running back worth in the modern NFL?

Source: Fox News

Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT

"I'm ready to actually live my life, the way I want to, without having any kind of worry that this can come back and hurt me," he said.

Officials said his ex-girlfriend, who was not named, claimed Precopia broke into her home, assaulted her and then slashed an “X” into her chest with a box cutter during a brutal Sept. 20 attack, KVUE reported. Precopia, 21, of Williamson County, said he was confused when police arrested him on Sept. 22, 2017.

Source: The Guradian

A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT

I remember sitting on your knee in the twilight, watching candlelight dance inside a hollow log – you told me the light danced because the log was full of fairies frolicking.

You played classical guitar and your fingertips were hardened from many years of playing; when I finally got my hands on my own guitar, I was very proud when my fingertips grew harder like yours. I remember sitting on your knee in the twilight, watching candlelight dance inside a hollow log – you told me the light danced because the log was full of fairies frolicking.

Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT

Explicit memory, which is part of long-term memory, is the product of conscious thought, while implicit memory enables unthinking rote actions.

Explicit memory is itself subdivided between episodic memory – the autobiographical record of our experience – and semantic memory, which concerns general knowledge or “textbook learning”. Molaison’s short-term (sometimes called working) memory remained intact, as did his procedural (or implicit) memory.

Source: Common Domain

ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey is stepping down after less than three years overseeing the broadcast network’s prime-time programming, ABC parent Walt Disney Co.

A 14-year veteran of ABC and the only African-American network entertainment chief, Ms. Dungey was involved in the development of several hit shows at the network including “Scandal,” “black-ish” and “The Good Doctor.” Company insiders said her departure didn’t come as a complete surprise given the leadership transition that ABC’s TV operations will undergo after the Fox deal closes.

Source: The Guradian

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT

Following a historic vote on Friday at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, the kilogram will no longer be defined by the international prototype kilogram (IPK), a platinum alloy cylinder fashioned in 1889, but by Planck’s constant, a number that is deeply rooted in the quantum world.

The IPK, or Le Grand K, has served the world well but scientists have long known that even though, by definition, it is precisely one kilogram, its weight changes over time.

Source: Fox News

This mom stopped at nothing to rescue special needs son on bus ride from hell

Saturday 07:00 GMT

A special-needs Bronx boy spent 12 hellish hours on a city school bus during Thursday’s frozen fiasco — until his desperate mother finally reached him after a nine-hour trek by car and foot, she told The Post.

Yet another irate mom with a child on the bus, Shamone Rice, said her distressed husband trudged through the snow and plucked him off around 3 a.m. “They just didn’t handle this well,” she said, adding that the matron told kids she would lose her job if they urinated on the bus.

Source: Common Domain

The Most Warming Winter Stew

Saturday 02:26 GMT

This Basque-style potato, chorizo and pepper stew, Ms. Raij’s final Slow Food Fast contribution, is at once deliciously homey and thoughtfully composed.

OVER THE YEARS, Alex Raij and her husband, fellow chef Eder Montero, have opened a string of New York restaurants, primarily focused on Spanish cuisine. “We took home cooking and preserved its spirit and its layers of flavor by cleaning it up just a little at the end,” said Ms. Raij.

Source: The Week

When will self-driving cars take over?

Saturday 11:46 GMT

The rollout of General Motors' self-driving car subsidiary, Cruise Automation, is years behind schedule, and prototypes by Ford, Tesla, and the Google affiliate Waymo would still flunk driver's ed.

Most AV developers, including Uber and Waymo, equip their cars with lidar — "light detection and ranging" sensors that use rapid light pulses to map a vehicle's surroundings in 360 degrees.

Source: Common Domain

Giving the ultra-rich financial advice doesn’t make you one of them

Sunday 04:14 GMT

“Realize that you’re the expert regardless of how much wealth the client has,” said Michael Krol, a certified financial planner in Bridgeville, Pa.

Being around stratospheric wealth can bring up feelings of jealousy and insecurity, especially for people who didn’t grow up with money.

Source: The Guradian

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for a Thanksgiving feast

Saturday 11:46 GMT

As a person of little faith who has a general suspicion of moments of national glory, I don’t find it easy to rally behind the official reasons for a feast.

220g red rice 2 cinnamon sticks 8 cardamom pods, skins discarded and seeds roughly crushed in a mortar Salt and black pepper. 30g parsley leaves, roughly chopped 60ml olive oil 30g unsalted butter 300g portobello mushrooms, cut into 5mm-thick slices 300g oyster mushrooms, roughly torn into large pieces 5 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed ½ tsp chilli flakes 200g cavolo nero, stems discarded, leaves roughly shredded (130g net weight) 1 lemon, zest finely grated, to get 1 tsp, and juiced, to get 1½ tbsp 2 tbsp dill, roughly chopped 50g crisp shallots (store-bought or homemade. Put the rice, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium saucepan and cover with a litre of water.

Source: CBS News

Houston doctor charged in murder-for-hire plot goes to trial

Sunday 04:14 GMT

Moataz Azzeh, a decorated former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take on a hit job for two Houston area doctors in a murder-for-hire plot speaks out about the shocking case to 48 Hours.

Houston Police say that's when Leon Jacob sought the help of someone he thought was a hit man to eliminate the problems.

Source: Fox News

Chipotle rethinking firing manager who refused to serve black customers over ‘dine and dash’ fears

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Earlier this year, a fired Chipotle manager who was accused of stealing $626 ended up winning nearly $8 million from the company in a wrongful termination suit.

In a series of video clips seen more than 3 million times on Twitter, a Chipotle customer in St. Paul, Minn., identifed as 21-year-old Masud Ali, and several friends are told by a manager: "You gotta pay, because you’ve never had money when you come in here.” An employee adds, "We're not gonna make food unless you guys actually have money."

Source: The Guradian

World Bank pulls $300m Tanzania loan over pregnant schoolgirl ban

Thursday 07:01 GMT

The World Bank has withdrawn a $300m (£232m) loan to Tanzania, amid concerns about the nation’s policy of expelling pregnant girls from school.

Judy Gitau, the regional coordinator for Equality Now Africa, an advocacy group that has been lobbying to have the expulsions lifted, said: “Unfortunately, the taking away of $300m means all children will suffer. However, it is in the government’s hands to right the wrong, to lift the ban and to ensure the money does come in.

Source: The Guradian

Ivanka Trump: senior Democrat calls for investigation into personal email use

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: DW

Donald Trump backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder row

Tuesday 22:47 GMT
Source: BBC

Ivanka used personal email for WH business

Tuesday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Ray Dalio says its just like the 1930s for investors right now’

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups and 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: CTV

Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work: report

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

Homan: 'Liberal 9th Circuit Judge' Trying to Stop Trump From Protecting Border

Tuesday 22:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pfizer to Raise Prices on 41 Drugs in January

Sunday 00:33 GMT
Source: DW

China and Australia compete for influence in the Pacific

Saturday 14:30 GMT
Source: DW

Exclusive: Bayern Munich fans overcharged in Athens

Friday 16:21 GMT
Source: BBC

Royal Mail profits more than halve

Friday 08:06 GMT
Source: Reuters

China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after U.S. rebuke

Saturday 01:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Bipartisan bill proposes putting proxy firms under SEC’s authority

Friday 16:21 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Scientists reveal everything you need to know about holding the perfect meeting

Saturday 02:26 GMT

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