No, Richard Dawkins is not the most influential science writer of all time


In a poll, Royal Society readers voted Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book “The Selfish Gene” as the most influential science book of all time, according to a report by The Guardian.

It won 236 votes from the more than 1,300 readers …

The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube


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Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums and absurd demands. (No, I want this banana, not that one, which looks identical in every way but …

Linkin Park’s touching tribute to Chester Bennington reminds us why he matters.


Four days after Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington died by suicide, his bandmates posted a powerful tribute to the late singer online.

"Our hearts are broken," the letter begins. "The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family …

Aurora men accused of bringing large amounts of heroin, cocaine into area


Two Aurora men are accused of bringing large amounts of heroin and cocaine into Illinois and running the drugs through Kane and Kendall counties, according to state grand jury indictments setting bail for each man at $2 million.

Israel Tavizon, …

Police Have ‘Given Up’ On Finding Missing RAF Man Corrie McKeague, Says Mother


The mother of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has accused the police of having “given up” on finding her son.

Nicola Urquhart said Suffolk Police “kept back” information from the family about calling off the search at a landfill where …

AP sources: Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him


Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.

Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the …

Trump Can’t Escape the States


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New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes questions during a March 15 news conference to announce the take down of a large organized crime ring.

There are more and more signals that Donald Trump is exploring …

The ‘Twin Peaks’ cast loves David Lynch so much it’s almost uncomfortable



From the way David Lynch treats his poor tortured and haunted characters onscreen, you would never guess how much real people love everything about being around him.

The love expressed Friday for the co-creator, director and star of Twin …

California Today: Stopping Jumpers at California’s Bridges


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Among American bridges, San Francisco’s Golden Gate is the most prolific departure point for suicides.

At least 1,600 people have died since 1937 making the 220-feet leap into …

Donald Trump Jr faces Russia grilling live on TV, but what will they ask?


The investigation into possible Russian collaboration with the Trump campaign to skew the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election moves another step closer to the incumbent in the Oval Office next Wednesday with the scheduled appearance of Donald Trump …

Police Taser a man suspected of carrying a crossbow and knife in Manchester. (via BBC North West)
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