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Images of woman in security x-ray machine look vaguely terrifying

Having personal items checked by an x-ray conveyor belt is a necessary hindrance that no one really enjoys. One woman at the Dongguan Railway Station in China, however, felt particularly strongly about having to give up her bags to the security machine and decided to crawl right in there after them. Needless to say, the [...]

‘Superwoman’ surgeon thanked for snow trek

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurgeon thanked for trekking through heavy snow A surgeon who trekked through the snow for almost three hours to operate on a cancer patient has been called a "superwoman" by the man she treated.Consultant surgeon Lindsey Chisholm walked eight miles from her home in the west of [...]

A Montana Prosecutor Wants To Jail Moms-To-Be Who Drink Or Do Drugs

County Attorney Gerald “Jay” Harris said his office will seek civil restraining orders against those pregnant women. When there are “provable” violations of such orders, the county will ask for jail time in order to “incapacitate” the mothers, according to a Jan. 11 press release announcing the new policy. “It is simply not satisfactory to [...]

Eagles’ star Malcolm Jenkins spotlights social justice debate

(CNN)Fresh off his Super Bowl win, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN Monday that he intends to skip the Philadelphia Eagles upcoming visit to the White House to commemorate his team's victory. #Repost @angiemartinez i love this!!! and yo, this is exactly why u should never write @meekmill off. He's a special one man. when [...]

Elon Musk poaches Onion writers because ‘comedy is the next frontier’

OK sure.Image: Bill Pugliano/GettyIn space, no one can hear you laugh.  Even so, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk seems to have taken a moment away from his many, many well-documented and serious business ventures to focus on something a little lighter: comedy. So reports The Daily Beast, which today noted that the not-reclusive billionaire [...]

Amazon expands its Techstars Alexa Accelerator to London, starts search for second cohort

Amazon continues to tap into the developer community to expand the ubiquity of its Alexa voice-based assistant, and it’s taking the strategy international. Today the company opened applications for the Alexa Accelerator, the program for startups building solutions and services for voice-based assistants, which Amazon runs in conjunction with Techstars. Most notably, as part of [...]

South Korea aims for startup gold

Joanna Glasner Contributor Big, later-stage rounds pushed up the totals. In the past four years, more than two dozen companies have closed financings of $10 million or more, including a few unicorns for substantially larger sums. One of those, Coupang, has raised $1.4 billion from venture and private equity investors to date. Totals have trended lower in the past couple [...]

Trump pledges to ‘make America great again for all Americans’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump sought to infuse his maiden State of the Union address Tuesday with an undercurrent of optimism, issuing a call for Democrats and Republicans to look past deep national divisions in order to do good by the American people.Everything you need to know about the SOTU addressHow to watchMeet Trump's closest friends [...]

The Tainted Water Crisis In Upstate New York That Andrew Cuomo Cant Shake

has been linkedadvisoryparallels emergedadded Those moves awoke Newburgh to its own chemical crisis. Samples taken from Lake Washington in 2014 contained PFOS levels of up to 243 parts per trillion. In Silver Stream, they were as high as 286 parts per trillion. In drainage pools at the air base, that figure climbed to 5,900 parts [...]

XPRIZE announces a $10M contest for remotely controlled robotic avatars

XPRIZE announced today that it’s teaming up with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways on a new $10 million competition. XPRIZE founder and chairman Peter Diamandis said the ANA team was interested in an XPRIZE around “reinventing travel,” which eventually turned into a prize for developing technology that would actually eliminate the need to physically travel [...]

Create epic looks with this ‘Game of Thrones’ makeup brush set

While you’re waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones, you may as well do something productive. Like practicing your blending skills and trying new makeup looks! And what better way to do that than with your very own set of Game of Thrones makeup brushes? The set includes eight incredibly detailed brushes featuring [...]

Cond Nast Traveler revamps its website and unveils 20 new city guides

Travel websites get redesigned all the time, but you just need to visit the homepage to tell that the team at Condé Nast Traveler has something different in mind. Instead of a standard river of articles, or a menu for navigating to different sections and travel destinations, there’s just a declaration in large text: “To all [...]

Big Russian delegation anticipated for prayer breakfast in Washington

(CNN)President Donald Trump will attend the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, a prime networking opportunity for Beltway insiders. But this year's event is also an opportunity for dozens of Russians. As many as 60 representatives from Russia's religious and political elite are expected to attend, more than three times last year's number, according to Russian officials.The [...]

After Almost Losing My Life In 2016, I Made Sure 2017 Was The Best Year Of My Life

At the very end of 2016, I was hit by a drunk driver in Thailand and ended up going through a 4 hour-long plastic surgery that cost over $10,000, which saved my life… Lying in the hospital bed I realized this was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me, because [...]

Bernie Sanders is showing how he’d run against Trump in 2020

Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders is revving the engines of his long-promised "political revolution." There is ample reason to doubt a Sanders 2020 run: He'd be 79 years old on election day. His wife, Jane Sanders, is embroiled in a federal investigation into a land deal she made while president of Burlington College. And an awkward clash [...]