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After six decades in power, BN falls to ‘Malaysian tsunami’

EDITORIAL | May 9, 2018. This is the day Malaysians experienced the power of the ballot. Anger towards the current administration had brought them out in large numbers to cast their votes in the historic 14th general election. Few Malaysians would have thought they would live to see this day – the defeat of the formidable […]

South Korean president: Trump ‘should win the Nobel Peace Prize’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that President Trump deserves to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in talks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and end the decades-long war between the North and South. Moon’s comment, as reported by Reuters, came following a congratulatory message from Lee Hee-ho, the widow of late […]

U.S. appeals court allows Texas to implement voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday allowed Texas to implement a law requiring photo identification at the ballot box, reversing a lower court decision that blocked the measure on the grounds it could be discriminatory against racial minorities. In a 2-1 decision, a panel from the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit […]

Real-life Transformers could be coming to an amusement park near you

Any kid who grew up watching the Transformers cartoons wished they could have their own giant robot to pilot (at least, we did). But one of those fans grew up, became a roboticist, and made that wish a reality. Brave Robotics, a Tokyo-based robotics company founded in 2014, just announced the development of J-deite Ride, […]

Blue Origin will livestream its first test flight of 2018

Blue Origin is gearing up for its eighth test flight, which also happens to be its first for 2018, on April 29th. Thankfully, it’s one we’ll be able to watch: Blue Origin chief Jeff Bezos has announced on Twitter that it’s live streaming the event on Sunday. The company hasn’t posted the stream’s details yet, […]

Are women financially prepared to live longer than ever before?

People say life is short. But for women, it’s getting just a little bit longer. The average American woman’s life expectancy hit an all-time high of 81.2 years old in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, the average man lives to be around 76 years old. But women retire […]

Gigi Hadid on Living Without Regrets, Time Travel, and Conspiracy Theories

Gigi Hadid has an interesting relationship with time. She procrastinates, but is a morning person; wants to go back in time to see if it really was aliens who built the pyramids, but believes in living in the moment. If Hadid could, she’d travel through time to skip entire situations, but was more than generous […]

Essential Phone is available in more countries, including UK and Japan

Essential announced today that it will open up its online store to more countries. Now along with US residents, those living in Canada, France, Japan, the UK and Germany can buy Essential’s products through its online shop. The Financial Times reported last July that Essential was in talks with British carriers and that the UK […]

Mila Kunis’s New Haircut Will Convince You to Try an Angled Bob This Summer

If you’re looking for a fresh take on the bob, look no further than Mila Kunis. The actress just debuted a brand new haircut for spring, and it’s all the inspiration you’ll need for the warmer months ahead. Going shorter than she did last fall when she tried out the universally flattering lob, Kunis opted for a more […]

Scientists used computer imaging to possibly discover why Neanderthals went extinct

Ever since a paleontologist discovered the first Homo neanderthalensis skeleton in 1829, scientists have tried to piece together why Homo sapiens eventually thrived, while Neanderthals disappeared around 40,000 years ago. By comparing their prehistoric skulls to ours, scientists learned that Neanderthal brains were slightly larger than ours, both at birth and at full size, and […]