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Robbing Banks with Blowtorches: Safe Deposit Boxes Are Not So Safe

20 minutes agoNews : Newsweek: US

For the past 20 years, whenever Benny and Betty Esposito got dressed up for a weekend wedding, they would drive down Woodhaven Boulevard to their bank, walk into the vault with a bank employee to unlock their safe deposit box, and take out the jewelry they wanted to wear to the ceremony and reception. Show More Summary

Who Loves Advanced Biomedical Body Enhancement Technology? Not Many Americans

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

A recent Pew Research Center survey and accompanying focus group spells out how Americans feel about using biomedical innovation to alter the human body and its performance capacity. The center asked Americans about the use of gene editing,...Show More Summary

Induced Labor Doesn’t Increase Autism Odds, Study Finds

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

In the ever-growing field of autism research, a number of experts suggest the developmental disorder is set off by some sort of trauma at the earliest point in life—either in utero or at birth. It would then seem reasonable that researchers...Show More Summary

Full Transcript: Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention Speech

2 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Democractic National Convention was off to a rowdy start on Monday, with Bernie Sanders supporters on high alert, heckling others in the crowd and booing the mere mention of Hillary Clinton's name. But the mood shifted dramatically...Show More Summary

Climate Change Is Partly to Blame for the Mass Extinction of Dinosaurs

2 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

This story originally appeared on Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. What killed the dinosaurs? That was a mystery for decades; when I was a kid, there were tons of ideas but precious little evidence for any of them, making them little more than speculation. Show More Summary

Photos: Relentless Heckling Marks First Night of Democratic National Convention

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Amid a scandal over leaked Democratic Party emails, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gaveled in the Democratic National Convention on Monday in the place of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who earlier announced she...Show More Summary

U.S. Expands Central American Refugee Program

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The White House is expanding its Central American refugee processing program, under which vulnerable people from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will be transferred to Costa Rica as a safe haven before they are resettled in the U.S. During...Show More Summary

Blue-Blocking Glasses May Help Treat Bipolar Disorder, Promote Sleep

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

If you have bipolar disorder, depression or trouble sleeping, it may help to wear amber-tinted glasses at night, new research suggests. These orange shades block blue light, which the body uses to adjust the biological clock to control...Show More Summary

Is Nokia Planning a Comeback?

5 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

In the year 2000—back when the most exciting thing about a mobile phone was the game Snake—Finnish firm Nokia was cleaning up. The company was worth twice as much as Finland’s entire GDP that year and would go on to hold more than 40 percent of the global handset market. Show More Summary

We Must Not Ignore the Rise of English Nationalism

5 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The following article is an updated version of a piece that first appeared in Democratic Audit U.K. Read the original article.  When in 2013 David Cameron committed to calling an in/out referendum, he declared: “It is time to settleShow More Summary

Kremlin Dismisses Being Behind Democratic Party Hack

5 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has laughed off suggestions that Russia was behind the hack of emails from the U.S. Democratic Party, warning journalists not to make him use unprintable words, state news agency Itar-Tass...Show More Summary

#Issuetheinvoice: Women Demand Repayment From Men, But Is This A Triumph For Feminism?

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Tuesday morning, the hashtag #issuetheinvoice started trending on Twitter, with many women taking to the social media platform outraged at their exes or current partners who have not paid them back. From dinners to legal costs, these women want their money back. Show More Summary

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' First Review

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

It would be easy to dismiss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the London play continuing where J.K. Rowling’s best-selling children’s novels left off in 2007, as an attempt to cash in on its audiences’ affection for The Boy Who Lived. Show More Summary

Israeli Tourist Gang-Raped in Northern India, Police Say

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Two men in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state were arrested on Sunday in connection with the rape of a 25-year-old Israeli woman, the latest incident in a string of violent sexual assaults of women in the country. Police said the woman got in a car she believed to be a taxi in the town of Manali, in the Kullu district, early on Sunday morning. Show More Summary

Pokemon Go Tournament To Be Held in Poland

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

While the smartphone sensation Pokemon Go has captivated players the world over, Poland is launching the first tournament of the augmented reality game. Pokemon Go simulates the adventures of characters in Nintendo’s Pokemon series. The aim is to capture as many of these fictional creatures as possible. Show More Summary

Manchester United: Could Pep Guardiola Pip Jose Mourinho To Sign 'New Neymar'?

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Perhaps as soon as Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho were confirmed as managing in the same league, it was inevitable they would clash in the transfer market as well as on the pitch. Mourinho and Guardiola are reportedly locked in combat...Show More Summary

Gunman Kills Doctor in Berlin as Germany Remains on Edge After Week of Violence

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A patient shot and killed a doctor at a university clinic in Berlin before killing himself on Tuesday, police confirmed. Authorities said the incident showed “no signs at all” of extremism as the country remains on edge after a spate of violent attacks in the past week. The gunman opened fire at approximately 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Jurgen Klopp: Why Is Mamadou Sakho's Liverpool Future in Doubt?

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Mamadou Sakho’s future at Anfield is in doubt after the defender was ordered to return home from Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America by manager Jurgen Klopp. Klopp is believed to have run out of patience with the French defender on...Show More Summary

Two-Thirds of Kenyans in Survey Back Deportation of Somali Refugees

8 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

More than two-thirds of Kenyans are in favor of closing refugee camps housing hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and support their deportation, according to a survey. The Kenyan government announced in May that it intended to close...Show More Summary

Report: Even The Young, Elderly Or Pregnant Can Eat Raw Eggs, U.K. Safety Committee Says

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

It is safe for pregnant women, the young and the elderly to eat raw eggs according to a report published on Monday by the U.K.’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF). The risk of contracting salmonella, a bacteria that causes severe food poisoning, is now “very low” across the country. Show More Summary

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