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It Was Shockingly Easy for Someone to Steal US Government Plutonium From a Hotel Car Park

A small amount of plutonium and radioactive caesium went missing last year after two US government security experts left the dangerous samples sitting in their SUV in a Marriott Hotel car park overnight. Read More >>

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Thai Boys Were Reportedly Sedated and in a Semi-Conscious State During Rescue

On Tuesday, the remaining five boys were rescued from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex where 12 members of a soccer team and their coach were trapped for more than two weeks. The rescue mission spanned three days, and, according to new details, involved drugging the boys prior to the extraction. Read More >>

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All 12 Boys and Coach Rescued From Thai Cave

An 18-day ordeal in which the Wild Boars football team was trapped inside a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand has finally come to an end, with the twelfth team member and the coach exiting the cave earlier today. Read More >>

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Eight Boys Have Now Been Rescued From the Flooded Thai Cave Complex

Rescue teams working in northern Thailand have pulled four more boys from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex, raising the total number of rescued boys to eight. Read More >>

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Former Navy Diver Dies in Thai Cave While Working to Rescue Trapped Boys

A former Thailand Navy SEAL has died while working to save 12 boys and their coach from the submerged Tham Luang cave complex, the New York Times reports. The death comes as a heavy blow to the rescue mission, as monsoon rains threaten further flooding and as oxygen levels inside the chamber have started to drop. Read More >>

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The Doomsday Cult Leader Behind the Tokyo Sarin Gas Attack Has Been Executed

Shoko Asahara—the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult behind the 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo’s subway that killed 13 and poisoned thousands—has been executed. Read More >>

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Threat of Heavy Rains Could Force Emergency Evacuation of Boys Trapped in Thai Cave

As 12 boys and their football coach wait to be rescued from a submerged cave in northern Thailand, officials may be forced into action due to expected heavy rains in the coming days. The situation is grave, given a medical assessment claiming the boys and coach are too weak to attempt such a physically demanding escape. Read More >>

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Japan’s ‘Naked Hermit’ Pried From Island Utopia After 29 Years

For nearly 30 years, Masafumi Nagasaki lived a life many of us extremely logged-on folks can only dream of. A life completely void of commuting, the internet, and screens. He had the entire island of Sotobanari to himself—foraging, raking debris from the shore, and watching baby turtles hatch from their eggs and scurry to the ocean. Read More >>

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Buzz Aldrin Is Suing His Family for ‘Elder Exploitation’

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has filed a lawsuit against two of his children and a former business manager in an effort to retain control over his finances, business affairs, and legacy. Read More >>

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Malaysian CEO’s Death Reportedly Caused by Exploding Phone

Nazrin Hassan, the CEO of a Malaysian venture capital fund, died after one of his mobile phones reportedly caught fire while it was charging in his bedroom. Conflicting reports have attributed his cause of death to blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation, but authorities say that they need more time to investigate exactly what happened. Read More >>

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How Google News Compares to Twitter, Facebook, and RSS for Your News

There’s a new news aggregator in town (well, an old one, revamped). The updated, refreshed, and smarter version of Google News is out now on Android, iOS, and the web, so how does this reimagining of the news stack up against the other ways we usually get our headlines — Facebook, Twitter, and RSS? We’ve been diving deep into the transformed platform to get a better idea. Read More >>

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Ahead of Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Vote, Anti-Choice Group Pushes Propaganda DVD on Students

A pro-life group emailed schools in Ireland urging principals and religion teachers to show students a DVD that included excerpts from a 1980s anti-abortion propaganda video. Read More >>

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Facebook is Going to Ask UK and European Users Which News Sources They Trust the Most

Back in January Facebook released a survey to its US members asking them about the news sources they trust the most. Surveys that were comprised of two questions. Well that idea must have been a riveting success, because Facebook is now expanding that concept to Europe. Read More >>

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See if Our MPs Understand Facebook as Tech Officer Gets Live Parliamentary Grilling

It's the turn of our MPs to demonstrate what they know about the ways in which Facebook operates and collates data, with the "Fake News" parliamentary committee interrogating Facebook's chief technical officer Mike Schroepfer this morning. Read More >>

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Roku’s Bringing its Enhanced Voice Search to the UK

Last month Roku launched it new enhanced voice search in the US, allowing natural language recognition through the Roku software. Today Roku has announced that this feature is coming to the UK, and will start rolling out on May 1st. Read More >>