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Iceland is drilling the world’s deepest geothermal well

Iceland is digging world’s deepest geothermal borehole into the heart of a volcano at a depth of 3.10 miles (5 km) to tap renewable energy. The extreme pressure and heat at such depths could derive 30 to 50 MW of electricity from one geothermal well.

Chelsea Clinton comes to defense of Barron Trump

New York City - Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton took to social media yesterday afternoon to defend Barron Trump. Since his father’s inauguration Friday, the 10-year-old has been subjected to online bullying for the way he appeared at his father’s swearing-in.

Classic video game console baffles neuroscientists

Researchers have used a classic video game console to try to analyse neural networks. Since looking at the networks in the brain is a highly complex process, the researchers hoped studying an old Atari 2600 system would prove simpler. It didn’t.

Geothermal energy — An under-exploited energy source (Part 1)

In our search for clean, cost-effective sources of renewable energy to mitigate the effects of climate change, one source of that energy has been right under our feet all along — Geothermal energy is not only clean and sustainable, but it is eco-friendl

Trump torpedoes Pacific trade pact

Washington - President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of a major Pacific trade deal Monday, making good on an election campaign promise and delivering a hammer blow to Asian allies.

Women's March may have been largest 1-day protest in U.S. history

The Women's March protests for equality and against President Donald Trump, which drew millions of people on every continent including Antarctica, may have been the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.

Op-Ed: Canadian PM Trudeau says he is open to renegotiating NAFTA

Washington - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that he had a brief but good phone call with president-elect Donald Trump. Trudeau said that Trump "expressed warmth" towards Canada.

One in five people snoop on others' Facebook accounts: study

While many people are concerned about strangers hacking into their phones and computers, most hacking of social media comes from people close to the user. One in five people report having surreptitiously gone into the Facebook account of a loved one.

Merkel faces more Russian disinformation ahead of poll: source

Brussels - German Chancellor Angel Merkel will face an even broader Russian disinformation campaign ahead of elections this year, according to EU findings, a source close to the matter said Monday.

New moth species named after President Trump

Having a newly discovered species named after someone is normally a great honor. This distinction has been afforded to the new U.S. president. On a closer review of the characteristics of the moth, the ex-businessman may not be so pleased.

Samsung finally explains why the Note 7 kept catching fire

Samsung has officially confirmed the cause of the fires and explosions that plagued its abandoned Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The company has identified two distinct manufacturing issues with the battery, concluding months of investigations.

U.K. accused of burying Climate Change Risk Assessment Report

London - The U.K.'s Independent came out today with the accusation the government "tried to bury" its own climate change assessment report, followed almost immediately by the Green Party which said the government should be doing more to tackle climate change.

Google Voice gets its first major update in five years

Google has announced a total revamp of its popular but neglected Google Voice communications service. After largely abandoning its apps for years, the company has released an all-new interface and several new features.

Next 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

Los Angeles - The next chapter in the beloved blockbuster "Star Wars" saga has a title: Episode VIII will tell the tale of "The Last Jedi."Lucasfilm on Monday released the title without additional explanation.

Ivory Coast hit by fresh protests in wake of mutiny

Abidjan - Angry protests erupted in several Ivory Coast cities on Monday, including in the economic capital Abidjan where retired soldiers barricaded a major highway as a teachers' strike kept schools closed.

ASUS unveils its own more expensive Raspberry Pi rival

ASUS has launched a micro-computer to rival the immensely popular Raspberry Pi. The Tinker resembles a clone of the Pi but sports more powerful hardware. It also has a higher price tag though, potentially preventing it from gaining the same following.

France FM in Saudi to reaffirm 'partnership'

Riyadh - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday to reaffirm the allies' "strategic partnership", as European concerns mount over US President Donald Trump's foreign policies.

Yemeni loyalists seize Red Sea port of Mokha

Ibb - Yemeni government forces captured on Monday the port of Mokha as they pushed to oust Huthi rebels from the Red Sea coastline, an AFP journalist said.

Spain alarmed as White House Spanish website vanishes

Barcelona - Spain voiced alarm Monday as the US White House's Spanish-language website vanished after Donald Trump came to power, saying removing it was "not a good idea" in a country with millions of Hispanics.

Op-Ed: Berkeley sociologist spotlights the forgotten conservatives Special

Prominent sociologist Arlene Russell Hochschild presents a very down-to-earth and personal view of the conservative-right population of America. Yet what pulled this reporter to read her new book, "Strangers in Their Own Land", was something different.
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