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23 injured after lava hits tour boat on Hawaii’s Big Island

At least 23 people have been injured after lava smashed through the roof of a tour boat following an explosion in Hawaii. A woman is in a serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. She and three others were taken to hospital, while nine other people with superficial injuries drove themselves. A further 10 people were treated at the harbour. The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since early May. A man’s leg was broken previously by flying lava.…

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Trump picks conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Donald Trump has chosen appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the US Supreme Court in a suspense-laden, primetime rollout. It is a decision that could way out live the president himself. The legacy of his nominee has the potential to influence American society for decades to come. Brett Kavanaugh is a Yale graduate, and a devout Catholic who clerked for the man he could replace. If confirmed, he will shift the court substantially to the right – something he promised to do and why many Republicans decided…

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Boys lost in Thai cave to be taught how to dive

Twelve boys and their football coach who are trapped in a Thai cave will be given four months of food and taught how to dive. The group was trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai province for 10 days before being found by rescuers. The huge international rescue effort had been made more difficult by the fact that the underground cave network was partially flooded by monsoon rain. After the boys were found, the question moved to getting them out through the underwater cave system,…

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DeMarcus Cousins signs with the Golden State Warriors, Twitter implodes

Chris Graythen/Getty Images This NBA off-season is so wild and it gets even more wild, with DeMarcus Cousins signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA champions and current Unstoppable Force of Nature. As always, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first to the news and it was all downhill on Twitter from there. Cousins was seen as one of the other marquee players in this free agency period and, besides Kawhi Leonard, was one of the most valuable pieces. He takes a significant pay cut to sign…

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Third-party Gmail apps reportedly let employees read people’s emails

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.  Claudia Cruz/CNET Third-party app developers can build services that work with Google’s Gmail, for doing things like helping you find a good shopping deal or manage travel. Some of those developers can read private Gmail mail messages — and have let their employees read them too, according to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal. Specifically, the Journal’s report mentioned two apps. One of them is Return Path, an app that analyzes users’ inboxes and collects data for marketers, according to the Journal.…

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WhatsApp rumors reportedly led to lynchings in India

The messaging platform has been used to circulate rumors about child abductions.  Getty Images Five people were reportedly lynched in Dhule, India, on Sunday after a rumor that they were child kidnappers circulated on WhatsApp.  Twelve people were arrested for the murders, according to BBC, which reported the victims were members of a nomadic community that was passing through a village when they were attacked. The victims were begging when they were attacked.  One man was allegedly talking to a girl, which made some villagers suspicious. They questioned the group,…

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NASA Juno spacecraft offers another incredible image of Jupiter

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill Juno, you spoil us. It was only last week NASA released a stunning Van Gogh-like image of Jupiter’s tumultuous atmosphere taking by the Jovian orbiter’s JunoCam and colorized by citizen scientists. And now we have this… Yes, Juno, which last month had its mission extended to 2022, has again produced the goods with an image detailing Jupiter’s southern hemisphere from approximately 44,300 miles away, NASA reports. The jawbreaker-like hemisphere is jaw-dropping, backed by the obsidian darkness of space. It’s hard to grasp just how big the planet is…

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NASA Juno spacecraft offers another incredible image of Jupiter

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill Juno, you spoil us. It was only last week NASA released a stunning Van Gogh-like image of Jupiter’s tumultuous atmosphere taking by the Jovian orbiter’s JunoCam and colorized by citizen scientists. And now we have this… Yes, Juno, which last month had its mission extended to 2022, has again produced the goods with an image detailing Jupiter’s southern hemisphere from approximately 44,300 miles away, NASA reports. The jawbreaker-like hemisphere is jaw-dropping, backed by the obsidian darkness of space. It’s hard to grasp just how big the planet is…

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Nerf just brought back laser tag — again — with Laser Ops Pro

Hasbro (via Engadget) Last July, we wondered if Recoil could bring back laser tag and challenge Nerf for blaster-toy-aisle dominance. Sure enough: Hasbro has just announced its very own Nerf laser tag set, coming this August. According to Popular Science and Engadget, the new blasters are called the Nerf Laser Ops Pro, and like Recoil, they’ve got strong force feedback, built-in IR receivers (so you don’t have to wear a vest to get hit) and reload buttons you’ll smash to refill their virtual magazines. You’ll also pair them to a smartphone (one…

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Drinking coffee, even decaf, may help you live longer

And you thought British people only drank tea. A recent study that brewed up good news for coffee drinkers involved British volunteers. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, shown here in cappuccino foam, did not participate. Mark R. Milan Drink up, coffee fiends. Yet another study, this time published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s journal JAMA Internal Medicine, is encouraging java lovers to just brew it. The study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute used information from more than half a million British volunteers who provided blood samples and…

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