The Best Bachelor Recap Youll Ever Read: Season 23, Week 6 Betches

BachelorIf you’ll recall, when last we left off Onyeka and Nicole were in the middle of World War III, despite the fact that their entire reason for being in each other’s lives was sitting right next to them. Colton’s expression throughout that fight was the same look my dad used to wear when he was trying to reason with me and my sister during a fight over who stole whose Delia’s top and had the audacity to wear it on school picture day (she did). Colton stormed off in a fit of rage (not unlike my dad) to go cry on a sand dune about how some of the women—GASP—might actually be there for fame and not love. The Rose …

Google to invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year

(CNN Business)The future of Google increasingly lies outside Silicon Valley. As tech companies grow larger and expand into media, advertising and hardware, they are also turning to newer tech hubs like Austin and New York City for talent. At the same time, the push into the fast-growing cloud computing market requires more investment in data centers in the US and abroad. On a conference call with analysts after the Alphabet earnings report in February, Pichai said investing in data centers is necessary to “lay the groundwork” for its bets on cloud computing, advertising, YouTube and machine learning. While Google may be expanding beyond Silicon Valley, it will almost certainly find itself competing for talent against its usual Silicon Valley rivals. …

Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack

(CNN)Last Monday, Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion. “It was just pure adrenaline,” he told reporters. “There was a certain point where I just kind of imagined being stuck on this hillside and eventually just having a cat gnaw at me, which is a creepy way to go. But, for the most part, the adrenaline just kept kicking in at those moments.” Runner: My heart sank into my stomach Kauffman was running in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space on February 4 when he heard the rustling of pine needles somewhere behind him. He typically wouldn’t have turned his head to look, assuming the noise …

California Is Being Drenched By An Atmospheric River So What Are These Rivers In The Sky?

Throw those rain slickers on and slip into those mud boots if you’re in California, because it’s going to be a muddy, windy, rainy few days. A weather phenomenon called an “atmospheric river” is snaking its way through the golden state. An atmospheric river is a slender, transient column of condensed water vapor from the tropics located up in the atmosphere – “like a river in the sky,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). When the “river” makes it to land, it’s usually in the form of heavy rain or snowfall. This current event is also known as a “Pineapple Express” because the moisture originated near Hawaii and traveled to the Western US. Typically, atmospheric rivers are around 1,600 kilometers (1,000 …

Trackway Discovered In Australia Containing Footprints Of All Three Major Dinosaur Groups

Footprints of the tree major groups of dinosaurs – sauropods, ornithopods and theropods – have been found together at a site in central Queensland. Although the prints, known as a trackway, have survived almost 100 million years, their recent exposure to the weather put them in danger, and a race against time has seen the most vulnerable removed to safety. They are set to go on display next year. Australia, once considered a backwater for dinosaur relics, is home to some outstanding footprints. Two years ago the largest footprint ever discovered was identified in Western Australia, as astonishing 1.7 meters (5.5 feet). In Queensland, footprints from many small dinosaurs apparently moving quite fast, and those of a much larger carnivore, …

Brain Differences Could Be The Secret To Mozart’s Perfect Pitch

Mozart had it. Beethoven had it. And Charlie Puth has it. Wagner and Schumann did not. Perfect (or absolute) pitch, AP, is the ability to correctly identify and name musical tones with no external references. It is an extremely uncommon talent – even among musicians. So uncommon, in fact, that fewer than one in every 100,000 people are thought to possess the skill. Now, researchers have identified regions in the brain associated with perfect pitch. Their results have been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. For the study, scientists at York University in Toronto, Canada, used an MRI machine to analyze brain structure and activity in the auditory cortex of 61 volunteers who had been split into three groups of 20 – musicians with perfect …

Virginia Lawmaker Backs Off Plan To Seek Impeachment Of Lt. Gov. Fairfax

Democratic Del. Patrick Hope had said he wanted to introduce articles of impeachment Monday against Fairfax after two women recently accused the Democrat of sexual assault in the 2000s. Fairfax has vehemently denied the claims and called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate. said on Twitter early Monday that he had circulated a draft of the impeachment action with his colleagues and received what he called “an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback.” Hope now says “additional conversations … need to take place before anything is filed.” Impeachment was always unlikely to happen during this legislative session, but lawmakers could revisit it later this year if the political crisis continues.

HQ Trivia’s parent company appoints Tinder CEO to its board

New York (CNN Business)The owner of the HQ Trivia mobile game is expanding its board of directors as the startup tries to recover from the sudden death of CEO Colin Kroll last December. In a statement to CNN Business, Seidman praised Yusupov as a “uniquely talented product thinker and visionary.” “Rus and the Intermedia team have created a truly important innovation in HQ,” Seidman said. HQ Trivia launched with a bang in 2017, drawing a huge mobile viewership for group quiz games. Players who answered all 12 questions correctly shared in the day’s pot of money. In HQ Trivia, some media executives saw the future of game shows — and maybe more. Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) are two of …

6 things we learned at the Baftas

Image copyright Getty Images Hosting the Baftas is a tall order. You have to be likeable, entertaining and funny, under the gaze of the brightest stars in Hollywood. Returning to hosting duties for a second year, Joanna Lumley gave it her best shot, but not everyone was impressed. “I adore Joanna Lumley but who on earth is responsible for her dire script?” asked Denise Welch, while Piers Morgan described her performance as “a train wreck”. A little harsh, perhaps, but some of her lines did fall a little flat. Here are some of the jokes we most enjoyed: “The fabulous Glenn Close is here. The Wife was a wonderful film, although I imagine a lot of men have already moved …

A Man Is Suing His Parents For Being Born

In a move that won’t be doing the so-called “snowflake generation” any favors, a 27-year-old man has taken the drastic step of suing his parents. Their crime – having him in the first place. Raphael Samuel, a businessman based in Mumbai, India, bases the dispute on the belief that it is immoral for a couple to bring a sentient being into the world without asking their permission to do so. His argument stems from a philosophical movement called “anti-natalism”, an outlook that reasons any new human life will inevitably involve pain and suffering, while pleasure (although good) is irrelevant to those who do not or have not existed in the first place. An anti-natalist ultimately concludes it would have been …

Damning Report Uncovers Decades Of Rampant Sexual Abuse By Southern Baptist Leaders

by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News that uncovered decades of sexual abuse by hundreds of church leaders and volunteers. The victims of the accused number more than 700, the report said. They include teenagers and children, some as young as 3, who were “molested or raped inside pastors’ studies and Sunday school classrooms.” Dozens of pastors, employees and volunteers were reportedly allowed to return to work in Southern Baptist churches despite being dogged by sexual abuse allegations. In the aftermath of the Chronicle’s and Express-News’ report, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have promised to crack down on abuses in the church and to provide a safe space for victims to come forward. “We — leaders in the …

Labour probes branch over MP ‘bullying’

No-confidence vote in Labour MP pulled Labour row over MP no-confidence vote He said Mr Corbyn had “made it clear these things are not done in his name”, and they “are not helping him, they are harming the reputation of the Labour Party”. Mr Watson added: “I don’t want any MP or any member of the Labour Party to feel they’re being bullied and driven out, and what’s happening to her is completely unacceptable, which is why I called for the local party to be suspended.” ‘Total solidarity’ Labour’s general secretary Jennie Formby said she did not have the constitutional power to suspend the local party, but Mr Watson confirmed that Ms Formby was “investigating members in that constituency”. In …

Thailand election 2019: Princess disqualified from prime minister bid

(CNN)Officials have disqualified a Thai princess from running for prime minister in next month’s general election after her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, said her nomination would be “inappropriate.” Thai law stipulates that once a name is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn — though the Electoral Commission has the power to decide the legitimacy of candidates. The March 24 election is widely considered to be a vote between a form of democracy and legitimized authoritarian rule, following a military coup in 2014. Coup leader turned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha announced his own candidacy Friday. The commission revealed on Monday that Prayut was among 45 candidates it said was eligible to contest the vote Ubolratana gave up her royal status when she …

New CCTV of missing student emerges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLibby Squire can be seen on CCTV walking towards the queue for the Welly Club music venue New footage of missing student Libby Squire on the night of her disappearance has emerged. The CCTV images show a woman, confirmed by police as the 21-year-old student, near the Welly Club music venue on 31 January at about 23:20 GMT. Police are continuing to search an area close to the last known sighting of Libby, from High Wycombe. A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of abduction remains a person of interest, police said. The video, filmed by a camera on a lettings agency next door to the club, shows Libby in a black jacket …

22 Of The Most Entertaining Responses To Anti-Vaxxers

#2 Many anti-vaxxers use the possibility of having an autistic child as one of their debate points – but this autistic person had a counterpoint. #4 Anti-vaxxers say they want to return to a simpler, more ‘natural’ time – well this user had some holes to poke in that theory. Approximately 110 000 people died from measles in 2017 – mostly children under the age of 5 years according to the World Health Organization. #7 This user pointed out that just because you have googled information about vaccines on the internet does not mean you know more than doctors. #9 Parent in an anti-vaxxing Facebook group seeks advice against judgmental neighbors – and receives an unexpected response. #11 Internet user fights …

Shoreham pilot has ‘no memory’ of tragedy

‘Dreadful tragedy’ As he gave evidence for the second day, Mr Hill, from Sandon in Hertfordshire, said he had no memory of taking off on the day of the crash, or any part of the display. “Probably most of the last three years have been spent trying on earth to resolve what happened,” he told jurors. Asked by Karim Khalil QC, defending, if this had been easy, he replied: “No, because it caused a dreadful tragedy to a lot of people. “I was the pilot, I was in charge of the aircraft.” Image copyright CPS Image caption Mr Hill was thrown from the cockpit of the Hawker Hunter after it crashed Asked if he had felt unwell beforehand, Mr Hill …