‘Dark twin’ of the Milky Way galaxy discovered


Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a “dark twin” called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study. See original post

Residents, rebels allowed to leave besieged Syrian city


Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday. See original post

Survivor: ‘We’ve lost everything’


Residents and rescue workers in Amatrice, Italy react to the devastation of earthquakes that killed over 250 people and reduced much of the town to rubble. See original post

Mom: My daughter is a heroin addict


The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. CNN’s Rachel Crane speaks to a drug addict about the outbreak. See original post

First look at sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier


Scientists were able to use remotely operated vehicles to explore the USS Independence for the first time in 65 years. See original post

Turkey helps rebels take Syrian town


Turkey flexed its military muscle across the border in war-torn Syria this week by helping rebels retake the border town of Jarablus from ISIS, marking a decisive win for the Free Syrian Army. See original post

ISIS video shows boys executing prisoners


ISIS has released a video online showing five young boys killing five prisoners. See original post

Trump links death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin to black vote


Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that tragedies like the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin are one of the reasons African-Americans will vote for the Republican nominee. See original post

What this month’s Jet.com sale means for the future of retail


 Retailers grasp the web-focused future of the industry, but the sale of Jet.com to Walmart earlier this month has sped up the shift and validated the online marketplace approach to e-commerce. Read More

Facebook ditches humans in favor of algorithms for trending news


Facebook is removing the troublesome humans responsible for manually writing news descriptions and headlines for its Trending box. The company is turning the job over to algorithms that automatically select topics and generate text. See original post