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U.S. soccer star Jozy Altidore fined by MLS for trashing refs

July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. men's soccer and Toronto FC star Jozy Altidore has been fined by Major League Soccer after criticizing officials.Altidore tweeted his displeasure toward officials in a June 30 post on the social media platform. He included the ...

Unicode’s Website Redesign Makes It Easier to Suggest New Emoji

If you wanted to send a tweet using Mayan hieroglyphics, or call upon the Phaistos disc symbols to craft the perfect email reply, you would have the Unicode Consortium to thank. The non-profit encodes languages for the digital age, preserving them ...

What Happens When Reproductive Tech Like IVF Goes Awry?

It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: Three couples walk into a fertility clinic. But the punch line—what happened to those families at one Los Angeles medical facility in August 2018—is no laughing matter. The embryos from two couples hoping to ...

I’m Grammarly Language Data Manager Courtney Napoles, and This Is How I Work

How I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and all-around productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.   Grammarly, the Chrome extension that helps people write right, bases its spelling, ...

Ireland’s Most Prolific Petty Criminal Racks Up Conviction Number 648

Jennifer Armstrong, a 44-year-old woman from Ireland, is considered by many the country’s most prolific petty criminal, with a record of 648 convictions. Armstrong recently made headlines in her home country, after showing up in front of a judge ...

This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

If Matt Johnson-Roberson ever wondered why so many autonomous vehicle developers do their testing in Arizona, he got a fuller understanding last winter, riding around Michigan on a tandem tricycle. Sitting side by side and bundled up to ward off the ...

Fishy customers: Police remove penguins from sushi shop

By Lucia Binding, news reporter Two peckish penguins were removed twice by police after attempting to nest underneath a sushi shop in New Zealand. Police described the little blue penguins as "waddling vagrants" after they were attracted by the ...

Chinese Startup Creates App That Finds Lost Dogs Using Photos of Their Nose

Chinese facial-recognition startup Megvii has been making news headlines for an app that allows people to track down their lost dogs using photos of their unique noses. The idea of using AI-powered facial recognition technology to identify pets ...

When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse

This article was co-published with EdSurge, a media outlet that covers the future of learning through news and research. The day started out like most. Around 6 o’clock on a fall morning in 2018, Jordan sat down at her desk, donned her headset, and ...

The Paradox of the Incredible Shrinking Comic-Con Expansion

When people talk about "the good old days," they're mourning the death of simplicity. For San Diego Comic-Con attendees, nostalgia has always rested with the diehards who haunt the floor of the Convention Center, lining up to buy artwork from their ...