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Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Detroit Red Wings officially name Steve Yzerman as general manager

2 hours ago from UPI

The Detroit Red Wings named Hockey Hall of Fame forward and Red Wings icon Steve Yzerman as the team's next executive vice president and general manager.

Science Book Roundup, January-March 2019

5 hours ago from Science Blog

My catch-up science book blogging continues with a selection of titles released in the first three months of 2019 My usual caveat: I haven’t read all of these in detail,...

NBA Playoffs: Sixers' Joel Embiid doubtful for Game 4 vs. Nets

6 hours ago from UPI

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 4 of a first round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday in Brooklyn.

Adnan Syed's lawyers to petition U.S. Supreme Court for new trial

7 hours ago from UPI

Maryland's highest court on Friday declined to reconsider its decision not to allow a new trial for "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed, whose lawyers said they now plan to appeal...

Tickets on Sale for 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Documentary 'What We Left Behind'

8 hours ago from Space.com

The long-awaited, crowdfunded 'DS9' documentary will screen on May 13.

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg

8 hours ago from Physorg

Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information.

Marianne Williamson running for president as a 'political visionary'

10 hours ago from UPI

Marianne Williamson is seeking to earn the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 by promising to disrupt the modern political system.

Defense Officials Get a Grilling at Space Force Hearing

10 hours ago from Space.com

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal."

Lizzo releases new album 'Cuz I Love You,' performs 'Juice' on 'Kimmel Live'

10 hours ago from UPI

Lizzo released her new studio album titled "Cuz I Love You" on Friday, which features the singles "Juice" and "Tempo featuring Missy Elliott.

Falcons re-sign suspended DT Ra'Shede Hageman

11 hours ago from UPI

The team announced the one-year pact on Friday. The 28-year-old defensive lineman was a second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Engineers are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate calculations made on the fly to...

Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco needs investors for robotic baseball arm

12 hours ago from UPI

Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco wants to help correct baseball and golf swings with a robotic arm he invented, but he needs investors.

Watch: Crosswalk misspells 'SCHOOL' as 'SCOHOL'

12 hours ago from UPI

A Florida town said contractors corrected a crosswalk where residents noticed "SCHOOL" was misspelled as "SCOHOL."

Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education and participation. This is what...

Notre Dame's Architectural Legacy

13 hours ago from Scientific American

This religious center, cultural icon and UNESCO World Heritage Site is also an engineering marvel -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Raytheon awarded $19M contract for work on SM-2, SM-6 missiles

13 hours ago from UPI

Raytheon was awarded a $19 million contract for engineering and technical services on the Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-6 for the U.S. Navy, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Korea and Japan.

President Donald Trump to visit Japan in May

13 hours ago from UPI

President Donald Trump will visit Japan on May 25, following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington in April, the White House announced.

Elon Musk, SEC given one more week to resolve contempt dispute

14 hours ago from UPI

A federal judge has given Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the SEC another week to resolve a dispute over release of information about Tesla.

Ex-Titans, Rams coach Jeff Fisher calls move to XFL 'false news'

14 hours ago from UPI

Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher says he is not taking his talents to XFL Houston.

Watch: Sixers' Ben Simmons wrecks Nets after Jared Dudley slight

14 hours ago from UPI

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons erupted for 31 points, nine assists and four rebounds in a playoff win over the Brooklyn Nets after Jared Dudley's insult.

Freight trains between North Korea, China record slight decline

14 hours ago from UPI

Trade at a Chinese border city facing North Korea has declined from a year ago, according to Chinese state media.

Watch: 'Toy Story 4': Woody and Buzz encounter a dangerous cat in new teaser

15 hours ago from UPI

Woody and Buzz Lightyear must decide how to handle a toy destroying cat in a new teaser for "Toy Story 4."

House judiciary committee subpoenas full Mueller report

15 hours ago from UPI

The chairman of the House judiciary committee on Friday subpoenaed the full, non-redacted version of the Justice Department's Russia report, doing so with subpoena power it received this month.

Watch: Lionel Richie says Stevie Wonder pranked him by driving a car on 'Kimmel'

16 hours ago from UPI

Lionel Richie detailed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" how his friend Stevie Wonder once pulled off an epic prank by acting like he was going to drive a car.

Good Friday, Easter services at Notre Dame Cathedral will go on -- outdoors

16 hours ago from UPI

Services for Good Friday will be held outdoors at Paris' fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral and one of the relics saved from the blaze this week will feature prominently in a...

Uber's self-driving unit receives $1B from Toyota, SoftBank ahead of IPO

17 hours ago from UPI

Uber's self-driving vehicle unit has received a $1 billion investment from three Japanese firms a few weeks before its initial public offering, the company said.

NYPD charges philosophy professor Marc Lamparello with attempted arson at St. Patrick's Cathedral

17 hours ago from UPI

A part-time philosophy professor has been charged with attempted arson after police say he entered an iconic New York City cathedral with multiple cans of gasoline this week.