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Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn’t Playing Nice

Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn’t Playing NiceUber is riding high. The company announced its latest investment numbers Thursday, and they're impressive. Uber Technologies Inc. raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of financing, and is now valued at over $40 billion.

Court Rules Chimps Don’t Have Same Rights As People

Court Rules Chimps Don’t Have Same Rights As PeopleWe told you last month about an appellate court taking up a case that explored whether chimps had the same rights as people. Today we have an answer: No.

The Ant’s Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New Terms

The Ant’s Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New TermsWith terms like mahoosive and al desko, the editors of OxfordDictionaries.com say they've made the largest quarterly update in their history, adding definitions for 1,000 words.

Kalashnikov’s New Slogan? ‘Weapons Of Peace’

Kalashnikov’s New Slogan? ‘Weapons Of Peace’Kalashnikov, the maker of the world-renowned AK-47, has unveiled a new logo and a new slogan.

NASA Scrubs Orion Launch For Today

NASA Scrubs Orion Launch For TodayNASA's Orion spacecraft, which could one day send astronauts to Mars, is stuck on terra firma for at least another day after the space agency's mission control was unable to satisfactorily resolve a number of issues before a 9:45 a.m. launch window closed.

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration ActionsSeventeen states, led by Texas, are suing the Obama administration over its recent executive actions on immigration.

#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And Race

#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And RaceThe hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite sparked a wide-ranging conversation Wednesday evening, as some people used it to describe their own peaceful run-ins with police.

FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay MenThe lifetime ban on blood from any man who has had sex with men dates to the 1980s, before there was a good test to screen for HIV. Critics say the policy is outmoded and needlessly discriminatory.

Indian Court Says Elephant Who Was Chained For 50 Years Is Free

Indian Court Says Elephant Who Was Chained For 50 Years Is FreeRaju the elephant appeared to shed tears last July when he was freed from his shackles. He will now be allowed to remain with his rescuers. His previous owner had wanted him back.

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You’ve Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You’ve Likely Never Heard Of)The new vehicle, named Orion, is designed to carry humans into deep space. But most Americans aren't aware it exists.