6 things to know about Prince George’s new school

When Kensington Palace announced Friday that 3-year-old Prince George would be attending Thomas’s Battersea prep school beginning in September, it almost broke the internet. The palace says the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education.” Here are six things to know about the tony coed establishment for ages 4-12 where the young royal will be spending his school days. … …read more Source:: AOL.com

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When is the best time to eat a banana?

I don’t consider myself a picky eater, but there are certain things I just can’t swallow. Raw celery, for example, or cilantro. Another one is ripe bananas. When bananas turn bright yellow or start having those hideous brown spots, forget it. I have to throw the whole bunch away. I can’t even stand the smell. The only time I can eat the fruit is when the peel is still greenish — at least at the tips. Apparently, that’s not how many of my friends eat their bananas. I’ve gotten into several heated conversations about optimal ripeness level — so I decided to investigate this and call up some scientists. Is… Read More

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The US government’s laptop ban is now in effect — here’s what we know so far

The Department of Homeland Security’s ban on large electronics is now officially in effect. The ban, which was announced on Tuesday, forbids passengers from bringing any electronic devices larger than a cell phone into the cabin of certain flights to the US. Airlines were scrambling for answers to the operational nightmare created by the ban, after getting just 96 hours to comply or risk losing their license to fly into the US. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the ban’s motives, its effectiveness at deterring a terrorist attack, the huge loopholes left open by the Trump administration, and how airlines are expected to comply with the ban… Read More

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How ‘Trumpcare’ went up in flames — and why it should worry the GOP about the future

Paul Ryan strode to the lectern, looking solemn. It was hard to imagine in November, after Donald Trump shocked the world to win the presidency and Republicans gained even bigger majorities in the House and Senate. “Obamacare is the law of the land. It will remain the law of the land until it is replaced,” Ryan said. “We will be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” Just 64 days into his presidency, the first major legislative item on the Republican agenda was dead. Ryan called Trump around 3 p.m. Friday to say what Republican leaders knew all week — they didn’t have the votes to pass the American Health… Read More

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Adam Savage on his live science show, cosplay, and ‘promoting the joy in making things’

“You guys have to check this out,” MythBusters veteran Adam Savage says to a small group of assembled crew members for his traveling show, Brain Candy Live! Along with Michael Stevens (host of the YouTube channel Vsauce), Savage has been touring the country with a show that is part hands-on science lesson, part TED Talk, and part Blue Man Group-style performance. I’ve followed him onto the stage before a performance, and he’s just pulled a large leaf blower out of a box. It’s an upgrade to the one used in earlier shows on the tour, he explains, and he demonstrates its power by turning it on and tossing an inflated… Read More

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How Apple can silence the haters, crush Google and Microsoft, and build a thousand-year empire (AAPL)

It was only last summer that Apple CEO Tim Cook declared his vision for a company that lasts one thousand years. But Cook’s far-reaching calendar already seems to be in trouble, with an ever-growing list of rivals and weaknesses threatening to undermine the Apple empire. Just consider: Google’s homebuilt Pixel phones are innovating where iPhone stagnates. Microsoft is now building PCs and tablets that turn more heads than the Mac and iPad. Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant and Echo device are poised to own the nascent smarthome market before Apple’s competing HomeKit really builds any momentum. Meanwhile, Apple’s biggest fans worry that the company is losing focus, building iterative and inelegant… Read More

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UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party

UKIP’s Douglas Carswell announced on Saturday he is quitting the party to become an independent MP for Clacton. In a statement on his website, Carswell said he was leaving UKIP “amicably”. Carswell was UKIP’s only member of Parliament. Referring to the UK public’s decision to vote to leave the European Union last summer, Carswell said in his statement: “I will leave UKIP amicably, cheerfully and in the knowledge that we won.” UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, March 29. Article 50 is the formal notification of Britain’s intention to leave the EU. The withdrawal — known as “Brexit” — is expected to complete by April… Read More

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Saudi Arabia confirms Westminster attacker Khalid Masood visited the country 3 times

LONDON — The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London has confirmed the Westminster attacker had visited the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009. The embassy confirmed he had a work visa and says he returned for six days in March 2015. The statement adds that he wasn’t tracked by Saudi security services and didn’t have a criminal record there. The Guardian reports that going to Saudi Arabia to teach English is a common path for converts to extremism, citing security sources.… Read More

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