Single-beam laser becomes multi-beam laser by kicking electrons

Most lasers are either friendly tabletop devices or so small that you don’t even notice them. But if you want to do something special like image the structure of a delicate protein, you need a very short wavelength and very high-power laser. That means a free electron laser (FEL). I love FELs, but they’re expensive. […]

Chiefs release star RB Kareem Hunt over video showing him shoving, kicking woman

The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. The team issued a statement shortly after the NFL had placed Hunt on its Commissioner Exempt list that said the […]

A 30-year-old who’s saving half her income says kicking 2 daily habits helped her bank an extra $1,000 a month

Courtesy of Angela Rozmyn Angela Rozmyn lives in Seattle with her husband and son and works as a LEED building accreditation professional. They’re saving close to 50% of their income and plan to retire in their early 40s. Over the last two years, Rozmyn reduced her family’s food spending from a monthly average of $ […]

Here are all the countries kicking out Russian diplomats over the Sergei Skripal nerve agent attack

AP/BBC Newsnight More than 20 countries have expelled Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal with nerve agent in Salisbury, southern England. The nations joined Britain in blaming Russia for the attempted assassination on March 4, which was the first offensive use of nerve agent in Europe since World War II. […]

Top toy makers are trying to stop Toys R Us from kicking off liquidation sales

AP Toys R Us is defending its plan to liquidate its US business in US Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday. More than 50 toy suppliers, including Mattel and Lego, have objected to the retailer’s plan to close or sell all of its US stores.  Experts told Reuters that Toys R Us’ request to halt supplier payments […]

This Pennsylvania congressional district looks like ‘Goofy kicking Donald Duck’

Voters in a Pennsylvania House district have nicknamed the shape of their congressional boundary “Goofy kicking Donald Duck.” The state’s district maps, including the strangely shaped 7th district, were ruled unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this week. The court ruled the maps gave Republicans an unfair advantage. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on […]

One of our favorite watch brands is kicking off Cyber Monday with a big sale — these are the best deals

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Black Friday traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but if you’re looking for watches and sunglasses, you won’t have to wait for the after-Thanksgiving chaos. MVMT, one […]

Net gain for a sport that’s kicking goals

SOCCER officials are predicting another seismic shift in ­already burgeoning participation rates after the Socceroos qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Skipper Mile Jedinak’s hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Honduras in Sydney on Wednesday night is expected to swell the ranks, as happened in 2014 when Australia made it to Brazil. […]

The first person to investigate the DNC hacks said Russia wouldn’t do anything with the stolen emails — now he’s kicking himself

Robert Johnston, the cybersecurity expert who was the first to uncover the extent of Russia’s hacks into the DNC during the 2016 election, didn’t think the stolen data would be leaked to Wikileaks. Johnston, a former Marine, spoke publicly about his role in the DNC hacking investigation for the first time in an interview with Buzzfeed […]

Kicking hate groups and terrorists off the internet may actually make the problem worse

Associated Press In the wake of an explosion in London on September 15, President Trump called for cutting off extremists’ access to the internet. Racists and terrorists, and many other extremists, have used the internet for decades and adapted as technology evolved, shifting from text-only discussion forums to elaborate and interactive websites, custom-built secure messaging […]