News in Brief: August 17, 2015

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Bomb Explodes In Bangkok Killing At Least 20

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Today, Bangkok experienced a deadly bomb explosion, Kris Jenner confronted Caitlyn Jenner, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Deadly explosion rocks tourist spot in Thailand

  • On Monday, a shrine at a major central Bangkok intersection experienced a bomb blast. More than a dozen people were killed, and many others were injured. At least two bombs were found at the scene, and at least one had detonated.

Entertainment: Kris Jenner confronts Caitlyn about leaving their family behind

  • Kris Jenner recently called out Caitlyn Jenner for the way she was treated on recent episodes of TV show, "I Am Cait." Kris confronted her ex face-to-face about the drama, but Caitlyn responded by saying that she was "defending herself."

Tech: You can now send your loved one's ashes to the moon

  • A San Francisco based company called Elysium Space is making it possible for people to deliver their loved one's ashes to the moon aboard a landing craft. The company teamed up with Astrobotic Technology, a company that will provide the rockets. The moon burials will come at a cost of $11,950, but the first 50 participants will get $200 off.

Sports: Board dismissed ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

  • Today, the National Labor Relations board overturned a historic ruling that allowed Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first ever college athletes' union. The overturn of the ruling said that the prospect of having union and non-union teams could throw off the fair competition that is involved with college football.

Lifestyle: You may have the ability to influence your baby's gender

  • Recent studies show that you are more likely to have a boy if you eat breakfast. Dr. Nancy Simpkins says that "The Y-chromosome tends to like a higher glucose environment." A 2008 study backs up this claim, showing that women who ate cereal in the morning were more likely to have a baby boy because of their glucose intake.

See the gallery below for photos of the Bangkok explosion:

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News in Brief: August 17, 2015
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 19: The Erawan Shrine seen from the BTS walkway on August 19, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. On Monday evening Bangkok was hit by what has been described as Thailand's worst ever attack. Security across the country has been stepped up following the explosion which went off near a popular tourist site killing at least 20 people and injuring hundreds more. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
Thai rescue workers transport damaged motorcycles from the scene of a bomb blast outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015. At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb exploded today outside a religious shrine in a bustling hub of the Thai capital popular with tourists, authorities said. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: Police chief Somyot Poompanmoung is interviewed by the press at the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to a bomb has hit central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting at least 16 people have died and scores more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: Policemen check with sniffer dogs at the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to a bomb has hit central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting at least 16 people have died and scores more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: A policebooth with shattered windows near the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to a bomb has hit central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting at least 16 people have died and scores more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: A rescue worker walks past the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to be from a bomb has happened in central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting 12 people have died and at least 20 more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
A Thai soldier (R) looks at the damage after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai rescue workers carry an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thai police inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai rescue workers transport an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai rescue workers transport an injured person (C) after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
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#ErawanBlast — Police confirmed most of those injured are foreign tourists. #Bangkok
@RichardBarrow @duiwoy one more picture from a friend there #BangkokBombing #Bangkok http://t.co/e7QruuAuI7
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