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Donald Trump’s Poll Numbers Collapse as General Election Looms

The bottom is dropping out for Donald Trump.<p>While Trump was never popular outside of his loyal slice of GOP voters, a raft of new polls show his national position hitting new lows, including with groups that are supposed to form his base.<p>America’s widespread loathing for Trump puts further pressure …

Republicans

Does a Mysterious Ninth Planet Cause Mass Extinctions on Earth?

Invaders from outer space might have doomed the dinosaurs, after all. Dr. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics, published a paper …

Universe

A Laser Cloak Could Shield Earth From Aliens

The answer is always lasers<p>Both science fiction and some really smart people (such as Stephen Hawking) have cautioned against trying to contact aliens. What if the aliens' vast technological superiority allows them to destroy Earth or enslave humanity? That's why current efforts to find alien life …

16 Beautiful Photographs of Southern India

I decided to send photographer Felix Odell to shoot our story about Finding Peace (and Quiet) in India's Tamil Nadu because of his talent at discovering poetic moments in distant places. He not only returned with elegant images of the temples and mansions, but an artful meditation on the daily …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

US: Trump rows back after sparking abortion row

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy – and now he has sparked off a spat over abortion.<p>The billionaire businessman has said that women who end pregnancies should be punished if America bans the procedure.<p>It has triggered a torrent of criticism from both …

Hillary Clinton

Banned Chinese Photographer Captures Playful Nudes in Nature

Ren Hang’s 'Athens Love' features the Grecian countryside and tasteful nudity.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>All images courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery<p>Ren Hang’s photographs may be banned in China, but nobody had an issue at the New York opening of his latest series, Athens Love, at Klein Sun …

Menstruation

New national outreach programme for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

A new four-year outreach programme will help meet the Prime Minister’s challenging goal to double the participation of students from disadvantaged …

UK Universities