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Genetic Geometry Takes Shape

Inside the cell’s nucleus, the double helix folds up in myriad loops and twists. The quest to unravel this structure is revealing the subtle genetic …

Genetics

Ten Reasons The Net Neutrality Victory Is Bigger Than The SOPA Win

Tomorrow, the FCC is voting on its long-awaited net neutrality rule. Everyone is hoping for a huge, enormous victory for the open Internet we all know and love. The FCC appears ready to forbid phone and cable giants (like Comcast and Verizon) from blocking websites, throttling them, or selling …

Net Neutrality

Biological Same-Sex Parent Babies Could Be a Reality by 2017

A scientific breakthrough could offer new hope to same-sex couples and anyone suffering from infertility issues.<p>Babies with two biological same-sex …

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Stock Markets

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Russians Protest Ukraine's Revolution On Anniversary Of Kiev Uprising

It's been a year since Ukraine's former president was toppled from power — and these Putin loyalists aren't happy about it.

Oscar-nominated Stephen Hawking film is timely given progress made in physicist’s field of research

If the pundits are right, Sunday night’s Academy Awards should see the first Oscar go to a film about an expert on relativistic cosmology.<p>Most people …

Physics

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.<p>By now you have probably …

'The Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom in a Generation'

A New York Times reporter's accusation that the Obama administration engages in censorship raises questions about when journalism slides into advocacy.<p>Many reporters have contentious relationships with sources and with the government, but James Risen is in a class of his own. The veteran <i>New York</i> …

Journalism
Afghanistan

Mass protest in Moscow against 'coup' in Kiev

Thousands of pro-Kremlin activists have taken to the streets of central Moscow vowing to prevent a Ukraine-style uprising in Russia.<p>The rally on Saturday by the Anti-Maidan movement marked one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down in Ukraine's pro-Western uprising that came to be …

Russia

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

GOP’s middle class charade: Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh and the real threat of the Christian right

Republicans desperately want you to believe they care about income inequality. The party’s history says otherwise<p>Woe to the American president who says anything sensible on the subject of religion. President Obama forgot that unwritten rule recently at the National Prayer Breakfast when he pointed …

Republicans

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

New details on the death of a family from Iowa vacationing in Mexico<p>Toxic gases blamed for American family death in Mexico<p>French police officer …

Paris, Copenhagen, and Once Again, All Eyes Are On the Jews

2015 began very badly. It's not that 2014 was a joy ride, but the level of anti-Jewish violence has evidently jumped a phase. On January 20, I wrote in a blog post for <i>The Jerusalem Post</i> that it looks like we have reached a tipping point, and we must act fast, and with resolve.<p>It didn't take long …

Israel

Has China Given Up On The U.S.? Short Answer: Yes

Has China given up on the United States? Such a question seems outlandish and whimsical, if not ridiculous. But there are good reasons for posing the question, and for answering yes.<p>Of course, it is easy for those of a Panglossian mentality—i.e., most of the mainstream commentariat toward the …

China

New Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveal Mysterious Bright Spots

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft races toward a March 6 arrival at the icy world, puzzling features come into view.<p>New images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt, reveal a world that's even stranger than scientists expected.<p>The 590-mile-wide (950 kilometers) icy world is …