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U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician, Dead at 86

John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for <i>A Beautiful Mind</i>, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the …

Mathematics

Proxima, our sun’s nearest neighbor

Proxima Centauri, one of three stars in the Alpha Centauri system, is our sun’s nearest known neighbor among the stars. It’s 4.22 light-years …

Spooky snaps show an incredible underground city that runs 18 storeys deep in Turkey – and a local only discovered it when he knocked down a wall in his house - Alien UFO Sightings

<b>If the idea of human beings living inside large underground cave structures seems too “post-apocalyptic,” then you will definitely be surprised to</b> …

Man Talks To Possum, And The Possum Talks Back

How do you find a nocturnal marsupial that is not much bigger than your hand, blends into its natural arboreal environment and is painfully shy of …

Forestry

• US and allies have staged 22 air strikes against Isis since Friday<br>• US says it does not oppose Iranian-backed militias if under control of Baghdad<p>Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops – some operating …

Middle East

Astronomers Observe a Supernova Colliding with Its Companion Star

Type Ia supernovae, one of the most dazzling phenomena in the universe, are produced when small dense stars called white dwarfs explode with …

Forget Space-Time: Information May Create the Cosmos

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer To Truth</i><i>," a public television and multimedia program featuring the world's leading</i> …

This Berlin startup wants to replace all your door keys

Berlin-based Kiwi wants to bring keyless entry systems to millions of apartment blocks and do away with keys for good. The startup recently raised …

Opposition activists say hundreds of bodies of government loyalists lying in streets after historic city was seized by Islamic State militants on Wednesday<p>Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra – most of them women and children – according to …

Middle East

Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy.<p>"James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in …

The Most Loved (and Hated) Airlines in America

Ranked by number of passenger complaints<p>According to a March 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, American flyers really, really …

If cavemen ate Oreos: How to Paleo your favorite junk food

You don't have to open bag or pop a box of processed snacks to satisfy your midnight cravings.<p>Even the Paleo diet, which nixes any food unavailable …

Nutrition

Farthest flight by hoverboard - Guinness World Records

World Records

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

National Parks

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 <i>trillion</i> suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new classification for it and the 19 other similar …

Universe

17 majestic mountains that will have you packing your bags

As the refrain goes, there are two types of people in the world: those who like mountains and those who prefer beaches.<p>Beach people are extroverts, …

Indonesia

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in crash

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1169000/1169294_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524757882_87fe6d84dfc111a334403a43f0fb8a93<p><b>US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said.</b><p>Nash, 86, …

Earthquakes Don't Kill People, Buildings Do

When the shaking from the Himalayan earthquake reached Kathmandu just before noon on April 25, the Nepalese capital was filled with buildings—hastily …

Natural Disasters

The Living Savannah

<i>By George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth</i><p>Whenever folks hear I’m from <b>Savannah</b>, they want to know if it’s still the same as it was in John Berendt’s best-selling <i>Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil</i>. They wonder, does the city still have the book’s romance—the mad artists, the oppressive beauty, …

Black History

Innovation Is Too Important To Be Left To Insiders

One of the things that make entrepreneurs more interesting to the general public than traditional corporate types is the belief that they are all about innovation. And, since innovation is usually seen as closely akin to invention, with all the excitement that brings, this is naturally more …

Innovation

Astrophysicists come up with most complete 3D map of universe

Astrophysicists from the University of Waterloo have managed to create the best yet 3D map of the universe. It spans almost two billion light years …

We Try a New Exoskeleton for Construction Workers

Russ Angold, the co-founder and CTO at exoskeleton maker Ekso Bionics, says he can tell how old someone is by which pop-culture reference they make …

Robotics

Study Finds Gamers Have Greater Cognitive Function And More Grey Matter

Gamers everywhere rejoice! It turns out that gaming prowess is an indication of a better connected brain. This latest conclusion was drawn from …

Robotically discovering Earth's nearest neighbors: 54 light-years away

Astronomers discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away. All three planets orbit their star at a distance …

Google Now becomes way more useful with support for 70 more apps

Google Now just got a lot more powerful. Google is expanding its Android-based predictive search service's capabilities to include 70 more …

Apps

Pangolin Prison

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton.</b><p>A pangolin …

Apple is rejecting Watch apps that only tell the time

If you were wondering just how creative you'll be able to get with your Apple Watch timekeeper, we have some bad news. Apple is rejecting apps that …

Apps

Dawn Spacecraft Enters Science Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn probe has reached its first science orbit at Ceres, marking the start of the spacecraft's serious scrutiny of the mysterious dwarf planet.<p>…

China is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the encroaching Gobi Desert

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, but it is also engaged in a massive tree-planting program that has helped to offset tropical deforestation, and suck some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.<p>Reforestation efforts in …