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Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Cracks in the code: Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think

The Personal Genome Project was supposed to revolutionize medicine, but the results reveal how much we still have to learn. Carolyn Abraham looks at the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine<p>Ever since DNA was first used in 1986 to catch a killer, it's swashbuckled its …

Nnedi Okorafor Remarks on the Past, Present, and Future of Afrofuturism in New TED Talk

Hugo-winning author Nnedi Okorafor wasn’t inspired to dive into science fiction after reading Jules Verne or Isaac Asimov—in fact, she largely …

NASA has found another 20 promising planets for humans to colonize

An international team of scientists has found 20 more exoplanets that might sustain human life. If confirmed, this would increase the number of known extrasolar planets thought to be capable of sustaining life, bringing the total number of known, habitable near-Earth-sized exoplanets to around …

Universe

Analysts say that self-driving cars could make people drink more alcohol

But they will have other, less predictable consequences too — like helping people get way more drunk.<p>Analysts at Morgan Stanley recently assessed the potential impact of autonomous vehicles on the alcohol industry, and their conclusions are good news for anyone who likes a drink.<p>Alcohol consumption …

The U.S. Leads The World In Tuition Fees [Infographic]

According to a new report, OECD countries have different approaches and methods when it comes to covering the cost of a university education. While public institutions in many countries charge hefty tuition fees, around a third of OECD countries do not charge any fee at bachelor or equivalent …

Tuition

‘I don’t know how it got this bad’: Trump supporters and protesters meet in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, at an intersection near the convention center where President Trump was scheduled to hold a campaign rally, two vendors hawked products with competing messages.<p>On one side of the street, two men sold “Make America Great Again” caps for $20 and T-shirts …

Rights & Freedoms

How the people who asked Trump to run on Twitter in 2013 feel about him now

After he briefly flirted with running for president in the 2012 cycle, Donald Trump waited until early 2013 to start speculating about running four years later. The way his 2016 campaign began was different from the effort he undertook in 2011, though; instead of simply announcing that he was …

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

7 Charts Explain the Horrors of Trumpcare

By the standards of a comprehensive health-care-reform bill, the American Health Care Act is very simple. It’s a huge redistribution of income. The …

Health Care

Republicans lied about healthcare for years, and they're about to get the punishment they deserve

Each option is a political nightmare for Republicans for the same reason: Each would amount to an admission that Republicans cannot deliver what they have promised for years on healthcare.<p>For years, Republicans promised lower premiums, lower deductibles, lower co-payments, lower taxes, lower …

Trumpcare Provides Big-League Benefits to These 3 Groups

There are winners and losers with all legislation. Here's who wins big-time if the American Health Care Act becomes law.<p>Cue the hourglass, because …

A Quick Guide to Rising Obamacare Rates

The Obama administration released the prices for many Obamacare health plans on Monday, and they showed big increases in many parts of the country. Obamacare customers will begin shopping for new plans next week, just a few days before the presidential election.<p>The news fanned political interest in …

Health Care

Trump adds to chaos of health care deliberations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Still fewer than five days old, the House Republican bill to repeal Obamacare has an uncertain legislative path ahead. And no small part of the blame goes to President Donald Trump.<p>Competing interests among Republicans threaten to derail the party's urgent mission of gutting the …

Will the pope and Trump get along?

Are You Spiritually Healthy? | Best Lent Ever

So let me ask you a question: Are you healthy?<p>And when I ask that question, what do you think about?<p>You probably think about physical health, right? …

New Facts On Russia Influence On GOP Platform | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

The GOP’s Cruel, Costly, Corporate Obamacare Replacement

Among the many unintended ironies of the GOP’s insane ‘cure’ in search of a disease: It actually punishes large families.<p>It took Congressional …

Universal public coverage of essential drugs would improve health care, research suggests

Governments should pay for essential prescribed medicines for all Canadians in order to improve their health care, new research suggests.<p>Drugs …

Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting.<p>Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, …

Donald Trump

What Trump's trade and geopolitical moves mean for China

BEIJING (AP) — With his rejection of an Asian trade pact, U.S. President Donald Trump has tackled the first in a promised series of far-reaching …

China

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Vast majority of Americans want 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions banned according to Marist poll

The public sentiment toward abortion isn’t going the way most advocates hoped it would.<p>According to a Marist poll, some 74% of Americans want to see abortions that would occur during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters banned.<p>From LifeSite:<p>Among Americans overall, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) want …