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Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

• the world exists independent of the human mind, and<br>• no causal influence can spread faster than the speed of light.

Quantum Mechanics

Giant Planet Orbiting a Brown Dwarf Spotted, Re-Opening Debate Over What Makes a Planet

Scientists have discovered a planet a lot like Jupiter orbiting a dim star, if you can even call it a star—it’s nothing like our sun. The finding …

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America's largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the …

Extreme Weather

Nasa draws up plans for huge spacecraft to blow up doomsday asteroid

Nasa has drawn up plans for a huge nuclear spacecraft capable of shunting or blowing up an asteroid if it was on course to wipe out life on Earth.<p>The US space agency published details of its Hammer (Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) deterrent, an eight tonne …

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Year of the Bird<p>Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are …

UK, US, Germany and France unite to condemn spy attack

Joint statement deplores ‘assault on UK sovereignty’ and says only plausible explanation is that Russia is responsible<p>The leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and France have released a joint statement strongly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack as “an assault on UK sovereignty” and saying …

Angela Merkel

EU Parliament adopts Brexit resolution to press Britain

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature has adopted a resolution on Brexit that seeks to put further pressure on British Prime Minister …

Great Britain

EU tells Britain to 'face up to hard facts' on Brexit

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hammered home again on Tuesday that Britain would not retain its current privileges, including on trade, once it leaves the bloc.<p>European Union's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives to attend a debate on the …

European Parliament

“Slingshot” router malware that went undetected for six years is one of the most advanced attacks ever seen

Kaspersky published a report about the malware, which enables the installation of other “malicious components”<p>A new report from Kaspersky has …

People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well

Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are.<p>When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. But the truth is that no one has perfect self-awareness—you probably …

Psychology

Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

<b>Russia's President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a new film.</b><p>In the two-hour film, posted online, Mr Putin says he was told a plane from Ukraine to Turkey had been …

Russia

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

Why So Many of Us Die of Heart Disease

Evolution doomed us to have vital organs fail. For years, experts failed us, too.<p>The Assyrians treated the “hard-pulse disease” with leeches. The Roman scholar Cornelius Celsus recommended bleeding, and the ancient Greeks cupped the spine to draw out animal spirits.<p>Centuries later, heart disease …

Medicine

World leaders push back against Trump's trade war threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday insisted "trade wars are good, and easy to win," a bold claim that prompted threats of retaliation against U.S. exports like blue jeans and motorcycles.<p>"Make no mistake: If the president goes through with this, it will kill American jobs -- that's …

Donald Trump

Same-Sex-Marriage Flashpoint: Alabama Considers Quitting The Marriage Business

Couples – gay or straight — looking for a marriage license in Pike County, Ala. won't get one from local probate judge Wes Allen.<p>"We have not issued any marriage licenses since Feb. 9, 2015," Allen says.<p>That's when a federal judge struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. The state's …

LGBTQI

'We need our kids back in school': West Virginia teacher strike to end Thursday

Public schools across West Virginia remained empty for a fourth school day Tuesday —but there's relief in sight for the 20,000 teachers and almost 10,000 support staff.<p>West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says striking teachers will return to the classroom on Thursday, and he's offering teachers and …

Norway's Underground Doomsday Seed Vault Is Under Threat From Climate Change

Norway plans to spend roughly $12.7 million to upgrade its “doomsday” seed vault, the world’s largest repository built to protect crops and plants …

In blow to Trump, Supreme Court won't hear appeal of DACA ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going.<p>Under a lower court order that remains in effect, the Department of Homeland …

Immigration

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Every morning at a supermarket called Auchan in central Paris, Magdalena Dos Santos has a rendezvous with Ahmed "Doudou" Djerbrani, a driver from the French food bank.<p>Dos Santos, who runs the deli section of the store, is in charge of supervising the store's food donations. She sets aside prepared …

Agriculture

Are atoms expanding as the Universe expands?

The forces that bind atoms together most likely overpower the large-scale effects of expansion.<p>The expansion of the Universe only significantly …

Universe

Abbreviated Science Round-up: Citizen science, a star is un-born, and more mole rat news

Citizen Science<p><b>Snapshot APNR</b> is a project to spot animals in a series of nature reserves bordering Kruger National Park in South Africa. You’ll be …

Painting

Mueller’s Move on Ex-Skadden Lawyer Puts Heat on Manafort, Gates

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller intensified legal pressure on ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, by filing a …

Corruption

School shooting survivors want to talk about gun control with Florida lawmakers

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the classmates and parents of victims in the Florida school shooting as well as members of the community. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Under the rallying cry of #NeverAgain, dozens of students …

Florida

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's …

Indonesia

Teens hold 'lie-in' outside White House to demand gun reform

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.<p>The group, dubbed Teens for Gun Reform, had started organizing the event by seeking 17 demonstrators to lie down for three minutes …

Florida

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Clean Technology

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):<p>10 p.m.<p>The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign …

Natalie Portman Says She Didn’t Know Her 'Annihilation' Character Was Asian in the Book

Actress Natalie Portman responded to criticism that main characters in her forthcoming film <i>Annihilation</i> were whitewashed<i>.</i> Portman and her co-star …