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Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad

In a fundraising speech Wednesday, President Trump admitted once and for all that he just makes stuff up. The man who has racked up more than 2,000 false and misleading claims as president said he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that United States runs a trade deficit with Canada …

Donald Trump

Researchers testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow and easier for surgeons to remove

Dyes may hold the most promise for breast cancer, the American Cancer Society says<p>It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumour — until doctors …

Quantum Physicists Doubled the Information Speed Limit of the Universe

There's a limit to how fast information can move through the universe, just like there's a limit to how fast everything else can move through the …

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Growing Taller As It Shrinks... and Turning Orange

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking for a century and a half, and in recent years it has turned a deep orange color. Scientists are tracking …

How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

Nobel Prize

Stephen Hawking had a brilliant response when asked if he had an equation for time travel

Stephen Hawking's sense of humour is well-documented.<p>Following the death of the legendary cosmologist on Wednesday, the Twitter account "Letters of …

Google’s Bristlecone Quantum Computing Chip Achieves 72 Qubits

When a quantum computer is finally able to calculate operations faster than the most powerful supercomputers currently in existence, it will achieve …

What Does Trump Mean By 'Space Force'?

The president has proposed the creation of a new military branch that his Defense Department actually opposes.<p>With a fighter jet positioned behind him, President Trump suggested on Tuesday that the United States create another military branch.<p>“Space is a war-fighting domain just like the land, air, …

U.S. Air Force

Scientists Find All Galaxies Have This One Surprising Trait in Common

Galaxies are the suburbs of the universe. While they’re all very different from each other, scientists have realized they’re astonishingly the same …

Universe

How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Long-Term Relationship

Sexual desire is often described as “elusive," "misunderstood," or "complex." But after decades of studying the topic, researchers know more than …

Same-Sex Couples

It turns out opposites probably don't attract — here's why we like people who are similar to ourselves

If you're on the hunt for love, chances are you've heard the phrase "opposites attract."<p>Despite romantic comedies hinging on the idea we're likely to fall in love with someone with completely different qualities to ourselves — and the fact that about 80% of people believe this is the case— there is …

Psychology

Investigating the “STEM gender-equality paradox” – in fairer societies, fewer women enter science

The percentage of women with STEM degrees is lower in more gender-equal countries, as measured by the WEF Gender Gap Index. Image from Stoet & Geary, …

Gender

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Universe
Universe

Me, Myself and I - Trump’s Presidency of One: Balance of Power

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and</i> …

Donald Trump

Stephen Hawking wanted his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone: Here's what it means

In 1974, long before Stephen Hawking was the famous cosmologist he became, he developed his most influential theory.<p>That concept, which came to be …

Why You Should Never Put These 3 Words on Your LinkedIn Profile

Putting this on your profile is a big no-no. Here's why.<p>While LinkedIn is a social-media tool, it's not like the others. LinkedIn is your personal website for your career. You are a business-of-one that must sell its services to employers over the course of your career. Having a strong LinkedIn …

Employment

A Year in Space Changed 7% of This Astronaut’s DNA

Spending an extended period of time in outer space takes a toll on the human body. And while NASA was aware of some physical changes that astronauts …

How Amazon Became Corporate America’s Nightmare

How Amazon’s Bottomless Appetite Became Corporate America’s Nightmare<p>By Shira OvideShira Ovide<p>Amazon makes no sense. It’s the most befuddling, …

Christmas Eve

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe<p>Stephen Hawking dies aged 76<p>The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the …

Physics

7 vacation destinations you probably want to avoid

We’re just going to say it — certain popular vacation destinations need to be retired. When the world has so many incredible places to visit, why would you spend your time and money at overpriced, overhyped, soul-sucking tourist traps?<p>Unless you want to waste your hard-earned vacation days, we …

Tourism

Best-Designed Street Murals in the World Photos

Oftentimes, art extends itself past the traditional canvas. We see this in the world's most beautiful public sculptures, or even sandcastles along a beach. Yet, what can be a bigger space to express ones creativity than the sides of buildings? It's with these murals we see in neighborhoods …

'Angel particle’ which is both matter and anti-matter discovered in ‘landmark’ quantum physics breakthrough

Physicists believe they have discovered a particle that is both matter and anti-matter, an idea that was first theorised 80 years ago.<p>When the Big …

Lawbreaking Particles May Point to a Previously Unknown Force in the Universe

For decades physicists have sought signs of misbehaving particles—evidence of subtle cracks in the “Standard Model” of particle physics, the dominant …

Physics

This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight<p>A team of university engineers has turned …

Is Dark Energy Just An Illusion, As Is Often Suggested?

A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.<p>Dark …

Dark Matter

Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy metal pollution

Environmental scientists dream of eliminating pollution with natural resources, but that's tricky when it comes to heavy metals. Plants won't work for cleaning polluted water, and only some of them grow large enough to absorb those toxic materials. Researchers may have a relatively simple answer to …

Pollution

This One Imperfection In Nuclear Physics Allowed Earth To Exist

In order to create a rocky planet that’s teeming with life, the Universe needed to create large amounts of the heavy elements required for life’s processes. To make many of those elements, such as Tin, Iodine, Selenium, Molybdenum, Zinc, and Copper, you need supernovae to have occurred many times …

Neutrons

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language