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Donald Trump May Face Impeachment After Mysterious Deal To Help Chinese Company Connected To His Own Business

Trump may have broken laws with latest deal.<p>Donald Trump may be facing a threat of impeachment after a mysterious deal to save a Chinese …

Earth's carbon dioxide levels continue to soar, at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million.<p>This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Prior to the onset of …

Climate Change

Doctors Stumped By Rare Eye Cancer Cases In North Carolina, Alabama

A rare form of eye cancer has struck a group of people in two locations in North Carolina and Alabama, confounding medical experts who are trying to determine whether the cases are linked.<p>Ocular melanoma typically affects 6 out of every 1 million people, but doctors have found dozens of cases where …

Cancer

Iowa governor signs restrictive abortion ban known as 'heartbeat bill'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation on Friday that prohibits doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.<p>The legislation, which has been called "the heartbeat bill," is widely described as the nation's most restrictive abortion ban.<p>Reynolds, a Republican, …

Iowa

Scientists Discover 'Time Crystals' Growing Right Under Their Noses

Scientists spent nearly a decade learning how to create time crystals. A new discovery shows they were hiding in plain sight the whole time.<p>In 2012, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frank Wilczek proposed the existence of a new type of crystal. While most crystals have a structure that repeats in two …

Crystals

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

Hawaii volcano sends more lava, sulfur gas into communities

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Many rural residents living on an erupting volcano in Hawaii fled the threat of lava that spewed into the air in bursts of fire and pushed up steam from cracks in roadways Friday, while others tried to get back to their homes.<p>Officials ordered more than 1,700 people out of Big …

Geology

Trump and His Aides Have No Idea What They're Talking About

A procession of contradictory statements leaves the public no closer to understanding the president’s deal with Stormy Daniels, but clearly shows the White House’s dishonesty.<p>As yet another bizarre week comes to a close for the president, no one seems to know the reality of what happened between …

Donald Trump

California expected to mandate solar panels for new homes

California is expected next week to mandate that most newly constructed homes include solar panels starting in 2020.<p>The California Energy Commission will vote on the new solar energy standard Wednesday, Southern California News Group reported.<p>“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy …

Solar Power

Pictures of the Week 4.12.18

Trump goes on early Sunday morning tweetstorm defending $1.3 trillion spending bill, insisting 'many lawyers' want to represent him in the Russia probe

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says many lawyers and top law firms want to represent him in the Russia case following a shake-up of his legal team.<p>Attorney John Dowd is leaving Trump's legal team . He has been key to molding Trump's legal defense in the special counsel's Russia's …

Iowa family found dead in Mexico inhaled toxic gas, autopsies reveal

An Iowa family found dead in a vacation condo in Mexico died from inhaling toxic gas, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday.<p>The type of gas hadn't yet been determined, but "any violent act or suicide has been discounted,” the prosecutors' office in the …

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is officially back as the new chief executive of a real-estate startup with 15 employees

Travis Kalanick, the former CEO of Uber, is wasting no time moving on to his next gig as chief executive.<p>On Tuesday he announced on Twitter that his investment fund 10100 (pronounced Ten One Hundred) was buying controlling interest in a real-estate startup, City Storage Systems, for $150 million. …

Real Estate

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Holocaust denier is officially the GOP nominee in Chicago-area House race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Holocaust denier is now officially the Republican nominee in a Chicago-area House race after running unopposed in Tuesday's primary.<p>Arthur Jones' campaign website includes a section titled "Holocaust?" and he has been involved with anti-Semitic and racist groups since the …

U.S. Congress

First picture of baby-faced gunman who blasted 'ex-girlfriend' and other student in school corridor before he was shot dead

The student gunman who died after shooting two teenagers when he opened fire inside a US school has been identified.<p>Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, died …

Airplane passengers have an 80% chance of getting sick on a flight if they sit in the wrong spot, scientists have found

Passengers who are stuck sitting next to, in front of, or behind a sick person on a plane: beware. There's a pretty good chance you'll catch their cough, cold, or flu.<p>That's the finding of a new study, which was funded by Boeing and conducted by in-flight data scientists from Emory University and …

Georgia Tech

Voters In Illinois' Cook County Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Voters in the largest county in Illinois overwhelmingly approved a ballot question calling for the legalization of marijuana on Tuesday.<p>The measure in Cook County — the nation’s second-most-populous county, which has more residents than 27 states of the union — is not binding, but its passage sends …

How vitamin D protects against heart failure

Vitamin D, which is often called the "sunshine vitamin," boasts a range of physiological roles. A new study reveals that, following a heart attack, …

Using These 2 Words a Lot Could Signal Depression or Anxiety

Maybe that friend who can't stop talking about herself isn't just a narcissist after all.<p>Sometimes, depression can be obvious—say, if a person …

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

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

Google’s DeepMind launches new AI project to predict kidney injuries

DeepMind is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop artificial intelligence technology that can help doctors predict …

Artificial Intelligence

Secret Money: How Trump Made Millions Selling Condos To Unknown Buyers

A BuzzFeed News review of every sale of a Trump-branded condominium in the United States provides the first comprehensive look at how many went to unidentified buyers who paid cash, an indication of possible money laundering.<p><b>More than one-fifth</b> of Donald Trump’s US condominiums have been purchased …

All-black solar panel achieves groundbreaking 19.4% efficiency

California-based Solaria has designed a sleek, all-black solar panel with an efficiency of up to 19.4 percent, spotted by Electrek. Solaria …

Solar Power

Women are the stronger sex - and here's the scientific proof

Eleanor Roosevelt once quipped that a woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.<p>So the former first lady would most certainly have approved of a new study which suggests women, far from being the weaker sex, are much more likely to survive a …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength

A negative inner dialogue will prevent you from having a positive life.<p>Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk …

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It

This is the future.<p>People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many …

Renewable Energy

New trial aiming to repair injured spinal cords gives new hope to paralysed Australians

"Everybody keeps saying in 10 years' time things will be different and it just goes on and on," said Ms Howarth, who uses a wheelchair "99.9 per …