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Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Scientists unearth 1st direct evidence of 1st Americans

Genetic analysis of DNA of an infant found at an Alaskan archaeological site is evidence of a previously unknown population of ancient people in …

Counting Down to the Apocalypse: Lisa Vox’s ‘Existential Threats’

A new book explores the human fascination with doomsday — an odd mix of horror and seductiveness that has been part of culture since ancient …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Graphene

'More Than A Political Status': Ai Weiwei Captures Scale Of Global Refugee Crisis

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is internationally recognized for his massive, often provocative art installations. And yet, he's spent most of the past decade under house arrest for his persistent defense of free expression.<p>But as soon as his passport was reissued by the Chinese government a couple …

Ai Weiwei

Waterworld of Bangkok

Waterworld of Bangkok. - Photos by Patipat Janthong, M2F, Pattarapong Chatpattarasill, Chanat Katanyu & Post Today

Bangkok

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe (Synopsis)

“Gamow was fantastic in his ideas. He was right, he was wrong. More often wrong than right. Always interesting; … and when his idea was not wrong it …

Universe

'You Are Evil': Voters Blast Trump Election Fraud Panel

Voters across the country slammed President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud in public comments sent to the panel — calling it a “a sham,” “evil” and “vile” for requesting mountains of personal data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.<p>The Presidential Advisory Commission on …

Government

The Trump Administration Is Quietly Cutting Funding For Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Since President Trump appears intent upon rolling back every Obama policy possible, he’s back with a new installment. This particular roll back feels like a natural progression to please his conservative base, but there’s been no flashy executive order to push the agenda through. Rather, the …

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos for Refusing to Enforce Student-Loan Protections

The president of the United States is the former proprietor of a for-profit pseudo-university that encouraged cash-strapped single parents to buy …

Education

New president’s politicking raises ethics flags

WASHINGTON — Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.<p>On Wednesday night, …

House set to vote on 'Kate's Law'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Thursday is expected to pass bills that would hand President Donald Trump key pieces of his immigration agenda, especially efforts targeting sanctuary cities.<p>The bills, "Kate's Law" and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would install harsher penalties for repeat …

Immigration

Trump and Russia: Stephen Colbert Says He Was Followed During Secret Moscow Trip

“It’s good to be home,” Stephen Colbert told his audience Monday following his clandestine trip to Russia to film material for upcoming episodes of …

Mixing Business And The Presidency, Trump To Hold Fundraiser At His Washington Hotel

President Trump, who is fond of dining at his Trump International Hotel near the White House, will have some company Wednesday — a roomful of people who paid as much as $35,000 or $100,000 each to be there.<p>The money will go to two joint fundraising operations — Trump Victory, which will take in …

Donald Trump

Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world has little confidence in US President Donald Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report by Pew Research.<p>Surveys of residents in 37 nations across the world released on Tuesday found that since Trump took office in January, the US's image overseas has …

Barack Obama

Iran's Zarif raps U.S. Supreme Court's partial revival of travel ban

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister criticized on Tuesday a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to revive part of President Donald Trump's travel ban imposed on citizens from six majority Muslim countries, saying it would boost militants in the Middle East.<p>The justices narrowed the scope of …

South Asia

With 3 Words, Supreme Court Opens a World of Uncertainty for Refugees

LOS ANGELES — Fouad Dagoum fled Sudan after his village was ransacked by militia members who captured, detained and tortured him until his body was limp.<p>Eventually, he escaped to Egypt, where he was parked for more than a decade until getting a green light to resettle in the United States with his …

Immigration

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO’s northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. Marines, who are to attend a six-month …

North Africa

It's So Hot in Arizona, Meteorologists Need New Weather Map Colors

It's so hot in the American Southwest that meteorologists are using unusual colors for their temperature maps.<p>As reported by MLive's Mark …

LG's latest OLED display is flexible, transparent and gargantuan

Here at Engadget, we've covered our fair share of flexible and transparent displays. Small ones, slightly larger ones. But never one that measured 77 inches corner to corner. That particular milestone has now been broken by LG, with a new OLED panel that boasts an Ultra HD resolution of 3840x2160. …

Official warns Illinois finances in 'massive crisis mode'

CHICAGO (AP) — During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had …

Health Care

‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S. for Now, but Long-Term Fate Is Unclear

WASHINGTON — President Trump will not immediately eliminate protections for the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children, according to new memorandums issued by the administration on Thursday night.<p>But White House officials said on Friday morning …

Immigration

This Study is Forcing Scientists to Rethink the Human Genome

The more data, the better, right? When it comes to genetics, it turns out that might not be the case.<p>As both genetic sequencing has gotten cheaper …

Three Americans Still Held by North Korea Following Otto Warmbier's Release

The surprise release this week of American college student Otto Warmbier from a North Korean prison has come at an otherwise fraught time between the isolated nation and the United States.<p>Since President Donald Trump took office in January, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered roughly nine …

North Korea

Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

Nick Lyon, head of the state health department, was among those charged.<p>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over their handling of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.<p>The officials presided over a failure to maintain the safety of …

Flint

The Steve Scalise shooting has already become a political football

<b>(CNN) —</b> The shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and four others at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress on Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, was always going to quickly turn to politics.<p>Rep. Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's most prominent congressional …

Republicans

Jupiter is oldest planet in solar system, ancient meteorites show

Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to 50 times the mass of …

Astronomy

Anti-Kremlin protesters fill Russian streets, Putin critic Navalny jailed | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Baton-wielding riot police broke up anti-corruption protests and detained hundreds of demonstrators in Moscow and other Russian cities on Monday, before a court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his second prison term this year.<p>The protests, called by Navalny, a …

Russia

Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court

WASHINGTON — A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban, delivering on Monday the latest in a string of defeats for the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.<p>The administration has already sought a Supreme …

Immigration

Gender-Based Citizenship Rules Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Says

The U.S. Supreme Court decided that federal citizenship rules violate the Constitution by making it harder for some foreign-born children of American …

Immigration