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Thousands Displaced as Powerful Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Prompting Fears for Rohingya Refugees

The powerful Cyclone Mora swept the coast of Bangladesh Tuesday morning, pummeling low-lying villages and tearing the roofs off of huts where …

Iraqi families fear reprisals against relatives forced to help ISIS

IRBIL, Iraq — As Iraqi forces near the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State, thousands of families fear reprisals against relatives forced to serve on behalf of the militants.<p>USA TODAY spoke to several families who admitted that their husbands or sons were trained by the Islamic State, also …

Human Rights

Kabul blast: Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 90 people and wounding 400, Afghan officials said.<p>The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was one of the deadliest …

Extremism

Dark Energy, Dark Matter

In the early 1990s, one thing was fairly certain about the expansion of the universe. It might have enough energy density to stop its expansion and …

Dark Matter

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

Corporate Dark Matter

The universe is an extraordinary place. A billion galaxies each with a billion stars and tens of billions of planets. It all adds up to a lot of stuff.<p>Even more extraordinary than the sheer scale of the stars and the planets is the fact that they only constitute between 5% and 7% of the matter in …

Dark Matter

New approach to dark energy might explain our cooling universe

OUR universe’s relentless march towards cold, empty darkness could be causing its expansion to accelerate, rather than the other way around. The …

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

A dark matter 'bridge' holding galaxies together has been captured for the first time

The first image of a dark matter "bridge", believed to form the links between galaxies, has been captured by astrophysicists in Canada.<p>Researchers at …

Scientists Have Captured the First-Ever "Image" of a Dark Matter Web

Seeing the Unseeable<p>The theory that birthed the concept of dark matter came to be out of necessity. Based on the matter we can see, our universe …

Dark Matter