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Trump's Space Force launched at Pentagon as a separate armed service

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the Pentagon plans to launch a Space Force, embarking on an effort to create the first armed service since 1947.<p>In June, President Donald Trump called for the establishment of the sixth armed service, to join the Air Force, Army, Marine …

Military

Warming Arctic could be behind heatwave sweeping northern hemisphere

This heatwave across much of the northern hemisphere could continue for weeks, and possibly even months. And accelerated warming in the Arctic …

Global Warming

Mysterious Substance and 'Devilry' Blamed for 3-Hour 'Solar Eclipse' in Russia

Sun blanked out in Arctic Siberia. Locals in north of Yakutia said daylight was completely gone for several hours https://t.co/m9qbgj5OoD …

Solar Eclipse

Tiny Satellite Begins Hunt for Missing Milky-Way Matter

A tiny satellite has set out to investigate the halo of incredibly hot gas surrounding the Milky Way — and it could help scientists track down the …

Universe

NASA aims for moon space station for live-in astronauts in next 10 years

NASA is reportedly planning to place a small space station in the moon's orbit by the mid-2020s.<p>The "Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway" facility would make regular manned missions to the moon more feasible, USA Today reports, as more private sector companies get into the business of sending stuff into …

Space Exploration

The International Space Station just spit out a baby satellite

You might think of satellites as large, imposing spacecraft that cruise through Earth’s orbit like hulking beasts, but that couldn’t be farther from …

Space

The collapse of Antarctica's most vulnerable ice shelves would just be the start of our problems

There's a reasonable chance that Antarctica's two most vulnerable ice shelves — the ends of massive glaciers that float over the ocean — will succumb …

Global Warming

Solar geoengineering: Science fiction – or saviour?

<i>David Keith is a professor in Harvard's Schools of Engineering and of Public Policy, and founder at Carbon Engineering.</i><p><i>Edward Parson is professor and co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA, and senior research associate at the Centre for Global Studies,</i> …

Trudeau stubbornly keeps Canada standing with Paris as everyone else bails

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the newest poster boy for the worldwide global warming crusade, and justifiably so. No nation’s leader more cares …

Do ghosts exist? Physicist Brian Cox posits a theory

40% of Americans believe in ghosts. For them, a remark by a famous leading scientist, regarding the large hadron collider (LHC), at CERN, may provide …

Trump's Departing NASA Liaison Urges Careful Vetting of Crewed Test Flight Idea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA should consider flying crew on the debut test flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule to better …

Space Exploration

Moon Blocks (Most of) the Sun in 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse

A "ring of fire" appeared in the sky over parts of South America, the Atlantic Ocean and Africa today (Feb. 26), during an annular solar eclipse.<p>An …

Solar Eclipse

A new scientific paper argues the moon is totally a planet—and Pluto is too

Every now and then a scientific paper makes a real splash. We had one recently, to judge from recent headlines. “Moon rises to claim its place as a planet” said The Sunday Times on February 19, while the Mail Online asked “Is this lunarcy?”. The articles were among many responding to the humble …

Astronomy

NASA's next Orion flight could be manned

NASA may get back into manned spaceflight sooner than thought. At the direction of NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, a study is being …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On …

Parenting

10-year-old girl with autism singing 'Hallelujah' will give you goosebumps

LONDON — A 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has wowed people around the world after a video of her singing in her school choir went viral.<p>The …

Earth Is Totally Unprepared For a Surprise Asteroid Strike, NASA Scientists Warn

There is no plan B.<p>NASA is certainly not in the business of spreading panic over asteroid strikes - every time one comes close, we see yet another …

What It’s Like to Be in Love When You Have Depression

<i>This piece was written by</i> Holly Everett<i>,</i> <i>a Thought Catalog contributor.</i><p>“No one will love you until you learn to love yourself” is an easy enough …

Men And Women Literally See Things Differently

The brains of men and women interpret visual cues in different ways, biologists find.<p>If you thought men and women tend to see things differently, you were right in a surprisingly literal sense.<p>As it turns out, this colloquial observation has a real basis in brain differences. New research finds …

The Brain

Alt-right leader: 'Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The racism and anti-Semitism of the alt-right movement were on display Saturday in Washington when its members gathered to celebrate Donald Trump's victory.<p>The president of the alt-right National Policy Institute Richard Spencer's remarks were posted Sunday on YouTube by "Red Ice …

Donald Trump

Major B.C. earthquake could put ‘national economy in jeopardy’

The economic impact of a large earthquake would lead to massive financial losses and "put the national economy in jeopardy," according to a new report.<p>The Conference Board of Canada projected the costs of a major earthquake off the coast of British Columbia over a 10-year period after the disaster …

Canada's African opportunity

As the U.S. looks poised to scale back its connections to the continent, analysts are puzzled by Trudeau's choice to bypass its two biggest economies on his coming visit<p>With a Canadian military deployment looming on the horizon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try to persuade Africans this week …

The US Air Force's next-generation bomber will be able to evade Russia's most advanced aerial defenses

When the Air Force revealed its first artist rendering of what its new Long Range Strike - Bomber looks like, service Secretary Deborah James made reference to plans to engineer a bomber able elude detection from even the best, most cutting-edge enemy air defenses.<p>"Our 5th generation global …

Aviation

Scientists came to a fascinating conclusion after looking at the DNA of thousands of people with depression

Yet for decades, scientists have known surprisingly little about what genes are linked with the development of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).<p>A new study aims to change that. In their paper, published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics, a team of scientists pinpointed 17 genetic tweaks, or SNPs …

Genetics

Why Breakups Are So Crushing for Some and So Easy for Others

In the three years since Sabrina, now 29, and her boyfriend of one year parted ways, she remained heartbroken and unable to truly move on. While …

Breakups

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research from Michigan State University (MSU) confirms that a father's role as a parent goes far beyond simply being a breadwinner. These …

Mental Health

Am I a psychopath? You asked Google – here’s the answer | David Shariatmadari

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be …

'I told my date that I had depression and he laughed and told me I was just lazy'

LAST WEDNESDAY, A well-respected member of the beauty industry posted on Facebook that she was having to cancel appointments in order to give herself …

Mental Health

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

American parents are miserable: Moms and dads alike face a massive “happiness gap”

“Having kids in the U.S. is brutal.” Sociologists blame the country’s paltry social services, among other factors<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 23, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>“The days are long, but the years are short,” goes the old saying. That’s true of life itself, but the phrase has become a mantra of parents and …

Child Care