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Please Scotland, Say Yes This Time

Some people are saying "Oh no, here we go again..."<p>Me? I'm saying, "Yes, we're getting another chance."<p>I'm also saying that I hope with all my heart …

Great Britain

Nicola Sturgeon has called Theresa May's bluff – and this time Scotland will vote Leave

If the second IndyRef campaign follows the same trajectory as the first, we'll have an overwhelming majority.<p>The journalist John Rentoul is known for …

Mhairi Black is right – Westminster politics is defunct | Suzanne Moore

The young SNP MP has described the House of Commons as outdated, arrogant and out-of-touch. We should ask her how to change it<p>Is it any surprise Mhairi Black does not like Westminster and doesn’t feel she fits in there? The UK’s youngest MP, now 22, has spoken before of how it is a total “boys’ …

Theresa May tells Nicola Sturgeon politics is not a game

Theresa May describes Nicola Sturgeon's plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence as "deeply regrettable" and calls on the SNP to stop playing politics.

Scottish independence: Could pro-EU No voters swing it for Sturgeon in a second referendum?

Since the UK's vote to leave the European Union on June 23, Nicola Sturgeon has been courting the possibility of Scottish independence, saying Brexit made it "highly likely".<p>The Scottish First Minister has now announced that she will trigger the formal process to begin a second independence …

Scotland is heading for a second independence poll. Is a Yes vote any more likely?

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are edging towards another vote, buoyed by a level of support already at 50%<p>Alex Salmond’s devastation was there for all to see. Just hours after the polls had closed in Scotland’s independence referendum in September 2014, a photographer snapped the then Scottish first …

Fast Radio Bursts Could Be Evidence Of Interstellar Spaceships, Scientists Suggest

There's method in the madness.<p>Fast radio bursts are among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe and have baffled astronomers for years.<p>Now, …

Space Exploration

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Ate Its Last Big Meal 6 Million Years Ago

Most galaxies in the observable universe contain a supermassive black hole at their center, one that is either active and surrounded by an accretion …

Seeing the Treasures of Messier's List with Mobile Astronomy Apps

If you spend any time with astronomers, sooner or later, you'll hear them use the phrase "M" something or other — such as "M42" or "M31." They are …

'Trump lies all the time': Bernie Sanders indicts president's assault on democracy

<b>Exclusive</b>: the former presidential candidate suggested that Donald Trump’s false claims serve a purpose – to push the United States toward authoritarianism<p>Bernie Sanders has launched a withering attack on Donald Trump, accusing him of being a pathological liar who is driving America towards …

Donald Trump

The Spring Budget: Everything You Need to Know

When Philip Hammond became the Chancellor of the Exchequer in July 2016, he was given a major task of steering the economy in the right direction and …

Great Britain

There's Going to Be a Spectacular Starry Light Show in the Skies This Month

Everyone needs to see this phenomenon at least once in their lifetime.<p>Forget your phone and television — for the next two weeks, all you have to do is look up at the illuminated night sky for some thrilling entertainment.<p>The dazzling, springtime zodiacal lights, which form a pyramid-shaped glow in …

Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional, inhumane and illogical

<b>(CNN) —</b> As shells exploded around their home in a besieged neighborhood of Ta'iz, Yemen, brothers Yahia and Maher, then age 16 and 18, took shelter beneath the staircase.<p>Here they remained for three days, with a dwindling supply of food and water. As dawn broke on the fourth day they made a run for …

Who does Trump think he's helping with the travel ban? It sure isn't Americans | Aryeh Neier

In seeking to fulfill his campaign promise to ‘ban Muslims’, he is putting his political interests ahead of concern for the safety of his fellow Americans<p>President Trump’s second version of his executive order prohibiting travel to the United States by nationals from several Muslim-majority …

CERN LHC Update: Large Hadron Collider Experiment Gets A Crucial Upgrade

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the world’s largest particle …

Rapid Temperature Fluctuations Have Been Detected in Black Hole Winds For The First Time

Burps so powerful, they block star birth.<p>Scientists have made the most detailed observations ever of the incredibly fast and strong 'winds' that gust …

Black Holes

Why Donald J. Trump is Unfit to be President

New York City natives in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s could not help but recognize Donald J. Trump as a member of Manhattan’s society and financial elite. …

NASA's Released an Incredible Gif of a Star Exploding With The Energy of 100 Million Suns

30 years in the making.<p>New animations released by NASA are recasting a ground-breaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On 24 February 1987, …

Universe

Theresa May Scottish Speech: 25 different attacks on Scottish Independence that could just as easily be about Brexit

The Prime Minister delivered a scathing attack on the Scottish National Party and the Scottish independence movement in Glasgow this morning. But …

Telegraph logo

Among the many unintended legacies of Barack Obama, one has gone largely unnoticed: the emergence of a novel form of resistance to executive overreach, a check-and-balance improvised in reaction to his various presidential power grabs.<p>It's the revolt of the state attorneys general, banding together …

Trump's national security adviser HR McMaster asks staff to not use term 'radical Islamic terrorism'

According to officials, the new adviser has been honest about his opinion regarding ways to tackle Islamic militancy.<p>US President Donald Trump's new …

George W Bush attacks Trump Presidency, criticising travel ban and media war

Bush said the free press was crucial to the balance of power and that he supported a welcoming immigration policy.<p>Former President George W Bush has …

Trump Fox interview blames Barack Obama for intelligence leaks and mass protests

'I think that President Obama is behind it' president says, suggesting political action coordinated against him.<p>In an interview with Fox News, airing …

Trump wants 'peace through strength' – but this budget is a recipe for war | Jonathan Freedland

Diplomacy is the smartest form of military spending, yet the president is slashing soft-power budgets in order to pay for ego-boosting new hardware<p>Whenever you’d interview Donald Trump supporters during last year’s election campaign, one line would come up more than any other: “He’s a successful …

Military Spending

The best Donald Trump remix videos - from drunken ranting to the bing-bongs

If you slow down Donald Trump's speeches they sound like the sermons of a pub bore.<p>It's 3am and Donald Trump is propping up the bar, or maybe the bar …

This Black Hole is Helping Birth Stars Instead of Annihilating Them

Black holes always spell bad news for matter, right? Well, new observations of the Phoenix Cluster using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter …

Black Holes

Cost of Trump family security vexes New York and Florida officials

Senator Chuck Schumer says costs of guarding Trump Tower may add up to $183m a year, while Palm Beach officials complain about cost of Mar-a-Lago visits<p>Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has ramped up pressure on Donald Trump and the federal government to accept the mounting costs of protecting the …

Donald Trump

Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?

There is a crisis brewing in the cosmos, or perhaps in the community of cosmologists. The universe seems to be expanding too fast, some astronomers say.<p>Recent measurements of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with a hard-won “standard model” of the cosmos that has …

Smartphone problems? Space particles may be to blame

Here's a new one. Space particles from the sun and even distant black holes are affecting microelectronic devices more than ever, according to a recent study from Vanderbilt University. Chip manufacturers are packing in more transistors, increasing the chances a high-energy particle will strike …