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Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

<b>Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.</b><p>The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, …

Russia

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Physics

The Hassal Grave

Mysterious chains and iron stakes adorn this strange grave, with no explanation.<p>There’s a curious gravesite in Malew Churchyard on the Isle of Man. …

Archaeology

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

Sorting the yolk from the white: the truth about the humble egg's health properties

The humble egg has something of a chequered past. In the 1950s and 1960s, they were heralded as the best way to start your day with the famous "go to work on an egg" advertising slogans. But by the 70s, received wisdom had almost flipped on its head: eggs were the bad boys of nutrition, carrying a …

Holistic Medicine

How magnesium can improve your skin - from anti-ageing to adult acne

The list is never ending of supplements, elements and ingredients that are now proven to be good for you and your skin. Whilst many you can disregard and carry on as normal without, magnesium is one that you should actually take note of as its benefits are ever growing and surprisingly effective …

Skin Care

Donald Trump just said something that will terrify congressional Republicans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Congressional Republicans spend most of their time these days holding their breath and praying that President Donald Trump doesn't say something that will blow up their carefully laid plans for the 2018 election.<p>Of course, this is Donald Trump we are talking about. And blowing up carefully …

Republicans

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

Did NASA Validate an "Impossible" Space Drive? In a Word, No. - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | August 6, 2014 3:27 am<p>UPDATE 5/11/15: The story of “NASA’s impossible space engine” has roared back to life, prompted by an …

What is the multiverse?

Advances in physics over the past 30 years have led some physicists and cosmologists to the mind-boggling conclusion that the universe we inhabit is just one of many in existence — perhaps an infinite number.<p>If these scientists are right, then all the stars and galaxies we see in the night sky are …

Dark Matter

Pentagon disinvites China from major naval exercise over South China Sea buildup

The Pentagon disinvited China from participating in a major naval exercise on Wednesday, signaling mounting U.S. anger over Beijing’s expanded military footprint in disputed areas of the South China Sea.<p>Lt. Col. Christopher Logan, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Defense Department had withdrawn an …

China

Something Is Sucking Iron Out of Earth's Crust, and Scientists Think They Know What

What makes the Red Planet red? The answer, as Sherlock Holmes might say, is elementary. And that element is iron.<p>The continental crust of Mars is so …

Earth Science

Scientists Have Found The 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' And Up to $17 Billion in Treasure

But who will get the loot? Drama ensues.<p>For centuries, untold riches of gold, silver, and jewels buried with the world's most valuable shipwreck were …

Archaeology

There's New Evidence for the Mysterious Mega-Earth Known as Planet 9

Is there a planet several times more massive than Earth hiding in plain sight — a mysterious Planet Nine? A new paper gives more evidence that Planet …

Astronomy

Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes

17 indictments and five guilty pleas so far.<p>A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say in a new survey that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 …

Donald Trump

A Newly Discovered Solar System Object Hints at Hidden Planet Nine

Astronomers found a strange dwarf world that provides even more evidence that a giant planet is lurking at the edge of our solar system.<p>There might be a large planet lurking somewhere at the very edge of our solar system, and astronomers are hunting for it. While they have yet to find direct …

Universe

Black holes aren't totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking work

As published in Salon and Newsweek. MSU's Chris Adami, professor of physics and astronomy, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent …

Physics

Sun Emits a Solstice Flare and CME

Source: NASA/SDO<p>Published: November 30, 2017<p>This image from June 20, 2013, at 11:15 p.m. EDT shows the bright light of a solar flare on the left side …

Astronomy

A spiral disguised

Resembling a wizard’s staff set aglow, NGC 1032 cleaves the quiet darkness of space in two in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.NGC …

Cosmology

Thousands of black holes near Milky Way center?

Astrophysicists found 12 possible black holes near the supermassive black hole at our Milky Way’s heart. They could be the 1st known members of a …

Black Holes

The “normal science” of Stephen Hawking’s final paper

The world-famous astrophysicist’s last contribution to science shows both his dedication to “normal science” and his willingness to ask questions …

Physics

Scientists Have Discovered a "Singing Space Cloud" That Could Explain How Stars Are Born

Wild!<p>We know that the birthplaces of stars are large molecular clouds of gas and dust found in space.<p>But what exactly determines the number and kind …

Universe

This Newfound X-Ray Pulsar Is Orbiting Its Partner at Record Speed

A powerful X-ray pulsar is whipping around its stellar partner at a record-breaking speed.<p>According to new data from the Neutron star Interior …

Space

The Ring Is A Lie: Ring Nebula Not A Ring After All

Perhaps the most famous sight of a dying star is the Ring Nebula, known since 1779.<p>At just over 2,000 light years away, it is the closest dying star to Earth.<p>Upon observing it, Charles Messier wrote: “it is very dull, but perfectly outlined; it is as large as Jupiter & resembles a planet which is …

Cosmology

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

Universe

The Multiverse Could Be Teeming With Life But Is Also Problematic, Says New Study

Hold on to your brain.<p>According to the current dominant theory, if there are other universes out there, they're not likely to have life. But now an …

Dark Matter

Observations reveal complex environment of HD 50138

Using European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) European astronomers have uncovered a complex circumstellar environment of the star …

Cosmology

Protostar blazes and reshapes its stellar nursery

This image, taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, shows glowing dust inside the protocluster NGC 6334I. Studying …

Cosmology

In Reichweite

Der Himmel über dem Paranal-Observatorium der ESO erinnert auf diesem ESO-Bild der Woche an den Farbschimmer eines Ölfilms auf einer …

Sky

Astronauts Spot Kilauea Volcano's Dramatic Plumes from the Space Station

We launched to @Space_Station on a spacecraft called “Hawai’i”. We flew over our namesake today and are sending much aloha to everyone there. The …

Geology