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How Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence on Russia left an election threat unchecked

Russia

Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance.<p>Whitson's 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any other …

Space Exploration

58 missing in London fire now presumed dead; growing rage in community

Miguel Alves seethes with anger as he looks up at the smoldering Grenfell Tower apartment building.<p>He and his family lived on the 13th floor of the social housing complex for 19 years, but he never felt very safe. He had complained for years about a multitude of fire safety issues, such as the lack …

Social Housing
Extremism

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Earth Science

Coal-loving Wyoming legislators are pushing a bill to outlaw wind and solar.

On the first day of the state’s legislative session, nine Republican lawmakers filed legislation that would bar utilities from using electricity …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Infographics

Rio 2016: Olympic Geology

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!<p>When you look at it, you know exactly why it's called the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City): it's absolutely magnificent. …

Brazil

Here's the story of how a rogue copper trader lost $1.2 billion for the Chinese government

At one point in 2005, commodity traders around the world realized that China had placed massive bets that the price of copper would fall to US$3,300 a tonne by year-end, a drop of nearly 20 percent. Instead, copper prices kept going up.<p>The actual size of China's short position (when you profit from …

Stock Markets

NASA Releases 3 Million Beautiful Images Of Earth For Public Use - Here Are Our Favorites

One of the many awesome things about NASA is the amount of free and open-access content it uploads for everybody to enjoy. Keeping in this spirit, …

You Just Travelled Thousands of Miles Through Space in The Time It Took to Read This

This is what 850 km per SECOND feels like.<p>It's one of the most fundamental contradictions of life on Earth - we're sitting on a planet that's …

Universe

The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation

The Reputation Institute sorts companies according to the public's perception of their performance in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and performance.<p>The chocolate maker The Hershey Company is the most reputable brand in the US, but …

Top 10
Middle East

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Image: Vecree.com<p>It does us no good to ignore the issues facing our times. As the year ends, perhaps we can find some reflection through a 2015 year in review and find perspective for greater solutions in the coming years.<p>The major news events of 2015 have a striking thread that runs through them. …

Religion

Articles about most popular homes 2015 prefab on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and …

Prefab Homes

CO2: Earth Passes Into 'Uncharted Territory'

When scientists talk about atmospheric CO2, their yardstick is the so-called Keeling curve. It's the record of the air's composition, made each day …

Climate Change

The New Etiquette Of Firing In The Digital Age

In an age where so much is communicated digitally, we need new rules for letting people know they’re fired.<p>When a company decides to pivot, staff layoffs are often inevitable.<p>So it is with Gawker Media, which laid off at least seven people as the <i>New York Times</i> reported it taking a turn to focus on …

Remote Working

Deep magma chambers seen beneath Mount St. Helens

Geoscientists have for the first time revealed the magma plumbing beneath Mount St. Helens, the most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest. The …

Geology

No God? No Problem

In 2011, two English standup comedians were driving to Bath when they got to talking about an idea: What if there were a church for people who didn't believe in God?<p><i>Sanderson Jones, the atheist preacher who hopes to see hundreds of his Sunday Assemblies all over the world in the next two years, is</i> …

Religion

Ditching pajamas, tearing down cubicles: Shared workspaces replacing traditional home offices

Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops.<p>Today, the one-off, mom and pop spaces have been mostly replaced with chain companies, providing real estate developers a new way to lease traditional office …

Surviving an acquisition without selling your soul

As tech company leaders, we work towards the day when the value of what we have created becomes tangible. One of the best outcomes is when a market leader makes a strategic acquisition of your company that is good for you, your employees, and your investors. In a perfect world, the deal lets you …

Surprise pattern keeps lion numbers in check - Futurity

Researcher Ian Hatton wondered: Why aren't there more lions? The answer could be a new law of nature.

McGill University

Digging into big coal's climate connections

The bankruptcy filings of a Virginia coal firm have shone a rare light on a murky web of corporate attacks on climate science.<p>Have you heard about the group that has abused open records laws to harass climate scientists across the United States? The organization behind North Carolina’s ban on using …

Freedom of Information

This Is Exactly How Important Soil Is To Life On Earth

Scientists put an exact number on soil biodiversity's impact above ground: 32 percent<p>When we think of biodiversity, usually our minds conjure up colorful lush images of plants and trees, bright amphibians, reptiles and fish, mammals, and brightly tinted birds on the wing. Maybe you even think of …

Biology

Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation …

Earth Science

Mainstream Minority: Zayn Malik's Role as a Muslim Superstar Is Only Going to Grow

Zayn is the first Muslim artist to reach such wild levels of global popularity. What has he taught us so far, and what can he teach us going forward?<p><i>Zayn Malik accepts his award for Outstanding Achievement in Music during The Asian Awards 2015 / Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images</i><p>When Zayn Malik …

Religion

The Psychology of Karma

Research by psychologist Benjamin Converse at the University of Virginia finds that human beings tend believe in a kind of karma, namely our western skew on the spiritual axiom that good deeds result being treated well by fate; we believe we can influence uncontrollable outcomes by performing good …

Spirituality

Into the Freezone: Practicing Scientology Outside of the Church

They believe in L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and dianetics. They just don't believe in the Church itself.<p>Sarah* joined the Church of Scientology in 1977. She was 19 years old, a college student in Boston. After finishing the Church's introductory communication courses, she joined the Church of …

Religion

New research shows seawater involved in making diamonds beneath NWT - Faculty of Science

Some of the rich diamond deposits in the Northwest Territories may have been formed as a result of ancient seawater streaming into the deep roots of …

Infographics