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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Study Skills

The Non-Nerd’s Guide To ‘Ant-Man’

This week, Marvel rolls out what might be its most unusual movie yet: <i>Ant-Man</i>, the story of Paul Rudd getting really tiny and punching people. But the casual viewer who didn’t grow up reading this stuff might be wondering just who these people are and why they matter to the larger Marvel universe. …

Marvel Universe

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

USWNT demolishes Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup: Three takeaways

The US deserved it, and Japan had no chance. Sweet revenge.<p>The USWNT, after 16 years, are at the summit of women's soccer. With a jaw-dropping …

Greek referendum result: what happens next?

A flurry of eurozone meetings are set to go ahead in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt, but Greek exit contingency plans will also be discussed in the UK<p>The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will hold an emergency meeting with the bosses of the local banks on Sunday night. He has said …

Central Banks

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

N.Y. prison break: Sweat says he, Matt practiced escape, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state official says.<p>Agents with the state Inspector General's office have been …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

Fear and concern over ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on U.S. soil has been turned up a notch in the last few months, thanks to ISIS’s thriving …

Terrorism

Charleston church shooting: Obama's 'hopeless' push for gun control

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1174000/1174741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534402794_1e54e6647cedea4c7fc261df29a934c0<p><b>Another shooting, another sombre statement by President Barack Obama and another call for gun control.</b><p>But this time was different - and so was much of …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Pope Francis

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings

Jurassic World

It’s not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared. OK, <i>Jurassic World</i> is a little of that. But this state-of-the-art dino epic is also more than a …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Al-Qaeda

'Spy' expected to top 'Entourage,' 'Insidious: Chapter 3' at box office

The "Entourage" boys may be back in town, but this weekend is more geared toward the ladies, with Melissa McCarthy's comedy "Spy" expected to win at the box office.<p>The espionage film will likely debut with about $30 million, according to people familiar with pre-release audience surveys. That would …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

After 60 hours of research and 10 days of testing, The Wirecutter determined which fitness trackers were the best for most people.<p>If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our …

Fitness Technology

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

One day at work, Larissa admitted to logging onto Facebook “to see my kids’ Easter pictures.”<p>She had been put on work furlough because the Alabama …

Social Media

The World’s Hardest Country for Women

ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina should have been in school. Instead she became a bride, and six years later, living in abject poverty, she still …

Africa

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

By Kimberly Kindy ,<p>Kimberly Kindy<p>National investigative reporter<p>Email Bio<p>and reported by Julie Tate ,<p>Jennifer Jenkins ,<p>Steven Rich ,<p>Steven Rich<p>Database editor for the investigations unit<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Keith L. Alexander and<p>Keith L. Alexander<p>Reporter covering crime and courts, specifically D.C. …

Police Shootings

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

June 2015

Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in Midwest

Farmhouses

Why Kim Kardashian Can’t Write Good

“Today marks the 100 year anniversary of Armenian Genocide!” Kim Kardashian tweeted on April 24. All have had a field day mocking her misuse of the …

Kim Kardashian