Catherine B Helms

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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 …

Black Holes

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. …

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 …

Human Rights

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 …

Japan

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>What’s next for the Greek banks?<p>The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will hold an emergency meeting with the bosses of the local …

Europe

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 …

Diabetes

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 …

Crime

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

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__=1522211693_07d5f78d0126f04436ea282fa4e980d0<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 …

Rick Santorum

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 …

Christianity

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 …

Psychology

Jurassic World

The dinos-run-amok blockbuster franchise is back with new thrills and chills<p>It's not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared. OK, <i>Jurassic World</i> is …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Islam

'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<p>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 | Inc.com

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 tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

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 …

Education

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

Civil rights advocates lobbied Facebook to stop automatically deleting all profiles of current American prisoners, The Daily Beast has learned.<p>One …

Sean Hannity

The World’s Hardest Country for Women

Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina …

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

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 …

Lawn Mowing

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 …

Cognition

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 …

Prosthetics

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in Midwest

Farmhouses

Why Kim Kardashian Can’t Write Good

Essay-level writing as a basic skill is no longer the norm. Speaking is, however, and that style has influenced our writing. Get over it, grammarians.<p>…