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Syria rebels retreat in Aleppo in 'terrifying' collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels retreated from former strongholds in eastern Aleppo in a "terrifying" collapse Monday, holding onto a small sliver of territory packed with fighters and thousands of civilians as government troops pressed on with their rapid advance.<p>The Syrian military said it had gained …

Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

Calais camp scuffles break out as 2,000 refugees prepare to leave

Riot police kettle hundreds of migrants and refugees queuing for buses to take them to accommodation centres across France<p>Up to 2,000 people were expected to leave the Calais refugee camp on Tuesday, as isolated scuffles broke out on the second day of an attempt by the French government to clear …

French Government

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

The un-campaign: Hillary Clinton has three times as many field offices as Donald Trump

Donald Trump is simultaneously insisting that he will turn out low-propensity voters — and failing to put into place the infrastructure to do so.<p>PBS's NewsHour counted up the number of Trump and Hillary Clinton field offices (including joint offices for the campaign and the party) in a number of …

Why the Stock Market Could Be Headed for a 1987-like Crash

Don’t tell stock market investors, but we’re in the middle of the longest earnings recession since 2008.<p>That’s according to data from FactSet, which …

Why scientists reconstructed an ancient plague

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have just reconstructed the genome of an ancient plague, which may shed new light on how certain diseases can either mysteriously disappear or continue to evolve and spread.<p>About 1,500 years ago, frequent outbreaks of the world's first known plague, caused by the bacterium …

Chinese officials are carefully stage-managing the perfect backdrop as the country hosts its first G-20

China's extravagant preparations to host world leaders this weekend reveal how desperately it wants to be seen as one of them.<p>Officials have spent months transforming the ancient capital of Hangzhou into a symbol of modernity and innovation. A warehouse will store up to 900 tons of food. An army of …

China

The rise of robots: forget evil AI – the real risk is far more insidious

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

Self-Driving Cars Will Improve Our Cities. If They Don’t Ruin Them.

<b>Ten years ago</b> I found myself standing outside the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. I looked out over acres of glinting windshields in a …

Transportation

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

“I can go into China whenever I wish to,” Morris Cohen bragged to a studio audience during a 1960...<p>Looking up from a highway toward Tokyo on a …

Pearl Harbor

This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

Cannabis

Russia uses Iran as base to bomb Syrian militants for first time

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia used Iran on Tuesday for the first time as a base from which to launch air strikes against Syrian militants, widening its air campaign in Syria and deepening its involvement in the Middle East.<p>In a move underscoring Moscow’s increasingly close ties with Tehran, long-range …

Regardless of Fierce Opposition, Rooftop Solar Is Unstoppable

As the Spanish saying goes, the sun is the poor man's blanket. And thanks to technology, it's also our heating system, air conditioner, refrigerator and a shinning spot that lights up our clean energy future.<p>The solar industry is the fastest growing sector of the US economy. It currently employs …

Solar Power

Could dark energy be caused by a reaction to what’s in the Universe?

The force of empty space isn’t always zero. Here’s how an electromagnetic experiment might be the key to dark energy.<p><i>“Another very good test some</i> …

U.S. government approves first-ever moon landing for a private venture

For the first time, the U.S. government has granted regulatory approval for a commercial company to travel beyond Earth and land on the Moon.<p>The …

The Latest: Trump slams Clinton over 'radical Islam'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):<p>12:15 a.m.<p>Donald Trump is …

Government

Obama, Biden, Kaine (the big 3) at the DNC in 90 seconds

Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Tim Kaine and President Barack Obama all gave full-throated support for Hillary Clinton on the 3rd night of the DNC.

Hillary Clinton

How Hillary Clinton defined her historic moment

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> As Hillary Clinton playfully batted away an avalanche of balloons Thursday night, she appeared proud, happy and reconciled to her historic moment.<p>She had accepted the Democratic nomination with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her …

Winners and losers from the third night of the Democratic convention

By Chris Cillizza<p>, Reporter<p>Follow along as Post photographers document the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.<p>Follow along as Post photographers document the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.<p>The third night of the Democratic National Convention featured a number of heavy hitters within the …

Democratic National Convention

5 takeaways from Obama’s last convention

Obama steals the show with a methodical takedown of Donald Trump’s dystopian worldview.<p>President Barack Obama sent a simple message Wednesday night: Yes, we still can.<p>Obama’s convention speech in Philadelphia framed the 2016 election in a very Obama way: the audacity of hope over the politics of …

Hillary Clinton

Trump walks back email hack comments, but damage lingers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Thursday that he was being sarcastic when he appeared to suggest that Russia should use espionage to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.<p>But he's finding out that presidents -- and by extension, presidential nominees -- don't get that luxury when the topic is national …

Obama shares his positive vision of a nation whose diversity is a strength

By David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>PHILADELPHIA — Twelve years to the day after President Obama first offered Americans the promise of moving beyond paralyzing partisanship, he took the stage here at the Democratic National Convention at a time when the nation is more starkly polarized than before.<p>But …

Democratic National Convention

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Relationships

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Dr Paul Salaman

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Global Warming

10 reasons why the 'new gasoline' might overtake crude oil

The reality that is actually taking shape right now is neither sci-fi, nor horror. It's the reality of billons of electronic devices and millions of electric vehicles all fueled by lithium-ion batteries. In this reality, lithium will be king.<p>Leaving consumer electronics aside, by far the biggest …

Electric Vehicles

Best Battery Packs For Stealing Free Energy From the Sun

After considering 70 contenders and testing for over 30 hours, we determined that the Anker PowerPort Solar Lite is the best portable solar charger …