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What Robert Mueller Knows—and 9 Areas He'll Pursue Next

When the history books are written, Rod Rosenstein might just be the most interesting figure of the Russia investigation—the beleaguered deputy …

Donald Trump

The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year.<p>As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a …

Aviation

How ideas of 'adulthood', its rights and responsibilities, are changing around the world

Around the world, the idea of adulthood - when it happens and how it is defined - is being challenged.<p>In Australia, the Greens’ Jordon Steele-John …

Psychology

Rep. Claudia Tenney’s claim that Trump’s tax cuts already paid for themselves

<i>“We have already paid for the tax cuts with the growth in the economy, which is not being talked about. The tax cuts have already been paid for in six months.”</i> <b><br>— Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), in a radio interview with WUTQ-FM, July 11, 2018</b><p>Not even President Trump claims the $1.5 trillion tax cut he …

Taxes

Jimmy Kimmel reveals simple test so many Americans just can’t pass

Kimmel sent one of the show’s producers out onto the streets of Los Angeles armed with a world map, a pointer and a simple question for passers-by: …

Los Angeles

She has no phone, no money, no ID, and has been stripped of her jewellery, friends and family to call on for help

The socialite, known as Sydney’s charity queen, may have won an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for the millions she’s raised, but right now, she …

Malcolm Turnbull

The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks is ‘Textbook Treason’

This is an extraordinary moment. It is without equal not only in American history but in modern history.<p>The indictments of the 12 Russian military …

Donald Trump

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.<p>Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a …

Government

Flower power: NASA reveals spring starshade animation - Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System

The flower you see in this animation isn’t NASA’s attempt to celebrate the coming of spring. It’s actually the latest design in a cutting-edge effort …

Universe

The Swamp Isn’t Easy to Drain

Corruption has been inherent to American government since the Founding Fathers—and acknowledging that is the first step toward containing it.<p>Donald Trump rode to Washington, D.C., on a pledge to “drain the swamp,” but so far his administration has luxuriated in the filth. Trump’s hotels have made a …

Campaign Finance

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

Revealed: Should we be taking vitamins?

The craze for vitamin pills began to take off in the 1960s, with many dreaming that it could keep humans healthy.<p>“There was this utopian dream that …

Royal Navy

A brief history of Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall in northern England is well known to tourists and walkers, and has been subject to many years of archaeological research. Built during …

Ancient History

Will We Ever Stop Using Rockets to Get to Space?

On March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts, American engineer Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. The flight lasted a mere 2.5 …

Space Travel

Everything you know about sharks is completely wrong

But the latter actually kills more people each year than our most feared ocean predator.<p>Sydney shark keeper Aaron Hay said on average 24 people died …

White Shark

Plan to prove Tasmanian tiger is out there

Between 1890 and 1970 there wasn’t a single specimen found and it was thought to be lost forever. Then, unexpectedly three were caught just a few …

Roger Stone's messages suggest he is unnamed person in new Russia indictment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Roger Stone appears to be the unnamed individual in a new Russia probe indictment made public Friday who is described as having communicated with Guccifer 2.0 in 2016.<p>Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump and political figure, agreed with the sentiment in a Friday …

Donald Trump

Jamie Raskin Just Delivered a Devastating Takedown of GOP Hypocrisy

John NicholsThe Maryland congressman exposed the absolute absurdity of Republican attempts to derail inquiries into wrongdoing by the Trump …

Donald Trump

In Ireland, Drought And A Drone Revealed The Outline Of An Ancient Henge

A drone flight and a lingering dry spell have exposed a previously unknown monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley, forgotten for thousands of years and long covered by crops — which, struggling to cope with a lengthy drought, finally revealed the ancient footprint.<p>Photographer and author Anthony Murphy …

Archaeology

An "Asteroid" Discovered Last Year Just Turned Out to Be Something Way Cooler

Double the fun!<p>An asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun in December last year has revealed a fun surprise: it's not one asteroid, but two, locked in …

Astronomy

‘It's a big FU from Mueller’

Trump’s allies question timing of latest Mueller indictments — on the eve of the Putin summit.<p>President Donald Trump has accused special counsel Robert Mueller for months of running a politically driven “witch hunt” against him.<p>The lead Russia investigator has now given the president and his allies …

Donald Trump

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

fuelcells

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

These Photoshop edits replacing Trump with his giant baby blimp are a masterpiece

We have few moments of joy in this dark timeline of ours. The Trump baby blimp is one of them.<p>The enormous diaper clad-blimp set sail in London today …

Military

The Mueller Investigation Keeps Growing Fast

At a surprise news conference on Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the Justice Department would be charging 12 Russian …

Donald Trump

'Immense pressure' of Thai cave rescue described by doctor

An Australian doctor, lauded for his part in rescuing 12 young Thai footballers and their coach from a flooded cave system, has described the moment divers realised they would have to “swim” the trapped boys out of the cave.<p>Writing on Facebook as he prepared to return home on an Australian airforce …

Julie Bishop

‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

MAE SAI, Thailand — Improbably enough, most of the escapes went flawlessly.<p>But on trip No. 11, to save one of the last soccer teammates stuck for 18 days deep inside the cave, something went dangerously wrong.<p>Rescuers inside an underground chamber felt a tug on the rope — the sign that one of the …

kaew

How maths is used in the real world

Chalmers Institute of Technology associate professor Julie Rowlett has been in Australia this week to support the Australian Mathematical Sciences …

Mathematics

Iceman’s last meal revealed 5000 years on

An Australian scientist was among the team of 41 researchers from around the globe who analysed well-preserved compact pieces of food in the stomach …

Anthropology

“If you can’t understand that, there’s something wrong with ya”

The diesel mechanic from Traralgon, 164km east of Melbourne, just said what Australian men needed to hear.<p>The father-of-two published an emotional …

Australia