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How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

Michael Reagan: Trump's no Ronald Reagan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ronald Reagan's son says of all the 2016 Republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump is the least similar to his father.<p>In an interview with CNN's Michael Smerconish, Michael Reagan, the conservative author and son of the former president whose presidential library in …

Indian army chief says military ready for short, swift war

NEW DELHI: India is prepared to face offensive military action on its borders should the need arise, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh said here on …

Environmentalism’s Racist History

Madison Grant (Yale College 1887, Columbia Law School) liked to be photographed with a fedora, or just his dauntingly long head, tilted about thirty degrees to the right. He belonged, like his political ally Teddy Roosevelt, to a Manhattan aristocracy defined by bloodline and money. But Grant, like …

How it feels to live with no sense of smell

Losing your sense of smell takes away more than scents and flavours, writes Emma Young.<p>Nick Johnson skims the lunch menu at the White Dog Cafe, a warren of little rooms and ante-rooms in Philadelphia’s university district. “Beef empanadas… I would have loved those. But all that braised beef would …

Archeologist Believes He's Found Egyptian Queen Nefertiti's Tomb

Nicholas Reeves, a residential scholar at the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, tells Renee Montagne his hypothesis is based on studying laser scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>When archaeologist Howard Carter opened its door in 1922, King Tut's tomb …

Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy<p>As supermassive black holes go it’s really not that super or massive,<p>In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black …

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

Star Trek

Pluto: ten things we now know about the dwarf planet

Photograph: Nasa/Reuters<p>We now know much more about Pluto than before the New Horizons flyby. The image shows Pluto in enhanced colour.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/28/1438087352660/888f6d4f-e758-47b7-9d39-d1bcca89734e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Nasa/Reuters<p>We …

Olympics-War-torn South Sudan set to join Olympic family

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Sudan is set to become the 206th member of the Olympic family later this week, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday, despite ongoing fierce fighting in the African country.<p>The IOC Session will vote on South Sudan’s membership on Sunday after a …

Stop what you're doing and watch "Tiger Woods of Bengal"

Titleist, TaylorMade, Mizuno. Industry paragons of golf club manufacturing. They've got nothing on the kids of Bengal.<p>"Tiger Woods of Bengal" is a documentary focusing on the children of West Bengal, India and their infatuation with the sport of golf. On the surface, that might not seem worthy of …

Thanks to a lame leg, King Philip II's body identified in ancient tomb

By examining dusty bones pulled from the bottom of an ancient tomb, researchers say they've identified the remains of King Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, in a tomb in Vergina, Greece, along with his wife and a child.<p>The discovery, described in the Proceedings of the …

Archaeology

Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission

Cheers, whoops and flag waving broke out at Nasa’s New Horizons control centre as scientists celebrated the spacecraft’s dramatic flyby of Pluto, considered the last unexplored world in the solar system.<p>The probe shot past at more than 28,000mph (45,000 km/h) at 12.49pm BST (7.49am ET) on a …

Space