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Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ to survive without oxygen, scientists find

It may have missed out on good looks, but the naked mole rat is once again amazing scientists with its fascinating super-powers.<p>Although it was known that the little subterranean creatures never develop cancer, and live far longer than similar-sized mammals, researchers have now discovered they can …

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

3 arrested in fire that collapsed Atlanta highway overpass

ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested Friday in connection with a raging fire that collapsed an elevated portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta and …

In Greeting to Iranian People, Trump Leaves Out Their Government

WASHINGTON — When President Trump sent greetings to the Iranian people on Wednesday for the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, it offered a glimpse into an administration that is still debating how to deal with a country that Mr. Trump has painted as an implacable foe.<p>The five-paragraph statement went …

British police identify attacker who killed four in London rampage

By Karla Adam<p>, Reporter<p>Brian Murphy<p>, Reporter<p>LONDON — British police on Thursday identified the lone attacker accused of carrying out a deadly knife and vehicle rampage as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British citizen who had a criminal record but was not suspected of plotting to “mount a terrorist …

Extremism

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

State Department tweets then deletes congratulations to Oscar-winning Iranian director

The U.S. State Department tweeted then deleted a message congratulating an Iranian director who used his Oscars acceptance speech to slam President …

H. Boyd Woodruff, Microbiologist Who Paved Way for Antibiotics, Dies at 99

H. Boyd Woodruff, a farmer’s son whose groundbreaking research enabled fellow scientists to harvest an arsenal of lifesaving antibiotics from ordinary dirt, died on Jan. 19 at his home in Watchung, N.J. He was 99.<p>His death was confirmed by his son Hugh.<p>Dr. Woodruff was instrumental in isolating two …

12 Secret Caribbean Hotels for a Crowd-Free Beach Getaway

1 of 6<p>Fowl Cay, Bahamas<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Lighthouse Bay Resort, Barbuda<p>3 of 6<p>Hotel Bois Joli, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Hotel Deep …

Beaches

Wanted: An Eraser for Everything You've Ever Regretted Putting Online

Wanted: Some sort of digital soap and water to wipe away every photo, post and email we regret sending into the abyss of the internet.<p>Sure, there's the basic recall function on some email accounts that allows you to take back a message, but only if you act fast. But what if there were some big …

The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single spark, and death in 17 seconds

"I heard them scream get me out of here. And then there was dead silence on the pad."<p>On a gray January afternoon in Houston, Walt Cunningham leaned …

Space Exploration

The Hip Hop Artists Who Changed the World, in Photos

When photographer Sascha Kraus asked the Tunisian rap artist Hamada Ben Amor (aka El Général) why he wrote the song <i>Rais Lebled</i>, the answer was …

What Really Happened to Your Taxes While Obama Was President

How much did taxes actually increase?<p>With Donald Trump and the Republicans set to take the reins of government, Washington’s economic priorities are …

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche …

Natural Disasters

Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies

Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of …

Universe

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2017

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability. Since 2005, Toronto-based magazine and research firm Corporate Knights has put together the …

IT

New Theory About Dark Energy Breaks Law of Conservation of Energy

Dark energy (not to be confused with dark matter) is the stuff that let’s scientists know the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate. Although …

Trump speaks with entertainer Steve Harvey about helping U.S. cities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump and Housing Secretary-designate Ben Carson spoke with entertainer and talk show host Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss an effort by the incoming administration to seek positive changes in U.S. inner cities.<p>"He said he wanted to do something," Harvey …

Serbia warns France over extradition of Kosovo ex-premier

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia warned on Friday that it would ignore future possible extradition requests for terrorism and other suspects wanted by …

European Union

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Experts have only a hazy idea of marijuana’s myriad health effects, and federal laws are to blame

More than 22 million Americans use some form of marijuana each month, and it's now approved for medicinal or recreational use in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. Nationwide, legal sales of the drug reached an estimated $7.1 billion last year.<p>Yet for all its ubiquity, a comprehensive new …

Cannabis

For the First Time, Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on U.S. Currency

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a woman of color on United States currency.<p>In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury's 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled on Thursday featuring Lady Liberty as a black woman.<p>Since the passage of the Coinage …

Parents Charged After Missing Ohio Girl Found Dead in Their Restaurant

A 5-year-old Ohio girl was found dead inside her parents’ restaurant about a day after she was reported missing, and her parents have been charged in …

Obama is the first US president to author an article in Science magazine

In an eleventh-hour attempt to cement his legacy on climate change and dissuade his successor from scrapping his policies, President Barack Obama published an article in a top academic journal, Science, this week.<p>Science editors say, according to their records, he is the first sitting US president …

One chart shows how Obama’s job performance compares with his predecessors

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>The economy today is far from perfect, but as Barack Obama leaves office, he is leaving it far better than he found it.<p>In fact, Obama ends his administration with the second-largest drop in the unemployment rate during a presidency since the New …

Unemployment

A record 75 straight months of job growth under Obama

The Obama economy closed out with a low 4.7% unemployment rate.<p>In December, his final full month in office, the U.S. economy added a slightly disappointing 156,000 jobs. It marked the 75th consecutive month of job gains, the best on record. For all of 2016, the U.S. added over 2 million new …

The U.S. Army Just Made It Easier for Religious Troops to Wear Beards, Turbans and Hijabs

U.S. service men and women who wish to wear a turban, beard or hijab for religious reasons will be able to gain approval thanks to revised uniform …

U.S. Army

11 Netflix Movies With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes

Netflix is good for many things: discovering endlessly bingeable shows you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, making a good excuse to invite people …

Former Apple Employees On What It's Really Like To Work There

We've already brought you true confessions from Starbucks and Sephora employees. Now, we're taking a look at what it's like to work at Apple. Do they …

Is Our Understanding of Gravity Really That Wrong?

Albert Einstein was a brilliant man; there’s no denying it. But, what he proposed about gravity, and what we have believed for a long time, may not …

Physics