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The secret FBI informant, and Trump’s increasingly tortured claims about the Russia probe

By Aaron Blake<p>Senior reporter<p>The Trump team's strategy on the special counsel's Russia investigation is to foment chaos, throw things at the wall, and worry about the facts later — or not at all.<p>The New York Times's Maggie Haberman on Friday crystallized this in a CNN interview. “The through line …

Donald Trump

Trudeau government avoids defeat on key pot bill vote

The Liberal government avoided a disastrous result for its marquee marijuana bill Thursday, as the legislation to legalize recreational cannabis …

NASA spots mysterious boulder piles on Mars

The natural world has a reputation for being wild, but it can also be incredibly orderly. The same goes for the landscape on Mars. NASA released an image Tuesday showing a very alien-looking Mars surface area with a series of neatly laid boulder piles.<p>The space agency titled the image with a …

At Long Last, the Eagles Capture Their First Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS — Philadelphia is a grand old city with a grand old football tradition defined not by trophies hoisted but the cocktail of emotions — nihilistic despair tinged with unfounded confidence — produced by its beloved Eagles coming so close, so many times.<p>The last 57 years had passed without …

Elon Musk is launching a Tesla into space – here's how SpaceX will do it

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled for launch on February 6, and the entire space industry is watching with anticipation.<p>What is so …

Great Pyramid may have throne carved from ancient meteorite

A real-life “Iron Throne” carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid.<p>Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic …

China’s out-of-control space station is about to fall from the sky

The tail end of 2017 was packed with interesting asteroid sightings and near-misses that gave skywatchers a reason to look up, but the biggest threat …

If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, Why Can’t We Put a Man on the Moon?

Outside study blames NASA’s bureaucracy and contracting practices for delaying lunar missions<p>NASA’s current plans for returning astronauts to the moon aren’t affordable and likely won’t produce sustainable, long-term economic benefits, according to an independent research study commissioned by the …

Space Exploration

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Psychology

Investor Gil Penchina talks about the future of cryptocurrency

Investor Gil Penchina has a lot of ideas about the future of the seamless economy. Instead of car ownership, he says, we’ll walk outside and a car will pick us up. Instead of food we’ll be supplied exactly how many nutrients we’ll need at exactly the right time. Instead of money, he says, we’ll use …

Cryptocurrency

Why business is beginning to panic about Brexit

Grounded flights. Massive delays at border crossings. A shortage of parts for nuclear power plants. 75,000 lost finance jobs.<p>These are a handful of the dramatic economic consequences if Britain crashes out of the European Union in 2019 without agreeing a new relationship with the bloc. Negotiations …

Breitbart, other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign

In Washington DC, politics sometimes matter more than a rocket's power or price.<p>The articles began appearing in late August, mostly in conservative …

The Truth About the 10 Biggest Brexit Myths (of the Moment)

It’s been seven months since the U.K. triggered the two-year countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union, but the path to Brexit remains …

A Glacier That Could Add 11 Feet To The Sea Level Is Dangerously Close To Melting

It's all thanks to global warming.<p>Totten glacier, the largest in East Antarctica, is being melted from below by warm water that reaches the ice.<p>Up …

Couple who didn’t know one another ‘caught in throes of blowjob passion on flight’

A man and woman have been arrested after they were allegedly caught getting frisky on a flight in the US.<p>They are said to have met one another on the …

How to win with a narcissist: 5 secrets backed by research

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What’s the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I’ve broken down the research on how to handle …

Psychology

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Bill Gates

Astronomers baffled by monster planet orbiting a tiny star

Astronomers have been making something of a habit of discovering exoplanets as of late. Spotting the telltale signs of a planet orbiting a far-away …

Aliens Could Be Just Like Us—Darwin's Theory of Evolution Means E.T. Would Be Human-Like

Nearly every depiction of extraterrestrial life are of green figures with large heads, and bug eyes, that look, well, <i>alien</i>. But new research suggests …

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Self-improvement

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Corruption

You Don't Just Need a Daily Routine. You Need a Seasonal Routine, Too

Humans didn't evolve to live strictly by the clock. Use that reality to your advantage.<p>These days almost all of us live by the clock. Our lives are divided into 24-hour chunks and scheduled according to the numbers on our watch or phone -- at such and such a time we get up, at another we eat lunch, …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Why is heroin killing so many people?

By Ed Thomas & Claire Kendall<p>In the past five years deaths involving heroin in the UK have rocketed. Is it time for a radical solution?<p>Lisa's story<p><b>Warning: Depictions of drug use</b><p>Lisa used to be married. She had two jobs and was a mum to five kids. She calls it her normal life.<p>Now there’s only one …

Drug Addiction

The infamous life of Sally Jones: From Brit punk girl, to mum, to the world's most-wanted woman and ISIS poster girl

Jihadi bride Sally Jones has been reportedly killed in a drone strike.<p>The ISIS recruiter was killed back in June, according to The Sun.<p>The …

See the Beauty and Brutality of Life in Afghanistan

We spoke to Steve McCurry about his new book, 'Afghanistan.'<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Steve McCurry has spent nearly 40 years taking photos in Afghanistan. His early work covered the mujahideen in their struggle against the Soviet invasion, and unlike many photographers, he opted …

Narco Rap: Keeping Up With The Cartel

Almost 10 years into Mexico’s war with drug cartels, a sub-genre of hip-hop has made its way through the most embattled border towns — and into the rest of the country, the US, and even the military.<p><b>When Big Los</b> was deported from Texas to the Mexican border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, in 2015, …

Why do we freeze when we're scared?

Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.<p>Most people are probably familiar with the classic fight or flight response to a feared stimulus. If a snake were to fall from the ceiling on top of you as you read this, you have two options: fight off the snake or get away from it as quickly as possible.<p>…

Psychology

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. <b>Paul Lewis</b> reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Social Media

Six grand ideas to fight the end of antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics has led them to becoming less and less effective to treat us when we’re sick – leaving scientists scrambling for a fix. Here are some of the best ideas to tackle one of the 21st Century's biggest challenges.<p>The world is nearing a moment when antibiotics no longer work to …

Microbiology