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IT'S OFFICIAL: General Relativity Was Just Tested on Galactic Scales, Proving Einstein Right Again

What a shock!<p>The curvature of empty space caused by an entire galaxy has now been pinned down with unprecedented precision, demonstrating Einstein's …

Physics

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Retrogaming

How Many Kids Actually Change Their Mind About Being Trans?

<i>The Atlantic</i>'s cover story yesterday opened with the tale of Claire, "a 14-year-old girl with short auburn hair and a broad smile." But Claire isn't …

LGBTQI

Senate Votes to Reinstate Penalties on ZTE, Setting Up Clash With White House

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Monday to reinstate tough penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecom company accused of violating American sanctions, in a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration’s handling of the matter that almost ensures a rare showdown between Republican lawmakers and the White House.<p>…

Trump Administration

Black Defendants Get Longer Sentences From Republican-Appointed Judges, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Judges appointed by Republican presidents gave longer sentences to black defendants and shorter ones to women than judges appointed by Democrats, according to a new study that analyzed data on more than half a million defendants.<p>“Republican-appointed judges sentence black defendants to …

Criminal Sentencing

Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for change<p>Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic.<p>The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to …

Leo Varadkar

Trump Says He Will Nominate Acting Secretary to Lead V.A.

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday that he intended to nominate Robert Wilkie, the acting secretary of veterans affairs, to take over the sprawling agency — a move the president said would surprise even Mr. Wilkie because he had not told him.<p>The president slipped the announcement into remarks …

AT&T Hired Cohen to Work on Time Warner Merger, Source Says

AT&T Inc. paid President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, up to $600,000 for insights and asked him to look into its proposed $85 …

Trump blew up at homeland security chief over border security

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen got into a lengthy, heated argument during a Cabinet meeting focused on immigration Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the blowup told CNN.<p>Trump was furious with Nielsen, telling her he didn't think she …

Donald Trump

The puzzle of beauty

Rather than a golden ratio or a moral judgment, beauty is more like a radical jolt that awakens us to the world<i>By Shahidha Bari</i>Read at Aeon

Michelle Obama

How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By Sam Knight<p>If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. Worrying about the fraying edge of motorway …

Northern Italy

How scientists keep a global watch for nuclear explosions

If anyone blows up a nuke, this is how we’ll know<p>When North Korea tested a nuclear device on September 3rd, 2017, the explosion sent vibrations shuddering through the Earth. About 45 minutes later, a ringing phone in Vienna, Austria, woke seismologist Ezekiel Jonathan just as the sun was beginning …

North Korea

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data-harvest firm to shut

<b>Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down.</b><p>The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients.<p>According to Facebook, data about up to 87 million of its members was harvested by a …

Cambridge Analytica

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Unanimous

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p>Poll of the week<p>A majority of conservative Republicans (58 percent), Republicans overall (51 …

Trump Adds Clinton Impeachment Lawyer, Bracing for a Fight on Multiple Fronts

WASHINGTON — President Trump hired on Wednesday a Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, a sign that the White House sees no immediate end to its legal problems and is girding for a combative relationship with a new Congress after the midterm elections.<p>The new …

Donald Trump

After summit, South Korea plots 'roadmap' for Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - At their first summit in more than a decade on Friday, the leaders of North and South Korea held hands, planted a tree, and signed a pledge to pursue peace on the peninsula.<p>South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a banquet on the Peace House …

North Korea

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

Aliens may exist in ways we can’t even imagine

The questions about the existence of aliens are one that has been debated for many decades. Humanity has been peering into space for a long time …

The 27 countries in the world with the most freedom

Freedom means different things to different people.<p>But Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization that releases an annual report on freedom around the world, measures it in terms of civil liberties and political rights.<p>Their annual report, Freedom in the World, "operates from the …

Trump 'uses the same propaganda methods as Hitler' says head of company which founded data mining firm Cambridge Analytica

• <b>Nigel Oakes is the CEO of SCL Group, which founded Cambridge Analytica</b>• <b><br>Last year, Oakes gave an interview to a British academic</b>• <b><br>In the interview, he</b> …

Federal judge shuts down Trump’s ‘new’ transgender military ban

"The Court is not persuaded."<p>A federal court in Seattle in a ruling on Friday shut down President Trump’s “new” ban on transgender people serving in …

Chilliwack school trustee facing human rights complaint for LGBTQ comments

Top 20 Cutest Dog Breeds That are Guilty of Being Too Adorable

Most of us fall for cuteness, while choosing a pet dog. This Buzzle article enlists some of the cutest dog breeds, along with their pictures.<p>When it …

‘Jungle Jabbah’ was accused of cannibalism and other horrors in Liberia. How a U.S. court brought him to justice.

PHILADELPHIA — The jury knew her only as Witness 18. The woman, dressed in the colorful traditional garb of rural Liberia from where she had come, said the man on trial was not an entrepreneur living quietly in Southwest Philadelphia, as he claimed. Rather, she told the court, Mohammed Jabbateh was …

Human Rights

LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’ Is Dying a Quick Death Across America. Good.

There is perhaps no other LGBT-related issue in the U.S. that has garnered such bipartisan levels of support. There’s a broad consensus that …

Sega announces the Mega Drive Mini

At least 15 classic Sega games will also come to the Nintendo Switch this summer<p>Sega is getting in on the nostalgic, miniature console trend. Yesterday at Sega Fes 2018, It announced that it will release the the Mega Drive Mini, a miniature version of the Mega Drive, sometime in 2018. The company …

Mission accomplished, Trump boasted. Not so fast, Twitter replied.

Donald Trump can't catch a break, mostly because Donald Trump is extremely bad at being President of the United States.<p>Trump took to Twitter on …

The Other Woman in the Stormy Daniels-Trump Saga: ‘He Knows What He’s Done’

Alana Evans, an adult actress who says she was invited to join Trump and Daniels in a hotel-room romp, opens up about the extreme harassment she’s …

Theresa May announces £60 million fund to tackle scourge of plastic in world's oceans

Theresa May will this week urge Commonwealth leaders to join together to tackle the scourge of discarded plastic in the world’s oceans, as she announces £60  million-worth of funding to develop new ways to address the problem.<p>The Prime Minister will warn that the threat to oceans is “one of the …

United Kingdom

7 Things That Are Toxic To Cats That You Probably Have At Home Right Now

Felines are wonderful creatures to have around the house — but they also have a habit of eating and licking things that do not belong to them. My own …