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Aerial close encounter between US, Syrian jets

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two American F-22s on patrol over Hasakah, Syria, flew within a mile of two Syrian Su-24 fighter jets and "encouraged" them to leave Friday, a US defense official told CNN.<p>The close encounter comes only a day after two Syrian warplanes attacked the Kurds, a key US ally, forcing US special …

Middle East

With a comfortable lead, Clinton begins laying plans for her White House agenda

The Democratic presidential nominee hits the road after her party’s national convention.<p>Hillary Clinton loses to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>By Anne Gearan ,<p>Anne Gearan<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>John Wagner and<p>John Wagner<p>National reporter leading The Post's breaking …

Campaign Finance

Brother of Aleppo Boy in Ambulance Dies

The older brother of Omran Daqneesh—the 5-year-old Syrian boy who appeared, shocked and bleeding, in a photo that circulated around the world this …

Homes burned by California fire; teams look for more damage

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — In the aftermath of a wildfire, somebody has to figure out exactly what burned. It's painstaking and important work …

What Makes the Solar System Like a Crime Scene?

IRA FLATOW: Niku is the Chinese word for rebellious and that’s the name scientists have given to a new space object that marches to the beat of its …

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Zebra finches sing to eggs to prepare babies for global warming

This could be one way birds learn to survive the heat<p>Zebra finches program their offspring to prepare for global warming by singing to eggs before they hatch. In especially hot areas, finch parents make a special call to incubating eggs, basically telling them it’s really hot outside and they …

The Other Housing Crisis

Another U.S. community has voted to relocate because of climate change. It’s just the beginning.<p>Earlier this week, citizens of a small Alaskan community called Shishmaref went to the polls. They weren’t voting on judges or taxes. They were voting on whether to move–and they voted yes, reports …

Sea Level

World's leading sea ice expert warns the "Arctic death spiral" will make global warming even worse

The terrifyingly ominous phrase “Arctic death spiral” refers to a chart that measures the continual melt laying waste to the ice in the Arctic Circle …

Global Warming

A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Come To The Surface Because of Climate Change

Camp century is a United States Army base that was created underneath the Greenland ice sheet in 1960. The main reason for its construction was to …

Artists Are Painting With Polluted Water For An Important Reason

Water pollution has become a real issue in the Philippines.<p>Artists in the Philippines turned dirty river water into striking works of art and ignited a conversation about pollution at the same time.<p>The nine painters, who were commissioned by the Filipino ad agency TBWA\SMP, used gritty pigments …

South Africa plans levy on mines to tackle acid mine water pollution

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African mining firms say plans by government to charge them two-thirds of the cost for treating water pollution resulting from their operations are unfair and would put the ailing industry under further financial strain.<p>Polluted water emanating from mining operations …

It’s not just Flint: Here’s why we ignore water pollution

By Aseem Prakash and<p>Nives Dolšak<p>What do Flint, Mich., and Victoria, B.C., have in common? Huge water-quality problems that suddenly are getting some attention.<p>Victoria, a tourist haven, promises visitors a beautiful harbor and glorious scenery on the west coast of Canada. However, the city recently …

Water

Articles about climate controlled skyscrapers seoul on Dwell.com - Dwell

Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.<p>The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago is known for its spectacular skyline.<p>When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he turned to the city’s architectural history for...<p>San …