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We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Hookups, sexting and unwanted threesomes: first-time dating in the age of Tinder

Dianne hadn’t been on a date since 1978. Satinder met his last partner in the mid-90s. What’s it like looking for love when so much has changed since you were last single?<p>One cold mid-March night, I walked up a stranger’s cobbled path and knocked on his door. I was wearing my gym kit; I hadn’t …

The Latest: Uber confirms terror suspect was a driver

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle driving onto a bike path near the World Trade Center site and memorial (all times local):<p>12:15 a.m.<p>Uber has confirmed that the man suspected of driving a vehicle down a bike path near the World Trade Center site, killing eight people, was one of its …

Extremism

Here's how the latest gravitational wave announcement is going to revolutionize physics

When LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, first detected gravitational waves from merging black holes, it opened up a new …

LIGO

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

BEIJING — Having conquered world markets and challenged American political and military leadership, China has set its sights on becoming a global powerhouse in a different field: scientific research. It now has more laboratory scientists than any other country, outspends the entire European Union …

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Forests

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused

In just a few minutes a day, you can rebuild your declining attention span.<p>With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the …

Mindfulness

SpaceX's Elon Musk, Lockheed Martin Announcing Updated Mars Plans Tonight

<b>Update for 12:11 a.m. ET Sept. 29:</b> LSpaceX CEO Elon Musk has teased images of what he calls "Moon Base Alpha" and a "Mars City". Read our initial …

Channel Your Ultimate Inspiration by Retouching Old Photos From Your Archives

We all have them, those cloudy days when you just can't create no matter how much you want to. As normal as this is, it's very frustrating. I'll …

Trump skeptical of his own tax plan

President Trump has built an escape hatch from his own tax plan. In Indianapolis yesterday, he bragged that it's the "largest tax cut in our county's …

Affordable Care Act

Five Questions for Robert Wright

The best-selling science writer argues that evolution programmed humans to suffer, and that there’s a powerful antidote: the practices of …

Surveillance

Slab in deadly Yosemite rockfall was 'size of an apartment building'

The identity of a person killed in California's Yosemite National Park remained unknown early Thursday after a granite slab described as "the size of an apartment building" fell off the face of El Capitan the day before.<p>Rangers from the National Park Service took the injured person to a hospital. …

Climbing

Ravenous black holes make some galaxies shine brightly

A new paper says type I galaxies are defined by much more 'hungry' black holes at their cores<p>Many galaxies have a supermassive black hole lurking at …

Deep state? 78 Obama appointees 'burrowed' in gov't, report says

By the time Barack Obama's presidency ended in January 2017, 78 of his political appointees had "burrowed" into government jobs over the course of six years, a report says.<p>The report from the Government Accountability Office was obtained by the Washington Times.<p>"Burrowing" refers to a process in …

Donald Trump

It's Official: Russia And The US Will Work Together on The First-Ever Moon Station

There are no borders in space.<p>In Spring of 2017, NASA revealed their plans for what the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket would be used for: …

This Crazy Camera Is the Future of Photography

The L16 fits in your back pocket, yet packs 16 lenses and sensors to capture a single holy-guacamole shot<p>Raise your hand if you or someone you love goes on vacation laden like a pack mule with camera gear. Big-lens digital SLR cameras sure take lovely photos but carrying one is literally a pain in …

Photography

Cowboys, Cardinals players lock arms during anthem

The Cowboys took a knee on the field before the national anthem began before linking arms on the sideline while "The Star-Spangled Banner" was …

NFL

Trump to NFL: Change or business is 'going to go to hell'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new message for the NFL: Change or business is "going to go to hell."<p>Trump said Wednesday that the NFL is in a "really bad box" over the issue of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. He said ratings are falling, and the only thing …

Donald Trump

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career …

Italy, Going It Alone, Stalls the Flow of Migrants. But at What Cost?

CAIRO — As they scrambled to curb the flow of migrants, Europe’s leaders wrestled with a vexing question: How to stop the ruthless Libyan militias that control the human-trafficking trade from dispatching countless boats across the Mediterranean?<p>Now Italy, after striking out on its own, appears to …

Photographing Jennifer Lawrence: A photographer's dream come true

<i>Clay Cook is an Advertising and Editorial photographer who has worked with clients ranging from the NFL to Red Bull, and been published in Forbes,</i> …

Response to sex abuse claims cost Seattle mayor gay support

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray built his standing in the gay community and in Washington state politics through a decades-long push for bias protections, domestic partnerships and finally, marriage equality.<p>But for some supporters, his standing eroded this year when he attacked the …

Convention of States: How the States Meet to Bypass Congress

Posted: Sep 13, 2017 12:01 AM<p>The idea of a convention of states such as the one scheduled for Phoenix, Arizona on September 12 may be unfamiliar to …

Trump Might Be About to Launch His Dumbest Gambit Yet to Save His Presidency

No, Donald Trump did not become “presidential” when he embraced Democratic leaders’ plans to fund hurricane relief and keep the government open …

Energized Trump Sees Bipartisan Path, at Least for Now

WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump woke up on Thursday morning, he was feeling upbeat. And as he watched television news reports about his fiscal agreement with Democrats, he felt like telling someone.<p>He picked up the phone and called the two Democratic congressional leaders, Senator Chuck …

Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a politically conservative group who canceled an event a day earlier in San Francisco amid fears of violence.<p>…

7 Self-Caring Activities for When You’re Stuck in Your Head

Sometimes we all feel stuck in our head, where we experience obsessive and overwhelming thoughts and emotions. This can be extremely exhausting, …