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Scientists Discover New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

The new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency.<p>A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity. This technology could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and save money, while …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

High-Speed Electrons Have Been Spotted Outside Earth's Magnetic Field, And NASA Can't Explain It

So fast, they break current physics models.<p>In the region of space just outside Earth’s magnetic field, NASA has detected electrons that are being …

A depressingly long list of hateful attacks shared online since Trump's election

One journalist is carefully tracking reports of hateful speech and violence following the election of Donald Trump as president.<p>Shaun King is the …

Women of Color

Uber driver charged with raping unconscious teenage passenger

Incident comes after ride-hailing company settled lawsuit brought by two other sexual assault victims<p>An Uber driver in California has been arrested for allegedly raping an unconscious teenage girl, the Orange County district attorney's office announced this week. The suspect, Samer Alaaeldin …

Trump's Truthful Heresy On Globalization And Free Trade

<b>Dear President Trump,</b><p>Nothing shuts a loud party down faster than the neighbours bashing the door in. You have just done that to the Washington Party, which—regardless of whether the President has been a Republican or a Democrat—has been the party of Globalisation and Free Trade ever since the 1970s.<p>…

Economics

Pro-Trump super PAC aims to serve as new president’s main outside ally — even against Republicans, if necessary

By Matea Gold<p>Matea Gold<p>An editor on the national desk leading coverage of political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>One of the biggest super PACs that backed Donald Trump's election is refashioning itself to serve as his main outside ally, planning to put pressure on Democrats …

Donald Trump

Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’

Ten years ago the leading economist warned about climate change in a landmark report – he says while there is cause for optimism, the picture is still grim<p>A lot has happened since Nicholas Stern, then a permanent secretary at the Treasury, produced his landmark review of the impact of climate …

Climate Change

Tesla's massive new battery factory benefits more than just Tesla

Electric-car maker Tesla hopes that producing battery cells on such a massive scale will allow it to achieve a $35,000 base price for its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric car, and supply cells for energy storage as well.<p>But building lithium-ion cells in heretofore unknown numbers will require more …

Scientists discover 'trigger' which could stop breast cancer spreading

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh hope their findings will translate into new treatments to stop the progression of breast cancer<p>Breast cancer could be stopped from spreading to other parts of the body after a discovery by British scientists raised hopes of new lifesaving treatment for the …

Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama: Here’s what they’re really fighting about

By Greg Sargent<p>Greg Sargent<p>Opinion writer covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>In an interview with Yahoo News that ran over the weekend, President Obama intensified his push-back against Elizabeth Warren and other critics of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, flatly declaring</i> …

Dodd-Frank

The killing of Osama bin Laden: how the White House changed its story

US officials have given the clearest version yet of the killing of Osama bin Laden in an account that directly contradicts previous assertions by the director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, and White House chief security adviser, John Brennan, that he died in a firefight.<p>Officials have said no one fired …

7 myth-busted brain “facts” you always thought were true

<b>BY: KHADIJA KHAN</b><p>The brain is an incredible organ responsible for controlling our central nervous system, keeping us walking, talking, breathing and …

New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their …

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities.<p>That's the …

Why the dispossessed riot

By Danielle Allen<p>Danielle Allen<p>Contributing columnist<p>Bio Follow<p><i>Danielle Allen is a political theorist at the Institute of Advanced Study and a contributing columnist for The Post.</i><p>“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” So rasped the great Janis Joplin in 1971, another age of social …

Audi just created fuel from water and carbon dioxide

29th Apr 2015<p>Audi has just created a new fuel out of water and CO2, and they're calling it "blue crude". What does this mean for the car industry and …

Researchers Create The Ultimate Smartphone Ultra Zoom To See And Measure Strands Of DNA

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have created a smartphone ultra-zoom solution that allows scientists in the field to image and size DNA. The tool, which uses a little 3D-printed box that acts as a high-resolution microscope, can be used to see objects as small as two …

University of California

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?

By Stacey Patton<p>It’s not surprising that a black mother in Baltimore who chased down, cursed and beat her 16-year-old son in the middle of a riot has been called a hero. In this country, when black mothers fulfill stereotypes of mammies, angry and thwarting resistance to a system designed to kill …

Hillary's criminal justice plan: Reverse Bill's policies

Hillary Clinton declared Wednesday in New York that there’s “something wrong” with criminal justice in America.<p>But a lot of what Clinton finds wrong can be traced to her husband’s presidency.<p>Bill Clinton imposed harsher sentencing guidelines, cut education funding for prisoners, and expanded the …

What Are Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are specialized structures unique to the cells of animals, plants and fungi. They serve as batteries, powering various functions of the …

Biology

Mysterious green skull-shaped mass discovered during space experiment is of alien origin, believe researchers

A green, glowing mass shaped like the top half of a skull has been discovered in Earth's stratosphere and is being hailed as the latest proof that …

It’s deadly when cancer and nerves do the ‘waltz’

In certain types of cancer, nerve and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate dance where they move toward one another and eventually engage …

German April unemployment falls to 24-year low | DW | 30.04.2015

According to latest German unemployment data released on Thursday, the number of people officially registered as jobless fell for the seventh …

Economy

Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. So while you can't control your genes, you <i>can</i> take advantage of …

The Biggest Mystery Of Baltimore's Riots

Baltimore burned in April 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King Jr. was slain in Memphis. Echoing previous efforts at determining the source of black uprisings that swept the country in the 1960s, the Maryland Crime Investigating Commission concluded that "the riot in Baltimore must be attributed …

Justice