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B-21: This Is the Bomber North Korea, China and Russia All Fear Most

B-21: This Is the Bomber North Korea, China and Russia All Fear Most

North Korea

China prepares for ‘bloody battle’

THE South China Sea is again a flashpoint of international tensions.<p>Last week, the United States challenged China’s claims to its illegal artificial …

China

Einstein and the Quantum

He helped invent the concept, but struggled until his death with the idea of a probabilistic universe

Physics

Here's everything we know about the mysterious armored train that just took a secret guest from North Korea to Beijing

Early on Monday morning, heavy security descended on the Friendship Bridge, the border crossing over the Yalu River that separates North Korea from China.<p>A green and yellow train then crossed the bridge, transited several stations, and arrived at the Beijing Railway Station.<p>The station had an …

North Korea

A crazy viral video showing Saudi Arabia destroying Iran's military is now more relevant than ever

A video showing the Saudi military responding to an unprovoked attack by Iran is now more relevant than ever after a catastrophic failure from the kingdom's missile defenses.<p>The video first appeared in December 2017, and shows Saudi forces single-handedly destroying Iran's military and nuclear …

Saudi Arabia

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical physicist, futurist, and popular science communicator, Kaku …

Physics

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Physics

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

Astronomy

Xi Jinping declares China will 'fight the bloody battle' in hardline speech on Taiwan and Hong Kong

President Xi Jinping said China will "fight the bloody battle against our enemies" in a speech on Tuesday, striking a nationalistic and hawkish tone.<p>In his closing speech of the country's annual legislative meeting, Xi discussed the benefits of China's socialism, the Belt and Road initiative and a …

China

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics.<p>It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to …

Quantum Mechanics

The past 48 hours in rising US-North Korea tensions, explained

Here’s how a military exercise, a German intelligence assessment, and South Korean “artillery killers” might raise tensions with North Korea.<p>The past 48 hours suggests that the relative period of calm between the United States and North Korea may soon come to an end — and that’s as scary as it …

North Korea

Stephen Hawking may have been suffering from 'polio', says US expert

Stephen Hawking may have been misdiagnosed and actually a victim of polio, a US medical expert has suggested.<p>Christopher B Cooper, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the probability the physicist’s famously debilitating condition was in …

Stephen Hawking

Trump’s Five Demands from Tehran Shake the Mullahs

By all accounts, US President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been received in Tehran’s ruling circles as …

Hassan Rouhani

How the UK’s nuclear weapons compare to Russia’s

The UK’s relationship with Russia is well and truly on the rocks.<p>Both nations are at each other’s throats over the most politically charged situation …

Royal Navy

The three crises of liberal democracy

We now swim in dangerous waters, and we can no longer take the persistence of liberal democracy for granted<p>Over the past few years, I have frequently been reminded of David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College in 2005. Wallace began with the story of two fish swimming together, …

Political Science

Theresa May has embarrassed Vladimir Putin at his own political game, Russia expert says

Theresa May has "outsmarted" Vladimir Putin with her response to the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain last week, a Russia expert has told Business Insider.<p>The prime minister has been praised for gripping the issue and corralling support from the UK's most powerful …

Russia

The Indian physicist who contested Stephen Hawking’s theory about black holes

In his long and spectacular career as the world’s most iconic physicist, Stephen Hawking wrote a lot about black holes. He discovered that they emit electromagnetic radiation (which later became known as Hawking Radiation) and proved theoretically that they could eventually disappear for good.<p>Then, …

Physics

UK, US, Germany and France unite to condemn spy attack

Joint statement deplores ‘assault on UK sovereignty’ and says only plausible explanation is that Russia is responsible<p>The leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and France have released a joint statement strongly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack as “an assault on UK sovereignty” and saying …

Russia

Why is the world at war?

Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violence<p>We live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred the last century, but this brings little comfort. We remain deeply anxious. We can blame terrorism …

Middle East

Michael Goodwin: Did Hillary Clinton pull off the dirtiest dirty trick in US presidential history?

For law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth.<p>So it is with the scandalous behavior of the FBI during its probe into whether President Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia in 2016. One layer at a …

Did Iran Just Start A War With Israel?

In the early hours of Saturday, for the first time, Iran infiltrated Israel with a drone.<p>The drone, an advanced model with stealth capabilities, …

14 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Nights

To cure those Sunday night blues.<p>The Sunday night blues are a real thing.<p>A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday …

Time Management

Crazy Facts About the Milky Way to Think About as You Photograph It

When you grab your gear and head out at night to photograph the Milky Way, you're probably thinking about photography stuff...<p>You know, composition, …

Why Mathematics Is a Language

Mathematics is called the language of science. Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei is attributed with the quote, "<i>Mathematics is the</i> …

Mathematics

The U.S. List of Russian Oligarchs Is a Disgrace

The Treasury list, copied uncritically from a Forbes Russia list, shows the Trump administration isn't serious about sanctions.<p>The U.S. Treasury Department spent six months compiling lists of Russian political leaders and "oligarchs" as required by last year's sanctions legislation. The end result …

Russia

Panpsychism: Scientists Discover that Everything — from Rocks to Molecules — Is Conscious

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present …

Consciousness

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest …

Russian Fighter Flies Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Black Sea

The U.S. State Department is calling out Moscow after what it describes as a dangerously close pass by a Russian fighter jet near a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea.<p>"As confirmed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, a Russian [Su-27] engaged in an unsafe interaction with a U.S. EP-3 in …

Military

The Role of African Americans in World War I

Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, the nation’s 9.8 million African Americans held a tenuous place in society. Ninety percent of African …