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Is this Jupiter, or a pizza? Join our Jovian guessing game.

Our solar system's largest planet is a master of disguise.<p>Yes, Jupiter is gorgeous, but it’s also a master of disguise. Here at <i>Popular Science</i> we’re always awed by the beautiful images of the largest planet in the solar system, but there are some that feel like a planetary Rorschach test. Is it …

Astronomy

Now Prohibited in Ukraine’s Parliamentary Chamber: Weapons

MOSCOW — The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday began enforcing a new law requiring lawmakers to check guns, explosives and other weapons at the door before entering the legislative chamber, after a member arrived this month with a pistol and three hand grenades.<p>No law had prohibited the lawmaker, …

Russia

Trump Chooses Bolton for 3rd Security Adviser as Shake-Up Continues

WASHINGTON — President Trump named John R. Bolton, a hard-line former American ambassador to the United Nations, as his third national security adviser on Thursday, continuing a shake-up that creates one of the most hawkish national security teams of any White House in recent history.<p>Mr. Bolton …

Donald Trump

Stephen Hawking 'predicted end of world' days before he died

Professor Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred close to the remains of another of Britain's greatest physicists, Sir Isaac Newton, in Westminster …

Kelly furious over Putin 'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' leak

Other GOP officials have expressed alarm that such a closely guarded detail found its way into media accounts.<p>White House chief of staff John Kelly is furious over the leak of briefing materials prepared for President Donald Trump’s call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a White House official …

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 …

Putin tightens grip on power with overwhelming Russian election win

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Vladimir Putin has extended his grip on Russia for another six years after an overwhelming victory in Sunday's presidential election, a result that was never in doubt.<p>With 99.8% of the votes counted, Putin won with 76.7%, according to Central Election Commission data. It means Putin …

Russia

Vladimir Putin Doesn't Care if Russians Interfered in the 2016 Election (and They Might Have Been Jews)

So Russian President Vladimir Putin is unconcerned with the recent indictment by a U.S. grand jury of 13 Russian citizens and 3 Russian companies for …

Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed in space and his identical twin proves it

Space exploration is a small part let’s see if we can do this, and a large part let’s find out what we learn if we do this and that. Astronaut Scott …

These storms on Jupiter are way better than any hurricane on Earth

We all know about Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the extreme, Earth-sized storm that's been swirling on the huge planet for decades.<p>But what about the …

Why NASA's Scott Kelly Hails Space Travel as the ‘Fountain of Youth’

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly became a space travel legend when he spent 340 days aboard International Space Station back in 2016.<p>It’s well known …

The E.P.A Chief Wanted a Climate Science Debate. Trump’s Chief of Staff Stopped Him.

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has killed an effort by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to stage public debates challenging climate change science, …

The White House

How Well Does Trump Understand NASA?

As he praised the work of SpaceX, the president seemed to undermine the efforts of his own space agency.<p>At the end of a meeting at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump, flanked by members of his Cabinet, gestured to the table in front of them.<p>“Before me are some rocket ships,” the …

Space Exploration

Trump believes North Korea will keep word on missile tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he believes North Korea will abide by its pledge to suspend missile tests while he prepares …

North Korea

Sessions criticizes federal judges for slowing Trump's national agenda

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday railed against federal judges for impeding President Donald Trump's national agenda, telling students at a conservative gathering that a handful of judges are making themselves "super legislators" by authoring sweeping decisions in the heat of legal fights.<p>…

Sessions: US prosecutors won't take on small-time pot cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department's decision to lift an Obama-era policy …

Out of Public View, Trumps and Kushners Are Talking Business

LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Jared Kushner’s family company recently began construction on an oceanfront development in this Jersey Shore city, a project that has the strong backing of local officials, who agreed to support it with $20 million in bonds.<p>But unknown to Long Branch officials, the Kushners have …

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Black Holes

2,000-Year-Old Killer Whale Geoglyph Found in Peru Desert

Archaeologists rediscovered a giant geoglyph of a killer whale, etched into a desert hillside in the remote Palpa region of southern Peru, after it …

This is the submarine that Nasa wants to send into space

Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, is one of the likeliest candidates for hosting life outside the Earth. Nasa wants to explore its seas with a submarine.<p>There are only two places in the Solar System known to have liquid seas: the Earth, and Saturn's biggest moon. Nasa is designing a submarine that …

Space

Everything we knew about the Big Bang could be wrong

The Big Bang theory has been the most widely accepted explanation about how our universe all began — but now experts are challenging the …

Russians claim they’ve found the first extraterrestrial life, and it was right under our noses

Science fiction has taught us to expect our first contact with alien life to be a momentous event, with radio signals from another civilization …

Trump’s phony populism is fully exposed in the Republican tax bill

This bill is not for the forgotten men and women of America.<p>Donald Trump promised a presidency for the forgotten Americans.<p>“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” Trump said as he stood on the Capitol steps in January after taking the oath of office. “Everyone is …

Saturn Bookends: Cassini Photos Show Ringed Planet 16 Years Apart

Over the course of 16 years, Saturn went from little more than a twinkle in the Cassini spacecraft's powerful telescopic eye to the probe's final …

New missile test shows North Korea capable of hitting all of US mainland

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korea claims to have successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, topped with a "super-large heavy warhead," which is capable of striking the US mainland.<p>The country's state media made the announcement Wednesday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un …

North Korea

The Latest: Pelosi slams Trump for 'verbal abuse' on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump's discussions with lawmakers on taxes and the budget (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>The top House Democrat …

Donald Trump

North Korea Could Have Nuclear ICBM Next Year, South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has been conducting missile engine and fuel tests in recent weeks, with the goal of achieving nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities as early as next year, a senior South Korean official said on Tuesday.<p>Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, …

Scaramucci defends Trump's 'Pocahontas' swipe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Short-lived White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci defended on Tuesday President Donald Trump's racially charged swipe at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying it was justified in the context of their antagonistic relationship.<p>Trump disparagingly referred to the …

Syrian government to join UN peace talks in Geneva

Russia brokers deal to keep future of Bashar al-Assad off initial agenda and postpones rival meeting in Sochi<p>A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday for the first UN-sponsored peace talks in eight months after Russia brokered a deal to keep the future of Bashar al-Assad …

North Korean defectors returned home despite father's plea

<b>China has sent back a group of North Korean defectors, including a child, despite a desperate plea by one of their relatives, the BBC understands.</b><p>The group of 10 was detained in China in early November after secretly crossing the border.<p>One man already himself in exile, whose wife and four-year-old …

North Korea