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Go Ahead, Kiss Your Cousin

In Paris in 1876 a 31-year-old banker named Albert took an 18-year-old named Bettina as his wife. Both were Rothschilds, and they were cousins. …

Trump Cabinet nominees meet growing ethical questions

Three of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks came under growing fire Wednesday on ethical issues, potentially jeopardizing their nominations.<p>The most serious concerns surround personal investments by Trump’s health and human services nominee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), in health-care firms that benefited …

Donald Trump

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

Dark Matter

2016 December 11 - The Extraordinary Spiral in LL Pegasi

<b>The Extraordinary Spiral in LL Pegasi</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA, Hubble, R. Sahai (JPL), NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> What created the strange spiral structure on the …

Cosmology

Three High Towers On Mars Allegedly Spotted In NASA Photo

Alien enthusiasts claim to have found compelling evidence of intelligent life once existing on Mars.<p>UFO conspiracy websites are posting this image …

Two Galaxies are Colliding and Forming a Bizarre Galactic Eye

There are only so many common shapes we see out in the cosmos: spirals, columns, and plenty of blobs. But NASA and the European Space Agency stumbled …

Universe

NASA Now Has Its Own GIF Channel, And It's The Happiest Place on The Web

Yay!<p>Merry Christmas - these are the GIFs that keep on giving. NASA has one of the greatest collections of historical images and video on the planet. …

Apollo Missions

Clouds On This Planet Could Be Made Of The Same Stuff As Rubies

For the first time, scientists observed weather patterns on a gas giant beyond our solar system.<p>Over 1,000 light-years from Earth is a monstrous gas giant of a planet—500 times more massive than our own—where clouds seem to be made from corundum, the same mineral that creates rubies and sapphires …

Science

Humanity is cosmically special. Here’s how we know.

<i>Howard A. Smith is a lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.</i><p>As we give thanks for our many obvious blessings, let’s reflect on a blessing that is less well known, a gift from modern astronomy: how we …

Universe

Is there another ‘you’ out there in a parallel Universe?

Even if the Universe grows to infinity, there might not be enough space to hold all the possibilities.<p><i>“We are actually living in a million parallel</i> …

[VIDEO] A mysterious fireball has been sighted in the skies over Florida

The sighting of this giant, luminous fireball striking through the sky was observed by the people of Alabama and Georgia too.<p>This week has seen a …

Five Signs You're Ready To Start Your Own Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Let’s get started.<p>It’s that simple. If you want to launch your own business, the first thing you need is to start that process. In the words of one …

Entrepreneurship

We All Have a Gene That Predetermines Who We Are Attracted To, Says Science

One study on attraction found something very interesting.<p>Red hot attraction at first sight comes down to…<i>genetic coding</i>? That’s what scientists …

Cold war: Iceland (the country) may sue Iceland (the chain) over name

Nation’s government wants to ensure that British retailer does not stop native firms using the word ‘Iceland’ in their titles<p>The Icelandic government has confirmed it is considering launching a lawsuit against British supermarket Iceland over its name.<p>Iceland’s ministry of foreign affairs said it …

Europe

This Drone Could Fly Forever With Wireless Power

It's only a very early prototype, but the tech is still impressive.<p>Quadcopter drones are great for all kind of things from filming to delivering (small) packages, but every drone is limited by its battery life. There are all kinds of potential solutions to this problem from fuel cell-powered drones …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Trump slams Walker as governor leads in early voting Iowa

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened up a line of attack Saturday on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accusing the leader in recent polls in Iowa of running his neighboring state into financial trouble.<p>It's the latest broadside against a rival of the outspoken …

Government

Teva Pharmaceuticals is buying Allergan's generic drug unit for $40.5 billion — here's why so many health care companies are merging

An official announcement on the deal released early Monday indicates Allergan would receive $33.75 billion in cash, plus shares of Teva valued at $6.75 billion.<p>The deal would place Teva among the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, according to the press release.<p>Before news of the Teva-Allergan …

Health Care

Everything to Know About Greece’s Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

Europe

Video Tutorial

Tired of googling how to convert inches into meters or how many liters a gallon equates to? It is high time to stop being overwhelmed whenever you …

Excel Time - Summing Time Greater than 24 Hours

I'll show you the easy and simple way to sum time past 24 hours in Excel. All we really have to do is to change the format of the desired cell.<p>The …

China

Opponents of Ecuador's president stage huge march in biggest city to protest economic policies

Thousands of Ecuadoreans filled the main downtown avenues in the coastal city of Guayaquil on Thursday to protest against the policies and governing style of populist President Rafael Correa.<p>Led by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot, who is a member of the opposition, demonstrators in Ecuador's biggest …

U.S. begins airstrikes over Syria

The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants.<p>Waves of U.S. fighter jets, bombers and armed …

MH370: Six key questions six months after Malaysian Airlines flight vanished without a trace

What do investigators and the world now know about MH370: the plane, its pilots, the passengers, the search, the relatives and the company?<p><b>THE PLANE:</b><p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200, took off from Kuala Lumpur's International Airport (KLIA) at 12.41am on March 8 and was scheduled to …

U.S. air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam

BAGHDAD/TBILISI (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq’s Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.<p>Obama has branded Islamic …