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Gravity measured for first time using a portable ‘atomic clock’

Scientists have used a portable “atomic clock” to measure gravity for the first time.<p>The device makes use of small changes in the flow of time at …

The EPA debunked Administrator Pruitt’s latest climate misinformation

Last week, a Las Vegas news station interviewed Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. The interviewer brought up the topic of climate change, and virtually everything Pruitt said in response was wrong, and was often refuted on his own agency’s website, until he started deleting it.<p><b>Humans are</b> …

Climate Change

Where is the House Democrats Russia Memo?

With Trump blocking a Democratic response to the Nunes memo, lawmakers from both sides are calling foul<p>Everyone in official Washington is whispering …

Millions of arthritis sufferers to benefit from 'miracle jab' - and it may save the NHS billions

The NHS could be about to save billions per year - thanks to a new "miracle jab".<p>Arthritis sufferers across the country are set to potentially …

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

How people change after a traumatic life jolt

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation” by Mark Miller. …

North Carolina

5 ways the heaviest element on the periodic table is really bizarre

Called oganesson, element 118 has some very strange properties, according to theoretical calculations by physicists.

An erupting volcano could save Earth from humanity

NASA researchers and scientists are discussing rapid-response efforts in Bali to take advantage of a rare event — and potentially save the world from …

John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire is a space opera about climate change denialism

The sequel to last year’s The Collapsing Empire hits stores on October 16th<p>Over the years, author John Scalzi has made a name for himself with his military science fiction <i>Old Man’s War</i> series, but when he kicked off a decade-long, multimillion-dollar contract with his publisher, he decided to start …

Writing

Hasselblad X1D review: 50 million astonishing pixels

Shooting with this medium format camera is a transformative experience<p>There’s a class of cameras designed almost exclusively for studio use. Expensive, hulking things, they live their lives on tripods, churning out exquisite portraits and other specialist photography for truly committed …

Cameras

Why alcohol makes people violent, solved by scientists

The mystery of why alcohol makes people violent has finally been solved.<p>Scientists recruited 50 young men and asked them to consume either vodka or placebo drinks which were alcohol free.<p>They found that after just two drinks activity diminished in the prefrontal cortex of the brain - an area which …

Alien ‘cigar’ asteroid ‘collided with something mysterious in space’ before arriving at our solar system

Cigar? Penis? Probe? Credit: PAA strange visitor to our solar system became the subject of headlines around the world last year after alien-hunters …

A major American gunmaker embroiled in controversy reportedly plans to file for bankruptcy — and Trump's election may have been the final nail in the coffin

Remington Outdoor Co., the oldest gunmaker in America, is reportedly planning to file for bankruptcy protection.<p>The company has reached a deal to give lenders ownership over the firearms maker, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Last week, Reuters reported that Remington had reached out to banks and …

Guns

Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get

The Trump administration is proposing a major shake-up in one of the country's most important "safety net" programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Under the proposal, most SNAP recipients would lose much of their ability to choose the food they buy …

Trump Administration

Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise.<p>"If you want it badly, you're going to get it," Trump told state and …

Donald Trump

It's time for the Federal Election Commission to examine Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels

I'm filing a complaint to force them to investigate. The American people deserve the truth.<p>In the early days of 2008, America learned from a National Enquirer report that erstwhile presidential candidate John Edwards had an extramarital affair that he later tried to cover up. At the time, the story …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife taken to hospital after getting letter with white powder, police say

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a hospital in New York City today after opening a package at her home that contained an unknown white powder, …

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

Dark matter may be a product of gravitational waves with a twist

Breaking Symmetry<p>For decades now, the exact composition of matter in the universe has baffled astronomers and physicists alike. It would seem that, …

Donald Trump: White Jesus

“The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and ... people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on …

Donald Trump

Netflix’s Altered Carbon misses the point of cyberpunk

An aesthetic isn’t the same thing as a world<p>Netflix’s new science fiction TV series <i>Altered Carbon</i> ticks all the boxes for a modern-day cyberpunk series. Based on a 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, it’s about a hardboiled investigator named Takeshi Kovacs who lives in a world where human …

Altered Carbon

Are Alien Worlds in TRAPPIST-1 More Habitable Than Thought?

One of the most captivating star systems beyond the solar system is in our galactic backyard. It may be a common red dwarf star, but the exoplanets …

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Was More Than A Coffee Boy, Fiancee Says

Ever since Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled charges against George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, the White House has insisted Papadopoulos played an unimportant role in the campaign.<p>According to court papers, …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions Let His Racism Peek Through a Little More Than He May Have Intended To

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a gathering of the nation’s sheriffs, where he once again committed to his job of making subtext …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Six-mile lava dome could trigger a volcanic winter and kill millions if it erupts, scientists warn

A lava dome discovered in the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan contains more than 7.5 cubic miles of volcanic magma and could kill as many as 100 million people if it erupts, according to Japanese scientists.<p>In a paper published in Scientific Reports, researchers at the Kobe Ocean Bottom …

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy center booster lacked enough ignition fluid to light engines, land on platform, Musk says

The center core booster of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy didn't land on a floating sea platform as intended during last week's first test flight because it ran out of ignition fluid, company Chief Executive Elon Musk said Monday.<p>Musk took to Twitter on Monday morning to give a few more updates on the …

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Cannabis

China appears to have rushed its J-20 stealth fighter into service with an 'embarrassing' flaw

Chinese state media announced on Friday that the Chengdu J-20 stealth jet had officially entered into service as a combat-ready platform— but inside sources say it's a long way from fighting fit and has an embarrassing flaw.<p>Citing military sources with knowledge of the J-20's development, the South …

Aviation