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A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Kim Jong-un Met With Xi Jinping in Secret Beijing Visit

BEIJING — North Korea’s enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-un, made an unannounced visit to Beijing, meeting with President Xi Jinping weeks before planned summit meetings with American and South Korean leaders, Chinese and North Korean state news media reported on Wednesday.<p>The visit amounted to Mr. …

North Korea

Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge

Civil rights activists are challenging the legality of four states’ winner-take-all method of allocating U.S. presidential electoral college votes, …

Government

The #1 Trending Video on YouTube Right Now Suggests That a Student From the Parkland Shooting Is a Crisis Actor

A video described as 'DAVID HOGG THE ACTOR….' has made the top of the trending section, another example that YouTube has a conspiracy theory problem.<p><b>Update:</b> YouTube has removed the video about three hours after this article was first published. It had more than 200,000 views at the time. Other …

Internet

Here’s what Congress might actually do on gun control

There are two gun control bills in Congress. Both have stalled for months.<p>Gun control advocates want to know: Will Congress act this time?<p>After the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, members of Congress performed a familiar ritual: They tweeted, spoke, and …

Guns

Advertisers rethink YouTube influencer strategies after YouTube cuts small creators

Brands’ initial relief after YouTube’s decision to cut the amount of channels it reviews is slowly being replaced by the realization among some that …

YouTube star Logan Paul wants "second chance" after "suicide forest" video

YouTube star Logan Paul says he's going to grow from his mistakes after last month's incident, in which he received news-making backlash after …

YouTube tightens rules for video creators to make money from advertising

YouTube is tightening the rules on which channels can make money, as it tries to win over advertisers worried about their brand appearing next to …

Internet

YouTube creators post shocking videos because YouTube rewards dangerous prank culture

The “gotcha” effect<p>YouTube has a prank culture problem, and it’s one that creators are unlikely to walk away from as the company continues to reward dangerous attempts to shock audiences.<p>Logan Paul, currently YouTube’s most notorious creator, told Good Morning America that when he uploaded a video …

YouTube’s CEO promises stronger enforcement in the wake of controversies

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took to the service’s Creator Blog last night to issue some broad goals for the year forward. The plans largely revolve around increased transparency on the company’s part and tightening enforcement — a pretty clearly reaction to multiple creator controversies over the …

Internet

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures

Burma
Social Media

Social Media Shreds the Social Fabric One Click at a Time

Forget Russian hacking—the real threat to democracies around the globe is social media’s inexorable and unavoidable destruction of common ground and …

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Columbia University

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Birds

Studies find evidence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Mechanics

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics

The science is in — why gluten sensitivity is probably fake

Unless you have Celiac Disease, your sensitivity to "gluten" probably has nothing to do with gluten at all. Following is the transcript of the video.<p>Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Fructan is a type of carbohydrate. …

Gluten

Here's What You Need to Know About That Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe

Russia has confirmed it's real.<p>After weeks of silence and denials, Russia has confirmed that it too has detected evidence of a mysterious radiation …

Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe fails to announce expected resignation

President Robert Mugabe given midday deadline on Monday to resign after delivering a rambling address on live television that offered no concessions<p>Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected …

South Africa

Cards Against Humanity buys land at Mexican border in bid to stop Donald Trump building wall

The company behind the popular game Cards Against Humanity says it has bought up a plot of vacant land along the Mexican-American border in a bid to stop Donald Trump building a wall.<p>Known for its promotional stunts, the game company said it was "going to save America" because the "government is …

Russia Used Game Screenshot To Try To Prove That US Is Cooperating With ISIS

Today, the Russian Ministry of Defense's official Twitter account posted an image it claimed showed "irrefutable" evidence of US collusion with the Islamic State. The only problem? The image is actually a screenshot from a mobile game.<p>That's right: it seems Russia's MoD tried to pass off an iPhone …

Zimbabwe’s Military, in Apparent Takeover, Says It Has Custody of Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s military said early Wednesday that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in what increasingly appeared to be a military takeover in the southern African nation.<p>After apparently …

South Africa

Evaporating Water Could Power Almost 70% of The US Electrical Grid

But there's a catch.<p>It's not every day scientists say a new kind of renewable energy could satisfy the majority of our power needs, so when they do, …

Renewable Energy

A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it

After years of abuse in people and animals — with doctors practically doling them out like candy and farmers stirring them into animal feed — antibiotics have virtually stopped working. In January, a woman died after a raging infection that failed to respond to 26 different kinds of antibiotics. …

Medicine

Looking Back At Some Of The Weirder Limited Edition Consoles

In 2017 most video game consoles look pretty similar: black boxes of varying size aimed at being as discrete as possible. The brands who manufacture …

Retrogaming

Why I love video games

A great video game critic is both an archaeologist and a tour guide.<p>“Why do you hate games?”<p>That’s the question I’ve received the most as a video game critic. Of course, no video game critic hates games. If not for a love of games, a bottomless, nagging, nonnegotiable sort of love, no one would …

Blockbusters

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Fossil Fuels