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The Difficult Birth of the "Many Worlds" Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Over several rounds of sherry late one night in the fall of 1955, the Danish physicist Aage Petersen debated the mysteries at the heart of quantum …

The near-extinct species our children may never see

The world's last remaining male northern white rhino has died at the age of 45 in Kenya, euthanised at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya after months of declining health.<p>This leaves only two of his particular sub-species alive on the planet - his daughter Najin, 27, and granddaughter Fatu, 17 - …

NASA Just Released New Deep-Sky Images by Hubble, And They're Breathtaking

We are blown away.<p>NASA has expanded its image catalogue for Messier deep-sky objects by 12 objects, bringing the total to 76 - and showcasing how far …

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

This Swedish secret can help you stick to your diet and exercise regime

How often have you started a new diet and exercise regime, vowing to be fitter, leaner and healthier, only to give into temptation within days? …

China is banning people with bad 'social credit' from using planes and trains

China has announced new measures that mean citizens with bad “social credit” will be restricted from travelling.<p>Acts that can earn you a place on the blacklist - barring you from trains and planes - include smoking on public transport and using expired tickets, as well as more sweeping and vaguely …

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …

24matins.uk

World<p>Samsung Electronics flagged Friday a first-quarter operating profit of 15.6 trillion won ($14.7 billion), a record for any three-month period,...<p>…

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

Nasa will be unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2135, scientists warn

A Nasa spacecraft designed to save Earth from asteroids is ‘inadequate’ and will not be able to steer a gigantic space rock onto a course which …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

<b>Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only "by the skin of their teeth".</b><p>The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost went bankrupt in 2008.<p>"I gave both SpaceX and Tesla a probability of less than 10% likely to …

Tesla

Poisoned Russian spy was highly-prized MI6 double agent codenamed 'Forthwith' who smuggled out entire telephone directory

Poisoned spy Sergei Skripal was a highly-prized double agent codenamed 'Forthwith' who provided British intelligence services with information for …

Russian TV anchor warns 'traitors' not to settle in Britain

A newsreader on Russian state television has presented a story on the poisoning of a former Russian spy, with a warning to anyone considering becoming a double agent.<p>During the news programme, Kirill Kleimenov said he wanted anyone "who dreams of such a career" to be aware that traitors rarely live …

11 nations to sign Pacific trade pact as US plans tariffs

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash …

Economy

NASA mission discovers Jupiter's inner secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA spacecraft Juno has collected new data on its mission to Jupiter revealing some of the swirling inner mysteries of the giant gas-planet.<p>The surface of Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun and the largest in the solar system, consists of alternating bright and dark bands of gas and …

Astronomy

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See’

Perhaps no one knows the devastating wounds inflicted by assault-style rifles better than the trauma surgeons who struggle to repair them. The doctors say they are haunted by their experiences confronting injuries so dire they struggle to find words to describe them.<p>At a high school in Parkland, …

American Cities

Advertisers ask YouTube to pull ads from Alex Jones' channels

YouTube told CBS News Saturday that it is not planning on taking down InfoWars founder Alex Jones' YouTube channel, despite his earlier claims on …

Why Cats "Knead Dough," According to Science

There's actually a reason, we promise.<p>Most cat behavior is heartwarming and deeply confusing. Perhaps the most obvious example is something there’s …

Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles declaration

Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia has developed and is testing a new line of strategic nuclear-capable weapons that would be able to outmanoeuvre US defences, in a possible signal of a new arms race between Moscow and the west.<p>Speaking in a nationally televised address to the country’s …

Russia

Scientists detect 'fingerprint' of first light ever in the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have detected traces of the earliest light in the universe thought to emanate from the first stars formed after the Big Bang, billions of years ago.<p>The new report, published in Nature on February 28, said researchers found the "fingerprint" of the universe's first light as …

Universe

As U.S. gun debate rages on, Australians hand in 57,000 firearms, and Norway is set for a broad ban

As more U.S. companies were showing support for stricter gun laws this week, two foreign governments announced Wednesday that they had made significant progress on restricting access to firearms.<p>In Australia, authorities revealed that citizens had handed over 57,000 illegal firearms between July …

Guns

China is using a tweet from Elon Musk as a propaganda tool

China is using a recent tweet from Elon Musk as a propaganda tool to promote its infrastructure development.<p>On Tuesday, Musk tweeted a story about 1,500 workers in China who upgraded a railway station in nine hours. He captioned the tweet: "China's progress in advanced infrastructure is more than …

Lost music of Nazis’ prisoners to be heard at concert in Jerusalem

First public performance of songs written in concentration camps and tracked down over decades<p>A quest over nearly 30 years by an Italian musician to track down music composed by Nazi concentration camp victims will reach fruition in April with the first orchestral performance of many of the …

World History

Jacques de Vaucanson and his Miraculous Automata

Three of Jacques de Vaucanson‘s automata: the Flute Player, the Digesting Duck and the Tambourine Player<p>On February 24, 1709, French inventor and …

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Firm Bitmain Made $3 to $4 Billion in Profits Last Year, Says Analyst

Bitmain, a privately held Chinese firm that manufactures Bitcoin mining hardware and runs its own mining operations, made $3 billion to $4 billion in …

Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns

(Corrects 11th paragraph of Feb 24 story to show that March For Our Lives rally is scheduled for March 24, not March 14)<p>(Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. colleges and universities, including at least three Ivy League schools, have said their application processes will not consider disciplinary action …

College & University

Ben Bradley apologises unreservedly for Corbyn spy claims

The Conservative MP Ben Bradley has apologised unreservedly and will make a substantial donation to charity for a tweet making claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s links to cold war spies, the Labour party said.<p>Bradley, who has more than 4,000 followers on Twitter, alleged on Monday that Corbyn had “sold …

Cold War

Are atoms expanding as the Universe expands?

The forces that bind atoms together most likely overpower the large-scale effects of expansion.<p>The expansion of the Universe only significantly …