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What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock

Economy<p>The Republican tax reform package that was supposed to raise wages and spur hiring has instead funded a record stock buyback and dividend spree, benefiting investors and company executives over workers.<p>President Donald Trump signed the bill in December last year, saying the corporate tax cut …

S&P 500

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

A strange and unseen world exists at our fingertips, and only microscopes have the power to bring this hidden dimension into view.<p>To honor the beauty and scientific importance of microscopic photographs— also called micrographs — the Nikon Small World image contest hands out awards and prizes to …

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Black Culture

Brazil revises Amazon mining decree after outcry

Following a wave of criticism, Brazil's government has issued a new decree on a large nature reserve in the Amazon. The order still strips …

Melania Trump’s Off-Duty Wardrobe? The Row, Fendi, Lela Rose, and, Of Course, Sky-High Louboutins

After wearing a streak of red, white, and blue outfits in France, Melania Trump made a quiet return to the States this weekend. The First Lady arrived in New Jersey on Friday evening in a cream top by The Row, cropped wide-leg culottes from Fendi, a vintage metallic gold belt, and Christian …

Bella Hadid’s Latest Instagram Is Equal Parts Brigitte Bardot and Kate Moss

If florals are the must-have print of spring, then gingham is the go-to motif come summer. The classic pattern was made famous, of course, by Brigitte Bardot, who sported checks in real life (including on her wedding day) and on-screen in films like <i>Come Dance with Me!</i> Modern bombshells such as …

Bella Hadid

Friendly Fire May Have Led to Deaths of 2 U.S. Army Rangers in Afghanistan

World<p>The two American service members killed during an anti-ISIS operation in Afghanistan this week came under attack in an intense, three-hour long shootout and may have fallen victim to friendly fire, the Pentagon said.<p>An investigation was underway Friday into the possible cause of death, …

U.S. Army

Wouldn't Emma Watson's Gorgeous White Gown Be Perfect for a Wedding?

Emma Watson is already known for her regal (and sustainable) red carpet looks, but she really outdid herself this week. Watson attended a screening …

Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing so will remove many regulations placed on big cable companies, allowing them to erect barriers and tolls that …

How viruses beat a superbug

In the end, it was viruses, not an antibiotic, that saved Tom Patterson’s life after a superbug infection he suffered in Egypt left him …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Argentina football fan dies after being pushed from stand

<b>An Argentine football fan has died of head injuries - two days after being pushed from a stand by an angry crowd who thought he was a rival supporter.</b><p>Emanuel Balbo, 22, had reportedly quarrelled with a man during Saturday's derby between his Belgrano team and the visiting Talleres in the northern …

Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming

Before President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order to roll back the Obama administration's climate legacy on Tuesday, the White House …

Trump Administration

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

On a warm, clear evening in March, with the sun still hanging above the horizon, Cassandra Quave climbed aboard a jalapeño-green 4-by-4 and started to drive across her father’s ranch in Arcadia, Fla. Surveying the landscape, most people would have seen a homogenous mat of pasture and weeds …

Microbiology

Grilling Burgers This Weekend? Up Your Game With These Easy Tips from Top Chef Alums

Sugar? Yes, sugar.<p>Making a decent burger is easy, but creating a burger that will get your guests talking—long after the party is over—takes extra …

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

Humpback Whales

The GOP is leading an effort to block the military from planning for climate change

In June, House Republicans attached an amendment to the defense authorization bill that stopped the Defense Department from spending money to plan for climate change.<p>The amendments blocked funding associated with implementing executive orders — some of which go back to President George W. Bush — …

Out of this world: why the most important art today is made in space

Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age<p>It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun …