John Freeland

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President Trump Thinks He Is a King

The president believes he is above the law. That’s the takeaway from the confidential 20-page memo sent by President Trump’s lawyers to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, published over the weekend by The Times. And it’s the same sentiment that Rudy Giuliani expressed on Sunday when he suggested …

Donald Trump

Drug company sales rep admits bribing N.J. doctors to prescribe addictive painkillers

Drug company saleswoman told doctors to "keep them rolling" in opioid prescriptions, AG says. Now she faces prison.

String Theory and M-Theory A Lecture by: Leonard Susskind

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Black Holes

Trump is tearing up fracking rules on federal lands. Be alarmed.

By Editorial Board<p>THE TRUMP administration announced late last month that it was tearing up rules on hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — on federal lands. The change satisfies drillers who have long opposed federal regulations on the controversial oil and gas extraction process. But …

Obama Administration

Trump Plans The Largest Rollback of Land Protection in American History

What is he thinking?

One photo shows how the Keystone pipeline is living up to activists' biggest fears

The Keystone pipeline has leaked far more oil than the Canadian company that operates the project initially predicted to regulators.<p>TransCanada Corp, which operates the pipeline that links Alberta's oil fields with US refineries in Texas, was forced to shut it down temporarily after 5,000 barrels …

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

A Trump Golf Course Said It Gave Millions To Charity. Here's What The Numbers Say

<b>Updated on Oct. 20 at 4:04 p.m. ET</b><p>Throughout his presidential campaign and since, President Trump has made bold assertions about his charitable giving. But as the <i>Washington Post</i> has thoroughly documented, those boasts of philanthropy don't always stand up to scrutiny.<p>Now NPR has taken a closer look …

Los Angeles

What Is a Photon in Physics?

Photons Are a "Bundle of Energy"<p>A <i>photon</i> is a particle of light defined as a discrete bundle (or <i>quantum</i>) of electromagnetic (or light) energy. Photons …

Twitter finds hundreds of accounts tied to Russian operatives

By Elizabeth Dwoskin ,<p>Elizabeth Dwoskin<p>Silicon Valley Correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Adam Entous and<p>Adam Entous<p>Reporter who wrote about national security, foreign policy and intelligence.<p>Bio<p>Karoun Demirjian<p>Karoun Demirjian<p>Congressional reporter focusing on national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SAN …

Social Media

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

How Superfluid Dark Matter Mimics an Old Idea About Gravity

Does the force of gravity change at large scales? Perhaps not, but a new theory of dark matter shows why that could appear to be the case.<p>Two …

White House pushes back against report Trump shared classified info with Russians

The White House went into fresh damage control mode on Monday, pushing back against a Washington Post report that Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week, the latest scandal to engulf the embattled White House.<p>National security adviser …

Wilbur Ross: U.S. Airstrike on Syria Was 'After-Dinner Entertainment' for Mar-a-Lago

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called the April 6 U.S. missile strike on Syria “after-dinner entertainment” for President Donald Trump’s guests …

These Are the Most Beautiful Shower Doors We've Ever Seen

French doors are making their way to the bathroom.<p>For decades, French doors have been incredibly popular with homeowners and designers alike (just ask Joanna Gaines!). They're functional, elegant-looking and provide plenty of natural light, so it's no wonder they've become a country home staple.<p>But …

Home Depot

Why Does The Proton Spin? Physics Holds A Surprising Answer

You can take any particle in the Universe and isolate it from everything else, yet there are some properties that can never be taken away. These are intrinsic, physical properties of the particle itself — properties like mass, charge, or angular momentum — and will always be the same for any single …

Quarks

Trump has spent one out of every five minutes of his presidency in Palm Beach

By Philip Bump<p>Philip Bump<p>National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Before hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, President Trump had another traditional Easter event to attend: the annual Easter egg hunt at …

The White House

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Supernovae

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

A Few Projects You Should Try If You’re Into Pipe Furniture

Pipe furniture is pretty high on our list of useful things that you can craft for your home. The projects are usually simple and there’s a ton of …

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram - Facts So Romantic

One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of …

Quantum Entanglement is Just as Einstein Predicted

We owe a lot to Einstein, and this week physicists have confirmed another of his theories by unraveling and proving that quantum entanglement does in …

Einstein's Greatest Blunder?

One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein presented the paper <i>Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie</i> <i>(</i><i>Cosmological</i> …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …