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How To Pack A Space Telescope

As complicated as it as to launch and operate a telescope in space, it's almost as complex to move a space telescope around here on Earth.<p>For the past 9 months or so, NASA has been testing the James Webb Space Telescope in a giant cryogenic chamber at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The …

This Deep-Sea Creature Lays Its Eggs on Hydrothermal Vents—A First

Weird & Wild<p>The Pacific white skate lay its eggs on superheated hydrothermal vents, and then may wait more than four years for the eggs to hatch.<p>Weird & Wild<p>The world’s most patient mom may be a deep-sea octopus that tends her eggs for nearly 4.5 years. But now, there may be a new contender for her …

Zoology

Live stream: President Trump makes remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON - President Trump is set to speak at the 66th Annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning. Watch the event live in the player above.<p>Multiple media outlets are reporting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Super Bowl champion Carson Wentz will also speak, replacing Vice President …

The real story behind British spy Christopher Steele & the Russia investigation

Trump's desperate retaliation against an outspoken critic<p>14:20<p>Trump, White House on edge over Omarosa’s claims<p>05:39<p>Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan: …

Christopher Steele

Freemasons leader appeals for end to 'discrimination' of members

Freemasons have been "undeservedly stigmatised", the organisation leader has said, and will be running a series of open evenings to prove it is not a secret society.<p>The United Grand Lodge of England placed adverts in three national newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, headlined "enough is …

Human Rights

Bethe strings experimentally observed for the first time

An international team of researchers has experimentally observed Bethe strings for the first time. In their paper published in the journal <i>Nature</i>, the …

White House again rejects talks with North Korea on nuclear issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday ruled out talks with North Korea except to discuss the fate of Americans held there, again appearing to rebuke Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Washington was directly communicating with Pyongyang on its nuclear and missile programs.<p>“We’ve …

Nashville mayor's son, 22, dies from apparent drug overdose

NASHVILLE — So often it has been Nashville Mayor Megan Barry seeking to comfort the city during times of tragedy.<p>But now, Nashvillians are providing their support for her and family after Max Barry, the only child of the mayor and her husband Bruce Barry, died Saturday night from an apparent drug …

Dark Energy Might Just Be Weirdness in the Nothingness of Space

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Qatar crisis: Russian minister Sergey Lavrov to meet Gulf nation's foreign minister

<b>Moscow:</b> Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Qatar's foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Moscow later on …

Russia

SCO Summit 2017: Pakistan an important partner in South Asia, says Vladimir Putin

<b>Astana:</b> Russian president Vladimir Putin has termed Pakistan as an important partner for his country in South Asia, a media report said.<p>Vladimir …

Top 5 Russian hacker groups that have wreaked havoc in cyberspace

Kremlin-linked hacker groups have been widely accused of conducting targeted attacks against numerous international governments.<p>Russian hackers have …

Believe it or not, Senate’s Russia investigation is moving faster than its Watergate counterpart 44 years ago

By Paul Kane<p>Reporter<p>This week marks the 44th anniversary of the public debut of the Senate Watergate Committee. On May 17, 1973, the committee kicked off hearings that became must-see TV, broadcast live on the three networks in the afternoon and replayed at night on PBS.<p>“What did the president …

Donald Trump

GOP Commentator Calls Trump And Russia A 'Cover-Up In Search Of A Misdemeanor'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican commentator Michael Graham of <i>The Weekly Standard</i> about his thoughts on the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the GOP's response.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Where do we begin? President Trump fired James Comey as head of the FBI. That's set off a storm …

USA and USSR planned to nuke the moon out of existence

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States found themselves locked in a chilling race to nuke the moon, declassified …

'The Grace of God:' 45 Parishioners Survive Deadly Tornado That Ravaged Church

About 45 Texas parishioners are grateful to be alive after a deadly tornado touched down on Saturday night, crushing most of the St. John the …

Weather

THAAD Anti-Missile System Is Now Operational in South Korea

An American missile defense system installed in South Korea is now operational and ready to intercept missiles from North Korea, the U.S. military …

Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet

In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that the data from Cassini's final orbits will help to improve our understanding of the giant ringed planet. The …

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifies understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia …

It's Official. In 2025, NASA Will Land on Europa to Look for Alien Life

Exploring Together<p>Recent discoveries in space have made the search for life beyond Earth easier and more difficult at the same time. As more …

Astronomy

Did A Comet Impact Push Humans Into Technological Overdrive?

About 14,500 years ago, Earth began transitioning from its cold, glacial self to a warmer interglacial state. However, partway through this period, …

Archaeology

New Thoughts on the Death of the Iceman

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—It has been suggested that Ötzi, the man whose frozen remains were found in a melting glacier in the Italian Alps in 1991, was …

Anthropology

Researchers Think Aliens Might Use Laser Beams to Communicate With Earth

Looking for Lasers<p>One of humanity’s most pressing questions is, “Are we alone in the universe?” Scientists have conducted countless studies in an …

Hunting the KGB Killer review: a gripping and timely insight into the dark side of Putin’s post-Soviet superpower

That haunting photograph of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, physically ravaged and slowly dying in a London hospital from the world’s deadliest poison, was one of the defining news images of the Noughties.<p>A decade later, feature-length documentary <b>Hunting the KGB Killers</b> (Channel 4) told the …

How the Airlines Became Abusive Cartels

The recent United Airlines bumping debacle has prompted calls for reforms in the system of auctions that reward fliers for voluntarily giving up seats. Delta Airlines has now authorized payments as high as $9,950 to induce passengers to give up seats on overbooked flights.<p>But no refinement of …

Erdoğan's referendum victory unsurprising in a 'strongman' world

Leaders such as Turkish president look at Trump and Putin and conclude democracy can be made to be what you want it to be<p>The Turkish vote to give Recep Tayyip Erdoğan virtually dictatorial powers seems hard to understand for Europeans accustomed to traditional forms of postwar democratic pluralism. …

Physicists create 'negative mass'

Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every …

The Observer view on Donald Trump’s foreign policy | Observer editorial

A directionless, foolish president has unlocked the weapons store. We are all in great peril<p>In the run-up to last November’s election, American voters were repeatedly warned that the inexperienced, volatile and impulsive Donald Trump would be a dangerous choice as next US president. Less than three …