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As Democrats Grow Nervous, Clinton Tries To Appeal To Party Leaders

Hillary Clinton has spent much of the summer fending off questions about her private email account during her time as secretary of state. Bernie Sanders is gaining on her in the polls. And there's a looming possible challenge from sitting Vice President Joe Biden.<p>That's a far cry from the beginning …

Oscar Pistorius's cell 'raided by prison guards' over links to crime boss

Pistorius was targeted because of the 'close ties' he forged with mobster Radovan Krejcir, it was reported<p>Prison officials in Pretoria confiscated a computer hard drive from paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius during a raid on his prison cell earlier this year, as part of an investigation into a …

GOP establishment plans Trump takedown

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mitt Romney rumblings, a setback for President Obama, money issues for Jeb Bush, and the GOP establishment debate about trying to take down Donald Trump -- those stories filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table.<p>1. A glaring omission as Obama's party holds its …

People throw around the word ‘gentrification’ without much context. Check this important history lesson.

THE COLUMBIA RIVER WAS FIFTEEN FEET ABOVE NORMAL levels the morning of Memorial Day, 1948. Alongside the river rested Vanport, an Oregon town built …

'Nazi gold train' could be first of many hidden in Hitler's vast tunnel complex in Poland

Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains<p>Experts in Poland have claimed that the apparent discovery of a German train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of the vast tunnel …

History

WATCH: Octopuses Appear To Take Up Arms As Submarine Warfare Escalates

There may be an octopus arms race underway. And that's not even a joke about tentacles: Octopuses are actually fighting, and potentially using weapons.<p>The creatures are hardly team players under the best of circumstances.<p>"Octopuses in general are regarded as fairly solitary animals," says Peter …

Donald Trump may be dooming the GOP with a 10% chunk of the electorate

Boehner had publicly and privately lobbied members of his caucus to support some kind of reform, which was backed by many high-profile business groups including the Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed fairly broad political support.<p>And despite warnings at the time that the party was ruining the best …

Government

America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson on Islam

<i>via America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson OnRadicalIslam</i><p>…<p>President Obama claims that jihadists like the self-labeled “Islamic State” are …

Do You Support the Iran Deal? A Flowchart

If you are not sure where you stand on the Iran deal, I made a handy flowchart to help you figure it out.<p>Originally appeared on Bold Type magazine.<p><i>Nathan Gonzalez, Ph.D., is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and founding editor of Nortia Press. His research focuses on Iran and</i> …

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White …

Skyscraper Literally Melts A Car In England

Wouldn’t you have hated it if you parked your car next to a gleaming skyscraper only to find hours later that the same skyscraper had melted your car …

NASA's Lost Satellite Just Made Its First Contact With Earth In 17 Years

It's official: ISEE-3, the 36-year-old satellite that NASA left for dead over a decade ago, is back in touch with humankind. Today, a group of …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Mystery Of How The Egyptians Moved Pyramid Stones Solved

Ancient Egyptians had to pull massive statues and pyramid stones weighing 2.5 tons on large sleds across the desert -- without any modern mechanical …

Archaeology

Photoshop Has Gone Too Far

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was …

Space Travel

This Woman's Polyphonic Overtone Singing Doesn't Sound Humanly Possible

When you watch German musician Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrate a few polyphonic overtone singing techniques, you will get chills.<p>"Overtone singing is a voice technique where one person sings two notes at the same time," explains Hefele in the video above. On her website, Hefele says this style is …

Everything You Don't Know About Tipping

<i>This post was originally published in April, 2014.</i><p>Tipping is not about generosity. Tipping isn’t about gratitude for good service. And tipping …

The internet is actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The Guardian's James Ball was recently allowed to observe the highly secure ritual known as a key ceremony.<p>The people conducting the ceremony are part of an organization called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is responsible for assigning numerical internet …

Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Why haven't the Borg invaded the Earth yet? I have watched every episode of <i>Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,</i> and <i>Enterprise</i>, and myriad movies where the Earth is invaded by aliens. I love science fiction. But it is only fiction and will remain so.<p>Many people, …

Boeing has patented a 'Star Wars'-style force field

It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn't about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that is more dense …

Dropped Phone Records Magical Underwater Journey

A man on vacation lost his phone while swimming in the ocean and filming a video, but the footage doesn't end there.<p>Gregory Papadin was on vacation with his brother in Menorca, Spain, when the incident occurred, according to BuzzFeed.<p>Papadin's phone, which was in a waterproof case, survived the …

This Abandoned Village Is A Glimpse Into A World Without People. And It’s Absolutely Mesmerizing.

When you’re surrounded by the wonders of modern civilization, with its highways, skyscrapers, and department stores, it’s easy to forget that our …

Scientists Begin Year-Long Stay in Hawaii Dome to Learn About Space Travel

Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers learn what space travelers would endure while heading to …

Pale Blue Dots: Iconic Images of Earth From Space | WIRED

Dozens of cameras circle Earth to document the planet in detail, but few ever afford whole views of our world.<p>The handful of rare glimpses have …

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine. But instead of launching a rocket powered with …

A Wildly Detailed 100-Year Plan for Getting Humans to Mars

In the summer of 1986, Ron Jones was sitting on a beach in Oahu drawing lines in the sand. It was a few months after the space shuttle <i>Challenger</i> …

Space Exploration

Congress, Don't Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA

Saturday will mark 1,500 days since the Space Shuttle touched down for the final time. Grounding human spaceflights was always supposed to be …

Space Exploration