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What Trump chooses not to understand about immigration negotiations

As the uproar over his family-separation policy continues to erupt, Donald Trump took a few minutes this morning to address immigration at an …

Donald Trump

How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World

<b>THE DARKENING AGE</b> <b><br>The Christian Destruction of the Classical World</b><br>By Catherine Nixey<br>Illustrated. 315 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $28.<p>Vandalizing the Parthenon temple in Athens has been a tenacious tradition. Most famously, Lord Elgin appropriated the “Elgin marbles” in 1801-5. But that was hardly …

Ancient History

Trump is no longer the worst person in government

Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public …

Donald Trump

Swedish archaeologists uncover brutal 5th century massacre

Archaeologists in Sweden have uncovered startling evidence of a massacre more than 1500 years ago, when the inhabitants of a small village were struck down in their houses or as they fled along the street, and their bodies left to rot where they fell – with their treasures including beautiful …

Archaeology

Gang Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage Across India

She was 8 years old and wearing a purple <i>salwar kameez</i> when she disappeared on Jan. 10.<p>A week later, on Jan. 17, her mutilated and lifeless body was found in a forest near Kathua in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir. It was a mile away from Rasana, the village where her family was currently …

India

Why Do Pets Follow You To The Bathroom? Cats & Dogs Have Different Reasons For Hounding You

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat will at some point ask a crucial question: why on Earth do pets follow you into the bathroom while you're trying to …

Trump's Rush to Confirm Comey's Accusations

The White House teased an elaborate plan to push back on the former FBI director’s book. Instead, the president took to Twitter to validate its central characterizations.<p>As the release of James Comey’s book neared, Republican operatives in Washington began spreading the word: They had a plan to …

Donald Trump

There's a Detectable Human-Made Barrier Surrounding Earth

We are changing space itself.<p>In 2017, NASA space probes detected a massive, human-made 'barrier' surrounding Earth.<p>And tests have confirmed that it's …

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

This Man Destroyed The Myth Of Biblical Time

During the documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” America’s favorite science communicator traveled to rural Grant County, Kentucky, to visit Ark …

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology

Misidentified Ancient Burial Ritual Sites Turn Out to Be Much More Gruesome

These sites are not where early hominins learned about death.<p>To be human is to grapple with death. Anthropologists are particularly interested in …

Anthropology

‘No more DACA deal,’ Trump says as he threatens to ‘stop’ NAFTA if Mexico doesn’t better secure border

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump spent his Easter morning here on an anti-immigrant tirade, declaring Sunday that there would be no deal to legalize the status of undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” and threatening to exit the North American Free Trade Agreement unless Mexico increases …

Immigration

Trump’s World-Leader Buddy Is Starting to Regret It

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wooed the new American president harder than anyone. But his bet on Trump is not looking so hot today.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s Shinzo Abe probably embraced Donald Trump faster, and with more warmth, than any other foreign leader after the reality-TV star shocked the world …

Donald Trump

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—and Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

More States Move To End 'Tampon Tax' That's Seen As Discriminating Against Women

ChapStick, Viagra and dandruff shampoo. These are just three of the thousands of health and personal care items that are exempt from sales tax in many U.S. states.Notably missing from that list: menstrual products.<p>So far, nine states have exempted menstrual products from their sales tax, and seven …

The dark truth about chocolate

Industry-funded research tends to set up questions that will give them desirable results Marion Nestle<p>Research was making it clear that health benefits claims for dark chocolate were unrealistic<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to …

Ivory Coast

Parents Poured Hot Cooking Oil on 16-Year-Old Daughter Who Refused to Marry Older Man, Police Say

(SAN ANTONIO) — Investigators say the Iraqi parents of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly ran away from her South Texas home to avoid an arranged …

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Anthropology

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Woodworking

John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’

The Pences’ publisher blasted Oliver for politicizing their children’s book. We’ve read Oliver’s version. It is political, but its love-is-love …

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Bangalore is the worst city in the world for unchecked urbanisation TV Ramachandra, Indian Institute of Science<p>The city stretches so far. It is like a new world where I know no​​ one and nothing Tan Guo, returning resident<p>African cities cannot become sustainable by building roads. They must embrace …

Geography

Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Climate Science Goes to Court Next Week

In a remarkable development in what’s shaping up to be a high-profile legal battle, a U.S. District Court judge has ordered a first-of-its kind court …

Climate

Nasa spacecraft unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2175 without using nukes, scientists warn

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

Asteroids

Cardiologists Set the Record Straight on Eggs, Coconut Oil, Gluten, and More

<i>This content originally appeared on Health.</i><p>While the big pillars of a heart-healthy diet haven’t changed much over time, it <i>can</i> be difficult to keep …

Holistic Medicine