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Trump blasts Prime Minister Theresa May in interview published during his first official visit to Britain

LONDON — After Prime Minister Theresa May rolled out the red carpet at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night for President Trump’s first official visit to Britain, a London tabloid published an explosive interview in which Trump blasted May’s compromise, pro-business plan to leave the European Union …

Great Britain

An "Asteroid" Discovered Last Year Just Turned Out to Be Something Way Cooler

Double the fun!<p>An asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun in December last year has revealed a fun surprise: it's not one asteroid, but two, locked in …

Astronomy

The ‘Iceman’s’ last meal was a high-fat feast

In 1991, hikers in the Italian Alps stumbled upon a dead body. But this was no typical John Doe case: The man had been dead for about 5300 years, …

Nutrition

Meet The Unknown Immigrant Billionaire Betting Her Fortune To Take On Musk In Space

Even in the bloated-budget world of aerospace, $650 million is a lot of money. It’s approximately the price of six of Boeing’s workhorse 737s or, for the more militarily inclined, about the cost of seven F-35 stealth fighter jets. It’s also the amount of money NASA and the Sierra Nevada Corp. spent …

Space Exploration

Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death. A wave of killings followed.

BALTIMORE – Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city, a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.<p>Police officers reported seeing fewer drug dealers on street corners. They encountered fewer people who had …

Justice

Scientist Perplexed by His Discovery of Powerful Quasar From Early Universe

A newly discovered supermassive black hole, 13 billion light-years away from Earth, might eventually provide us with valuable information about the …

blackholes

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.<p>The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively …

Forests

'Fierce weapon': New wasp species with giant stinger discovered in Amazon region, scientists say

Researchers in Finland say they've discovered a new species of wasp in the Amazon that has a huge stinger.<p>The wasp, which scientists named Clistopyga crassicaudata, boasts a stinger that is both longer and wider than those seen on most wasps.<p>"I have studied tropical parasitoid wasps for a long time …

Zoology

BREAKING: We Just Found The Brightest Object in The Early Universe - 13 Billion Light-Years Away

Whoahhh.<p>Astronomers have found the brightest object ever discovered in the early Universe, 13 billion light-years away - a quasar from a time when …

Universe

Hundreds mourn at vigil for victims of birthday party attack

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said.<p>Timmy Kinner is accused of stabbing a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them at the …

City Halls

Melting Gold With Lasers May Hold the Key to Surviving the Surface of Venus

Scientists at Stanford think gold can do a lot more than line space helmets.<p>Gold has a lot of pretty cool industrial applications. NASA uses it to …

Chemistry

We Have More Evidence That Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Have Stable Climates And Seasons Just Like Us

Our new home could be closer than we think.<p>Two exoplanets thought to be similar to Earth apparently are, at least when it comes to climate, …

Astronomy

Elon Musk says a new study about aliens gives humans even more reason to colonize other planets

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has long proselytized for the cause of interplanetary colonization.<p>If Earth gets whacked by a giant space rock, a cataclysmic solar storm cripples electronics, or we cleanse ourselves of the planet in nuclear fire (accidentally or otherwise), it could help to have …

Research

Is Colonizing Mars the Most Important Project in Human History?

The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. But protecting the human species from the end of life on Earth could save trillions of lives.<p>The Earth and Mars are a bit like fraternal twins that slowly grew apart. Four billion years ago, both planets were warm, sheathed by protective …

Oxford University

The scientific reason your brain never runs out of problems to find

Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out that a quirk in the way human brains process information means that when something becomes rare, we sometimes see it in more places than ever.<p>Think of a “neighborhood watch” made …

Psychology

Here's How to Charge Your Phone to Save The Battery, According to Science

Be smart about it.<p>Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it's partially our fault because we've been …

Tech Trends

Mysterious ancient civilization left signs across vast desert

People don’t tend to spend days traveling through the desert if they can help it.<p>Which could be why most people outside Saudi Arabia have never heard …

Archaeology

Mysterious Objects Have Been Detected Coming Way Too Close to The Milky Way's Black Hole

WHAT ARE YOU?<p>During the 1970s, astronomer became aware of a massive radio source at the center of our galaxy that they later realized was a …

Universe

A Texas man decapitated a rattlesnake. It bit him anyway and he nearly died, his wife says.

For Jennifer and Jeremy Sutcliffe, it was supposed to be a relaxing day at home. A daughter and granddaughter were coming to visit. A family cookout was planned for later in the afternoon.<p>But by the end of that day in late May, Jeremy Sutcliffe would be in a coma, his body ravaged by rattlesnake …

Zoology

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

Trump cancels Singapore summit in letter to Kim Jong Un

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning, scrapping plans for what would have been a historic diplomatic summit.<p>He said during an appearance from the Roosevelt …

North Korea

North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

SEOUL, South Korea — The moment had been portrayed by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as a show of good faith ahead of his meeting with President Trump: the destruction of North Korea’s only known nuclear test site.<p>With foreign journalists watching on Thursday, the North Koreans detonated …

North Korea

The Profound Presence of Doria Ragland

The day of the royal wedding, we could not keep our eyes off her. What was she thinking, as she sat in the pews of the five-hundred-year-old chapel, enveloped in history and irony? I mean the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland. A millennium of world-shifting encounters—of violence and of romance …

The Carpet Doesn’t Always Match the Drapes — and 19 Other Pubic Hair Truths

We’ve all got hair down there. Let’s comb through the facts and see what our grooming habits reveal.<p>We talk about the hair on our heads with a great …

Why You Should Stop Smoking Weed Right Now, According to Vapers

We found out why some career cannabis smokers are making the switch to vaping.<p>In a few months time, Parliament is expected to approve C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act. True, Health Canada’s proposed packaging looks like an ambitious crossover between David’s Tea and your local hospital’s …

Cannabis

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt on Wednesday, threatening to call off the landmark encounter if the United States insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”<p>The warning, made by the North’s disarmament …

North Korea

The toxic legacy of Canada's CIA brainwashing experiments: 'They strip you of your soul'

Sarah Anne Johnson had always known the broad strokes of her maternal grandmother’s story. In 1956, Velma Orlikow checked herself into a renowned Canadian psychiatric hospital, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, hoping for help with postpartum depression.<p>She was in and out of the clinic for …

orlikow