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Quantum Physics Overview

How Quantum Mechanics Explains the Invisible Universe<p>Quantum physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, …

Quantum Physics

Conway: ‘We’re going to force the message through’

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway in an interview late Saturday said the new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, will help …

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.<p>Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.<p>In these trials, neither doctors …

Placebos

3 Chicago cops charged with conspiracy, obstruction in Laquan McDonald shooting

Three current or former Chicago Police officers have been indicted on state charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct for allegedly trying to "conceal the true facts" in the fatal police-involved shooting death of Laquan McDonald, prosecutors announced Tuesday.<p>A Cook County …

Sec. John Kelly: Intelligence Leaks Are 'Darn Close To Treason'

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Sunday condemned intelligence leaks after the Manchester attack as “darn close to treason.”<p>The sharing of intelligence related to the case between British counterterrorism police and U.S. officials was briefly paused after pictures from the scene of …

Depression Is A Monster But Don't Fear it

One of the earliest films I can really remember is Alien. I loved it. I still do today. I grew up in the green and grey countryside of the shady …

Horror Fiction

Jail for sharing your Netflix password? Understanding the law that could make it a federal crime

An overly broad court ruling exposes Americans to grave consequences for something harmless almost everyone does<p>It's become so common that it's almost a joke. One person has a Netflix account and three other people are using it. A recent court ruling found that because of a law called the Computer …

U.S. Marshals Add New York Escapees To Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has added two men, who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., almost two weeks ago, to its Most Wanted fugitives list.<p>In a statement, U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton said the list is reserved for "the worst of the worst."<p>"There is …

Proof copy of The Bell Jar found by student expected to fetch thousands

Early version of Sylvia Plath novel, attributed to pseudonym Victoria Lucas, reveals last-minute changes to text<p>In a literary version of Cash in the Attic, a rare proof edition of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar which has sat on a spare room bookshelf for the last quarter of a century, is due to be …

Literature

iOS 9 to Feature Force Touch With Haptic Feedback, New Keyboard and Group Read Receipts

Following a recent report suggesting that iOS 9 could feature "Rootless" security, "Trusted Wi-Fi" and support for legacy A5-based devices, today <i>9to5Mac</i> followed up on a few smaller-scale improvements to Apple's next major software version that could have a big impact on the overall experience for …

What The Justice Department’s New Drone Rules Mean For Your Privacy

More paper work for special agents, more privacy for you<p>Announced Friday, the Department of Justice has some brand-new guidelines for how its agencies (the United States Marshals Service, FBI, DEA, and ATF) can use drones while still respecting the civil rights of American citizens. The guidance …