Marianna Biersack

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Ask Ethan: Is 'Zero Gravity' Really A Thing?

When we see astronauts in space, flying above the Earth’s atmosphere, we’re told that they experience zero gravity: true weightlessness. Yet they’re still being gravitationally pulled by the Earth, the Moon, the Sun and every other mass in the Universe! So how does zero gravity actually work, and …

Physics

I’m Proud to be Queer in Trump’s America

Samantha Allen and her partner met in Indiana, their relationship unfolding in the heart of what is called Trump’s America. They love it there. And …

LGBTQI

The Women's March is more than an anti-Trump protest. Here's what participants want.

Hint: a lot of different things.<p>“What are they doing out there?” “What do they want?” “What’s their goal?”<p>If there’s a protest or demonstration, you can count on an observer asking these questions from the sidelines. And, to be fair, the answer is less than obvious when tens of thousands of diverse …

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

Universe

LGBT Rights Group Opposes Donald Trump's Health Secretary Nominee Tom Price

The nation’s largest LGBT rights group is officially opposing a second member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, an announcement that is …

Chinese billionaire offers biggest education prize

<b>A Chinese technology billionaire is offering the world's most valuable education prize.</b><p>The Yidan Prize will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to "transform" global education.<p>Charles Chen Yidan, who co-founded China's internet company, Tencent, …

Globalization

The twilight of Tokyo's legendary fish market

<b>The Tsukiji fish market is probably the rudest place in Japan.</b><p>If you've got an image in your mind of cheery fishmongers bowing and wishing you the Japanese equivalent of "top of the morning", forget it.<p>You get pushed and shoved, told "you're in the way!" At every step you're nearly run down by a …

Japan

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

<b>A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of "three-person IVF".</b><p>Doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first.<p>It is, however, not the first child born with DNA from three parents.<p>The baby girl, born on 5 January, is thought …

Pregnancy

Obama pushes through controversial moves before Trump takes over

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A flurry of actions from the President Barack Obama's White House, first noted by CNN in late December, seem designed specifically to help enshrine his legacy and potentially foil some policy priorities of his successor. And the outgoing Democrats have not slowed down as they get …

Donald Trump

Former DNC chair: Trump could be 'illegitimate' if more evidence emerges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, said she, too, would be willing to call President-elect Donald Trump's presidency "illegitimate," but only if more damning evidence emerges from congressional investigations into communications …

Donald Trump

White House: No Snowden clemency request

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a million supporters of Edward Snowden have petitioned President Barack Obama to pardon him, but the former National Security Agency contractor hasn't submitted the required documents for clemency, according to the White House.<p>"Mr. Snowden has not filed paperwork to seek clemency …

Surveillance

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier convicted for leaking classified information

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time.<p>Obama also granted a full and complete pardon to …

National Security

Trump Enters Office With Historically Low Approval Rating

Donald Trump starts his presidency Friday with the lowest-ever ratings for an incoming president, but also with some signs of increasing optimism for the country, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>A majority of Americans — 52 percent — say they disapprove of …

Donald Trump

18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

A partial repeal of Obamacare could leave 18 million people who have insurance today with no coverage one year later, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.<p>The report estimates that 32 million people would lose their insurance over 10 years.<p>The CBO based its …

Health Care

Police say raid underway in Paris suburb as witnesses report gunfire

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Witnesses have reported gunfire amid a police raid in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as authorities hunt for two suspects from Friday's deadly terrorist attacks who are believed to be at large.<p>Read live updates here.<p>Police blocked off roads early Wednesday in Saint-Denis, …

Paris Attacks