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Relics of the Cold War

Project info<p>The Cold War is over — yet signs of it still exist. For forty years the Iron Curtain divided the countries of Europe into East and West. The arms race was unleashed, nuclear fallout shelters were constructed, and everyone braced for the worst. Martin Roemers has spent ten years in …

Is Marvel's Black Panther the big break for a black superhero?

Marvel’s film universe continues to steadily expand outwards – now that core comic-book characters like the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America have gone supernova, new stars are filling up the firmament, presumably until there isn’t a single month of the year that isn’t glowing with a …

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

Tech looks abroad to keep drones in the air

Amazon, Facebook and Google have sky-high hopes for drones — but government regulations have grounded their plans in the United States and pushed some companies to try their luck overseas.<p>Strict federal rules still prohibit tech giants, movie studios and other commercial operators from flying their …

Brazil's economy falls into recession, latest figures show

<b>Brazil has fallen into recession, just a month before the general election, latest figures show.</b><p>Economic output, GDP, fell by 0.6% in the three months to June, worse than analysts had predicted, and revised figures for the first quarter of the year also showed a fall of 0.2%.<p>A recession is usually …

Democrats Say Climate Change Is As Big a Threat As ISIS

Ben Geman<p>Aug. 28, 2014, 1:08 p.m.<p>Republicans and Democrats don’t entirely see eye-to-eye on threats posed by Islamic militants, Iran’s nuclear …

Florida Appeals Court Hands Marriage Equality Case To State Supreme Court

"[B]ecause of the constitutional implications the issue will likely be addressed by the Florida Supreme Court regardless of any decision we might make."<p>In a 10-3 ruling Wednesday, Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal said the issue of whether the state's 2008 ban on marriage for same-sex couples …

White House may Pursue Climate Deal Without Congress

The Obama administration is weighing whether or not to pursue an international climate change agreement that could be enacted without approval from Congress, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday.<p>Republicans and some Democrats in Congress expressed outrage after The New York Times …

Syria offers to help fight Isis but warns against unilateral air strikes

Syria has declared it is ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group but warned the US against carrying out air strikes on its territory without the consent of Damascus, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.<p>Walid al-Moallem, the Syrian foreign minister, …

What would trigger US strike in Syria? Mixed messages from DOD

U.S. military officials gave varying – and at times confusing -- explanations Monday for what, if anything, would trigger U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, after the Joint Chiefs chairman dialed back earlier comments that suggested support for such a strike.<p>On Sunday, Joint …

Candidates are forced to wade through Iraq, again

The Iraq war was once again front and center on the campaign trail in New Hampshire last week, with a Democratic president under fire.<p>The gruesome beheading of native son James Foley at the hands of Islamic militants thrust the issue to the fore, leading residents to debate how far the U.S. should …

On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare,…

On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is …

Photographer's 1st Milky Way View an Unforgettable Sight (Photo)

Can your first glimpse of the Milky Way in the night sky get you hooked on astrophotography for life? Yes, says one photographer, who sent in this …

Lucy review – Luc Besson's cerebral sci-fi is set to overload

Peter Parker had his radioactive spider and the Fantastic Four their gamma rays. For Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), the imperilled heroine of Luc Besson's sleek, punchy action caper, superpower comes courtesy of a packet of prototype narcotics that ruptures in her intestine, allowing her to access an …

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Is Already A Flash Mob Craze

We knew when <b>Taylor Swift</b> dropped her new horn-heavy single "Shake It Off," the entire world would launch into utter chaos. For the first time in a …