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Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Ten Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In all the discussion about this decades-long conflict and the quest for a solution, some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed, or skewed.<p>Not only does this do a disservice to history, but it also contributes to prolonging the conflict by perpetuating false assumptions and …

Israel

Sally Yates: Watch out for ghosts at Mar-a-Lago

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesWhatever happened to the 'unmaskings' probe? Sally Yates: Putin summit shows where …

Donald Trump

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism

STOCKHOLM — This past Saturday, a Hanukkah party at a synagogue in Goteborg, Sweden, was abruptly interrupted by Molotov cocktails. They were hurled by a gang of men in masks at the Jews, mostly teenagers, who had gathered to celebrate the holiday.<p>Two days later, two fire bombs were discovered …

Reminder: These are the members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs [Update]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai might be the villain du jour, but it’s important to remember that he didn’t act alone. Below you’ll find a list of all his accomplices and how much they received from telecoms during their last election cycle. Think of it as a handy cheat sheet detailing who not to vote for in …

The tax cut for Americans who earn over $1 million a year has more than tripled since the House first introduced their tax plan

Republican leaders reached an agreement on their final tax bill on Wednesday, making it more likely that federal taxes will be overhauled by Christmas.<p>The bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is currently in a conference committee to reconcile discrepancies between the House and Senate versions …

Climate change models project extreme temperature woes for continental US

New high-resolution climate models are projecting that, in the not-too-distant future, America could face frequent and extreme temperatures that …

Piketty and 100 researchers: inequality is getting worse, and will continue to worsen

The World Inequality Lab -- led by Thomas "Capital in the 21st Century" Piketty -- has published its 2018 World Inequality Report, summarizing the …

13 Trump Scandals You Forgot About

Any other year, one of these could have derailed a presidency.<p>The first six months of the Trump presidency have been a whirlwind of Russia-related news, with revelations about the Kremlin’s attempt to sway the election and the Trump campaign’s possible role in the effort surfacing nearly every day. …

Donald Trump

The Number of Deadly Heatwaves Will Only Keep Rising, Experts Warn

Majority of the world population could be exposed by 2100.<p>One of the consequences of a warming planet is more heatwaves, and more heatwaves that are …

The tick that makes people allergic to red meat with its bite seems to be spreading

With most food allergies, it takes only 15 or 20 minutes after exposure for severe reactions to occur. A bite of shrimp or lobster, and before long a person's throat starts to close and parts of their body begin to swell. It's scary and potentially life-threatening, but they usually can seek …

Disease

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications …

Health Care

Israel goodwill Ramadan efforts cut after Palestinian attack

Israel revoked on Sunday the permits of 200,000 Palestinians to enter Israel that were approved for the holy month of Ramadan following two near simultaneous Palestinian attacks on police that killed a young female officer near Jerusalem's Old City.<p>Israeli defense body COGAT, posted the …

This Study is Forcing Scientists to Rethink the Human Genome

The more data, the better, right? When it comes to genetics, it turns out that might not be the case.<p>As both genetic sequencing has gotten cheaper …

Trump told Russians that Israel infiltrated online ISIS bomb-making group

President Donald Trump, it has been confirmed, disclosed highly sensitive and classified Israeli intelligence with both Russia’s ambassador to the …

Elizabeth Warren: Sessions 'needs to be fired'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Elizabeth Warren's seemingly fraught history with now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no secret.<p>"I opposed Sessions for being Attorney General of the United States. And you may remember I got sent away from the Senate for that and got shut down and not allowed to speak again until …

A Breakthrough AI Can Now Predict Which Babies Will Develop Autism

Identifying Autism<p>A study published in <i>Science Transitional Medicine</i> has found that doctors can predict which babies will develop autism spectrum …

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

Bacteria turns poop blue when you're sick

Bacteria can be engineered to perform various tasks. For example bacteria has been engineered to make valuable proteins for medical use, and to make …

President Trump Just Directly Contradicted His Secretary of State

President Donald Trump directly contradicted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on how to handle Qatar, speaking one after the other in the same …

Tor Browser 7.0 works harder to protect your anonymity on its own

The latest update for privacy-minded folks' favorite way to surf the web should make others' attempts at tracking what they do even more difficult. The Tor browser's 7. 0 version introduces a sandbox feature that, according to an interview on the Tor blog, should "make life a lot harder" for people …

Privacy

Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging

A new study in mice shows that trehalose, a type of natural sugar, may boost the 'housekeeping' abilities of a certain kind of immune cell, thus …

Medical Research

Trump's proposed STEM budget cuts a grave mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1950s, the late physicist Charles Townes was told he was wasting his time inventing lasers (a kind of powerful light source explained by a theory Albert Einstein published a century ago).<p>Ponder this every time you fire up your computer hard drive, or when a loved one receives …

Stem Cells

Why the latest Russia news paints an increasingly grim picture for Trump

By Aaron Blake<p>Senior reporter<p>As top intelligence and law enforcement officials testify in front of Congress this week, one big question looms: Did President Trump attempt to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation?<p>It's a question with all kinds of legal ins and outs and is very unlikely to be …

Donald Trump

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

Trump: Mainstream media trying to get me to stop using social media

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he uses social media to present his “honest an unfiltered message,” a tactic that he said the “fake” mainstream media would like him to stop.<p>The remark, made via Twitter, came one day after counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway criticized the press for …

The 6 Dumb Reasons Executives Like Open-Plan Offices

Why do executives ignore overwhelming scientific evidence that open-plan offices are a productivity disaster?<p>Numerous studies prove that Open Plan Offices make employees both less healthy and less productive, with scant benefits. Why, then, do so many executives continue to embrace these disastrous …

Apple just leveled up the iPhone’s machine learning chops

One of the most underrated announcements at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Monday was the company’s unveiling of Core ML, a programming framework designed to make it easier to run machine learning models on the company’s mobile devices.<p>Core ML will be part of iOS 11, which is expected to …