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A Whole New Species Can Develop In Just Two Generations, New Research Indicates

Princeton researchers and other scientists witness direct observation of the birth of a new species on the Galapagos Islands.<p>An island of the …

Need More Proof That Evolution Is Real? Look No Further Than Your Own Body

DO try this at home.

Biology

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.<p>The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few …

Global Warming

CRISPR hacks enable pinpoint repairs to genome

Precision tools expand the number of ‘base editors’ available for manipulating DNA and RNA.<p>The toolbox for editing genes expanded this week, as two …

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.<p>For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational waves from the same event, a neutron star collision 130 million light years away. Thanks to advance warning from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave …

Live Blog: The Huge Gravitational Wave Discovery We've Been Waiting For Is Here

"We shared in the joy and excitement of that moment."<p>Well folks, that massive gravitational wave announcement has been well worth the wait.<p>Read on …

Space

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

Photos show how different family meals look in busy homes across America

But what family meal time looks like in each individual household can vary greatly, which is something photographer Lois Bielefeld wanted to explore in her series "Weeknight Dinners."<p>Bielefeld, who's represented by Portrait Society Gallery, visited 78 households to see how families are sitting down …

We Now Have an Equation That Explains How The Hell Quantum Chaos Behaves

Even chaos can be predicted.<p>While physicists have managed to wrap their minds around chaos theory in the macroscopic world, chaos also has its way at …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

How to Slam Dunk Creationists like Mike Pence When It Comes to the Theory of Evolution

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, …

Physicists Capture the Elusive Neutrino Smacking Into an Atom's Core

Every second of every day, trillions of tiny particles called neutrinos are raining down on your head. But unlike raindrops, hailstones, or bird …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Three visual illusions that reveal the hidden workings of the brain

Visual illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our …

Neurology

From Stephen Hawking to AI: nine of the best science talks

It's never been easier to learn about the wonders of science from the comfort of your own home. The internet is packed with enthralling lectures from …

Einstein's Theory About Gravitational Waves Was Just Proved Right — Again

Science, like so many other things, has tipping points. Figure out how to isolate and identify one virus and you’re on your way to bagging them all. …

blackholes

Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

“No One Understands Quantum Mechanics”<p>Quantum mechanics: a branch of physics that is, to many, confusing and misunderstood. It encompasses and deals …

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved

A remarkably complete fossil of a young child suggests that key elements of the human spinal structure were already in place in an ancient human relative 3.3 million years ago.<p>The child, about three years old, likely died suddenly and quickly drifted into a body of water, where she was covered in …

Quantum experiment could test if human consciousness is material or immaterial

Is there more to the mind than just classical physics?<p>The moment that the philosopher René Descartes first considered that famous phrase, "I think, …

Quantum Physics

Nine months, nine prominent Russians dead

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Nine high-profile Russians, including several high-profile diplomats, have died over the nine months since the US presidential election on November 8.<p>Among the recent deaths were six Russian diplomats. Some of the deaths appeared natural and governments have ruled out foul …

Russia

Jeff Sessions said that people who commit perjury must be removed from office

Life comes at you fast.<p>The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to Russia’s ambassador twice last year, …

With the Jeff Sessions contact, Trump’s Russia problem is only getting worse

Interactions between the Trump administration and Russian officials in the Kremlin—a topic that was once largely a source of intrigue and curiosity—have snowballed into something much bigger. Every day that goes by reveals a new piece of the puzzle being reported, with the Washington Post just …

Donald Trump

No ghosts, and no afterlife of any kind

Basic stuff: Brian Cox explains that there’s no physics to support the existence of ghosts, but I’ve also heard Sean Carroll explain the same …

Physics

Maybe Trump Is Just a Weak President

He hasn't signed major legislation. He waffles. And he hasn't set clear lines of authority.<p>By this point in his presidency, George W. Bush had announced the outline of a tax plan that, with modifications, he would sign into law a few months later. Barack Obama had signed the stimulus, a bill to …

Trump Has Spent More Time Golfing Than at Intelligence Briefings

And he's spent over half his presidency with "non-work time."<p>It's been a long 744 hours since Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and since then, he's certainly done...stuff. <i>The Washington Post</i> broke down just how he's spent his first month in office. Spoiler alert: most of it was not in the …

Donald Trump

Trump’s entire campaign was a bait-and-switch: Washington’s a mess, and it’s all the president’s fault

Trump’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory<p>Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip the government into shape.<p>But he’s showing himself to be …

Lobbyists Helped Bankroll President Trump's Transition

Even as Donald Trump was kicking lobbyists off his presidential transition team, he was quietly cashing checks from them.<p>At least a dozen registered …

Donald Trump

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Evelyn Farkas was the Pentagon’s top Russia expert. Now she wants Trump independently investigated.

“The fundamental question is: Are you susceptible to blackmail from a foreign entity or individual?”<p>From 2012 to 2015, Evelyn Farkas served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. Since leaving office, she’s been raising the alarm that there was more to the …

Donald Trump

Behind Team Trump’s bogus claims of “voter fraud” lies a strategic goal: Suppressing votes to ensure Republican victory

Republicans aren’t just spreading lies to boost Donald Trump’s ego. These phony claims hold the key to GOP hegemony<p>We all know by now that President Donald Trump, along with one of his closest aides, Stephen Miller, has been repeating factually vacant conspiracy theories about massive voter …