Nelly Kazemian

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The Latest: UN concludes 'substantive' Geneva talks on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local):<p>9:15 p.m.<p>The U.N. Envoy to Syria says he wants the government and opposition to pursue a …

The French are hosting “intellectual rave parties” in 30 cities around the world

Could it be more French?<p>Between Jan. 26 and Jan. 29, French consulates in 30 cities around the world will be hosting free, all-night “intellectual rave parties” to wrestle with today’s most pressing matters. The Night of Philosophy and Ideas (<i>La Nuit des idées)</i> is a festival of philosophical …

Anachronistic

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

Scientists have trained pigeons to diagnose breast cancer

A new study his revealed that pigeons are surprisingly adept when it comes to spotting cancerous cells<p>Doctors train for years in order to be able to correctly diagnose cancer - but could they soon be replaced by pigeons?<p>Well, no. Obviously not.<p>However, scientists have now discovered that pigeons …

How Can We Write About Science When People Are Dying?

Paris was horrific.<p>Yet as I watched that horror unfold, in a city that was once known as “The Paris of the Middle East,” dust clouds were falling onto a street streaked with blood. Beirut had been hit by one of the deadliest bombings since the Lebanese civil war ended in 1990.<p>It was a story that …

Middle East

Rosetta team move spacecraft to try and speak to Philae

The European Space Agency is attempting to move Rosetta to a position where it can pick up another signal from Philae which has been quiet since Saturday<p>Scientists behind the Rosetta comet landing are attempting to relocate the spaceship so that it can pick up a signal from its probe on the surface.<p>…