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North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.<p>The White House said that Mr. Trump had …

North Korea

Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang

Commentary: The physicist tells Neil deGrasse Tyson what came before the Big Bang. Was there anything there? Was there nothing there? Was there even a there there?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So there was this chicken, OK? And then …

Physics

World's longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Because walking across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge just isn't scary enough, China is finding new ways to bring the fear.<p>The country's latest -- billed as the world's longest -- opened at the end of 2017 in Hebei Province's Hongyagu Scenic Area.<p>And just in case the 488 meter span …

Grand Canyon

Train Passenger Captures Surreal Photos of Hokkaido Blanketed in Snow

Hokkaido, Japan's snow-covered northernmost prefecture, is the magical background for Chinese photographer Ying Yin‘s series <i>Wind of Okhotsk</i>. Inspired by her desire to visit a snowy area, the lush winter scenery, blanketed by white powder, makes for a powerful set of images.<p>Starting in Sapporo, the …

Hokkaido

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States.<p>U.S. District Judge James …

Immigration

North Korea Calls U.N. Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

North Korea on Sunday called the latest round of punishing United Nations sanctions an “act of war,” and reminded the United States that the North’s rapid development of missiles and atomic bombs meant it posed a “substantial nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland.”<p>In a statement released by the …

North Korea

Welcome to the Campiest Place on Earth

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — When a study recently found Great Falls the least gay-friendly city in Montana, one man wrote on a local news website, “Let’s keep it that way.”<p>Mermaids are totally tolerable, though.<p>Great Falls, home to 59,000 mostly conservative citizens, can be a soul-deadening place. …

Mermaids

A NASA astronaut films his spacewalk — and a breathtaking view of Earth

On its surface, Earth is chaos. It is traffic jams and the threat of nuclear war and fake news operations trying to punk real ones but owning themselves spectacularly in the process.<p>But launch yourself a couple hundred miles above the atmosphere, and Earth seems a different world. It is quiet. It …

Space Exploration

This Octopus Creates a Seashell Suit of Armor to Hide from a Shark

Sure, Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is pretty badass with all of its repulsors and Pulse Bolts and Unibeams and whatnot, but you know what is just as …

Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Conservationists have been sounding the alarm over invasive species for years, warning of the damage they can cause to habitats and native animals. But in Florida, an invasive snail might be helping an endangered bird species come back from the brink, researchers say.<p>The population of North …

Zoology

Devastating space storms could hit the Earth at any time - and we will only get 15 minutes warning

It is the stuff of Hollywood movies, space storms hurtling towards Earth with alarming speed.<p>Weather in space is largely unpredictable, and in the …

Researchers Identify 44 Trackers in More Than 300 Android Apps

A collaborative effort between the Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy has shed light on dozens of invasive trackers that are embedded within Android …

Apps

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

World's first robot 'citizen' Sophia hints that she'd like to start a FAMILY

The first and only robot to be granted citizenship of a country has hinted that she would like to start a family.<p>Sophia, a humanoid robot created by …

Robotics

Potentially hazardous three-mile-wide asteroid 3200 Phaethon to skim Earth TODAY in closest pass since 1974

A massive asteroid is set to skim the Earth on Saturday, December 16 - just over a week before Christmas.<p>With a diameter of about 3 miles, the …

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro could top the Pixelbook by adding this missing feature

Over the years, Chromebooks have built a reputation for being affordable, streamlined alternatives to regular Windows-powered laptops. Recently, however, we’ve seen the rise of premium Chromebooks that pack top-tier hardware on top of the fuss-free Chrome OS experience.<p>The sheer existence of a …

Uber's data breach cover-up could be the last straw for some riders

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Donald Trump

If You Transplant a Human Head, Where Do You Get the Body?

Two years ago, the controversial Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero made a brazen announcement: In December 2017, for the first time in history, he …

Singularity
North Korea

We asked a physicist: Why can’t we put metal in the microwave?

<i>In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions about the mysterious world of</i> …

Dolly the Sheep Didn’t Die Prematurely Because She Was a Clone

Dolly the Sheep made biotech history in 1996 when she became the first animal cloned from adult somatic cells. She lived to the age of seven, which …

Biotechnology

This Robotics Startup Wants to Be the Boston Dynamics of China

Chinese startup Unitree Robotics unveils Laikago quadruped robot Photo: Unitree RoboticsOf all the legged robots built in labs all over the world, …

Robotics

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery

A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the <i>South China Morning Post</i>.<p>Prior to the surgery, the robot was oriented …

Ask Ethan: How Can Worlds That Never Get Above Freezing Have Liquid Water?

The Solar System has proved a surprising place, and perhaps one of the biggest surprises is that Earth isn’t the only world with liquid water on its surface. Sure, there’s a tiny bit that temporarily exists on Mars, but worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa, Saturn’s Enceladus, and even ultra-distant …

Astronomy

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

Microbiology

Astronomers find strange, comet-like double asteroid

Comets are loose collections of ice and dust, sometimes with long tails. Asteroids are more rocky or metallic. Now astronomers have found a …

Astronomy