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“Do the opposite thing you did 18 months ago”: EPA staffers on the agency in the Trump era

Two dozen former and current employees at the Environmental Protection Agency describe dysfunction under Scott Pruitt.<p><i>This story was produced by the</i> <i>Center for Public Integrity</i><i>, a nonprofit investigative news organization in Washington, DC.</i><p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt …

Cold case no more: Police arrest 5 in 'torturous' 1983 slaying

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heather Coggins was 6 years old when her Uncle Tim was killed in what police say was a vicious, racially motivated murder in the tiny hamlet of Sunny Side, Georgia.<p>She now has justice in her crosshairs.<p>On Friday, authorities arrested five people -- two of them law enforcement officers …

Crime

A Century-Old Discovery of a Virus Could Become Our Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

There's still hope.<p>Antibiotic resistance - the phenomenon in which bacteria stop responding to certain antibiotics - is a growing threat around the …

Medicine

Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete. The four fundamental forces are described by two different and mutually incompatible frameworks: General Relativity for gravitation, and Quantum Field Theory for the …

Quantum Mechanics

The Black Death helped reveal how long humans have polluted the planet

Before this 14th-century plague, there was lead in the air.<p>When the Black Death barreled through Europe in the 14th century, people had every reason to believe the end of the world was at hand. During the height of the pandemic, entire towns were felled. At least 75 million people met gruesome …

Pollution

Hubble spots something really, really weird at the edge of our solar system

The Hubble space telescope has imaged something very odd at the edge of our solar system – although, rather disappointingly, it’s not death planet …

The ultimate abs workout to get ripped and burn abdominal fat

This heavy-duty series of workouts is meant to be a set of guidelines as well as the road to rippling abs. This project will have you working for …

One of the Most Mysterious Laws of the Universe Confirmed in a New Experiment

There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in Physical Review …

20 Best Hidden Gems on Netflix In January 2017

<b>If You LOVED Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, Try Crazyhead</b><br>Words cannot express how perfect and delightful <i>Crazyhead</i> is. This bold, sweet, …

Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)?

Popularity may not be a single vector answer, but students and professionals still want to know if they're guiding their careers and companies in the …

Five technologies for the next ten years

Over the next decade, mobile, the Internet of Things, machine learning, robotics, and blockchain technologies will change a great deal about how the …

Has a New, Fifth Force of Nature Been Found?

There may be a fifth force of nature, a new study suggests.<p>"If true, it's revolutionary," study lead author Jonathan Feng, a professor of physics and …

Venus was once habitable for billions of years: study

Two billion years ago, our planetary neighbour Venus may have had an oceans of water and possibly life.<p>Today Venus is a highly inhospitable planet. …

3tags.org

Can hipsters stomach the unpalatable truth about avocado toast?

Are avocados now toast, at least for the thoughtful eater? There was only ever one way for avocado adulation to go, and that was down. Just have a look at Instagram: avocado “roses”, avocado brownies, guacamole 100 ways, and avocado smoothie (again?) Even though the hipster diet deifies the avo as …

Agriculture

The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Mysterious object near Neptune just made space a lot weirder

With each new space discovery, we realize how much we still don’t know about the solar system. Astronomers recently detected a mysterious object near …

Universe

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting | Men's Health

Men who performed the four-move kettlebell workout shown in the video above not only crushed more calories but also taxed their lungs more than when they did repeated sprints on a stationary bike for 12 minutes.<p>“Plus, the workout is safe and results in less overall physical strain,” notes study …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Space Science

Pluto's Moon May Have Had an Ocean That Ripped It Apart

A ridge that runs across the entire surface of Charon could be the ancient ocean having one last "Hulk out."<p>It's not every day that NASA invokes Marvel Comics to describe a planetary science phenomena, but it's not every day that you find a place whose ocean ripped its surface apart.<p>Ever since New …

Physicists Can Now Achieve Quantum Entanglement at Room Temperature

Quantum entanglement—the process though which particle’s states become inextricably linked, despite being nowhere near each other—is usually carried …

Boy who killed at age 8 ready to return to school at 15

The now 15-year-old boy was a third-grader when police accused him of using a .22-caliber rifle to shoot his father and his father's friend as they returned home from work in 2008, making him one of the youngest homicide suspects in the U.S. No exact motive was revealed, although the boy referred …

NASA delays first crewed flight of vehicle that will take astronauts to Mars

NASA has delayed its projected first crewed flight of the Orion crew capsule, the vehicle the space agency hopes will take astronauts to Mars someday. The first crewed mission — called EM-2 — is now scheduled for April 2023; the flight was originally scheduled for August 2021. NASA pushed back its …

NASA spots massive outburst from our very own black hole

Its root cause still undetermined, a huge X-ray flare from the Milky Way's center has made NASA scientists sit up and take notice.<p>As you might know, the Milky Way Galaxy, in which we are all floating, has a black hole with a mass 4.5 million times bigger than that of our sun at its very center. So, …

Black Holes

Pluto mystery: Four huge identical ‘holes’ found on dwarf planet stun Nasa scientists

SECURETEAM•NASA•YOUTUBETyler Glockner, Pluto, and the Death Star<p>Tyler Glockner, who runs the Secureteam YouTube UFO channel, has released a video …

Solar System

Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the photos on Thursday. The images were gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July.<p>Pluto’s curvature is featured in …

Johns Hopkins University

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …