Nika Levtchin

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The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

315 Years of the American Slave Trade in 2 Minutes

The slave trade in the Americas was a more than three-century-long institution that fundamentally shaped how countries like the United States formed. …

Human ancestor Lucy's cause of death solved, scientists say

The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.<p>An …

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Brains of Jewish Holocaust victims found in Munich institute

During renovations at the Max Planck Psychiatric Institute in Munich, dozens of brains and brain parts of Jewish victims of the Holocaust were …

Polio is back in Nigeria, and the next vaccination campaign may have a surprising consequence

In early August, Nigeria announced new cases of wild poliovirus, two years after the country’s last reported case. This was a setback for the Nigerian government as well as the global health community, which has invested $14 billion over the past three decades to wipe out polio.<p>Both of Nigeria’s …

How Israeli women are gaining in the fight for Jewish divorce

JERUSALEM (JTA) — In this case, the sins of the son are the sins of the father.<p>Israel’s Supreme Rabbinical Court this month sentenced a haredi …

NASA reestablishes contact with long lost spacecraft after two years of silence

NASA has reestablished contact with its STEREO-B spacecraft, nearly two years after losing communication with the vehicle. The space agency has been trying to get in contact with the spacecraft since October 1st, 2014, when the last signal from STEREO-B was received on Earth. Finally on Sunday, …

So you’re a Jew and you’re starting college? Prepare for anti-Zionism.

Congratulations, new college freshmen! Welcome to what will undoubtedly be some of the most exciting years of your life. Get ready to meet new people, learn things that fascinate you, and figure out who you are and who you want to be.<p>If you’re Jewish, you should probably also prepare yourself for …

China Plans Permanent Manned Moon Base

China is considering launching a permanently manned radar station on the moon, according to reports.<p>China’s National Natural Science Foundation is …

NASA may have less than 2 minutes to rescue its long-lost spacecraft

The long silence ended on Sunday, when the probe — some 189 million miles away from Earth — finally said "hello" again to the space agency.<p>However, scientists in charge of the Stereo sun-observing mission are not celebrating just yet.<p>"The very hard and scary work is just beginning," Joe Gurman, a …

Obama reportedly declined to enforce red line in Syria after Iran threatened to back out of nuclear deal

Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon, who recently wrote a book called "The Iran Wars,"told MSNBC on Monday that the Obama administration's determination to close the Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the failure to act on its own red line in Syria.<p>"When the president announced his plans to …

Judge in Stanford rape case removes himself from another sex crimes proceeding

A Santa Clara County judge who faced widespread criticism after sentencing former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault has removed himself from another sex-crimes case, court documents show.<p>Judge Aaron Persky — who is facing a recall effort by those who say …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.