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Putin says U.S. hacking scandal not in Russia's interests | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The scandal that erupted in the United States over allegations Russia hacked Democratic Party emails has not been in Moscow’s interests and both sides in the U.S. election campaign are just using Russia to score points, Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.<p>The U.S. government on …

Russia

SpaceX shows off its Interplanetary Transport System in new video

SpaceX has released a new video showing a CG concept of its Interplanetary Transport System, the rocket and spacecraft combo it plans to use to colonize Mars. The video depicts a reusable rocket that can get the interplanetary spacecraft beyond Earth’s orbit, and a craft that uses solar sails to …

Space Travel

X-ray detection sheds new light on Pluto

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made the first detections of X-rays from Pluto. These observations offer new insight into the …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Relations between US and Russia are coming out of a deep-freeze

In March 2009, shortly after the Obama administration first came into office, Hillary Clinton met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva. It was her first meeting with Lavrov since Clinton had become secretary of state.<p>Relations between Russia and the United States had been under …

Russia

This 'map of the universe' is the first full model of Einstein's theory of relativity

Scientists have modelled the universe using Einstein's full theory of relativity.<p>The research teams – from a number of European and US institutions – …

'Hamilton' musical runs into trouble over 'non-white' casting notice

The producers of the hip-hop historical musical "Hamilton" have run into trouble over a recent open casting notice seeking "non-white" singers for Broadway and upcoming touring versions of the hit show.<p>Actors' Equity Assn. criticized the notice, which appeared on the official "Hamilton" website, …

San Francisco

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

Japanese Photographers Reflect on Fukushima

Still reeling from the effects of the 3/11 tsunami and nuclear disaster, these photographers are coping through art.<p>In the wake of Japan's March 11, 2011 double disaster, the Tōhoku tsunami and subsequent reactor failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a group of over 200 pensioners …

13 Rarely-Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

Get an intimate look at the private (and public) life of the icon.<p>We all know the still from the famous white dress scene in "The Seven Year Itch," but what the time she stuck out her tongue at photographers while taking in a Yankees game?

21 Orgasmic Experiences You Should Try Before You Die

Mouthgasms, eargasms, eyegasms, you name it.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

National Parks

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience