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U.S. poised to warn U.N. rights forum of possible withdrawal

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States is expected to signal on Tuesday that it might withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless reforms are ushered in including the removal of what it sees as an “anti-Israel bias”, diplomats and activists said.<p>Overview of the United Nations Human …

Human Rights

The Battle for Aleppo, Syria’s Stalingrad, Ends

Aleppo has been part of human history for some five thousand years. Abraham is said to have grazed his sheep on its slopes and donated their milk to the local poor. Alexander the Great founded a Hellenic settlement there. The city is cited in the Book of Samuel and Psalm 60, and for centuries its …

Middle East

A Brief History of U.S. Intervention in Foreign Elections

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>U.S. lawmakers and officials continue to respond to CIA intelligence reports that Russia deliberately interfered with the November election in order to get Donald Trump elected. Yet, intervening in foreign election is nothing new, …

The Brightest Supernova on Record Was Something Much More Brutal Than an Explosion

Don't get too close.<p>In June last year, astronomers witnessed a brilliant cosmic flash thought to be the most powerful supernova on record – an …

There’s A Secret Canadian Spy Database That We Just Found Out About

CSIS did a bad, bad thing.<p>The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, better known as CSIS, has found itself in trouble with the legal system once again after a federal court discovered the existence of an "illegal" database full of information on Canadians, held at a secret data centre.<p>The …

Why do we still accept that governments collect and snoop on our data?

Bulk collection clearly violates global rights to privacy and free speech, and now, with a case before the European court of human rights, is the time to stop it<p>In recent weeks, the Hollywood film about Edward Snowden and the movement to pardon the NSA whistleblower have renewed worldwide attention …

Archaeologists Discover Skeleton of Ancient Stoner Wrapped in Weed

Some people choose to be buried with objects that are emblematic of what they cared for in life. In the case of a 2,400-year-old skeleton recently …

Syrian troops begin ground offensive to retake Aleppo

Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.<p>Troops attacked from four fronts, in their first offensive inside the city since the opposition took hold in 2012.<p>They advanced towards the contested old …

'Sickening' airstrike on UN aid trucks in Syria may be the last straw in US-Russia relations

A week into a cease-fire in Syria brokered by Russia and the US, Russian-made warplanes hit a UN aid convoy traveling to the besieged town of Aleppo to provide relief to Syrians at the scene of some of the most intense fighting in the country's five-year civil war.<p>At least 18 of 31 trucks in a UN …

Middle East

Confirmed: Mysterious ancient Maya book, Grolier Codex, is genuine

900-year-old astronomy guide is oldest known book written in the Americas.<p>In a rare reversal, archaeologists have determined that a Maya book written …

Archaeology

The bold and controversial plan to drill into a supervolcano

A volcano hidden off the coast of Italy is so huge that it has the power to change life on Earth – should scientists drill into it to unlock its secrets, or is the risk too great? Jonathan Frochtzwajg investigates.<p>Stefano Carlino descends underground, into a deep pit occupied by what looks like a …

Earth Science

Iraq suicide bomb attack: Deaths in Baghdad rise to 165

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1250000/1250640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534241421_99ea2e365a3da233d600572f4a7dbca5<p><b>The number of people killed in Sunday's suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to 165, interior ministry officials say.</b><p>The …

Extremism

The Humane Society Took Secret Video at a Trophy Hunting Convention in Vegas

It gives a raw look at the industry without the veneer of protecting animals.<p>Earlier this year, the Humane Society of the United States took a hidden camera to a trophy hunting convention in Las Vegas hosted by an international nonprofit that is at least nominally dedicated to wildlife conservation.<p>…

Mounting evidence suggests 'hobbits' were wiped out by modern humans' ancestors 50,000 years ago

It might not yet be enough to convince a jury, but mounting evidence suggests ancestors of modern humans wiped out the world's only known population of hobbits.<p>A race of 3.5ft tall humans - known as "hobbits" - were using stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 50,000 years ago but then …

Musk: SpaceX could take humans to Mars in 9 years

Elon Musk believes SpaceX should be able to land humans on Mars nine years from now.<p>Musk reiterated confidence in his Mars timeline at the Code Conference on Wednesday night.<p>"If things go according to plan, we should be able to — we should be able to — launch people in 2024, with arrival in 2025," …

Space Travel

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Physics

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Watch Another Unbelievable SpaceX Landing From The Rocket Itself

SpaceX has done it again. For the third time in a row, the Falcon 9 rocket has delivered its payload in the upper atmosphere and returned to earth …

BitTorrent is launching a TV streaming service

Legacy file-sharing client BitTorrent is making a move into media with a new BitTorrent Live TV streaming app, laying the groundwork for a new BitTorrent TV streaming service. The app will be available on Apple TV, Mac OS computers and iOS devices later this week.<p>With it, you'll be able to watch …

Smart TV

Women are more likely to have sex with other women because of evolution, scientist claims

Women are more likely to be sexually fluid than men because evolution historically required them to have sex with co-wives in polygynous marriages, …

China’s global energy financing raises climate fears | Financial Times

Chinese “policy” banks have supplied almost as much financing for global energy projects as the four major western multilateral lenders combined but …

Neuroscientists Discover a New Way to Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier

The brain presents a unique challenge for medical treatment: it is locked away behind an impenetrable layer of tightly packed cells. Although the …

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours<p>Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

Scientists Gave Depressed Patients Psilocybin in a First for Psychedelic Therapy

And the results are promising.<p>In a recent UK trial, 12 patients with major depression took a pill quite different to commonly prescribed antidepressants: 25mg of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms.<p>Though it's early days (the study is the first of its kind), the results of …

How Dogs Find Their Way Home (Without A GPS)

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Dogs may not have a confirmed homing instinct but other factors could be driving the homeward bound. …

Tesla Call Cheap-Labor Allegations 'Totally Unacceptable'

Tesla's reputation came under fire over the weekend after a report from <i>The Mercury New</i>s claimed the car company had used cheap foreign labor to build one of its new facilities.<p><i>The Mercury News</i> alleged that Tesla contractor Eisenmann and subcontractor ISM Vuzem hired more than 140 workers from …

Ducati Scrambler Icon vs. Triumph Street Twin vs. Yamaha FZ-07 Comparison Review

There are many criteria for deciding which motorcycles to include in a comparison test. Most are formulaic, having to do with market segment and …