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I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which …

Middle East

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to cut Medicare, punishing a key part of the GOP’s base – older Americans

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and the Republican Party seem intent on punishing a key part of their base – older Americans.<p>Ryan announced Wednesday that in 2018 the Republicans will be ready to put Medicare on the chopping block to pay for tax cuts. And those tax cuts are aimed at corporations …

We're learning more about what the Trump team knew when — and the evidence is damning

The circumstantial evidence suggesting that the Trump campaign collaborated with the Kremlin to get now-President Donald Trump elected continues to mount.<p>But even if it turns out that there was no direct "collusion" to shape the 2016 election, what we have learned so far — including most recently …

Donald Trump

Auschwitz inmate's chilling notes on Nazi murder squad finally deciphered

The chilling testimony of an Auschwitz inmate who was forced to help Nazi murder squads has finally been deciphered.<p>Marcel Nadjari, a Greek Jew, …

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

How to multiply numbers by drawing lines

Learn how drawing lines and counting can visually calculate multi-digit multiplication problems. This handy math trick, sometimes referred to as the …

Mathematics

What Would An Antimatter Universe Look Like?

Our universe is dominated by matter. Sure, there is dark matter and dark energy, but things like stars, planets and people are made of matter. Protons, electrons, neutrons and such. But matter seems to come in pairs. For every electron created, an antimatter positron is created. For every proton …

Physics

Oh, Thank God: The Incredibles 2 Finally Has a Teaser Trailer

I’ve waited a long time for this. The sequel to Disney and Pixar’s <i>The Incredibles</i>, still one of the most fun and well crafted superhero movies …

Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the Earth

Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of …

Republicans in Congress Think You're an Idiot

From The Nation<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>The GOP tax bill should be toxic to everyone who is not ultra-rich.</i><p>Paul Ryan<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: The Ring of …

Income Inequality

Watch: This flying drone folds its wings and dives into the sea, then relaunches itself

There's some cool science happening around multidomain robots, which are built to traverse multiple environments<p>I'm a sucker for bio-inspired …

Drones

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

New observations stir up debate over an abundance of antimatter found in our atmosphere.<p>A cosmic engine is hurling strange particles at Earth—and new observations, published today in the journal <i>Science</i>, are complicating the hunt for the culprit.<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected an …

Dark Matter

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

WASHINGTON — For several decades, a consensus has grown that reining in the United States’ $3.2 trillion annual medical bill begins with changing the way doctors are paid: Instead of compensating them for every appointment, service and procedure, they should be paid based on the quality of their …

Health Care

What Was Russia's Role In 2016 U.S. Election? 2 Former KGB Officials Weigh In

Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, peered at me across his dark, vaulted office in an old Moscow manor house.<p>"I'm going to tell you something that I've never told anyone before," he said. "About 10 years ago, Russia had the opportunity to seriously influence election results in France."<p>Gudkov, …

Russia

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

NASA spots weird circular filament on the sun

There's some strangeness on the sun in a NASA solar observatory image of an extremely rare filament formation.<p>Under the watchful eyes of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, the sun is a raucous place of ever-changing features. It has dark snake-like filaments and gaping sunspots. …

GOP Voter Suppression Is the Country’s Greatest Scandal

In state after state, the party enacts measures to solve a problem that does not exist but which targets African Americans, often with surgical …

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio: The raging bull goes electric

Blasphemy. That’s what some would call it: the so-called purists, asked to consider an electric super sports car with the Lamborghini badge. And yet, …

Bill Gates and China partner on world-first nuclear technology

Fourth generation Travelling Wave Reactors would differ from third generation, more traditional light water nuclear reactors, as they would not …

Alien Life Could Thrive in Enceladus' Hidden Oceans Thanks to an Epic Invisible Force

Life could have had millions of years to brew inside the moon.<p>We first spotted them 12 years ago. Jets of water vapour shooting into space through …

Ancient Mineral Forged in Earth's Mantle Could Make Internet 1,000-Times Faster

A “miracle material” found deep within the Earth’s mantle could hold the key to ultra-high-speed communications and computing, researchers …

‘Haunted’ city floating in the ocean leaves experts baffled

<b>A mysterious and ancient city floating in the middle of the ocean is ‘haunted’ – and its presence in the Pacific has left experts baffled.</b><p>New …

Proxima Centauri: Our Closest Cosmic Neighbour May Have an Entire Solar System We Never Knew About

The discovery is described in a new paper accepted for publication in <i>The Astrophysical Journal Letters.</i> "It’s the first indication of the presence of …

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.<p>Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an …

Middle-class

FBI to release all of its JFK assassination files

The FBI said Monday it has now authorized the release of all the previously withheld materials in its files about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.<p>The bureau said that the files would now be released by the National Archives on a rolling basis in the coming weeks.<p>Last week, President …

JFK Assassination

‘Amazon Stadium’ is the latest bait being dangled in front of Jeff Bezos

A Chicago developer is promising a sports complex if the company decides to put its HQ2 in the Windy City.<p>The bidding war over which city will be the location of Amazon’s next headquarters continues.<p>As reported in the Chicago Tribune, Sterling Bay Developers in Chicago have drawn up plans for an …

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

Nutrition

Saudi Arabia is building a $500 billion mega-city that's 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter, but falling oil prices have made it more difficult for the country to pay its oil workers.<p>Now the Saudi Arabian government has come up with a project that could give its economy a boost: a $500 billion mega-city that will connect to Jordan and Egypt …

Saudi Arabia

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics