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Trump panic drives progressives toward Clinton

At Netroots Nation, there was little love for Hillary but plenty of concern about the need to defeat the presumptive GOP nominee.<p>ST. LOUIS — The Democratic convention that will nominate Hillary Clinton for president is just a week away, but you wouldn’t have known it at the annual Netroots Nation …

Middle-class

Pokémon Go Is All the Rage, But Where's the Science?

The <i>Pokémon Go</i> craze is still going strong, as players scamper about the great outdoors trying desperately to catch ‘em all. And amid all the …

Fuel-Efficient Engines Have a Sooty Flaw

A newer type of fuel injection offers better fuel economy, but paradoxically increases black carbon emissions—meaning a pollution trade-off. …

Why Brexit may be a deadly experiment for science

EU funding was a vital lifeline for our world-leading scientific research sector. That, and so much more, has now been blown away<p>Public scientific research is one of Britain’s great unsung industries. Its turnover is around £8bn, it employs some 100,000 researchers and it leads the world. After the …

Brazilian security forces conduct large-scale anti-terror drill ahead of Rio Olympics

Police and soldiers have carried out the biggest simulated counter-terrorism exercises to date ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio. The drills come as …

Terrorism
Urbanism

UK offered Brexit free trade deal with Australia

<b>Australia has called for a free trade deal with Britain following its exit from the European Union.</b><p>Theresa May described the move as "very encouraging" and insisted it showed Brexit could work for Britain.<p>In a phone call to the new PM, her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull said he urgently …

United Kingdom

China will struggle to maintain growth pace for wages: statistics bureau

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wages in China kept pace with economic growth in the first half of 2016 but maintaining that will be difficult, the country’s statistics bureau said on Sunday.<p>It cited issues such as overcapacity in China’s coal and steel sectors as well as some declining agricultural prices as …

China

Using Pokémon Go as Your Tour Guide

Maybe gaming isn’t your thing, but you’d like to know what all the fuss is about Pokémon Go, the mobile game that in the second week since its release is already rivaling Twitter in popularity in the United States.<p>If you do decide to try it out, you may actually find it more useful than the typical …

The ghostly reconstruction of MH17 from fragments recovered at crash site

The Dutch Safety Board concluded in its October 2015 final report that the downing of MH17, which killed all 298 passengers from 11 countries, was hit by a Buk surface-to-air missile fired from territory controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.<p>While presenting the findings …

Airplanes