Raquel Albano

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The World Health Organization will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.<p>The United Nations health agency announced Monday in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog that "gender incongruence" -- the organization's term for people whose gender identity …

Mental Health

Trump directs creation of 'Space Force' as sixth branch of military

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, …

Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for "a bright new future" for Kim's isolated and impoverished nation. Yet he immediately faced pointed questions at home about whether he got …

North Korea

Trump, lawyers lay out expansive presidential powers view

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he has an "absolute right" to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him.<p>No need of a …

Donald Trump

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus

We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.

College & University

More than half of the most valuable U.S. tech companies were founded by first- or second-generation immigrants

Mary Meeker updates her data on immigrant founders.<p>Immigrants are integral to the U.S. tech market.<p>Some 56 percent of the 25 most valuable tech companies in the U.S. had a founder who was a first- or second-generation immigrant, according to Mary Meeker’s annual presentation at the <b>Code Conference</b> …

Here’s how you can trace an ’80s hip-hop beat back to 1910

Vox.com’s senior video producer Estelle Caswell explains it all.<p>What makes ’80s music sound like ’80s music? There’s one particular sound that stands out.<p>Vox.com’s senior video producer Estelle Caswell showed <b>Recode’s</b> <b>Code Conference</b> audience how a single chord, first created by Igor Stravinsky in …

Here’s how leading women in Silicon Valley think tech can fix its gender diversity problem

The three were challenged to identify a single solution.<p>Three women trying to make Silicon Valley more diverse have some advice for the tech giants, venture capitalists and startup industry about how they can do better.<p>It’s no surprise that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem — all you have to …

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than deployed service members

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while deployed as members of the military.<p>Data for military casualties are difficult to ascertain. An original version …

Military

Mega black hole could devour the Sun

Australian researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos.<p>The astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) described it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.<p>The astronomers …

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Sends Ten More Iridium Satellites to Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc. satellites to orbit early Friday, its fifth in a …

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—and Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

Read Elon Musk's bold Mars colony plan for free online

Elon Musk's latest plan to colonize Mars is now officially part of the academic literature.<p>A summary of the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia last September has been published in the peer-reviewed journal New Space. The journal is …

SWARMS OF DRONES NAVIGATE ON OWN - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

COVER STORY<p>The flying robots called drones were used in a dramatic light show for the Olympics opening ceremonies in South Korea, executing elaborate …

Drones

Volcanoes on Mars Helped Form its Early Oceans

Thanks to the many missions that have been studying Mars in recent years, scientists are aware that roughly 4 billion years ago, the planet was a …

Stars For Sale! But No, You Can't Really Buy an Official Star Name for Someone

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Solar System

Mars rover finds long-chain organic compounds

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Mars Rover

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

Zoology

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

Tariffs vs. Tax Cuts: Trump’s Rollercoaster Relationship With Corporate America

President Trump’s relationship with corporate America has hit a major speed bump.<p>With the administration’s new import duties on steel and aluminum, …

AT&T and the government face off in court today. Here’s everything you need to know.

White House intrigue. Silicon Valley-backed disruption. The future of the information economy. And the power of government to hold large and dominant companies accountable.<p>All of these have become defining factors in a historic lawsuit involving AT&T and the Justice Department, and it reaches a …

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Vehicle

Snapchat’s new 3D Friendmojis put virtual versions of you and a friend in an AR world

Snapchat is getting a funky new augmented reality (AR) feature today in the form of a new World Lens.<p>The 3D Friendmoji Deluxe World Lens builds on Snapchat’s growing push into AR by allowing you to not only transpose a 3D virtual version of yourself into the real world, but to add one of your …

MWC 2018: All the phones and gadgets announced so far

As Florida sheriff comes under scrutiny, proposal to ban some weapons fails

<b>(CNN) —</b> An amendment to a Florida bill that would have banned weapons like the one used in the Parkland school shooting failed Monday amid growing cries for accountability and reform.<p>Hundreds of Floridians converged on the state Capitol in Tallahassee on Monday as lawmakers took up a series of …

Florida School Shooting

White House on North Korea talks: 'We will see'

<b>Pyeongchang, South Korea (CNN) —</b> The White House has responded to North Korea's willingness to hold talks with the United States, saying in a statement Sunday that "there is a brighter path available for North Korea if it chooses denuclearization."<p>"We will see if Pyongyang's message today, that it …

North Korea

Alibaba bets on Olympics to make it a household name

Alibaba is ready to compete on the world stage.<p>China's biggest e-commerce company just made its debut as an Olympic sponsor at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Its massive pavilion at the event is a stone's throw from those of Coca-Cola (KO), McDonald's (MCD) and Samsung (SSNLF).<p>Those brands have …

International Olympic Committee

Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company: Just

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaden Smith's environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing at about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing …