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Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

<b>Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday</b><p>Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online.<p>The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of …

Stephen Hawking

Energy giant bets on battery breakthrough within the next 5 years

North Carolina-based utility provider Duke Energy is betting on the rise of increasingly efficient battery technology to propel the rise of solar and wind power over the next five years, according to a new report by Forbes.<p>"There's going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five …

Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant …

Obama and Trudeau’s dinner date is a perfectly served attack on Trump

Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau remain the kings of the humanizing photo-op.<p>https://twitter.com/ObamaFoundation/status/872289650546790400/photo/1<p>While the former US president was in Montreal to speak to the Canadian city’s Chamber of Commerce, he dined with the country’s prime minister at a trendy …

Justin Trudeau

Google refuses to hand over salary data to the U.S. government

The Labor Department has alleged the company is underpaying women.<p>Google, whose mission is to organize the world’s information, is still refusing to hand over salary information requested by the U.S. Department of Labor, saying that it would cost too much to retrieve the data.<p>The labor department …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

With an eye on China, the U.S. and Japan grow closer

Pacifist Japan is stepping out of its usual shrinking-violet role to take a more prominent military stance, to the delight of its U.S. ally. Others, namely neighbors and many of its own people, are much less giddy.<p>Standing before the American and Japanese flags in Tokyo last week, the Pentagon's …

Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s national security council has ordered the reinstatement of mandatory conscription in response to what seems to …

Russia

Hands-on with Sprint’s Fitness-Focused Galaxy S5 Sport

As smartphones have become increasingly commoditized, the platform and hardware we use have become more of a lifestyle choice. Sprint’s new Galaxy S5 Sport takes that choice to a new level with a fitness-heavy offering.<p>We’ve already reviewed the Galaxy S5, so I won’t go over all the details for the …

E-Cigs Are Smokers' Favorite Quitting Tool

Electronic cigarettes are a more popular tool for smokers trying to quit than nicotine gums and patches, according to a new study of consumer …

Public Health

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Physics

Associated Press News

Al-Qaida spokesman takes stand in his own terrorism trial

In a courtroom surprise, al-Qaida’s spokesman after the September 11 attacks took the witness stand on his own behalf Wednesday at his terrorism trial, testifying that Osama bin Laden asked him in 2001 to lecture to training camp recruits.<p>Sulaiman Abu Ghaith’s decision to testify was announced by …

Photo Series Offers a Point Blank View of Different Guns

Here’s a photo series whose subject we hope nobody ever runs across in real life. Called <i>Point Blank</i>, photographers Peter Andrew, Simon Duffy and …