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Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes; parents hope for surgery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meet Hong Hong. He's almost 4 months old, lives in China and has 31 fingers and toes.<p>That's not a typo. The boy was born in January with 15 fingers and 16 toes in Pingjiang County in Hunan province. He also has two palms on each hand and no thumbs.<p>Doctors diagnosed Hong Hong with …

Brides

Expandable habitats may take us to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> In sci-fi movies, space habitats are huge structures with labyrinth layouts. But Hollywood doesn't have to deal with the issues real aerospace engineers face when contemplating future space homes -- such as gravity and financial constraints.<p>"Gravity ... is a really serious problem," Bigelow …

Space Exploration

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

Report: Aide says Nixon's war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.<p>"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon …

Donald Trump

Europe braces for major 'humanitarian crisis' in Greece after row over refugees

EU ministers struggle to reach collective agreement on crisis as Austria and Macedonia press for reintroduction of national border controls<p>European governments are bracing for a major humanitarian emergency in Greece amid rising panic that the EU’s fragmented efforts to cope with its migration …

North Africa

Pope and Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting

Talks in Cuba are the first between leaders of the two religions since 1054 schism that helped shape Europe and Middle East<p>Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico.<p>The pontiff is due to spend around two hours in …

Christianity

How Trump's deportation plan failed 62 years ago

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has vaulted to the top of the Republican presidential pack with bold assertions -- and few policy details.<p>The rare exception: his immigration plan.<p>As president, Trump says he would eject some 11 million undocumented workers from the country. He cites a specific model for his …

Immigration

Indian government criticised after scores of bodies surface in Ganges

Environmentalists challenge government over uncontrolled practice of body disposal by Hindus, who consider the river sacred<p>India’s special environmental court has criticised the government for its failure to curb river pollution, a lawyer petitioning the court has said, after scores of bodies …

India

We have always been good haters: Our Donald Trump problem goes all the way back to the Founding Fathers

<b>(Wikimedia/Reuters/Nati Harnik/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The battle between fear and hope is as old as America. We have always been idealists — and suspicious<p>Andrew Burstein • Nancy Isenberg<p>January 16, 2016 3:45pm (UTC)<p>Some days, the poll-manufactured drama of the long and laborious 2016 campaign is …

Political Science

Donald Trump fails history: How the right’s failure to understand Japanese-American internment drives anti-Muslim hatred

Justice includes an honest, ongoing reckoning with the past, without which we risk repeating our mistakes<p>The legacy of Japanese-American internment during World War II has been in the news recently, with the escalation of anti-Muslim bigotry after Paris and San Bernardino, California, focusing its …

Rights & Freedoms

The South won the Civil War: White men, racial resentment, and how the Bitter Minority came to rule us all

Nixon’s Silent Majority, neither silent nor a majority, runs Congress and propels Trump. How did this happen?<p>Donald Trump's recent failed attempt to surprise the political world with a sizable group endorsement by black ministers occasioned a very sharp observation from Joy Reid on <i>The Last Word</i>. …

Political Science

A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not in 1972 the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States.<p>In 1904, George Edwin Taylor — often forgotten in the discussion of …

Black History

Has World War III Already Started?

An atomic explosion<p>At the height of the Cold War the possibility of a Third World War was a real and frightening possibility. Pentagon strategists gamed possible conflict scenarios and how they might evolve, think tanks opined on optimal force structures and strategic deployments. Novelists mined …

Geopolitics

Astronomers share first images of new planet in formation

Australian and US scientists capture imagery of the accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet, which is the process of formation<p>Astronomers have taken the first images of a planet still in formation, a discovery expected to shed light on how giant planets manage to beef up early in …

Astronomers capture first-ever image of forming planet

For the first time, researchers have photographed the birth of a distant planet.<p>Of the nearly 2,000 exoplanets we know about, only 10 or so have been imaged before, and all had long been finished becoming planets. Astronomers have also seen hints of planets forming, but scientists had never imaged …

Universe

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science

Baby girl is first in the world to be treated with 'designer immune cells'

A baby girl with aggressive leukaemia has become the first in the world to be treated with designer immune cells that were genetically engineered to wipe out her cancer.<p>The one-year-old, Layla Richards, was given months to live after conventional treatments failed to eradicate the disease, but she …

Cancer

The media’s insane new Iraq War lie: Why is it so hard to say that Bush and Cheney were the architects of disaster

The press is letting necons off the hook by characterizing a lone Iraqi dissident as “architect” of the US invasion<p>The media is letting the tail wag the dog. In doing so, it is helping the U.S. government wash its hands of its disastrous and illegal invasion of Iraq -- and rewriting history in the …

Political Science

Antarctica is gaining ice, NASA study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Antarctica is gaining more ice than it has lost, according to a new study by NASA.<p>A NASA team came to this conclusion after scientists examined the heights of the region's ice sheet measured from satellites.<p>The new methods used by scientists to come to this study's conclusion, such as …

Climate Change

Iran's Ayatollah clarifies that 'death to America' slogan refers to policies

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asserted slogan is ‘backed by reason and wisdom’ on eve of 1979 hostage crisis anniversary, which is celebrated by Iranian establishment<p>From school assemblies to Friday prayers and city billboards, it is a slogan still ubiquitous in Iran: “Death to America!”<p>And Iran’s supreme …

South Asia

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia supreme court upholds death sentence on Shia cleric

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and six others are accused of orchestrating protests between 2011 and 2013 in which 20 people died<p>Saudi Arabia’s supreme court has rejected an appeal against the death sentence passed earlier this year on on the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who had called for pro-democracy …

South Asia

A UK activist combating extremism in Iraq was found dead in a Turkish airport bathroom

Jacky Sutton, Iraq director for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) was found dead this weekend at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, her organization confirmed.<p>Turkish media reported that she hanged herself in a bathroom after she missed a connecting flight to Eribil, Iraq on …

Extremism

Bill O’Reilly’s absurd “Black KKK” lie: Explaining the history that dismantles his slanderous Black Lives Matter crusade

The Fox News host is now comparing black protesters with the KKK. Here’s why he couldn’t be more offensively wrong<p>Bill O’Reilly is not a serious person. He is however very influential among the low-information — and almost exclusively white — audience of Fox News. In the conservative media’s …

Black Lives Matter

Ebola study finds women in Guinea who appear immune to the virus

Scientists studying survivors of recent outbreak in west Africa say some women never contracted the virus despite having Ebola antibodies<p>A study of Ebola survivors in west Africa has found a group of women who appear to be immune to the deadly virus.<p>The discovery was made by a team of British and …

Disease

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Five Supreme Court cases to watch that could make history

Last year the<p>Supreme Courtdecided several momentous cases involving some of America's most contentious topics, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The new term, which begins Monday, is also full of controversial cases that could help shape the emerging identity of the Roberts court and …