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'Silk Road' plan stirs unease over China's strategic goals

In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are underway for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India.<p>The work is part of a sprawling Chinese initiative to build a "new Silk Road" of ports, railways …

China

Trump’s Troubles Go Way Beyond Russia

President Trump’s unconscionable decision to fire the director of the F.B.I. in the middle of his investigation of the Trump team’s tangled web of Kremlin dealings prompted calls for the deputy attorney general to appoint an independent prosecutor.<p>The Russia inquiry should certainly continue. But …

Donald Trump

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

Dark Matter

The global fight against deadly brain-eating amoeba is gaining ground

The deaths hit the headlines every summer, sometimes five or six of them across the country. They’re newsworthy for their rarity and for how …

Microbiology

Day 2 of GOP convention speeches: CNN vets the claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Republican Party gathered in Cleveland on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.<p>The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the speeches and selected key …

Government

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

A NASA Physicist Just Gave Us The Most Promising New Candidate For Dark Matter

Closing in on the most important mystery in astrophysics.<p>Dark matter is thought to make up around 26 percent of the known Universe, but no one …

Science Says the Secret to a Happy Relationship is Giving Up

Okay, okay, they call it "settling."<p>What was it your mother always told you? About how you're special, and how you should never settle for anything less than you deserve?<p>Yeah, well scientists have gone and shit all over that one, because a new study has decided that the secret to a happy, …

Universal Pictures

GOLDMAN SACHS: New Obama rule on overtime likely to add 100,000 jobs to economy

The idea is this: Companies whose workers are covered by the rule will try to avoid paying overtime, and they'll hire additional workers to do this. The point is to keep from asking their existing employees to work more than 40 hours a week.<p>The rule change affects salaried "executive, …

This Sleek Air Purifier Breaks Down Pollutants At The Molecular Level

Molekule doesn’t trap chemicals in your air–it destroys them.<p>When you breathe at work, you might be sucking in airborne pollution from your printer, formaldehyde from your desk, chemicals from carpet or paint, mold from a ventilation system, and particles from your coworker’s cough. The air in your …

Peer-Reviewed

Explaining Hillary Clinton’s Lost Ground in the Polls

A month ago, Hillary Clinton had a big lead in national and battleground state polls. Today, she has a modest lead at best. A few surveys even show Donald Trump ahead.<p>What happened? Mr. Trump has made gains in unifying his party’s base, while Mrs. Clinton has not done the same with hers. If …

Government

Quantum entanglement in a real biological system found | Kurzweil

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have made the first observations of quantum entanglement in a real biological …

Quantum Physics

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

Quantum Mechanics

Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the …

Airports

How Obamacare is fueling the gig economy

Chief among those incentives is the cost of providing (or not providing) health care to workers under the Affordable Care Act.<p>Nearly three-quarters of companies said that they would contract with more freelancers this year because of Obamacare, according to a new survey by online work platform …

White House Says Increasing Minimum Wage Could Reduce Crime

Could put billions back into society, report says.<p>Proponents of raising the minimum wage argue that it will reduce income inequality while keeping …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

hair loss

Justin Trudeau Explains Quantum Computing, And the Crowd Goes Wild

At a press conference on Friday at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, a journalist jokingly half-asked Canadian …

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the …

Privacy

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with each other — to join forces and …

Immune System

Scientists say the 'R' in RNA may be abundant in space

New research suggests that the sugar ribose - the "R" in RNA - is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be …

Asteroids

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

Medical Research

Obama Readies A Wave of Rules

The Obama administration is racing to make final a flurry of regulations affecting broad swaths of the economy, further riling U.S. businesses in an election season that has already been tough on corporate interests.<p>Planned moves -- across labor, health, finance and the environment -- range from …

Regulation

NICE critique: a call for more research, not an excuse for less treatment

Remember the deepest sadness you have ever felt and then try to imagine worse, a sadness which envelops you in hopelessness, makes getting out of bed seem impossible and makes you cry at the smallest things. Now try to remember a time when you felt amazing, like anything was possible, and go even …

Mental Health

U.S. Southwest is drying

Researchers identified 12 weather patterns across the region. Over the past 30 years, the 3 patterns bringing rain to the U.S. Southwest became less …

Climate Change

Are We Seeing Another Dotcom Crash?

This has been a terrible year so far for tech stocks. The NASDAQ is off 12.9% as of this writing. LinkedIn (LNKD) shares have fallen more than 51%. …