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North Korea to Send Olympic Athletes to South Korea, in Breakthrough

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed on Tuesday to send athletes to February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, a symbolic breakthrough after months of escalating tensions over the North’s rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs.<p>In talks held at the border village of Panmunjom, North …

North Korea

Mind-boggling experiments reveal glimpses of a 4th dimension

Fourth spatial dimension beyond human perception a long-held belief by scientists.<p>The world as we experience it is composed of three-dimensional …

The Dark Matter Sleuth: Can She Solve the Greatest Mystery in Physics?

Tracy Slatyer picked up <i>A Brief History of Time</i>, Stephen Hawking’s seminal book on the origins of the universe, after reading a review that called it …

North and South Korea agree to hold talks on easing military tensions

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions, in the most significant thaw in relations between the neighboring states in years.<p>Officials from the two nations met face to …

North Korea

70,000 Syrians flee as regime advances on last rebel-held province

Tens of thousands of people have fled a government assault on Idlib, Syria’s last rebel-held province, prompting warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe.<br>The regime advance comes amid what a senior aid worker described as a “systematic” attack on hospitals in the region. Eight have been hit at the …

Middle East

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brilliantly Trolls Flat-Earthers With 1 Hilarious Image

Here's a view of the moon you'll never see.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson has something he’d like the flat-Earthers to see.<p>Or rather, it’s something they’ll never see... and neither will anyone else, at least not in the real world.<p>The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American …

Flat Earth Society

The Word 'Allah' Has Been Discovered Woven Into Viking Burial Clothes

An amazing discovery.<p>Ancient burial clothes thought to have been woven with typical Viking patterns have, after decades in storage, revealed a …

It's Official: Russia And The US Will Work Together on The First-Ever Moon Station

There are no borders in space.<p>In Spring of 2017, NASA revealed their plans for what the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket would be used for: …

Space Exploration

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the …

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Albert Einstein

North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan and reduce U.S. to 'ashes and darkness'

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for …

Badge, gun, holster, skateboard … meet Canada's first skateboarding cop

When Thierry Hinse-Fillion arrived at a skatepark on the outskirts of Montreal for his first day in his new position, he was greeted with stares. Some – taking note of his uniform and patrol car – wondered if he was there to arrest someone. Others watched as the 32-year-old police officer opened …

Extreme Sports

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

Fast radio bursts: stirrings from a galaxy far, far away

In summer 2006, astronomer Duncan Lorimer started work on a seemingly routine piece of scientific research. He and a team of students began examining old records of sky surveys that had been carried out using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia in past years.<p>Lorimer was looking for observations …

Universe

Mysterious Signals From Space Continue to Baffle Scientists

Mysterious Bursts<p>In February of 2015, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia detected some fast radio bursts (FRB) that have fascinated astronomers …

A Strange, Primitive Atmosphere Has Been Discovered Around a Water-Rich Alien World

We didn't know planets like this were possible.<p>Unexpected findings about the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized world have surprised scientists, …

New Study Says We Were Wrong About Sea Sponges Being The World's First Animals

Say hello to your new ancestors.<p>Researchers think they've solved one of the longest-standing mysteries in the world of science: which, of all the …

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

How scientists created time crystals - a new and strange state of matter

Once thought impossible, scientists have now created time crystals in the laboratory.<p>Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, <i>Northumbria University, Newcastle</i><p>Some of …

How NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Answer Astronomy's Biggest Questions

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope began operations, making it the first great NASA observatory, capable of seeing to the far reaches of the distant Universe. It’s shown us what our Universe looks like today, and how it’s changed and grown over billions of years. It showed us how galaxies were …

Universe

Forget What You've Learned - Scientists Just Created a Stable Helium Compound

The new frontier of chemistry.<p>If you remember your high school chemistry, you'll know that helium is a bit of an oddball. This noble gas is the least …

An insurgent in the White House

WASHINGTON is in the grip of a revolution. The bleak cadence of last month’s inauguration was still in the air when Donald Trump lobbed the first …

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

Home Makeover Checklist: 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your House This Winter

It's time to channel your inner handyman.<p>Winter is here, which means you’re likely to be spending a lot more time indoors. The first few months of …

Hypothetical Planet Nine May Be A Rogue World Captured By The Sun, Researchers Say

The fabled Planet Nine — or Planet X, if you will — may be a former “rouge planet” that our sun captured long back. This is a theory put forward by …

The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

The hypothetical spacecraft engine has made waves for seeming to violate the laws of physics. What's actually going on?<p>One of the most controversial stories in science right now is the EM Drive, a hypothetical new type of spacecraft engine that seems to break the laws of physics. While many …

Watchdog probe to bring new scrutiny for FBI's Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, …

Government

Canadians to face some tax changes in 2017

Canadians will ring in the new year with a number of tax changes that will affect the bottom line of federal and provincial governments. Here's a look at some of them.<p><b>Nationally</b><p>The federal government is ending four child tax credits this year: arts, fitness, education and textbooks in 2017. Parents …

New recycled plastic sidewalk harvests energy from the sun

Imagine a colorful modular paving system that snaps together “like LEGO bricks” replacing dull pavements currently populating today’s concrete …

Clean Energy