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For the First Time Scientists Have Observed a Quantum Phase Transition

First Time Phase Shift<p>For the first time, physicists have experimentally observed a first-order phase transition occur in a quantum system – …

Make News Better

Each app has its own community of people who gathered around a topic they are passionate about.<p>Post links, polls or ask questions to create a …

Police Body-Cams Shut Down for Inauguration and Women’s March

Trump’s inauguration and the next day’s protest won’t be recorded by police body-cams. The ACLU, maybe surprisingly, is backing the decision, saying …

A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

Man Jailed In 'Bust Of The Year' After Cops Mistake Cat Litter For Meth

Ross Lebeau says authorities accused him of transporting nearly a half a pound of drugs.<p>A Texas man says a false positive field drug test resulted in not only his arrest, but significant embarrassment and a bogus reputation as a “drug lord.”<p>“I was wrongly accused for this and I’m going to do …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Compared Vaccines to a Holocaust—and Now Trump Wants Him to Investigate Their ‘Safety’

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has said pediatricians are like Nazis—and Trump is giving him the power to promote the disproven vaccine-autism …

The Secret Source of Putin’s Evil

It’s not the K.G.B., or the Cold War. It’s decidedly more Pushkin-esque, or Peter the Great, than that.<p><b>Henry Kissinger</b> recently compared <b>Vladimir Putin</b> to “a character out of Dostoevsky,” which apparently delighted the Russian president. That’s not entirely surprising. No Russian writer encapsulates …

Donald Trump was bailed out of bankruptcy by Russia crime bosses

Horton’s analysis comes from piecing together information in three <i>Financial Times</i> “deep reports.” One of these focused on Sergei Millian, the head of …

Donald Trump

All the risks of climate change, in a single graph

There are a lot of them.<p>The risks of climate change are not easy to communicate clearly. Since the atmosphere affects everything, everything will be affected by its warming — there’s no single risk, but a wide and varied array of risks, of different severities and scales, affecting different …

Scientists Predict Star Collision Visible To The Naked Eye In 2022

Scientists predict that a pair of stars in the constellation Cygnus will collide in 2022, give or take a year, creating an explosion in the night sky so bright that it will be visible to the naked eye.<p>If it happens, it would be the first time such an event was predicted by scientists.<p>Calvin College …

Astronomy

The Case for Jeff Sessions

Barack Obama's Justice Department is out of control. America needs an attorney general who will enforce the law.<p>Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be the 84th attorney general of the United States is fantastic news for those who revere the rule of law. For the past four years, I have had the …

Sanctuary Cities

As Exxon CEO, Rex Tillerson evaded sanctions to do business with Iran, Syria, and Sudan

Trump secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson isn't fond of U.S. sanctions against Russia, going so far as to attend a top Russian business forum last …

Rex Tillerson

Why Jeff Sessions would be very good news for private prisons

MIT's 3D graphene is ten times stronger than steel

An awful lot of ink has been spilled about how graphene is going to basically save the world with its myriad applications and powers. But chances to actually see evidence of how and why the hexagonal lattices are so strong in a life-size way have been few and far between. The Massachusetts …

Engineering

The Very Real Threat of Trump’s Climate Denialism

The incoming Trump administration seems to be in a competition with itself to pretend climate change isn’t real—and that has very real …

Meet Sir Philip Green, Britain’s Most Hated Billionaire

Sir Philip Green, the owner of Topshop once revered as a retail genius, has become the most hated billionaire in Britain for his cavalier treatment …

Why Do Robots Always Turn Out Sexist? People Make Them.

Want to make the new transformative piece of technology? Hire women. Lots of them.<p>As highlighted by Donald Trump’s rhetoric and Hillary Clinton’s …

Artificial Intelligence

The Celestial Beauty of ‘Princess Mononoke’: Hayao Miyazaki’s Animated Masterpiece Turns 20

On Monday, the Japanese master’s celebrated film will be re-released in select theaters. Its eco-conscious message remains as stunningly vital today …

Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate

In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out. Americans …

Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?

Donald J. Trump’s election has raised a question that few Americans ever imagined asking: Is our democracy in danger? With the possible exception of the Civil War, American democracy has never collapsed; indeed, no democracy as rich or as established as America’s ever has. Yet past stability is no …

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

Renewable Energy

Putin’s Revenge

Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.<p>Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his …

Russia

Search and autocomplete algorithms prioritize sites with rightwing bias, and far-right groups trick it to boost propaganda and misinformation in search rankings<p>Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias …

Algorithms

How the alt-right’s sexism lures men into white supremacy

The movement’s many online communities prey on male insecurity to advance a racist political agenda.<p>In the wake of the election, perhaps no topic has been more widely discussed and debated than the self-described “alt-right” — the racist, sexist, meme-happy, mostly internet-based movement …

What you need to know about Russia’s election hack and why US senators say it “should alarm every American”

With anti-establishment politics shaking governments across the west, US and European intelligence chiefs are newly raising the alarm about Russian cyber attacks and information warfare, saying they pose a threat to their democracies.<p>In the US, the warnings have been met with a mix of outrage and …

If Trump Abandons the TPP, China Will Be the Biggest Winner

The phrase “Thucydides Trap” refers to the likelihood of tensions and even war between an established power and a rising challenger. Even before Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency, the relationship between the U.S. and China was often cast in these terms, with analysts such as Graham …

All-star cast of climate deniers fills Trump cabinet

Trump worries China<p>The Chinese government has warned Donald Trump it is “seriously concerned” after the president-elect brought into question the historic “One-China” policy, agreed by Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong in 1972, during an interview with Fox News. Trump questioned the necessity of the …

Donald Trump

Global Security Leaders Have Some Climate Change Advice For Donald Trump

Too bad he thinks it's a giant hoax!<p>International military and security experts have warned that if Donald Trump wants to protect U.S. national security, he must fight to combat global climate change ― a phenomenon the Republican president-elect has dismissed as “bullshit” and a “hoax.”<p>In a …

John Oliver: This is not 'normal'—and no one should ever accept it as that

If one had any faith left in the Washington press corps, it probably evaporated in the wake of their behavior since last Tuesday. The reason? When …

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