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“The textbook definition of unstable”: why North Korea’s newest nuclear test is scary

North Korea has tested its fifth nuclear weapon — one more powerful than any device it has tested previously. What does this mean for the world?<p>To find out, I got in touch with Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at …

Isis fighter reveals group's plan to spread even after defeat in Iraq and Syria and claims collusion with Turkey

Isis will flourish and survive even if it is defeated in the present battle for Syria and Iraq an Isis militant has told <i>The Independent</i>.<p>In an …

North Korea's latest nuclear test could be a key step in its weapons program

Tremors that emanated Friday from North Korea's northeastern nuclear test site alerted the world to another crucial step that the isolated nation had made in its defiant, decade-long march to develop long-range missiles tipped with lightweight nuclear warheads.<p>The man-made earthquake, detected by …

North Korea

There Are Still a Lot of People That Don't Believe We Landed on the Moon

Approach Buzz Aldrin with your lunar landing doubts and he might just punch you in the face.<p>On September 9, 2002, Bart Sibrel earned a punch in the face from Buzz Aldrin.<p>Sibrel had tricked the Aldrin into meeting him in the lobby of a Beverly Hills hotel and dared the septuagenarian astronaut to …

Are Aliens Talking To Us?

On Aug. 15, the news broke that a Russian radio telescope detected strong signals from outer space.<p>The signals allegedly originated from a star 95 light-years from Earth. Just to clarify, this means that the signal would have left the star or, potentially, an orbiting planet, 95 years ago. Radio …

Universe

Scientists say they've found a sixth taste

Wondering why a bread bowl full of pasta with fries on the side sounds like it would really hit the spot right now? It could be a heretofore unknown sixth taste that a group of scientists claims to have discovered, Science Alert reports.<p>Up until now, the five tastes humans were known to be able to …

Say goodbye to DNA testing: US researchers tout revolutionary hair-protein identification method

A potential forensic game-changer is emerging, as US government scientists have found a substitute for DNA testing for identification purposes. The …

Common molecular cause of Parkinson's reported in study

Stanford University scientists say they have discovered a cause of Parkinson's disease probably common to all forms.<p>If confirmed by other scientists, …

Males produce invisible essence that gets females ready for reproduction, but also makes them age faster

Male animals emit an invisible chemical ‘essence’ that gets females ready to reproduce, but also makes them prematurely old, according to new …

Mountains Are Home to More Species Than Scientists Ever Imagined

New research contradicts the longstanding belief that diversity drops as elevation gains.<p>The questions from the village council on one of the forested mountains of Luzon went like this: <i>What are you going to do with the animals you catch? How many people from the village will you hire and how much</i> …

A Map To Help Cancer Doctors Find Their Way

What if doctors could call up a computerized map that would show them how a case of cancer is likely to progress?<p>Tumor cells can mutate in unexpected ways. And cancers can suddenly grow. For doctors, anticipating cancer's next moves can help guide timely, effective patient treatment.<p>A mapping …

Cancer

Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025 - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics, volcanoes and its magnetic field. Like a hybrid car, Earth taps two sources of energy to run its …

The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe - MIT Technology Review

In the last couple of years, deep learning techniques have transformed the world of artificial intelligence. One by one, the abilities and techniques …

Deep Learning

Researchers Discover Giraffes Are Actually Four Separate Species

Through genetic analysis of giraffes, scientists discovered that the animal is actually at least four separate species rather than just one, which …

Move over DNA. Scientists can identify you based on the unique pattern of proteins in your hair

A strand of hair at a crime scene, or clinging to human remains unearthed by archaeologists, could hold new promise as a means to identify its unique owner and unravel mysteries sealed by the passage of time.<p>In research published this week, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories …

Genetics