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How the world sees Trump, 100 days in

Afghanistan China Egypt Germany Iran Iraq Israel Mexico North Korea Russia Syria Turkey The UK<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The world was dumbfounded by the election of Donald Trump, and his first 100 days in office have done little to alleviate a deep sense of uncertainty and unpredictability. Indeed, as one observer …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Is There a Cure for HIV or AIDS? Here's the Latest on a Treatment Breakthrough

In February 2007, Timothy Ray Brown was HIV-positive. In March 2016, he is not. The so-called "Berlin patient" is the only person ever to have been …

The Salman Doctrine: the Saudi Reply to Obama's Weakness

Following a thorough explication of Obama’s foreign policy doctrine in a recent Jeffrey Goldberg article, it is now clearer than ever that America …

Federal map of earthquake vulnerability finds threat to seven million people in central and eastern US amid increasing oil and gas production<p>People in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas now face the same threat of destructive earthquakes as Californians, with human-induced tremors from oil and gas …

Geology

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Health

EgyptAir Hijacking: Hostage Taker Arrested in Cyprus After Plane Diverted

A hijacker who took dozens of hostages aboard a commercial jet over what appeared to be a "personal" matter involving a woman was arrested after an hours-long standoff Tuesday, authorities said.<p>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Cyprus confirmed around 7:45 a.m. ET that all of the passengers and …

IBM Invents 'Resistive' Chip That Can Speed Up AI Training By 30,000x

IBM researchers, Tayfun Gokmen and Yurii Vlasov, unveiled a paper in which they invented the concept for a new chip called a Resistive Processing …

Microbes and toxins frozen within glaciers could reveal the future of human life on Earth—or threaten it

Dust particles in Arctic ice contain minerals that originate halfway around the world, according to U of A glaciologist Martin Sharp. "If you know …

MIT creates solar cells that are as light as a soap bubble

A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled the lightest, thinnest solar cells in existence — so lightweight and flexible that …

Clean Energy

The water bottle of the future has arrived and it’s awesome

Disposable plastic water bottle are one of my biggest pet peeves. Thinking of all the energy and petroleum product used to make one plastic water …

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life - synthetic or real - ExtremeTech

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life — synthetic or real<p>By on March 25, 2016 at 8:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism

Terrorism is as old as history and almost certainly older. In 68 B.C., for instance, the Roman city of Ostia, a vital port for one of the world's …

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies To Sell 350 Million Books

The bestselling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Photoswitchable fatty acids enable optical control of TRPV1.

2015 May 22;6:7118. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8118.<p>1Department of Chemistry and Center for Integrated Protein Science, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, …

Atoms

Reconstructing folding funnels from experimental data to uncover proteins' inner life

Proteins are the molecules of life. They are chemically programmed by their amino acid sequence to fold into highly organized conformations that …

EmDrive: Nasa Eagleworks confirms paper on controversial space propulsion is under peer review

The EmDrive is the invention of British scientist Roger Shawyer.<p>Nasa's Eagleworks Laboratories has confirmed that it currently has a paper on the …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

Quantum Physics

An army of none: The U.S. military is more powerful, less accountable and more dangerous than ever before

Americans delighted in the end of conscription. Decades later, it’s taken an unexpected toll on our democracy<p>In the decades since the draft ended in 1973, a strange new military has emerged in the United States. Think of it, if you will, as a post-democratic force that prides itself on its warrior …

California Family Files Appeal to Keep Girl Who is 1/64 Native American

The longtime foster family of a 6-year-old part-Native American girl who was taken from their home because of her heritage filed an appeal Tuesday with the California court in an effort to get her back.<p>Rusty and Summer Page have been fighting for years to gain custody of Lexi, who they have …

Coalition senator Chris Back joins independent senator John Madigan’s call put projects on hold as a ‘precaution’<p>Two members of a Senate inquiry into the health effects of wind farms – including a Coalition backbencher – have called for a moratorium on building new turbines until two separate …

Renewable Energy

Independent Investigators: State Officials Mostly To Blame For Flint Water Crisis

"The Flint water crisis is a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice."<p>That's how an independent task force opened its final report on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint.<p>It concluded that primary responsibility for the crisis in …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.<p>The event …

The obscene moral hypocrisy on Brussels: Why are terror attacks against civilians in the Middle East ignored?

The hundreds killed in the Middle East in the past few days don’t get a fraction of the attention dead Europeans do<p>When a bomb emblazoned with "Made in USA" massacres civilians in the Middle East, scarcely a single tear is shed. When Westerners are subjected to the same terror people in …

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Top 5 evolution misconceptions you should stop believing

Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent …

Biology

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

Cosmic 'signal' found in data collected in 1920s

A 50-year-old puzzle about the movement of our Solar System, and maybe the origin of life, may have been solved thanks to data collected in the 1920s.<p>…