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An ocean lies a few kilometers beneath Saturn's moon Enceladus's icy surface

With eruptions of ice and water vapor, and an ocean covered by an ice shell, Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating in the Solar …

Astronomy

Six dead and 100 injured in Mexico after police 'open fire on protesting teachers'

Six people have been killed in the south of Mexico following clashes between teachers and police following a bitter row over education reforms.<p>A further 100 people, many of them police officers, were also injured in the fights according to the Mexican authorities.<p>Protestors threw stones and Molotov …

Money Laundering

Explore Mars with 360-degree image shot by NASA Curiosity Rover

Earlier this year, NASA released a 360-degree image from the perspective of the Curiosity Mars Rover. The scene is made up of a combination of …

A Graphic Designer Redesigns a Movie Poster, Every Day

The 'A Movie Poster A Day' challenge delivers a graphically-pleasing box office of visuals.<p>Synthesizing a passion for film and an ability to follow a stringent schedule, Peter Majarich has embarked on a personal mission to redesign some of the most well-known movie posters. The Sydey-based designer …

Why Detroit has one of America's worst public transportation systems

At the end of World War II, Motown and its environs were home to the largest municipally owned streetcar system in the United States.<p>Regional streetcars, buses, and commuter rail counted an annual ridership of 490 million.<p>Today, the streetcars and commuter rail are gone. Until a new streetcar line …

Urban Design

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters.<p>The senior U.S. defense …

Here's how scientists will take the first-ever photograph of a black hole

You've probably seen a handful of amazing black hole images on the internet, like the one below.<p>It shows a black hole dragging in the hot plasma of a nearby blue giant star, never to be seen again:<p>Or perhaps you've seen this illustration, which shows the immense mass of a black hole warping the …

Black Holes

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Even The IMF Sees 30 Years Of Neoliberalism As A Mistake

In the early 1980s, neoliberalism — the systematic transfer of power from the public to private sectors — seemed to have conquered the world. Milton Friedman declared the “miracle of Chile” as that country, directed by a group of economists who studied with Friedman at the University of Chicago, …