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How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

9 Things to Know About Jerusalem as U.S. Embassy Opens

JERUSALEM — The historic opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday seals the Trump administration’s recognition of the holy, and hotly contested, city as the capital of Israel.<p>For many Jewish Israelis, the move is a long overdue expression of reality in the city. But the …

Israel

5 Things to Know About the U.S. Embassy’s Move to Jerusalem

The decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy has touched off deadly protests and will likely rattle the Middle East peace process<p>By<p>Rory Jones and<p>Rory Jones<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@RoryWSJ<p>Google+<p>Rory.Jones@wsj.com<p>Dov Lieber<p>The U.S. moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on …

Israel

Iran condemns wave of Israeli air strikes in Syria

<b>Iran has backed Syria's "right to defend itself" after Israel launched strikes on what it said was Iranian military infrastructure inside Syria.</b><p>In the first comments by Iran since Thursday's wave of strikes, the foreign ministry condemned the "blatant violation of Syria's sovereignty".<p>The strikes …

Middle East

Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third …

Aviation

'No free ticket' Canada warns as Nigerian asylum seekers cross from US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Waves of asylum seekers continue to cross into Canada from the United States, drawing concerns that the numbers will only rise as the weather gets warmer.<p>Over the last year, Canada has seen what has been called an "unprecedented" surge of asylum seekers, with more than 25,000 people …

Immigration

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Video: Watch an Airbus A350 Perform a Nearly Vertical Takeoff

Airbus has currently built or started production on at least 237 Airbus A350s, but the second one ever built is still turning heads. Airbus’ …

Airbus

Criminals could alter their DNA to evade justice with new genetic editing tools

A revolutionary genetic editing technique designed to repair faulty DNA could be used by criminals to evade justice, experts have said.<p>The Crispr system acts like molecular scissors to snip away damaged genes and replace them with healthy code and it is hoped it will one day fix genetic diseases …

Genetics

Could Trump Win The Nobel Peace Prize? Peace in Korean Peninsula Would Be Significant Foreign Policy Achievement

With the unthinkable now cautiously possible, peace between North and South Korea, speculation about President Donald Trump becoming a Nobel Peace …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Universe

New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

U.S. Denies Patent for a Too-Human Hybrid (washingtonpost.com)

A New York scientist's seven-year effort to win a patent on a laboratory-conceived creature that is part human and part animal ended in failure Friday, closing a historic and somewhat ghoulish chapter in American intellectual-property law.<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the claim, …

Genetics

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

New Evidence Suggests Possible Life on Venus

Dark spots in the clouds of Venus could, just maybe, be signs of life floating in the atmosphere.<p>After decades of looking to the outer solar system and beyond for signs of extraterrestrial life, an international team of scientists is suggesting that humanity take another look at a planet a little …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Trump Congratulates Putin, but Doesn’t Mention Meddling in U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump called on Tuesday to congratulate President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on his re-election, but did not raise with him the lopsided nature of his victory, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election or Moscow’s role in a nerve agent attack on a former Russian …

Nerve Agents

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

NASA astronaut who spent a year in space now has different DNA from his twin

Space travel is dangerous for a lot of very obvious reasons — traveling off of Earth on a rocket has its risks, after all — but even when everything …

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

Genetics

Why Do All The Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

Our Solar System is an orderly place, with the four inner planets, the asteroid belt, and the gas giant worlds all orbiting in the same plane around the Sun. Even as you go farther out, the Kuiper belt objects appear to line up with that same exact plane. Given that the Sun is spherical and that …

Universe

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. …

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find …

Africa

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

International team identifies gene associated with Crohn’s and Parkinson’s

The study showed that people who carry the mutation in the LRRK2 gene are at high risk of developing Crohn’s, a serious gastrointestinal …

Genetics

A key theory of evolution has just been turned on its head

In Lewis Carroll’s book <i>Through the Looking Glass</i>, the Red Queen explains how a race works to Alice: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you …

Why Race Is Not a Thing, According to Genetics

Scientists are unlocking the secrets to how we’re all related—to each other and to the species that came before us.<p>Today, scientists routinely map the genomes of the long dead, from Neanderthals to medieval kings. What they’re finding out, says British geneticist Adam Rutherford in <i>A Brief History</i> …

How a Quarter of Cow DNA Came From Reptiles

By hopping between species, jumping genes have radically altered the course of animal evolution.<p>Imagine if a word in a book—say, bubble—had the ability to magically copy itself, and paste those copies elsewhere in the text. Eventually, you might bubble end up bubble bubble with bubble bubble bubble …

How a female-only line of salamanders 'steals' genes from unsuspecting males

Kleptogenesis gets a little less mysterious in a new study.<p>Imagine a lineage made up solely of women. Generation after generation, these females pilfer genes from males—not mating and reproducing in the usual way, but using sex as a means to collect genetic material that they can parcel out to …

Biology