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Through the gates of hell: Trump as America's first declinist president

The recent election has offered striking evidence that the US may become an empire of chaos under President Trump – is the American experiment over?<p>The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So …

Political Science

What to expect at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics | CNN Travel

Hong Kong (CNN) — A robot directs you to your stadium seat, while artificial meteorites streak across the sky. Down below, hundreds of performers decked out in traditional Japanese costumes glide through the arena. You take all this in, as a multilingual translation app on your smartphone describes …

Japan

Stardust trapped deep within the ocean reveals a 2.6-million-year-old mystery

This supernova was so close to our planet that, depending on where it went off, our evolutionary ancestors might have seen it as a bright light in the sky.<p>As our solar system traveled through radioactive specks of stardust left over from the explosion, some of the dust broke through our atmosphere …

Universe

11 Iconic Frozen Treats to Make at Home

Warm weather is here, and with it, the inevitable cravings for ice cream and other frozen treats. Sure, a scoop of organic sorbet could do the trick, but sometimes nothing beats a bite of chilly nostalgia best enjoyed on sweltering days at the community pool. If the tinkling tunes of the ice cream …

15 Recipes You Can Cook in a Dutch Oven While Camping

If you're loading up a pack and planning a trek up a mountain or into the depths of the woods, you probably won't be lugging a heavy Dutch oven with you. But if you're doing the sort of camping where you're carrying an ice chest with you, too (you're driving to a campsite, let's say), there's a …

Tour the breathtaking space images shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy
Justice

How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.<p>I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In …

Computer Science

Here's which SpaceX rocket will be reused 1st to make a monumental 2nd trip into space

In June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that we could see one of the retrieved Falcon 9 rockets be reused as early as September.<p>And now, after months of deliberation, the company has plucked one of its famed Falcon 9 rockets from the pack and is preparing it for a momentous second trip into …

Space Travel

Twelve Tribes: The Church Preached Child Abuse & Slavery

According to ex-members of Twelve Tribes who spoke to The Daily Beast, children are regularly beaten and leaders preached “slavery is …

South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes

At only a quarter of its eventual capacity, the MeerKat radio telescope captures 1,300 galaxies in tiny corner of universe where only 70 were known before<p>Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa’s MeerKat radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power on Saturday, …

South Africa

Researchers from Harvard and Bristol found a way to improve a kid’s math skills for only $10 a year

Twenty years of research shows that getting parents involved with their children’s education is one of the most effective ways (pdf) to raise student achievement. Figuring out how to motivate parents to get involved has proven to be a far more complex problem.<p>A huge new study, just completed in …

Education

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

Dark Matter

'Freed' Chinese human rights activist Zhao Wei still missing, says husband

Detained employee reported as saying she has returned to parents’ home in Henan province but husband finds place deserted<p>The mystery surrounding the fate of a young Chinese activist entangled in a major human rights crackdown has grown after her husband was unable to locate her despite police …

China

Neutrinos Could Be The Reason Why Antimatter Hasn't Blown Up The Universe

Thanks, neutrinos!<p>Researchers studying the behaviour of electrically neutral particles called neutrinos might have finally found a solution to a …

Physics