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Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

In many ways, Mars is the most Earth-like planet we’ve ever examined up close, besides our own. With a history of a watery past, copious amounts of erosion, revealed sedimentary rock, volcanoes, clouds, icecaps, sand dunes and features like dried-up riverbeds, there’s an entire geological history …

Astronomy

Tom Hardy’s Taboo goes to the heart of our new imperialist darkness

The 19th-century alliance of crown and colonialist corporation exposed by Hardy’s Delaney foreshadows the sinister designs of today’s international capitalists<p>The first direct train service from China to the UK arrived in London last month. As part of China’s new silk road, The East Wind crossed 10 …

Globalization

Shark Attacks 2017: After Reunion Island Deaths, France Must Kill Sharks, World's Best Surfers Argue

Some of the world's best surfers are calling on the French government to kill sharks near Reunion Island after an eighth person was killed there in …

How I survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb

Hiroshima: the horror of the world's first atomic bombing, by Chisako Takeoka, who was a young factory worker living in the city at the time<p>August 6, 1945. I had finished my night shift at a local factory in Hiroshima and had the next day off work, so I planned to go to the mountains in nearby …

How One Soldier Used Beer to Fight Off 6,000 Enemy Troops

Private William Speakman fought off waves of Chinese soldiers using rocks and beer bottles during the Korean War.<p>Everyone knows beer can save the day when you're watching the game or staging a cookout. But it can also save the day on the battlefield. Consider the case of Private William Speakman, …

Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We're Losing Information About The Universe?

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all about the Universe came at the very end of the 20th century: the discovery of dark energy and the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Rather than being pulled towards us gravitationally, the most distant galaxies in the Universe are speeding away from us at …

Universe

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, urging ordinary investors to buy plain-vanilla index funds.<p>“When trillions …

Investing

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

Universe

North Korea atrocities ′truly appalling,′ UN Security Council told | News | DW | 09.12.2016

There has been no improvement in human rights abuses committed by North Korea, a special meeting of the UN Security Council has heard. China and four …

North Korea
Royal Marines

10 Crucial Decisions That Reshaped America

Nothing about the most dramatic campaign in memory was a foregone conclusion. The inside story of the pivotal choices that got us to President Trump.<p>Brand is the be-all-end-all of Donald Trump. And the core of Trump’s brand is that squinty, jut-jowled, unreflective scowl, the Dirty Harry stare he …

Government

Magical Photos of Moscow Covered in Christmas Lights and Snow

Although Russian winters are famously freezing, Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva believes that the most wonderful time of the year to visit the buzzing capital city is the holiday season. In true Christmas spirit, she often braves the cold to capture snowy shots of its sparkling …

200,000 Years of Staggering Human Population Growth Shown in an Animated Map

Last night, during a talk on his new book <i>Raising the Floor</i>, longtime labor leader and current senior fellow at Columbia University Andy Stern told …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

Photographs of the Vietnam War The World Has Never Seen Before (original photography)

My father was in the Airforce and stationed in Vietnam during the war. He spent a lot of time taking photos of the locals, of whom were very kind to …

Vietnam

China may have just solved one of the big challenges of deep space travel

There are a lot of challenges involved when people attempt to “boldly go where no one has gone before.” Gravity, radiation, weightlessness, space madness and of course the infinite expanse of the universe are all issues which need to be resolved before we can emulate Jean Luc Picard and his crew. …

Space Exploration

Ancient Inscriptions Show Life Once Flourished in Jordan's 'Black Desert'

Thousands of inscriptions and petroglyphs dating back around 2,000 years have been discovered in the Jebel Qurma region of Jordan's Black Desert. …

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Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.<p>"As an …

Business Strategy

Slavery, Democracy, and the Racialized Roots of the Electoral College

At 11:45 p.m. on November 6, 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that “the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” Four years later, at 2:31 a.m. on …

Here are 39 things Donald Trump has promised America

Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States of America and, as he prepares to take over on Jan. 20, 2017, he has a long …

Now We’ll Finally Get to See the American Revolution Through the Eyes of King George

Shortly after the Revolutionary War, a British father of 15 sat down to think about the world “turned upside down.” He had never seen the American …

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure.<p>At the core of that structure are the political leaders of both parties, their political operatives, and fundraisers; the …

Middle-class

There Was a Refugee Crisis on U.S. Soil. We Know It as the Civil War

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

War

The Best NASA Images of Earth From Space

Cave paintings dating back 14,000 years discovered in a Basque holiday resort

A collection of 14,000-year-old rock paintings has been discovered in Spain’s Basque Country. About 50 paintings were discovered in May in a cave under a building in the coastal resort of Lekeitio. Measuring up to 150 centimetres, the images depict horses, bison and lions.<p>Local government official …

Asgardia: Probably Not Humanity's Protector

Having a nation in space sounds like a great idea, but as Earth's protector, Asgardia's mission isn't particularly clear.<p>At first glance, the …

Ecuador 'cuts Julian Assange's internet access' after Hillary Clinton leaks

Ecuador has cut the internet connection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy, the anti-secrecy group said, claiming the move was in response to the group's publication of documents related to US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.<p>"We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange's …