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Groundbreaking quark fusion generates 10 times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Physicists at Tel Aviv University and University of Chicago have discovered that quark fusion could be an even more energy-packed reaction than …

Physics

Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Confront Sarah Huckabee Sanders on The View: “I Feel Sorry for You”

Screaming at the TV while White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempts to spin President Trump’s tweets into some semblance of logic has become a national pastime for some people (<i>raises hand</i>). But this week on <i>The View</i>, veteran hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar performed the noble …

George Clooney says Matt Damon is the greatest actor he's ever worked with

Matt Damon may be <i>Downsizing</i> in Alexander Payne's lauded movie that opened this year's Venice Film Festival, but thanks to one man in particular, …

Australia's Hend to tee off at Fiji International

(Reuters) - Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Scott Hend will compete at next week’s Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course following the PGA Championship starting on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO - August 5, 2017; Akron, OH, USA; Scott Hend hits his tee shot on the 17th hole …

Golf

MLB trade rumors and news for June 3rd, 2017

<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have</i> …

Fentanyl seized by law enforcement doubled in 2016, DEA says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States is seeing a dramatic increase in drugs containing fentanyl, newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration shows.<p>From 2015 to 2016, more than twice as many drugs seized by law enforcement agencies and submitted to labs have tested positive for fentanyl, in …

Secret U.S. Space Plane Lands With A Boom In Florida

The Air Force's experimental X-37B space plane announced the end of its nearly two-year mission by creating a sonic boom on Sunday that surprised residents along Florida's Space Coast. Officials have provided only vague details about the unmanned craft's more than 700-day mission.<p>"Not much is known …

David Letterman Has Some Brutally Honest Opinions About Trump And His Inner Circle

Ever since he left late night television, David Letterman’s wry sense of humor and biting sarcasm have been sorely missed in pop culture. There are few major events in today’s news cycle that wouldn’t be vastly improved by Letterman chiming in and giving his two cents on the matter. Luckily, <i>New</i> …

Donald Trump

SpaceX rocket lifts off from historic Apollo 11 launchpad

Then comes back for perfect landing on solid ground<p>A Dragon capsule full of supplies is on its way to the International Space Station, after a successful liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage rocket booster then came back for a smooth landing--SpaceX's third touchdown on solid ground.<p>This …

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Scientists just caught a black hole swallowing a star — and burping a bit back out

Astronomers have caught black holes in the act of murdering stars before. But a study published Thursday in Science claims to have caught a step in the crime that has remained elusive until now.<p><i>[This is what it looks like when a black hole tears a star apart]</i><p>In addition to catching evidence of the …

Black Holes

The New Home of the Most Exotic Bomber Ever Built Is Aerospace Heaven

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world’s largest military aviation museum—and it’s also home to the world’s only remaining …

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Income Inequality

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …