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‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob Mikanowski<p>The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the …

Nature

Democratic FCC Commissioners Railed Against Net Neutrality Repeal. Read Their Statements

Democratic members of the Federal Communications Commission slammed Thursday’s vote to repeal net neutrality, a rule that requires companies to treat …

‘My Black Is Beautiful’: Teaching Self Confidence Through Music

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

University of Washington

Pope Francis denounces climate change deniers

Aboard his papal plane as hurricanes pummeled parts of the Americas, the Catholic leader said it was "stupid" to deny climate change. He said history …

If you want German trains, go to Switzerland

Anyone who has traveled by rail in Germany knows there is a huge disconnect between reputation and reality when it comes to punctuality and service. …

DOJ to retry woman who laughed during Sessions' confirmation hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Justice will retry a woman whom prosecutors say disrupted Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general by laughing.<p>After rejecting a plea deal, Desiree Fairooz will again face charges of unlawful conduct for disrupting Sessions' hearing in …

Justice

Germany's political parties CDU, CSU, SPD, AfD, FDP, Left party, Greens - what you need to know

Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office and the next task of building a coalition is already proving interesting. Here's a look at …

Photos: The People of Afropunk

The annual event took place in Brooklyn this past weekend, and the community showed why it's one of the best festivals in America.<p>There is something especially genius about a music festival that meets the moment. Last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, a mob of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis, …

Big-name tech investors are pouring millions into the marijuana industry

Benchmark recently invested $8 million in Hound Labs, a startup here in Oakland that's developing a device for drivers — and law enforcement — to test whether they're too buzzed to take the wheel.<p>And that's just the start. Wealthy investors are pouring tens of millions into the cannabis industry in …

How Kanye West Took Much More From Nina Simone Than Samples

Throughout his career, Kanye West has repeatedly turned towards Nina Simone’s vast discography as a source for his samples.But his attraction to her …

German police seize thousands of orange ecstasy pills with Trump's face on them

Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look like candy. The fear, somewhat debunked, is that children would mistakenly get their hands on, say, meth that looks much like a lollipop.<p>No matter how slim the chances of drugmakers marketing to kids, authorities …

The One Sentence That Brought Marriage Equality to Germany

Most Western European countries have embraced marriage equality. Germany was late to the table but eventually got there. The final proof will come …

How Germany Votes: Everything You Need to Know

After a tense contest in France and an upset in the U.K., German voters may be faced with the biggest decision in a year of key European votes: …

Chancellor Angela Merkel: President Donald Trump's isolationism risks making US irrelevant, not great

The German chancellor has said there is no way US President Trump can make America "great" if he ignores the rest of the world. She added that …

This Is Normal Now

Donald Trump isn't going to change, no matter what damage he does.<p>On Tuesday night, Donald Trump got on stage in Phoenix, Arizona, and did his thing. You know the drill by now—we all do. He ranted about the media, he bragged about his election victory, he went through a false line-by-line reading …

Donald Trump

Spanish swimmer chooses to stay on his blocks in World Championship final and hold his own minute’s silence for Barcelona victims

A Spanish swimmer sacrificed his own race in the final of the Masters World Championships in order to honour the victims of the Barcelona terror attacks.<p>14 people were killed and 130 injured on Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona's most popular street, Las …

Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

<b>(CNN) —</b> When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews.<p>In the 1930s, we all believed that nothing like the Holocaust could ever happen, and for the …

Time I

Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, And Other Scientists On God: The Existence And Mind Of God [Opinion]

Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku both speak of God. So did Albert Einstein. Kaku is a believer in intelligent design, but Hawking doesn’t resonate …

The History of White Supremacy in America

The Charlottesville marchers have roots that go deep in the nation's history and its present<p>The angry men marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this …

Lawmaker Urges Trump's Cabinet To Have Him Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) isn't a psychiatrist, but she wants the president to see one.<p>A new resolution introduced in the House of Representatives would encourage the vice president and the Cabinet to have President Donald Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is …

Donald Trump

Why Can't White Supremacists Confront the Fact That the Source of Their Economic Problems Is White Economic Elites?

There’s no disputing the white anger and rage seen in Charlottesville, even if conservative publications like the <i>National Review</i> say these "angry …

Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials

<b>Updated at 4:59 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump stood by his heavily criticized defense of monuments commemorating the Confederacy in a series of tweets Thursday morning. Trump said removing the statues of Confederate generals meant removing "beauty" — that would "never able to be comparably replaced" — …

Rights & Freedoms