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A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Sleep may help us to forget by rebalancing brain synapses

New research provides evidence for the idea that sleep restores cellular homeostasis in the brain and helps us to forget irrelevant information<p>We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but we still do not know exactly why we sleep. Recent research shows that that the brain does its housekeeping …

Trump eviscerates Obama's immigration policy in two executive orders

With a couple of strokes of his pen, President Trump wiped out almost all of President Obama’s immigration policies on Wednesday, laying the …

White House discussing asking foreign visitors for social media info and cell phone contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid the chaos and confusion of President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration and refugees, sources tell CNN that White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and …

Social Media

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …

Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump on Border Wall and Unsubstantiated Voter Fraud Claims

Politics News<p>Top presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday defended Donald Trump's executive orders on a border wall with Mexico and said his daughter Tiffany Trump was not registered to vote in two states — despite state records showing that she is.<p>Conway said on the TODAY Show that …

Donald Trump

Trump signs directive to start border wall with Mexico, ramp up immigration enforcement

By David Nakamura<p>David Nakamura<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump on Wednesday began putting in place his plan to ratchet up immigration enforcement, following through on major campaign pledges by signing executive actions to build a border wall with Mexico and cut off …

Immigration

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Gas Stocks

Natural gas prices were red-hot last year, jumping 63%. That said, despite the recovery, gas prices were still at their lowest level in nearly two decades, averaging just $2.49 per million Btu for the year, though they did end 2016 more than a dollar higher. Weighing on gas prices were …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Italy avalanche: 'They called us angels' say rescuers, as four children among ten survivors found almost two days after hotel buried in snow

Ten people who have miraculously been found alive in the wreckage of a mountain hotel that was struck by a massive avalanche managed to survive two nights of sub-zero temperatures because the snow insulated them "like an igloo," Italian rescuers say.<p>The survivors, including four children, were …

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

An Exclusive Look at Tesla & SolarCity’s Battery Solar Farm in Paradise

Photograph by Fortune/Katie Fehrenbacher<p>On the sleepy Hawaiian island of Kauai sits a first of its kind solar and battery project.<p>The rain pauses, …

Matteo Renzi repeats vow to quit as Italian PM if he loses referendum

Polls show the centre-left leader is heading for defeat in next month’s vote on whether to approve constitutional reforms<p>The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has doubled down on a promise to resign if he loses an upcoming referendum, saying the “decrepit system” that would be left in the wake …

Iraqi forces yet to seal off Mosul as battle enters second month

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed offensive to crush Islamic State in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as forces arrayed against the hardline Sunni group sought finally to seal off Mosul from all sides.<p>The militants have been steadily retreating from areas …

Europe at risk of collapse; France, Germany must lead - French PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday.<p>French Prime Minister Manuel Valls …

Farc guerrillas killed in combat days after new peace deal with government

Two sides finalized a revised deal over the weekend that aims to end 52 years of conflict that has killed more than 220,000 and displaced millions<p>Two guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have been killed in combat with security forces just four days after a new peace deal was …

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

According to Erik Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the …

How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum …

Cute

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be A Simulation?

We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons interacting with us possess energy and momentum; that the neutrinos passing through us are …

Physics

SunToWater units produce 40 to 100 gallons of clean water per day from the air

<b>These units, said to be capable of producing 40-100 gallons of clean water per day, can be powered by solar or solar plus grid power.</b><p>Last week, I …

Solar Thermal

Saudi coalition bombing of Yemen funeral was a 'deliberate error', says minister

The deaths of 140 people in a Saudi-led airstrike on a funeral in Yemen was a "deliberate error" made by an "individual", a minister has said.<p>Tobias Ellwood, Britain’s minister for the Middle East, revealed that Riyadh had ordered against the attack which turned a funeral gathering into what …

Middle East

Radio galaxies: the mysterious, secretive "beasts" of the Universe

Most pictures of galaxies that you see, such as the beautiful images from the Hubble Space Telescope, are optical images. These are made using …

Technology (Africa)

North Korea warns UK to stay out of military drills

North Korea has said it is "close to the brink of war" with its southern neighbor - and Britain has been warned to stay out of the fight.<p>The regime's foreign affairs representative for northern Europe, Pak Yun Sik, was speaking after the UK announced it would take part in joint military drills with …