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Canada to offer temporary residence to those stranded by Trump travel ban

Canada will offer temporary residence to those left stranded in the country by Donald Trump’s restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>The decision was announced by Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s immigration minister, on Sunday. Hussen said it was unclear how many people would be eligible, …

Canada

As a space exploration target, why does Venus get no love?

A whole generation of space scientists are mourning what may be the lost opportunity of a lifetime: Earlier this month, when<p>NASAcompiled its roster of planetary probes to be launched over the next six years, Venus was left off the list — again.<p>According to Paul Voosen of Science Magazine, it could …

Astronomy

Bangkok’s deserted shopping centre

Today the Nightingale Olympic feels more like a living museum diorama than a department store (Credit: Napittha Tiya)<p>Bangkok’s deserted shopping centre<p>It feels like a Wes Anderson film come to life

Bangkok

The Problem With Science Writing - Facts So Romantic

Want to hear a seamy insider secret from the science communication industry? The border between journalism and public relations has more turnstiles …

Science

Why were US special forces run out of al-Rai - and why does it matter?

Footage that went viral on social media on Friday showed US special forces being kicked out by Turkish-backed rebels in al-Rai, a town in northern …

Scientists published climate research under fake names. Then they were caught.

The scientists briefly known as Den Volokin and Lark ReLlez thought they had found something big.<p>It was not data wrung from a clever experiment or a lucky field observation. Instead, the pair had constructed a model, a mathematical argument, for calculating the average surface temperature of a …

Climate Change

Construction site collapses in Tel Aviv, killing 2 people

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A multilevel parking garage under construction in the city of Tel Aviv collapsed on Monday, killing at least two people and …

Israel

What would happen if all animals were as smart as us

If every species on the planet were suddenly equally intelligent, would we cooperate or fight? Rachel Nuwer explores this hypothetical survival of the fittest scenario.<p>In Planet of the Apes, a man finds himself in a world governed by hyper-intelligent primates that lord over enslaved human …

University of Oxford

Central banks are about to go to war

History has shifted, and we're leaving the era of central bank convergence and entering the era of central bank divergence, i.e. open conflict. In the good old days circa 2009-2014, central banks acted in concert to flood the global banking system with easy low-cost credit and push the U.S. dollar …

Chinese authorities hold disabled rights lawyer under house arrest | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have placed a disabled rights lawyer under house arrest and prevented a group of foreign diplomats from visiting her, she said on Monday, ratcheting up pressure weeks after the U.S. State Department gave her a bravery award.<p>Dong Jiqin pushes his wife, …

North Africa

Tesla Model 3: The Monkey Wrench In GM's Plans For Chevy Bolt

You’re all set to launch the world’s first affordable electric vehicle with 200+ mile range. You’re pretty excited because reviewers call the car “attractive,” fun to drive,” and “game-changing.” But before you start getting the idea this is a story about Tesla, whose Model 3 set the automotive …

Electric Vehicles

Microsoft 'deeply sorry' for racist and sexist tweets by AI chatbot

Company finally apologises after ‘Tay’ quickly learned to produce offensive posts, forcing the tech giant to shut it down after just 16 hours<p>Microsoft has said it is “deeply sorry” for the racist and sexist Twitter messages generated by the so-called chatbot it launched this week.<p>The company …

Artificial Intelligence

Marketers, It's Time To Prepare For The AI Revolution

At the risk of calling to mind some of the thousands of books, movies, and television shows centered on the onset of a technological apocalypse, we truly are facing an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. Competition between major tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, …

Artificial Intelligence

Bergdahl Explains His Reasoning in Newly Released Documents

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he left a post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as bad decisions by officers above him, according …

Military

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Ronda Rousey More Than Just the World's 'Most Dominant Athlete'

Link to Media<p>Perfection is a false construct.<p>But in the here and now, Ronda Rousey, dubbed the world's most dominant athlete by Jon Wertheim of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>, seems as close to perfect as one might get. It's a completely unfair label to saddle on anyone. But after Saturday night's destruction …

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The 'Next Big Things' in Science Ten Years from Now

ZME Science reports the latest trends and advances in science on a daily basis. We believe this kind of reporting helps people keep up with an ever …