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Mahathir Revives Singapore Water Dispute, Takes Swipe at Trump

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has revived the muscular foreign policy that characterized his first stint in power, seeking to renegotiate …

Asia

Here's How People With the Fewest Regrets Spend Their Valuable Time

People who get to the end of their days and assess their lives positively have one thing in common--they're intentional about their behaviors in the here and now.<p>It can be sobering to think about the finite amount of time you've been given. And like it or not, how you assess your life when you get …

Happiness

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a “mad tradition” heralding the return of …

Astronomy

What is the summer solstice?

The summer solstice is an annual astronomical phenomenon that brings the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (and the shortest night). It's also a key cultural event in many ancient and contemporary societies.<p>The 2018 summer solstice in the northern hemisphere will occur on June 21 …

Astronomy

Facebook ordered to explain why it deleted the profile of a dead user without permission

Facebook has found itself in a new interesting user data-related predicament. This time around, Facebook removed the profile and Facebook page of a …

Internet

Kim Jong Un looks to the East for economic inspiration

<b>(CNN) —</b> Touring Singaporean shipyards one day, visiting Chinese agricultural exhibitions and traffic control centers the next, Kim Jong Un's engagement with the region has had a decidedly economic air of late.<p>The North Korean dictator returned to Pyongyang late Wednesday after his third visit with …

North Korea

The past 24 hours in startling North Korea news, explained

The US made a big military concession, and Kim made a dramatic diplomatic trip to China — again.<p>President Donald Trump continues to tout the success of his North Korea summit last week — but it’s Kim Jong Un who’s taking the real victory lap.<p>On Tuesday morning, the North Korean leader made his …

North Korea

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.

With the president calling for a new military branch, get the pros and cons of the plan and find out what the U.S. military is already doing off-world.<p>Sparking a news cycle that resembled the prologue of a sci-fi film, U.S. President Donald Trump voiced support on Monday for a “Space Force,” a …

Space Science

U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Council, Saying It’s Anti-Israel

The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to leave a body it accused of …

Human Rights

Doctors Might Stop UTIs From Ever Happening Again

Researchers are using precision medicine to better tackle bacteria in urinary tract infections—and are pretty sure the method can be applied to other …

Microbiology

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials …

Orangutans

Google Thinks It Can Predict When You Will Die

The tech giant is expanding into the medical field—and sucking up even more sensitive data.<p>When it comes to its users—roughly 1.17 billion of them—there is very little Google doesn’t know. The company has worked hard to increase our dependency on its products by gathering information about what we …

Artificial Intelligence

How old is too old for surgery, and why?

Many of us will have been in situations with older loved ones where a doctor says surgery is too risky given the patient’s advanced age. Why is it …

Medicine

Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of …

Medicine

Citing Employee "Sabotage," Elon Musk Launches Investigation At Tesla

"We need to figure out if he was acting alone or with others at Tesla and if he was working with any outside organizations," the Tesla CEO wrote in an email to employees.<p>Tesla will spend the next week investigating an act of "extensive and damaging sabotage" by an employee, per an email Elon Musk …

Tesla

How Trump and Three Other U.S. Presidents Protected Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret: Its Nuclear Arsenal

When a delegation of senior Israeli officials visited the Trump White House on February 13, 2017, they wanted to discuss several issues with their new American counterparts. Topping the list was a secret letter concerning a subject the Israelis had promised the Americans never to discuss …

Israel

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.<p>Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents …

Donald Trump

Large Hadron Collider Will Become 10 Times More Powerful After Ongoing Upgrade

Those looking forward to game-changing breakthroughs from the LHC following the improvements will have to wait, as the upgrade is due to be completed …

Physics

Dumb tourist strokes lion on safari and it doesn’t end well

<b>A tourist has demonstrated why touching a wild lion on safari is a bad thing so you don’t have to.</b><p>The questionable decision was made in South Africa …

South Africa

A Curious Girlfriend’s Guide to Finding a Threesome

Do couples who threesome together stay together? I decided to find out.<p>Judging by the spread of new apps designed to hook couples up with an extra pair of hands or feet or whatever it is they so desire, the “third” has been enjoying a bit of a cultural moment. Chances are if you’ve been swiping …

Relationships

Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>He just didn't know it.<p>Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.<p>Abramovitz is a gifted Canadian …

McGill University

Hawaii's Volcano Is Literally Erupting Gems

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been fiercely erupting for well over a month. Now, residents are finding little green gems that have fallen out of the sky during Kilauea’s eruption.<p>The green gems are olivine crystals, a common mineral found in Hawaii’s lava. At jewelry quality, the mineral is called …

Geology

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

Gear & Gadgets

Pictures Show How Modern Life Is Altering the Natural World

Edward Burtynsky photographs changing landscapes—each one an imprint of human ambition.<p>Since sometime between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago, an era generally known as the Bronze Age, humans have been remarkably adept at identifying precious resources and ripping them from the Earth.<p>For a while, working …

President Trump Is Ending 'War Games' in Korea. Here's What Russia and South Korea Think About That

President Donald Trump is putting a stop to the “war games” undertaken by the U.S. military and the South Korea defense forces – but Trump says it’s …

North Korea

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Selling

A social psychologist explains how to ask for help without making it weird

One of the most common misconceptions about giving is that, if you are doing it right, it’s entirely about the other person. That giving is not supposed to be about you. But this is nonsense. The choice to help another person is often, if not always, at least in part about how you see yourself and …

Psychology

Why are Earth's oldest baobab trees dying?

Baobab trees are ancient, iconic structures with stalky branches that jut out haphazardly from rugged, thick trunks. These odd-looking trees can grow …

Ecology

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains 'ironclad' after war games cancelled

<b>The Pentagon has reassured allies of its "ironclad" security commitments, after President Donald Trump cancelled its Korean military exercises.</b><p>Mr Trump made the announcement after Tuesday's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.<p>The move is seen as a big concession to …

North Korea