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Israel says Swedish foreign minister is 'not welcome' in country

Margot Wällstrom criticised over ‘incendiary’ demand for investigation into claims that Israeli forces carried out extrajudicial killings of Palestinians<p>Israel has said Sweden’s foreign minister is not welcome in the country after she called for an investigation into the deaths of Palestinians …

Israel

'The Expanse' And The Physics Of Stealth In Space

A key plot point in the pilot of <i>The Expanse</i> involves a stealth ship, lying in wait for one set of unsuspecting protagonists to come along, at which point it unleashes destruction that will turn out to have disastrous consequences for everyone involved. This is a classic space-opera trope, which is …

U.S. Air Force

A new Islamic State radio station spreads panic in eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — At exactly 6 p.m. across this nervous city and surrounding districts, a clandestine radio broadcast comes to life each night with sounds of clashing swords, drumming hoofbeats and bursts of ­machine-gun fire.<p>“Caliphate Radio, where hell welcomes the conspirators of …

Afghanistan

Homeless in Los Angeles brace for El Nino rainstorms | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Los Angeles grapples with a huge homelessness problem, El Nino weather patterns are likely to bring torrential downpours in coming months and add to the misery of the thousands of people who sleep on the city’s streets.<p>Stacie McDonough, 51, eats lunch by her tent in a …

Homelessness

Tianjin issues its first red alert for pollution, joining Beijing

The city of Tianjin in China called its first ever red alert for air pollution on Monday night, joining Beijing, which called for its first two this …

Russia raids offices of Kremlin critic's foundation

Investigators have raided the offices of an opposition group in connection with a 2003 case against dissident Khodorkovsky. The houses of at least …

Iraqi troops 'advance into city centre' in battle to retake Ramadi from Isil

If the capital of Anbar state is recaptured, this would mark the biggest victory for Iraqi forces since the onset of the campaign<p>Iraq’s army claimed to be on the verge of achieving its biggest victory against Isil on Tuesday when troops fought their way into the centre of the city of …

Man who was brought to the U.S. on a murder charge now is in immigration limbo

Juan Jesus Flores had been headed to breakfast in Tijuana when a group of armed men surrounded his car.<p>He was sure he was about to become another kidnap victim.<p>To his relief, Interpol agents were there to arrest him on suspicion of murder.<p>After about three years in a Mexican prison, he was …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Mojave Desert tests prepare for NASA Mars Roving

(Phys.org) -- Team members of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission took a test rover to Dumont Dunes in California's Mojave Desert this week to …

Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology | Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

Iran is in a rush to send its enriched uranium to Russia to stave off sanctions

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will export most of its enriched uranium to Russia in the coming days as it rushes to implement a nuclear deal and secure relief from international sanctions, Tehran's nuclear chief was quoted as saying on Saturday.<p>Drastically reducing its stock of enriched uranium, which can …

Russia wants to maintain ties with Turkish people, Turkish leadership 'not eternal': Putin | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has no intention of damaging relations with the people of Turkey, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Saturday, while making clear that Moscow’s ties with Ankara will not improve under the current Turkish leadership.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks …

Russia

China slams US after B-52 bomber flies over contested South China Sea reef

China accused the U.S. Saturday of a serious military provocation following the flight of an American B-52 strategic bomber over China’s disputed territory in the South China Sea.<p>A Defense Ministry statement said the U.S. is deliberately raising tensions in the disputed region. It demanded …

Philippines storm death toll hits 35 as rains threaten to worsen flooding

President declares ‘national calamity’ as nation struggles to recover from typhoons Melor and Koppu<p>Heavy rains pummelled the whole of the Philippines on Saturday, threatening to aggravate flooding that has prompted the government to declare a state of “national calamity”.<p>The death toll after a week …

Weather

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake

In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well.<p>At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, would riff with a small group of musicians. The bonobos — one named …

Flute