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Federal appeals court rules 3 to 0 against Trump on travel ban

A federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.<p>In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of …

Immigration

‘Morphing wing’ drone capable of landing just like a bird

Drones can look pretty darn graceful up in the sky, but that effect is often ruined when you see the clumsy ways that they return to …

How NASA Will Mine Frozen-Solid Asteroids for Usable Water

Gouging water out of drifting space rocks could determine the future of space travel.<p>When the words “asteroid” and “mining” are uttered in the same …

Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons, precisely rewiring into the brain

As shown in this <i>in vivo</i> two-photon image, neuronal transplants (blue) connect with host neurons (yellow) in the adult mouse brain in a highly …

Watch Elon Musk debut what could be the mainstreaming of solar power

Elon Musk loves standing in front of massive videos of planets, whether it's Mars or Earth.<p>And on Friday, he pulled off his planet-loving stagecraft …

“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams vows to kill Donald Trump if he becomes too “Hitler-ish”

After calling Trump a “clown genius,” the cartoonist is now promising to join an armed resistance to kill him<p>Cartoonist Scott Adams, who created "Dilbert," ranks among the most unorthodox Donald Trump apologists to emerge this election cycle.<p>During the primaries, Adams gushed on his blog about …

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Medicine

Google DeepMind AI achieves near-human level speech capabilities

DeepMind, the Google artificial intelligence division behind the champion-defeating AlphaGo bot, has revealed that it’s managed to create some of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI

It’s easy to think of Silicon Valley’s artificial intelligence giants as superheroes: Each wields immense power, claims to work toward a better world, and terrifies the government in the speed and scale at which they work.<p>And much like comic book heroes, these companies are trying to form their own …

Artificial Intelligence

Bad News: Zika May Affect Adult Brain Cells

It's not just pregnant women who need to worry.<p>Up till now, the focus of Zika virus research has been on its affects on fetal brain development and the measures pregnant women can take to avoid infection. Now, the first study has been published documenting the affects of Zika on adult brains, using …

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

The Brain

Scientists may have found a way to stop Zika cold

Zika Virus

SICK: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Supporters Celebrate Murder of Dallas Cops

<b>‘Black Lives Matter’ supporters responded to the sniper attack in Dallas by celebrating the murder of the five police officers who were gunned down</b> …

THAAD missile in South Korea

Meet America's THAAD system.via Lockheed Martin<p>The most advanced missile system on the planet can hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of the sky with a 100% success rate — and it appears to be headed to North Korea's backyard.<p>On the heels of bilateral sanctions by Seoul and Washington, plus …

North Korea

Putin's 4th of July message to Obama: Let's have better relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in a July Fourth message to President Barack Obama that he hopes ties between the two countries will get back on track.<p>Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and threw its …

Researchers may have found second 'superbug' gene in U.S. patient

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists may have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 “superbug” gene, which makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics.<p>The gene is believed to have been found in a sample of E. coli bacteria …

Microbiology

We just got better at detecting this quantum phenomenon that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

That's because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.<p>Because of this, it doesn't fit in with Einstein's theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous …

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Florida Nightclub Massacre Is Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

With at least 50 people killed, the massacre early Sunday morning at an Orlando nightclub is the deadliest single-day mass shooting in the modern history of the United States — by nearly double the previous most deadly incident.<p>Here are America's deadliest mass shootings in modern times:<p>50 killed<p>At …

Virginia Tech

Watch Google's A.I. Figure Out 'Montezuma's Revenge' In Four Tries

Is there any '80s videogame that machines can't win?<p>What separates humans from artificial intelligence -- for now -- is our ability to learn quickly with just a few examples. We can see a dog once and determine if most other animals we see are dogs or not. Computers, our binary friends, aren't so …

Water conservation has saved energy, cut greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

As debate continues in San Diego County and around the state over how aggressively to conserve water amid a historic drought, a new study finds that reductions in urban water use have saved significant amounts of electricity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.<p>The analysis, published by UC Davis, …

Water

This Genetically Engineered Bacteria Can Inhale CO2 And Produce Energy

We really need this.<p>This new genetically engineered bacteria can take CO2 out of the air and convert it into energy. And while it won't fix our …

Harvard

Artificial Intelligence Should Be Protected by Human Rights, Says Oxford Mathematician

Machines have feelings too.<p>With huge leaps taking place in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), right now, experts have started asking …

Singularity

Kim Jong Un Says North Korea Won't Use Nukes Unless Its Sovereignty Is Violated

At a rare political event in Pyongyang, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un told party members that the country would not carry out a nuclear strike unless its sovereignty is violated.<p>This comes after the country has carried out a series of provocative weapons tests. During his remarks at the Workers …

Russian spies are reportedly trying to stop Sweden from joining NATO

And SAPO is hinting that it's related to the fact that Sweden is gearing up for a May 25 parliamentary debate about ratifying a "Host Nation Support Agreement" that would make it easier for NATO troops to use Swedish territory, ports, and bases in exercises or emergencies.<p>SAPO sources have told the …

Kim Jong Un, hailing hydrogen bomb test and satellite launch, predicts 'final victory'

Opening North Korea's first ruling Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, leader Kim Jong Un on Friday hailed the country's recent hydrogen bomb test and satellite launch as "unprecedented" achievements that will lead the isolated and impoverished nation of 24 million to "final victory."<p>Dressed in a …

North Korea

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

Kremlin Provocations and War Games Risk Real War

Russians behaving like drunk a-holes with Mach 2 jet fighters endanger more than the lives of aircrews<p>It’s happened again. Last Friday, a Russian Air …

Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades.<p>A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between …

Political Science