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Lunar Dust Might Pose Severe Health Risks to Future Human Colonies on the Moon

Scientists who hope to establish a human colony on the moon have long been working through ways to generate water, food, energy and breathable air in …

Research

Kushner-backed health care project gets ‘devastating’ review

The Pentagon report could delay the VA’s plans to install the multibillion-dollar software project begun under Obama.<p>The first stage of a multibillion-dollar military-VA digital health program championed by Jared Kushner has been riddled with problems so severe they could have led to patient …

Health Care

Hannity’s ethics under fire

Fox News host’s failure to disclose his relationship with Trump attorney Michael Cohen puts his credibility on the line.<p>Sean Hannity has wavered over the years on whether he is a journalist or conservative activist, but ethics specialists say that whichever hat the Fox News host was wearing last …

Donald Trump

As Mongolia Melts, Looters Close In On Priceless Artifacts

The history and archaeology of Mongolia, most famously the sites associated with the largest land empire in the history of the world under Ghengis …

Archaeology

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …

Genetics

Archaeologists glance into fox burrow in Iraq, find 4,000-year-old Sumerian port

Archaeologists digging in southern Iraq have uncovered the remains of a large harbor built more than 4,000 years ago by the Sumerians. The discovery …

Archaeology

31 Brutally Honest Illustrations By Gerhard Haderer Show What’s Wrong With Today’s Society

Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing …

Art

Hubble Finally Settles A Debate of Galactic Proportions

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has become the referee of an intergalactic wrestling match between two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. The Large …

Replaced by robots: 8 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (A.I.) and other cutting edge technologies are going to change the face of employment as we know it. …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump’s Plan to Punish the U.S. Economy

In threatening trade war with China, the president seems to have no idea what’s at stake.<p>One thing to understand about President Donald Trump’s proposed new tariffs on China is that they are, in the first instance, a tax on U.S. producers and consumers. The revenue they’ll raise won’t come from …

The essential slang words you need to know when traveling in Latin America

Although most Latin American countries share the mother tongue of Spanish, there are countless dialects and certain words that have completely …

The Justice Department Is Headed Down a Dangerous Path

The investigations and counterinvestigations involving Jeff Sessions and Andrew McCabe are destroying faith in federal law enforcement.<p>Before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for alleged dishonesty, McCabe led an investigation of Sessions for, well, dishonesty. …

Donald Trump

These Maps Show Where "Deaths Of Despair” Are Most Likely, Including Murder, Suicide, And Drugs

Drug use and violence are a problem in the US — but they are killing more Americans in some parts of the country than others.<p>"Broadly speaking, mortality from alcohol use disorders, suicides, and homicides has gone down since 1980, but this hides individual counties where the opposite is true. …

Mental Health

See Seven Ancient Wonders As They Would Have Looked In Their Prime

From the unmatched wonder of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to the sprawling majesty of the temples of Bagan in Myanmar (aka Burma). From Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza to the extraordinary carved city of Petra in Jordan. The wonders of the ancient world have long cast a spell over travelers from every corner …

Ancient History

Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark

The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.<p>The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s …

More Sinkholes Could Form as Texas is "Punctured Like a Pin Cushion"

"The ground movement we're seeing is not normal."<p>The West Texas desert is home to two infamously large sinkholes. One, near the town of Wink — about …

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer

Robert Mueller’s team has taken over the investigation of Guccifer 2.0, who communicated with (and was defended by) longtime Trump adviser Roger …

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

Mummified remains from Chilean ghost town revealed to be baby girl with malformations so bizarre they led to speculation over alien life<p>When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran …

Mutations

Watch: Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager Reconstructed

Archaeology

How the U.S. Fueled the Rise of MS-13

The notorious gang known as MS-13 has become a focal point in President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration, with the president citing the gang’s …

United States

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Europe’s first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?<p>One year on from its launch, the world remains fascinated by Finland’s groundbreaking universal basic income trial: Europe’s first …

Universal Basic Income

The 10 Commandments of Furniture Placement

Here at Apartment Therapy, we've been banging on about furniture placement for years, and it seems we've got a lot to say on the topic. Between all …

Living Rooms

Test how British or American your accent is with this AI

If there’s one thing most people probably don’t struggle with, it’s figuring out whether they sound more British or American. But if just one person isn’t sure, then the creators of an AI which does exactly that will have done their job.<p>Cambridge Consultants, the company that brought us an AI that …

“Executive time” and white privilege: Our laziest president and an ugly stereotype

Zoned out on Fox News and Mickey D’s, Trump still believes Obama was lazy and he’s a dynamic man of action<p>For black and brown Americans, Barack Obama's two terms in office were a rebuke to a society where nonwhites have long been marked as second-class citizens. For black people in particular, the …

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots

AT SHINTOMI nursing home in Tokyo, men and women sit in a circle following exercise instructions before singing along to a famous children’s song, …

Robotics

Conspiracy theories, attacks on the press, praise for tyrants, and more

Timothy L. Hale/ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Is Donald Trump a threat to democracy? From his executive orders …

The Strange Pleasure of Seeing Carter Page Set Himself on Fire

In any other administration, this awkward and silly man would be at the bottom of the barrel. In Trump world, he’s in the middle quintile.<p>Watching …

How Anti-Terrorism Design Can Also Make Cities More Livable

Public furniture, large art installations and trees can all make cities more livable. They can also make cities safer.<p>Researchers, urban planners and …

Europe's first underwater restaurant to open in Norway

<b>(CNN) —</b> Europe's first underwater restaurant is set to open in early 2019 in Lindesnes, in the south of Norway. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment, with a menu that will focus on seafood.<p>The restaurant, …

Architecture