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North Koreans to meet Trump; 'good progress' toward summit

NEW YORK (AP) — A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after reporting "good progress" in talks between the two sides to revive an on-again, off-again nuclear …

Solar Minimum Approaching | A Mini Ice Age?

Sunspots are disappearing more rapidly than usual as the Sun prepares to enter the solar minimum. The last time the absence of sunspots was so …

What it’s really like to die

Palliative medicine expert Dr Kathryn Mannix on the myths and taboos of death<p>This week, we tackle one of the last taboos. Death is the only certainty …

Medicine

Police take down the world's largest DDoS-for-hire service

The internet might be slightly safer against distributed denial of service attacks in the near future... slightly. Police in twelve countries have taken down WebStresser, believed to be the world's largest service for paid DDoS attacks. The joint campaign (Operation Power Off) seized WebStresser's …

The Successful Salvage of the Unfortunate Vasa

The Vasa, photo by Javier Kohen<p>On the morning of 24 April, 1961, the Swedish warship <b>Vasa</b> was salvaged with a largely intact hull after it had sunk …

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

Geology

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing …

Mental Health

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

Photojournal: PIA17218<p>After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by …

Scientists at CERN discover “colour” of antimatter

Measuring the structure of antimatter could help us unlock the secrets of the universe<p>In a world first, researchers at CERN have measured the …

Physics

Crime of Passion: $500K of Beer and Pepperoni Stolen in Canada

/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2018-04-05<p>It was a bad day for a warehouse in Quebec’s Boucherville district on March 12, when bandits swiftly stole nearly …

Selling

This surreal AI creature meets humans, then decides whether it wants to play with them

In the middle of London's Hyde Park lives a strange and wondrous creature. Its name is BOB, and it's an AI entity.<p>BOB ("Bag of Beliefs") is an art …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

The Brain

Montreal elementary school is latest to ban homework

Students at a Quebec school are celebrating a new policy that aims to give children enough time to do all of their work in class.<p>Ecole Elizabeth …

Teaching

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Exercise

Study reveals how hunger can override our feelings of chronic pain

New research from neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found that chronic pain can be suppressed by feelings of hunger. This unique …

Toys R Us founder dies days after store closures announced

NEW YORK — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, …

Toys "R" Us

NAFTA talks could be on the verge of a breakthrough, deal possible by next month

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes agreement on a renewed North American free trade deal between Canada, Mexico and the United …

In 1996, scientists found a fuel-producing bacterium at the bottom of a Swiss lake. Now, they know how it works

Twenty-two years ago, microbiologists in Switzerland stumbled on a mystery deep in the muck of Lake Au, an offshoot of Lake Zurich: a bacterium that …

YouTuber Who Builds Extreme DIY Lasers Suspended From Site

Drake Anthony's channel is in danger of being permanently taken down.<p>Drake Anthony, a YouTuber who began his channel styropyro in 2006, posted a video today on an alternate channel explaining that he received a "strike" on YouTube banning him from posting to the site for two weeks. This is the …

Stephen Hawking's Final Research Paper Predicted the End of the Universe

He suggested checking out those parallel universes.<p>Just two weeks before his death, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking submitted a research paper …

New federal gun control bill expected this week

<i>Note: This story has been corrected. Please see an updated correction notice below.</i><p>The federal government is expected to introduce new legislation …

Airbus wants to bring down a defunct space station with a giant harpoon

Junk in orbit around the Earth is becoming a bigger problem every year. Space agencies are tracking some 7,000 tons of debris, adding up to more than …

Space Exploration

Amateur astronomers discovered a new type of aurora that you can see much farther south — and they named it 'Steve'

Amateur sky-watchers in Canada, in conjunction with NASA scientists, have made a startling discovery after years of looking up at the stars: a new type of aurora.<p>They named it STEVE, an acronym for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement.<p>While the new aurora may appear similar to the famous …

Astronomy

Stephen Hawking had ALS for 55 years. How did he do it?

Stephen Hawking, who died Wednesday at the age of 76, had lived with the crippling disease ALS for 55 years. How did he do it?<p>Probably in no small part because he was rich, famous and extremely well cared for, experts said.<p>Hawking was one of the best-known scientists of modern times, as famous for …

Fired conductor James Levine sues Metropolitan Opera

Conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday after a sexual misconduct investigation sank his storied career, saying the renowned …

Royal Bank of Canada Explores Blockchain to Automate Credit Scores

The Royal Bank of Canada may be interested in putting credit scores on a blockchain.<p>In a patent application released Thursday, the bank outlines a …

Bank of Canada

Russian scientists zap tiny asteroids with lasers to protect Earth from deadly strike

Tiny asteroids measuring less than an inch wide have been blown up with lasers in lab to calculate how to prevent Earth being wiped out by a giant space rock.<p>A team of Russian researchers from Rosatom, the state nuclear energy corporation, and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) …

Petition calls for maximum penalty for Duncan couple accused of ‘horrific act of animal abuse’

Nearly 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for maximum legal penalties to be applied against the owners of a Vancouver Island dog that died …

DUNNE: Courts martial deny soldiers the very rights they defend

Canada’s military courts martial are unfair, unjust and un-Canadian. They deny Canadian soldiers the basic rights that other Canadians are guaranteed …