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Scientists Create UV Lamp That Could Kill Flu Germs In Public Places

With many parts of the United States dealing with a crippling flu epidemic, researchers have come up with an ultraviolet lamp that is capable of …

Public Health

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Elie Wiesel on the Loneliness of Leadership, How Our Questions Unite Us, and How Our Answers Divide Us

“Could it be that questions are the remedy for solitude? After all, we have learned from history that people are united by questions. It is the answers that divide them.”<p><i>“You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love,”</i> Louise Bourgeois wrote to a friend in …

The Difficult Balance of Intimacy and Independence: Beloved Philosopher and Poet Kahlil Gibran on the Secret to a Loving and Lasting Relationship

“Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”<p><i>“What’s the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as-you-were?”</i> Mary McCarthy asked her friend Hannah Arendt in their correspondence about love. The question resonates because …

My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?<p>Who could blame the people who felt abandoned and ignored by the major parties for reaching in despair for a candidate who offered oversimplified answers to infinitely complex questions and managed to entertain them in the process? …

Political Science

If You're Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

AMC is developing a sci-fi show from the writers behind Arrival

Liking What You See is based on a short story by Ted Chiang<p>During the Television Critics Association press tour, AMC announced a slate of eight new shows that it’s putting into development, according to <i>Deadline</i>, which includes a project based on a story by Ted Chiang, whose novella <i>Story of Your …

Science Fiction

Ancient Cambodian temple gets UNESCO listing

UNESCO has added the site of an ancient temple in Cambodia to its world heritage list.<p>The remains of Sambor Prei Kuk, or “temple in the richness of the forest” covers 25 square kilometers and has become increasing popular with tourists.<p>The UN cultural organisation said the area had been identified …

Governors skeptical after 'pretty atrocious' session with top Trump health officials

<b>Providence, Rhode Island (CNN) —</b> Governors confronted President Donald Trump's top health officials over the cost of the Republican health care push to their states in a tense, closed-door session here Saturday.<p>Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for …

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump's 'stunning' conduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawyers at the Justice Department are typically mum on frank details surrounding an early resignation, so it's especially unusual when one directly points to the conduct of the President of the United States as the reason for quitting.<p>But Hui Chen, an anti-corruption expert who formerly …

Corruption

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

Photo Credit: vchal/Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool …

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

Replication

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most …

Jared Kushner's charmed life is about to come to a screeching halt

Now that he is ensnared in an FBI investigation, his life in the coming months and maybe years will be a study in misery<p>Perhaps Jared Kushner really believed that his New York real estate skills set him up to bring peace to the Middle East, solve the opioid crisis, run a government Swat team of …

Donald Trump

A year of digging through code yields “smoking gun” on VW, Fiat diesel cheats | Ars Technica

Current US and EU emissions testing is insufficient to confirm compliance.<p>Researchers from Bochum, Germany, and San Diego, California, say they’ve …

Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations

Angela Merkel has served formal notice that she will lead the German wandering away from the American alliance.<p>Seven years after the end of the Second World War, on the 10th of March 1952, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the newly established Federal Republic …

Political Science

Trump calls naming of special counsel move a “witch hunt”

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s ties with Russia Thursday, …

Donald Trump

Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Anterior pelvic tilt is a change in posture that happens when the front of the pelvis rotates forward, and the back of the pelvis rises.<p>Some research …

Last Chance Deals: Fares to Europe, Transfer bonuses, Alaska/Delta partnership and more

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. There are a number of deals</b> …

Flying
Political Science

Trump’s planned military buildup is based on faulty claims, not good strategy

Military overspending will not solve our problems<p>President Donald Trump just released a budget plan intended to fulfill a promise to rebuild the military with “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.”<p>Specifically, Trump wants to boost “base” military spending …

Military

Spicer: Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House on Monday walked back a key point of President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election.<p>Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when …

Donald Trump

Did ISIS inadvertently uncover the secret to the “lost” Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

ISIS destroyed an ancient shrine — and archeologists may have discovered a wonder of the ancient world underneath<p>Last week, a group of concerned archaeologists, mapping out the extent of the damage wrought by ISIS when it occupied the Iraqi city of Mosul, announced a shocking discovery. In 2014, …

Ancient History

How Donald Trump Is Reviving American Democracy

The president has energized his own supporters, and his attacks on established institutions have triggered a systemic immune response in the body politic.<p>There are two ways to look at the effect of Donald Trump’s presidency on American democracy. One is that he is a menace to the republic: that his …

Society

Donald Trump isn’t the only villain – the Republican party shares the blame

The US president’s links to Russia reflect the depth of the political crisis. This is a scandal of the entire American right<p>Who’s the villain here? Naturally our rage focuses on Donald Trump, a pantomime baddie drawn, as he would put it, from central casting. But behind him stand many others, and …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the New Dawn of Tyranny

The Founding Fathers designed the constitution to prevent some Americans from exercising tyranny. Alert to the classical examples they knew, the …

Political Science

The Guardian view on George W Bush: a welcome return

A polarising president, Mr Bush sounds a lot better out of office than in it. His swipe at Donald Trump’s brand of populism may mark a turning point for Republicans. We hope so<p>During his time in the White House, George W Bush was regarded as a warmonger and hardline conservative. As president he …

George W. Bush

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.<p>But a White …

Donald Trump

Trump adviser Stephen Miller lied — and it matters

President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lied.<p>The ability to do so seems to be a prerequisite in the Trump administration.<p>On Sunday, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week," Miller repeated the completely debunked claim that a "massive" number of …