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North Korea could cross ICBM threshold next year, U.S. officials warn in new assessment

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons.<p>The new …

North Korea

Physicists have created an “impossible” state of matter that could power quantum computers

The laws of physics are supposed to be symmetrical in time and space. That means a ball thrown at a certain speed and in a certain direction would always go the same distance, no matter when you throw or where on Earth you throw it (assuming no other factors, like weather, came into play).<p>There …

Quantum Mechanics

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Nanotech

The Crucible: the perfect play for our post-truth times

In the 50s, Arthur Miller used 17th-century Salem to comment on the ‘red scare’. His drama is chillingly pertinent in the first weeks of Trump’s presidency<p>Is The Crucible the ultimate post-truth play? Although it was written in 1953, Arthur Miller’s drama holds particular significance in the …

Box Office

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …

Clean Energy

Trump's Travel Ban Is Not Recruiting More Terrorists

But it is hurting U.S. efforts to recruit allies in counterterrorism.<p>Since President Donald Trump last month issued an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority nations, we've heard a lot about how it will aid jihadists.<p>Leading Democrats, counterterrorism experts and even Iran's …

Islam

What do Europeans think of Muslim immigration? Majority agree with Trump

BERLIN — European politicians were among the harshest critics of President Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven countries with Muslim majorities. Research, however, shows a majority of European people would applaud similar measures.<p>Fifty-five percent of 10,000 people surveyed in 10 …

Immigration

Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts

Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation<p>A highly combustible cocktail of Donald Trump’s volatility and Xi Jinping’s increasingly aggressive and autocratic rule threatens to plunge already precarious US-China relations into …

China

Forget What You've Learned - Scientists Just Created a Stable Helium Compound

The new frontier of chemistry.<p>If you remember your high school chemistry, you'll know that helium is a bit of an oddball. This noble gas is the least …

A report sees the US slipping below India and China in a ranking of the world's most powerful economies

In a report titled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?" PwC ranked 32 countries by their projected global gross domestic product, measured by purchasing power parity.<p>Macroeconomists use PPP to determine the economic productivity and standards of living among countries.<p>…

High security: The man who protects our bank accounts

<b>Most people have never heard of a Swiss man called Francisco Fernandez, but tens of millions of us rely on him to look after our money.</b><p>An unassuming 53-year-old who likes playing the piano in his spare time, he is responsible for the security of $4 trillion (£3.2tn) of bank deposits around the …

Computer Science

Pakistan's blasphemy law worries opponents of extremism

BARAKHAO, Pakistan (AP) — Two ornate minarets pierce the evening sky and frame the emerald green dome of a shrine to Mumtaz Qadri. He was hanged for …

Pakistan

Making Wall Street Great Again: The Dow index has hit 20,000 for the first time

If you are a fan of large, round numbers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has one for you: The benchmark US stock index hit 20,000 for the first time during early trading today. That’s good for a gain of around 20% over the past year, with the rally really picking up steam since the Nov. 8 US …

Wall Street

Trump Euphoria Turns to Market Frustration

Experienced investors shouldn't be surprised: The difference between expectations and reality is disappointment.<p>After initially posting a remarkable jump after the election in November, U.S. stocks have hit a roadblock. Since mid-December the Dow Jones Industrial Average has made many attempts to …

Stock Markets

Brexit: government to publish white paper, Theresa May tells MPs

Theresa May has said her plan for Brexit will be set out in a white paper, in a move designed to see off a threatened rebellion by Conservative MPs.<p>Government ministers previously insisted May’s plan had been set out with sufficient clarity in her speech last week.<p>However, leading Conservatives …

Foreign Policy

Taliban tell Trump: 'it's time to leave Afghanistan'

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a long rambling letter, the spokesman for the Taliban is telling U.S. President Donald Trump that it's time to leave …

Afghanistan

Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine

Artisanal coffee doesn't have to be a lot of work. The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine makes it as simple as a normal coffee maker. It features a …

Coffee

The Long March Ahead For Democrats

What Saturday’s Women’s Marches tell us about the party’s path back to power.<p>Saturday’s Women’s Marches, which rebuked President Trump on the day …

Robert Reich: 7 hard truths Democrats must acknowledge if they want a better future

If Dems don’t understand these truths and fail to do what’s needed, a third party will emerge to fill the void<p>The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s urgent Democrats stop squabbling and recognize seven …

Barack Obama Won The White House, But Democrats Lost The Country

What happened?<p>In 2000, Barack Obama had just lost a congressional race and was feeling blue. So when a friend suggested that he head to the …

Bundesliga clubs promote their own young coaches. Why don't English clubs?

While Premier League clubs rely on experienced and expensive managers, their German counterparts are using their academies to develop coaches and players<p>By Archie Rhind-Tutt for The Set Pieces, part of the Guardian Sport Network<p>The revolving door of Premier League management turned again with Bob …

Soccer

How La Colombe Made Its Canned Lattes a Hit With Retailers

It sold 10,000 cans in one hour.<p>This story appears in the January 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>There are many prepackaged coffees, but La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael saw an opening: If he could froth milk inside a can, he could sell the world’s first canned latte. But how?<p>The Process<p>He …