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A Reality Check of Trump's first week in office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's been a busy week for President Donald Trump as he settles into the presidency. Here's a look at some of the more eye-opening statements of the week:<p>Crime in the city<p>During the Republican Party retreat in Philadelphia this week, Trump made a reference to the city's murder …

U.S. State Department

8 Best New Songs of the Week

<i>Every week, Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy of your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below,</i> …

What Finland's plan to be tobacco-free can teach the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Finnish government has set an ambitious goal for residents in a bid to benefit their health -- and their bank balances.<p>Officials plan to make the country tobacco-free by 2040, meaning they want less than 2% of their adults to consume tobacco -- in any form -- by that deadline.<p>So that's …

Public Health

The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker

Last July, France witnessed the creation of a new kind of mass murder when a man steered a giant cargo truck into a crowd and killed 86 people in the beach resort of Nice. The French government quickly announced that the killer was a jihadist inspired by the Islamic State. But as Scott Sayare …

Human Rights

How Silicon Valley is teaching language to machines

The dream of building computers or robots that communicate like humans has been with us for many decades now. And if market trends and investment levels are any guide, it’s something we would really like to have. MarketsandMarkets says the natural language processing (NLP) industry will be worth …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump’s Yuge Week One

What really mattered, and what didn’t.<p>President Donald Trump’s first seven days in office were historic, chaotic, often astonishing and sometimes unsettling. With a flurry of provocative executive orders, surreal events, unapologetic falsehoods and did-he-really-say-that tweets, Trump continued to …

Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer

For decades, computers have got smaller and more powerful, enabling huge scientific progress. But this can’t go on for ever. What happens when they stop shrinking?<p>In 1971, Intel, then an obscure firm in what would only later come to be known as Silicon Valley, released a chip called the 4004. It …

Particles

Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Prepares for Big Race: Pictures

Great Britain

Scientists Just Created The First Human-Pig Embryos

An international stem cell research team announced the creation of the first human–pig embryos on Thursday, opening a new frontier in research into “chimera” mashups of human and animal tissues.<p>The study, conducted by a team at the Salk Institute in California in collaboration with researchers in …

Genetics