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A German food store emptied its shelves of foreign goods to highlight the need for diversity

A German grocery store just took a strong stand on diversity.<p>The Edeka, in Hamburg, removed all foreign-made products from its shelves to illustrate how reliant Germany is on people from around the world. Confused customers browsed mostly empty aisles, where goods had been replaced with signs …

Angela Merkel

‘He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting’

The Charlottesville furor is the latest example of the chaos that can result from Trump’s temper and refusal to back down.<p>President Donald Trump’s decision to double down on his argument that “both sides” were to blame for the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, …

Donald Trump

Why We're Never Cutting Our Grass Again

Apollo 13 escape room at Houston Escape Hunt is absolutely delightful

And while we didn’t quite all survive, the joy was indeed in the journey.<p>HOUSTON—“Ah, Thirteen, Houston,” I said into the mic as the alarms blared …

Badass all-electric truck is a step ahead of Tesla

If you want to join the electric vehicle revolution but you're not willing to downsize from your rugged SUV or pickup truck, your dream ride may have …

Electric Vehicles

White House ‘Muslim Ban’ Man Pushes for Even More Power

Lording over domestic policy wasn’t enough for controversial White House aide Stephen Miller. Now he’s elbowing his way into national-security and …

If he were back as White House counsel, here's what John Dean would tell President Trump

In one of the indelible moments of the Watergate scandal, White House Counsel John Dean can be heard on a secretly recorded Oval Office tape warning Richard Nixon of a cancer on his presidency: the break-in at Democratic Party headquarters by operatives tied to his 1972 reelection bid.<p>Dean …

Donald Trump

Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken

The trio of mysterious spacecraft were idle for at least a year. Now they’re zooming toward foreign satellites again—and no one really knows why.<p>A …

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

“We don’t just have a skeleton. We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”<p>After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated …

A new WikiLeaks documentary shows what happens when a filmmaker gets too close to her subject

As she recounts in her occasional, diary-like narration, Poitras—who also made <i>Citizenfour</i>, the Oscar-winning 2014 documentary about Edward Snowden—approached Assange in 2010, after WikiLeaks released thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables as well as secret video footage of a helicopter crew gunning …

Here's Stephen Hawking's Epic Response to Criticism on the Origins of the Universe

An Inflated Discussion<p>The players: 36 of the world’s top physicists. The arena: the entire cosmos, sort of. For physicists and cosmologists, the …

Physics

Democrats’ nuclear option over Comey’s firing: shut down the Senate

Senate Democrats infuriated by President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey have begun weighing a “nuclear option” against Senate Republicans to try to force them to commit to an independent investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia — pulling a procedural move to halt all …

Donald Trump

James Comey's farewell letter

James Comey penned this letter to FBI staff following his dismissal as director: I have long believed that a president can fire an FBI director for …

In 1959, Soviets Littered the Moon With Tiny Metal Pennants

Ten years before Americans set foot on the moon, the USSR intentionally crashed their Luna 2 probe into the lunar surface. It was the first human …

Roger Federer

Corporate America Not Down with Trump’s Plan to Kill the Planet

G.E. joins ExxonMobil in slamming the White House’s environmental policies.<p>Even the nation’s most notorious polluters are uncomfortable with <b>Donald Trump’s</b> new executive action rolling back <b>Barack Obama’s</b> policies to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment, and restrict the construction of …

Trump knows the feds are closing in on him

It didn't last long.<p>Immediately before and after his well-received speech to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, President Trump curtailed his use of Twitter. "For precisely four days, eight hours and five minutes, Trump refrained from tweeting anything inflammatory," the Washington Post noted. …

‘Don’t Be So Desperate to Rub up Against Russia’

America’s longest-serving diplomat has some parting advice for President Donald Trump.<p>America’s most senior diplomat just hit the exits from President Trump’s melting-down State Department after 40 years of being the man in the room when Russia was involved.<p>And now Daniel Fried, a career Foreign …

Russia

The White House Declines to Substantiate Trump's Wiretapping Claims

A day after the Trump charges “Nixon/Watergate” level misconduct by his predecessor, the administration says that “neither the White House nor the president will comment further.”<p>A day after President Donald Trump charged that President Obama had tapped his phones in advance of the November …

Donald Trump

In chaotic scene, Rand Paul demands to see the House GOP's Obamacare repeal bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul marched to the House side of the Capitol Thursday morning, knocked on a locked door and demanded to see a copy of the House's bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which he believed was being kept under lock and key.<p>Aides in the room told the …

Full Story @Haaretz.com: Israeli TV Host Implores Israelis: Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid

Fox News's 'Swedish defence advisor' unknown to country's military officials

After Donald Trump’s infamous ‘what’s happening in Sweden’ comment, Nils Bildt was billed on The O’Reilly Factor as Swedish national security advisor<p>Swedish military and foreign-affairs officials have said they know nothing about a man who appeared on Fox News in the US billed as a “Swedish defence …

Europe

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?<p>1. Soft Targets<p>On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—<i>aktivniye meropriyatiya</i>—against the reëlection campaign of President …

Russia

little did Donald Trump realize the Mexicans had devised crafty plan to get past his wall : pics

Good Guy Ted Cruz Congratulated a Woman on Having Multiple Sclerosis

Then he explained why her Medicaid had to go.<p>When you're hell-bent on stripping people of their healthcare, things can get awkward. Take last night, for example. At a CNN debate on healthcare between ideological antitheses Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, a woman with multiple sclerosis asked Cruz to …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

What Is Hiding Behind Donald Trump’s Lies?

Bannon was right: The press is the ‘opposition party,’ the guarantor of the public interest. If democracy stands any chance, journalists must be …

How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of the century

Or, how I got a cop to admit that he perjured himself in Alabama traffic court.<p>Adam MacLeod is an associate professor at Faulkner University’s Thomas …

A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

The star is currently hurtling through space at about 32,000 mph, and is around 64 lightyears away. (One lightyear is around 5,878,000,000,000 miles.)<p>Gliese 710 is about half the size of our sun, and it is set to reach Earth in 1.35 million years, according to a paper published in the journal …

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light.<p>The discovery, described in a paper in Nature and two others in Astrophysical …

'Cannonballs' of plasma the size of Mars seen racing from a mystery star

The Hubble Space Telescope has had another result. The giant space viewer has now spotted "superhot blobs of gas" emerging from a distant star system.<p>…

Universe