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Germany is quietly building a European army under its command

Every few years, the idea of a European Union army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common-defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London …


Austrian parliament passes burqa ban as part of new migrant law

Austrian lawmakers have approved a bill that outlaws wearing a full-face veil in public. The new legislation also establishes mandatory integration …

North Africa

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …


What to wear to a job interview

Why is it that, when faced with the prospect of a job interview, our sartorial compass goes haywire and we dissolve into a frenzy during which all common sense goes out the window?<p>A pair of trousers that you've never <i></i>worn and are still hanging in your wardrobe with the label on? A slightly ill …

Sally Yates on Flynn warning: 'There was nothing casual about this'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Tuesday shot down the White House's efforts to downplay the severity of her warnings about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.<p>"There was nothing casual about this," Yates said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, reacting to …

Donald Trump

Jumping genes play a big role in what makes us human

Jumping genes have been a powerful force in human evolution.


Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Quantum Mechanics