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This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—And Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Birth of a planet captured for first time as gas giant bigger than Jupiter swirls into existence

Even by astronomical standards it is a discovery that is out of this world.<p>Scientists have for the first time witnessed the birth of a planet, a huge gas giant many times the size of Jupiter, swirling into existence 370 light years from Earth.<p>The theory of how gas planets form from a vortex of …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Trump and Pence meet with NRA leader at White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with the executive director of the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm Thursday evening.<p>In a tweet, Chris Cox says the two "don't want gun control."<p>"I had a great meeting tonight with @realDonaldTrump & @VP. We all …

Gun Control

The Parkland massacre sparked a renewed debate over gun control. Here’s what happens next.

By Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As South Florida continues mourning the victims of last week’s school shooting, students transformed into activists and public officials alike are preparing for days of high-profile events highlighting the renewed debate over gun …

Gun Control

Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the classmates and parents of victims in the Florida school shooting as well as members of the community. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.</i><p><b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> The Florida state House on Tuesday …

Florida

Trump directs DOJ to craft ban on 'bump stocks' as shooting response evolves

The White House on Tuesday left the door open to supporting a ban on assault rifles and directed the Justice Department to craft regulations to ban “bump stocks,” the accessory used to simulate fully automatic fire in the deadly Las Vegas attack, as the Trump administration’s response to the fatal …

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Mental Disorders

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump’s Budget

Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no one expects to become law, but which signals the president’s moral and financial …

Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to …

WATCH: How Far Away Would You Need to Be to Survive a Nuclear Blast?

It's been more than 70 years since two nuclear bombs were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 129,000 …

Knowledge Management

Theresa May Is Expected to Accuse Facebook of Helping Terrorists, Child Abusers, and Slave Traders

The British PM will deliver the remarks during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.<p><b>The prime minister will accuse social-media companies of providing a platform for extremists.</b>• <b><br>May will say terrorists, slave traders, and child abusers are using Facebook and other networks with ease.</b>• <b><br>She</b> …

AT&T wants Congress to pass a net neutrality law

AT&T is calling on Congress to settle the internet freedom debate by passing a federal net neutrality law.<p>In a full-page ad appearing in multiple U.S. newspapers on Wednesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company has suffered from regulatory whiplash. Various presidential administrations …

Breaking: EU fines Qualcomm $1.2B for colluding with Apple

The European Commission has announced it will slap Apple chip-manufacturer Qualcomm with a staggering $1.2 billion fine (€997 million) “for abuse of dominant market position.”<p>EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced the punishment at a press conference in Brussels this …

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Monkeys

The 700,000 people who would be hurt if Congress doesn’t act on DACA, visualized

How we got here, what the program did for recipients, and what’s on the line.<p>Congress on Monday halted the government shutdown and gave itself three weeks to negotiate the future of US immigration policy — and at the center of this debate is a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, …

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

The Brain

New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

In an announcement today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even though the FCC recently voted to repeal those rules.<p>Contracts after March 1st will include a net …

The real reason DREAMers are at risk

Spoiler: It’s not Chuck Schumer.<p>The blame game has begun.Left-wing anger is growing at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats for backing down on their threat to keep the government closed unless Congress agreed to some legislative protections for recipients of the Deferred …

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

Trump Broke Up with the World, and the World Is Moving On

America’s trading partners are unimpressed by the “art of the deal.”<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> entered the White House last year, he vowed to rip up existing trade agreements and use his singular deal-making skills to strike new, better deals for the U.S. Such convictions led him to withdraw from the …

The controversial Silicon Valley-funded quest to educate the world’s poorest kids

On a Monday morning in October, Faith stands before her class of kids, ages 10 and up. She looks down at her tablet computer, which details the day’s lessons. Her teaching plan gives instructions down to the minute, including when kids should stand up, solve problems, cheer for a classmate, and …

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your …

Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22 : officials

At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday, as …

Snowden is campaigning against the world's largest biometric ID programme

American whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency employee Edward Snowden has joined the campaign against Aadhaar, India’s 12-digit unique identification number programme that has been under fire for its security and privacy systems.<p>On Sunday, Jan. 21, Snowden backed KC Verma, former …

Trump, McConnell to meet Saturday afternoon as shutdown continues

By Robert Costa ,<p>Robert Costa<p>National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Paul Kane ,<p>Paul Kane<p>Senior congressional correspondent and columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ed O'Keefe and<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>Reporter focused on Congress, national politics and the federal …

U.S. Politics

Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear

From the detention of child refugees to a lack of protection for refugees, conditions in the Thai capital are bleak.<p><b>Bangkok, Thailand -</b> "I've never experienced cold like this," says RK, a 19-year-old Somali refugee, as he sits in a downtown Bangkok alley one December morning.<p>It is 20 degrees, and …

New Facebook tool reveals if your account was a cog in the Russian propaganda machine

A new Facebook tool allows users to see just how vulnerable they were to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. The tool, conveniently tucked away in Facebook’s Help Center, scans past posts in an attempt to link them to known propaganda Pages, some of which have since been deleted.<p>During the …

Gun Control

Twitter says over 600k people interacted with Russian propaganda accounts

Twitter today released more details of its internal investigation into Russian election interference, which confirmed that hundreds of thousands of users followed or interacted with accounts that tweeted propaganda.<p>The report was an update on Twitter’s initial findings, presented to Congress as …

Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Mark Zuckerberg promised to spend 2018 fixing Facebook. Last week, he addressed Facebook making you feel bad. Now he’s onto fake news.<p>Late Friday, …