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Europe’s Trace Gas Orbiter sends its first color picture of Mars – and it’s spectacular

The first color image to come from a camera aboard the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter in its Mars-mapping orbit shows the ice-coated rim of Korolev Crater …

Ford to stop selling every car in North America but the Mustang and Focus Active

Ford today announced it will phase out most cars it sells in North America. According to its latest financial release, the auto giant “will transition to two vehicles” — the Mustang and an unannounced vehicle, the Focus Active, being the only traditional cars it sells in the region. Ford sees 90 …

Trump Declares “Trade Wars Are Good,” Immediately Gets Brutal Awakening

World leaders, corporate America, and members of his own administration have basically told the president to get bent.<p>Early Friday morning, shortly before tweeting casting tips to <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> sent this statement out into the universe:<p>It’s disturbing on a number of levels, not …

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Donald Trump wants to shut down the International Space Station and get ready for private space

The White House would cut off funding for the International Space Station in 2025 and lean into a future of commercially operated habitats in low-earth orbit, according to draft National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget documents shared with Quartz ahead of their official release …

Space Exploration

The White House's Problem Is Dishonesty, Not Chaos

The fumbling of domestic-violence accusations against Rob Porter is a story about the administration’s inability to tell the truth, not its disorganization.<p>The White House’s response to allegations of domestic violence against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter has so stunned reporters that the …

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A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

Cost-benefit Analysis

NASA Twins Study spots thousands of genes toggling on and off in Scott Kelly

When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year floating about the International Space Station, he was noticeably different from his …

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

Physics

Sarah Sanders just made an absolutely outrageous argument about the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said something during her daily press briefing Friday that actually took my breath away.<p>CBS News' Chip Reid asked Sanders about a factual inaccuracy in White House chief of staff and retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly's attack on Florida …

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Freed Taliban hostage says captors raped his wife, authorized child's killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Afghanistan said his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife.<p>"The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani network's kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant …

Afghanistan

There Is Now Hope for Thousands of Women Who Were Told They Hit an IVF Dead End

Monica Halem calls it the “fertility train.” Every woman who embarks on a cycle of in vitro fertilization is familiar with the ride: the multiple …

Pregnancy

Incredible Videos Of Hurricane Maria’s ‘Total Devastation’ Of Puerto Rico Are Surfacing

The vocabulary usually used to describe hurricanes suddenly seems inadequate in the face of Hurricane Maria, which battered the Virgin Islands early Wednesday and is continuing to pummel the Caribbean. Nonetheless, officials can only describe this storm’s effects on Puerto Rico as “total …

Caribbean

10 Missing After U.S. Navy Ship and Oil Tanker Collide Off Singapore

BANGKOK — Ten Navy sailors were missing and five were injured on Monday after a United States destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, the Navy said, the second accident involving a Navy ship and a cargo vessel in recent months.<p>The guided-missile destroyer, the John S. …

NASA’s New Contract Could Change the Way We Approach Space Travel

Nuclear Thrust<p>The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just signed BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. of Lynchburg, Virginia, to a …

Space Travel

Astrophotography: How to Shoot Long Exposures at Night

In this video, Mango Street will go over some tips to shooting a starry night sky. Post your long exposures to Instagram with #MangoStreetNight.<p><b>THE</b> …

Germany Breaks Record: Produces 35% of Electricity From Renewables so Far This Year

Germany has broken another renewable energy record but officials say there's still room for improvement. The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) …

Renewable Energy

Juno Shatters Scientists' Jupiter Theories in Just 365 Days

Last July 4th, NASA's Juno spacecraft slowed its record breaking pace just enough to get caught in the pull of Jupiter's gravity. (The timing, …

How quantum trickery can scramble cause and effect

Logic-defying experiments in quantum causality can twist the notion of time itself.<p>Albert Einstein is heading out for his daily stroll and has to …

It’s Too Late to Stop China From Becoming an AI Superpower

Last Thursday, Texas senior senator John Cornyn stood before an audience of wonks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, and warned …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists can’t rule out collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029

Asteroids are one of the most serious threats to life as we know it, but scientists and skywatchers have gotten pretty good at predicting exactly …

Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse actually get him in legal trouble?

President Trump and former House speaker Newt Gingrich have both now admitted, for all intents and purposes, that Trump's ruse about possible White House tapes was meant to influence James B. Comey's public comments. In an interview Friday with Fox News, Trump congratulated himself for the …

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Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 24764<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

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This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

Senator Al Franken Cancels Bill Maher Appearance Amid Controversy

"Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive," a spokesperson said.<p>A spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) confirmed to HuffPost that the senator is canceling his appearance on the upcoming episode of “Real Time” in the wake of host Bill Maher’s use of a …

French president excoriates Trump in English over US withdrawal from climate deal

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a stinging rebuke to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change on June 1. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Today the president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced his decision to</i> …

Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-7 leaders did all they could to convince Trump to remain part of the Paris Agreement. But he didn't …

Geopolitics

The photos House Republicans are really going to regret taking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everyone looks so happy.<p>On the same day they voted to shred Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, House Republicans made their way to the White House for a little celebration.<p>Like Super Bowl or World Series winners, they gathered with President Donald Trump for some …

Republicans

The Trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause

The president’s business tells lawmakers it is too difficult to track all its foreign revenue in accordance with constitutional requirements, and it hasn’t asked Congress for a permission slip.<p>Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments …

First on CNN: AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday.<p>Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn't …

Abroad, President Trump's reality collides with candidate Trump's words

<b>Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN) —</b> Few might have expected that four months into his term President Donald Trump would find himself addressing a room of Muslim leaders after a night surrounded by dancing, drumming Saudi men.<p>But there he was Sunday, standing at the front of a vast reception hall, …

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