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Metallic hydrogen has been created for the first time

Scientists have long suspected that hydrogen could exist as a metal in certain parts of the Universe, but this is the first time metallic hydrogen has ever been created on Earth, and the material is even stranger and more fascinating than scientists imagined.<p>"This is the holy grail of high-pressure …

Hydrogen

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Black Holes

New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story

Humans don’t know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together—around 85 percent of it—comes from something …

Obama will give a prime-time address Sunday on terrorism and Islamic State

President Obama will deliver a rare prime-time address to the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday to outline his administration's plans to combat terrorism and defeat Islamic State.<p>The speech will also provide an update on the federal investigation into Wednesday's massacre in San Bernardino, …

Why God Will Not Die

Science keeps revealing how much we don't, perhaps can't, know. Yet humans seek closure, which should make religious pluralists of us all.<p>In a bookstore 40 years ago, having fallen away from the Roman Catholicism of my youth and young adulthood without adopting any replacement for it or resolving …

Why you should stop asking if a tablet can replace your laptop — and what to ask instead

It's an attractive sales pitch.<p>The simple, lightweight and touch-friendly experience we've come to love on our smartphones and tablets seems like it could do wonders for the old-fashioned computers that we use everyday to get work done with.<p>But the advent of this new class of hybrid PC-tablet …

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Ben Carson: best place to aid refugees is in 'really quite nice' camps in Jordan

After spending Thanksgiving weekend visiting refugees in Jordan, Ben Carson called on the US to support Syrians displaced by the war there, where he said facilities in the camps were “really quite nice”, rather than bring them to America. While arguing that the US could do more to help, the …

A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

There's a common misconception that science is purely about cold, hard facts — concrete evidence, mathematical models and replicable experiments to explain the world around us.<p>It's easy to forget that there are peoplebehind the data and equations. And when people are involved, there is always room …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Coffee

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How Obama's new emissions rules will likely shape the White House race

With Monday's release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda – one that highlights deep divisions in the country and helps shape the race to succeed him.<p>On immigration, healthcare, …

Carbon Emissions

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military