Kaustubh Lal Mukherjee

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Trump cancels trip to South America to oversee 'response to Syria'

President Trump is scrapping plans to travel this week to a summit in South America because of the situation in Syria, the White House said Tuesday.<p>Trump had been scheduled to depart Friday for Peru before traveling to Colombia.<p>“President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in …

Middle East

Antarctica: A journey to the edge of a frozen continent

<b>In early 2018 Reuters photojournalist Alexandre Meneghini travelled to the beautiful and vulnerable world of Antarctica.</b><p>The trip, organised by Greenpeace, was to raise awareness of a European Union proposal to create a protected area in Antarctica, promoting a safe haven where marine life can …

European Union

Heavy rain in Northern California may test spillway at nation's tallest dam

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> -- Heavy rain is moving across Northern California, prompting at least one city to bring in additional emergency crews as authorities …

Weather

The Many-Worlds Interpretation Says There Are Infinite Timelines and Infinite Yous

Quantum physics is mind-bending, counterintuitive, and close to impossible to understand. It's so complicated that a theory saying our reality is …

Quantum Mechanics

This New Imaging Device Can Literally See Around Corners

Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Whether it's invisibility, teleportation, or …

Imaging

Allegedly, There Is a Secret Underground Alien Base in Dulce, New Mexico

On the surface, Dulce, New Mexico is just a small southwestern town. It doesn't even have a traffic light. But according to the most bizarre rumors, …

New Mexico

The Town of Baarle Sits on One of the World's Most Complex International Borders

<i>There are a lot of places to be curious about, so we started a Curiosity Travel Instagram. Where will your curiosity take you? Follow us!</i><p>Have you …

Europe

DROP Box Is The Hotel Room That Goes Anywhere

Camping is nice, but for many, hotels are better. Could you imagine having luxury accommodations, wherever you need them—even on the lip of a …

Dropbox

Soft Determinism Explained

Trying to reconcile free will and determinism<p>Soft determinism is the view that determinism and free will are compatible. It is thus a form of …

Libertarianism

An Introduction to Virtue Ethics

How an ancient approach to ethics was revived in recent times<p>“Virtue ethics” describes a certain philosophical approach to questions about morality. …

SUV plows into pedestrians in Australia in 'deliberate act'; two in custody

A driver of Afghan descent accused of plowing a white SUV into a crowd of pedestrians Thursday in Melbourne, Australia, injuring at least 14 people in a “deliberate act” has a history of drug use and mental illness and was known to police “on historical assault matters,” police said.<p>Two men, …

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Synaptics announces mass production of optical in-display fingerprint sensors<p>Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display …

Gear & Gadgets
Downing Street

Trump warns North Korea: Do not 'try us'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us."<p>In a speech delivered hours after he aborted a visit to the heavily fortified Korean demilitarized zone due to bad weather, …

North Korea

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain, poll shows depths of division | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a unified Spain filled Barcelona’s streets on Sunday in one of the biggest shows of force yet by the so-called silent majority that has watched as regional political leaders push for Catalan independence.<p>Political parties opposing a split …

Europe

Why Ireland Might Have To Leave The EU Too

At some point the people of Ireland are going to have to choose between Britain and the EU. There are plenty of reasons why they might go with …

United Kingdom

Catalonia government dissolved after declaring independence from Spain

<b>Barcelona, Spain (CNN) —</b> Spain dismissed Catalonia's president and Cabinet, and dissolved its Parliament on Friday hours after lawmakers in the autonomous region defied Madrid and voted to declare independence.<p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called new elections and fired the Catalan police …

Europe