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The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Dark Matter

The chart that shows how close we are to a climate catastrophe

We’re inching closer to climate catastrophe. Every month this year has been, on average, hotter than any other in recorded history.<p>India and Ethiopia are suffering some of the worst droughts in decades. Unexpected flooding has hit Pakistan and the US.<p>Some of these extreme weather events are partly …

Climate Change

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast is now 24, …

The Mayor of London Says Obama Is a Part-Kenyan Hypocrite

It's always weird when British politicians write in tabloids, especially when they make racially-charged and apocryphal claims.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>Why Boris Johnson Is Currently Britain's Most Evil Politician</b><p>London Mayor Boris Johnson has published a long, boring op-ed in British tabloid the <i>Sun</i>, airing as many …

Knife-wielding men scream 'Heil Hitler' as they attack Hispanic teens, family at Los Angeles playground

Three white supremacists were arrested on Sunday after attacking multiple Hispanic men and women at a public park in Los Angeles, California, ABC 7 …

‘Steven Universe’: Love Knows No Age, Race, And Gender

<i>Steven Universe</i> is a show that is overflowing with love and emotions. It takes different kinds of love, relationships, and emotions, and breaks it …

Calais residents scuffle with pro-migrant rally … one draws his rifle (VIDEO)

A video has emerged of the situation in Calais, France, approaching boiling point when one of the locals took out a rifle amid scuffles with a …

By 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fish

(NEWSER) – Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century; production of the ubiquitous material is expected to double again in the next 20 years (and nearly quadruple over the next 50). And, <i>CNN Money</i> reports, nearly a third of all plastic packaging "escapes collection systems."<p>As …

New study sheds light on what happens to women who are denied abortions

They often have difficulty making and achieving aspirational plans for the future.<p>In the US, there are many laws limiting when and how women can …

Photograph: reprieve.org.uk<p>An unrepaired wall still showing the effects of the drone strike that injured Faheem Qureshi.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/ddfbebece85f265d281b3a4f039ce7138cf01cc6/0_388_2592_1555/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: reprieve.org.uk<p>A ceiling damaged in the drone attack in …

Pakistan

Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe's Foundation

In November, construction workers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came across a time capsule 942 years too soon. Buried in 1957 and …

Gillian Anderson: I was offered less pay for 'X-Files' reboot

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to wage disparity between men and women in Hollywood, not even the FBI's most famous paranormal investigators are immune.<p>"X-Files" costar Gillian Anderson, who plays agent Dana Scully, has been drawing attention to the gender gap in pay in interviews leading up to the Sunday …

Chicago mayor: Time to 'root out the cancer of police abuse'

<b>Chicago, Illinois (CNN) —</b> Speaking to a largely African-American crowd, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said it was time for the city of Chicago to confront "hard truths," to unite as a people and to "root out the cancer of police abuse."<p>The mayor delivered his address at the city's 30th annual …

Wal-Mart to close 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. and 9 in California

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday that it will close 269 of its 11,600 stores, including 154 in the U.S. — nine in California — as the company tries to find its footing in a difficult retail climate.<p>The retailer also said that in the next year it plans to open more than 140 new stores nationwide. …

Walmart

The search for alien life: How close we really are to solving one of the universe’s great mysteries

The “Fermi paradox” has plagued scientists for generations. At long last, an answer appears to be on the horizon<p>Physicist Enrico Fermi famously asked the question "Where are they?" to express his surprise over the absence of any signs for the existence of other intelligent civilizations in the …

Fox News, high on American hubris, goes ballistic over Iran

Just how long and deep America has snorted from the cracked mirror of imperial power, intoxicating the nation with delusions of grandeur and …

Climate Refugees Seek Higher Ground: Photos

Photographer Vlad Sokhin documents the effects of climate change on nations bordering the Pacific.

Why Iran Is Being Nicer—for Now

They say these things come and threes, and the news that Iran has released Washington <i>Post</i> journalist Jason Rezaian and three other dual nationals …

After the shock of the New Year’s Eve assaults, and the subsequent backlash, some migrants are trying to teach refugees about the challenges of life in Germany and about mutual tolerance<p>Skinny-dipping, gay relationships and parenting all form part of Magdi Gohary’s crash-course introduction to a …

Angela Merkel

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Physics

These Cosplay Tips Will Help You Dress Like Your Favorite ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character

With <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> finally out in theaters, many fan questions have been answered (no spoilers!), but one issue remains: who on earth are you going to cosplay as at upcoming comic conventions/costume parties? Whether you need to begin planning your shopping list or if you’re the …

Star Wars

The Case of the So-Called Alien Megastructure Just Got Weirder

It’s probably not aliens. Seriously guys, it’s very, <i>very</i> unlikely that it’s aliens. But the weird, flickering star known as KIC 8462852 still isn’t …

Universe

UN expected to give green light on Iran nuclear deal, end to sanctions

Iran's foreign minister hails 'good day for the world' as he arrives in Vienna for report from International Atomic Energy Agency on compliance with nuclear agreement<p>The UN is today expected to confirm Iran's compliance with last July's landmark nuclear deal, allowing the lifting of sanctions and …

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Physics

If you've wondered what the entire universe looks like in one image, here you go

When you gaze at the night sky, do you ever wish you could see more than the little sliver of the universe visible from your location? Not to …

Universe

The Obama Administration Should Be Found Guilty of War Crimes in Yemen

Those of us who supported Barack Obama in 2008 in the hope that he was a man of peace must face the painful reality -- we were dead wrong. Nowhere is our folly better illustrated than in the ongoing human rights catastrophe now unfolding in Yemen with critical U.S. assistance.<p>For months, those who …

How Do You Fight The World's 'Largest Environmental Health Problem'? Harness The Sun.

More than 4 million people die prematurely every year from household air pollution -- largely a result of cooking with smoky stoves.<p>Cooking with energy from the sun -- a technique featured last month in an episode of "Top Chef" -- could soon put a major dent in what some experts call the world's …

U.S. fails to condemn the inhumane execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric by Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric was an inhumane and provocative act that has escalated the tensions with Iran and complicated the already tenuous effort to reach a negotiated end to the Syrian civil war. It deserved — but didn't receive — a strong condemnation from the …

Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to …