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Trump reversed regulations to protect infrastructure against flooding just days before Hurricane Harvey

The Obama-era rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required the federal government to take into account the risk of flooding and sea-level rise as a result of climate change when constructing new infrastructure and rebuilding after disasters.<p>Experts are predicting that Harvey — the …

Ageing process may be reversible, scientists claim

New form of gene therapy shown to produce rejuvenating effect in mice, although scientists say human clinical applications are decade away<p>Wrinkles, grey hair and niggling aches are normally regarded as an inevitable part of growing older, but now scientists claim that the ageing process may be …

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Trump's campaign style lost in translation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump anchored his presidential campaign on defying convention and flouting political norms, and it worked better than anyone ever expected.<p>But now the President-elect is applying the same unorthodox, off-the-cuff style of leadership to sensitive diplomatic procedure and it's causing …

Reid spokesman: Trump 'always used threats and intimidation'

Several hours after Donald Trump's campaign manager warned Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to be careful "in a legal sense" after he released a statement calling the president-elect a "sexual predator," Reid's spokesman criticized Trump for trying to "silence his critics with the threat of legal …

Acquittal raises fears that militant groups could get bolder

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary during an armed standoff raised fears Friday …

U.S. cuts off talks with Russia on Syria cease-fire

The United States announced Monday it is cutting off one-on-one talks with Russia over attempts to establish a cease-fire in Syria. It's an extraordinary move that comes days after a truce collapsed in ugly bloodshed, but it does little to resolve the issue of how to stop the violence in Syria, and …

After Voters Reject Peace Deal With FARC, What's Next For Colombia?

The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have spent four years negotiating a peace deal to bring an end to more than 50 years of war.<p>Terms were agreed on, a deal was finalized, the accord was signed — and then, in a stunning turn of events, the people of Colombia voted against the …

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will face off on Monday for their first of three one-on-one presidential debates.</b> Half of America's likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice, according to a new poll.<p><b>2. The left-wing rebels of the</b> …

House Republicans Are Blocking Exxon Climate Investigation

<i>This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>One upon a time, climate science and …

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Spaceflight Startup Wants to Launch Rockets Out of the Ocean

In the constant search for low-cost spaceflight, Norwegian startup Ripple Aerospace has come up with a unique solution: How about we just get rid of, …

Close-ups of Jupiter's poles show unexpected weather

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have never explored Jupiter's north pole -- until now.<p>NASA's spacecraft Juno sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole -- photographs that reveal storm systems and weather activity unlike anything scientists have ever seen before on any of our solar system's gas …

Democratic mega-donors plow money into Senate, Clinton bids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic mega-donors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, are putting millions of dollars into efforts to put Hillary Clinton …

If you like No Man’s Sky, you’ll also like…

While the likes of Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen present hard-edged, believable visions of a space-faring future, No Man’s Sky is steeped in the …

WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.<p>Income inequality has surged near …

The world's first VR camera satellite launches next summer

SpaceVR finally has a launch agreement in place<p>SpaceVR has signed a launch agreement to send its virtual reality satellite to the International Space Station using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2017. The small startup has contracted NanoRacks — a company that runs the commercial laboratory aboard the …

New Solar Capture Technique Converts CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

University of Chicago Engineers have built a new type of solar cell that would efficiently convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to fuel—and it achieves …

Apollo astronauts are dying from diseases caused by space radiation

Florida State University Dean of the College of Human Sciences Michael Delp has detailed a sad reality affecting the Apollo astronauts: …

Early animals might have caused a mass extinction event, says new evidence

Fossils found in Namibia support coexistence of ancient organisms<p>New fossils discovered in the southwest African country of Namibia reinforce a theory that Earth's first mass extinction was caused by the planet's earliest animals, known as metazoans. These animals, which comprise most common forms …

On their convention's eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking …

The Latest: Cheers greet Tim Kaine on return to Richmond

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):<p>11:25 p.m.<p>Hundreds of neighbors and other well-wishers greeted Hillary …

In surprise, GOP looks to revive Depression-era banking law

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.<p>What? No, we're not …

How to Do the Pushup-to-Balance Complex

Your abs will hate you after you’re finished<p>A pushup will work your core—but the pushup-to-balance complex will absolutely rock it.<p>The complex—which is shown by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour in the video above—involves lifting a base of support (a hand or a leg) off the floor between …

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the …

How to See This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle—and this year, it's …

Rate of species decline 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn

Animal and plant species are declining so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of …

Apple's Swift Playgrounds is a coding class disguised as a video game

Alongside the release of iOS 10 this fall, Apple will put out a video game filled with strange aliens, blocky worlds, collectible gems, and clever logic puzzles. Only it's not just a video game — it's a series of coding lessons and challenges designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer …

U.S., Russia Working On A Plan To Coordinate Bombing In Syria

The U.S. and Russia are working on a controversial plan for greater military cooperation in Syria, where both powers are bombing the Islamic State but have starkly different views of the country's future.<p>The Washington Post on Thursday published what it said was a copy of the eight-page document. …