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NASA Doesn't Know What Poked These Holes in the Arctic's Sea Ice

NASA scientists flying over the Arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them.<p>Three holes …

Global Warming

3 Tips for Presenting in English When You’re Not a Native Speaker

As a coach and international business school instructor, I have worked with hundreds of current and future leaders who are accomplished, bright, and capable — and who quickly lose their confidence and competence when making business presentations. For a subset of these leaders — those who need to …

Language Learning

The Opioid Epidemic's Biggest Culprit Isn't Heroin Anymore — It's Something Deadlier

<b>Update, Jan. 22, 2017:</b> We are saddened to report that Andrew*'s wife confirmed to POPSUGAR that he passed away from an opioid overdose, just days before Christmas. Before his death, Andrew shared with us his goal of one day operating his own long-term treatment facility for recovering opioid …

Drug Addiction

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos that is …

Universe

The Sean Hannity Controversy Exposes The Racist Hypocrisy of Wypipo Welfare.

On Monday, conservative right-wing zealot Sean Hannity took time off from planning his usual pornographic programming, paused his public fellation of …

Donald Trump

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

Bezos Says That When Pee Tape Is Released It Will Be Free for All Amazon Prime Members

SEATTLE (The Borowitz Report)—Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, announced on Tuesday that when the purported “pee tape” becomes available it will be offered free to all Amazon Prime members.<p>Speaking to reporters in Seattle, Bezos said that the pee-tape offer was “consistent with Amazon’s mandate …

Enterprise Tech

Mick Mulvaney wants to shut public out of CFPB's 'Yelp' of banks

For years, the government has operated a database of complaints about banks, mortgage lenders and student-loan service providers. But you might not be able to look through it much longer.<p>Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Tuesday that he doesn't …

Finance

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Melania Trump Really Doesn’t Want to Hold Donald Trump’s Hand

FLOTUS has been turning heads today in Washington, D.C., palling around with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, in preparation for the first White House state dinner. The only thing more buzzed about than Melania Trump’s enormous hat was how she <i>really</i> does not want to hold …

Donald Trump

Readers flock to 'A Higher Loyalty,' despite partisan criticism

James Comey's book tour has stirred an enormous amount of backlash -- with critics on both the left and the right criticizing him for his answers and for even writing the book in the first place.<p>But know this: There was a huge audience for Comey's "A Higher Loyalty." After just one week in print, …

Immigration scandal expected to spread beyond Windrush group

Numerous cases involving non-Caribbean Commonwealth-born citizens reported to charities and MPs as scandal grows<p>A growing number of cases of Home Office mistreatment of non-Caribbean Commonwealth-born citizens are emerging, indicating that the problem is likely to spread beyond the Windrush group. …

Windrush

Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He …

Donald Trump

Trump’s pick for ambassador to Germany hangs at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, was doing the rounds at the president’s private resort Mar-a-Lago over …

Donald Trump

CNN’s Dana Bash ‘Surprised’ by Kellyanne Conway’s Outburst: ‘It Was a Completely Legitimate Question’

The CNN anchor tells The Daily Beast she has no regrets about asking the president’s top aide to explain her husband’s anti-Trump tweets.<p>Dana Bash …

Donald Trump

Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

Idea is to refer chemical weapons issue to UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not apply<p>Western nations want to end the months-long paralysis at the United Nations over Syria by referring the issue of chemical weapons use to the entire UN general assembly, where Russia’s …

Middle East

Avenatti: Cohen case could cost Trump the Presidency

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Report supports dossier, contradicts Trump on night in Moscow

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Donald Trump

Scientists Say Uranus Really Does Smell Like Rotten Eggs. Here's Why

Scientists have determined that the atmosphere above the planet Uranus is full of a gas that makes the distant planet smell like rotten eggs.<p>A new …

Astronomy

Mars probe poised to solve red planet’s methane mystery

NEWS<p>Researchers hope European–Russian Trace Gas Orbiter will end a long-running debate over source of the gas on Mars.<p>Nisha Gaind<p>Search for this …

Google Scholar

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

It’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow and blue. Of all the icons I could copy, of all the causes I could espouse, I’ve forged myself in the image of Britain’s most beloved eggless cornflour custard mix. …

Dessert

Donald Trump's Approval Ratings Drop to Lowest Since Inauguration

<b>New York:</b> Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll …

Donald Trump

Knotty new DNA structure found in living cells for the first time

When we think of the structure of DNA, the image that most likely comes to mind is that of the iconic double helix. This shape was identified in 1953 …

Genetics

Flight Records Disprove Trump's Claim About 'Pee Tape' Weekend Whereabouts

President Donald Trump reportedly told former FBI Director James Comey — twice — that he didn’t spend a single night in Moscow when the infamous “pee tape” was allegedly made.<p>But Bloomberg and Politico have obtained flight records for Trump’s jet that indicate he actually spent two nights in the …

Donald Trump

Colbert Proves Trump Wrong With A Single Photo

Stephen Colbert on Monday night attempted to decipher Donald Trump’s latest angry tweets, which included an attack on New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.<p>Trump called her someone “I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with.”<p>Just one problem:<p>“The accurate reporting is coming from inside the …

Donald Trump

Is walking actually good exercise? Five health experts weigh in

We humans need to exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise protects against disease and early death, and keeps us mobile and able to perform daily tasks.<p>Walking is an easy, free, and enjoyable form of exercise. But is a nice stroll enough to confer the life-saving benefits we know come from …

Walking

Energy Department Predicts How Extreme Climate And Weather Will Disrupt US Energy Systems

The Department of Energy (DOE) has just released their state of the art model built to predict how climate change and weather will impact energy systems here in the United States. There is no other governmental agency more eager to understand how encroaching seas, category 5 hurricanes, and heat …

Climate Change

White House Can’t Believe People Are Skeptical of Its Comically Unqualified V.A. Nominee

How dare anyone suggestion Dr. Ronny Jackson isn’t up for the job.<p>In what has become a regularly scheduled event for the Trump administration, back in March <b>Donald Trump</b> nominated a completely unqualified individual for a major job in the federal government. In this case, the individual in question …

Donald Trump

Could an Industrial Prehuman Civilization Have Existed on Earth Before Ours?

One of the creepier conclusions drawn by scientists studying the Anthropocene—the proposed epoch of Earth’s geologic history in which humankind’s …

Climate Change

This Is The Best Natural Painkiller Plant That You Can Find In Your Backyard!

Regardless of its causes, physical pain can be excruciating sometimes. Most of us rely on painkillers for a quick relief from acute or chronic pain. …

Alternative Medicine