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Why Is Space 3D? Physicists Might Finally Have a Plausible Explanation

But it's weird and knotty.<p>You might never have wondered why the Universe has just three spatial dimensions, but it is a question that has long vexed …

Physics

Treaty banning nuclear weapons approved at UN

More than 70 years after the world witnessed the devastating power of nuclear weapons, a global treaty has been approved to ban the bombs, a move that supporters hope will lead to the eventual elimination of all nuclear arms.<p>The treaty was endorsed by 122 countries at the United Nations …

North Korea

The Falsehood at the Core of Trump's Warsaw Speech

The problem was not so much the speech as the speaker.<p>Sunday was “trivialize violence against the media” day for President Trump. Thursday was “fly to Warsaw and champion Western values day.”<p>As presidential speeches go, Trump’s address in Warsaw was fair. Ish. If you forget who is speaking and what …

Donald Trump

A new calendar approach for 2017

Four weeks ago, I revamped my whole approach to using a calendar.<p>After seeing it mentioned on Twitter from a few people, I purchased Jocelyn K. …

Productivity

How to be an American: Syrian refugees find a home in Trump country

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story gave the wrong number of Syrian refugees resettled in Nebraska. The story has been corrected.<p>OMAHA — The rice and chicken were steaming on the stove. The twins chased each other around the apartment and the 2-year-old watched Mickey Mouse on the donated …

Call to block Trump from addressing British Parliament stirs controversy

LONDON — A day after his extraordinary intervention, the speaker of the House of Commons has come under fire for going too far in insisting that President Trump should not be permitted to address British Parliament during his upcoming state visit.<p>Citing “racism” and “sexism,” Speaker John Bercow …

Donald Trump

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

<b>Overview:</b> Before Cassini, scientists viewed Saturn’s unique features only from Earth and from a few spacecraft flybys. But over more than a decade …

What Are Gravitational Waves And Why Do They Matter?

If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe<p>Physicists have been buzzing (or rather, tweeting) about the possibility that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment finally discovered gravitational waves. LIGO has been searching for these cosmic ripples …

NASA to return sample from Earth-bound asteroid

US$800 million OSIRIS-REx will head for asteroid that could collide with Earth in twenty-second century.<p><b>An article by Scientific American.</b><p>NASA has …

Swimming dinosaur found in Morocco

Sail-backed reptile ruled an ancient river system.<p>Palaeontologists are reporting the world’s first known swimming dinosaur — a 15-metre-long behemoth …

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain

[image-51]NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater …

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Nears Completion, Ready for Fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in …

Seeing below the surface: Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves

Research could lead to light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects, with applications in emerging terahertz …

New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that …

Astronomers pinpoint 'Venus Zone' around stars

Astronomers have defined the 'Venus Zone,' the area around a star in which a planet is likely to exhibit the unlivable conditions found on the planet …

Violence Against Women - What's the Joke? - Girls' Globe

Violence against women (VAW) is a serious global issue that transcends cultures, borders and language. Gender-based violence and VAW are often used …

Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court issued a scathing, unequivocal ruling Thursday declaring that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana were …

UN study details widespread abuse of children

A UN report states that around 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex and that globally one-fifth of murder victims from both sexes are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012.<p>Drawing on data from 190 countries, the report released on Thursday from the UN children's …

Spare the Rod, School the Child

In 1998, a young American biologist named Justin Brashares, now a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, went to Ghana to research antelope behavior. But, as he hiked the West African forests and savannahs, he didn't see many antelope. He also didn't see many hippos, leopards, …

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't …

Grand Canyon is not so ancient

Parts of famous chasm are tens of millions of years old, but integration happened more recently.<p>A longstanding geological fight over the age of one …

One-quarter of shark and ray species are in trouble

The first global analysis of the threats to sharks and their kin suggests that about one-quarter of all the world’s species are at risk.<p>Nicholas …

Canadian government accused of destroying environmental archives

Researchers fear that valuable documents will disappear as libraries close and merge.<p>Scientists in Canada are up in arms over the recent closure of …

Yellowstone grizzlies face losing protected status

Conservationists protest after panel recommends ending bears’ endangered-species listing.<p>For the US government, the grizzly bears of Yellowstone …

Quantum physics: Flawed to perfection

Ultra-pure synthetic diamonds offer advances in fields from quantum computing to cancer diagnostics.<p>The 'magic Russian diamond', as some researchers …

Ancient European genomes reveal jumbled ancestry

Mysterious peoples from the north and Middle Easterners joined prehistoric locals.<p>Newly released genome sequences from almost a dozen early human …

'Extreme' workloads plague scientists at the start of their careers

But survey finds other concerns vary from country to country.<p>Long hours, political unrest, job insecurity and balancing work and family life are just …

Massive asteroid seen steaming off

Ceres spews intermittent plumes of water vapour, but their origin is unclear.<p>Ceres, the largest dwarf planet in the inner Solar System, is spurting …