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Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

Energy positive: how Denmark's Samsø island switched to zero carbon

Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the …

Yahoo fait désormais partie d’Oath

Avant de continuer...<p>Yahoo est maintenant dans la Famille Oath. En raison de la réglementation européenne sur les données, nous (Oath), nos …

How one wrong hunch led to the creation of cocaine-resistant mice

Why do some cocaine users become addicts while others don't? One popular theory attributes it to poor judgement, which some studies suggest is due to …

These farms use sun and seawater to grow crops in the arid Australian desert

Part greenhouse, part solar plant, this farm is harvesting food from the Australian desert. Officially launched in October 2016 at Port Augusta in …

Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police

US veterans are returning to Standing Rock and pledging to shield indigenous activists from attacks by a militarized police force, another sign that …

Standing Rock Reservation

These Female Hackers Want To Make It Safer For You To Share Nudes

If you don't want to be subjected to revenge porn, don't send nudes. You've heard it before. But a group of female hackers thinks that advice isn't …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Ursula K. Le Guin Wants Everyone to Know the Huge Difference Between 'Alternative Facts' and Fiction

The word “alternative” appears both in the fun new craze sweeping the government (“alternative facts”) and in a few science fiction staple ideas …

Exploring Malta’s Forgotten Temples

Believed to be almost 6,000 years old, Malta’s amazing megalithic temples are the oldest free-standing stone buildings in Europe and some of the …

European Travel

Animals starve to death in Mosul's ruined zoo

MOSUL (Reuters) - A bear paces around a filthy cage next to a starving lion, the only two animals left in Mosul’s zoo. At the edge of their tiny enclosures lies a lioness dead from starvation.<p>A starving lion is seen in its cage at Mosul's zoo, Iraq, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed<p>Like much …

Embarrassing bodies: what did the Victorians have to hide?

Why did Charles Darwin grow a beard? What was wrong with George Eliot’s hand? Kathryn Hughes examines the physical secrets kept by our 19th-century forebears<p>It turns out that the story about Victorians wrapping little trousers around their indecent piano legs is apocryphal or, at the very least, a …

George Eliot

First human-pig 'chimera' created in milestone study

Prospect of growing human organs for transplantation raised by creation of first ever embryos combining two large, distantly related species<p>Scientists have created a human-pig hybrid in a milestone study that raises the prospect of being able to grow human organs inside animals for use in …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Zebra Shark Has Babies Without a Male After Years of Isolation

A female zebra shark in Australia has shocked scientists by producing three offspring after spending years away from her male partner. Subsequent …

Russia prepares to decriminalize some domestic violence

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> There's an old Russian expression: "If he beats you it means he loves you."<p>Now, in a chilling reminder of that sentiment, Russian legislators are moving toward decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence. Women's rights groups fear it will reignite a problem that still plagues …

Scientists have a new theory about why female orcas live so long after they stop having babies

Almost all female animals breed until they die. This makes sense: the longer you can procreate, the more likely you are to pass on your genes.<p>There are, however, a few exceptions to the rule. Humans, short-finned pilot whales and orcas all go through menopause. A persistent mystery of human …

Biology

Earth's Skies Are Violet, We Just See Them As Blue

Why is the sky blue? It’s a common question asked by children, and the simple answer is that blue light is scattered by our atmosphere more than red light, hence the blue sky. That’s basically true, but then why don’t we see a violet sky?<p>The blue sky we observe depends upon two factors: how …

Universe

Palaeontologists reveal 350m-year-old tropical Scotland bursting with life

Research in the Scottish Borders has produced some amazing finds - and suggests that our view of the fossil record needs a rethink<p>I held in my hands one of the first animals to drag itself out of the water and onto land. Christened “Tiny”, she (I like to think it was female, but we can’t actually …

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Consciousness

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

Diabetes

This Silicon Valley startup wants to fix your nutrition with DNA tests and personalised meals

There is no shortage of food delivery startups in major cities. But Neil Grimmer thinks he has an idea that can stand out from the crowd: a food …

This ridiculous laptop is the portable Batman command center you've always dreamed of

There's only one thing I can always consistently look forward to at CES: Razer's crazy concept devices. This year's no different.<p>At CES 2017, the …

African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say

An increasing number of African elephants are now born tuskless because poachers have consistently targetted animals with the best ivory over …

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City captured the world's attention when they announced the birth of a child to a mother carrying a fatal genetic defect.<p>Using a technique called mitochondrial replacement therapy, the …

Genetics

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Andromeda Galaxy

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …