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George Orwell Identifies the Main Enemy of the Free Press: It’s the “Intellectual Cowardice” of the Press Itself

Tucked away in the style section of yesterday’s <i>Washington Post</i>—after the President of the United States basically declared allegiance to a hostile …

Journalism

Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

The feat could pave the way for more powerful computing, although the technology is still in its early stages

Quantum Physics

150,000 Stone Tools Found in North America Add More Evidence That We're Wrong About The First Settlers

Show this to your history teacher.<p>Until recently, if you asked most experts when the first human beings arrived and settled in North America, you'd …

Anthropology

Alabama employee gets new car from boss after 20-mile walk

<b>A US company owner gave an employee a new car after he went the extra mile - 20 miles (32km) in fact, walking all night to make his first day at work.</b><p>After his own car broke down, Walter Carr made the long commute by foot through the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to his new moving job.<p>A police …

Physiotherapy

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Could The Present Ever Change The Past?

In our everyday lives, things seem to happen in a particular order. Things that happen to us seem to be triggered by earlier events. The upset stomach we have in the evening is caused by that third taco we had at lunch. Doing well on a final exam is thanks to studying the entire week before. Our …

Quantum Physics

China Wants India To Make Peace With Pakistan. It Won't Work

China wants to help ease the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan. And it has a plan for it.<p>Last June, Beijing paved the way for the two countries to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic and security organization founded by China, Russia, and …

British woman raped and left for dead by machete gang in Bolivia stays on for a year to fight for justice

A British woman raped by three men wielding machetes has won a 12-month battle to see the brutes jailed in South America.<p>Vasilisa Komarova was …

See Medieval Forts Hidden Among Pakistan's Towering Mountains

Known for its natural beauty, the mountainous region of northern Pakistan is also home to a rich cultural heritage.<p>Tucked away among the precipitous peaks of northern Pakistan, the Hunza Valley’s natural splendor and position on the Central Asian Silk Route has attracted travelers, merchants, and …

Pakistan

The Story of 'Salam' - An Overlooked Pakistani Hero

Having been screened at the Raw Science Film Festival (for which it bagged first prize for Best Documentary Feature), the Mumbai International Film Festival, the Charlotte Asian Film Festival and Oxford University, the phenomenal documentary, Salam, will soon make its way to film festivals in Paris …

Nobel Prize

The Gnostic Christ

DURING THE FIRST two centuries of Christianity, the new religion sustained a constant challenge by the Gnostic movement. This movement was regarded by all Christian authorities as an initial heresy within Christianity itself, but such a view of Gnosticism is clearly inadequate. Gnosticism from its …

A Single Photo Captured President Trump's Approach to the G7 Summit

This is not the first time an image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel literally talking down to an American president has made the rounds …

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Neuroscience

1,500 dolphins seen playing with baby humpback in Monterey Bay

When a massive pod of dolphins saw a couple of humpbacks passing through Monterey Bay, they decided to have some fun with the whales.<p>Drone video from overhead shows the dolphins "snout riding" the mother humpback and her calf. That's when dolphins intentionally annoy whales by swimming and …

A basic guide to diving in to the dark web | ZDNet

Deep, Dark, and Clear: What is the difference?<p>The "clear" web is the section of the Internet that can be accessed from any browser and is regularly …

29 May 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell

The fall of Constantinople that occurred on 29 May 1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and the darkest page in Greek …

Pakistan to buy 30 Turkish gunship helicopters, says manifesto of Erdogan's party

Pakistan has signed an agreement with Turkey to procure 30 Turkish attack helicopters, Daily Sabah newspaper reported on Saturday.Accoring to the …

Pakeezah’ Actor, Geeta Kapoor Who Was Abandoned By Her Own Son, Dies At Age 57, In An Old Age Home

Last year, the Indian digital media was taken aback by the saddening revelation of Geeta Kapoor, a yesteryears Bollywood actor who was found, …

The Life-Changing Truth About the Holy Trinity

The post The Life-Changing Truth About the Holy Trinity appeared first on LifeZette.

A dog adopted 9 ducklings after their mom disappeared, and it's impossibly cute

A dog has adopted nine ducklings he found wandering by themselves, and it's adorable.<p>Fred, a 10-year-old labrador, has been caring for the chicks at Mountfitchet Castle in Essex, England, since their mom disappeared last week.<p>Pictures taken by the manager at the castle, a local tourist attraction, …

Cute

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

This Wall Chart Shows Every Oil Painting Vincent Van Gogh Ever Created

Vincent van Gogh, among other things, was a prolific painter. He created 85 oil paintings of women, 70 of flowers, 42 of wheat fields, and 38 of his …

“Geronimo!” — Why American Paratroopers Shout an Apache Chief’s Name When Jumping

“The origin of this now famous cry remains something of a mystery.” EARLY IN THE development of American airborne forces, the cry of “Geronimo!” …

California now world’s 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth largest, according to new federal data …

Is This Mongoose Playing Dead or Just Playing? Video Cracks Up Experts

Weird & Wild<p>A dwarf mongoose and a Southern yellow-billed hornbill engage in never-before-seen behavior in footage captured in South Africa.<p>Weird & Wild<p>Between banshee-like lynx brawls and cannibalistic red squirrels, life in the animal kingdom can sometimes feel like a nonstop conveyor belt of …

South Africa

Young Gorillas Have Learnt to Dismantle Poachers' Traps in The Wild

Incredible!<p>Days after a poacher's trap killed a young mountain gorilla in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park in 2012, researchers spotted something …

Wildlife

Camels, swordsmen and jaw-dropping jets: Pakistan flexes military might at invite-only parade

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — It is the nuclear-armed adversary of next-door India and a mistrusted anti-terrorism partner of the United States. It sucks up huge chunks of the national budget, while millions of children receive next to no education or health care.<p>But nobody puts on a parade like Pakistan’s …

Pakistan’s Bhagat Singh: Tracing the Martyr’s Footsteps in Lahore

Much of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s remarkable and dramatic life unfolded in Lahore.<p>Bhagat Singh is not a part of the school curriculum and official …

India

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Archaeology

Hachiko - the Most Famous Dog of Japan

Hachiko<p>On March 8, 1935, <b>Hachiko</b>, a famous Japanese Akita dog passed away, remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after …