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Loch Ness Monster Video Captured By 8-Year-Old Girl, As Scientists Embark On New Quest To Find Creature

Laria Annand captured something strange lurking about in the Scottish lake.<p>Has the Loch Ness Monster been captured on video (again)? An 8-year-old …

Paranormal

Scientists believe alien life may exist in other universes after discovering a mysterious 'force'

Alien life could exist in other universes, according to a group of scientists studying a mysterious force known as dark energy.<p>Previous theories suggested our universe has the perfect amount of dark energy, which acts against gravity and is making the cosmos expand at an accelerated rate.<p>It was …

Dark Matter

Dumbed-Down Security Briefings Still Too Difficult for Trump to Read

When Donald Trump was elected president, it quickly became obvious that the traditional national-security briefing a person in his position receives …

Donald Trump

Democrats flipped a Missouri state legislature seat that Trump won by 28 points

Special elections are painting a bleak outlook for the GOP.<p>Democrats had another good Tuesday night of special elections, this time in Missouri, where Mike Revis won a 3-point victory in House District 97, which President Donald Trump had won by 28 points.<p>That 31-point swing relative to the 2016 …

Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids

A flexible approach to life.<p>One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all …

Chemistry

Physicists Spot Evidence of 'Odderon' First Predicted in the 1970s

Scientists have uncovered some preliminary evidence for a nuclear physics effect first predicted back in the 1970s. The physics universe you’re about …

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Here's your first look at the most detailed simulation of the cosmos ever made

Illustris: The Next Generation<p>The largest simulation of the cosmos ever run has boldly taken us where we have never gone before: the formation of the …

Universe

The microbiome has been called the forgotten organ — and it could hold the 'next paradigm shift in science and medicine'

The bugs that live in our gut might one day soon be used to guide the way we treat everything from infections to cancer.<p>Scientists have been working on ways to use the microbiome, or the assortment of microorganisms that live in and on us, to unlock new treatments for difficult diseases. It's led …

The first scientific fake news study is here to confirm your worst fears about America

A new study confirms your worst fears about fake news in the U.S. — it's widespread, skews pro-Trump, and is mostly consumed by your conservative …

A Former White Supremacist Schools Megyn Kelly On Dog Whistles When She Tries To Defend Fox News

Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly found herself on the receiving end of some friendly, but nonetheless poignant criticism during Tuesday’s <i>Megyn Kelly Today</i> on NBC. Taking a break from her program’s wall-to-wall coverage of many sexual misconduct scandals, Kelly spoke to former white supremacist …

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Trump quips to Scalise that shooting was 'a hell of a way to lose weight'

President Donald Trump cracked that the shooting that hospitalized Rep. Steve Scalise was "a hell of a way to lose weight," taking a moment to praise the Louisiana Republican during a gathering with lawmakers Wednesday to celebrate the passage of a tax bill.<p>"He's braver than all of us. He's …

Republicans

State officials panicked over children’s health program

Several states have already notified enrollees that their coverage could be terminated at the end of January unless Congress acts in the coming days.<p>Families are becoming increasingly panicked about children losing health insurance without new funding from Congress, state officials warned Wednesday …

Health Care

After passage of tax bill, a White House thank-fest

GOP leaders practically compete to heap praise on the president, who shows no resistance in accepting it.<p>Finally — a win.<p>In the wake of passing major tax cuts, congressional Republicans gathered at the White House beneath a cloudy December sky on Wednesday to make sure that the man who prizes …

Donald Trump

G.O.P. Finally Notches 2017 Victory While Bracing for 2018 Verdict

WASHINGTON — It was an unsightly and painful yearlong slog, but Republicans are finally getting what they so desperately craved — a major legislative victory in the form of a consequential tax overhaul.<p>By coupling a substantial corporate tax cut with an assortment of naked appeals to undecided …

Mitch McConnell

Lawmakers alarmed at push to sell CNN

President Trump, who has repeatedly derided CNN's coverage of his administration as 'fake news,' has loomed over the deal since the companies announced it.<p>Even critics of AT&T’s proposed mega-merger with Time Warner expressed alarm Wednesday at allegations that President Donald Trump's Justice …

Donald Trump

Facebook's Former President Shares Startling Inside Story — Zuckerberg Won't Be Happy

After seeing what it’s like on the inside, the former president of Facebook said this week he has become “something of a conscientious objector” when …

AT&T CEO says he has no intention of selling CNN after DOJ demands sale as condition for Time Warner deal

AT&T has "no intention" of selling CNN despite the Justice Department's demand the company sell it in order to approve the Time Warner acquisition, …

Media Industry

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.<p>The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s …

Cancer

Stepdad ‘kidnapped 12-year-old and held her as sex slave for 19 years’

A man kidnapped his stepdaughter, held her captive and raped her almost every day for almost 20 years, it has been claimed.<p>Henri Michele Piette, 62, …

Murder trial halted after court shown photos of mutilated victim so graphic juror passes out

A juror passed out after seeing graphic photographs of a murder victim during the trial of a woman accused of killing her pregnant friend and cutting …

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water.<p>Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce burn.<p>Science has two competing theories for why this works. One explanation suggests water traps bad flavors. Whiskey contains a compound called "fatty …

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

There were two events that were to change the life of 49-year-old French-Canadian film-maker Denis Villeneuve. The first was the arrival of three …

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations — NOVA Next | PBS

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.<p>Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics

New Study Indicates that Planet 9 Likely Formed in the Solar System

In January of 2016, astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin published the first evidence that there might be another planet in our Solar …

Universe

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Paul Manafort has been in the eye of the Russia storm for a while

<i>This post, originally published in August after news the FBI raided Manafort's home, has been updated with news that Manafort and an associate has been charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements.</i><p>If the special …

Donald Trump

Large 'Winged Humanoid' Encounter in Cicero

<b>I received the following information on Wednesday, August 2, 2017:</b><br>Last Summer, I believe in early August (2016), on my commute home I got off the bus …

Paranormal