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North Korea says it plans to launch many more satellites

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:50:52 -0400

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the country plans to launch many more satellites and is accusing the United States of trying to block its efforts to help achieve the peaceful development....
A New Health Care Deal Is Already in Doubt After Trump Changed His Mind

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:37:07 -0400

A bipartisan deal to curb premiums is reeling after Trump reversed course....
Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:06:05 -0400

Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the atmosphere and scattering in the ocean....
Wildfire toll hits 45 in Portugal-Spain but rain brings respite

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:34:32 -0400

Overnight rain and calmer winds have helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killing 41 people in Portugal and another four in norther....
'This Is a Person With No Conscience.' Manhunt Underway for Maryland Shooter

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:17:09 -0400

Radee Labeeb Prince is believed to be involved in a shooting in Wilmington....
Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:11:24 -0400

Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA....
The "Super-Fuze": The Big Upgrade to America's Nuclear Arsenal That Russia Fears

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:10:00 -0400

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)—which develops and builds America’s nuclear arsenal—has completed production of the U.S. Navy’s Arming Fuzing Subsystem f....
Cannibal Chimp Snatches Newborn and Eats It in First-Ever Observation of Shocking Behavior

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:52:13 -0400

A male chimpanzee has been observed snatching a seconds-old newborn then eating it. This behavior has never before been documented by scientists, who say it could explain why female chimpanzees norma....
Richard Branson: Elon Musk is 'absolutely fixated' on goi...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:24:00 -0400

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, talks about space exploration and the future of space travel.....
Donald Trump Warns John McCain: 'At Some Point I Fight Back'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:47 -0400

McCain replied that he had "faced tougher adversaries"....
The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:03:00 -0400

The photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of two horses and a dog has quickly risen to the top of Reddit today (Oct. 13), with more than 65,000 likes. A team of archaeologists led ....
Australia just ditched its Clean Energy Target for a new plan, and it's terrible for renewables

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:41:42 -0400

Last week, a former Australian prime minister and climate change denier delightfully dubbed global warming "beneficial."  Now Australia's gone and dumped its Clean Energy Target for a s....
Mom Who Feared Being Deported Drowned Her Children in a Bathtub, Police Say

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:06:09 -0400

It's not clear why she was worried....
The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:14 -0400

The Supreme Court does not compute. Or at least some of its members would rather not. The justices, the most powerful jurists in the land, seem to have a reluctance — even an allergy — to taking math ....
The Defense Department Is Looking Into Why Four U.S. Soldiers Died in Niger

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:40:05 -0400

The soldiers, killed in an ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters, were the first U.S. combat casualties in Niger....
Are Government-Issued ID Cards the First Step Toward Mass Mind Control?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:23:56 -0400

Albanians are issued a hack-resistant, digital national ID card called the Letërnjoftimi. At the bottom of some drawer in my New York City apartment, I have a rotting white cardboard rectangle that ....
Now we know how the EPA's Scott Pruitt will replace science advisors with industry

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:35:44 -0400

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is about to take a major step toward reshaping the agency's scientific advisory committees. This action, to come in the form of a ....
6-Year-Old Boy Found in Dumpster Was Drowned in Bathtub by a Relative, Police Say

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:42:05 -0400

Police have taken the relative into custody....
Dow Jones Hits All-Time High as Stocks Close With Big Gains

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:52:42 -0400

Health care companies saw the biggest increases in value....
Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as smog looms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:41:45 -0400

As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of la....
Trump Tells Widow of Fallen Soldier He 'Knew What He Signed Up For,' Congresswoman Says

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:25:52 -0400

A Florida congresswoman blasted the president for making allegedly "insensitive" remarks about a U.S. soldier killed in Niger earlier this month....
What Causes Dyslexia? Scientists Think They May Know, and There Could Be a Cure

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:13:51 -0400

Two scientists believe they have found a possible cause of dyslexia, the disability that affects reading skills—and it could be treatable. Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars wrote that, in dyslexic peopl....
Winning Amazon's New Headquarters Could Come With Hidden Costs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:09:03 -0400

Cities are competing for the chance to host Amazon's second headquarters....
Astronaut Scott Kelly: Survival skills for long-term spac...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:45:00 -0400

NASA Commander Scott Kelly (retired), "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery" author, talks about the effects on the human body of spending a long time in space, the future of ....
The Recently Released Taliban Hostage Caitlan Boyle Has Been Rushed to Hospital

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:44:18 -0400

Her husband Joshua did not give a reason for her admittance....
How to behave at a zoo – according to science

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:44:53 -0400

The animals can see you as a threat, so make them feel at home.....
China's Future Is Bright But Its Economic Challenges Are Severe, Says Xi Jinping

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:52:06 -0400

The rare acknowledgement of economic difficulties opened the party's twice-a-decade national congress....
The Moon Wants You To Spend This Week Under A Blanket

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:30:00 -0400

During this period, the moon is appropriately referred to as the "dark moon." As we mentioned last week, the moon has been waning ever since reaching fullness on October 6. At first, the dark moon ha....
Trump Says He Called 'Every Family' of Soldiers Who Died. But Some Never Heard From Him

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:19:42 -0400

Trump alone has picked a political fight on an issue all presidents have faced....
Eating too much sugar may increase your risk of cancer

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:02:43 -0400

A nine-year study into how our bodies process sugar has shed new light on cancer development, and how sugar-heavy diets may wind up increasing the risk of tumor growth. By better understanding how can....
Ancient Greek Monument Discovered in Inexplicably Abandoned Settlement Baffles Archaeologists With 2,200-year-old Mystery

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:24:35 -0400

Archaeologists working on the Greek island of Thirassia have uncovered what they believe to be an ancient monument of unknown origin, which may shed light on the earliest cultures to inhabit the area.....
Scientists identify perfect place for moon base

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:46:29 -0400

Scientists have identified a crater on the lunar surface that could shield humans from radiation and other natural threats.....
Massacre fears spark race to save rare Australia parrot

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:32:51 -0400

Critically endangered Swift Parrots are under threat from squirrel-like sugar gliders in a battle for space in Australia's ancient forests, scientists said Wednesday as they race to save the rare bird....
French Women Have Their Own Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign: 'Expose Your Pig'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:15:39 -0400

In their own version of the viral #MeToo campaign, French women are sharing their accounts of sexual harassment online....
Xi Jinping's Party Congress Speech Leaves No Doubts Over His Leadership Role

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:42:36 -0400

The Chinese president's unrivaled primacy will continue for the next five years — and possibly beyond....
FEMA Chief Blamed for Katrina Response Says the Same Problems Are Happening in Puerto Rico

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:14:00 -0400

Former FEMA leader Michael Brown says some in Puerto Rico "haven't learned" the lessons of Katrina....
Aliens are actually immortal robots, and they’re billions of years old, researcher claims

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:02:06 -0400

The first aliens we encounter are likely to be machines, and they’ll be almost unimaginably old....
‘Everybody F--king Knew.’ Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg Unleashes on Harvey Weinstein

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:07:32 -0400

He apologized for being complicit and staying silent....