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U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials

Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world.



Vehicle-to-grid på Roskilde: Elbiler balancerer elnettet i Food Court

Bag Roskilde Festivals Food Court leverer eller tapper elbiler energi, så elnettet lettere kan håndtere det svingende forbrug fra kølerummene.



FN: Alle koralrev på Verdensarvlisten er døde i år 2100

Medmindre vi overholder klimaaftalen fra Paris. Men det er der ikke meget, der tyder på.






Madonna or whore; frigid or a slut: why women are still bearing the brunt of sexual slurs

Senator David Leyonhjelm’s sexist slur on Senator Sarah Hanson-Young during parliamentary debate raises many issues about how women’s credibility can be undermined by implications that they are sexually more active than is deemed “acceptable”. Read More



'Hard' Brexit could see Philips quit British factory: CEO

Dutch electronics giant Philips warned Sunday it may shift production out of Britain in the event of a "hard" Brexit, saying it was "deeply concerned about competitiveness" of its operations there.



Starwatch: Venus in conjunction with a slender crescent moon

As dusk darkens into night next Sunday, the patient watcher will be rewarded by a sight worth waiting for Set a reminder on your phone for this one – it will be worth it. Just after sunset on Sunday 15 July, the moon and Venus will come into conjunction , very low in the west. Although you will need a clear horizon to see, it will be a particularly beautiful sight. Only 11% of the moon will be il



10 of the strangest exoplanets in the universe

Bright pink? Lava? Liquid planets that could hold water? Some far-out planets are truly… out of this world. Read More



In space, there really might be no place like home

The quest for "earth-like" planets may be in vain. The chances of finding another Earth are infinitesimally small, given Earth's unique chemistry and mineralogy. Read More



A Few of My Favorite Spaces: Antoine's Necklace

Because sometimes a Cantor set just wants to feel pretty — Read more on



Wait. Is Grandma a racist?

The oldest people in our lives frequently shock us with hateful comments about others that seem out of character with the people we always thought they were. What’s going on? Read More



Memo to those seeking to live for ever: eternal life would be deathly dull | Julian Baggini

It’s great that more of us are living to 100, but the transhumanist dream of immortality would betray what it means to be human How long would you like to live? One hundred no longer seems too greedy. In 1983, the Queen sent 3,000 congratulatory telegrams to centenarians. By 2016 she was sending 14,500 cards . One in three children born that year are expected to make it to three figures. Should y



America and North Korea Are Having Two Different Conversations

Maybe it was inevitable. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his third trip to Pyongyang determined to put meat on the bones of a skeletal summit declaratio n co-signed by Trump and Kim last month—one that offered the tantalizing possibility of a transformed relationship and a denuclearized North Korea, with no particular plan to get there. Coming so soon after the summit, Pompeo's trip even look



Surgery offers young patients long-term benefits after meniscus tears

Young patients who underwent surgery for isolated meniscus tears between 1990 and 2005 showed positive long-term clinical results, according to new research. The study represents one of the largest long-term follow-up cohorts describing clinical outcomes of meniscus repair in pediatric patients to date.



Following pitch count guidelines may help young baseball players prevent injuries

Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries. Season statistics of players were compared relative to pitch count limits.



How Truffles Got Attention in a Land with No Mammals to Smell Them

Scientists turn to fossil poo in an effort to prove a long-standing hypothesis — Read more on



Wolves leaving radioactive area around Chernobyl raise mutant fears

Researchers study wolves in the area contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and what happens when they leave. Read More



In Immigration Fight, Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality

Opinion: Twitter and Facebook need to cut the excuses and consider the greater good when managing content on their platforms.



You throw out 44 pounds of electronic waste a year. Here's how to keep it out of the dump.

DIY Recycle old tech at e-waste centers. When you throw electronics away, the chemicals they contain wind up in the environment. Instead, here's how to take them to an e-waste recycling center.



Shark Cam | Countdown to Shark Week: The Daily Bite

In this episode, we look back at shark cam, one of the most revolutionary tech breakthroughs of Shark Week. In addition, we learn methods to help save our sharks, and comedian Yamaneika Saunders reviews the new show "Laws of Jaws". Shark Week 2018 starts Sunday July 22 9p! Stream The Daily Bite on Discovery GO: Stream Classic Shark Week Episodes:



The biomechanics of a perfect penalty kick

Science Something to keep in mind during the World Cup: it's harder than it looks. World Cup fever is well and truly underway—there have already been highs, the lows, and definitely a few penalties.



The #SecondCivilWarLetters Meme Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Well, Twitter loves memes in general, but this one really took off.



What Should the Girl Scouts Stand For?

Letters from the Archives is a series in which we highlight past Atlantic stories and reactions from readers at the time. When Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912, her vision was one of international understanding and cooperation. It’s unlikely she anticipated backlash from far-right extremists. But 42 years later, in March 1954, an article in an “u



Yes, Make Psychedelics Legally Available, but Don't Forget the Risks

Psychedelics have psychological and spiritual benefits, as a new best seller claims, but they’re far from a panacea — Read more on



Climate Change Scorecard

A year after the U.S. pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Elliot Diringer of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions for an update.



Is Chocolate Good for the Brain?

It’s World Chocolate Day, and what better way to justify indulging in the sweet treat than by reading about its potential health benefits. A number of studies have pointed to the possible health benefits of flavanols, naturally occurring compounds found in dark chocolate and cocoa that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In 2017, Frontiers in Nutrition published a review of the ways t



The Court Case that Enabled Today's Toxic Internet

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act says platforms are not liable for the content they host. Legendary troll Ken ZZ03 was its first test.



The Hurricane in My Backyard

It was Friday, August 25, 2017, the day Hurricane Harvey began to hit the Gulf Coast. Somewhere in the middle of Houston, I was panic-buying lunch at a Whataburger, the Texas-based hamburger chain, for my two children, Simon (then 8) and Claire (13). It was like being about to get on a plane: a strange moment of misrule, like the days after Christmas, where you allow yourself to do childish, comf



Why humans, and Big Macs, depend on bees

Thor Hanson, the author of Buzz, explains the vital role bees play in our world.



Susan Collins's Quixotic Defense of Roe

Susan Collins is an increasingly rare species. It’s not just that she’s a moderate Republican, or a northeastern Republican, or even a pro-choice Republican. It’s that she still believes in the honor system in Washington. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement at the end of last month’s term has ignited heated political maneuvering over his replacement. President Trump is expected to announce his n



Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

From hacking protections to smarter two-factor authentication, Apple's iOS 12 will lock down your iPhone better than ever.



In the Age of Despair, Find Comfort on the ‘Slow Web’

Traumatized by the news? Enter the peaceful world of train rides, city walks, and hikes on YouTube.



This Galactic Collision Shaped the History of the Milky Way

Astronomers have found stars dating from a long-ago collision between the Milky Way and another galaxy. The crash helps to explain why the Milky Way looks the way it does.



Ny forklaring på ekstraordinært signal i verdens største neutrinodetektor

Det var muligvis en sjælden tau-neutrino, der gav anledning til det kraftigste signal, der er registreret i IceCube-neutrinodetektoren på Sydpolen.



Surgery offers young patients long-term benefits after meniscus tears

Young patients who underwent surgery for isolated meniscus tears between 1990 and 2005 showed positive long-term clinical results, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study represents one of the largest long-term follow-up cohorts describing clinical outcomes of meniscus repair in pediatric patients to



Following pitch count guidelines may help young baseball players prevent injuries

Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. Season statistics of players were compared relative to pitch count limits established by the Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine.



Happy 150th Birthday, 14th Amendment

On July 9, the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution turns 150. On the same day, President Donald Trump will nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace Anthony Kennedy, who, more than anyone else in America, has defined the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment for the past three decades. The convergence of these momentous events is appropriate. Ratified in 1868, the Fourteenth Amendme



How Do Carousel and My Fair Lady Fare in 2018?

“My ending makes money,” Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, the original Henry Higgins, wrote George Bernard Shaw in 1914 after the 100th performance of the first London run of Pygmalion. “You ought to be grateful.” Shaw had deliberately not injected romance into his rewriting of the Pygmalion–Galatea myth, which ends with the statue come to life marrying her sculptor. Tree started a century of “correcti



As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even "smile to pay" for some goods and services.



57 dead as Japan scrambles to rescue Japan flood victims

The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Sunday to at least 57, officials said, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.



Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay—for now

Because of their role in global pollution, plastics are hugely controversial.



Business booming for plastic giants as change beckons

It's the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use mountains of plastic every day and business is booming for manufacturers.



NASA's Bradford Smith, tour guide for Voyager missions, dies

Bradford Smith, a NASA astronomer who acted as planetary tour guide to the public with his interpretations of stunning images beamed back from Voyager missions, has died.



Franciscan museum in Jerusalem shows life in Jesus' time

Jerusalem's Franciscan friars have opened a new museum filled with artifacts related to daily life in Jesus' time.



Five UK scientific investments threatened by Brexit

From satellites to drugs, article 50 will be a spanner in the works of many costly projects The EU’s £9bn rival to the GPS satellite navigation system developed by the US. It was commissioned in 2003 and is due for completion in 2020. The European commission has decided to block the UK from working on the system as post-EU it will be considered a “third country”. T he UK is threatening to demand a



Trump’s Message to NATO

The old ways of handling U.S. alliances seem to be coming to an end. Donald Trump, fresh off the G7 summit among the world’s preeminent industrialized nations—where what had seemed to be cracks in the relationships among allies were revealed to be chasms—will meet next week with fellow leaders of NATO members in Brussels. Don’t expect happy family photographs. In remarks Thursday in Great Falls,



Confronting Horror at the Jordan-Syria Border

JABER AS SERHAN, Jordan—On a hill overlooking this village in northern Jordan, locals gather each day to watch as desperate Syrians amass at the border. With black smoke billowing on the horizon behind them, they pitch makeshift tents in a no-man’s-land that locals call the “free zone,” a former duty-free commercial zone where Jordanians and Syrians once did business. Now it’s a makeshift displac



Test: Lokomobiler er fremtiden for landbruget

En afprøvning af fire petroleumslokomobiler foretaget af det kgl. danske Landhusholdningsselskab viser, at de har adskillige fordele frem for damplokomobiler – herunder mindre fare for brand og eksplosion.



Seven ways IVF changed the world – from Louise Brown to stem-cell research

The first ‘test-tube’ baby turns 40 this month, but the impact of in vitro fertilisation extends far beyond solutions to fertility problems It sounds rather perverse and archaic today to call a child born by IVF a “test-tube baby” . The technique of assisted reproduction has become so widespread and normalised, more than 6 million babies down the road, that there’s nothing so remarkable or stigma



Prøv-li-å-hør-hær: Kan du høre forskel på CD og streaming?

Vores ører har vænnet sig til dårlig lydkvalitet, siger ekspert. Her kan du selv høre forskellen på god og dårlig lyd.



Cats can make you laugh, cry, lose sleep – and then break your heart

She reads to them, watches TV and sleeps with them. Britt Collins on her enduring passion for cats After my marriage ended three years ago, my husband’s parting words were: “You always loved the cats more than me, anyway.” It would’ve been funny if it weren’t true. Not that he didn’t share my passion for our feline family. And not that I didn’t love him. I did, deeply, though never with the feroc



4 Boys Rescued from Thai Cave During Risky Dive Mission

About 18 divers entered the cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Sunday morning (July 8), where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped for two weeks, according to news reports.



The tech industry leads the way in revolutionizing student loan debt

Many tech companies are introducing student-loan repayment assistance, in order to entice the best talent. Read More



Parrots have evolved a primate-like telencephalic-midbrain-cerebellar circuit

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Relax, the robots won't take all our jobs

The fear of robots taking over our economy is unfounded. After all, this kind of disruption happens a lot more often, in the historical sense, than you might think. Read More



Wearing a tie cuts circulation to your brain

An even better reason to eschew alpha-male office culture. Read More


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