How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.

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Researchers recreate a brain, piece by piece

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a method for growing and connecting single neurons using geometric patterns to route the neurons more precisely, cell by cell. The article, ̶…

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Kilauea’s Lava Is Now Spilling into the Ocean–Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

A pair of scientists discuss the hazards that Kilauea might pose before it finishes erupting

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Land Rover Celebrates 70 Years With Stunning Poster Collection

To mark the 70th anniversary of the original Land Rover’s 1948 unveiling, the British automotive manufacturer commissioned a handful of gorgeously illustrated posters that go from vintage to modern in all kinds of style.

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Photos: L.A.’s mid-century smog was so bad, people thought it was a gas attack

Pollution earned the city the nickname ‘Smell-A’

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Killer virus outbreak has people panicked, authorities scrambling

THE Nipah virus is something new. And it has disturbing abilities.

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Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

Trump’s Russia Cover-Up By the Numbers – 75+ contacts with Russia-linked operatives

The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

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Trump can show Mueller’s investigation is a witch hunt — by releasing his tax returns

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‘An astonishing force field’: Philip Roth, as remembered by authors and friends

Friends and fans including his long-term reader Hermione Lee, American writer Jay Parini and author Matt Haig pay tribute to ‘a towering figure’ of literature

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Whereof we cannot speakPeople crave silence, yet are unnerved by it

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Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

The US government secured a criminal conviction against Purdue Pharma in the mid-2000s but failed to curb sales of the drug after Giuliani reached a deal to avoid a bar on Purdue doing business

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Sitting positions: Posture and back health

A person’s sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how to achieve good posture and improve back health here.

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Popular concerns about technology use and alleged addiction don’t hold up to scholarly scrutiny.

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The latest thinking on osteoporosis, which weakens bones

The bone density test used to screen for osteoporosis is a low-dose X-ray known as a DEXA scan. (Getty Images)

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Was Science Wrong About Being Right?

Handedness is an ancient trait, but researchers are rethinking its roots.

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Cold, Damp ‘Sky Islands’ Are Hotspots for Unusual Plants and Animals

Exploring an ecological oasis high up on the Philippines’ Palawan Island.

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Cannabis Used to Grow Wild in Europe but Went Extinct Before First Farmers Arrived, Research Finds | Cannabis Culture

Scientists now believe plant was commonplace on continent in prehistoric period. The growth of wild cannabis was rife in Europe during the Stone Age, but the plant disappeared from the continent before the first farmers had a chance to cultivate it, according to new research. Scientists have previously struggled to determine where the plant grew,Read More

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Do you have the right time?

Here’s something interesting: the sky is dark at night. No, you say. Never. But, then, why is it dark? It is filled with billions of billions of stars, so many in fact that at every point in the sky one shines. We are surrounded by beacons of nuclear fusion which emit light that can travel uninterrupted in the vacuum of space for millions of years. If in every direction there is a star, everywhere should be burning white. But we see pinpricks in the dark. Is this not odd? Many astronomers from the late sixteenth century onwards were intrigued by this problem, but it took hundreds of years to be able to reach a reasonable consensus about it. The nub of the paradox turns out to be the Big Bang. This happened around 13.8 billion years ago, which means that light has only had that amount of time to…

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Welcome to “Brain World” magazine, the only magazine dedicated to the nature of the brain, consciousness, behavior, and how health will transform human life in this century.

“Brain World” is the only magazine dedicated to the nature of the brain, consciousness, behavior, and how health will transform human life in this century.

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The Hill is a top US political website, read by the White House and more lawmakers than any other site — vital for policy, politics and election campaigns.

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A Doctor Explains Why Masturbation Feels So Amazing, & There’s More To It Than You Think

Why are we so shy about masturbation? Why is this specific form of pleasure considered taboo or dirty? I mean, how many times have we eaten something delicious in public and then audibly moaned with pleasure, without an ounce of shame? Many times. I …

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The Beauty Of Female Body In Vibrant NSFW Photographs By David Dubnitskiy

All we know about this photographer David Dubnitskiy whose photographs are viral on Internet is that he is from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and he is amazing at what he does. This talented artist works as a freelance photographer and has more than 40K+ followers on his 500px profile. As we could see fro

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Research Finds ‘Achilles Heel’ for Aggressive Prostate Cancer | UC San Francisco

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

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The Story of the Invention of the Potato Chip Is a Myth

Everyone knows the potato chip was invented in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1853. Except it wasn’t.

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Thousands of Human Bones Reveal ‘Barbarian’ Battle Rituals


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Adult leg bones were gathered from the battlefield and arranged in the wetlands along with non-local stones.
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Gun owners support a wide range of gun control measures, Johns Hopkins study finds


Americans are in agreement on a large number of gun policy proposals regardless of whether they own guns, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World

Centuries ago, the City of the Monkey God was home to a mysterious civilization. Since then, the region has been overrun by jaguars, snakes, and other jungle creatures.

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The old capitalism returns

We flatter ourselves into thinking that we live in a time of exceptional economic upheaval. The truth is that the present resembles the past. What we learned — and forget — is that a dynamic economy is inherently destructive. But the periodic convulsions often create long-term benefits. That has been true for most of our history.
—To be sure, economic change now abounds: the Internet; vast U.S. budget deficits; high private and public debt levels in both affluent and developing nations; the rise of China; growing income and wealth inequality; immigration; an aging population; “globalization” — not just trade in goods and services but also in huge cross-border money flows.
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China is the greatest, growing threat to America

While America dawdles and bickers, China is thinking long-term.

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Trump Is Doing Same Thing He Demanded Clinton Be Locked Up For

The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny

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10 Things You Don’t Know about Yourself

You probably do not understand yourself as well as you think you do

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Female slaves were forced to wear headwraps because white women were jealous

Born into slavery, then reclaimed by black women, the headwrap is now a celebrated expression of style and identity

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Lesbianism (!) at the Convent

Mother Superior Benedetta Carlini, a visionary nun of Renaissance Italy, was accused of heresy and “female sodomy.”

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from Jessica Bruder, Garrett M. Graff, Suleika Jaouad, Gulnaz Saiyed, and Daniel Riley.

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Here’s why it matters that Americans are having fewer children than ever before

Americans and Europeans are abandoning parenthood at an alarming rate, profoundly changing the nature of our societies, our politics and our cultures.

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Santa Fe school shooting is 2nd this week, 3rd this month and 16th this year

Early this morning, at least 10 people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School near Galveston, Tex.

The incident is the second school shooting in the United States this week, according to a Washington Post database of school shootings. After the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a new generation of student activists vowed “never again.” The Santa Fe shooting is the 10th school shooting since then.

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the roots of Muslim rage

A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E7BB0T3701 – GM1E71T00W601

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