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Australia warns on encrypted apps as Southeast Asia vows terror cooperation
PHYS.ORG Use of encrypted messaging apps to plan terrorist attacks is the greatest threat facing intelligence agencies in modern times, Australia warned Saturday as Southeast Asian leaders... 2 days
Politics is not the primary reason people are leaving churches, study suggests
PHYS.ORG Extreme political views might be driving some people away from churches, but the actual number of departing parishioners is not that large and those... 3 days
Hope from chaos: could political upheaval lead to a new green epoch?
PHYS.ORG The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) published its first major report 28 years ago. This watershed document described the ominous implications of escalating emissions... 3 days
Artificial intelligence can transform industries, but California lawmakers are worried about privacy
PHYS.ORG The use of bots to meddle in political elections. Algorithms that learn who people are and keep them coming back to social media platforms.... 3 days
Sherlock Drones—automated investigators tackle toxic crime scenes
PHYS.ORG Crimes that involve chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) materials pose a deadly threat not just to the target of the attack but to innocent bystanders and police investigators. Often, these crimes may involve... 4 days
Eastern Mediterranean summer will be two months longer by end of 21st century
PHYS.ORG The eastern Mediterranean—an area that covers Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and southern Turkey—is experiencing monumental climate changes poised to significantly affect... 5 days
Stephen Hawking's death lights up the Twitterverse
PHYS.ORG Stephen Hawking's death on Wednesday left the universe a slightly dimmer place but lit up social media as academics, politicians and celebrities alike praised a scientist whose appeal crossed time, space and cultural boundaries. 5 days
Strange, elongated skulls reveal medieval Bulgarian brides were traded for politics
Science Magazine Deformed skulls were found only in female skeletons around 500 C.E. 6 days
Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to psychological stress in the form of social conflict alters gut bacteria in Syrian hamsters, according to a new study. 1 week
To stop fake news, researchers call for internet platforms to choose quality over quantity
PHYS.ORG "Fake news" has made headlines and dominated social media chatter since the 2016 presidential election. It appears to be everywhere,... 1 week
Watchdog: Western tech used for hacking in Turkey, Syria
PHYS.ORG A Canadian company's hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey's border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the... 1 week
Regional levels of fear associated with Trump and Brexit votes, psychology study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Regions where voters have more neurotic personality traits were more likely to vote for Donald Trump in the United States or for... 1 week
There’s a fairer way to allot seats in the European Parliament, mathematicians say—but politicians don’t like it
Science Magazine The Parliament has rejected a mathematical rule named the Cambridge Compromise in favor of... 1 week
Neuroticism could be 'sleeper effect' in Trump and Brexit campaigns
PHYS.ORG Regions where voters have more neurotic personality traits were more likely to vote for Donald Trump in the United States or for the Brexit campaign in the United... 2 weeks
Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis
ABC NEWS As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of people are fleeing in a burgeoning refugee crisis that is drawing alarm across Latin America 2 weeks
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HISTORY History Reads is a weekly series featuring work from Team History, a group of experts and... 2 weeks
Britain hopes to keep stars aligned with EU's space projects
PHYS.ORG Dressed in a white protective suit, British astronaut Tim Peake listened attentively as technicians explained details of their new satellite—a European project in Brexit Britain. 2 weeks
Facebook, Twitter urged to do more to police hate on sites
PHYS.ORG Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are taking steps to police terrorists and hate groups on their sites but more work needs to be done, the... 2 weeks
Reality television played a key role in taking Trump from apprentice to president
PHYS.ORG There are many factors that account for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election victory, but Americans would be doing a disservice to their... 2 weeks
USGS nominee vows to insulate science from political pressure
Science Magazine James Reilly breezes through Senate confirmation hearing 2 weeks
Argentina lawmakers propose legalizing elective abortion
ABC NEWS More than 70 Argentine lawmakers of opposing political parties have presented a bill to legalize abortion in the mostly roman Catholic country 2 weeks
Dying for the group: What motivates the ultimate sacrifice?
SCIENCE DAILY Whether idolized as heroes or demonized and labelled terrorists, throughout history people have been willing to die for their groups and the causes they believe in. But why? New research... 2 weeks
Dying for the group: What motivates the ultimate sacrifice?
PHYS.ORG Whether idolised as heroes or demonised and labelled terrorists, throughout history people have been willing to die for their groups and the causes they believe in. But why? 2 weeks
Funding renewable energy is easier than taxing carbon
PHYS.ORG It is not difficult to understand the appeal of a carbon tax. It's an elegant, straight-forward solution to the climate change crisis. The only problem with it is that it is politically... 2 weeks
How landline phones made us happy and connected
PHYS.ORG Smartphones and the internet have revolutionised society, commerce, and politics, reshaping how we work and play, and how our brains are wired. They have even revolutionised how revolutions are made. 2 weeks
Will Smith narrates ‘One Strange Rock,’ but astronauts are the real stars
Researchers measure gene activity in single cells
Scientists mimic neural tissue
A massive telescope for seeing the invisible
These are the places that (most likely) host alien life
Send your name to the sun aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe
Signs of symbolic behavior emerged at the dawn of our species in Africa
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Mutating DNA caught on film
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STEVE the aurora makes its debut in mauve
GPM observes Tropical Cyclone Eliakim forming near Madagascar
Humans could live in volcanic tunnels on the moon
Liverwort reproductive organ inspires pipette design
Backup your brain in the cloud ? But first you must die !
Live High Definition Video From Mars? NASA Is Getting Ready
Mystery of purple lights in sky solved with help from citizen scientists
Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds
NASA finds towering storms in Tropical Cyclone Linda
There’s a new aurora in subpolar skies. Its name is Steve
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Crab Nebula: A crab walks through time
The future of transportation systems
Why virtual reality cannot match the real thing
The power of studying combustion on the ISS
Jupiter's red spot getting taller as it shrinks, team finds
Interactive, downloadable and 3-D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs now available
New research solves the 60-year-old paleontological mystery of a 'phantom' dicynodont