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April 24, 2017 4:58 PM Trump wants NASA to send humans to Mars pronto — by his second term ‘at worst’

What we are reporting here isn't fake news. But it doesn't feel exactly like real news, either. It's in that foggy realm of Trump news in which everything is slightly ambiguous and wobbly and internally inconsistent and almost certainly improvisational and not actually grounded in what you could call “government policy.” What happened was: Trump called 106

April 24, 2017 4:58 PM Trump Calls @AstroPeggy at the International Space Station

President Trump congratulated the astronaut Peggy Whitson, who early on Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American. The astronaut Peggy Whitson, who early Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American, received a congratulatory call about nine hours later from President Trump and his daughter 83

April 21, 2017 6:30 PM Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last

The people who know the most about life on Earth tend to be the most impressed by its staying power. Harvard professor Andrew Knoll marvels that our planet has sustained life continuously for four billion years -- most of its 4.5 billion years in existence. This is not just a matter of location, said Knoll, who is an earth and planetary scientist. Mars and Venus 95

April 21, 2017 12:33 AM World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights

Cannabis gains acceptance globally and evolves into a billion-dollar industry The few foreign visitors who came to my ancestral home Dali in Yunnan in the 1980s broadly fell into two types. The first ones were people who dressed in formal suits and stayed at the most luxurious hotels – always accompanied by an English-speaking guide and driven around 75

April 20, 2017 6:00 PM The World’s Strangest Mammal Can Survive 18 Minutes Without Oxygen

That’s just one of the naked mole-rat’s many bizarre abilities. Oxygen makes up around 20 percent of the air around you. If it fell to 5 percent, you’d pass out after 3 minutes or so. Then, your brain would start to die. To fuel itself, this gas-guzzling organ requires a constant supply of sugar and oxygen—even when you’re not doing anything. Without 138

April 19, 2017 3:12 PM Mistake-filled Madrid vs. Bayern tie a prime example of why VAR is needed

We really ought to be discussing 210 minutes of captivating football between arguably the two best teams in the world. Instead, the aftermath of Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich has been dominated by talk of the match officials and their decisions. With it is the usual talk of conspiracies and it's not just fans and media fanning the flames: Two World Cup-winning 34

April 18, 2017 8:39 PM French Voters May End Up Choosing Between a Radical Leftist and a Neo-Fascist

Over the past 12 months, the world has seen its fair share of shocking, epoch-making elections — ones that have left us living in the age of Brexit, President Trump, and sultan Erdoğan. On Sunday, France could very well make this chapter of world history even more fascinating for our great-great-grandchildren, assuming humans and history books survive 18

April 18, 2017 2:59 AM Climate change reverses flow of a Yukon river in geological instant

In the blink of a geological eye, climate change has helped reverse the flow of water melting from a glacier in Canada’s Yukon, a hijacking that scientists call “river piracy.” This engaging term refers to one river capturing and diverting the flow of another. It occurred last spring at the Kaskawulsh Glacier, one of Canada’s largest, with a suddenness 98

April 14, 2017 7:21 PM Apple granted self-driving test permit

Apple has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars on the streets of California. It has long been known that Apple is working on automotive-related projects, but the company has never publicly confirmed any details. The news was made public by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday. The agency said Apple has been given permission 73

April 12, 2017 5:03 PM The oldest known relative of dinosaurs was a total freak, experts say

The 245-million-year-old fossils were some of the strangest ones Sterling Nesbitt had ever seen. Their bodies looked like crocodiles — stout and muscular, with four sturdy legs. But their necks and tails were unusually long, and the bones bore certain markings only found in dinosaurs. The fossils definitely didn't belong to any creature known to science 129