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Anthony Scaramucci apologises to Donald Trump over tweets praising Hillary Clinton and urging tighter gun laws

 A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction. Show More Summary

Extremely rare Roman sarcophagus lifted from ancient Southwark burial site

rchaeologists prepare to lift the lid of Roman sarcophagus found in Southwark, London [Credit: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire] This is an exceptional find for London, where only two similar late Roman sarcophagi have been discovered in theirShow More Summary

New Kingdom Egypt: The goldsmith’s tomb

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich Egyptologist Julia Budka is studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. The post New Kingdom Egypt: The goldsmith’s tomb appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Predatory Journals Hit By 'Star Wars' Sting

A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper. The manuscript is an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. I know because I wrote it. Inspired by previous publishing "stings", I wanted to test whether 'predatory' journals would publish an obviously absurd paper. Show More Summary

What to make of Elon Musk’s hyperloop announcement?

Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017 Adam Ozimek asks me: How should we think about this in a meta-rational...Show More Summary

“Scaramucci: ‘Probably Some Level Of Truth’ To Claim Millions Voted Illegally”

TPM:  New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci refused on Friday to distance himself from the Trump administration’s baseless claim that 3 million illegal votes cast for Hillary Clinton lost Donald Trump the popular vote, quickly extinguishing hopes the investment-banker-turned-Trump-insider would usher … Continue reading ?

Ronald Klain on Where Trump is Making His Mark: The Judiciary

Klain in WaPo: What about Trump? He not only put Neil M. Gorsuch in the Supreme Court vacancy created by Merrick Garland’s blocked confirmation, but he also selected 27 lower-court judges as of mid-July. Twenty-seven! That’s three times Obama’s total and … Continue reading ?

John McCain has glioblastoma. Here's how doctors treat this aggressive form of brain cancer

Being told you have cancer is never welcome, but being told you have a glioblastoma tumor is especially scary. This is the news that longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain got after he had a blood clot removed above his left eye on Friday. Glioblastoma is the same type of tumor that killed Sen. Edward...

Is It Anxiety or OCD?

Anxiety can mean many different things to many different people. When handled in the correct way, a little bit of anxiety is usually helpful. It warns us to be careful if we sense danger. It can remind us of consequences we once had to live […]

Estonia Is About to Get a Little Taller

Over the next three months, the Baltic country of Estonia will become about 8 inches taller. That's because it's decided to change how it measures heights above sea level, converting from an old Russian system to something called the European Vertical Reference System, reports the Postimees newspaper. The country's highest...

Giant Arecibo radio dish joins search for rocky planets around nearby stars

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky The giant Arecibo radio telescope has joined the Red Dots project searching for the nearest terrestrial planets beyond our own Solar System. The post...Show More Summary

How A Man’s Chest Signals His Intelligence

Now we know why some men undo more shirt buttons than they should. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Does the President have authority to grant clemency for a state conviction?

Here is the government’s own answer: No.  The President’s clemency power is conferred by Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which provides:  “The President... shall have Power to grant Reprieves...Show More Summary

This Week in Making: Fidget Spinner Battle, Hacked Fish Tank, and Magnetic Finger

This week saw fidget spinners engage in combat, a casino get hacked through their fish tank, and a writer lament about her body modification. The post This Week in Making: Fidget Spinner Battle, Hacked Fish Tank, and Magnetic Finger appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Israeli raid, Jerusalem clashes ratchet tensions higher

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and its police broke up a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians in Jerusalem as international concern mounted over the deadliest outbreak of violence between the two sides for years. Show More Summary

The Sun rises over golden fields of algae, their hanging gardens...

The Sun rises over golden fields of algae, their hanging gardens planted to sheer granite walls and uncovered by the low tide, ancient in its ways, eagerly exposing this wonder of the water world. Happy Seaweed Sunday!

The Universe is Governed By Cycles --"LIGO Gravitational Waves Are Signals from the Recurring Birth of the Cosmos"

Correlated noise in the two LIGO gravitational-wave detectors may provide evidence that the universe is governed by conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC) which assumes that the universe consists of a succession of aeons, says Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford....        

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