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Researchers program RNA nanoparticles that could protect against Zika

Using a new strategy that can rapidly generate customized RNA vaccines, MIT researchers have devised a new vaccine candidate for the Zika virus.

Magnificent Mount St. Helens Photos, Part 7

Further adventures in volcanic photography. --

Video games may protect mental health and avert trauma, addiction

Short games of Tetris ward off cravings and dash distressing flashbacks.

New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores

Anyone who has been on a sail boat knows that tying a knot is the best way to secure a rope to a hook and prevent slippage. Similarly, knots in sewing threads prevent them slipping through two pieces of fabric. How, then, can long DNA...Show More Summary

Democrat Adam Schiff, probing Trump-Putin ties, has gone up against Russia (and Stephen Colbert) before

WASHINGTON — Congressman Adam Schiff, increasingly the Democratic point man on the investigation into allegations of overly cozy ties between President Trump and Russia, is a soft-spoken former federal prosecutor and a critic of government surveillance who may be the only lawmaker ever to draw blood from comic Stephen Colbert — literally. Show More Summary

Today, the Brexshit hits the fan

Here’s how the Brexit vote last June actually went, simplified for those who don’t like experts explaining stuff (numbers rounded to the nearest millions of people): 51m people had the chance to vote, just 34m of them did. 17m of those voters said they wanted to leave the EU, 16m said they wanted to stay. … Continue reading "Today, the Brexshit hits the fan"

What Is More Important: Will or Skill?

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali Recently, I was in […]

12 Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires

Donald Trump, Lost in Africa

The Trump Administration’s budget proposal for next year includes drastic cuts to a myriad of social services and programs, to environmental protection, education, public housing, and the arts and science. But there is something else...Show More Summary

Catnip to cat lovers everywhere: your fluffy friend loves you right back | Fay Schopen

Research has shown that cats love human company above all else. That may be news to some – but not to me and my loyal, sociable sidekick In very important news: cats are nice. Yes, that’s right – forget about Legs-it; purge your mind of Trump’s climate change idiocy (if only) and don’t worry about the axing of your gluten-free bread prescription. Show More Summary

It’s not just a rapper’s arrest that should raise alarms about authoritarianism in Tanzania

A popular rapper was arrested and then released this weekend in Tanzania for releasing a song that criticized President John P. Magufuli. In the track, rapper Nay wa Mitego asks whether freedom of expression still exists in Tanzania, calls out the double standard in holding public officials accountable, and wonders whether the president considers himself […]

NICL Recruitment Notification 2017 – Administrative Officers (AO)

National Insurance Company Limited has released the recruitment notification for the recruitment of  Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I. There are total 205 vacancies. If you are interested in building up a career in the Insurance sector then apply for these posts. Show More Summary

Are we entering a golden age of the conspiracy theory?

‘Post-truth’ society provides the perfect conditions for dubious theories to flourish. But are some people more susceptible to conspiracy theories? “I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake, phoney, fake. A few days ago, I called the fake news the enemy of the people. Show More Summary

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall: conservation group

The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published on Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants.

A scientific measure of our visual imagination suggests it is surprisingly limited

We like to think of human imagination as boundless, but careful experiments show the "severe capacity limits" of our visual imagery. By Alex Fradera

Minisat's snowy north

Technology image of the week: snow-dusted Norwegian fjords imaged by ESA’s Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite

The next phase of Brexit is about to start. Here are four things to watch.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will submit a letter triggering “Article 50” on Wednesday, kicking off the formal process for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Divorces can be messy — and drawn out. Anger, regret and coldhearted calculations can lead the two sides to an agreement that neither side wanted or expected. […]

Article 50 Solves Europe's Problems with Metal Detecting

Article 50 will be activated by a rabid Tory suicide squad today: At least that solves Europe's metal detectorist problem. Goodbye ECMD.

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.

The Latest: Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on contacts between President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Russian officials (all times local):

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