Like the monster miraculously resuscitated to terrorize the heroes in a horror-movie sequel, Donald Trump is back. No, I'm not talking about his November 15 announcement of his third campaign for president of the United States. Instead I have in mind something far more important: Twitter. On the evening of November 17, Elon Musk—the richest man in the world and Twitter's new owner— posted a poll
At about 10 o'clock on the night of February 28, 2021, a fireball streaked through the sky over England. The blazing extraterrestrial visitor was seen by more than 1,000 people , and its descent was filmed by 16 dedicated meteor-tracking cameras from the UK Fireball Alliance and many dashboard and doorbell cams . With the time difference to Australia, the Global Fireball Observatory team at Curti
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About my brain, its wires glitching like a jellyfish sprite flashing its apple-red tentacles above my countless thunderclouds. About your eyes, not a savior's eyes but brown as blood. I was wrong about the God I warped into a weapon, a garrison. Wrong about love, too. I thought love was my mother's soprano tessitura screaming. I thought love was a violence. Verdi's requiem, Dies Irae . You though
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This article was originally published by Quanta Magazine . Thousands of miles from home in the steamy Amazon rainforest in the mid-1800s, the British naturalist Henry Walter Bates had a problem. More than one, really: There were thumb-size biting insects, the ever-present threat of malaria, venomous snakes, and mold and mildew that threatened to overtake his precious specimens before they could b
"What is worth more: art or life?" That was the provocative question that the demonstrator Phoebe Plummer asked onlookers at London's National Gallery last month. Seconds before, Plummer—along with another activist—had splattered tomato soup across Van Gogh's Sunflowers , superglued one hand to the wall, and kneeled in front of the painting, facing museumgoers in a shirt emblazoned with JUST STOP
Photographs by Caroline Tompkins for The Atlantic W hen I first met Strawberry, age 16, she was lying on her back, paws akimbo. Her cat belly was shaved bare, and black stitches ran several inches down her naked pink skin. A radiologist squirted ultrasound goop on her abdomen while two veterinary students in dark-blue scrubs gently held down her legs—not that this was really necessary. Strawberry
Bills will cause many to think twice about turning on the heating this winter. How does the body adapt to cold – and will wearing a hat really help? We, along with other mammals and birds, are endotherms . We use thermoregulation to maintain a consistent internal body temperature – between 37C and 37.5C. When the external environment changes, "A range of physiological responses is initiated, incl
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Head of Orion lunar programme says Artemis 1 mission is 'first step to long-term deep-space exploration' Astronauts are on course to be living and working on the moon before the end of the decade, according to a Nasa official. Howard Hu, the head of the US agency's Orion lunar spacecraft programme, said humans could be active on the moon for "durations" before 2030, with habitats to live in and r
Instead of rewarding us for our suffering, Jeremy Hunt and Rishi Sunak are offering nothing but more hardship The Covid-19 era is not yet over. The worst might have long since receded – though deaths linked to the virus go on – and for most of us, infection now means nothing more serious than a few days in bed. But the pandemic's grim and complex legacy is becoming clearer, in continuing tragedie
I n 1964, during a phone call with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about setting up the new FBI office in Mississippi, President Lyndon B. Johnson broached the idea of really doing something about the Klan. He had been up late reading the bureau's reports on the Communist Party, with their jaw-dropping inside details. What if the Bureau, seizing on the momentum provided by the Civil Rights Act, coul
The nanosatellites will observe the health of the land to help people make the best use of their countries' natural resources. A growing number of African countries are venturing into space. (Image credit: Bonny Omara )
A fraught UN climate summit wrapped up Sunday with a landmark deal on funding to help vulnerable countries cope with devastating impacts of global warming—but also anger over a failure to push further ambition on cutting emissions.
The treatments were highly popular earlier in the pandemic. One by one, they got knocked out by more convenient, less expensive treatment options, and new COVID variants. (Image credit: Yara Nardi/Reuters)
I grew up eating this comforting, warming dish and it remains just as important to me today I remember my first taste of butter chicken. I must have been about 10 years old. My dad's cousins used to marinate a whole chicken from their farm in yoghurt, spices, ginger, garlic and chilli, before cooking it over an open fire: not everyone owned a tandoor. Everything they used was from their own land:
Last week's Nasa launch is the first in a flurry of successors to the Apollo programme, reopening the debate on the value of sending humans into space In a few weeks, Nasa will celebrate a remarkable anniversary. Fifty years ago the last astronauts to visit the moon returned to Earth, leaving behind the final tell-tale signs that our species had once visited another world. For three days in Decem
En litet benbit från ett finger som hittades i en grotta i Sibirien avslöjade en helt ny människotyp. Vår nya släkting fick namnet denisovamänniskan, efter grottan där upptäckten gjordes. Drygt ett decennium senare har forskarna gjort en 3D-rekonstruktion av hur hon kan ha sett ut.
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