An extreme close-up with a beautiful furry moth

Look into the giant eyes of this poplar hawkmoth and you might be scared, but this hairy insect lacks any means to bite or hurt you Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

The surprising foods that are messing with your gut

We’re finally starting to understand which foods are causing tummy troubles for so many, and the culprits challenge everything we thought we knew about healthy eating Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

Is the rise of populism over or only just beginning?

Ten years after the financial crisis, a leading theory says the political upheavals that followed should now fade away. Is populism’s bubble about to burst, asks Simon Oxenham Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

Is your microbiome making you sick?

Our gut bacteria can play a role in everything from sleep to IBS and how we deal with stress, and we are finally working out how to use them to improve our health Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

Watch a blast of sound turn floating drops into bubbles

Sound can counteract gravity, making droplets float in the air. It can also turn them into bubbles, which could prove useful for creating hollow materials Full Story Here New Scientist.com September 21, 2018 2:40 am Support Us

I am taught by towels

How have I learned Scottish phrases? Let’s say I soak up knowledge.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 5:55 pm Support Us

We should worry about seeing fewer flying bugs, scientists say

Bees, ladybugs, and fireflies are among the species of flying insects that show a decline in populations. Scientists count manicured lawns, highway traffic, and light pollution as factors of demise, but efforts are under way to restore habitats.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 5:41 pm Support Us

Political undertones shape Florence coverage

Commentators across the spectrum infused their coverage of hurricane Florence with partisan questions and assertions. While some maintain natural disasters are the best time of have these kinds of conversations, others find political discourse dismissive of storm survivors. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 5:26 pm Support Us

Instant divorce of Muslim women outlawed by India’s Modi government

The practice of talaq in Indian Muslim communities allows men to instantly divorce their wives. India’s Hindu-led government is pursuing its punishment of this edict in efforts to, some experts say, broaden their electoral chances ahead of elections in April.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 5:26 pm Support Us

Nigerian Army in need of reform as ISIS gains strength in West Africa

Northeast Nigeria has been under sustained assault by Islamic militants for many years, and as the Army loses control many are wondering, what happened? The setback comes as President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised to eradicate Boko Haram, seeks a second term. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 5:11 pm Support Us

Tax returns are again a political focus – now in governor’s races

During the 2016 presidential election, tax returns came to the forefront as then-candidate Donald Trump refused to release his. The issue has come up again as several candidates for governor debate if tax returns are relevant to their candidacy.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 4:55 pm Support Us

As sea levels rise, the Carolinas continue to build along the shore

A North Carolina panel predicted a 39-inch sea level rise by the year 2100, a finding that the Legislature rejected. Instead, it requested a more short-term prediction and continued to develop its coastlines despite its vulnerability to rising waters. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 4:41 pm Support Us

North and South Korea take steps toward easing tension

Following a series of meetings between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the two announced an ambitious program aimed at bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula – including a pledge on denuclearization. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 4:41 pm Support Us

Putin calls downing of Russian plane off Syria a chain of tragic events

In the crowded skies over Syria, a Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces. Russians have accused the Israeli military of deliberately using the Russian plane as a cover to dodge the Syrian defenses, straining diplomatic ties between the nations. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 4:26 pm Support Us

The prospect of no people living in extreme poverty

Fewer than 10 percent of the world’s people now live on less than $1.90 a day. As such progress shifts the attitude of the remaining poor, the rate could more easily get to zero. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 4:11 pm Support Us

With land to spare, US churches turn to farming

In the midst of food deserts and declining church populations, faith groups are uniting to form the Christian Food Movement, which uses dormant church land to grow crops and feed the hungry. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 4:11 pm Support Us

Trump to declassify documents on Russia investigation

Documents from the FBI and Justice Department will be made public to build the president’s case that investigations into Russian electoral interference are personal political attacks. Critics say the move holds grave risk for politicizing parts of the federal government.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 3:56 pm Support Us

South Korean president in Pyongyang for new talks

The continued dialogue between North and South Korea after President Trump’s June meeting with Kim Jong-un heralds the possibility of renewed economic and diplomatic ties between the two countries.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 3:41 pm Support Us

Can Islamist moderates remake the politics of the Muslim world?

The era of political Islam appears to be waning in some regions. But as some Islamists broaden their appeal, there’s an opportunity to increase our understanding of the nuances of Islam in politics. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 3:41 pm Support Us

Netanyahu support for Trump on UNRWA exposes political-military divide.

Israelis love to disparage the UN refugee agency for Palestinians as a political arm of the Palestinians. But the Israeli government’s support of President Trump’s new policy flies in the face of the view of its own security establishment. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 3:41 pm Support Us

The freedom driving North Korea to the table

The latest North-South summit is yet another test on whether the Kim regime feels pressure from its people to further embrace a market economy in return for giving up its nuclear arsenal. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 3:11 pm Support Us

Facing a population boom, an Indonesian city goes green

As they grow at a rapid rate, Asia’s cities pose a threat to worldwide carbon emission goals. But one city in Indonesia is actively working against that risk through targeted policies and technology, including strict development laws, car-free days, and urban farms. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 2:26 pm Support Us

How can we pray for our environment?

Today’s column explores how an understanding of God’s care for His universe helps us become more open to solutions to environmental issues. Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 2:26 pm Support Us

With Catalan politicians still in Spanish prison, dialogue stumbles

It has been almost one year since Catalans voted to separate from Spain. The government in Madrid reacted by imprisoning many Catalonian political leaders, and that continues to be a source of tension for a resolution over the issue of independence.  Full Story Here CS Monitor September 20, 2018 2:11 pm Support Us

The metawars

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News at a glance

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Plasticity pow!

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Unlucky devils

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Suppressing spatiotemporal lasing instabilities with wave-chaotic microcavities

Spatiotemporal instabilities are widespread phenomena resulting from complexity and nonlinearity. In broad-area edge-emitting semiconductor lasers, the nonlinear interactions of multiple spatial modes with the active medium can result in filamentation and spatiotemporal chaos. These instabilities degrade the laser performance and are extremely challenging to control. We demonstrate a powerful approach to suppress spatiotemporal instabilities using… Read More

A gut-brain neural circuit for nutrient sensory transduction

The brain is thought to sense gut stimuli only via the passive release of hormones. This is because no connection has been described between the vagus and the putative gut epithelial sensor cell—the enteroendocrine cell. However, these electrically excitable cells contain several features of epithelial transducers. Using a mouse model, we found that enteroendocrine cells… Read More