President Trump said this morning that he and President Xi of China could solve all the world's problems. "I look forward to many years success and friendship, working together to solve not only our problems but world problems," he said after a lavish reception in Beijing. "I believe we can solve almost all of them, probably all of them." read more
As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world's largest radio dish for precisely that purpose... read more
fugitive polygamist from Arizona has been arrested with four wives and a "concubine" on the grounds of a conservative religious community in the northern Mexican desert highlands.
More than two dozen U.S. citizens, apparently disciples of the polygamist's "commune," have been detained in the same hamlet in Mexico's Chihuahua state.
And it's all linked to the slayings of three young Americans, two of them sons of the polygamist, shot dead weeks earlier in a nearby rural enclave called "Black Ranch." read more
Since becoming president, Trump has largely ceded the decision-making of America's wars to the generals he derided while running for office. Trump has not entirely vacated the office of commander-in-chief. Yet, as with so many other aspects of the job, he occupies it on only an occasional basis and rarely with the requisite skill. read more
Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study led by UCL and Tel Aviv University's Steinhardt Museum of Natural History.
A long-standing theory holds that the common ancestor to all mammals was nocturnal, but the new discovery reveals when mammals started living in the daytime for the first time. It also provides insight into which species changed behaviour first.
The study, published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution, analysed data of 2415 species of mammals alive today using computer algorithms to reconstruct the likely activity patterns of their ancient ancestors who lived millions of years ago. read more