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China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says

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China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says China successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, becoming the first country to ever land on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth. China successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first country to... Read More

There’s a black hole that could erase your past and let you live out infinite futures, study suggests

There’s a black hole that could erase your past and let you live out infinite futures, study suggests
According to most astrophysicists, once you enter a black hole, that’s it for you: gravity will drag you to the singularity – a one-dimensional infinitely small space containing a huge mass – at the speed of light. Then, the black hole will ‘spaghettify you”. Nice.  However, a new study from Berkley University theorises not only that humans could survive going into a... Read More

CES 2019: Alexa vs. Google, foldable TVs and 5G to take center stage in Las Vegas

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CLOSE This year's Consumer Electronics Show is bringing the latest in tech including self-driving suitcases and motorcycles. Jefferson Graham reports for USA TODAY. USA TODAYScenes from the 2018 CES(Photo: Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY)Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off the new year with a smorgasbord of new gadgets that may — or may not —… Read More

House Democrats will move to reopen government as partial shutdown enters its 13th day

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CLOSE With the partial government shutdown stretching into 2019, here's what you need to know about the effects. USA TODAYHouse Democrats will move Thursday to reopen the government, setting up a confrontation with President Donald Trump as a partial government shutdown enters its 13th day.(Photo: Erik S. Lesser/epa-EFE)WASHINGTON – House Democrats will immediately put their… Read More

Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth

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In Sweden, midwives deliver babies. But doula culture interpreters act as bridges between midwives and immigrant women.ImageThe doula Oksana Kornieko, center, interpreted as the midwife Elisabeth Oskarsson suggested an epidural for Maria Hussein in Halmstad, Sweden. Ms. Hussein's husband, Abdulhanan Mohamed, is at left.CreditCreditElisabeth Ubbe for The New York TimesHALMSTAD, Sweden — Maria Hussein, who… Read More