THE president’s dearest supporters and bitterest opponents are united in their wish that less attention be paid to his social-media habit. Stephen Miller, a policy adviser, and Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, have tried valiant defences, but many Republicans prefer to feign ignorance. Some of Mr Trump’s critics detect a…

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Image copyright DR SETH SHOSTAK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption The analysis used data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico Astronomers have fresh insight on a mysterious source of recurring radio pulses from space. Fast radio bursts (FRB) are one of the most persistent puzzles in astronomy. While usually short-lived,…

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Image copyright RSPB Cymru Image caption Sea birds have struggled to cope with plastic pollution Theresa May will pledge to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. The commitment is part of a 25-year plan to improve the natural environment being launched on Thursday. In her speech…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US President Donald Trump (right) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the US of breaking international trade rules. The complaint challenges the ways that the US investigates products for subsidies and below-cost…

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Image copyright Getty Images The Prime Minister is set to meet with business leaders from the UK’s financial services industry as the government attempts to secure a Brexit deal that will include the sector. Theresa May will talk with Barclays’ chief Jes Staley and Goldman Sachs International boss Richard Gnodde…

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Most Americans oppose federal action against state-legal marijuana operations, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted after the release of recent Justice Department guidance that gives U.S. government prosecutors the discretion to aggressively pursue such cases. A majority of the public, 56 percent, say they’d oppose federal efforts to stop the sale and…

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My 3 year old daughter is in school. Most of her classmates are older than her. She keeps up great. But she reported to us recently, that many kids have called her small. And it makes her feel bad. It’s easy to just chalk this up to kids being naive….

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Image copyright NASA/F. Pereira Santos Image caption The team was able to map differences in the polarization of dust grains within the central portion of the cloud A Nasa telescope housed on a converted jumbo jet has yielded important insights into how stars are born from collapsing gas and dust….

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cyclists wear masks against pollution in London Marylebone Road and Hyde Park Corner, both in central London, have the most polluted postcodes in Britain, says a new study on air quality. The data comes from a project to map concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2)…

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