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The Paradox of Choice in Computing-Research Conferences
In the early 1970s, after a major struggle with Soviet authorities who denied Soviet Jews permission to emigrate, primarily to Israel, such permission was granted on a limited basis.
75 years ago, a Nazi rocket took the first photo of Earth from space
By the standards of today, it's just a grainy black and white photo.
She Is Breaking Glass Ceilings in Space, but Facing Sexism on Earth
Sanitary pads and makeup: A Chinese astronaut's six-month stay aboard the country's space station has revealed conflicted cultural values toward gender.
Is Harrison Ford really going back in time for the new Indiana Jones?
ow do you solve a problem like your action-movie leading man being nearly 80 and presumably no longer able to get under those rolling boulders quite as he once did?
Putin Won't Go to Glasgow for Climate Conference
MOSCOW - President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will not attend a United Nations climate summit later this month that is seen as pivotal to reducing emissions of planet-warming gasses, but he may deliver a speech by video link, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
Russia hosts talks aimed at stabilising Afghanistan under the Taliban
Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighbouring nations, a round of diplomacy that underlines Moscow's clout.
China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity
BEIJING - Moon rocks that a Chinese robotic space craft brought back to Earth last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday.
EXPLAINER: Why some fear a 'Polexit' from European Union
Poland will be a focus of European attention this week, with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing the European Parliament and leaders at a European Union summit expected to grapple with a legal conundrum created by a recent ruling by Poland's constitutional court.
Russia Breaks Diplomatic Ties with NATO
Moscow's decision to end its diplomatic mission to the alliance will end a long post-Cold War experiment in building trust between militaries.
China denies report claiming it launched hypersonic missile
China has denied a report that claimed it had recently launched a hypersonic missile, saying its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused.