The Biggest Banksy Sale Ever? Dealer Steve Lazarides Plans an Unsanctioned Show of the Artist’s ‘Golden Years’

Steve Lazarides has Banksy works that he predicts will sell for at least $2.5 million.

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When Will America Come Home? When Trump Visits London, Seoul or Berlin

U.S. Marine Pfc. Garrett Reed, a 22-year-old mortarman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and native of Plano, Texas, watches over a bridge during a security patrol here, Nov. 30. Afghan National Army soldiers and 3/3 Marines met with local elders at a shura and built rapport with local children during the patrol. The Marines of "America's Battalion" will continue to mentor the Afghan National Security Forces as they assume security responsibility in Garmsir district. Their interoperability is designed to further the expansion of stability, development and legitimate governance of Afghanistan by defeating insurgent forces and helping secure the Afghan people.

The forward deployment is a legacy of the Cold War when the US was faced with a challenging Superpower and the need to protect its allies.

More Vaccinations, Experimental Drugs as Potential Ebola Contacts Rise

The World Health Organization predicts the number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo will rise up to 300 by July.  

A Rare Image of One of the Earliest Known Same-Sex Unions Goes on View at the Smithsonian

The cut-out images of Sylvia Drake and Charity Bryant features in “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now.”

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EU still doesn’t know how to deal with Catalonia

Catalonia’s independence referendum has shown that 90 per cent of voters backs secession from Spain, but Madrid has vowed to ignore the result after Spain’s constitutional court declared the poll unlawful.

Arms race for space

In the 1950s, the US raced to dominate space – to launch objects, and people, into the unknown – hoping to show off its technological superiority. In 2016, they are preparing for a space war.

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Shipwrecks Carried a Billion-Dollar Treasure That’s Still Intact, Experts Reveal

The world’s most famous sunken ship was discovered by a robotic submarine.

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Jens Christian Skou, Discoverer of the Sodium-Potassium Pump, Dies

The Nobel laureate was the first to identify an enzyme moving material across the cell membrane.

Wolf-like Animal Baffles Montana Scientists

Specialists from the state’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are working to determine what creature a rancher shot and killed.

It’s time to fix the Euro

There is a renewed debate in Brussels on fixing flaws in Europe’s shared currency to prevent future crises.

Placental Health Influences Baby’s Future Schizophrenia Risk, Study Suggests

Complications during pregnancy may act via the placenta to magnify the effects of genetic risk factors.

USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal

An uproar over the university’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations led to C.L. Max Nikias’s resignation.  

Conservators Just Discovered Hidden Details in a Tiepolo Masterpiece—and They’re Golden

Restoring the centuries-old work required years of work from the NGA’s conservation team.

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European Commission demands more EU laws on drones

European Commission has called for fresh impetus behind its stalled plans for EU-wide regulation of drones, after a string of near-misses with airplanes across Europe last year.

Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years

The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.

Northern Fears: Preparing for and Watching Norden’s Doom

Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Netflix’s “The Rain” has been released at the beginning of a new era of insecurity for the notoriously peaceful nation of Sweden.

Greek PM Tsipras calls for European alternative for IMF

Alexis Tsipras said that many EU leaders recognize the need for Europe to create its own institutions to deal with problems, instead of relying to outside help such as the IMF.

Quiz: Are You a Libertarian?

So you’re not a Democrat or a Republican? Good news, you don’t have to be either! Take this short quiz to see if you might be a Libertarian.

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