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German security forces foiled imminent terrorist attack

German security authorities detained ten people on Friday. They were suspected of plotting to perpetrate an asymmetric attack. The arrests took place as part of a 200-men police raids in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.

What existed before the big bang?

It is difficult enough to imagine a time, roughly 13.7 billion years ago, when the entire universe existed as a singularity. According to the Big Bang theory, one of the main contenders vying to explain how the universe came to be, all the…

How bulletproof are bulletproof vests?

In August 2017, 30-year-old New York Police Department officer Hart Nguyen was shot while responding to a call regarding a 29-year-old Andy Sookdeo, an emotionally distraught man.

What if everyone on Earth jumped at the same time?

Ready ... set ... jump! It's hard to imagine getting everyone on Earth to jump at the same time — though with Facebook, Meetup and all manner of other social-media methods of reaching people, it's easier to believe in the possibility than…

How chaos theory works

It happened again recently. The local weatherman predicted a major winter storm had set its sights on central Virginia. Precipitation would start the following morning, and we should expect 8 inches (20 centimeters) of the white stuff by…