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An artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. US researchers said on Feb. 11 2016 they have detected gravitational waves, which physicist Albert Einstein first described 100 years ago as 'ripples in the fabric of space-time.'
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The Sound of Gravity

After decades of research scientists have confirmed Einstein's theory of gravitational waves more than a century after the concept was first proposed, by listening to the 'sound' of two black holes colliding a billion light years away

A sign at a road closure near an FBI and police checkpoint leading into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns, Ore., Feb. 5, 2016.

Oregon Occupiers Set to Surrender to FBI

The last four protesters occupying Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will turn themselves in to federal law enforcement, one of them said following a lengthy albeit peaceful confrontation with the FBI, signaling an end to the 40-day occupation

A video screen grab shows riot police outside Topo Chico prison after a deadly riot in the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico, Feb. 11, 2016.

Dozens Reported Dead in Mexico Prison Riot

Dozens of people were killed in a prison riot and fire in the Mexican state of Monterrey, local outlets report and several prisoners may have escaped. The fire began shortly after midnight and was accompanied by shouts and explosions

Most Americans Want to Live to 100: Survey

Most Americans Want to Live to 100

Most Americans want to live to their 100th birthday, according to a new survey by the Stanford Center on Longevity in partnership with TIME. The catch? They aren't putting in the legwork to do so comfortably

Georgia's Minister of Defence Tinatin Khidasheli (L) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) address a NATO-Georgia Commission defense ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 11, 2016.

U.S. Says NATO Will Help Stop Migrant Smuggling

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO military authorities have been ordered to draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and people smuggling across the Aegean Sea

Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio made  a stop outside the polling place as New Hampshire residents voted at a polling station located at Windham Highschool on Feb. 9, 2016, in Windham N.H.

Presidential Race Moves to South Carolina

The presidential hopefuls quickly pivoted to South Carolina on Wednesday following blowout victories by outsider candidates in New Hampshire, with the insurgents riding high, Establishment-friendly candidates looking to regroup — and two candidates calling it quits

New Hampshire Primary Voting Election 2016

Sanders Raises Millions Off New Hampshire Win

When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage in New Hampshire to deliver his victory speech, he asked for campaign contributions in his own way: by complaining about the campaign-finance system. It worked, to the tune of $5.2 million

A victim of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee camp receives treatment at a hospital, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Feb. 10, 2016.

58 Killed in Nigeria Refugee Camp Attack

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said. Some 78 people are being treated for wounds from the twin explosions

Former Auschwitz Guard on Trial in Germany

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is going on trial on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in western Germany, accused of serving in the death camp at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed

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New Study Almost Doubles Syrian Death Toll

The five-year-old war in Syria has claimed 470,000 lives, according to new research that almost doubles previous estimates about the human cost of the conflict. The Syrian Center for Policy Research says that 11.5% of Syria's population has been killed or injured