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Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?

In the early 1970s, people studying general relativity, our modern theory of gravity , noticed rough similarities between the properties of black holes and the laws of thermodynamics. Stephen Hawking proved that the area of a black hole’s event horizon—the surface that marks its boundary—cannot decrease. That sounded suspiciously like the second law of thermodynamics, which says entropy—a measure of disorder—cannot decrease. Yet at the time, ... Full story

Opinion | Roger Stone is saved

Howard Fineman is an NBC News analyst and a RealClearPolitics contributing correspondent. When I called Roger Stone early Friday evening, he was in the midst of doing an online interview with an evangelical Christian leader. He let me listen in. It was, shall we say, a revelation. Until recently about as un-devout as a lapsed everything could be, he earnestly recounted for an equally earnest interviewer how he’d been saved by Jesus Christ at a ... Full story

The Best 90s Hair Accessories

Throw-up-and-go hairstyles are the bread and butter of the at-home hair scene. They’re easy, foolproof and they tame hair that, at this point, is in desperate need of a stylist’s touch. Fortunately, whether you’re a top knot girl or prefer a plait, there’s a classic ’90s accessory to jazz any hair style up a bit. Take the “claw” – or butterfly clip, as it’s otherwise known – a hair accessory beloved of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, both of ... Full story

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

It’s probably no coincidence that the same subjects we’re taught to avoid in polite conversation — politics, religion, money — are so irresistible to read about. We’ll save religion for another time, but this week we invite you to think about money by way of Stefano Massini’s epic novel of the Lehman Brothers company, and about politics by way of the other books we recommend, from Robert M. Gates’s treatise on foreign policy to DW Gibson’s tour ... Full story

"Black Lives Matter slogan is painted in front of Trump Tower"

Reuters Top News: "Black Lives Matter slogan is painted in front of Trump Tower" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Katharine Hepburn's love letters to Howard Hughes up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She signed off as “Country Mouse” and called him “My most excellent boss.”. She was Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn and he was eccentric entrepreneur Howard Hughes. Many of her letters to him are going up for auction in Los Angeles for the first time on July 23. The emerald and diamond engagement ring Hughes gave to Hepburn in 1938 is also for sale, and is expected to fetch between $20,000 - $30,000 at the Profiles in ... Full story

Thanos May Return in Future Projects - MCUExchange

Avengers: Endgame was the end of an era. Thanos’ quest for the Infinity Stones had come to an end. We may have only seen him sparingly throughout the Infinity Saga but the mad titan certainly… Full story

Notre Dame: Cathedral's spire will be restored to 19th Century design

Image caption The cathedral caught fire in April 2019. The spire of Notre Dame cathedral, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the decision, putting an end to speculation that the spire would be rebuilt in a modern style. Mr Macron had previously hinted he was in favour of a "contemporary gesture". However he has said he wants the ... Full story

Review of ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’ by Mary L. Trump

The president seemed never to have considered it. “That’s a great idea,” he said. “Somebody get me a picture of Mom.”. We know that many presidents have had daddy issues: dreaming of their absent fathers, chafing at their judgments or struggling under their legacies. When discussing his father in his memoir “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” Donald Trump stresses the business savvy he gleaned from the late Fred C. Trump. “I learned about toughness ... Full story

Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set on fire on US Independence Day

Image caption The statue was removed after being targeted by arsonists, the artist behind it said. A quirky wooden sculpture of US First Lady Melania Trump is reported to have been set on fire near her hometown in Slovenia, prompting its removal. Brad Downey, the American artist who commissioned the statue, said it was targeted on 4 July, Independence Day in the US. The Berlin-based artist arranged for the charred statue to be removed the next ... Full story