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Dan Rather fires veracious cannonball at Trump—on Trump’s own stomping ground

Tuesday June 05, 2018 · 3:41 AM PDT

Donald Trump

How to Follow Google I/O on Flipboard

Of note this week is Google I/O, the tech giant’s developer’s conference, which starts Wednesday and goes through next Friday. There will be workshops, demos, as well as “codelabs and hackathons” for developers. But more importantly, there will also be announcements of upcoming Alphabet Inc. …

How Millions of Americans Are Flubbing Retirement

Even many wealthy IRA holders claim Social Security too early.<p>It’s widely regarded as the best deal in retirement. Researchers can’t figure out why …

A melting Arctic: The world is skating on thin ice

The race to claim stakes in the melting Arctic is heating up. That's because a quarter of the world's energy reserves are at play.<p>Standing 12,000 …

Facebook Should Pay All of Us

Not long ago, Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who studies social media, wrote that she wanted to pay for Facebook. More precisely, she wants the company to offer a cash option (about twenty cents a month, she calculates) for people who value their privacy, but also want a rough idea of what their …

Inside America's secretive biolabs

Probe identifies over 200 biolabs<p>From New York city to a valley in Montana<p>Vials of bioterror bacteria have gone missing. Lab mice infected with deadly viruses have escaped, and wild rodents have been found making nests with research waste. Cattle infected in a university's vaccine experiments were …

Parasites Are Wiping Out Entire Honeybee Colonies. Threat Magnitude Much Higher Than Previously Expected

Bees around the world are at risk from a number of threats including habitat loss and the effect of pesticides, plus bacterial disease like American …

Nosema ceranae Can Infect Honey Bee Larvae and Reduces Subsequent Adult Longevity

1. Morse RA, Calderone NW. The value of honey bees as pollinators of US crops in 2000. Bee Culture. 2000;128: 1–15.<p>2. Winfree R, Gross BJ, Kremen C. …

June 2015

Diversity

Take A Look At Russia’s New Armata Tank [Infographic]

Modern armor for hot wars<p>Tanks rarely live to see the next war. The first of the armored lumbering war machines were obsolete as soon as World War I’s armistice was signed. After World War II, the United States tried to reuse Sherman tanks in Korea, and found them horribly outmatched by new Russian …

Military

Nanobomb Creates Massive Explosion On Tiny Scale

Buckminsterfullerene buckyballs become buckybombs<p>What the world needs most are more things that explode in more ways. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as one with Brazil’s Federal University of São Paulo, sought the answer to a simple …

Want a cycle computer? The Garmin Edge 1000 demands to be looked at - sponsored post

If you're looking to step up your training by buying a cycling computer, then the Garmin Edge 1000 certainly needs consideration. It will help you …

Trek 2015 road range - an overview

Although Trek has now done away with model years, it still observes the annual tradition that is Trek World. <i>BikeRadar</i> was at Silverstone race circuit …

Hearst Magazines

What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

A baby's first words may seem spur of the moment, but really, the little ones have practiced their "Mamas" and "Dadas" for months in their minds.<p>Using what looks like a hair dryer from Mars, researchers from the University of Washington have taken the most precise peeks yet into the fireworks …

Paul Krugman explains Rick Santelli: “He hates the poors”

CNBC’s star ranter is a class warrior, Krugman argues, and he’s fighting for the one percent<p>Way back in early 2009, a man named Rick Santelli, a conservative talking head for CNBC, unleashed a very passionate rant about how President Barack Obama was mismanaging the economy, rewarding "losers," and …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park | CNN Travel

9 sinister things the Christian right does in the name of God

Hobby Lobby isn’t alone. Evangelicals routinely manipulate the Bible’s teachings to serve their political agenda<p>Christians may be a super majority in the U.S. They may control the U.S. Congress and, as we all were reminded recently, the Supreme Court. But that hasn’t stopped Bible believers from …

AT&T's Latest Pricing Forces iPhone Buyers to Decide How and When to Pay for Devices

I use my daughters' upgrades at AT&T to keep my iPhone up-to-date. They get the previous generation. My youngest daughter, just graduating from college, was still on an iPhone 4. I went to the AT&T store for the upgrade, but we didn’t have one. No, I didn’t look online first, I just assumed as many …

The FCC Has Received More Than 1,000,000 Comments On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received more than 1 million comments from the public regarding its proposed net neutrality rules. According to the FCC’s Gigi Sohn, 1,030,000 comments had been submitted by noon today on the East Coast.<p>Around 21 hours before her note on the new …

Opinion: Is MH17 disaster a result of tragic blunder? - CNN.com

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sits in a field at the crash site in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 9. The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down July 17 in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Malaysia Airlines jet crashes in …

Does your dog pronk?

Among wild animals, pronking may be a way of avoiding predators. But when you see an animal pronk, you can’t but think it’s leaping for joy.<p>Alpacas, …

MIT upgrades the human hand with two robotic fingers

Opening a 2-liter soda bottle with one hand has never been so easy<p>Stirring the milk you just poured in a hot cup of coffee usually requires two hands: one to hold the cup, and one to hold the spoon. The same goes for unscrewing the cap on a large bottle of soda. But students at MIT might have …

Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Sometimes I feel like a broken record at home: "Let's eat the leftovers for dinner, so they don't go to waste,"<p>But inevitably, Sunday night's pasta and meatballs get tossed out of the refrigerator to make way for Friday night's pizza.<p>Now scientists at the University of Minnesota offer up another …

Matthew Flinders bicentenary: statue unveiled to the most famous navigator you’ve probably never heard of

Today a statue of Lincolnshire lad Matthew Flinders is due to be unveiled at Australia House in London. You may never have heard the name, but Aussies know all about him. There are plenty of statues down under, not to mention Flinders University, Flinders Bay and Flinders Way.<p>He died 200 years ago …