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Opportunity to see Venus in daytime on October 7 and 8

October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.<p>Have you ever seen the moon in a …

Science Weekly podcast: Sex, dosh and dark matter

Science writer Marcus Chown tackles the big stuff – from sex and money to dark matter and consciousness – in his latest book What a Wonderful World<p>This week on Science Weekly with <b>Ian Sample</b>, we meet author, broadcaster and cosmologist <b>Marcus Chown</b> to discuss his encyclopedic new book <b>What a Wonderful</b> …

Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

As the science of brain stimulation forges ahead, neuroscientists and psychologists face tough ethical decisions<p>About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open …

What the world's fastest computer tells us about China's absorptive state

Next week, UK ministers George Osborne and David Willetts head to Beijing for long-awaited talks with their Chinese counterparts. In the run-up to their trip, we begin a series on the prospects for Chinese science and innovation.<p>Deep inside China's National University of Defence Technology, on the …

According to Fox News, President Obama is financing a “museum of Muslim culture”

The report comes from a satirical news site<p>Defending its perch atop of what Jon Stewart affectionately refers to as Bullsh-t Mountain, on Saturday Fox falsely reported that President Barack Obama is using his personal funds to construct a museum devoted to Muslim culture. MediaMatters caught the …

11 Supreme Court Cases That Could Change The U.S. In The Coming Year

The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases this week. Although decisions could take until late June, here are the key cases to watch.<p>WASHINGTON — At 10 a.m. Monday, in the midst of a government shutdown, Chief Justice John Roberts will begin his eighth term at the Supreme Court — beginning a …

Here's A Fantastic And Disturbing Paragraph On How The Market Views The Debt Ceiling

The financial markets digested the Administration's scare tactics on Thursday and quickly rebounded on Friday. Apparently, the sentiment tone remains that investors want to be long for the deal that everyone knows must be made. The lack of a deal has the S&P 500 futures down 50 basis points …

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Defiant Democrats Say They're Not Afraid Of Republicans' Shutdown Ploy

Both sides hunker down as the government shutdown enters its second week. "They are trying to get Democrats on bad votes. The American public isn't stupid," said Rep. Keith Ellison.<p>WASHINGTON — As D.C. enters week two of the government shutdown, House Democrats find themselves in a very strange …