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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

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 World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff</b>.<p>Marcus is best known for his popular science writing on cosmology but in his new book he tackles …

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

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 and a suited man standing in the middle of the room, peering around and scribbling on a clipboard. He told me he …

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

Deep inside China's National University of Defence Technology, on the outskirts of Changsha, a computer is whirring. But this is no ordinary machine. With 3.1 million Intel Core processors, 1.4 petabytes of RAM and the capacity to perform 33,860 trillion calculations per second, it is the fastest …

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

The report comes from a satirical news site<p>Prachi Gupta<p>October 6, 2013 7:33pm (UTC)<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 …

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

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 session in which the justices are slated to hear cases affecting the future of legislative prayers, presidential power in making …

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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 …

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

WASHINGTON — As D.C. enters week two of the government shutdown, House Democrats find themselves in a very strange position: Most of them have now voted against funding nutritional assistance for women, national parks, the District of Columbia, pay for the National Guard, FEMA, veterans benefits, …

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