Brandon D. Buchmeier

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Let's come out of the dark ages and live up to our potential. • NewRise.Earth

CALL CONGRESS EVERY DAY AND MAKE THEM HEAR YOUR VOICE: 202-225-3121 <br>What to say when you call<p>This image of Earth was taken by the crew aboard the …

Al Gore

Fascinating Science Facts • NewRise.Earth

Re: Response to “Clean Cut” 28FEB18<p>Answer:<p>Caudal autonomy is the term for what occurs when a lizard sheds or drops part of its tail as a defense …

Repeal the 2nd Amendment Now

We have reached a crux in our society where our arguments are not just about guns, or equal rights, or abortion. It is about all the issues we spend …

Scientific Method • NewRise.Earth

Self-doubt can be crippling, at a minimum an impediment. If you have put in your time, and have done a sufficient amount of research to make a claim, …

Women in Science

Net Neutrality

The Trump FCC voted to do away with the internet as we know it. Internet neutrality is gone. We lie at the mercy of the big ISPs. Surely, they …

Newsy: Catholic Leader Involved In Sex Abuse Scandal Has Died

Cardinal Bernard Law was previously the head of the Boston Archdiocese during the Catholic church's sex abuse scandal.

Xbox One Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Bundles, Headset, And More Peripherals

There are a lot of goodies for the Xbox fans to get excited about this holiday season. Microsoft recently released the most powerful console to date with its Xbox One X, which almost necessitates pairing it with a nice 4K HDR TV. While the Xbox One S isn't as powerful as the X, it also comes with a …

Elon Musk’s Space X And Richard Branson’s Virgin Will Use The Moon Colony As A Stepping Stone [Opinion]

Elon Musk and Richard Branson are reaching for the stars, but they will start with the Moon. It seems that the Moon is being equipped with cell phone …

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A Slightly Cheffy, Definitely Worth-It Tip for More Flavorful Pork Chops

Pork cooked with fruit is a very classic combination, and one I adapt to what’s in season. I originally created this recipe to go with peaches, but it's perfect with fall’s apples, as well.<p>In this recipe, <b>the pork chops are seared and basted before they’re baked</b>: While that’s the type of chef …

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Watch Philip Glass Play With Alabama Shakes, Patti Smith at Tibet House Benefit Concert

Patti Smith invited Sufjan, Iggy Pop, New Order, and more on-stage for “People Have the Power”<p>Tonight, the Tibet House hosted its 30th annual benefit concert. This year’s extravaganza celebrated Philip Glass’ 80th birthday, and featured Glass on the bill of performers alongside Patti Smith, Laurie …

Hot Chip Remixes Katy Perry's 'Chained To The Rhythm' (No, Seriously)

Katy Perry's "Chained To The Rhythm" is one the year's low-key-subversive pop songs with a title that suggests Top 40 pop, but is actually about how They Are Controlling You. <i>WAKE UP SHEEPLE</i>.<p><i>"Turn it up, keep it on repeat / Stumbling around like a wasted zombie / We think we're free / Drink, this</i> …

Hear Feist's Return With Guitar-Driven New Song 'Pleasure'

Feist released a playful new song, "Pleasure." The single is also the title track of her upcoming LP and first since 2011's Metals.<p>Related<p>63 Most …

New Singles

Richard Dawkins Quickly Debunks Popular Reasons for God’s Existence

December 5, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Here’s some advice for anyone interviewing <b>Richard Dawkins</b>: Don’t ask him to give a list of reasons why God <i>doesn’t</i> …

Study Shows That People Find Fake Deepak Chopra Quotations “Profound”

December 5, 2015 by Bo Gardiner<p>Sure, we joked about it. We made memes about it. But in a shocking new development, scientists have confirmed… <i>it’s …

Superstition Wins Out as Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends Massive Telescope Construction

December 4, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Yesterday, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled <i>against</i> construction of one of the largest telescopes in the world, in part …

Conservative Columnist Peggy Noonan Decries “Prayer Shaming” After the San Bernardino Terror Attack

December 4, 2015 by Terry Firma<p>Did you know that “prayer shaming” is the latest scourge to hit America? And did you realize this unacceptable …

Intolerance must give place to humanity

Intolerance is discrimination and lack of faith between people of different gender roles, political parties, social status, religions and so on. A …

Alex McFarland: San Bernardino shooting was because we don’t love god enough.

Alex McFarland is Director of the Christian Worldview Center at North Greenville University in Greenville, South Carolina and as organizer of the …

Tennessee Politicians Want University Chancellor to Resign Over Inclusive Holiday Party Policy

December 6, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>If a university chancellor stole money from the school, didn’t treat students with response, or covered up some …

Eight Things You Didn't Know About the Ferrari 488 Spider

Ferrari Lets Slip Some Scoops on its Newest Spider<p>First was the Ferrari 488 GTB coupe, a powerful, sexy machine built for racing public roadways. Now Ferrari has introduced the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider, the topless version of the coupe.<p>It roars like a lion and handles mountain roads like a mountain …

Humans don't know how to drive self-driving cars

Don't blame the robots, blame us<p>The Slack channel at the University of Pennsylvania’s human-machine interaction lab, where I work, is typically a steady drip of lecture reminders and wall-climbing robot videos. But this past spring, news of the first Tesla Autopilot-related fatality turned the feed …

How the government is making way for self-driving cars

Outgoing Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on our robotic future<p>Driverless cars are moving fast. Google and Lyft flash us their self-driving-car schemes, and Uber has already put robo-cabs to work in Pittsburgh. But if autonomous cars are going to chauffeur us, we need to regulate …

Walmart could soon use drones to deliver purchases

Walmart may use drones like in-store messenger pigeons.<p>The retail giant was granted a patent this week for a system in which drones would shuttle products between different departments inside its stores. The idea is to free customers from having to walk across its super-sized emporiums to find what …

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Google met with the UK government to explain why ads keep appearing next to extremist YouTube videos — here's what happened

A Cabinet Office spokesperson told Business Insider that senior executives from Google attended the meeting and apologized to senior civil servants representing the government.<p>Google also pledged a review of its advertising systems.<p>The government spokesperson said: "It is totally unacceptable that …

ABC News now lets you stream up to four live video feeds on Apple TV

If you’re a news junkie and want to watch multiple live feeds at the same time, the latest ABC News update has a feature for you. ABC News now lets you watch as many as four live news streams simultaneously from its app. The new feature even works on Apple TV.<p>The new feature is also available on …

Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Mimas Shines in New Photo

A gorgeous new photo makes it clear why so many people call the battered Saturn satellite Mimas "the Death Star moon."<p>Mimas' resemblance to the "Star …

New Animated Video Ponders the Mystery of Dark Matter

Theoretical physicist Janna Levin's musings on the invisible stuff called dark matter provide inspiration for artist Daniela Sherer's imaginative …