Chad Watson

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Now We All Know What Putin Has on Trump

After a summit that left most Americans stunned—but maybe not surprised—the truth is​ now​ obvious: Trump is doing Putin’s bidding. And the reasons why are clear. GQ’s Julia Ioffe on Putin’s monumental win and the lasting result of Trump’s Helsinki debacle​.​ The kompromat is out of the bag.<p><b>It's</b> …

Donald Trump

Humans Didn’t Evolve From a Single Ancestral Population

In the 1980s, scientists learned that all humans living today are descended from a woman, dubbed “Mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa between …

Humanity

It Is Happening Here, Trump Is Already Early-Stage Mussolini

Is there a moment when a fanatical leader can be stopped before he takes a nation into the abyss? A moment when those with the moral determination to …

Political Science

Michael Moore Who Predicted Exactly How Trump Would Win In 2016, Warns That Trump Will Win Again In 2020

Documentarian warns that Donald Trump may out-stay the typical presidential welcome, cites that the president loves dictators.<p>The 2020 presidential …

Donald Trump

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism

Since the founding of the United States, politicians and pundits have warned that partisanship is a danger to democracy. George Washington, in his Farewell Address, worried that political parties, or factions, could "allow cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men" to rise to power and subvert …

Political Science

Turns out Pluto might really be a giant comet

Ever since poor Pluto was stripped of its planetary status, a lingering question has been, Well then, what the heck is it? Dwarf planet? Big asteroid? Just another Kuiper Belt Object? There's an argument to be made that it's all three, but new research suggests it may also be something a little …

The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos - Vox

For the past two years, the spacecraft has been taking photos of Jupiter. Here are the best shots.<p>On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter traveling at a blistering 130,000 mph. Its mission — to orbit the gas giant closer than any craft had done before — was not easy.<p>Like Earth, …

The Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge Analytica

Wireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.<p>Stop me if you’ve …

There's 1 very simple reason why this is the leakiest White House ever

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is mad as hell about the leak of a White House meeting in which an aide named Kelly Sadler "joked" that Arizona Sen. John McCain was "dying anyway."<p>"The so-called leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News …

Donald Trump

FCC issues $120 million fine for massive neighbor spoofing operation

Ever got one of those annoying robocalls, but the number looked local or even familiar? Well, those of us that have might have some modicum of …

Democrats just got a harsh lesson in what happens if they play nice with Republicans

You knew they were snakes when you let them in.<p>Let me tell you a story about a United States senator who, despite all the warnings that his …

'White Holes' May Be the Secret Ingredient in Mysterious Dark Matter

White holes, which are theoretically the exact opposites of black holes, could constitute a major portion of the mysterious dark matter that's …

Dark Matter

Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On

MOSCOW — The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election.<p>But newly …

Russia

Sean Hannity’s Ties to Two More Trump-Connected Lawyers

The Fox News host denies that Michael Cohen was ever his lawyer—but Hannity was represented by a pair of legal advisers who also have close links to the president.<p><i>This post was updated on April 17 at 4:24 p.m.</i><p>Sean Hannity has had no shortage of lawyers. In court on Monday, his name was disclosed as …

Donald Trump

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

A Neuroscientist Explains What Could Be Wrong with Trump Supporters’ Brains

Trump has said things that would be political suicide for any other Republican.There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would …

View from the Left: Trump country gets a taste of Trump's policy informed by ignorance

Some Trump voters, like Ohio farmer Bret Davis, were more charitable than others, even if they disagreed with Trump's strategy.<p>“The way he’s going …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

President Trump’s Perversion of Leadership

No president in my lifetime has made me think as much about leadership as Donald Trump has. That’s because no president in my lifetime has embodied the ideal of leadership as completely as he embodies its antonym.<p>A leader articulates a clear vision and set of principles, which become a well-lighted …

20,000 Republicans just voted for an actual Nazi

Illinois Republicans nominated Arthur Jones for a U.S. House seat.<p>The former head of the American Nazi Party ran for the Republican nomination of …

Republicans

Trump Is Mindf*cking His Own Cabinet and Senior Staff

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast The Trump White House spent the latter part of this week teasing the likelihood that someone was …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Universe

Trump's Latest Pardon Shows The Best Way To Get One: Go On Fox News

By comparing his case to Hillary Clinton's, a Navy sailor and his lawyer were able to grab Fox's attention — and the president's.<p>WASHINGTON ― A former Navy sailor who pleaded guilty to a felony count of unauthorized possession and retention of national defense information for snapping photos on a …

Why I could no longer serve this president

<i>John D. Feeley, who retired this week as a U.S. diplomat, will soon be working with Univision and the Fusion Media Group on immigration-themed content.</i><p>Shortly after the Charlottesville riots last August, I made the private decision to step down as President Trump’s personal representative and …

Donald Trump

Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year - President Donald Trump's first full year in charge of the budget.<p>That's almost …

How To Stay Updated On The News Without Losing Your Mind

Because it's only becoming more of a struggle.<p>Who’s ready to chuck their phone into the sea and never read another media alert again?<p>That solution may be a bit dramatic, but news fatigue is real ― and it’s likely wrecking your well-being. Research shows constant exposure to negative news can affect …

Microsoft has a master plan to change the world with a new line of super-thin, super-light PCs with cell service

When Microsoft released a new version of the Surface Pro with an LTE cellular modem late last year, it seemed like a routine, if much-anticipated, upgrade to Microsoft's flagship PC.<p>But at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year, Microsoft executives tell me that …

Trump's wealth comes from money laundering, and it's gotten worse since he entered the White House

More than one-fifth of Donald Trump’s US condominiums have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive, all-cash transactions that enable buyers to …

Real Estate

Harvard Study Shows Why Big Telecom Is Terrified of Community-Run Broadband

Community-owned internet service providers are cheaper and better.<p>A new study out of Harvard once again makes it clear why incumbent ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are so terrified by the idea of communities building their own broadband networks.<p>According to the new study by the Berkman Klein …