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USAF Official in Charge of A-10s Says Re-Wing Program Is "Not Going to Happen"

At a certain point, political opposition may not be enough to prevent more than 100 Warthogs from ending up unflyable.<p>USAF<p>The top civilian in charge …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Sleep

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Planets

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Physics

Citing death threats, student withdraws after Charlottesville rally

Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein Proved Right Again

Scientists always seem to be finding new evidence of Albert Einstein "being right." The latest example comes from astronomers using the European …

Albert Einstein

NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow scientists …

Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton helped create ISIS

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Hillary Clinton “could be considered a founding member of ISIS” during an interview Wednesday night, …

Open Letter to Parents: You Are Not Helping to Raise Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As someone who is typically disinclined to hear parental advice from others, I do my best to avoid dishing out my own. Recently, however, after witnessing firsthand some extremely disturbing trends in parenting that are tough to ignore, I …

A Nation at Risk: How Gifted, Low-Income Kids Are Left Behind

Jonathan Wai, <i>Duke University</i> and Frank C. Worrell, <i>University of California, Berkeley</i><p>What makes gifted kids from advantaged families get ahead? David Woo, CC BY-ND<p>In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education published A Nation At Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, which …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

Hubble Shatters The Cosmic Distance Record; Most Distant Galaxy 'A Shocker'

Thanks to an incredible combination of luck, technology and human ingenuity, the Hubble Space Telescope has identified, measured and confirmed a galaxy farther away in space — and closer to the Big Bang — than ever before. Because the Universe is expanding, and the fabric of space in between …

Universe

Who should replace Scalia? No one. Here’s why eight is enough.

By Ronald Keith Gaddie and<p>James R. Stoner, Jr.<p>What would U.S. politics be like if, instead of replacing Justice Antonin Scalia, Congress reduced the membership of the Supreme Court to eight, and not just temporarily?<p>It might improve democracy. Here’s why.<p><b>Nine isn’t in the constitution, and changing</b> …

War

Hubble image: Dormant black hole, in a word, is gargantuan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble Space Telescope has given scientists their sharpest-ever look at a known galaxy containing an enormous black hole.<p>The supermassive black hole is in a galaxy called NGC 4889, one of several in the Coma Cluster, officials said Thursday.<p>According to NASA, every galaxy has a …

Black Holes

Why Does Gravity Wave, And Why Does It Matter?

LIGO announced today that they have detected gravitational waves from a black hole merger. If verified it will be the ultimate confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. But what are gravitational waves, and why is their detection such a big deal?<p>Water is perhaps the most common …

Gravitational Waves

The "No Teacher Left Behind Act"

<b>The Every Student Succeeds Act may bring a breath of fresh air to teachers that need it most.</b><p>High off the rush from defending the galaxy, Dan Adiletta finishes playing the video game Halo on the snowy afternoon of Martin Luther King Day. Though it is a holiday from school, Adiletta has work to do …

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Did you solve it? The shady puzzle that will keep you in the dark

Earlier today I set you the following puzzle:<p><i>Design a room with straight walls in which there is a position for a single light source that leaves either part or all of every wall in shadow.</i>

Paul Ryan Pushes Republicans to Make Poverty an Issue

When Paul Ryan was the GOP’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, he was repeatedly stymied by Mitt Romney aides when he wanted to give a speech on …

The Ocean's Chaotic Beauty Captured In 15 Award-Winning Photos

Life really is better under the sea.<p>In case you needed further proof that the ocean is a bizarre, magnificent and totally alien world, the Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of its 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.<p>The photo submissions, which come from more than 50 …

NASA's Game-Changing Plan To Save Coral Reefs

The space agency is lending high-tech instruments to a 3-year study.<p>NASA's high-tech endeavors normally look outward. But given the existential threat facing the world's coral reefs, the space agency has decided to focus its efforts closer to home -- and the result may be game changing.<p>We know that …

Here’s how we fix law school: This is the real-world training future lawyers need

<b>Reese WItherspoon and Luke Wilson in "Legally Blonde" (MGM)</b><p>It’s one thing to teach the law. But these days, lawyers also need to understand and respond to judges<p>Richard A. Posner<p>January 3, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from DIVERGENT PATHS: THE ACADEMY AND THE JUDICIARY<p>The first year of law school, …

We need more religion in our schools, not less

Far from dividing people from each other, intimate knowledge of religion helps people understand and accept those around them<p>A new report calls for more "religious literacy". Amen to that. But the self-appointed Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life then goes big on the notion …

San Bernardino shooting: Law enforcement officer praised for calm while evacuating survivors

A police officer has been praised for his calm as he helped evacuate survivors from a California disability centre where 14 people were shot dead …

Law Enforcement

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

Texas investigates 'affluenza' teen over beer pong party video

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - Law enforcement authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a video that allegedly shows the Texas teen from a wealthy family who killed four people while driving drunk among revelers at a party, possibly in violation of his probation.<p>The teen, tried in …

Autumn Statement 2015: motorists to see insurance bills fall by up to £50

Motorists could see up to £50 slashed from their insurance bills if the government is successful in bringing forward reforms to the compensation …

End of minor whiplash claims could drive insurance costs down by £50

Motorists could see their car insurance premiums drop by as much as £50 a year after George Osborne announced the end of the road for minor whiplash …