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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

With just one weekend to go before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept her party's nomination for president, WikiLeaks on Friday released almost 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members from January 2015 to May 2016 – leaving journalists scouring for …

Government

Analysis: What does the VP rollout tell us about Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In business and politics, Donald Trump likes to go with his gut. His selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as a running mate appears to be a lesson in what happens when he doesn't.<p>Trump introduced Pence as his No. 2 on Saturday, passing over candidates with whom he has a more …

Donald Trump
Venezuela

Solar plane readies to land in California after 3-day flight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world was preparing to land in California on Saturday night to complete a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 was flying in a holding pattern off the San Francisco coast on 70 percent of stored …

Solar Impulse

Sensationalistic LSD Findings In Perspective

Despite recent news coverage, the first acid brain scans fall short of explaining the most profound aspects of tripping<p>Last week, the scientific …

Consciousness

Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

Build green or don’t build at all. That’s the message behind a new San Francisco law effective in January 2017. By that date, all new buildings must …

San Francisco
Comic Books

13 Tell signs of a Narcissist that you should be aware of

Most people think a narcissist is simply someone egotistical and arrogant. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a narcissist, you know how painful it …

Self-help

Former US defense secretary describes the 2 main factors that led to the rise of ISIS

Gates, who is promoting his new book, "A Passion for Leadership," gave his take on US policy in the Middle East.<p>He said the Syrian civil war and the policies of Iraq's former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, contributed to the terrorist group flourishing in the region more so than the 2003 US …

Middle East

Bernie Sanders' stunning popularity is 'almost unheard of'

A CNN/WMUR poll released Tuesday found the insurgent Democratic presidential candidate beating his rival Hillary Clinton by 27 points among primary voters in New Hampshire.<p>The same poll showed that 91% of those voters held a favorable opinion of him, compared with the 65% who held a favorable view …

Middle-class

Solar energy jobs double in 5 years

Solar energy is having a moment.<p>The number of solar jobs in the U.S. has more than doubled in five years. In fact, there are more people working in solar now than at oil rigs and in gas fields.<p>The solar industry added 35,000 jobs in 2015, up 20% from the previous year, according to the Solar …

Solar Power

Here’s how badly Democrats have to screw up to lose the election

"Un­less you count on the Re­pub­lic­an getting Ron­ald Re­agan-like num­bers among whites, you're go­ing to have to be some­where in the mid-forties with Hispanics," Whit Ayres said, according to the National Journal.<p>Though somewhat shocking in its candor — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …

Republicans

Mobile internet is now just the internet

Smartphones are increasingly becoming the devices on which we access the web at home as well as on the move, meaning more power for Google and Apple<p>The Christmas holidays are the time of year when different generations of the family gather around the dinner table. So it’s a perfect opportunity for …

Mobile

There's a good reason why these kids freaked out when they got a Nintendo 64 on Christmas day in 1996

It's been nearly 20 years, but there isn't a better Christmas gift unwrapping video than this:<p>Those two kids are freaking out over the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's third major console released in 1996.<p>And their reaction was justified at the time. The Nintendo 64 was a major leap forward in the world of …

Retrogaming

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

Silk Road

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books
Political Science

Scientists Have Discovered Brain Networks Linked to Intelligence For The First Time

And we may even be able to manipulate them.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have identified clusters of genes in the brain that are believed to be …

Genetics

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in neuroscience today. It refers to techniques that use genetic modification of cells so they can be manipulated with light. The net result …

Neuroscience

At Least 14 Dead in California Shooting, Two Suspects Killed

At least 14 people were killed and two suspects were dead Wednesday after two people on a mission that authorities described as "possibly terrorism" barged into a holiday party in a California conference room and unleashed a bloodbath.<p>The shooters fled in a black SUV after the rampage at about 11 …

California

More than 1,000 mass shootings killing 1,300 people since Sandy Hook

In the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Vox published several graphics underscoring the breadth of gun violence in America.<p>The website also listed 11 facts about guns:<p>1. There's roughly one gun for every person in America<p>2. Gun crime is more prevalent in the U.S. than in other …

Guns

Amber Rudd: end to pursuit of green energy at all costs

Keeping the lights on is now top priority, energy secretary to say, as she warns that households face paying over the odds for energy for years to come due to poor value green subsidies handed out by her predecessors<p>Britain will no longer pursue green energy at all costs and will instead make …

Electrical Grid

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Biographies

Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to end federal ban on marijuana

Senator’s proposal would give states authority to legalize the drug without fear of federal crackdown, winning Sanders applause from activists<p>Vermont senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation on Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, removing the drug from the federal …

Cannabis

El Chapo Guzman Jalisco cartel

Graffiti showing a tattooed arm of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG). via Nexos<p>In documents given to Mexican legislators at the end of October, officials investigating the escape of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán revealed that Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) — one of …

Mexico
Freedom Caucus

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>. Justin Trudeau, Canada's Liberal Party leader, pledged to transform the country's policy on climate change</b> after Canada became the first nation, under defeated Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to pull out of the landmark Kyoto Protocol in 2011 and was labelled a "climate laggard" by …

Al-Qaeda