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A San Francisco startup 3D printed a whole house in 24 hours

San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor built a whole house in a Russian town within 24 hours. It didn't repair an existing home or use prefabricated parts to make that happen -- the secret lies in 3D printing. The company used a mobile 3D printer to print out the house's concrete walls, partitions …

It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump

People have lost their sense of security, status and even identity. This result is the scream of an America desperate for radical change<p>Trump to meet Obama at White House on Thursday – live updates Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will …

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Ingestible Tiny Robots Can Now Save Your Life

Scientists make robots in all sizes, but did you know some are so small we can ingest them? Just how small can robots get?<p>"Take two robots and call …

Reprogramming gut bacteria as “living therapeutics” - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

An MIT spinout, Synlogic, is aiming to create a new class of medicines, by re-programming bacteria found in the gut as “living therapeutics.” Based …

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Hello, I'm an Indiana State Delegate for the Democratic Party, as well as District Two Chair of Indiana Young Democrats. I'm frankly concerned with …

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The Brain

A Friday Night Kinda Pink - Houndmouth at MMH

New Albany, Indiana’s Houndmouth began their 2016 Spring Tour in our hometown of Lexington, Ky. The band took the stage at Manchester Music Hall on a …

Graham Nash: 'Bernie Sanders Is One of Us'

"I must tell you that Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, even Hillary Clinton – they're not one of us," musician says in new video<p>Even though …

This is your Republican Party: The establishment is as racist as Donald Trump — and created him

Enough with the nonsense about a horrified GOP establishment. Trump, and horror like this, is entirely their doing<p>On Super Tuesday, Donald Trump continued to lock in his chokehold on the Republican Party. He won seven of the 11 Republican 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses. Trump now has 302 …

Government

How to store solar energy by heating up rust - Futurity

The discovery that metal oxide solar cells grow more efficient when they heat up could make large-scale solar power storage a reality.

Bill O'Reilly vows to flee to Ireland if Bernie Sanders wins

Progressive Pundits' Panic: Sanders Actually Means It!

For the past several weeks, big guns from Hillary Clinton's policy-wonk hit squad have been firing away at Bernie Sanders' proposals for faster, fairer growth. Promoting themselves as defenders of "responsible arithmetic," four former chief economic advisers to Clinton and Obama published an open …

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Researchers want to grow human tendons on an incredibly advanced robotic hand

That alone is enough to improve the motion capabilities in prosthetics in a way that has never been seen before. But the researchers plan on taking the project even farther by growing human tendon and tissue on the robot hand.<p>That would mean people could have an <i>entirely new hand</i>, human skin and …

Robotics

Why is the moon nameless? US man launches petition to change it

An online campaign is gathering signatures and momentum in order to rename the moon.<p>Tad Henderson from Salt Lake City, Utah, is leading the campaign on Change.org called “Name the Moon.” Henderson told The Salt Lake City Tribune that driving home one night it occurred to him that it was “dumb that …

Salt Lake City

Climate experts urge leading scientists' association: reject Exxon sponsorship

James Hansen, Michael Mann and Kerry Emanuel among more than 100 researchers voicing concern over firm’s ‘complicity in climate denial’<p>Leading researchers have called on the world’s largest association of Earth and space scientists to reject sponsorship from ExxonMobil, because of the oil company’s …

Climate

German scientists to conduct nuclear fusion experiment

Scientists in Germany are poised to conduct a nuclear fusion experiment they hope will advance the quest for a clean and safe form of nuclear power.<p>In a test expected to be attended by Angela Merkel, the chancellor, researchers will inject a tiny amount of hydrogen into a special device and heat it …

Nuclear Energy

Bernie Sanders Is a Once in a Lifetime Presidential Candidate. The Time Is Now.

In a world of American media displaying never-ending coverage of ISIS beheadings, how many politicians say "I'll be damned" if Americans lead the fight against ISIS?<p>Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to win the Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.<p>While Hillary …

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The starship Enterprise is in the shop for repairs

Captain's log.<p>Star date: January 31, 2016.<p>After 50 years of imaginary, inter-galactic service, and epic flights of science fiction, the starship Enterprise, NCC-1701, lies in pieces on a table at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.<p>X-rays of its insides hang …

Critcl | A Pest Control Website To Help You Get Rid of Critters At Home

Did you know that there are over 3,500 species of cockroaches in the world? While that was a fact that you probably didn’t want to know, you can rest …

Two irrational responses to climate change: Witch hunts and denial

In late August 1589, a dozen of the fittest ships in the Danish fleet set across a tempestuous North Sea to carry a 14-year-old princess bride to her new husband and new home. King James VI of Scotland had seen Anna of Denmark only in a miniature portrait before arranging a marriage by proxy in her …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

Pollution

Blue Origin beats SpaceX to re-launching a reusable rocket

A reusable rocket has finally been reused<p>Blue Origin just launched and landed its suborbital rocket New Shepard — the same vehicle the company flew and then landed in November. The booster reached a maximum altitude of 333,582 feet, or 63 miles, above the Earth's surface, before landing gently back …

Space Travel

Frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil is healthier than boiling them and prevents cancer, research shows

Vegetables fried in the oil increased in their anti-oxidant capacity and chemicals which prevent long-term diseases<p>Frying vegetables is healthier than boiling them and the way we perceive healthy cooking is about to be majorly re-shaped, a study by a Spanish university has shown.<p>It is often thought …

Five planets align: how to see this spectacular celestial show

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible together in the night sky for the first time since 2005<p>Keen astronomers still have time to see five planets in the night sky, in a rare alignment which has not happened for more than a decade.<p>For the first time since 2005, Mercury, Venus, Mars, …

Dark Money review: Nazi oil, the Koch brothers and a rightwing revolution

New Yorker writer Jane Mayer examines the origins, rise and dominance of a billionaire class to whom money is no object when it comes to buying power<p>Lots of American industrialists have skeletons in the family closet. Charles and David Koch, however, are in a league of their own.<p>The father of these …

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Can SpaceX land a rocket on a barge off California?

Elon Musk’s ambitions to corner the space cargo market via reusable rockets will stand a crucial test Sunday morning, when SpaceX engineers will attempt to guide a Falcon 9 rocket back to a ship off the Southern California coast.<p>Neither of the two previous attempts to stick a sea landing has …

By now, the question isn't whether or not you have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but rather <i>how many times</i> you've seen Star Wars: The Force …

Star Wars

How To Carve a Gorgeous Wooden X-Wing

Use your lathe and a block of maple to bring a beautiful starfighter to life.<p>Now anyone with a few bucks can buy an X-Wing model drone. But if you want to show that your woodworking skills are strong with The Force, then build your own. This one is made from carved from a block of maple burl with …