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European satellite reveals motions of more than 1 billion stars and shape of the Milky Way

“It’s like waiting for Christmas,” said Vasily Belokurov, an astronomer at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom last week. Today, the …

Universe

Lies and Deception

At 4am on April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom executed a strike on Syria. The Syrian Free Press reported:<i>US Navy warships in</i> …

War

The 2019 Ram 1500's Interiors Were Inspired By Six Different Hammers

Much of the idea of pickup trucks being performatively macho and aimed at cowboys and construction workers is thanks to marketing, rather than how a …

FCA US

This is the Surface of a Comet

Back in 2014, the Rosetta spacecraft captured the world’s imagination by arriving at a comet and snapping the first-ever photos of a comet’s surface. …

Space

Watch Trump struggle to answer a simple question about Syria

President Donald Trump held a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday afternoon. Soon after the presser began, a reporter asked Trump about his musings on withdrawing US ground troops from Syria — a point he and Macron had discussed in private before.<p>Having watched …

Middle East

"Guns Don't Kill People, People Do" MYTH BUSTED FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER

Mr James Shaw is a true American Hero.<p>Mr James Shaw used his BARE HANDS to engage and overpower an active shooter in the Tennessee Waffle House …

Guns

Trump Didn’t Vet VA Pick, and Now Misconduct Claims May Derail His Confirmation

When President Trump announced in a tweet last month that he’d fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and intended to replace him with Rear …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Pee-Tape Alibi Is Falling Apart

Meanwhile, the president continues to bend over backward for his friends in mother Russia.<p>Here’s a riddle for you: more than a year into his presidency, why has <b>Donald Trump</b> continued to treat Russia with the sort of respect and deference that U.S. allies, <b>Barack Obama,</b> kneeling N.F.L. players, the …

Donald Trump

Kellyanne Conway's Double Standard

A CNN interview this weekend provided a case study in the mendacious ways this White House defends itself.<p>Kellyanne Conway has become a media legend for her snowblower method of dissimulation: scoop up everything and hurl it into the air, with no concern for where the stuff lands. So it was perhaps …

Donald Trump

Special Trump tax provision gives $17 billion break to millionaires, gov't report finds

The beneficiaries are those who claim the new "pass through" deduction of up to 20 percent in the Trump/GOP tax plan.<p>WASHINGTON — The wealthiest Americans will benefit the most from President Donald Trump's tax deduction for owners of "pass-through" businesses, according to a congressional report …

Finance

Master Your Wide-Angle Lens Photography

One of the best things about a wide-angle lens is that it allows you to get gorgeous, sweeping views of a landscape.<p>With other lenses, it's difficult …

Landscape Photography

The trillion-dollar coastal property bubble is ready to burst, per new study

Rising seas hit U.S. coastal property values: "A pricing signal from climate change."<p>The trillion-dollar coastal property bubble is ready to burst as …

Climate Change

Pulitzer-winning reporter: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”

<b>As Malcolm Nance and others have warned, Russia's interference in the 2016 election and likely infiltration of Trump's inner circle could be one of</b> …

Donald Trump

Lockheed says 'flow' battery will boost use of renewable power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp hopes to launch a new "flow" battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy, company officials said on Monday.<p>"You open up a chance not only to make renewables more marketable and more …

Clean Energy

Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He …

Donald Trump

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

This Twisted Squid Is Unlike Any We've Seen Before, And Scientists Are Excited

"What in the hell was that?"<p>Squids are some of the most uncanny ocean animals we see. They're twisty, and strange, and have cephalopod cunning. And …

Zoology

Introduction To Hand Lettering

Interested in hand lettering? Watch the Introduction to Hand Lettering video tutorial, to get started. Plus learn about the best paper and pens or …

Calligraphy

Parkinson's: Targeting new compound slows disease in rats

New research finds that acrolein, a byproduct of oxidative stress, is key in the progression of Parkinson's disease. Targeting the compound was found …

Medical Research

Astronomical Diagram. The earth and its atmosphere. Publishe

This image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence<p>Buy this image as a print<p>License this image for …

Astronomy

Get a Drone's-Eye View of the Large Hadron Collider

Researchers at Europe's CERN particle physics center send a camera-equipped drone above and through the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle-smasher. These shots focus on the ALICE detector, which recreates the conditions that existed just an instant after the Big Bang.

Physics

Dear leaders: You've failed your children on climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dear leaders,<p>You failed us.<p>It's your responsibility to protect the youth.<p>But when faced with the choice of fossil fuel money for your campaigns, or the wellbeing of your children, you pick fossil fuels.<p>Today is Earth Day. Please save your phony Earth Day tweets and Facebook posts, I don't …

Time I

In Response To Trump’s Protectionism, EU And Mexico Reach Agreement On New Free Trade Deal

The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on a new free trade deal, <i>Reuters</i> reported today. Both, Mexico and the EU, used to cultivate …

Economy

Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer cooperating with feds in Cohen probe

The lawyer who negotiated payouts in 2016 for porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep quiet about alleged affairs with …

Donald Trump

Did Trump stay overnight in Russia in 2013? Evidence points to yes

Contemporaneous reports cast doubt on claims recounted in James Comey's memos.<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he didn’t stay in Russia overnight during his 2013 visit to the country — part of his explanation for why the salacious allegations from the …

Donald Trump

The Ocean Cleanup is about to send a giant plastic collector to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an alarming rate — and it’s already three times the size of France. Fortunately, help is on the way: …

Pollution

New 'exploding ant' species puts on a gory, goo-filled show

A new kind of exploding ant found in Borneo will simultaneously fascinate you and gross you out with its toxic self-sacrifice.<p>Nature has invented some wonky defense mechanisms, but ants that explode raise the concept to a new level of horror. A type of tree-dwelling ant found in Borneo has a class …

Nature

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.<p>The complaint, filed in federal …

Donald Trump

This Company will Sell You a Brand New 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

A Boss 302 and Mach 1 are also available<p>If you walk into a Ford dealer today, you can pick up a 2018 Mustang GT that makes 460 hp, hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and includes an optional magnetic suspension for less than $45,000. It will be comfortable and refined enough to take on a road trip, while …

Sports Cars

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Biology