Heather Wilson

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President Trump's Common Sense Reform Of The Civil Service System Is Just The Start (Hopefully)

Last week President Trump issued three executive orders designed to reform the Civil Service System. The orders streamline the process of removing federal employees from service who are not performing up to standards, while at the same time giving them ample protections and opportunities for …

Civil Service

Putin praises Trump, says US political system eating itself

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin lavished praise on President Donald Trump, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. …

Russia

David Rockefeller’s Estate Sale May Hit $1 Billion

David Rockefeller kept a $90 million Picasso nude in his living room, wedged between windows that overlooked East 65th Street. For him, art was meant …

20,000 scientists give dire warning about the future in 'letter to humanity' – and the world is listening

A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.<p>The letter – which was first …

Four Reasons That Gary Cohn’s White House Resignation Is Different

Lots of people have left President Trump’s White House. Those departures never seemed likely to have a real impact on policy. Most of them didn’t …

Millennials' eating habits are wildly different from their parents' — and the food industry has to face urgent consequences

Millennials, the largest living generation, are poised this year to have more spending power than baby boomers, according to analysts at Bernstein.<p>And so, it's important to understand what they're buying, and how they're different from their parents.<p>"What was once an academic exercise (how will …

Fast Casual

How to cook a perfect steak using a skillet

You don't always need a grill to cook a perfect steak.<p>In the above video, Julie Van Rosendaal demonstrates to the <i>Calgary Eyeopener's</i> Angela Knight …

In the future, an AI may diagnose eye problems

Artificial intelligence could help diagnose blinding eye diseases and other illnesses, speeding up medical care in areas where specialists might be …

SpaceX is Getting Serious About Its Future BFR Launchpad to Mars

When SpaceX does begin sending people to Mars, the last part of Earth they see from the ground — perhaps ever if it’s a one-way trip — will likely be …

SpaceX is Days Away From a Major Milestone for the Falcon 9 Rocket

This Tuesday’s planned launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 from Kennedy Space Center will be a landmark for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. If everything goes according …

Family Tree Goes Back 11 Generations, Includes 13 Million People

Thirteen million people and 11 generations later, researchers have mapped out what may be the largest family tree to date.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And now to what's considered the largest family tree ever scientifically mapped - it stretches back five centuries and includes 13 million people …

Starwatch: spectacular line-up of three bright planets

Starwatch 05 Mar 2018 planetary alignment<p>Early risers may have already noticed the beautiful planetary alignment taking place in the south-east before dawn. The bright planets of Saturn, Mars and Jupiter are strung out in a line. Saturn sits in Sagittarius, Mars in Ophiuchus and Jupiter in Libra. …

Astronomy

Musk stepping down from OpenAI board to avoid conflict

Elon Musk will step down as chairman of OpenAI, the nonprofit artificial intelligence research company he co-founded two years ago, amid concerns of a possible conflict of interest.<p>Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, will depart the board but continue to "donate and advise the organization," the …

The Worst States to Retire In

"What's the best place to retire?" That's the question John Brady, president of TopRetirements.com, says they most often are asked. But, he says, the …

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

<b>Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said.</b><p>The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, …

A Pentagon budget like none before: $700 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest …

Military

From forgetting about debts to blow-job power – 9 women reveal what they love about sex

<b>In an attempt to make some sense of the whole messy business of sex, I wrote a probably award-winning blog on what men love about it.</b><p>Men do the do …

SpaceX's 'Falcon' feat may be just a prelude to the main event

Elon Musk looks forward to the Big F---ing Rocket that he says will take humans to the moon and Mars.<p>When SpaceX beamed images of a cherry-red Tesla Roadster orbiting Earth, commentators around the world hailed it as a brilliant viral ad for the company’s new Falcon Heavy rocket.<p>But that hot take …

Astronomers spot Elon Musk's cosmic Tesla flying in space

Thousands of people watched as SpaceX launched its Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday.<p>They looked on as the nose cone …

Immigration fight looks tougher after budget debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed …

Republicans

Gay US Olympians dig in on feud with vice president: 'Eat your heart out, Pence'

The first two openly gay male U.S. winter Olympians are doubling down on their feud with Vice President Pence over his record on LGBTQ …

LGBTQI

Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid and other benefits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration.<p>The …

Immigration

What is MS-13, the violent gang Trump vowed to target?

One of President Trump’s main goals in office is to combat the notoriously violent MS-13 gang.<p>The gang, responsible for dozens of gruesome deaths throughout the U.S., was designated a “priority” last year by the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Prosecutors are …

These Movies Are Way Kinkier Than Fifty Shades Freed

When <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> was published in 2011, you couldn't go more than a few feet without seeing someone reading it (or reading it behind another …

Movies

15 Gorgeous Clean-Eating Lunches That Will Keep You Full Until Dinner

If you’re trying to eat clean, you already know that lunchtime can be a little, um, boring. But it’s not all dry lettuce and grilled chicken—promise. …

Healthy Eating

How Elon Musk cleverly used the Starman to promote his car brand (Tesla)

An amazing moment in space and a genius advertisement: Yes, Elon Musk's ultra-cool cherry red Tesla convertible Roadster floating in orbit.<p>It’s an out-of-this world stunt that will stick for hundreds of millions of years (if all goes according to plan), and literally soar above the competition. …

Falcon Heavy

Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

Weird & Wild<p>From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.<p>More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.<p>From spiky penises …

Zoology

Elon Musk Explains Why SpaceX Prefers Smaller Rocket Engines - ExtremeTech

By on February 9, 2018 at 8:43 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The successful launch of SpaceX’s …

How to Use a Cover Letter to Land a Job Interview

Don't skimp on the effort when it comes to this important document.<p>Many job seekers treat cover letters as a necessary evil. They put some effort in, …

Newt Gingrich: SpaceX’s Falcon rocket is a tremendous step toward reasserting American leadership in space

The successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon powerful new rocket Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida was a tremendous step toward reasserting American leadership in space.<p>The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket launched in the U.S. since the Apollo missions – and the most powerful …