Jack D. Teague, Jr.

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A Chinese Casino Has Conquered a Piece of America

Dr. Marty Rohringer was ending a graveyard shift at the lone hospital on Saipan, the exceptionally remote U.S. island, when four Chinese men arrived …

Corruption

Trump Organization properties posted 144 H2-B visa job openings. Only one went to a US worker. - Vox

“America First” doesn’t seem to apply to the president’s own businesses.<p>President Donald Trump's businesses don’t seem too concerned about “America First."<p>A Vox analysis of hiring records for seasonal workers at three Trump properties in New York and Florida revealed thatonly one out of 144 jobs …

Immigration

A piece of Mars is going home

A chunk of Mars will soon be returning home.

Meteorites

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

Astrophysics

The EPA debunked Administrator Pruitt’s latest climate misinformation

Until Pruitt deleted the EPA climate webpages.<p>Last week, a Las Vegas news station interviewed Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. The interviewer brought up the topic of climate change, and virtually everything Pruitt said in response was wrong, and was often refuted on his own agency’s …

Climate Change

Teenagers are running for governor in Kansas. Adults are trying to stop them.

In a state where the youth voting rate is even worse than the dismal national average, more than half a dozen Kansas teens are running for statewide office in 2018 — a sort of viral movement against apathy that could, in theory, make a high school student governor.<p>Naturally, adults are trying to …

Government

Amazon warehouses don't lead to broad job growth in counties, study finds

When Amazon discloses its plans to build a new warehouse, the news release is predictable.<p>An Amazon executive cites the number of jobs that the …

Enterprise Tech

Tan Hadron and Tavia, from Chapter 15 of #ERB's A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS: "Behind us came the hunting men of U-Gor." This original piece, and illustration for Doubleday, was included in the 2015 Doc Dave Winiewicz auction of #Frazetta art #Barsoom #JohnCarter @frazettagirls https://t.co/Zw2fUCjNbc

4 ways Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan plan could shake up health care

<b>Video by Veuer</b><p>A budding alliance of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase could eventually deliver savings and better health care for …

Health Care

Ursula K. Le Guin, Best-Selling Science Fiction Author, Dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her …

Science Fiction

20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use

Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and …

Ecology
Donald Trump

A Loose Coalition Is Coming for Dan Patrick---And It's Not a Bunch of Democrats

A Loose Coalition Is Coming for Dan Patrick—And It’s Not a Bunch of Democrats<p>Educators and business groups are lining up to defeat some of the …

Tesla’s Giant South Australia Battery Had an Incredible First Month

Elon Musk's project has come to life.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Elon Musk, Power & Twitter<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by …

Lucy Fry on BRIGHT

Lucy Fry Spotlight - Last Call with Carson Daly (Interview)

Boulder considers suing fossil-fuel companies that emit greenhouse gases

Boulder is moving ahead in a partnership with a Washington, D.C.-based law firm and other communities in Colorado on the pursuit of legal action …

Clean Technology

SpaceX’s latest advantage? Blowing up its own rocket, automatically

SpaceX is known for its reusable rockets, but one under-appreciated technology it has pioneered is letting them self-destruct.<p>Orbital rockets capable of lifting heavy satellites into space are enormous and dangerous. Flying one from a launch site like Cape Canaveral traditionally requires an Air …

Space Travel

Diabetes Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice; Reduces Brain Plaque Buildup and Improves Memory

A new promising animal research suggested a drug originally developed to treat diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and brain degeneration in …

Science Says: Why there's a big chill in a warmer world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the U.S. is that upside down.<p>That's because the Arctic's deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail that traps the worst cold. It then meandered south to the central and eastern United …

Trump told friends at Mar-a-Lago 'you all just got a lot richer' after tax bill: report

"You all just got a lot richer," Trump said Friday at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, two friends at a table near the presidents told CBS News.<p>Last week, …

Bright Wiki

Welcome to Bright Wiki, an encyclopedia about Netflix's 2017 original movie, <i>Bright</i>. The Bright Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia that anyone, …

Lucy Fry’s Obsession With Elves Proved Useful for Her Role in ‘Bright’

“Thank God I’m obsessed with elves and a weirdo who loves Elvish,” says Lucy Fry. Who can say the same? When she was 10 years old, the Aussie actress …

Calendar Facts

Calendar Facts<p>Permanent link to this comic: https://xkcd.com/1930/<br>Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): …

Geek Humor

NMSU alumna receives 2017 For Women in Science Fellowship

NMSU alumna receives 2017 For Women in Science Fellowship <i> Date: 12/14/2017<br>Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu</i> <br>A New Mexico State …

Women in Science

Instagram

Seven Years

Becky Beaton, sister of fellow cartoonist Kate Beaton, has also been diagnosed with cancer. You can support her treatment here.

Geek Humor

Veterans Charity Raises Millions to Help Those Who’ve Served. But Telemarketers Are Pocketing Most of It.

The warning was prophetic.<p>Maurice Levite sat in a modest office in Falls Church, Virginia, about a decade ago, and cautioned his longtime friend, Brian Arthur Hampton, against continuing to use telemarketers to fund his small veterans charity.<p>With the help of his fundraisers-for-hire, Hampton had …

Conscience