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Women Line Up to Run for Office, Harnessing Their Outrage at Trump

LEESBURG, Va. — For Wendy Gooditis, a Northern Virginia real estate agent, the crystallizing moment in her decision to run for office was when she heard her state delegate suggest that he had fought gerrymandering in Virginia when his record said otherwise.<p>For Mai-Khanh Tran, a pediatrician in …

Affordable Care Act

The GOP's $10,000 cap on property tax deductions and how it affects one congressional district

<i>“According to data direct from the IRS, allowing property tax deductions up to $10,000 — which I fought for and won — will cover nearly every taxpayer in the Third Congressional District.”</i> <b><br>— Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), in an opinion article, Nov. 18, 2017</b><p>A key feature of the House and Senate tax …

Retirement

Elon Musk Isn’t Joking About Sending a Tesla to Mars

Elon Musk fully intends to put a red sports car made by a company that he runs into an enormous rocket ship made by another company that he runs and …

Trump announces plan to shrink national monuments created by Clinton, Obama

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is announcing plans to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, responding to what he has condemned …

Chuck Grassley Says Working Class People Don't Deserve Tax Cuts Because They Spend Their Money On Booze And Women

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) suggested that rich people deserve tax cuts more than working class people because working class people spend all of their …

Supermoon will be visible for the only time in 2017

Supermoon

Giving succour to the far right, Trump breaks with American ideals

<b>One of my cherished possessions, which I cart with me around the world, is a tattered paperback copy of the Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches.</b><p>On the front cover, John F Kennedy stands gripping a lectern, in full flow; on the back, Martin Luther King raises a hand before the crowd at the …

Donald Trump

Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries

Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump's campaign plane that staffers can't hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump's pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to ­expletive-filled tirades in which they get …

Donald Trump

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

This Surreal Shot of Jupiter’s Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s an otherworldly distraction to keep our …

Voyager 1's Back Thrusters Just Fired Up for the First Time in 37 Years

Imagine trying to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades—and the car is 13 billion miles away. That's what NASA attempted to do this …

I Will Not Be Put in a Box: I Am Not What I Do, Own, Think, or Feel

<b>“All that I seek is already in me. “ ~Louise Hay</b><p>My world collapsed the day I became unemployed. After a successful thirteen-year career in a …

Former SETI director Jill Tarter: ‘An alien signal isn’t coming to the US, it’s coming to planet Earth’

For almost three decades, Jill Tarter was the person most likely to know if we’d made contact with an alien civilisation. As director of SETI from …

Will Alpine villages really pay you to move there?

<b>What could be more enticing than a new life in a scenic Alpine village, all cowbells and ski runs and fondue with a view?</b><p>Well, someone could pay you to live there.<p>The idea sounds absurd in countries where averagely-paid folk struggle for years to save a house deposit. But despite that, such …

Trails

RemoveDebris: Space junk mission prepares for launch

<b>A mission that will test different methods to clean up space junk is getting ready for launch.</b><p>The RemoveDebris spacecraft will attempt to snare a small satellite with a net and test whether a harpoon is an effective garbage grabber.<p>The probe has been assembled in Surrey and will soon be packed up …

Space Exploration

Breakthrough in coral restoration, say researchers

Coral is growing on the Great Barrier Reef after first being grown in tanks, say researchers.<p>Sperm and eggs were taken from the wild to grow larvae which was then delivered to damaged areas of reef.

Great Barrier Reef

Why are left-handers treated as outsiders? It’s just not right

The news that left-handers excel at some sports but not others confirmed my thoughts that the 10% of people that make up us southpaws are used to punching above our weight. A study published in the journal Biology Letters concludes that being left-handed is an advantage in sports where time …

Table Tennis

Understand the Different Types of Studio Lights and How They Work Together With This Great Video

When you're first starting out with artificial lighting, it can feel a bit like trying to speak French in Russian. In between the modifiers, the …

Why America's drinking water crisis goes beyond Flint

While Flint made headlines two years ago when 12 people died due to high lead levels in the city's water, more than 1,000 water systems across the US have drinking water that fails safety standards for lead.<p>For the BBC's America First? series the BBC's Aleem Maqbool is exploring health and social …

Water

Meteorologist warns collapse of two Antarctic glaciers could flood every coastal city on Earth

Two of Antarctica’s glaciers are holding our civilization hostage, meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote in a piece for Grist. Pine Island and Thwaites …

Bear walks into a liquor shop

Roger Thibodeau, the owner of Liquor Barrel in Alaska, chased a bear who had wandered into his shop.

Liquor

Bears cause a stir in the middle of a Slovakian town

Bears

Flies more germ-laden than suspected

<b>Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected.</b><p>The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis.<p>Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning and pneumonia.<p>Flies can spread …

Microbiology

El Salvador ruling: What is temporary protected status?

The Trump administration is cancelling permits allowing nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador to live and work in the US. They must leave the country by 2019 or face deportation.<p>The humanitarian programme, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), was granted after a series of earthquakes rocked the …

Immigration

Melted Nuclear Core at Fukushima Finally Discovered by Robot After 6 Years

Well done!<p>On March 11, 2011, the tsunami caused by the Tōhoku earthquake prompted a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in …

Uh, This Flat Earther's Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable

61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with …

Space Exploration

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

Trump blasts 'ungrateful' dad of UCLA player released by police

<b>A debate is taking place on social media over whether the father of a basketball player detained in China should acknowledge the US president's efforts in his son's release.</b><p>Days after three US athletes were released from detention in China on shoplifting charges, Donald Trump has lashed out at the …

Donald Trump

The firm that can 3D print human body parts

<b>Erik Gatenholm grins widely as he presses the start button on a 3D printer, instructing it to print a life-size human nose.</b><p>It sparks a frenzied 30-minute burst of energy from the printer, as its thin metal needle buzzes around a Petri dish, distributing light blue ink in a carefully programmed …

3D Printing

Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life

<b>Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.</b><p>The properties of this newly discovered planet - called Ross 128 b - make it a prime target in the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.<p>At just 11 light-years away, it's the second closest exoplanet of …

Universe