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Democrats Can’t Accept the Trade Off of a Job-Killing Minimum Wage

Each side cherry picks facts, but the latest offender is the White House that won’t accept an estimate that its $10.10 proposal would cost jobs.<p>When …

Inhofe slams Obama for Benghazi 'lie'

Sen. Jim Inhofe accused President Barack Obama of telling an “outrageous lie” during a Sunday interview about the attack on a consulate in Benghazi and alleged the administration is orchestrating a cover-up that will eventually rival Watergate in scope.<p>The Senate’s top Republican on the Armed …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

How To Find Our Planet’s Twin

What exactly constitutes an Earth doppelganger?<p>To date, most known extrasolar planets are gas giants like Jupiter or Neptune. Lacking even a solid surface, they are worlds very unlike our own planet. As the search for other Earths continue, a true Earth twin must satisfy five characteristics.<p>1) …

James Webb Space Telescope

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Climate Change Could Melt the Winter Olympics

Among the other worries about the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi—terrorism, empty seats, Shaun White’s new haircut—is something even the czar …

Amid Egypt's uprising anniversary, US condemns violence, pledges Middle East support

The three-year anniversary of Egypt’s political uprising was marked this weekend with government-backed rallies and deadly anti-government protests, as the Obama administration vowed continued support toward stabilizing the Middle East and urged residents to move toward peace -- not violence.<p>The …

Obama to use speech to offer election-year agenda for Democrats | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may not say it in his State of the Union speech this week, but part of his underlying message will be: Please vote for Democrats in the November elections.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a reception with U.S. mayors at the White House in …

Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It?

Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?<p>On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged a …

The ‘Earth-Shattering’ News Rush Limbaugh Says the Media Ignored, but You Need to Know

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh expressed disgust, though not shock, that the mainstream media ignored an “earth-shattering” story out of Wisconsin that “should have caused a political earthquake.”<p>The state of Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is “rapidly falling” and the government’s budget …

Top Republican says EPA fraudster revelations 'first layer of a very big onion'

The top Republican on the Senate environment committee said Thursday that newly released transcripts showing an ex-EPA official discussing his widespread fraud against the government -- as well as a pet "project" to "modify" capitalism -- are likely "the first layer of a very big onion" at the …

Republicans condemn NSA 'dragnet' spying program | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party on Friday condemned the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance program as a dragnet that violates the privacy rights of Americans and urged lawmakers to put a stop to it.<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in …

America’s long-ignored economic fix: Paid leave

Compensation for time off isn’t just a moral imperative. Data reveal it boosts worker morale and reduces turnover<p>For all the pro-family rhetoric that dominates America's political discourse, U.S. law remains decidedly anti-family -- at least in comparison to peer countries. This is the world's only …

Holder: Timing of Gates memoir 'a mistake'

Attorney General Eric Holder waded into the controversy over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s new book Thursday, calling it “a mistake” for Gates to have published his recollections before President Barack Obama left the White House.<p>“It’s my view that it’s just not a good thing thing to …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

Meditation

‘Backdoor’ approach may stop deadly brain tumors - Futurity

Researchers have discovered a new way to block an enzyme that fuels the growth of glioblastoma, the most common and most fatal form of brain cancer.

Obama tells Germans spying won't damage relations

President Barack Obama told German television in an interview aired Saturday that he would not allow America's massive communications surveillance capability to damage relations with Germany and other close U.S. allies.<p>Obama made the pledge in a rare interview with Germany's ZDF television in an …

Krauthammer on Obama’s surveillance speech: ‘90 percent smoke and mirrors’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s speech on the administration’s review of government surveillance practices was all show and no substance.<p>“It was a terrific speech,” Krauthammer said. “It was 90 percent smoke and …

Obama bans spying on leaders of U.S. allies, scales back NSA program | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans’ phone data in a series of limited reforms triggered by Edward Snowden’s revelations.<p>In a major speech, Obama took steps …

Spacewatch: Wake-up time for Rosetta

After 31 months in deep-space hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft is due to awaken again at 10:00 GMT on Monday, 20 January. When its internal alarm goes off, the European Space Agency's mission will find itself close to the orbit of Jupiter and chasing inwards in the wake of Comet …

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

Western Australia

Hidden universe of fish biofluorescence revealed

Scientists discover hidden biofluorescent universe on coral reefs with the use of cameras equipped with special light filters.<p>Among vibrantly colored …

How Big is the Universe? How Small Are We in It?

What our present science understands about the size of the universe already shows us a vast and immense realm—yet it may still only be a tiny drop in …

Universe

Washington's Weed Legalization Could Be A Disaster For Medical Users, And They're Making A Last Stand

Their worst fears may already be coming true.<p>Initiative 502, a 2012 voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, came into effect on Jan. 1. While the law was purposely written in a way that steered clear of the medical marijuana system, it placed the State Liquor Control Board in charge of …

Cannabis

CES 2014: Scanadu's Real-Life Tricorder [Video]

Star Trek is real! It's real!<p>All this week, we'll be showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Here we have the Scanadu Scout. Check it out in this video to see how it is able to read your vital signs -- without ever having to touch you! …

CES

Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

Archaeology

No-Reserve 1956 Triumph TR2 Small-Mouth

This 1956 Triumph TR2 (chassis TS7841 L) has spent the past 25 years in the seller’s garage awaiting a restoration that never came. It’s said to have …