Jessica Lemay

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Critical thinking about science and jihadism

The notion that scientists are easy prey to jihadism is scurrilous because of the false assertion that scientific education is uncritical (Paul Vallely, Opinion, 4 December). Putting aside the issue of whether 18 British Muslims make up a reliable sample, it can be hypothesised that it is more …

Critical Thinking

The New Outbreak of Reverse Victimization

I can't sleep. I have been thinking about the recent outbreak of what I call "reverse victimization." This is a recent phenomena whereby white, mostly Christian, privileged Americans feel that they are being put upon when minorities and other diverse groups are afforded either equal rights or other …

Associated Press News

Ben Carson says California shootings end refugee debate

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Friday that this week's mass shooting in Southern California should end the …

Ben Carson

Scientists Support Research On Gene Editing Of Human Embryos

Edited embryos should not be used for pregnancy, they caution<p>Following a three-day summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the use of human gene editing, scientists and bioethicists from around the world urged basic research using these technologies to continue, but strongly cautioned that embryos …

Ted Cruz Isn't Crazy – He's Much Worse

Cruz knows exactly what he's doing<p>In no particular order, Texas senator and Republican presidential aspirant Ted Cruz has: said acts of Christian …

Republicans

The five stages of Republican candidate reactions after mass shootings

Mass shooting events in America happen at an alarming rate, with roughly one every day. When an attack hits the headlines, like the recent shootings in San Bernardino, California, and Colorado Springs, the prospective Republican candidates for president have a clear playbook.<p>Candidates' NRA …

Guns

Tea Making Robot Teforia Brews Up $5.1 Million In Seed Funding

Teforia, the startup that promises its machine makes the perfect cup of tea every time has pulled in $5.1 million in a deal to help it take on the brewed beverage technology space.<p>The company launched a rather successful pre-order campaign for what some would deem a pricey device. Teforia pulled in …

Hillary Clinton Gets a Question About Paula Jones

HOOKSETT, N.H.—The questions at Hillary Clinton’s campaign events are typically friendly, but on Thursday, she parried one about Paula Jones, whose sexual harassment suit against then-President Bill Clinton ultimately led to his impeachment.<p>The questioner asked Mrs. Clinton about what she said were …

Sexual Harassment

Why Trump's lead is deceiving

There's no question Trump is dominating at the polls, but there are plenty of reasons to doubt he's got the nomination sewn up.<p>Donald Trump has reached a new high in the polls, sending fresh shivers through the Republican establishment's spine, but those familiar with the nitty-gritty details of …

Government

This Machine Could Mean Never Running Out of Printer Paper Again

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Do Americans Prefer a "Democracy" or a "Republic"?

On December 1 Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton spoke about voting laws at an event recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She argued that "the right to vote is so fundamental to our democracy." One day later, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio …

Has a Global Gathering of Scientists Found Common Ground on Gene-Editing the Human Germline?

The study of biology often reveals the beauty of natural design and of natural processes. Certainly this is true of the way that bacteria and other organisms defend themselves against attack from viruses. These studies revealed the exquisite way that some bacteria chop up the DNA of invading …

As a Japanese Man Living in America, Gun Violence Is My New Reality

When I was growing up in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, I remember watching stories of American gun violence unfold on a television screen with confusion. Japanese news analysts and I had similar questions: Why do so many Americans have guns? What are they afraid of? If gun violence is such an issue, …

Why Don't Moderate Muslims Denounce Terrorism?

They do. But it doesn't make the news. Bad news, such as terrorist attacks, is news. Good news is not.<p>Immediately after the San Bernardino shootings, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, said, "The Muslim community stands shoulder to …

Why Compromising On Guns Is The Patriotic Thing to Do

My dad was a WWII combat veteran who fought in the Pacific, and when I graduated from high school, I joined the military, too. I grew up around guns, and Dad taught me how to handle firearms at an early age. We hunted together and I'll never forget a bit of wisdom he imparted to me. "If you need …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Space Travel

Smithsonian Seeking Space Fans to Retype Apollo Spacecraft Packing Lists

Are you a fan of the Apollo moon landings? Are you curious about all of the different types of items that the astronauts carried onboard their …

NASA unveils shiny new coat for its Orion spacecraft

Metallic coating will help keep Orion at a more constant temperature in space.<p>NASA on Thursday evening released conceptual images of its Orion …

Space Exploration

A NASA spacecraft captured a day in the life of Pluto and its largest moon

Experience a day in the life of a dwarf planet and its largest moon.<p>Two new images of Pluto and its biggest moon Charon show the two worlds through …

Tim Peake 'ready' for flight to International Space Station

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Space Exploration

How Space Travel Works Explained With The World's Simplest Video

There's a legend that the spacecraft needed to take Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 to the moon required less computing power than your average …

This Special Paint Will Help NASA's Next Spacecraft Stay Cool

NASA engineers are continuing to work out the details for Orion, the spacecraft that will take actual humans to the next frontiers of space. Among …

Spacecraft that will put Einstein to the test ready for lift-off

Listen up: the hunt is on for ripples in space-time. On 2 December, a spacecraft will blast off from the European Space Agency’s base in French …

Why Blue Origin's Rocket Landing Is Big News For Space Travel

Founder Jeff Bezos hails the historic moment as a "game changer" for space tourism.<p>Blue Origin’s New Shepard became the first fully reusable rocket when it successfully returned to its launchpad after liftoff, the space technology company announced Tuesday morning.<p>The space vehicle reached an …

Space Travel

Hypersonic rocket engine could revolutionize space flight

Oxfordshire-based Reaction Engines are developing a new aerospace engine class that combines both jet and rocket technologies. They call it the greatest advance in propulsion since the jet engine; potentially revolutionizing hypersonic flight and dramatically reducing the cost of space access.<p>The …

Aviation

NASA’s New Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Scientists at NASA and Johns Hopkins University are working on a space probe that will literally touch the surface of the sun. NASA’s Solar Probe Plus, which is currently being built, will cost $1.5 billion and will carry an array of sensors into the sun’s corona, where they will (hopefully) …