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Martin Luther King Was A Democratic Socialist

As we celebrate his birthday, it is easy to forget that Rev. Martin Luther King was a democratic socialist.<p>In 1964, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, he observed that the United States could learn much from Scandinavian "democratic socialism." He often talked about the need to confront …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

‘Conservative Wunderkind’ CJ Pearson Says He Plans to Work for Bernie Sanders: ‘Proud to Support Him’

He has boosted the campaigns of multiple Republican presidential candidates, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; now CJ Pearson has his sights set on joining a new presidential candidate — Democratic contender Sen. Bernie Sanders.<p>The 13-year-old viral YouTube sensation who …

Bernie Sanders Dropped the Hammer on Donald Trump Last Night

More of this, please.<p>Yes, you're used to xenophobic billionaires controlling the conversation, but, believe it or not, there are some people out there like Bernie Sanders who are more interested in having a rational discussion about climate change, the disappearing middle class, and corruption. …

Middle-class

Stephen Colbert — “Gollum expert” and Tolkien geek — just saved a Turkish man’s life with Lord of the Rings nerdery

“Freedom of speech is as imperishable as the Flame of Anor,” Colbert said<p>A man's life is at stake in Turkey all because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not a Lord of the Rings character) was insulted. Imagine a world where you couldn't insult political leaders.<p>But in the land that freedom of speech …

Q: How bad would it be if we accidentally made a black hole?

<b>Physicist</b>: Not too bad! Any black hole that humanity might ever create is very unlikely to harm anyone who doesn’t try to eat it.Black holes do two …

Heartbreaking numbers comparing how much money NASA spends vs. smokers

Sometimes it's well-meaning friends and family who say that that money is wasted, and would be better spent on solving problems here on Earth.<p>In fact, that's a whole cultural meme. You see it played out over and over in the comments section whenever mainstream media covers a space story.<p>While …

Bill Nye slams NASCAR in an epic take-down calling it the 'anti-NASA'

The super-fast cars zipping around the track is "exciting," Nye explains in his latest book, "Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World."<p>But the technology is "depressing," Nye writes because:<p>"Here I am trying to envision the smart, efficient transportation technology of tomorrow, and …

I Was In The Audience Of "The Late Show" When Colbert Broke The News About Paris

One of the fastest changes in mood I have ever experienced.<p>After an hour and a half of watching Stephen Colbert wear funny hats with John Cleese, pirouette around the stage to his house band during commercial breaks, and learn to step dance with Michael Flatley, Colbert emerged from backstage to …

A Guide to Ben Carson's Biggest Fictions, Misstatements, and Exaggerations

At tonight’s 358th GOP debate, Ben Carson is almost certainly going to be pushed to respond to the many, many, <i>many</i> claims of fabulism that have been …

Ultimate Trickster Ben Carson Claims He Was Named "Most Honest" Student in Yale Class That Didn't Exist

An infamous American myth, heralded by politicians for centuries, holds that George Washington, at the tender age of six, admitted his guilt by …

Mars mystery unravelled: NASA finds reason why Red Planet can\'t support life

Solar wind carrying charged particles from the sun may have triggered the thinning of Mars' atmosphere, eventually causing the Red Planet to lose its …

Stephen Hawking Was Right: NASA Saw Something Emerge From a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

There’s always been something acutely terrifying about the entire concept of a <b>black hole</b>. Stuff gets too close, and this giant space monster that no …

Black Holes

Nasa releases high-definition video of the sun

Space agency Nasa shares a high-definition video of the sun from its space-based solar observatory<p>Nasa has released close-up footage of the sun taken by the Solar Dynamics observatory.<p>The observatory orbits the sun and can capture images across 10 wavelengths of invisible ultraviolet …

Sanders Says He's Democrats' Best Bet On Issues — And Electability

It was late summer when America began to "feel the Bern," and Sen. Bernie Sanders, the beneficiary of that warm-weather bump, still sees himself as hot on the campaign trail to the White House.<p>Sanders sat down Wednesday with Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's <i>Morning Edition</i>, to review his own remarkably …

Today NASA Begins to Take New Astronaut Applications. Do You Qualify?

Do you want to be an astronaut? Of course you do. The real question is, do you have what it takes? You just might.<p>In preparation for an upcoming …

Colbert talks about a possible Russian attack on undersea internet cables.

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert spent a segment on the <i>Late Show</i> talking about recent reports that Russian ships and submarines have been congregating …

Germany Built a Machine That May Create 'Endless Energy,' and It Looks Totally Terrifying

13<p>SHARES<p>For nearly two decades, Germany's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics has been building a machine that will either revolutionize energy …

The water wars are coming: Civilization will never survive climate calamity

Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference<p>At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held. Officially known as the 21st …

500 Planets on One Exquisite Chart

NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p>NASA/ESA/HEIC/The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team …

Not Even Neil deGrasse Tyson Can Out-Nerd Stephen Colbert

They talk aliens and mysterious space structures.<p>Stephen Colbert has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things nerd. He is likely the foremost scholar on Tolkien–recall the time he named all of the Valar and their extend family off the top of his head. He actually saw <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> before …