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A 20% Mexico tariff would pay for the wall. But it would hurt Americans

The Trump administration floated the idea of using a 20% tax on goods imported from Mexico to pay for the wall.<p>The math works. The U.S. imported $303 billion from Mexico in 2015 and 20% of that is about $60 billion -- more than enough to pay for President Trump's wall on the border.<p>But it's not …

Scientists keep the Doomsday Clock at the closest it’s been to midnight since the Cold War

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has announced that it is not moving the minute hand of its “Doomsday Clock” any closer to midnight.<p>While it’s nice knowing the prospects for the continuation of humanity are no worse than they’ve recently been, we also aren’t any safer. The keepers of the clock say …

Cold War

In pitiful animal die-offs across the globe — from antelopes to bees to seabirds — climate change may be culprit

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On the chilly shores of Alaska’s Prince William Sound, tens of thousands of battered bird carcasses are washing up. The birds, all members of a species known as the common murre, appear to have starved to death, wildlife …

Global Warming

National Guard called in to hand out water in Flint, Mich.

By Mark Guarino<p>FLINT, Mich. — Responding to calls that his administration has not done enough to help this city and its lead-poisoned water supply, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) dispatched his state’s National Guard on Tuesday to help distribute clean water.<p>More than 30 National Guard troops are …


California gas leak is emitting 4.5 million cars' worth of pollution every day

An ongoing natural gas leak at a storage facility in Aliso Canyon, California, has poured so much methane gas into the atmosphere since the leak …

Oil & Gas Industry

Gel-filled touchscreen creates real buttons on demand

There's just something about the feeling of physical keys that haptic feedback simply can't replicate on touchscreens. It's part of the reason people buy keyboard accessories for tablets, or Ryan Seacrest's strange iPhone case. It's also inspired some to try to figure out a happy medium between the …

3D Printed Fish Can Detect And Remove Toxins From Liquid

And could one day become medicine that you swallow<p>We all know that eating fish is good for your health, but what about fish shaped robots?<p>In a study published this month in <i>Advanced Materials</i>, researchers from UC San Diego announced that they'd figured out a way to 3D print tiny microrobots in the …

Hackers are exploiting an OS X flaw to install unwanted adware

A security flaw in an operating system is dangerous, but a security flaw that's being actively exploited in the wild, and for which there is no …


The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

Speed Of Light

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The Vermilion Cliffs At Twilight

Located in Arizona and Utah, the silt-deposit dunes that compose the Vermilion Cliffs are gorgeous in their own right, but especially so at night.

National Parks

Can Marijuana Cure Epilepsy?

Marijuana isn't just for looking cool in your freshman dorm anymore--it’s also a viable medical treatment for disorders like epilepsy.<p>Source: Last …

What We Love This Week, Volume XCVI

Source: The Atlantic<p>Japan’s Booming Death Industry<p>With the highest proportion of elderly citizens in the world, death appears to be an emerging …

The Circles


11/14/14 5:00 p.m. Looking north. #nytimes #officeromance

America’s public lands, like #Yosemite #NationalPark in California (pictured here), are some of the best places for stargazing. Joseph Taylor (@joe__taylor) captured this stunner of the endless #MilkyWay galaxy floating above the granite monoliths -- Washington Column and #HalfDome