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Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise as a Reluctant Health-Care Crusader

Back during the George W. Bush Administration, when Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” was being heralded, and in some corners derided, as the place where “young people got their news,” Stewart himself would always bristle. If that were true, he’d joke, then the country was <i>really</i> screwed. Behind the joke …

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users with offensive terms like “Jew hater,” Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s chief operating officer, apologized and vowed that the company would adjust its ad-buying tools to prevent similar problems in the …

New research may explain the origin of complex life on Earth

Simply Complex<p>Life remains one of the greatest and most beautiful mysteries of the universe. For one, it continues to baffle scientists that we only …

Trump: I dropped Arpaio pardon during Harvey because of ratings

President Donald Trump hit former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for their pardons and commutations, while defending his own controversial pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — including the decision to drop the news as Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on Texas.<p>“A lot of …

Donald Trump

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Stanford’s surprise discovery may lead to new breakthrough metamaterials

If comics have taught us anything, it is that the best advances are ones that happen by accident. That sums up a serendipitous discovery by …

Engineering

The Political Theology Of Trumpian Evangelicalism

God sides with the powerful.<p>Even as the disgraces, crassness, and affronts to human dignity increase almost daily in the Trump administration, many evangelical Christians continue to stand beside this regime. Although the words and actions of Trump’s government seem antithetical to Christian …

Lawrence: How Trump finally went too far,...

Time and again, Republicans gave Donald Trump a pass on his extreme policies and bad behavior. So what’s the one move that has finally turned the GOP …

Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

<b>Updated at 2:00 p.m. ET</b><p>"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said in a statement prior to his closed-door meeting Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.<p>Speaking …

Trump Barrels Down a Road of No Return

Will Republicans apply the brakes before it's too late?<p>The Wall Street Journal editorial page, hardly a left-wing Donald Trump critic, called on the president to adopt a new strategy on the Russia probe: "radical transparency."<p>Specifically, Trump, family members, campaign operatives and business …

Donald Trump

Sam Harris on the Illusion of Free Will

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Ordered by court to disclose his Russia contacts, Sessions releases blank sheet of paper

What’s he hiding?<p>In response to a court order directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to disclose the part of his security clearance form detailing …

Donald Trump

REVEALED IN BIBLE WHY DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump

Gamma-Ray Bursts Are The Deadliest Things In The Universe

The universe is full of stuff that can kill you. At the top of that deadly list? Gamma-ray bursts, which explode with the energy of a hundred …

Astrophysics

Discovery of a young, dead galaxy creates a huge puzzle for astronomers

At just 3 billion years old, this galaxy should be blue and full of new, young stars. Instead, it’s already out of fuel. What gives?<p><i>“This new insight</i> …

Trump moves to dismiss lawsuit from woman who accused him of assault

She brought a defamation lawsuit against him that Trump’s lawyers are trying to get thrown out.<p>Lawyers representing President Donald Trump are urging …

Donald Trump

How humans (maybe) domesticated themselves

Prior to taming other species, humans selected for more docile traits among fellow Homo sapiens, a slew of recent studies suggest.

People Are Sharing This Australian Journalist’s Brutal Takedown Of Trump’s Foreign Policy

"He was an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure at this gathering."<p>Chris Uhlmann, the political editor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), has been in Hamburg, Germany, covering the Group of 20 nations conference over the past few days.<p>On Sunday morning Australia time, he delivered a set …

Trump Proposes Sending A Man “To Infinity And Beyond” In His First Term

In a rousing call for the continued exploration of space, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday reactivating the National Space …

Harnessing the sun's gravity could give us interstellar video streaming

Last year, the Russian billionaire Yuri Milner committed to spending $100 million on “Breakthrough Starshot,” a massive engineering project with the …

Universe

Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher

Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr. is turning in his resignation on Thursday.<p>The move follows months of clashes with the White House over issues such as President Trump's refusal to divest his businesses and the administration's delay in disclosing ethics waivers for …

Donald Trump

California's governor is ramping up his battle with Trump by inviting 'the whole world' to a climate summit

According to The New York Times, Brown plans to issue a global invitation via a video address at a festival in Hamburg, Germany. A preview of the video was obtained by the Times.<p>"Look, it's up to you and it's up to me and tens of millions of other people to get it together to roll back the forces …

Mauricio Macri

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045

Kurzweil’s Predictions<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, is a well-known futurist with a high-hitting track record for accurate …

Republican Congressman uses Nazi death camp as backdrop for political video

Politicizing a space where around 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were exterminated.<p>A Louisiana Republican is taking heat for using a Nazi …

Sebastian Gorka

SpaceX scrubs Sunday launch attempt, will likely try again Monday | Ars Technica

After this mission, no launches are planned from Florida for another month.<p><b>7:45pm ET (00:45am UK) Sunday update</b>: The weather cooperated just fine on …

Christian Pastor: “No One Is Gay”

June 28, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>At a conference earlier this month hosted by Ligonier Ministries in Los Angeles, <b>Pastor John MacArthur</b> responded to a …

LGBTQ

Here's what we know about the Senate GOP health care bill

<i>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K.Y., seen speaking to reporters on Tuesday, is set to release a draft of the Senate's version of the</i> …

John Barrasso