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A Teeny Tiny Kitten Luxuriates in Her Human’s Hands While Being Washed In the Bathroom Sink

In 2015, a teeny tiny messy kitten named Clover laid back and luxuriated in Luna x Mars hands while the water from the bathroom tap flowed over her …

Kittens

Donald Trump acted like 'a drunk tourist' on Europe trip that led Angela Merkel to proclaim end of US alliance

Donald Trump was like a “drunk tourist” on his first trip abroad, which saw awkward handshakes with the French President, shoving the Prime Minister …

Donald Trump

Dead man lying

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>May 13, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>We’ve reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is …

We’re about to test out hacking the Earth’s climate. That should scare and inspire you.

With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening …

Particles

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Democratic Response To Trump's Address To Congress, Annotated

Following President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, the Democratic Party gave its response. Party leaders chose former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to do the honors this year.<p>Beshear, who left office in 2015, has a record of expanding access to affordable health …

Can Trump Survive Washington?

The Trumps may be re-making the nation’s capital in their image, but this town values power, not money. And it has seen many come and go before.<p>Lieutenant Colonel <b>Jason K. Fettig</b>, director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, raised his baton at precisely 9:43 a.m. on Friday morning, …

This Instagram account documents the adorable friendship between a dog and cat

If you need your daily dose of cute, look no further than the Instagram account Baronthegerman, which documents the adorable friendship of Baron the …

Cute

Clear and present danger: Maybe this is how democracy ends

<b>(AP/Carlos Osorio)</b><p>The frightening rise of authoritarian populism in the West is a very real thing<p>Mike Lofgren<p>January 12, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>The election of Donald Trump has triggered as much wonderment abroad as it has in the United States. David …

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

National Parks

This California–Made Camper Is All You Need to Get Your Adventures Going

At this point, everyone knows how much we love the outdoors. Whether it’s a cabin in the woods, a camping site, or a solid piece of gear, we’re drawn to all things adventure-bearing.<p>So, when we learned about Happier Camper and their handcrafted HC1 trailer, we had to know more. It all started when …

Obama trumps Trump and permanently bans Arctic drilling ahead of inauguration

The Obama administration announced a permanent ban on oil and gas drilling in most of the country's Arctic waters and parts of the Atlantic Ocean, a …

Oil & Gas Industry

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

The ethical guide to the Anthropocene

We humans have polluted our world into a new geological epoch<p>If you’re feeling unsettled by the Brexit/Trump future, consider this: since the 1950s humans have ramped up the pressure on the planet to such an extent that we have very likely propelled ourselves into a new geological epoch – the …

Giant Volcano Appears to Be Filled With Water

Investigating a strange electrical anomaly, geologists have discovered an enormous water reservoir beneath the now-dormant Uturunco volcano in the …

Affordable prefab cabin Dubldom now accepting U.S. pre-orders

Keeping it simple<p>One of the coolest, most affordable prefab homes we know is the DublDom series from Moscow-based firm Bio Architects, headed up by architect Ivan Ovchinnikov. The simple modern cabins range from a 280-square-foot studio (bathroom and kitchen, included) to a 1,400-square-foot …

Prefab Homes

Solar up, coal down: U.S. shakes up energy supply

Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017, amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas …

Hack Trump!

GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson has some good news and some bad news about Election Day. Either way, you should definitely vote.<p>Brace yourself. I hate to say all of this, especially so close to Halloween, but what happens after Election Day may be more terrifying than what came before it. Because …

Election Fraud

Ants have an exceptionally high-def sense of smell

Ants have four to five times more odor receptors than most other insects, a team of researchers has discovered.<p>The research team, led by Lawrence …

Presidential debate fact-check: Trump and Clinton's claims reviewed

<b>Donald Trump’s claims</b><p><b>Trump: “Our jobs are fleeing the country, they’re going to Mexico they’re going to many other countries … Hundreds of hundreds of companies are doing this.”</b><p>Trump is primarily talking about the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the long-term decline in manufacturing …

Climate models are accurately predicting ocean and global warming | John Abraham

A new study from my colleagues and I vindicates climate models, which are accurately predicting the rate of ocean heat accumulation<p>For those of us who are concerned about global warming, two of the most critical questions we ask are, “how fast is the Earth warming?” and “how much will it warm in …

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

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6 Big Questions the Game of Thrones Finale Needs to Answer

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How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

10 secrets to growing the tastiest tomatoes

Want to win this year's tomato games?<p>Then you might want to buy some more tomato plants.<p>You probably put in your tomato plants in April or May, and that's great.<p>Tomato plants do best in the hot, full sun, but their tender blossoms wither and drop when temperatures are consistently above 95 degrees. …

21 Things You Only Understand If Your Dog Is Part Of Your Family

Who cares if he's a little hairier than everyone else?

Pets

Scientists may have found world's oldest mechanical computer

When you're trying to fathom a mangled relic of very old hi-tech, it helps to have the manufacturer's instructions.<p>For over a century since its discovery in an ancient shipwreck, the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism — named after the southern Greek island off which it was found — was a …

Yes, he tried: what will Barack Obama's legacy be?

Obama was elected on a tidal wave of optimism, promising to heal America’s wounds. Did he deliver? Gary Younge looks back on an electrifying victory night in 2008 – and what came next<p>When Ohio fell on election night 2008, the President’s Lounge, a bar on the overwhelmingly black south side of …