Kyle Covington

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The Electoral College is Vital to Freedom and Peace

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) filed legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution abolishing the electoral college. She and many across the United States believe the president should be chosen by direct popular vote. This would be a huge mistake. The electoral college is vital …

Trump’s Data Team Saw a Different America—and They Were Right

Nobody saw it coming. Not the media. Certainly not Hillary Clinton. Not even Donald Trump’s team of data scientists, holed up in their San Antonio …

HIGH COURT: MPs WILL BE ABLE TO BLOCK BREXIT WITH AN ARTICLE 50 VOTE

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. London time, three of the country's most senior judges, including Lord Chief Justice John Thomas, ruled unanimously that May is legally required to pass an act of parliament before initiating Britain's formal withdrawal from the European Union.<p>A spokesperson for the …

Clinton's Attacks On Trump's Russia Ties Failed. Now What?

At the top of Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed is a pinned tweet that links to a Franklin Foer story in Slate magazine headlined “Was a Trump Server …

Don't Be Fooled: Hillarygate Probe Is Now a Formal Federal Criminal Investigation

At a minimum, it enables us to pierce the thick cloud of black ink and disinformation released over the weekend by Team Hillary and which is being …

James Comey - As seen through the Persuasion Filter

If you’re following the news, you know FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI found a bunch of emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.<p>Wait…hold …

Dilbert

Clinton's FBI investigation: What you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign was jolted when FBI Director James Comey delivered the ultimate October surprise.<p>Eleven days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey announced that the FBI had discovered additional emails and is reviewing them to see whether they are related to …

Government

Double Vision: At Trump, Clinton Rallies In Fla., Divergence Is Clear

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this week visited Florida, a vitally important battleground state, to fight the campaign's final rounds.<p>To get an up-close look, NPR went to Tampa for a Trump rally on Monday and the next day, went to one for Clinton in Broward County in South Florida. For each …

Is The Universe’s Expansion Accelerating? Probably Not, Researchers Say In New Study

The universe is expanding. And as it does so, it is also accelerating, such that every second, the speed at which space-time is expanding is faster …

4 of The Best Tech Courses You Can Take Online Right Now

Add a new skill to your resume.<p>The world is getting more technical, and the jobs of the future are increasingly going to require you to be able to …

Big Data

US made $1.7 billion transfer to Iran in foreign cash, Treasury says

The Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that a $1.7 billion transfer to Iran earlier this year was paid entirely in foreign hard currency.<p>An initial $400 million delivery was sent to Tehran Jan. 17, the same day Iran agreed to release four American prisoners. Congressional officials told the …

When DNA and medical tests disagree about breast cancer risk, which to believe?

It’s a dilemma more and more cancer patients will face as genetic testing becomes part of everyday health care: When a DNA test indicates low risk of a tumor spreading, but traditional tests show a high risk, which do you believe?<p>According to a large European study of 6,693 patients published on …

There's a real estate 'meltdown' happening in Houston

The complex was owned by a partnership of two giants: one of the world's largest developers, Hines, and the General Motors Pension Fund. They'd acquired it in the 1990s. In July 2012, they'd refinanced the first mortgage of $145 million with Northwestern Mutual.<p>Letting the lender deal with the …

Breakthrough lung cancer drug must be available on NHS, AstraZeneca says

A breakthrough lung cancer drug developed by UK scientists, which passed final clinical trials this week, might not be available on the NHS because it has been deemed too expensive by the drugs watchdog, it has emerged.<p>AstraZeneca’s experimental Tagrisso treatment passed final clinical trials on …

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

Scientists Have Created Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

Self-healing buildings.<p>Most people would admit that concrete's not the most exciting concept, but concrete with added bacteria that repairs itself …

Concrete

Poll: Libertarian Johnson tops Clinton among independents

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonWithout ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences If …

Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does

Trees, shrubs, grasses and algae have been using photosynthesis since time immemorial. To do this, they create the natural pigment chlorophyll in …

Natural Gas

Death Plunge Of Venus Spacecraft Reveals Surprisingly Cold Temperatures On The Hottest Planet

In December 2014, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express probe was purposefully sent to its death in the atmosphere of Venus at the end of …

Astronomy

Science shows these are the only kinds of bug spray that actually work

The virus is spread by aggressive mosquitoes that bite during the day, and in addition to wearing long sleeves and pants, or staying inside, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over two months old should use insect repellent in areas where mosquitoes are …

The universe is expanding faster than we thought

This week, astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the universe is expanding faster than previously thought—between 5 and 9 percent faster, to be precise.<p>This new number comes after the scientists, led by Adam Reiss, who won the Nobel prize in 2011 for finding …

NASA's Eyes: Eyes on Juno

After a journey of more than 5 years, the Juno spacecraft is ready for its detailed look at Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.<p>Using …

Families Isolated By Rare Genetic Conditions Find New Ways To Reach Out

Shortly after Milo Lorentzen was born, nurses whisked him away to the neonatal intensive care unit for low blood sugar and jaundice. An exam then found a cluster of irregularities, including a cleft palate and a hole in his heart.<p>The staff called in a geneticist, who issued a misdiagnosis — the …

Storytelling Establishes Credibility With Your Prospects

People are not robots. As such, loose, floating data without any kind of context or framework means very little to them. In the case of human beings, …

Small Business

The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’

There’s a counter-intuitive downside to collecting vast amounts of information about economics and human behaviour: it can mean we ignore the lessons of history.<p>You may be familiar with the statistic that 90% of the world’s data was created in the last few years. It’s true. One of the first …

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Luxembourg to Invest $227 Million in Asteroid Mining

On Friday, the tiny European nation of Luxembourg announced that it would open a 200 million Euro ($227M U.S.) fund to entice companies focused on …

The Shocking Secret About Static Types

The popularity of TypeScript has really exploded recently. I like TypeScript, and I like static types. I don’t use TypeScript, but as type systems …

JavaScript

This Two Lane Wide Chinese Bus is Either Brilliant or Insane

After several years in limbo, one of the most odd and ambitious attempts to address China’s urban pollution and congestion problems is showing signs …

Libertarians pick ticket, slam Trump

<b>Orlando, Florida (CNN) —</b> Libertarians on Sunday selected a presidential ticket headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who lit into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on immigration and a range of other issues.<p>At the party convention in Orlando, Florida, Johnson got his preferred …

How Long Would It Take to Fall Through The Earth?

You might not want to check this out for yourself, but do you know how long it would take for a person to fall through the Earth? Around 42 …

North Pole