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EPA Head Says He Needs to Fly First Class Because People Are Mean to Him in Coach

(WASHINGTON) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer …

Scott Pruitt

Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research

In 2015, the top toxicologist for the state of Texas, Michael Honeycutt, was interviewed on Houston Public Radio. At the time, the Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for tighter limits on ozone, a type of air pollution that is hazardous for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases.<p>…

Pollution

‘A horrific, horrific day’: At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting

<i>Follow Thursday’s updates here: Florida school shooting suspect booked on 17 counts of ‘murder premeditated’</i><p>PARKLAND, Fla. — A heavily armed 19-year-old who had been expelled from a South Florida high school opened fire on campus shortly before classes let out Wednesday, killing 17 people while …

Robert Runcie

How the Republicans rigged Congress — new documents reveal an untold story

Exclusive: Insider documents unveil Republicans’ years-long scheme to gerrymander America and undermine democracy<p>Delegates to the 2009 Republican Legislative Campaign Committee’s national meeting stayed in style at The Hermitage, Nashville’s magnificent Beaux-Arts landmark and one of the most …

Government

Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Trapped in Amber

The 99-million-year-old animal is the most complete bird fossil yet known to science from the amber deposits of Myanmar.<p>The squashed remains of a small bird that lived 99 million years ago have been found encased in a cloudy slab of amber from Myanmar (Burma). While previous birds found in Burmese …

Paleontology

Stormy Daniels gave the weirdest interview ever last night

<b>(CNN) —</b> Porn star Stormy Daniels sat down with Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night to talk about -- or, more accurately, dance around -- why President Donald Trump's personal lawyer may have directed a $130,000 payment to her just before the 2016 election.<p>It was -- even by Daniels' standards -- weird.<p>Kimmel …

Stormy Daniels

Kathleen Hartnett White, Trump’s Environment Pick: Fossil Fuels Ended Slavery, CO2 Is Good for You

Trump’s nominee bombed her Senate hearing. But a Daily Beast investigation reveals years of blog posts promoting conspiracy theories, quack science, …

Climate

This Cabbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

Alleged Serial Killer Had a Young Man Tied to His Bed When Arrested, Cops Say

Toronto police believe Bruce McArthur killed five men and dumped their remains in planters at job sites where he worked as a landscaper.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Toronto police found a young man tied to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur’s bed when they arrested him, …

Crime

“People will get sick and die”: how Scott Pruitt is strangling the EPA

The unprecedented slowdown and rollbacks of policy at the Environmental Protection Agency.<p>The mandate of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and enforce environmental regulations.<p>Yet since he was confirmed last February, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has …

Scott Pruitt

An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

There are good reasons to be wary of impeachment talk. Congressional Republicans show zero interest, and they’re the ones in charge. Democrats, for their part, need to focus on retaking Congress, and railing about impeachment probably won’t help them win votes.<p>But let’s set aside realpolitik for a …

Donald Trump

Out of Control

Nixon’s excesses prompted Congress to reassert its own powers, but those changes eroded over time. Now, Trump is demonstrating anew all the dangers of unchecked executive authority.<p>The news that President Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller is one more moment of shock and awe in this period of …

Donald Trump

Private rocketeers snuck their own “star” into orbit, and it will be visible from earth

When Mike Melvill piloted the first private vehicle to reach space, he enjoyed a hidden bag of M&Ms in microgravity. Elon Musk put an enormous wheel of cheese in the first SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that took to orbit, inspired by Monty Python. And, when Rocket Lab’s Electron reached orbit for the …

Space Exploration
Donald Trump

Scientists Counted All The Protein Molecules in a Cell And The Answer Really Is 42

This is so perfect.<p>Biologists have served up the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.<p>That answer, as you may know, …

Biology

3 Korean-Inspired Recipes You Can Use for Dinner Every Day

Rachel Yang, the James Beard Award-nominated chef behind Seattle's Joule, Revel, and Trove restaurants, and Portland, Oregon's Revelry, is a force. …

Cooking

Evangelist Franklin Graham defends Trump against Stormy Daniels reports

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist preacher Billy Graham, spoke out in defense of President Trump’s "Christian values" on Saturday after reports surfaced earlier in the week alleging a prior romance between Trump and adult film actress Stormy Daniels.<p>Graham, CEO of the Billy Graham …

Donald Trump

NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony

NASA and the Department of Energy have just tested a small fission nuclear reactor named KRUSTY (Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology) in the …

Energy

Chrissy Teigen just shared an observation about Trump you won't be able to unread

Sometimes it's the simplest observations that are the best.<p>Chrissy Teigen, whose Twitter feed is now so famous it pretty much deserves its own show, …

Teens Are Eating Laundry Detergent Capsules in Another Insane Viral "Challenge"

Here's why that's obviously a terrible idea.<p>First, it was the "gallon challenge" and the "cinnamon challenge".<p>Then some teenagers started playing the …

Parenting

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump

Last night, at Sully’s Bar & Grill, which sits across the street from the Carrier Corporation’s furnace plant, on the west side of Indianapolis, and serves as the de-facto company bar, two of Carrier’s soon-to-be-laid-off longtime employees had a drink and talked about how they got there. Today, …

Donald Trump

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Trump orders 200,000 Salvadorans to leave U.S.

The Trump administration will end temporary legal immigration status for 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the U.S. for nearly two decades, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday.<p>Salvadorans who currently have temporary protected status (TPS) must return to their homeland by …

Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?

It is best not to diagnose the president from afar, which is why the federal government needs a system to evaluate him up close.<p>President Donald Trump’s decision to brag in a tweet about the size of his “nuclear button” compared with North Korea’s was widely condemned as bellicose and reckless. The …

Joe Biden

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Computer Science

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

You'll Need One Of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as consumers? Primarily that companies now control the …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

What We Learned From Trump’s Rambling New York Times Interview

President Trump has had a busy week of pretending he wasn’t golfing, but on Thursday he took a break to pontificate in the presence of a New York …

Donald Trump