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CA congressman will boycott Trump's inauguration

- A Democratic congressman representing the Westside and South Bay will boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump Friday, he said Saturday.<p>Rep. Ted …

Time to put the pressure on: 5 things you can do to resist Trump before Inauguration Day

Grab your phone, comfortable shoes and a few friends — it’s easy to get involved<p>With less than a week until Inauguration Day, many Americans have a busy schedule of crying, looking at slideshows of President Obama and perhaps building a fallout shelter. But much like George W. Bush reminded America …

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A new study just blew a hole in one of the strongest arguments against global warming

The oceans are warming up faster than we thought. While this is bad news for the planet, it's good news for climate change scientists who have — for the last two decades — puzzled over warming trends in ocean surface temperatures for nearly 20 years.<p>According to a big chunk of ocean surface …

Global Warming

An Earth-Sized Telescope Is About to 'See' a Black Hole for the First Time

Chile’s ALMA telescope array is supercharging the quest to image a black hole.<p>We were perched dizzyingly high in the Chilean Andes, ringed by a herd of sixty-six white giants. Through the broad windows of the low, nondescript building in which we stood, we could see massive white radio antennas …

Black Holes

Neuroscience: Millennials Need to Lay Off the Social Media (Here's Why) | Inc.com

In this age of ever-increasing technology, it's no secret that spending time on our screens is detrimental to our overall well-being. Being distracted by our electronic devices has already been shown to decrease our actual personal, face-to-face interaction with our peers, as well as contribute to …

Neuroscience

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

37 questions to help you select a major or career

What do you want to study? What do you want to do for your career?<p>If you could use some help exploring your options, you’re not alone. The higher education research group Ruffalo Noel Levitz reports that 78% of students want help selecting an educational program.<p>Fortunately, it’s easier to clarify …

College & University

If you want to earn more, work less

Studies show people who work less are more likely to get a raise or bonus than those who overwork. Mark Johanson reports on the downside of long working hours.<p>When Stuart Nomimizu relocated from Birmingham, England, to Tokyo his friends and family in the UK started to worry. Not only did they …

The Workplace

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at record high

WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school degree have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings …

Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Cheating On Emissions Rules

A day after Volkwagen's multibillion-dollar settlement over its use of software to dodge emissions rules, the government has accused Fiat Chrysler of similar tricks.<p>Fiat Chrysler installed software in its Jeep and Dodge models to cheat emissions rules, the Environmental Protection Agency said …

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

Black Holes

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities

Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation's 6.7 million children with disabilities, perhaps by requiring public schools to offer a special education program that will ensure they can make significant progress.<p>The case of a Colorado boy with …

Why Your Greatest Asset May Be Slowly Eroding (and How You Can Rebuild It) - Copyblogger

“Why are we sending this email to this list again?” Kim asked.<p>I was incredulous. “Umm, because we never sent it a first time,” I thought to …

Another Airline Is Offering $69 Flights to Europe

<i>This article previously appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.</i><p>Following an announcement by budget carrier Norwegian Air that $69 flights from the U.S. to …

Air Travel

What Leaders Can Learn From Countries With the Smartest Students in the World | Inc.com

Every three years, a half-million fifteen-year old students from around the world (72 countries) represent their fellow 29 million teenagers in taking a test known as the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).<p>No, the test doesn't measure levels of sarcasm or projected need for …

Education

An Ancient Toy Could Improve Health Care in the Developing World

One of the most important machines in modern medicine can now be made with little more than paper, string, and tape.<p>In 2013, on a visit to a Ugandan clinic, Manu Prakash noticed a small metal machine propping open a door. It was a centrifuge—a device that spins tubes of liquid at extremely high …

University of Cambridge

'Atmospheric rivers' weather phenomenon soaks California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii.<p>Here's a look at the weather phenomenon that has swelled the state's rivers, flooded vineyards, dumped snow and …

Weather

In Today’s Supreme Court Case, Freedom Of Speech Meets Your Wallet

Every time we buy something with our credit cards, whether at a high-end restaurant or a local bodega, merchants pay a percentage of the transaction …

Richard Thaler

The massive election-rigging scandal the media ignored

In 27 states, a program called the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck suppressed and purged minority votes<p>The election of 2016 may well have been stolen — or to use Donald Trump's oft-repeated phrase — "rigged," and nobody in the media seems willing to discuss it.<br>The rigging was a pretty …

Government

Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings

President Obama will address the nation for what's likely to be the last time Tuesday night. He says the prime-time address from his adopted hometown of Chicago will be a chance to celebrate the successes of the past eight years and to offer some thoughts on where the nation goes from here.<p>The …

Natural Gas

Bright Stars, Big Tech and Bigger Debt

Here are your morning reads.<p>Our Tuesday morning train reads:<p>It was another great year for investors who avoid hedge funds (Financial Times)<br>• The iPhone turns 10: a visual history of Apple’s most important product (the Verge); <i>see also</i> The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV (Stratechery)<br>• Another …

Wall Street

Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis to Testify Against Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Sen. Cory Booker is set to make history this week when he testifies before the Judiciary Committee against Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general in hearings that begin Tuesday morning.<p>Booker's office said Monday that the Senate historian had been unable to find any previous instance …

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