Matthew Brooks

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How one of the strongest-looking Republican candidates collapsed in just 71 days

He was leading in early polls in key states. He wowed a crowd in Iowa with a boisterous speech in January, and ended up leading almost every public poll there for about five months.<p>He'd garnered the implicit support of the Koch brothers, two of the most important conservative donors.<p>And his bid was …

Government

Good news, earthlings: The planet Mercury probably won’t kill us

One day, Mercury could slam into Earth, obliterating all life on our planet. That’s a doomsday scenario scientists have said is a small but real …

Astronomy

What will Austin look like in 5 years? New report details rapid growth

Austin is toying with the title “boomtown,” and everyone is curious to know: Is the growth in Austin sustainable? LawnStarter recently released an …

Texas

Texas electricity goes negative: Wind power was so plentiful one night that producers paid the state to take it.

In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office …

Renewable Energy

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Most awkward moments in the GOP debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines. But the delivery didn't always play as well in practice as it might have in theory.<p>Trump's high-five/handshake moments with Bush, Carson<p>Jeb Bush offered up a slick reply to Donald …

Carly Fiorina

The Roomba 980 is iRobot's best robot vacuum yet

We have a ritual in my house. I bring home a random gadget, deposit it somewhere in my home and my wife asks me what it is, gives me side-eye and …

Fantasy Sports