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This comedian swapped Donald Trump's policies with Hitler's — and supporters still agreed with them

His campaign has drawn relentless criticism. In an editorial in The Washington Post, a Harvard professor compared the surprise rise of the billionaire business mogul to Adolf Hitler seizing power in Germany.<p>"I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in …

Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin got their BE-3 rocket to the edge of space, then landed it without breaking anything.<p>Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, …

The future’s at stake: the left must show it could create an iPad | Zoe Williams

Innovation is seen as a product of individuals and free markets. But in fact it takes public money, cooperation, and key socialst principles. It’s an argument we have to win<p>John McDonnell last week promised “socialism, with an iPad”. His aim – you can practically sniff the air of the meeting in …

Quantum computers a step closer to reality after silicon coding breakthrough

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

The golden Pax vaporizer is what mainstream pot culture looks like

Pax was and still is the clear alternative. Though I must clarify here, Pax markets itself as a tobacco product. Anyway, for people who crave coolness as much as their next hit, Pax and its e-cig cousin Juul, are the more expensive, but markedly better-looking option. But as tends to happen with …

Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

420 Bern it<p>Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a Senate bill today that would legalize recreational marijuana use on a federal level, <i>The Hill</i> reports. This is the first Senate bill ever to propose completely legalizing recreational marijuana.<p>The Ending Federal Marijuana …

Mars mystery: 'Alien peering out of cave' found in NASA Red Planet picture

NASA•YouTubeIs this an alien peeking out of its lair?<p>The alleged shy "fish-faced alien" is just one of a string of so-called discoveries this week …

NASA Reveals That Antarctica Is Producing MORE Ice Than It Is Losing

A NASA study has revealed that despite everything, Antarctica is currently producing more ice than it is losing.<p>The analysis is the result of …

Space Travel

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Abandoned Buildings

It's Time to Talk About Saudi Arabia

In the House of Commons this past Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond made two announcements pertaining to Saudi Arabia that sounded like they came straight out of the ninth century. The first was that thanks to British diplomacy, Hammond did "not expect" that a young political …

Scientists are days from finding out if that mysterious star could actually harbor aliens

For the last week, Vakoch and his colleagues at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute have been pointing the ground-based Allen Telescope Array in California at the enigmatic star with one goal in mind.<p>"We're trying to rule out the hypothesis that maybe it's intelligence out …

Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the …

22 Things That Will Teach You Earth's Entire History In One Day

A Reminder That Carrie Fisher Was An O.G. Mental Health Hero

She spoke out against stigma for years.<p>Carrie Fisher was a total badass.<p>The actress spoke out on mental illness many times during her life ― something almost unheard of in Hollywood at the time she began sharing publicly.<p>She gave honest testimonies of the trials and triumphs of battling addiction …

The PC Movement Has Gone Too Far

My first week of college I made the mistake of using "you guys" to refer to a group of girls. Though I meant nothing by it, having used the phrase to refer to any combination of genders in a group, one girl scrunched up her nose as if she smelled something disgusting.<p>"I would really prefer you …

African-American News

Philadelphia building collapse: Contractor convicted of manslaughter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The contractor who oversaw demolition at the site of a deadly Philadelphia building collapse was convicted of manslaughter Monday.<p>A jury found Griffin Campbell guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, causing a catastrophe and aggravated assault for his role in the June …

We're learning more about the CIA 'cover-up' surrounding JFK's assassination

Just after noon on November 22, 1963, the US lost its 35th president to a bullet in Dallas.<p>The assassination of President John F. Kennedy spurred numerous conspiracy theories, many of which doubted whether sniper Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and asserting that the CIA was involved.<p>And now, a …

The Supreme Court could kill Tesla's plan to revolutionize the smart grid

On April 30, Tesla’s (TSLA) Elon Musk took the stage in California to introduce the company’s Powerwall battery energy storage system, which he hopes …

Elon Musk said when Tesla was founded, he thought the company would ‘most likely die’

"If you would have asked me at the beginning of Tesla if I would have thought that we would be here, I would have said 'no.' I thought we would most likely not succeed. I thought we would most likely die," Musk said in a recent interview with Marketplace.<p>Of course, there days Tesla can't seem to …

Tesla

How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called Islamic State have reportedly carried out yet another massacre against the tribe in Iraq called Albu …

Middle East

U.S. official: 'Psychological blow' in ISIS killing of Iranian general in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The death of a top Iranian military commander in Syria this week has dealt a "psychological blow" to elements backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a U.S. intelligence official.<p>The killing of a commander in the Revolutionary Guards Corps at the hands of ISIS also …

Researchers Grow Kidney, Intestine From Stem Cells

Health news<p>Two teams of researchers have grown rudimentary organs from stem cells — a primitive kidney and the beginnings of an intestine.<p>The two announcements show important progress in regenerative medicine and begin to answer one of the promises made by stem cell researchers — that powerful …

Stem Cells

The mysterious artificial intelligence company Elon Musk invested in is developing game-changing smart computers

Vicarious, the mysterious company that’s been funded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and actor Ashton Kutcher, wants …

You May Soon Be Able to Fly to Europe for Less Than $100

One-way tickets for $69? Sign us up.<p>You may not think of Norwegian Air when booking a trip to Europe, but that might change by 2017. According to NBC News, the budget airline is considering flying from U.S. airports with low fees.<p>The flights would go to small cities like Edinburgh and Bergen, …

A major breakthrough has given these Australian engineers everything they need to build a new generation of super-fast computers that would jeopardize the way we store personal information

Capable of easily cracking encryptions that would be impossible with the average classical computer, a quantum computer will not only revolutionize computing speed but also render most common-day encryption methods obsolete.<p>Now, a team of scientists at the The University of New South Wales (UNSW) …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

This insane Beijing traffic jam will make you thankful for your commute

China sure knows how to do insane traffic.<p>With millions of Chinese motorists taking to the road at the end of the country's week-long National Day …

China

Welcome to CITE: The city of the future where no one will ever live

A city being built in the desert of southern New Mexico has the potential to house 35,000 people, but no one will ever live there, CNN reports.<p>It’s …

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …