Mellissa Foster

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Republicans’ hopes for an Obama scandal crash and burn

Everything Rep. Darrell Issa knows about impeachment he learned from Wikipedia.<p>At Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing to consider the impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, Issa, the California Republican and dogged investigator of the Obama administration, …

Former 9/11 commission member calls for release of 28 pages in report

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former member of the 9/11 Commission called Tuesday for the public release of 28 classified pages pertaining to the attacks.<p>"I am strongly in favor of declassifying this information as quickly as possible," Tim Roemer told a House committee. "The 9/11 families deserve it, the …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

These Maps Show The Surprising Places A Straight Line Across The Ocean From You

If you stand on a California beach and look out at the ocean–imagining where you’d end up if you travel long enough in a straight line–you might guess Japan.<p>That’s what a simplified map showing what’s across the ocean indicated a few years ago; by latitude, the two places line up. But if you …

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

PUMPKIN @ Boogaloo 2015

Recipes

Researcher Links Mass Extinctions to ‘Planet X’

Periodic mass extinctions on Earth, as indicated in the global fossil record, could be linked to a suspected ninth planet, according to research …

More States Are Investigating Whether Exxon Misled the Public About Climate Change

The top attorneys from Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands said on Tuesday they will investigate whether Exxon Mobil Corp misled investors and …

Rare medieval tiled floor goes on show at Cleeve Abbey in Somerset

Tiles from 13th century, inlaid with heraldic motifs and described as ‘ridiculously rare’, preserved in purpose-built display<p>One of the most spectacular medieval tiled floors in Europe, buried and forgotten for centuries after the monks of Cleeve Abbey in Somerset built themselves an even smarter …

Archaeology

How 'Vitamin G' secretly impacts your sleep

Since the beginning of time, humans have had a constant interaction with the earth. Our ancestors would come in contact with the earth's surface on a daily basis: walking, hunting, gathering food and water, communing, playing, relaxing, and more. Nearly everything they did required a connection …

Rud Ra

New Airbus Patent Wants To Put Jet Engines In Your Face

Just cover the airplane with engines, sure<p>After an interminable wait in three security checkpoints, you finally make it to the terminal and settle in for a little bite of pre-flight food. Flying always gives you butterflies, so you skip the Cricket Bistro and instead grab a Soylent greenshake, …

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Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

Greeks share what little they have with refugees and migrants

Fatima Rezai's journey to Greece took 40 days and 40 nights. From Afghanistan's Ghazni province she and her family trekked to Iran, then Turkey, took a boat to Samos, Greece, and then another to Piraeus.<p>Now, the only journey Fatima takes is the one from her refugee camp in Hellinikon, site of …

Europe

Yes, Trump’s biggest asset is racism: Why bigotry (not the economy) is the biggest factor driving his rise

Many have tried to argue that economic conditions have paved the way for Trump. But that can’t tell the full story<p>What explains the rise of Donald Trump?<p>There are many potential answers, but over the course of the campaign two competing theories have emerged. The first holds that Trump’s message …

New protocol to detect entanglement of many-particle quantum states

In quantum theory, interactions among particles create fascinating correlations known as entanglement that cannot be explained by any means known to …

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) …

Machine Learning

Lady Gaga Gets Matching Tattoos with the Sexual-Assault Survivors Who Joined Her Oscars Performance

“At rehearsal the survivors and I made a pact.”<p><b>Lady Gaga’s</b> powerful Oscar performance remains one of the most-discussed aspects from the telecast on Sunday night, as Gaga was accompanied on stage by 50 sexual-assault survivors for her performance of “Til It Happens to You,” from the documentary <i>The</i> …

How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain That Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons …

A radical new study has pinpointed the most compelling locations where we could soon discover intelligent aliens

NASA, along with other space agencies around the world, are making impressive strides toward uncovering the first one — life within our solar system. But until now, the prospects of finding intelligent ET have been low.<p>Two astrophysicists have recently developed a radical new approach in the search …

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

How Authors Can Promote Their Books with Memes

When authors think about promoting their book, they usually think how to get the word out online. People online today want a more visual experience when reading content. Using images such as memes have a number of benefits including the strong level of engagement, and the ability to touch peoples' …

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space Travel

There's Something Enormous Buried Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Every week, we’re bombarded with images of dazzling terrains on Mars and Pluto, but there are still geologic wonders to be discovered right here on …

The Real Reason Introverts Dread Small Talk

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Just the other day, you avoided making eye contact with your chatty neighbor when you saw her unexpectedly at the grocery store. And you skipped the office holiday party so you wouldn’t have to make awkward small talk all night with your co-workers.These …

NASA Unveils Alien World Of Ceres In Stunning Detail

NASA has released new images of Ceres, showing the dwarf planet in exquisite detail.<p>The latest pictures were taken while the space agency's Dawn …

Astronomy