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Here’s *exactly* the right order to apply your makeup, according to a pro

Makeup is a total confidence booster, and it can be seriously therapeutic to swatch on. At times, however, it can also seem daunting to know exactly …

Citing The Bible, The EPA Just Changed Its Rules For Science Advisers

Referencing the Book of Joshua, EPA head Scott Pruitt announced sweeping changes to the agency's science advisory boards, opening the door to more input from the business world.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday afternoon sweeping changes to who can advise the agency on its …

This Is Your Brain On Trump

The Trump era isn’t just a shift in ideology. It’s an onslaught of outrageous conduct coming in faster than we can summon the outrage it demands.<p>I …

New dangers lurk in Harvey’s wake

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. — The water was leaving, at last. But, across Southeast Texas on Thursday, new dangers kept appearing in Hurricane Harvey’s wake.<p>In Crosby, northeast of Houston, loud “pops” were heard coming from a crippled chemical plant, where safety systems were flooded and authorities said an …

Extreme Weather

The Democratic Case for Not Impeaching Trump

With Trump no longer responsible for executing on what he advocates, Trumpism might even have a better shot. He’d probably become the most powerful ex-president ever.<p>One of the most memorable reflections on the crushing of China’s Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 came several years later from a …

Breitbart got caught in an email hoax, and it was revealing

The editor of Breitbart, the far-right media outlet that has relentlessly boosted Donald Trump, thought he was emailing Steve Bannon when he revealed his plan to oust what he calls the “globalist” wing of the president’s administration.<p>Instead, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow was emailing a …

Donald Trump

Trump adviser tries to school Tapper -- and gets pounded: 'How many people did the counter-protesters kill?'

CNN host Jake Tapper called out White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert on Sunday because President Donald Trump had refused to …

Donald Trump

Fox News has completed its transformation into Trump's state TV

You would be forgiven for thinking — hoping — that Fox News Channel would improve after the ouster of Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly, its late founding CEO and biggest star, respectively, in a massive sexual harassment scandal. It's true that Fox now takes such allegations more seriously — host Eric …

Charge your iPhone 9 times with this solar-powered battery

If our modern age had an official question, it might be: does anyone have a charger?<p>Your phone is secretly your best friend, the thing you spend more …

The Best Shoe Retailers for Men Who Want to Wear Women’s Shoes

While most men’s shoes come in sizes such that women can wear them, for men who want to wear women’s styles, there aren’t quite as many options. …

Shoes

President's media strategy creating friction

NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters turned testy on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting …

Top U.S. Security Officials Testify Amid Furor Over Russian Meddling

• Four top national security officials testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday amid a swirl of developments in the Trump administration.<p>• The officials were pressed repeatedly about whether President Trump had asked any of them to try to curtail the F.B.I. investigation into whether his associates …

Want Your Kids to Succeed? Science Says to Be Careful What You Name Them

Not only that, but the new research team was able to repeat their test with computers. They showed machines 1,000 pictures of women named Samantha, …

Science

Fake news, hacking threat to democracy now on 'unseen scale', report says

The internet and social media pose an unprecedented threat to Australia's democratic systems and an urgent response is needed to safeguard against …

Fake News

How not to launch a company in the US — lessons learned from LeEco

After a months-long parade of endless red flags, LeEco’s Stateside woes finally came to a head this week. The company announced that it would be laying off 325 employees in the U.S. alone. And judging from a number of address forwarding emails I’ve received, the company moved swiftly and without …

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the …

Warner: Treasury has not fully responded to Senate Intel requests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said Tuesday that the Treasury Department has not fully complied with his committee's requests for documents relevant to its probe into Russian meddling in the US election.<p>Likewise, Democrats on the House Financial …

Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel’s Russia probe.<p>Then national security adviser …

Russian money-laundering details remain in the dark as US settles fraud case

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A major US investigation into Russian money laundering has come to an abrupt end.<p>The case aimed to expose how Russian mobsters allegedly stole $230 million and hid some of the cash in New York City real estate. Also sure to come up was the suspicious death of the Russian lawyer who …

Corruption

Treasury unit to share records with Senate for Trump-Russia probe: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unit of the U.S. Treasury Department that fights money laundering will provide financial records to an investigation by the Senate into possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people …

At Mexico Border, Sessions Says Trump Era Will Rid U.S. of 'Filth' Brought by Cartels

Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and unveiled what he described as a new get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions under President Donald Trump.<p>The nation's top law enforcement official outlined a series of changes that he said mark the start of a new era to …

Yeah, Mike Pence is a raging hypocrite — but not because of his puritanical private life

<b>Mike Pence (AP/Darron Cummings)</b><p>Twitter mocks the veep for staying away from booze or solo dinners with women. But that part’s not the problem<p>Erin Keane<p>March 30, 2017 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week, The Washington Post published a profile of Vice President Mike Pence’s marriage to Karen Pence, who …

Trump Should Make Space-Based Solar Power A National Priority

If President Trump were to champion space-based solar energy as a means of delivering unlimited, renewable electricity from Earth orbit, it’s arguable that his administration could leave the U.S. and the world at large with a revolutionary new source of energy.<p>Space-based solar power (SBSP) — in …

Space Exploration

Democracy is dying around the world—and the West has only itself to blame

Unless we act fast, the world may have already reached “peak democracy.”<p>After World War II, there were only a few lonely democracies scattered across the West. This began to change dramatically in the 1980s, when most of Latin America joined that exclusive club. But most crucially, in the 1990s, …

Political Science

“Time crystals” latest quantum weirdness | Cosmos

<b>Two American teams of scientists have independently created</b> the world’s first “time crystals”, but don’t order up a trip on the TARDIS anytime soon, …

Quantum Physics

The White House copied and pasted a paragraph from an ExxonMobil press release into a Trump statement

A White House press release sent to reporters today (March 6) contained a paragraph identical to a paragraph in an ExxonMobil press release, published an hour before.<p>The White House release, titled “President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil for Job-Creating Investment Program,” applauded the …

Exxon Mobil

Protest group surpasses 100K signatures to move 2017 U.S. Women's Open from Trump Bedminster

The relationship between golf's governing bodies and Donald Trump is vast and deep, but starting with his divisive bid for the presidency, the sport has had to evaluate its ties with the real-estate tycoon. The PGA Tour, unable to find a sponsor for the WGC event played at Trump Doral, moved the …

FBI Director James Comey was 'incredulous' over Trump's tweets

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey was "incredulous" over the weekend after President Donald Trump's allegation via Twitter that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of his phones during the campaign, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.<p>The source said Comey was concerned that the …

'Gun for hire': how Jeff Sessions used his prosecuting power to target Democrats

As the justice department’s man in Alabama, Trump’s attorney general indicted political opponents in remarkably thin cases, court filings show<p>Arthur Outlaw wanted a second term.<p>It was 1989 and Outlaw, the Republican mayor of Mobile, Alabama, was girding himself for his re-election campaign. Word …

Trump's EPA budget would slash efforts to clean up lead pollution

President Donald Trump has long signaled his intention to reverse former Democratic President Barack Obama's climate-change initiatives. But the Republican president has vowed his planned overhaul of green regulation would not jeopardize America's water and air quality.<p>The 23-page 2018 budget …

Military Spending