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Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

Domestic Technology

US: North Korean missile launch a 'catastrophic' failure

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korea missile launch meant to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder ended in failure, U.S. defense …

Trump Calls Ford's Mexico Investment an 'Absolute Disgrace'

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said the move by Ford Motor to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico “is an absolute disgrace” …

IMF Head: More Support Needed for "Too Slow, Too Fragile" Economy

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday turned up the volume on her calls for stronger action by the world’s …

Merrick Garland’s most famous vote was part of a huge Second Amendment case

Garland, the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, wanted the entire appeals court to reconsider a decision that had invalidated a handgun ban in Washington, DC.<p>In doing so, Garland called for an "en banc" review of the DC Circuit's 2007 ruling that invalidated the handgun ban …

N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and …

Chuck Hagel’s Astonishing Admission on Syria

The former defense secretary has exposed yet another example of the White House’s negligence.<p>Last week, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave his first extended interview since resigning as Pentagon chief in November 2014. The curated interview with <i>Foreign Policy</i> is worth reading in its …

Middle East

DNC defends decision to suspend Sanders' access to voter database

The Vermont senator will hold a press conference Friday afternoon to address the controversy.<p>The head of the Democratic National Committee on Friday defended the group's decision to suspend Bernie Sanders' campaign’s access to its national voter database, saying it was the "only available remedy …

Best space photographs of 2015

The Onion got it right in 2003 on the Iraq War

This war will not put an end to anti-Americanism; it will fan the flames of hatred even higher. It will not end the threat of weapons of mass destruction; it will make possible their further proliferation. And it will not lay the groundwork for the flourishing of democracy throughout the Mideast; …

What Was That About Media Bias? Research Shows Just 7% of Journalists Identify as Republicans

Left-wing media bias is real, according to a research poll conducted by journalism professors at Indiana University.<p>Despite dismissals from the very …

Google Finally Goes All In On Cloud Internally

Google announced this week that it was going all in on the cloud. It doesn’t seem like a bold statement for a company that was one of its earliest proponents, but The Wall Street Journal reports today Google is moving almost all of its internal applications to the Internet.<p>Consider that as recently …

Apple reaches agreement for poaching battery engineers

Apple and electric car battery maker A123 Systems have nearly reached a settlement, after A123 filed a federal lawsuit accusing Apple of poaching its top engineers and scientists to build its own battery division.<p>Court filings from A123 this week revealed the company asked a federal judge to grant …

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …