Penelope Jasper

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Ahead of Trump White House, Obama administration releases memo outlining use of force rules

On the eve of a new administration that has promised more aggressive counterterrorism operations, the Obama White House has released a lengthy compendium of its own policies governing the use of force.<p>The 61-page document outlines eight years of the administration’s legal opinions, executive orders …

A PhD Student May Have Accidentally Found a Way to Make Your Phone Battery Last 400 Years

Add another item to the long list of incredible scientific discoveries made entirely by chance.<p>An engineer stumbled on the design for the microwave when he accidentally melted the chocolate bar in his pocket while fiddling with some radar equipment. Penicillin was famously discovered when Sir …

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To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Virginia schools for racist language

Accomack County has suspended Harper Lee’s novel, as well as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from classrooms and libraries after parent’s complaint<p>To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been suspended from the curriculum in some Virginia schools, after a parent …

Tech heavy hitters, celebrities bet science can fend off Trump

At an exclusive awards ceremony Sunday in Silicon Valley, scientists, tech executives, movie stars and athletes said they hope science will help bring facts back to many dinner table conversations.<p>The Breakthrough Prize, now in its fifth year, recognized the achievements of 21 scientists from all …

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The first photo from a new Earth-gazing satellite is insanely detailed

A brand new satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth's surface has just opened its eyes.<p>DigitalGlobe released the first public photo taken by …