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Make News Better

Each app has its own community of people who gathered around a topic they are passionate about.<p>Post links, polls or ask questions to create a …

This tool from the Clinton campaign randomly picks a year and compares what she and Trump were doing

If it weren't clear enough, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump are remarkably different people.<p>As we speed toward the presidential election results tonight, the campaigns are trying harder than ever to explain those differences. Some of that …

Government

Steve Bell on Donald Trump and his presidential campaign – cartoon

Donald Trump

I saw Donald Trump’s dark soul on Day One: The long, strange trip from the Trump Tower escalator and Mexican “rapists” to Election Day

I watched as Trump kicked off his campaign by revealing his racist demagogue self and the press laughed<p>“That is some group of people. Thousands!”<p>The people around me in the press pen laughed at Donald Trump's opening remark. It was June 16, 2015, and Trump had just made his grand entrance by, of …

Trump Tower

WATCH: Donald Trump gets booed and heckled at his own polling place, then seems to ensure wife Melania voted for him

Let’s see how the Republican nominee’s morning is going for him!<p>Donald Trump arrived at P.S. 59 in Manhattan on Tuesday morning to cast his ballot for himself — and was met by a chorus of boos.<p>Video from media people amid the Midtown spectacle showed the Republican presidential nominee and his …

Donald Trump

Meet the Guy Who Flew From New York to Florida Just to Vote for Hillary

"It was worth it."<p>Every day for the last month, 36-year-old New York City resident Austin Allan—who is registered to vote in swing state …

New York City

The smog smothering India is so thick you can actually see it from space

The smog smothering millions in the Indian capital of New Delhi is so thick, it's plainly visible from space, showing up as a milky blanked covering …

Pollution

Donald Trump Gets Booed At His Own Polling Station During US Election In New York

Ouch.<p>This is the moment Donald Trump got brutally booed at his own polling station.<p>The Republican presidential hopeful didn’t exactly get a warm …

Elections

This is why we still need Obama in our lives

Oh, Barack Obama please don't leave us. We still need you in our lives.<p>If you're not 100% convinced, just try to watch this video from his last solo …

Barack Obama
Government

Did Social Media Ruin Election 2016?

I've noticed two distinct ways social media have changed the way we talk to each other about politics. Clearly, they have changed a lot, maybe <i>everything,</i> but two fairly new phenomena stand out.<p>One happens on Facebook all the time. Just about all of your friends are posting about the election, …

Social Media

Internet Crazies Think This DC Pizzeria Is the Center of a Clinton Sex Ring

The 2016 presidential campaign is finally, mercifully, nearing its completion, but there’s still time for a little more absurdity. Comet Ping Pong, a pizzeria in the Washington DC neighborhood of Chevy Chase, is much more than a pizzeria. It’s the center of a Clinton-operated sex ring, according to …

Government

Donald Trump has made it clear: in his America, Muslim citizens don’t exist

The GOP candidate insulted many minority groups, but he also tried to win their votes. He didn’t even seem to want ours<p>The 2016 American presidential election has been an absurd, exhausting and bruising spectacle. Now imagine living through it all as a Muslim American. Somehow, this election has …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump sexism: How I tracked every lewd comment 

On August 7, 2015, Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly grilled Donald Trump in the first televised Republican debate - and everything changed.<p>At least it did for me. That night, Trump took a dislike to Kelly’s tough questions over his alleged sexist remarks. So he did what any potential President keen …

Big medical advances seen 25 years after Magic Johnson's AIDS diagnosis

Twenty five years ago, Magic Johnson held a press conference and told a room of stunned reporters he had tested positive for the virus that causes …

Medicine
Democratic Primaries

The choice is yours: artist hacks voting machines for US election-themed show

As the US elects its next president, R Luke DuBois explores how we make choices with an exhibition of machines making sound, selfies and ‘hanging chads’<p>R Luke DuBois an artist who works with data, and a professor at NYU. For his video Acceptance (2016), he wrote software to synchronize Hillary …

Voting

America’s racist legacy: Why millions of people in U.S. colonies are ineligible to vote for president

We still have a long, long way to go<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>In 2012, a group of American Samoans launched what would become a years-long — and ultimately unsuccessful — legal battle with the Obama administration to demand that the federal government grant islanders birthright …

Obama Administration

The first ballots cast on Election Day have officially been recorded in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

Eight ballots were recorded, with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton coming out ahead with four votes.<p>Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, received two votes. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson racked up one vote, and there was one write-in vote for Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.<p>In …

New Hampshire

Who Were Abraham Lincoln's Siblings?

Think of Abraham Lincoln's family, and Tad or Mary are likely to come to mind. So don't blame yourself if the names Sarah or Thomas Lincoln don't …

MetLife

Samantha Bee Gives The Only History Lesson You Need On Hillary Clinton Before Election Day

Samantha Bee is pulling double duty this week with a pre and post election slice of <i>Full Frontal</i>. With the first episode, she’s done her best to paint a bare-bones, bad ass picture of Hillary Clinton that should help voters too exhausted to watch a full documentary or too jaded to listen to …

Flexible solar tiles to make move inside and recycle artificial light

Roofs have long been the realm of solar panels, right up to Tesla's announcement a few weeks ago of energy-harvesting roofing tiles, but solar panels …

Clean Energy

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Michelle Obama

Auroras: What are they and how do you spot one in Australia? - Science News - ABC News

Auroras light up the night sky in ethereal, brilliant colours.<p>Some people go on a pilgrimage to the very north of the globe — places like Norway and …

Astronomy
Cannabis

‘Slime-lapse’ Shows the Intelligent Growth of Slime Molds

Slime molds are single-celled organisms with surprising intelligence. They don’t have brains and look like forest jelly, but can still make complex …

Time-lapse Photography

The One Senate Race Democrats Let Get Away

Ted Strickland's failure in Ohio raises questions over whether the party should continue pursuing white working-class voters<p>CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Ted …

Government

#ImWithHer… but Don’t Tell Anyone: Inside the Heart and Mind of the Secret Hillary Clinton Voter

Donald Trump talks about the silent majority—but are those quiet voters really with Hillary Clinton?<p>That “Secret Trump” Vote? It Might Just Be …