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Russia and the U.S. just defused a potential crisis in Syria — and showed us how to back away from a war

Last week, mainstream media reported that dozens of Russians died fighting U.S.-backed Syrian forces. Let that sink in. Reporters attributed the casualties to a U.S. airstrike, raising the possibility of a direct and deadly Russian-American clash. At a minimum, it tells us that the creeping …

War

Sarah Sanders offered a very bad defense of Trump’s response to Russia

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was late to the daily news briefing on Tuesday. Not a little late, either; she was nearly 90 minutes late. She never seems particularly eager to engage with the media, and recognizing that this was the first briefing following the mass shooting at …

Donald Trump

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …

Software

This NBA Coach's Unorthodox Move Is a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership

How do you motivate a team that doesn't have anything to prove? Steve Kerr just showed us.<p>As the leader of a team, what would you do if you felt that you were losing control? That your team members were no longer responding to your efforts?<p>That's the situation Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr …

Basketball

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

I almost feel sorry for Trump

I’m almost beginning to feel sorry for him.<p>President Trump, that is.<p>Having previously posited that it’s wrong to make fun of the mentally deficient, I’m reluctant to further highlight recent revelations from author Michael Wolff, whose new book, “Fire and Fury,” reports on what can only be …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Cracking Up

Paul Joseph Watson is an editor and staff writer for Infowars, the website published by archconspiracist Alex Jones. Stories on the site claim that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and the “deep state” orchestrated August’s racist mayhem in Charlottesville, Va. On Wednesday, when Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Hurricane Irma is about to hit Tampa, a terrifyingly vulnerable city

The first predictions were that Hurricane Irma would hit Miami square-on. But the storm changed course early in the weekend: It is now clear that Tampa Bay, on Florida’s Western Gulf Coast, was going be the major city hit hardest as the storm sweeps the state on Sunday.<p>Tampa and the surrounding …

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, we’re in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017.<p>The moon’s shadow …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

You've surely heard by now that the moon will pass between Earth and the sun on August 21, creating a total solar eclipse that will cast a shadow …

Landscape Photography

David West: Warriors don’t have issues because we communicate

While the Cleveland Cavaliers have been the talk of the NBA this summer for numerous reasons, the Golden State Warriors have been quietly reloading …

Episode 1 | How the Brain Creates Reality | The Brain with David Eagleman

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

'The gullible tool of liars': Los Angeles Times editorial board targets litany of Trump's baseless claims

The Los Angeles Times' editorial board laid into President Trump on Monday in the second installment to its 4-part series exploring why it believes the president is uniquely unfit for office.<p>Though it acknowledged that politicians of all stripes lie, it highlighted the distinction between those …

Donald Trump

Swing Rooms Are In. Here's How to Use One

Guest rooms are an amazing home amenity...for guests. The question is, <i>W</i><i>hat’s in it for you?</i> Allow us to suggest tweaking that spare room to serve a …

Interior Design
Crime

America has never seen a party less caring than 21st-century Republicans

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

Affordable Care Act

Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign

WASHINGTON — The candidate he was advising last fall was running on a platform of America First. The client he was working for last fall was paying him more than $500,000 to put Turkey first.<p>Michael T. Flynn, who went from the campaign trail to the White House as President Trump’s first national …

Donald Trump

America Has Been Waiting for Donald Trump

He is not an aberration. He is the culmination.<p>ST. LOUIS—What's the latest news from the world's greatest democracy? Andrew Kaczynski has moved on over to CNN and he is on the case.<p><i>TRUMP: "My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka."</i><p><i>STERN: "By the way, your daughter."</i><p><i>TRUMP: "She's beautiful."</i><p><i>STERN: "Can I</i> …

Mike Pence

The United Nations is turning VR into a tool for social change

Virtual reality is lauded as an empathy generator. The ability to transport viewers to a setting that would otherwise be inaccessible, or even unfathomable, lends a sense of poignancy to the medium. Over the last two years, journalistic stories and charitable causes have been translated into VR …

Bitcoin Is Not Money, Miami Judge Rules

A judge dismissed a widely watched money laundering case in Florida on Monday by ruling that Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, is not money.<p>Michell …

Black senator describes facing unfair scrutiny by police

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina -- who is the only African-American Republican in U.S. Senate -- delivered an emotional floor speech Wednesday about the unfair police scrutiny he has faced over his life because he is a black man.<p>"In the course of one year, I've been stopped …

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Technology will change where we live

Governor Jerry Brown recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large-scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San Francisco, specifically, which suffers from NIMBYism and a lengthy, local review process for building …

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

<p>Stephen Colbert took over as host of The Late Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Colbert is best known for his work as a television host, writer, …

Stephen Hawking Has Another Message For The Rest Of Humanity

Veteran interviewer Larry King spoke to Stephen Hawking six years ago, where Hawking warned that humanity could be doomed through our own “greed and …

Google Found Disastrous Symantec and Norton Vulnerabilities That Are 'As Bad As It Gets'

Google’s “project zero” team, a group of security analysts tasked with hunting for computer bugs, discovered a heap of critical vulnerabilities in …

What We Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy review – the seven edges of knowledge

Among the frontiers identified are time, the cosmos, consciousness and God, but aren’t swaths of knowledge concerned with meaning rather than scientific fact?<p>Scientists like to see themselves as modern counterparts of the great explorers, sailing off into the unknown and coming back with marvellous …