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Engineers Make The World's First Verified, 2-Dimensional Polymers

This manmade polymer is just one atom thick<p>In spite of its looks, this is not the lovechild of an accordion and an earthworm. It is actually a whole new material photographed in the middle of its creation process.<p>It's a crystalline material being soaked in a special acid solution. After some days …

Chemistry

Hillary Clinton Reveals Her ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State

BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.<p>Clinton also drew on her experience as secretary of state, listing her biggest regret as the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four …

Thirteen billboards, one paint-shop worker helped defeat union at VW plant in Chattanooga | Reuters

WASHINGTON/CHATTANOOGA (Reuters) - In the aftermath of the United Auto Workers’ crushing defeat in a vote to represent workers at Volkswagen’s sole U.S. factory, a key question remains unanswered: did conservative politicians and anti-union groups work together to stymie the union?<p>A general view of …

Meth madness: How American media’s drug hysteria vilifies the poor

An explosive new report reveals paranoia surrounding methamphetamine is like the crack panic all over again<p>You might have seen the billboards or Facebook ads, sponsored by the Montana Meth Project, depicting scabbed, wrinkled faces with rotting teeth and the words “Meth: Not even once,” plastered …

Ukraine government on verge of collapse

The regime of Ukraine's president appeared close to collapse as the emboldened opposition took control of central Kiev and key government and parliament positions and voted to immediately free jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.<p>An emerging power vacuum gripped the charred heart of the …

NSA decision winners — for now

The Obama administration’s legal cease-fire with tech companies in the NSA snooping controversy amounts to an early, unsteady truce: The industry gets to release more information, and the White House looks like it’s being more transparent.<p>Under terms of the deal, announced Monday, tech giants like …

Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from Hawking also says that black holes may not possess "firewalls," destructive belts of radiation that some …

New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexist Ads

This Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will see some of the world’s biggest consumer brands vying for your attention at an estimated price of $4 million for 30 seconds. In years past, viewers have come to expect a certain recurring theme from these expensive ads.<p>In 2013 alone, we watched swimsuit model …

Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information across the internet, according to top secret documents.<p>The data pouring onto …

One-third of Mississippi population will have diabetes by 2030, doctor warns

• Obesity rate in southern state dire at more than 34% • One in five Mississippi residents are without health insurance • Warning that healthcare costs could cripple state's economy<p>A third of the population of Mississippi will have diabetes by 2030 and need costly care to stay alive, which will …

‘We Are Terrified as a People’: Nigeria’s Gays Live in Fear Amid New Crackdown

The country arrested dozens Tuesday as its anti-homosexual law took effect, but activists say they are prepared to fight back amid the atmosphere of …

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The top 10 tech and science stories of 2013 - ExtremeTech

By on December 27, 2013 at 8:26 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You are looking at a human …

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength - ExtremeTech

By on December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When you flex a muscle in your …

Muscle

David Brooks smoking pot: Should black kids pay for his pothead sins?

I will live a long time and not forgive the Internet for making me read David Brooks’ <i>New York Times</i> weed opus.<p>If you missed it, I apologize in …

Key senator urges end to ban on U.S. crude oil exports | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday urged an end to a decades-old U.S. ban on exporting crude oil, saying it will disrupt supply and discourage U.S. production rather than keep domestic gasoline prices stable.<p>U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (L), …

Why Obama Won’t Take on al-Qaeda in Iraq Anymore

As al-Qaeda stages a frightening resurgence in western Iraq, raising anew questions about the fate of that country and the risks it might pose to the …

Food industry prepares GMO bill

The giants of the U.S. food industry who have spent millions fighting state-by-state efforts to mandate new labels for genetically modified organisms are taking a page from their opponents and pushing for a federal GMO law.<p>But the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents such food and …

This Leaked Memo Shows How The Government Strategizes To Keep Information From Reporters

It comes as no surprise that the federal government doesn't give up information easily, but this email that the U.S. Navy unwittingly sent to an NBC News reporter shows the extent to which officials are willing to go to keep some records from public view.<p>Investigative journalist Scott McFarlane …

I am super-jealous of this cool statue some Satanists want to give to Oklahoma

A protest I fully endorse<p>I don't really care about Ten Commandments monuments, or plaques, or even little framed paper printouts or whatever on government property. I mean, I think they're clear violations of the First Amendment, depressing aftertastes of the Red Scare era adopted by trolling …

Fox Host Claims All Nigerians Are Scammers And Iranians Feed Their Children To Dogs

He later clarified he was referring to FOREIGN Nigerians and Iranians, and not Americans descended from those nations.<p>Chua, who is a Yale law professor, listed Jews, Indians, Chinese, Iranians, Nigerians, Mormons, and Cubans among the groups most likely to succeed in the United States.<p>Beckel …

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Kerry: U.S. Will Not Accept North Korea as Nuclear State

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. and South Korea remain “firmly unified” against North Korean nuclear missile activity after a …

New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from …

Steve Stockman Is Testing How Ridiculous You Can Be While Trying To Win A Senate Primary

Stockman has become known for pulling crazy stunts while he is in office and his senate campaign was bound to include even more. It has not disappointed.<p>The Washington Post reports that of the 12 endorsements Stockman lists on his website, seven aren't real. Another one is from a conservative …

Christian Bale: pressure as a child formed 'love/hate' relationship with acting

Christian Bale has revealed he developed a "love/hate" relationship with acting after the success of early roles in films such as Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun left him feeling pressure to provide for his family.<p>Bale rose to fame after being cast at the age of 11 as a young English boy who …

Christian Bale is arguably one of the greatest actors of cinema€™s current generation. We can look towards the obvious reasons, such as an accurate …

Christian Bale

22 States Curb Access To Abortion In 2013

The year 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.<p>It also marked another year of success for those who would restrict or even outlaw the procedure.<p>While much national attention was focused on efforts to restrict abortion in …