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Is tropical storm Harvey linked to climate change?

<b>What is Harvey?</b><p>A tropical storm that is on course to break the US record for the heaviest rainfall from a tropical system. Meteorologists say the 120cm-mark set in 1978 could be surpassed on Tuesday or Wednesday.<p><b>What is the impact so far?</b><p>At least 14 people have died, tens of thousands have been …

Climate Change

Transgender issues: 7 things to know about LGBT movement's next frontier

Transgender issues are the next frontier of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement. A string of high-profile cases, such as a Kansas judge's decision to allow Army Pfc.<p>Bradley Manningto change her name to Chelsea and Olympian Bruce Jenner's televised coming out as a transgender …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a bleakly human play at the heart of a dark fantasy

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p><i>This review-in-progress of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now our final review as of 12:13 p.m. Pacific. on May 14 — Ed.</i><p>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the apex of the dark fantasy role-playing game.<p>This, for reasons I will go into shortly, is both a good and …

The Witcher

The 10 biggest lies you’ve been told about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

You can call it “misleading” or “offering half-truths,” but when push comes to a shove, these are <em>lies</em><p>Today, the Senate makes a critical test vote on the Obama Administration’s trade agenda, kicking off a process that the White House hopes to end with the signing of an agreement between 12 …

Scientists crack the code of the 4,000 year old Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk, which is 16 centimeters in diameter, …

Penn Jillette ridicules supporters of anti-gay Indiana law: You’re not being forced to “engage in gay sex”

“There is more to gay sex than cake and flowers”<p>Comedian Penn Jillette may be an avid libertarian, but when it comes to anti-gay discrimination, his pro-gay views win out over the libertarian instinct to leave the market to its whims.<p>Appearing on a CNN panel last night to weigh in on an Indiana law …

The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

Universe

Ancient Mars May Have Had Slow-Moving Monster Waves

Surfing may have been a more epic undertaking on ancient Mars than it is on modern-day Earth because of the possible existence of giant, slow-moving …

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. If …

Space Exploration

Quantum Record! 3,000 Atoms Entangled in Bizarre State

Using a single particle of light, scientists have for the first time linked together thousands of atoms in a bizarre state known as quantum …

'Duck Dynasty' star fantasizes about atheist family's brutal rape and murder to make point about God's law

“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson conjured up a lurid fantasy about the rape and murder of an atheist family to illustrate a point about …

Religion

NASA’s new ion engine is already in space and could someday be used on a mission to Mars

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Now in orbit around Ceres, the probe has returned the first images and data from these distant objects. But inside Dawn itself is another first—the …

“Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement gets brutally mocked on Twitter

Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to “help” the first major candidate with his campaign<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that he will be running for president Sunday night on Twitter, so it's only appropriate that the people of Twitter are now coming out in droves to help the first …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

There will be a question from some about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president.<p>That's because even though Cruz grew up in Texas, he was born in Canada. (He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013.)<p>Democrats are sure to remind voters of Cruz's Canadian birth since some on the …

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