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Cavaliers remove all Tristan Thompson merchandise from team store

As Tristan Thompson's contract holdout continues, the Cavaliers are sending signals that they're ready to move on without him if necessary.<p>ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports that the team is removing all signage in and around Quicken Loans Arena that features Thompson's likeness, and has already removed …

Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe

<b>Between the beautiful supermoon last week and Nasa's announcement that strong evidence of flowing water has been discovered on Mars, many of us have</b> …

Femtosecond Lasers Allow Physicists to Directly Observe Zero-Point Energy

All the way at the bottom of reality, there is still more than nothing. Physics requires it.<p>This was a good week for nothing. That is to say that it was a good week for research into the vast strangeness that is zero-point energy—or vacuum fluctuations, the small quantum twitches of standard …

Quantum Mechanics

14 horrible things that could happen if we colonize Mars

From the extreme cold to the deadly radiation, there are many traits about Mars that make it inhospitable.<p>Here are some of the main obstacles to surviving — and colonizing — the fourth rock from the sun.

Space

Obama reacts to Bush's 'stuff happens' comment, sparking bipartisan, presidential debate

President Obama on Friday pushed back against GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s “stuff happens” comment, in the renewed disagreement over gun-control in the aftermath of the fatal Oregon shootings.<p>Bush on Thursday suggested that more regulations is not always the correct response to a crisis.<p>"I …

Gun Control
Tesla

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human relative.<p>Explorers discovered the bones after squeezing through a fissure high in the rear wall of the Rising Star cave, 50km from Johannesburg, before …

Humanity

Photo history of video game consoles: looking back on the boxes that dictated our social life

Black, white, shiny and (if you're lucky) new video consoles have adorned our homes perched atop our TV stands humming away night and day. Who can forget furiously blowing into the plastic opening of the first Nintendo console? Let's take a look back at the long history of game consoles.<p>This …

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President Jerry Dias is hopeful that Canadian unions will have more power<p>The spending delays put a damper on Ottawa’s attempt to stimulate the …

Kathleen Wynne

9 Tips You Should Really Do When You Want To Lose Weight Fast

Weight loss is a touchy subject for most people. Speaking as a person who’s had to deal with weight issues, I can tell you right now that it’s both a …

Fitness

If You Don’t Think Americans Have Lost Our Freedoms, READ THIS

<i>Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com</i>The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave The Land of the Fleeced and the Home of the SlaveThis …

Gun Control

The 9 Most Basic Facts About Losing Love Handles and Belly Fat

<b></b>The 9 Most Basic Facts About Losing Love Handles and Belly FatUnlike women, who tend to distribute extra pounds all over, men hoard all of theirs in …

Fitness

'Metal Gear Solid V' And 'The Witcher 3' Both Suffer From The Same Big Flaw

<i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</i> and <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> are arguably two of the best AAA games of the year, each vying for position as most-beloved video game of 2015.<p>They are also two of the biggest games of the year, each requiring dozens upon dozens of hours of commitment. And the …

Phantom Pain

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Physics

Warren Buffett nailed why poverty in America 'does not make sense.'

While describing the high level of poverty in the U.S. — the richest nation on earth — Warren Buffett used seven simple words to perfectly articulate …

Demographics

Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe — and it may break the laws of physics

Right now, the most powerful physics machine ever constructed by man is running at maximum power after a major upgrade that took two years to complete.<p>And recently, two different experiments reported that they may have discovered a particle that behaves in ways that cannot be explained with any …

Physics

NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

Astronomy

NBA To Seed Playoffs By Record, All But Kill Divisions

In the first round of last season’s Western Conference playoffs, the 51-31 Portland Trail Blazers were the 4th seed, while the the 55-27 Memphis …

Basketball

The American Dream Is Dead: Here’s Where It Went

The U.S. ranks among the lowest of developed countries for upward mobility, despite clinging to the mythology of Horatio Alger.<p>Look at a list of rags-to-riches billionaires, from Oprah to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, from immigrant investor George Soros to Jay-Z, and you’ll see a common thread. …

This App from NASA Gives a Virtual Tour of 1000 Exoplanets

NASA recently proved they're capable of reaching the farthest former planet in our own solar system, but they still have a ways to go before …

Planets

Whisky Aged on Space Station Returns to Earth With ‘New Flavors’

A vial of smoky Scotch whisky has returned to Earth after a four-year stint in the International Space Station, and its owners have subjected it to sophisticated instruments (and palates), to find that it does indeed have a flavor all its own. The results are given in a white paper published by …

Whiskey

Children don’t live in a vacuum: why US education is not the 'great equalizer'

Given the extensive evidence that indicates inequality cannot be solved by teachers or schools alone, it takes a particular kind of blindness to continue to assert that education erases inequalities<p>In I Stand Here Ironing, a story by the American writer and labor organizer Tillie Olsen, an unnamed …

Income Inequality
Hedgehogs
Justice
Law
Basketball