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Senate GOP Faces Split On Supreme Court Vacancy

When Congress returns from recess next week, it will be the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia's death for Senate Republicans to hash out face-to-face exactly what they're going to do about the newest Supreme Court vacancy. And rumblings from Republican senators dispersed across the country …

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

Imagine being able to turn pollution into something useful while returning the planet to pre-industrial carbon levels in just ten years. Scientists …

New Pentagon rules may change war reporting

Media watchdog organizations have expressed shock and concern that reporters could be treated as "unprivileged belligerents" under the Defense Department's new Law of War Manual, which provides guidance for US commanders and others.<p>The Pentagon has insisted it "supports and respects the vital work …

War

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.<p>But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.<p>The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish …

Bush's attack on Clinton could backfire

Jeb’s bid to blame Hillary for the rise of the Islamic State is fraught with peril.<p>Does Jeb Bush really want to refight the Iraq War?<p>Yes, his eagerness to blame Hillary Clinton for the rise of the Islamic State and the spread of terrorism and instability across the Middle East is an opportunity to …

Obama and his defense secretary are reportedly in a showdown over one of his major campaign promises

And his promise might not be fulfilled before he leaves office because of an unlikely source: Ashton Carter, his defense secretary.<p>The Daily Beast reports that according to a White House source, Carter is unwilling to be responsible for the release of Guantanamo detainees and accountable for their …

America occupies the planet: The grim realities of our endless War on Terror

<b>(Wikimedia/Deptartment of Defense)</b><p>The Pentagon owns or rents over 700 bases in 130 countries — and that doesn’t include the *6,000* we have at home<p>Chalmers Johnson<p>August 11, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize -- or do not want to recognize -- that the …

The Surge Fallacy

Having misunderstood the Iraq War, U.S. Republicans are taking a dangerously hawkish turn on foreign policy.<p>Over the past decade, the foreign-policy debate in Washington has turned upside down. As George W. Bush’s administration drew to an end, the brand of ambitious, expensive, Manichaean, …

Middle East

The Republican Debate Was a Sorry Mess

Wrong network, wrong questions, wrong answers, wrong goals.<p>Leave it to The Donald to tell the truth about the whole sorry mess. Picked at on "buying politicians" by Rand Paul, who is so desperate for political oxygen at this point that he looks like one of those beached fish in an ad for asthma …

Straight People Don’t Exist — a New Study Published by the American Psychological Association Reveals the Insights of the Research

According to one recent study, human sexuality is fluid. The same study says — straight people do not exist.<p>This study was published in the Journal …

Drones Are Delivering Contraband To Prisons

A drone transported nearly half a pound of drugs into an Ohio prison on July 29, sparking a fight among inmates. Unknown parties coordinated the drop and flew the drone into a prison yard at the Mansfield Correctional Institute.<p>JoEllen Smith, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation …

South Carolina

Mike Huckabee threatens actual war on women … with troops to stop abortions

Mike Huckabee,US elections 2016,Republicans,US politics,Abortion,Planned Parenthood,US healthcare,US news,World news,Iowa<p>Republican: ‘I will not pretend there’s nothing we can do to stop this’<br>• Asked if he will use national guard or FBI, replies: ‘We’ll see’<p>If Mike Huckabee becomes president, he will …

National Guard

Futurology: Another Scientist Confirms "Impossible" EM Drive; Could Reach Mars In 70 Days

<b>Why Is This Important?</b><p>Because EM Drive keeps proving doubters wrong and could revolutionize space travel.<p><b>Long Story Short</b><p>After extensive testing, a prominent German scientist has stated that the Electromagnetic Propulsion Engine labeled by many as ‘impossible’ does in fact work. It could completely …

12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

Virgin Galactic pilot describes terrifying freefall after SpaceShipTwo broke up

Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious after test flight went badly wrong<p>Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries …

Can Congress over-ride a Supreme Court decision?

LAST WEEK, in a fit of chutzpah or foolishness, Rick Santorum, a GOP presidential candidate known for his unyielding social conservatism, accepted an …

Same-sex Marriage

Congress faces fall from hell

A crush of thorny, must-solve issues will greet lawmakers after the August recess — a major test for the GOP Congress.<p>Speaker John Boehner, addressing a roomful of fellow House Republicans on Tuesday morning, described a major, six-year highway bill crafted by the Senate as a “piece of shit,” …

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

Quantum Physics

Bill Clinton’s gutsy apologies: Now he owes one to Ricky Ray Rector

<b>(AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)</b><p>To look tough on crime, Clinton oversaw execution of a man so mentally ill he asked to save his last meal for later<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>July 25, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>It was all the way back in 2010 that former President Bill Clinton said he regretted adopting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," …

Five basic rules of drafting in fantasy football

The chat area at the bottom of ESPN Fantasy draft rooms often swings to one side of the pendulum or the other: busy with constant chatter amongst …

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

Victorious U.S. Women's Soccer Team Paid 40 Times Less Than Male Counterparts

The U.S. Women’s National Team scored what may well be its most high-profile victory ever on Sunday, and more sports fans than ever have been given …

What a crazy election it’s been already: The most memorable (and goofiest) questions of the cycle, so far

<b>(AP/Reuters/Mary Altaffer/Rebecca Cook/Steve Nesius/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Just a few months in, the GOP field has already been tripped up pretty easy. And yes, it’s been fun<p>Jim Newell<p>July 3, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>The 2016 presidential race is the best one ever. Who's having fun? This guy is. And I'll …

Marco Rubio

Turing Phone is tougher than steel, boasts great specs and super security

The Turing Phone looks like it was plucked right out of a sci-fi movie.<p>Turing Robotics Industries announced on Thursday its Turing Phone, the world's …

Scientists discover fundamental property of light – 150 years after Maxwell

Light plays a vital role in our everyday lives and technologies based on light are all around us. So we might expect that our understanding of light …

Obama to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay

If you earn a salary, you probably don’t expect to make any overtime wages on top of it. But federal law does protect salaried workers from being …

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision Called 'The New 9/11', Compared To Slavery By Religious Conservatives

NEW YORK -- While much of America rejoiced Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry across all 50 states, the …