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Donald Trump vs. America: The GOP presidential nominee explicitly asks Russia to violate our national security

<b>(Reuters/RIA Novosti/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Trump’s call for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email is insane, and Republicans have to answer for it<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 27, 2016 4:48pm (UTC)<p>It’s not often you see a major-party presidential candidate invite a foreign power to commit …

Unarmed Black Man Lying In The Street With Hands Up Gets Shot By Police In North Miami

"I’m saying to them, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ And his words to me, he said, ‘I don’t know.’”<p>New video out of North Miami shows an unarmed black man moments before and after he was shot by police while lying in the street with his hands up.<p>Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey, 47, is recovering …

Staff Writer Takes Blame for ‘Mistakes’ in Melania Trump RNC Speech

A speechwriter for Donald Trump's business took the blame for apparent plagiarism in Melania Trump's convention speech, saying she offered to resign over the error but was asked to stay by Mr. Trump.<p>Meredith McIver is a staff writer for Trump’s private company, not his presidential campaign, and …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Trump says US might not defend some NATO members

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT):<p>12:03 a.m.<p>Donald Trump says the United States under his leadership …

Government

How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

Universe

This USB adapter is Microsoft’s final admission that Kinect failed

Microsoft had a bold vision for its Xbox One console that involved its Kinect accessory. While the Kinect for Xbox 360 was one of the most popular game console accessories of all time, a bundled Kinect with the Xbox One introduced a $100 price premium over the PS4 competition. Despite switching …

15 Cool Things You Can Do On The Internet For Free

The Internet is full of free things If you know the right place. You can learn anything on the internet free from seeing and reading. Today in this …

One of the Most Convincing Climate Change Visualizations We've Ever Seen

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate …

Obama can appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if the Senate does nothing

<i>Gregory L. Diskant is a senior partner at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and a member of the national governing board of Common Cause.</i><p>On Nov. 12, 1975, while I was serving as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Justice William O. Douglas resigned. On Nov. 28, …

Merrick Garland

Cool vape congressman narcs out son who spent $1,300 of campaign money on Steam

After making headlines for vaping in the House of Representatives to protest anti-vaping legislation, Congressman Duncan Hunter is in the news again. This time, it's for his use of campaign funds to pay for video games.<p>The Federal Election Commission is questioning the California Representative for …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever

Bring on quantum computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>In a world-first, researchers have created a quantum chip that contains four …

Katie Couric Asks Bernie Sanders If He Would Be Hillary's VP, His Response Set The Internet On Fire

Bernie Sanders sat down with Katie Couric for an interview that quickly turned a viral sensation. The second it hit the web BOOM happened and …

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

Cancer

What You Should Know About the Possible New Planet in Our Solar System

Straight from the mouths of the researchers, here's a good primer to why we think there's a ninth planet, and how astronomers might find it.<p>There's a good chance there's a ninth planet in a far flung orbit at the outskirts of our solar system. A series of solar system objects with unusual orbits …

Astronomers Are Combing the Solar System for a Ninth Planet to Replace Pluto

Never forget.<p>Last decade, CalTech astronomer Mike Brown and collaborators made a series of discoveries that culminated in the 2005 discovery of Eris, a rocky/icy world the size of Pluto that seemed to show that Pluto was not an oddball planet, but one of a legion of small outer solar system objects …

Astronomy

Remix OS is Android for the desktop, and it works with nearly any PC

Last year at CES, we mocked a company called Jide for creating a blatant Microsoft Surface clone. Well, this year they've come back with something new — and they've also returned much <i>richer</i>. See, between CES 2015 and today, Jide created a Kickstarter campaign for the Remix Mini, a $70 device that …

No 'grand bargain,' but the budget pact is a big deal for millions of Americans

The two-year budget deal that congressional leaders negotiated with the White House may not be the kind of sweeping accord that House Speaker John A. Boehner and President Obama once tried to hammer out, but its provisions will directly affect the lives of millions of Americans.<p>Senior citizens will …

The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

Nature Communications

Here's how the 40-hour workweek became the standard in America

Seventy-five years ago, on October 24, 1940, the eight-hour day and 40-hour workweek became standard practice in a range of industries. It was a long, drawn-out battle between workers and government officials.<p>We take a look back at the history of the 40-hour workweek, as well as how it's evolved in …

Ben Carson: Democrats Offered No Plan to Protect Earth from Dragons

LAS VEGAS (The Borowitz Report)—The Democrats who participated in the first Democratic Presidential debate of the 2016 campaign garnered a scathing review from the retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who said that none of them offered a concrete plan to protect the Earth from an invasion of …

Ben Carson

The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner

Entanglement breakthrough could lead to unhackable Internet<p>Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch -- without any messages passing through the space between, as if the two particles were one. “Entanglement” is what …

Quantum Physics

Here’s What Actually Gets Terrorists To Tell The Truth — And It’s Not Torture

Over the past five years, psychological research — some involving real terrorist suspects — has shown how to get information from people who don’t want to talk. Now Washington has the chance to put these findings into practice.<p>Hollywood has a lot to answer for. Thanks to the hit TV show <i>24</i> and …

Psychology

NASA Has Discovered a Planet Similar to Earth

Could this be our first step towards a real life ‘Interstellar?’<p>NASA scientists have just found a planet most similar to Earth. Dubbed Keplar-452b, the planet is 1,400 lightyears away from Earth, and like us, shares a strikingly similar orbit to its own unique star, completing a full cycle in 385 …

Universe

The Latest: South Carolina governor says 'it is a new day'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the Confederate flag debate in the South Carolina (all times local):<p>1:40 a.m.<p>Gov. Nikki Haley says "it is a new …

South Carolina