Michael Coffey

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Advanced aliens, if they exist, may not look so different from us after all

Nearly every depiction of extraterrestrial life are of green figures with large heads, and bug eyes, that look, well, <i>alien</i>. But new research suggests …

Candidate 'Passengers' Picked for Potential 1st Interstellar Mission

Experts in interstellar travel have picked future candidates to make the first extrasolar trek.<p>Their names: The nematode <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> and …

Space Travel

Living in Space Changes Your DNA, NASA Finds

NASA's twin study found that living in space affects your DNA, but what exactly that means is undetermined.<p>Two years ago, NASA began a unique experiment to determine what happens to the human body when it's exposed to the zero-gravity environment of space for a long period of time. To do this, they …

Apple, Microsoft Step Up to Defend Dreamers From Deportation

Tech executives are near-unanimous in condemning the Trump administration's plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, …

Is it time for Apple to say goodbye to Jony Ive? [Friday Night Fights]

It’s been some time since Apple delivered something really revolutionary. Every product in its stores looks just like it did last year… and the year before that… and the year before that.<p>Fans will pin most of the blame on chief design officer Jony Ive. After more than two decades of spectacular and …

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Top app for running Windows apps on Mac gets essential upgrades

Wine, the app that lets you run Windows programs inside macOS, just got a massive update that brings a whopping 6,600 changes — including support for 64-bit applications (finally!) and high-resolution Retina displays.<p>Apple started blurring the lines between macOS and Windows when it joined forces …

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The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

25 California Mayors Band Together Against Prop 8

A group of 25 mayors presiding across the state of California urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's voter-approved constitutional marriage …

Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies

Carrie Ross-Stone and her partner, Elisia — whose cross-country bike ride was documented in the 2005 film <i>Lesbian Grandmothers From Mars: One Couple’s</i> …

Rep. Lowenthal Flies Pride Flag In Solidarity

California representative Alan Lowenthal is believed to be the first member of Congress to present a gay pride flag outside his office, as it was …

Cheat Sheet: What's All This Talk About Standing?

During the Proposition 8 arguments Tuesday, the question of whether the proponents had the authority to represent the state and the people of …

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Advocate.com

Amanda Kerri pens an open letter to the celebrities who say and tweet much more than they read or think.

The Biggest Takeaways From Inside the Supreme Court's DOMA Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawyers for Edie Windsor in her challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act struck an optimistic tone after today's hearing before …

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Windsor Hearing

As promised by the Supreme Court, the complete audio and transcript of today's one hour and 50-minute hearing was released ahead of the normal …

WATCH: Fox's O'Reilly, Kelly: No Compelling Argument Against Marriage Equality

Even some Fox News hosts are starting to point out the weakness of the right wing’s arguments against marriage equality.<p>“The compelling argument is …