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Everything You Need to Know About Constitutional Law

It’s final exam time at the nation’s law schools. That means it’s time for professors to concoct fiendish hypotheticals for essay exams and for …

Playboy’s Playmates of the Year and their cars, 1964-1975

The Best Political Movies of All Time

Michael Tomasky makes a definitive list of the best political movies of all time. And if you disagree with him, you’re wrong.<p>So, it’s Oscar weekend. …

An essay concerning how Star Wars illuminates constitutional law

Former Obama official says constitutional law scholars are a lot like George Lucas.<p>Who knew that George Lucas and constitutional law had so much in …

Mercury, Pluto probes: Life and death at opposite ends of solar system

One robot spacecraft ended its life on Mercury this week, while another set its sights on Pluto.<p>After nine years in space — four of them orbiting the …

Astronomy

Kentucky Court Rules Christian T-Shirt Company Doesn't Have to Print Gay Pride Shirts

A Kentucky court has ruled that a Christian T-shirt company has the right to refuse to print gay pride festival shirts.<p>The decision was based in part …

This Is How Drastically Your Windows Computer Has Changed Over The Years

We've come a long way from the aging, chunky monitors we used to play "The Oregon Trail" in elementary school.<p>And, as computers have become slimmer and more sleek, so has the software that goes along with it.<p>Here's a look at how Windows has changed throughout the years.

Guarded optimism as HIV infections in US fall by a third over 10 years

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study has found. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the Aids epidemic may be slowing in the US.<p>"It's encouraging," said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University Aids …

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

The World's Fastest Camera Can Capture Chemical Reactions in Action

If you thought high-speed photography was already advanced, think again: two universities in Japan have unveiled a new camera that's 1,000 times …

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

“A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either …

The Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

It's time to sweep aside all the illusions:<p>*That the national environmental organizations have a secret plan to save the environment but just haven't told us yet<p>*That local acts of environmental sanity in a few dozen urban areas will make a dent on the global degredation of the life-support-system …

The United States Congress on the Path to Glory

On March 9, 2015, an open letter, drafted by United States Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by 47 senators, was sent to the leaders of the …

On Earth Day Pocan and Schakowsky Introduce Strongest Federal Fracking Ban in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. <b>—</b> On Earth Day, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), members of the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the <i>Protect Our</i> …

US Congress to vote on 'cybersecurity' bills that are basically surveillance bills in disguise

Congress is expected to vote on two 'cybersecurity' bills sometime in the next week that are essentially surveillance bills in disguise. Trevor Timm …

Surveillance

U.S. Republicans move to extend spies' power to collect phone data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move likely to re-ignite public debate in America over electronic spying, Republicans have introduced a bill in the Senate to extend a controversial law empowering the government’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone records.<p>A man stands in the middle of Grand Central …

Surveillance

45 Years of Earth Day: How Environmentalism Has Evolved

This is definitely not your parents' Earth Day.<p>On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets for '60s-style demonstrations and marches, calling attention to the perilous pollution of America's land, air and water. Ten thousand flocked to the Washington Monument for a folk music concert …

Climate

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

10 movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix this Christmas

The presents are open. Dinner is done. Now you've got some free time to kill, and there's one obvious place to look: Netflix. <i>Marco Polo</i> may not have turned out so well, but Netflix has still added a pretty great selection of new and classic movies over the past month. Here are 10 favorites for you …

An Oral History of Selma and the Struggle for the Voting Rights Act

Selma, Alabama, selected herself to become the battleground for the voting rights movement of the 1960s. It was a regional center of commerce and …

Black History

Campus rape: A guide to the debate that’s roiling American universities

A recent article in Rolling Stone magazine detailed a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia. It was a classic tale of sexual assault at American campuses: hard-partying, binge-drinking fraternity members, a stigmatized female victim, and an indifferent university administration.<p>The piece …

Education

Lara Gasparotto's Ecstatic Kaleidoscope

Here are some of her photographs of women, nature, and women in nature.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Twenty five-year-old Lara Gasparotto comes from the city of Liège in Belgium and has an eye for beautiful things. Fortunately for us, she is also a photographer so she can share …

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Citizenship in the Digital Age Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on December 8, 2014<p>The digital age has introduced various challenges. Today’s students face a wide range of difficult issues that previous …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

These Photos of the Grand Canyon's Sea of Clouds Are Spellbinding

Man, that's beautiful.<p><b>No, the sky isn't falling.</b> But a rare weather event at the Grand Canyon caused a total cloud inversion that filled the canyons with billowing fog and made it look like the sky had, in fact, collapsed.<p>Triggered when cold, wet air is trapped by warm air, the phenomenon drops the …

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Adventure<p>Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts …

Skiing

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle