Heather Justus Pritchard

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Jon Stewart: Daily Show host lambastes House Republicans.

If you ever catch me in a moment of weakness about the weapons-grade dumbosity of global warming denial on the Republican side of the U.S. House of …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

The latest stupid mobile puzzle game I can't stop playing.

<b>The latest stupid mobile puzzle game I can't stop playing.</b> It's called <i>Diamond Digger Saga</i> — that's right, it's a King game. Another bright and …

You Can Help Weird Al Headline the Super Bowl's Halftime Show

//www.youtube.com/embed/Uq4K1N9XttY<p>Ever since Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance in 2013, a question has lingered: How will anyone ever top …

Fast Radio 'Bursts' From Beyond Our Galaxy Baffle Astronomers

A split-second burst of energy that erupted in deep space is giving astronomers important new clues about a mysterious class of astrophysical phenomena.<p>Only a handful of these rapid, millisecond-duration events, known as "fast radio bursts" (FRBs), had been detected previously, all of them by a …

Reactionless motor: Needs more evidence.

The ‘Net has been buzzing about a paper published by a team of engineers at NASA claiming that they have built a device that creates thrust without …

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital in Atlanta will be used in the coming days to house and treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.<p>Announcing the pending transfer of the patient Thursday, Emory, which like …

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

For a while there, China was the American farmer's best friend. The world's most populous nation had so many pigs and chickens to feed, it became one of the top importers of U.S. corn and soybeans almost overnight.<p>China also developed a big appetite for another corn-derived animal feed called …

Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy

Add your name to the growing list of people telling Congress to expedite renewable energy. We can transition to a renewable energy future, but …

California officials admit they have incomplete water usage data

When state regulators tried to tally water use across California recently, they didn't exactly get a flood of cooperation.<p>Of the 440 water agencies in the state, only 276 provided water consumption data. And officials in San Diego made a point of formally refusing the request, saying the state's …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

Mysterious Giant Hole in Siberia Could be Caused by Climate Change

If you’re looking for an abyss to gaze into, a new one just mysteriously appeared at the end of the world. A giant hole in the Earth about 262 feet …

Putin-Loving Republican Congressman Calls for Investigation Into Anti-‘America’ Google

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the outspoken Republican congressman from The Golden State, is claiming that Google has waged a covert campaign against the …

First Footage Of 'Batman V Superman' And Wonder Woman Costume Unveiled At Comic Con

The wait is over, as fans were treated to a surprise courtesy of Warner Bros. today during the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con. While no official <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> panel was officially scheduled, we all knew it was coming, so the only question was how much we’d see.<p>Warner did …

Obama blasts 'corporate deserters'

President Barack Obama on Thursday joined a growing number of lawmakers seizing on a wave of companies using an obscure tax maneuver to avoid paying taxes, suggesting they are “corporate deserters.”<p>The president questioned the patriotism of firms merging with foreign companies to avoid the tax man, …

How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering

This Gaza war has brought a new level of American awareness of the pain of civilians, thanks in large part to The Daily Show.<p>When I interviewed <i>The</i> …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

TV reporter apologizes for rummaging through MH17 victims' luggage at crash site

The internet was abuzz this week with horror at the actions of Sky News reporter Colin Brazier, who was reporting live from the Malaysia Airlines …

Lost at Sea in a 1997 Container Ship Accident, LEGO Pieces Continue to Wash Ashore in Southwest England

A rogue wave that struck a container ship off the coast of Cornwall in the Southwest of England in 1997 sent 62 containers overboard. Among the lost …

Proof that all cats should wear hats. 🐱🎩

It Must Be Hard To Write Game of Thrones

When you write for a living, procrastination is a constant source of temptation. I bet <i>A Game of Thrones</i> writer George R.R. Martin gets distracted now …

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

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Ask Anything: Will We Ever Run Out Of Potable Water?

Short answer: Not if we get creative.<p>“There’s a lot of hype around this issue,” says Upmanu Lall, professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University and director of its Water Center. But, he says, we’re in little danger of running out of water overall. One could conceive of a …

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened up at the ‘End of the World’ in Siberia — and It’s Left Scientists Baffled

A helicopter spotted a large mysterious hole in Siberia Tuesday — and it’s left scientists largely perplexed thus far.<p><i>— Scroll down for video —</i><p>A massive hole has opened up at the “end of the world” and baffled scientists. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)<p>The massive hole, about 260 feet wide, …

Husband Sends Wife a Spreadsheet Detailing His Sex Deprivation

Today, Redditor throwwwwaway29 <b>posted</b> a file she says her husband sent to her email during her taxi ride to the airport to catch a flight for a …

Extreme Drought in CA Triggers Halting of Fracking Waste Injection to Avoid Aquifer Contamination

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review of more than 100 others in the state's …

Sierra Club chief weighs in on conservation heroes, green energy, & Bruce Springsteen

We have a new game we like to play with famous (and infamous) visitors to Grist World HQ. It’s called Vs., and it goes something like this: Famous …

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