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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Both political extremes suffer from 'belief superiority' - Futurity

People at the far left and far right of the political spectrum feel the most …

Fish For Dinner? Here Are A Few Tips For Sea Life Lovers

If sustainability is a top priority when you're shopping at the fish counter, wild-caught seafood can be fraught with ethical complications.<p>One major reason why: bycatch, or the untargeted marine life captured accidentally by fishermen and, often, discarded dead in heaps. It's one of the most …

Which Countries Judge You The Harshest For Playing Hooky?

Note to self: Move to Trinidad.<p>What's a good enough reason to skip out on work for the day? Depends on who you are and what you do, but it also depends on where you're calling in from. According to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the Concordia University in Canada, …

Analysis: Immigrant-friendly laws show California's political shift

SACRAMENTO -- Nearly 20 years ago, when California was reeling from recession and aboil over immigration, voters passed Proposition 187, a punitive measure that sought to deny public services such as education and healthcare to those living in the state illegally.<p>It was the electoral equivalent of …

Partisans Dug in on Budget, Health Care Impasse

Is Debt Ceiling Fix Essential? 47% Yes, 39% No<p>Nearly a week into the first government shutdown in more than 17 years, most Americans express …