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EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Astronomy

Possible first fragments of 1908 Tunguska meteorite

These river stones might be fragments of the meteor that exploded over Russia on June 30, 1908.<p>On February 15, 2013, a meteor apparently exploded in …

Astronomy

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

The Internet Tax Mandate Is Backwards Thinking

Those of us who insist the federal government remain within the confines prescribed by the Constitution are used to condescending lectures about how the Constitution is a "living document" whose principles evolve over time. I was even once informed by the then-Chairman of the House Committee on …

Net Neutrality

Ohio Measure Punishes Public Colleges For Helping Out-Of-State Students Vote

A new effort from Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives would financially punish state universities for helping out-of-state students vote in Ohio during their college years.<p>Under the proposal, if a state university provided an out-of-state student with a letter or utility bill …

The GOP Doesn't Need Hispanic Outreach—It Needs A Hispanic Takeover

On one side are those sensitive to the party's demographics problem, who support a compromise.<p>On the other are those who continue to oppose any bill that includes tens of thousands of work visas and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.<p>Since Mitt Romney's defeat in November, Republicans have …

Immigration

DOJ Appealing Judge's Morning-After Pill Order On Age Limits

One day after the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its decision to lower the age for over-the-counter birth control access, the Department Of Justice (DOJ) is stepping in.<p>The New York Times reported Wednesday evening that the DOJ is appealing a federal order to have the FDA make Plan B …

Plan B's Plan B

The news that "Plan B" -- a pill to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy -- will now be sold to all young women age 15 and older (instead of 17 and older, as it was previously) is nothing short of laughable, in multiple ways. The Obama administration is trying to …

Repeal the Sequester - and the Insanity Behind It - and Spend More Money

Sure, we urgently need to repeal the sequester. (You can tell your Representative that here.) But it's even more important to repeal the insane thinking that <i>led</i> to the sequester.<p>That means repealing the deficit babble that still dominates Washington (and provided the theme for the President's …

Google adds remote desktop to Hangouts, lets users simultaneously video chat and troubleshoot

Google+ Hangouts just received a small but potentially quite useful upgrade today — as of now, Hangouts include a remote desktop feature. This lets you remotely control the computer of someone you're having a Hangout with for troubleshooting purposes, and the Hangout lets you keep chatting and walk …

Reddit announces new, simpler privacy policy going into effect May 15th

Social news darling Reddit has announced and released a preview version of its new privacy policy affecting all users. The policy, which goes into effect May 15th, is designed to be simpler and more straightforward than Reddit's old privacy policy, using more plain English and less legalese. It …

In wake of AP hack, Twitter looks to get serious about journalist relations

A huge number of journalists already use Twitter, both for news-gathering and as a way to report on breaking events, but a new job posting indicates that the company is looking to further formalize its relationships with the journalistic community. The posting for a "head of news and journalism" …

Spica, guide star to Omega Centauri

Tonight – April 14, 2018 – and throughout April and May, let the sparkling blue-white star Spica help you find the famous Omega Centauri globular …

Astronomy

BBC News Hangout: Your Space Questions

As applicants begin signing up for a Dutch organisation's project to send people to live on Mars, many people are once again pondering the future of space exploration.<p>The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman took part in a BBC News Google Hangout with some of those applicants, to talk about the …

Space Exploration

Syria chemical weapons: MPs demand evidence of sarin use by Assad

Pressure was growing on the Government to publish detailed evidence of Syria's alleged chemical weapons use before authorising further intervention in the conflict.<p>Wary of comparisons with faulty intelligence reports on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2003, senior MPs said more detail was …

The long, dark night of Among the Sleep: a horror game as seen through the eyes of a child

"It's time for bed now."<p>Your mother sings you a song as you slowly drift off to sleep, but your rest is short lived. Your eyes struggle open as your teddy bear is dragged away by something you can't see. Your crib tilts, dumping you onto the floor. This is your room and these are your toys, but …

Claire McCaskill Refuses To Rule Out Deploying U.S. Troops To Syria

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of deploying American troops to Syria, while top Republican lawmakers called for increased U.S. intervention in the civil war there. The comments, made on various Sunday television programs, reflect an …

CBS' BOB SCHIEFFER: 'Miraculously, Washington Can Always Find A Way To Help Itself'

Both the House and Senate moved quickly at the end of last week to pass a bill that would resolve hundreds of flight delays piling up at airports. The bill came, coincidentally, as Congress was scheduled to head out of Washington for recess, Schieffer noted.<p>"As if to underline that Washington can …

sequester

The political machinations behind passing FAA bill

MSNBC Contributor Jimmy Williams and Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto join Alex Witt in Washington D.C. for Strategy Talk. Her guests opine the new legislation that ends the flight controller furloughs and the political machinations behind passing and enacting the bill.

Reimagining America's foreign policy

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East," David Rhode talks with MSNBC’s Alex Witt. He offers his unique insights on the U.S. improving its relationships with Muslims, international diplomacy in the Middle East, and militant, …

SCOTUS could soon rule on affirmative action

A decision on a Texas University’s affirmative action policy could come as early as this week<p>The Supreme Court could issue a ruling on affirmative action as early as Monday, after having heard arguments on a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin's policy back in the fall of last …

Bush Rejected Armed Drone Request From Felipe Calderon To Combat Mexico Drug Cartels: Report

Former President George W. Bush rejected a request from former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to use armed drones to curb the growing influence of drug cartels, the Washington Post reported Saturday.<p>In a story examining the United States' role in the intelligence war against Mexico's drug …

The US Doesn't Have Any Good Military Options In Syria

It's not that simple.<p>The military options range from one-off missile strikes on infrastructure linked to chemical weapons, to funneling more weapons in rebel hands, to to carving out no-fly zones, and even as far as putting 20,000 U.S. troops in Jordan for a ground invasion.<p>All carry risks. …

Middle East

More Treatment, Less War: The White House Drug Policy Reform

Many people who want substance abuse treatment can't get it. The White House wants to fix this. Can they do it, and will it help?<p>On Wednesday, April 24, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released its 2013 National Drug Control Strategy. They say their position has …