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An Astronomer Took a Stunning Photo of Our Galaxy in a Crystal Ball, And We Can't Deal

It's so magical!<p>A stunning new photo of the Milky Way came about because of a flea-market purchase, a late night on a Chilean mountain range, and a …

What lies beneath... Iowa?

Sen—If you’re an object in the Solar System, it’s just a fact of existence that you’re going to get hit by some <i>other</i> object in the Solar System. The …

Jaguar I-Pace does it all, electrically

Asteroid a half mile long about to make closest pass by Earth

A space rock that could be taller than the tallest skyscraper on Earth is set to whip by our planet this week.<p>The object, technically classified as Asteroid 2017 YE5, is thought to be a comet that's gone extinct, meaning it's probably dried up and no longer has a distinct tail.<p>It will come within …

Over $18M raised on Facebook to reunite families hit by Trump's immigration policy

It turns out Facebook can help raise a lot of money.<p>Charlotte and Dave Willner set up a fundraiser on Facebook on Saturday to help reunite families affected by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" approach toward undocumented immigrants, USA Today reported Monday. Their original goal was to …

Immigration

Porsche takes 10 percent stake in electric car maker Rimac Automobili

A longstanding manufacturer of internal-combustion vehicles is investing in a relatively new maker of electric cars. Porsche announced today it is investing in Rimac Automobili, taking a 10 percent share in the Croatian company known for its all-electric supercars.<p>Porsche is interested in …

iPhones to soon automatically share your location with 911

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) iPhone users in the US who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first …

Millie Bobby Brown Takes on Bullies at MTV Awards After Twitter Exit

“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown skipped the MTV Movie & TV Awards because of a knee injury, but the young actress still made an appearance …

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Sessions Says Illegal Immigrants With Children Aren’t Seeking Asylum

4:16 AM 06/19/2018<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Monday that illegal immigrants crossing the border in places other …

Doors for Refugees Close as Displaced Population Soars, U.N. Says

United States immigration agents are seizing children from parents at the southern border. Italy’s new populist coalition is forcing refugees to turn elsewhere. An anti-migrant backlash now threatens to fracture Germany’s government.<p>And through it all, the world’s population of displaced people …

Trumpism’s Tipping Point

Sometimes, we forget where we are. Momentary amnesia is the most charitable explanation for Donald Trump saluting North Korea’s uniformed defense …

Donald Trump

Here's an Important Reminder to Stay Away From This Giant Horror Plant That Causes 3rd Degree Burns

DO NOT TOUCH.<p>If Hollywood wanted to make a movie about a horrifying plant invasion, giant hogweeds would make a great candidate for the lead role - …

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Store all your Apple accessories Bento-box style

Japanese Bento boxes are synonymous with convenience, and have many designated compartments to hold and carry a variety of foods — all in one spot. Wiplabs has taken this centuries-old idea forward with the BentoStack, an all-in-one container for organizing all your Apple accessories.<p>Launched on …

Apple Pencil

Fall of the American Empire

The U.S. government is, as a matter of policy, literally ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in fenced enclosures (which officials insist aren’t cages, oh no). The U.S. president is demanding that law enforcement stop investigating his associates and go after his …

Political Science

Donald Trump surprised officials by announcing the Space Force, a new branch of the US military

At a meeting of National Space Council intended to transfer space responsibilities from military to civilian hands, president Donald Trump surprised attendees by ordering the top US military officer to launch a new branch of the military in space.<p>While the creation of a Space Force has been debated …

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White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness

Being white in America has long been treated, at least by white people, as too familiar to be of much interest. It’s been the default identity, the cultural wallpaper — something described, when described at all, using bland metaphors like milk and vanilla and codes like “cornfed” and …

Race & Ethnicity

What happened when I forced my American colleagues to take coffee breaks

I remember my first day of work in New York, when I moved here in the mid-00s from Vancouver. I sat in my cubicle at a financial magazine, working, but also mindful of a colleague who sat to my left, visible through frosted glass. I waited for an opening to chat and maybe go for coffee, but at some …

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It’s so cheap to drive electric even Trump’s administration can’t ignore it

As cheap solar power spreads, charging an electric car will get cheaper and cheaper.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that it …

Bob Corker loses it on the Senate floor — and it’s about time

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) exploded with frustration on the Senate floor Tuesday after Senate GOP leaders refused to allow a vote on his amendment that would claw back tariff authority from the president:<p>Corker was exasperated not to get a vote on his amendment because “by gosh, the president might …

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Anxiety ensues after German engineers teardown Tesla's Model 3

Posted on June 03, 2018 by Matt Pressman<p>American auto consultant Sandy Munro and his team recently performed an extensive teardown of Tesla's Model …

3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for 50 Years

If you're looking for companies to hold for the ultra-long term, consider an e-commerce leader, a streaming pioneer, and a forerunner in artificial …

Zedd thanks Tesla’s Autopilot for saving his life after he fell asleep behind the wheel

Tesla’s Autopilot gets into the headlines every time an Autopiloted vehicle crashes, and given Autopilot’s seeming love for stationary emergency …

Apple Watch Series 4: Apple’s 2019 Smartwatch Might Finally Hit The Perfect Spot For Wearable Devices

The Apple Watch Series 4 could be compatible with accessories from previous models.<p>The Apple Watch Series 4 is practically around the corner, but …

Prices Keep Rising for Drugs Treating Painful Sex in Women

For years, Lenny Hanson has watched in alarm as the price of a drug she takes has ticked steadily upward, doubling in the past five years to more than $200 a month today.<p>The product, Vagifem, is one form of a drug, estradiol, that is used to improve women’s sex lives by treating a painful, often …

Pharma

Jon Stewart Defends Samantha Bee: Trump Doesn’t ‘Give a Sh*t About the Word C*nt’

The former ‘Daily Show’ host also announced a new movie project during a wide-ranging conversation before his headlining stand-up set at Clusterfest …

We're learning more about how social isolation damages your brain and body — here are the biggest effects

Going without human contact for too long can literally break your heart.<p>That's according to a new study of social isolation published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in May, which tracked more than 1,600 people living with heart failure.<p>We've known for a while that being alone is a …

Psychology

So that’s what astronauts are looking for in a spaceship

Not all spacecraft are created equal, as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch proved, but NASA astronauts definitely have an opinion on what they want to …

This sci-fi author predicted everything about the smartphone, now he has insights for our AI world

Science fiction writers are some of the great creative forward-thinkers of our time.<p>Hard science fiction is the particular category within the genre that matters the most in imagining our shared future, where the laws of physics are adhered to, usually with specified accuracy. The debate here isn’t …

The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy? We Probably Found It Years Ago — But Don't Know It Yet

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness