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House rejects plan to kill NSA data collection

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and National Security Agency narrowly averted an embarrassing setback Wednesday as the House defeated an attempt to block the collection of massive volumes of telephone records on domestic calls.<p>By a 217-205 vote, the House defeated a proposal by Rep. Justin …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Carlos Danger Should Sink Anthony Weiner but He (So Far) Refuses to Go

David Freedlander reports from the Anthony Weiner press conference, where he vowed to stay in the race.<p>Warning to Anthony Weiner and his mayoral …

Steve King defends saying DREAMers are drug smugglers

“It’s not something that I’m making up. This is real,” he said<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>July 24, 2013 3:58pm (UTC)<p>Rep. Steve King is standing by comments he made describing DREAMers as drug smugglers with "calves the size of cantaloupes," arguing that “It’s not something that I’m making up. This is …