Haylee Burnham

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Steve King’s war on animals

The Iowa Republican is pushing an amendment that could make puppy mills and cat meat legal<p>Every once in a while the universe hands us a politician so out of touch with reality, so perfectly obtuse and/or scandal prone that comedians everywhere fall all over themselves trying to come up with just …

Exposed: Enron billionaire’s diabolical plot to loot worker pensions

How an Enron billionaire, Wall Street and a major “nonpartisan” foundation are quietly robbing American workers<p>In May of 2013, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report that sounded a frightening alarm. Titled “Retirement Security Across Generations” and widely cited throughout the national …

Effort to reform NSA is important — and doomed to fail

Senators reveal meaty reform proposal, but are such efforts too little, too late for our surveilled world?<p>This year's slew of revelations about the NSA's hoarding and intrusion into Americans' communications was bound to give rise to a congressional reform proposal or two. The question now is …

Conservative radio host jokes Hillary Clinton should be shot

Conservative radio host displays a warped sense of humor<p>While on the air, a right-wing radio host in Santa Cruz, Calif., told a joke on Wednesday implying Hillary Clinton should be shot.<p>According to the Huffington Post, the not-funny joke involved the former secretary of state asking previous …

8 exceptionally dumb American achievements of the 21st century

We’ve got bragging rights on these<p>“<i>But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional. With humility, but</i> …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Pokémon TV will retell the story of Pokémon Red and Blue in 4-episode series

Even as Nintendo presses forward for the release of Pokémon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS, the company is looking back on the legacy of its popular franchise.<p>The publisher is revealing today that it will premiere a four-part miniseries that retells the story of the original Pokémon Red and Blue …

Puffyshoes – Goodbye to You: New music from Japan

Watch on YouTube<p>The joy you get listening to Puffyshoes is always tinged with an edge of frustration at all the could've beens in their career. For all their fiercely lo-fi ethos, their songwriting has an undeniable power to make people swoon, lovestruck, and yet they've never quite been able to …

Just How Much of Musical History Has Been Lost to History?

Valuable original recordings and rare tapes have vanished over the years—a process that Jack White and the National Recording Preservation Foundation are looking to stop.<p>Bones Howe ran the tape machines on the first Hollywood sessions for 22-year-old Elvis Presley in 1957. “They drove out west in a …

Asda, offensive halloween costumes and mental health stigma

Asda came under much criticism on Wednesday for selling mental patient halloween costumes. Specifically, this costume.<p>As someone who teaches psychiatry for a living, this costume raises several questions, the main one being "exactly what mental health disorder does this person suffer from?" I'm …

Electric or diesel? It depends on stops and speed

The benefits of delivery trucks that run on electricity instead of diesel fuel only go so far. The advantages largely depend on how—and where—the …

Electric Vehicles

FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?

Probably not. Even when it's nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla built a 142-foot-tall, 12-million-volt electric coil in Colorado Springs and transmitted electricity wirelessly across 25 miles, illuminating 200 lamps with the charge. …

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum chamber, the project created a non-linear quantum …