James Reynolds

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Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video]

One day, they could be used to monitor soil. Or your inner organs.<p>This robot is putting down roots. Recently at the Living Machines conference in London, researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology debuted a system of robotic roots that can grow and turn in response to stimuli in their …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Fox News’s Don’t-Come-to-Jesus Moment

By now, you may have heard of the incident, quickly gone viral, in which a Fox News “on-air personality” raised questions about a revered if semi-mythical figure, with a combination of obliviousness and opacity and point-missing that set new standards even for Fox. I mean, of course, Brian …

Joe, Mika clash over Fox, MSNBC

Co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough clashed Wednesday morning on “Morning Joe” over whether there is a difference between Fox News and MSNBC, with Brzezinski calling Fox a “mouthpiece for the Republican Party.”<p>The two were discussing Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus’s …

Research Shows Fox News is Behind Climate Change Denial

We all secretly suspected that Fox News was behind climate change denial, but new research actually proves that tuning into Fox News, Rush Limbaugh …

News Media

President Obama's Surprise Revelation of Sealed Benghazi Indictment

President Obama surprised aides when he revealed today the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi, Libya, attack, leaving some wondering if …

Bankrupt Detroit finds $1m cheque in city hall drawer

Finding a $1m uncashed cheque would be a dream come true for anyone, but for the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, it could have paid for vital services.<p>The cheque was found in a city hall desk drawer in March, a month after it was received. Four months later the city collapsed into …

Small Business Lending May Not Be as Bright as Recent Surveys Suggest

While Big Bank lending is coming back, it may be at the expense of smaller banks. And no overall lending increase is in sight.<p>New data suggests the economy is on the mend, and that small business owners are reaping the benefits as banks start to lend again.<p>But a closer look suggests circumstances …

Small Business

STARBUCKS CEO: Bill Ackman 'Ruined The Lives Of Thousands Of JCPenney Employees'

Ackman's letters are calling for a new CEO within the next 30 to 45 to replace interim CEO Mike Ullman, who returned after Ron Johnson stepped down.<p>The activist investor also wants the board's chairman Tom Engibous replaced with Allen Questrom.<p>Here's what we've transcribed part of Shultz's …

Bill Ackman