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Jon Stewart Finally Went Long About The Election And Donald Trump

"He said she was unqualified because she gave a speech to Goldman Sachs. His Secretary of the Treasury is somebody from Goldman Sachs."<p>How do you stay positive during a Trump presidency? In the words of Jon Stewart, “F**king buckle your seatbelt and get ready.”<p>The former “Daily Show” host shared …

Comedy

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Chemistry

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Recent events around the world have prompted debate about the historical parallels between our times and the period preceding the second world war<p>Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” …

Democracy

Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that "millions" voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clinton's nearly 2 million edge in the popular vote and returning to his campaign mantra of a rigged race even as he prepares to enter the White …

Elections

#NeverRomney Campaign Reopens GOP Wounds

The prospect of Donald Trump appointing a moderate former governor to become his Secretary of State has reignited party infighting.<p>Mitt Romney may be on deck to be the new face of America to the world, and some Trump loyalists don’t like it. While the rest of the country warded off …

Donald Trump

Don't gloat about reading Ulysses: all books follow the same six storylines, researchers find

There may once have been cachet in ploughing one's way through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka's Metamorphosis.<p>But according to one study, there is no greater cause to boast about reading James Joyce than EL James.<p>All novels contain one of just six possible plots, with similar emotional arcs …

For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families — including a majority of single-parent households — the opposite would occur: They'd pay more.<p>Most married couples with three or more …

Equality

Journalism faces an 'existential crisis' in Trump era

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home.<p>Ladies and gentlemen, I added the bits from candidate Trump as a reminder of the peril we face. I actually hoped that once President-elect, all that …

Trump Tower

The World's Tallest Water Slide Is Being Demolished After Boy's Tragic Death

A 10-year-old suffered fatal injuries on the ride this summer.<p>Schlitterbahn says its Kansas City water park will tear down its famous water slide after a 10-year-old boy was killed on the ride this summer.<p>At just over 168 feet, the Verrückt is the tallest water slide in the world, according to …

Water Parks

Trump Calls For Unity, Healing In Thanksgiving Address

President-elect Donald Trump issued a Thanksgiving address on Wednesday evening, calling for the nation to come together after a bruising, bitter campaign.<p>"It is my prayer, that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose …

Donald Trump

Trump has not offered Carson U.S. housing post: spokesman

President-elect Donald Trump has not extended an offer to retired neurosurgeon and former presidential rival Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Carson spokesman said on Wednesday, disputing a report by the Wall Street Journal.<p>"Trump did not make an offer," Carson …

World News

Trump changed everything. Now everything counts

Millions of Americans are starting to grasp that we can’t politely stand by watching lives and liberties get slashed beyond repair. What are you going to do?<p>If you’re among the majority of American voters who just voted against the party soon to control all three branches of our government, you’ve …

Keith Ellison

Family feud, election edition: Americans brace for Thanksgiving discord

One woman says her family has threatened to cut off her college fund and was told her grandfather was crying in heaven over her vote for Hillary Clinton. As families gather to give thanks, many are preparing for ‘frustration and anger’<p>When a Massachusetts woman learned that she and her mother could …

Elections

Welcome to the reign of King Trump

While Donald Trump’s guiding principle is ego, the structures that hold him aloft were painstakingly built over decades by the worst of the Republican party<p>“This bloodbath of an election,” a friend emailed me. “Like watching someone get murdered,” another said over the phone. And this in an email …

Mitch McConnell

Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be well positioned …

Immigration

Trump cancels, then uncancels meeting with New York Times

'They continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!' he tweeted.<p>Updated 11/22/2016 09:58 AM EST<p>President-elect Donald Trump said he had canceled a planned meeting with reporters and editors from The New York Times — only to reverse himself hours later, the Manhattan billionaire and the …

Donald Trump

Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather

Royal decree ordered Friedrich Trump to leave Bavaria and never come back after he failed to do military service<p>A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back.<p>Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in …

History

Line between transition, company blurred by Trump children

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the fifth floor? Their business offices on …

Donald Trump

Trump Team Defends Controversial Appointments on Sunday Shows

After multiple days of strong pushback over the selections of Jeff Sessions and Gen. Michael Flynn, the Trump team tried to soften the images of their picks.<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s top surrogates on Sunday were hammered with a barrage of questions about the individuals who have already been …

Jeff Sessions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s seeking a fourth term

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, who has steered Germany through several global crises as its first woman leader, said Sunday that she will seek a fourth …

Trump’s pick for CIA director has called for Snowden’s execution

Gen. Michael Flynn will be key adviser, Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.<p>President-elect Donald J. Trump has made three key national security …

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have isolated an antibody from an HIV-positive patient that is capable of neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains. It's a success rate that makes it easily the most potent, …

Antibodies

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

Earlier this week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral. It's called "Code I’m Still Ashamed Of."<p>In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the …

Ethics

A Timeline of Abortion Rights in the U.S.

Women – If you haven't already heard, your vagina, your health and your livelihood are at risk.<p>With <b>Donald Trump</b> being named president-elect, our country is one big question mark on a number of issues, including reproductive health care. Trump's VP, <b>Mike Pence</b>, previously signed one of the strictest …