Kyle Sullivan

17 Flips | 2 Magazines | 90 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @krs_one | Early thirties college graduate...cynical but loving. Wish people would quit moving to Austin because it is losing what makes it such an amazing city.

On the Media - WNYC Studios

The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield …

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials …

Trump's national security aides voice support for the Iran nuclear deal

Several of President Trump's top national security advisors are urging him to stay in the Iran nuclear accord as the White House faces a looming deadline on whether to let Congress help determine the fate of the landmark disarmament deal.<p>Under U.S. law, Trump must tell Congress by Oct. 15 whether …

Ask Ethan: Could The Fabric Of Spacetime Be Defective?

The biggest lesson from Einstein’s general theory of relativity is that space itself isn’t a flat, unchanging, absolute entity. Rather it’s woven together, along with time, into a single fabric: spacetime. This fabric is continuous, smooth, and gets curved and deformed by the presence of matter and …

New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago?<p>Almost certainly yes—though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star …

General Relativity in a Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity is possibly one of the most talked about subjects of physics there is. The majority of society seem to have …

A California-led alliance of cities and states vows to keep the Paris climate accord intact

President Trump may be quitting the Paris accord on climate change — but forcing the rest of the nation to go along with him is proving more of a challenge.<p>Led by California, dozens of states and cities across the country responded Friday to Trump's attack on the worldwide agreement by vowing to …

Andrew Cuomo

Pentagon chief turns up heat on North Korea and China

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis turned up the heat on North Korea and its main benefactor, China, on Saturday, calling the North …

North Korea

U.S. senator calls for probe into promotion of Kushner Cos deal

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into "potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations" made by companies promoting investment in a property development involving the family company of White House advisor Jared …

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

Human Rights

Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles

The team analyzed data on the oscillations of neutrinos—subatomic particles that interact extremely weakly with matter, passing through our bodies by …

Bill Maher’s epic anti-PC Halloween rant: “I’m going to vote Republican, because I just can’t stand being on the same team as these humorless jackoffs”

“This is the lazy liberalism in which scolding has become a substitute for actually doing something,” Maher said<p>Sarah Burris<p>October 31, 2015 12:41pm (UTC)<p>Bill Maher defended Halloween costumes getting a bad wrap on Friday evening's "Real Time." In his "New Rules" segment, Maher said that those who …

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