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How Obama Could Win Supreme Court Battle — Even If Republicans Take the White House

Senate Republicans are pledging to block any Supreme Court nomination by President Barack Obama until after November, hoping a Republican will replace him and fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.<p>But even if the Senate refuses to confirm Obama’s pick and a Republican wins the White …

Apocalypse now: Sarah Palin's bizarre Trump endorsement analyzed

Has the world known a greater horror than what it witnessed on Tuesday when Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for president of the United States? I don’t mean physical horror, like murders, genocide or sexual violence. I mean lingering existential dread, the kind of sick feeling that burns the …

New Report Says Antimicrobial Resistance Will Kill 300 Million by 2050

A new report has predicted that 300 million people will die prematurely by the year 2050 thanks to antimicrobial resistance if measures aren’t taken …

Kanye West's "No More Parties In LA" Should Surprise No One

New heat from Kanye West! Yeezy dropped “No More Parties In LA” today, featuring Kendrick Lamar, produced by Madlib. Early feedback is that vintage …

Hotel Workers Are Coming Clean About the Industry’s Dirtiest Secrets

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>“This blanket only gets washed once a year,” reads one nightmare-inducing post on Whisper, an app …

Blame game erupts over Flint’s toxic water, Dems target GOP gov

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is accusing Democrats of turning the city of Flint's toxic water crisis into a political football -- as they line up to lambaste the Republican governor while saying little about the role of a former Democratic mayor or federal agencies in the public health …

HSBC prods customers to spend less and save more

The ‘nudge’ app will remind big spenders to rein in their outgoings, but the bank says it will be careful to avoid getting too bossy<p>Shopping addicts and big spenders could get a slap on the wrist from their bank if they sign up to HSBC’s new Nudge app.<p>The mobile gadget will track customers’ income …

How the Science of Memory Seduced Joyce Carol Oates

The author speaks about scientific ethics, exploitation, her fascination with neuroscience, and her part in the PEN Charlie Hebdo controversy.<p>In …

Amy Schumer Shuts Down Teen Film Critic Who Shamed Her Sex Life

Amy Schumer shut down a teen film critic on Monday after he shamed the comedian’s sex life in a joke that fell flat with many social media users, …

Travis Tritt on Glenn Frey: ‘It Was an Inspiration to Be Around Him’

Singer Travis Tritt holds an interesting place in Eagles history, having been present to witness them all back in one place after a long hiatus. The …

‘Donald Trump would be disqualified’ for president under citizenship logic, says Ted Cruz

During the Republican debate, Ted Cruz shut down questions over his eligibility by pointing to precedent – and to his persistent accuser<p>Related: Where was Ted Cruz born and does it matter for his presidential bid?<p>At the Republican debate in South Carolina on Thursday, Ted Cruz got the first …

2015 Was The Year President Obama Gave Zero F**ks

Throwing shade left and right.<p>President Barack Obama has thrown more shade, hushed more critics and been bolder in 2015 than he has in any of his previous years in office.<p>It all started during his sixth State of the Union address in January. Obama was talking about the country’s economic growth …

Barack Obama

Plugging Into Your Brain

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.<p>Let's talk about what's happening today.<p>Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of …

Singularity

Boycott on Israel -- What, and Who Can Change This?

Credit: claudia gabriela marques vieira<p>The security situation is affecting every aspect of our lives. When the general insanity is maintained every day by clips of stabbing attacks, and at the same time Europe starts marking Israeli products, is it any wonder that we are growing numb? How else can …

The Hunt for Dark Matter

Dark Matter

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain

Snowden: I'm still waiting to hear back from DOJ on plea deal

Edward Snowden is still waiting on the Justice Department to take up his offer of a plea deal, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents says.<p>"We are still waiting for them to call us back," Snowden said in an interview on the BBC's "Panorama" …

Police in California Killed More Than 610 People Over 6 Years

The data on homicides committed by law enforcement in America’s most populous state<p>The ACLU of Southern California has been working to understand how many people have been killed by law enforcement in America’s most populous state. What they found is alarming. Over a six-year period that ended in …

Law Enforcement

Evolutionary grandmothers to thank for romantic pairings

The human tendency to form couples with older men protecting younger women is the result of prehistoric grandmothering, scientists say<p>Women who find long-term love with a protective older man have grannies to thank, a new study claims.<p>Scientists linked the role of grandmothers to the human tendency …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Bridges 2015: a meeting of maths and art - in pictures

The Bridges Conference is an annual event that explores the connections between art and mathematics. Here is a selection of the work being exhibited this year, from a Pi pie which vibrates the number pi onto your hand to delicate paper structures demonstrating number sequences. This year’s …