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How To Survive A Mass Extinction

In her new book <i>Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction</i> writer Annalee Newitz looks back at Earth's previous mass extinctions to see what lessons might be learned, and how earthlings might prepare themselves to survive a future planet-wide catastrophe.<p>Transcript<p>IRA …

Do Adults Keep Making New Brain Cells? Cold War-Era Radiation Reveals Answer

A different kind of carbon-14 dating<p>When the U.S. and Soviet Union tested nuclear weapons aboveground in the 1950s and 1960s, they left their mark on everyone alive at that time. The tests released unusual amounts of carbon-14 into the atmosphere, which people's cells would sometimes incorporate …

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Report -- June 7, 2013

Check Out These Computer Generated 3D Renderings of DSLR Cameras

Back in March, we shared about how realistic computer generated images has been encroaching on the commercial product photography industry and …

How to Create Refractograph Abstract Photography

Ever look through a kaleidoscope as a kid? You would hold the tube up to your eye, twist the end, and see an array of wild colors and patterns move …


Interesting Photo of the Day: Reflections for Days on the Uyuni Salt Flats

At first glance, you might think this photo was a product of a skilled Photoshopper. However, you would be wrong. This place, called the Uyuni Salt …

Obama Defends NSA Programs, Says Congress Knew About Surveillance

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully defended revelations that the National Security Agency is collecting phone records and electronic communications, saying that Congress was fully briefed and the programs are limited in scope.<p>"The programs are secret in the sense that they …

Glenn Beck Calls Michelle Obama A 'Monster,' 'Lady Macbeth' After Heckler Confrontation (VIDEO)

A controversial conservative talk show host openly criticized first lady Michelle Obama during his radio program Thursday.<p>Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze, broached the subject during an aside about Obama's recent confrontation with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist Ellen …

Obama's 'in your face' moment

Toure calls President Obama's nomination of Susan Rice to the NSA his slam dunk, "in your face" moment to Republicans.

Obama: Insurance companies will compete as health law takes effect

President Obama made a statement on the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, California, saying that "most states will offer new, private insurance choices that don't exist today."

Can Washington Get Anything Right?

The Senate Committee on Education met this week to "update"--not eliminate--the No Child Left Behind legislation. Even those who seemed to favor some changes still insisted on keeping the standardized testing provisions. Like the House, which also echoed the need to give power to the states but …

Sideshow: Bachmann says she was the ‘champion for repealing Obamacare’

Michele Bachmann is taking credit for repealing Obamacare (even though it’s still the law of the land), some Colorado lawmakers want to split the state in two, and a Virginia yoga instructor is defending yoga students from ‘demonic’ accusations.

New push to embrace ‘Obamacare’ after low poll results

The Grio’s Joy Reid and The Hill’s AB Stoddard discuss the White House’s push to extol the virtues of Obamacare in light of a recent poll that shows the Affordable Care Act is still unpopular.

Obama’s vision for America: He does care

As the president touts the success of his health reform law, Jonathan Alter and Jonathan Capehart join Rev. Sharpton to discuss the Obama legacy.

Immigration reform faces rough path forward

Chris Hayes discusses comprehensive immigration reform with Lorella Praeli and Ali Noorani.

Republicans try to create scandals while Obama creates jobs

On the heels of the latest jobs report, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and economist Jared Bernstein join Rev. Sharpton to discuss how the president’s economic plan could help America, if only it could pass Congress.