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Steve Bartkowski on these Falcons: 'The team of destiny'

<b>HOUSTON --</b> Steve Bartkowski is 64. He threw his final NFL pass – as an L.A. Ram – in 1986. But there are moments, he concedes, “when I’d like to …

How A Woman You Never Heard Of Helped Enable Modern Weather Prediction

Irrespective of your ideological viewpoint, the collective Women’s Marches around the world this past weekend were inspiring and illustrative of the collective power of women. Simultaneously, regions of the United States were being ravaged by deadly tornadic storms. Modern computer models were …

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The last pool report on the Obama presidency. (Trump pool reports already streaming in) https://t.co/NhLnOmGkFG

NOAA and the new administration: Will Trump make America’s weather model great again?

America’s primary computer model for predicting the weather is not as accurate as the Europeans’. Many meteorologists and lawmakers lament that the United States has fallen behind Europe in global weather modeling.<p>Could the incoming Trump administration, which has placed a real emphasis on U.S. …

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Trump proved Obama’s point

President-elect Donald Trump took questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City.<p>President-elect Donald Trump took questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City.<p>Sen. Ben Cardin used one of the oldest saws in politics to lay out an imperative for the coming Trump era. “It cannot be …

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Suck on This: Adult Breastfeeding Relationships and Those Who Love Them

Kate started breastfeeding her husband in her 50s as part of their sex life. We find out what adult nursing is, and why the people involved aren't planning to wean themselves off the habit anytime soon.<p>Atlanta resident Jennifer Mulford does not look like someone the <i>Daily Mail</i> would describe as the …

More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast

Terra MODIS image of Hurricane Matthew from Oct. 7, 2016. Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), UW-MadisonActive Atlantic hurricane periods, …

On the predictableness of Snow Map Insanity

The classic “explanation” of insanity is doing the same thing every time and expecting a different result. The only thing more predictable than …

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Some Viral Weather Forecasts Are Fake News -- Two Reasons They Must Be Stopped Now

If anything needs to go viral right now it is this post. It happened last night as I was enjoying the last of the bowl games. I started receiving messages from friends asking about a meme going around showing specific forecasts for snow totals this weekend in the southeastern United States. Yes, …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'The Bachelor' Is Killing Romance in America (Guest Column)

"There is an insidious darkness beneath the fairytale" relationships on the show, which debuts a new season tonight, argues the cultural critic and …

Mariah Carey Blames Technical Difficulties for New Year’s Eve Meltdown – Variety

Mariah Carey tweeted that “s— happens” and appeared to have a sense of humor about the technical difficulties that caused her performance to go down …

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Millennials: We aren't lazy. We're workaholics

The Millennial generation, the first to grow up with smartphones in their hands, is often stereotyped as lazy and entitled.<p>But workplace experts say …

This weather app will give you the most accurate forecasts

There are plenty of weather apps out there, but not all will keep you warm and dry.<p>Major weather services can range in their ability to predict rain …

Weather Service to issue new special snow forecasts to prevent commuting nightmares

We all remember the epic blizzard last January that unloaded 18 to 36 inches of snow around the region. But do you recall the rush-hour dusting a few days before, on Jan. 20?<p>You might if you were among the thousands stranded in their cars because of skating-rink-like road conditions. This neglected …

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'Inspirational' Sager beloved across MLB

ATLANTA -- Long before he became recognized for wearing the eccentric, colorful sports coats that personified his zest for life, Craig Sager somewhat …

Bernstein: Trump’s Lies Worse Than Nixon’s

Donald Trump, Loser-in-Chief

Donald Trump lost the vote for president by well over two-and-a-half million votes and counting, and it's driving him out of his mind. Because our …

When FDR moved Thanksgiving: the presidential power grab that tore a nation apart

Thanksgiving is rarely too far removed from politics. Whether it's the holiday's origins in a 1621 alliance, its first presidential commemoration by Abraham Lincoln at the height of the Civil War, or the contentious arguments many families have over their dinner tables today, political controversy …

Top journalists warn of threats to press freedom under Trump

The rise of the new KKK

In this era of a soon-to-be President Donald Trump, my profession has a lot to answer for. Journalists who should know better covered the email …

'Thunderstorm asthma:' Deadly illness caused by freak weather

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unusual combination of weather conditions leading to a freak illness known as thunderstorm asthma has left four people dead in Australia.<p>Thousands of people were rushed to hospital Monday with breathing problems in the southern Australian state of Victoria as emergency services struggled …

Green Day Blasts Donald Trump at American Music Awards – Variety

Green Day made a political statement during its performance at the American Music Awards Sunday night, slamming President-elect Donald Trump in the …

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Why hedging a forecast is sometimes the best thing to do

The election made me do it.<p>Writing this essay sprung from listening to statistical polling analyst Nate Silver in the car the other day. He thought …

An unreasonable amount of people are searching “Tiffany Trump” on Pornhub

New Pornhub Insights analysis shows our libidos are immune to election fatigue<p>Today I learned that some stories don't need ledes.<p>According to Pornhub Insights, "President-elect Donald Trump's current wife, Melania Trump, was searched 1538% more, former wife 'Ivanka Trump' +1169% and daughter …

‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe on Why Trump Won – Variety

Actor Mike Rowe knows exactly why Donald Trump won the presidency.<p>The former “Dirty Jobs” host wrote a Facebook post comparing Trump’s election night …

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Opinion: Why Donald Trump will never satisfy his angry voters

Oh my God what have we done?<p>As I write this as the first day of a new era dawns, financial markets are in shock over the election of Donald J. Trump …