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Trump's Supreme Court pick once accused lawmakers of 'grossly mistreating' judicial nominees

Gorsuch wrote an article in 2002 reflecting on Justice Byron White, a John F. Kennedy appointee who died in April that year after serving for 31 years on the Supreme Court bench.<p>Gorsuch's article praised White and slammed lawmakers for delaying the confirmations of Merrick Garland and John Roberts, …

Mitch McConnell

Reengineered Brick Can Keep Buildings Cool

This clay brick from a pair of Colombian architects shows that material innovation doesn’t always have to be high-tech.<p>When Colombian architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro set out to re-engineer the brick, they did so through the lens of sustainability. They wanted to create a mass producible, …

Architecture

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Enforcement Changes Are Here, But Questions Remain

A new process allows people to tell Facebook if they have a special circumstance, though the policy remains the same.<p>The policy, which requires people use their "authentic name" on Facebook, was being enforced with such rigidity that people with special circumstances – including members of the …

MacKeeper Leaks 13 Million Mac Owners' Data, Leaves Passwords Open To Easy Cracking

Anti-virus provider MacKeeper is known for pushing the message Apple Mac owners need protection. It needed some extra protection of its own today, after a white hat hacker discovered a database containing 13 million customer records was accessible by just visiting a selection of IP addresses, no …

Security

Yves Béhar designs slanted Surf Shack for Design Miami

<b>Design Miami 2015:</b> San Francisco designer Yves Béhar created a temporary beach hut installation to showcase his collection of surfboards in Miami …

World

2015: Our Year in Poems

Nearly a hundred new poems appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i> in 2015. These included some of the last work by Philip Levine and C. K. Williams, who died this year, as well as a previously unpublished poem written by John Updike when he was twenty-one years old.<p>Below, we’ve assembled some highlights from …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

43 Of Our Most Amazing Celebrity Photos Of 2015

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Psy practicing with his backup dancers is downright mesmerizing

Where did Psy get his moves?<p>The Korean pop sensation's somewhat bizarre music video for his latest single, "Daddy," has been racking up plenty of …

Star Wars Fans and Their Collections

This week’s premiere of the newest Star Wars movie has both casual fans and die-hard enthusiasts excited. Reuters recently sent photographers to visit some of the most dedicated Star Wars fans in Japan, England, and the U.S., to photograph them surrounded by their collections of memorabilia, …

Darth Vader

The case for eating cereal for breakfast again

Just when it’s needed most, America’s love affair with cereal is coming to an end.<p>Despite its iconic status in the US, cereal consumption has been falling for the past 10 years, and the trend is expected to continue. In 2005, Americans ate approximately 155 million tons of cereal. By 2015, that had …

Nutrition

You Might Soon Be Rating Your Uber Driver With Emojis

Uber might soon be simplifying its five-star rating system.<p>Two new systems are currently being tested, <i>Quartz</i> reports. The first uses thumbs up and …

Transportation

Pew Study Finds That Half of Americans Play Video Games

Nearly half of Americans play video games, according to a new poll, although not everyone is convinced that is a good thing.<p>The Pew Research Center …

Pew Research Center

Gun-wielding bandit calls Indian immigrant ‘terrorist’ before shooting him in the face

At first, the masked man with the long gun appeared to be carrying out a terrifying, but standard, convenience store hold-up.<p>“He said, ‘Keep your hands up,” the manager of Bottlenecks Food and Drink Shop in Grand Rapids, Mich., who asked not be identified, told WOOD-TV. “Don’t look at me.”<p>What …

Grand Rapids

The Latest: Los Angeles schools to reopen after email threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest on the closure of Los Angeles Unified School District schools due to a threat (all times local):<p>5:45 p.m.<p>The Los Angeles school district on Wednesday will reopen more than 1,500 school buildings that were shut for a day and searched after an emailed threat of …

Los Angeles

This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

Nature Is Violent

And it's the height of human narcissism to think we could change that.<p>When it comes to issues of environmental ethics, it's common to argue from the gut, with advocates on any given side of an issue defaulting to vague, emotional statements about natural "harmony" and what is "felt" to be right. …

Conservation