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Saturn’s tiny moon ‘has far bigger oil and gas reserves than Earth’

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn contains oil and gas reserves many times bigger than all known reserves on Earth, a NASA probe has shown.<p>The Cassini …

Astronomy

What do Christians mean when they say 'God spoke to me?'

I must confess that I empathized with Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s <i>The View</i>, when she recently expressed concern about a claim that Vice President (and Christian believer) Mike Pence has heard the voice of Jesus on occasion.<p>I didn’t become a Christian until the age of thirty-five, and prior to that …

Joy Behar

Woman Jailed for Baptizing Her Daughter In Violation of Court Order

A North Carolina woman was jailed Friday after baptizing her daughter, violating a court order stemming from a custody battle.<p>The custody battle …

Crime

To fix American democracy, the left should commit to these four steps

The simple act of crossing the partisan divide will not resolve our crisis. But it could help us begin to slowly rebuild our nation<p>Ever since Donald Trump captured the imagination of enough American voters to win, liberals I’ve spoken with have felt in a quandary. Trump seems to be kicking at the …

Black Lives Matter

Comment Of The Day: Humans Are Idiots Edition

When one grown-ass man apparently spits in another grown-ass man’s face, and the spat-upon grown-ass man then rolls his own SUV onto its roof in an …

Biology

White House idea to replace food stamp program with food boxes slammed

The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."<p>Office of …

Agriculture

How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle

A previously unknown connection between geological atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store carbon …

Earth Science

Ideal Rocket Equation

The forces on a rocket change dramatically during a typical flight. This figure shows a derivation of the change in velocity during <b>powered flight</b> …

Space Exploration

Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Pancakes Are My New Cauliflower Rice Obsession

Now the base of pizza crusts and tater tots, cauliflower has proven its versatility time and time again. When grated or processed into “rice,” it …

Recipes

The Military's Greatest Enemy Isn't Russia or China

It might just be past success. <i>A wise man once pointed out that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Relative to</i> …

Geopolitics

ROTY Edition 1 Volume 79: Limited Downside Catalysts Vs. Binary Risk

We discuss the difference between binary catalysts and those with limited downside, utilizing two recent examples.<p>Galmed`s disappointing results are …

Biotechnology

‘It’s not a joke’: Parents, allergy group furious over scene in ‘Peter Rabbit’

Based on the book by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit is a family friendly movie, meant to make people laugh — but there is one scene in particular that …

Beatrix Potter

Trump Black History month remarks

Black History

‘The View’ star Joy Behar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith: ‘That’s called mental illness’

The women of ABC News' “The View” took a shot a Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.”<p>It all started when they played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House …

Mike Pence

High school students ban national anthem from pep rallies. What the heck?

The Star Spangled Banner will no longer be played at rallies at California High School in San Ramon after student leaders <b>determined the song is racially insensitive.</b><p>“It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive, wrote the president of the …

Star Spangled Banner

The S-Curve Reveals It Is Early Days In The Marijuana Growth Cycle

Top producers like Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis stand to benefit.<p>Cannabis Wheaton has a unique streaming model with many producers.<p>Lexaria's …

Cannabis

Rapper Smokepurrp Mocks Waka Flocka’s Age While Defending His Friend Lil Pump

Hip-hop’s so-called generational war has reached the point where there are tiers to the madness. Late last year, Waka Flocka got into it with legendary producer Pete Rock about an Instagram post that Rock had made. Rock decided to “speak up” for his early ’90s generation and chastise today’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a …

Quantum Mechanics

Don’t Panic, But Physicists In Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn’t Exist

Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. Turn on, tune in, and drop …

Quantum Mechanics

Donald Trump: White Jesus

Any day now, the Mueller investigation will end and everyone will read the FBI report about how Donald J. Trump obstructed justice to suppress the …

Donald Trump

3 Marijuana Stocks for the Long Term

Patience is a virtue with these budding pot stocks.<p>The tide has shifted in the marijuana industry. What was once a taboo topic that few discussed is …

Cannabis

Sony apologizes for controversial 'Peter Rabbit' scene which 'made light' of food allergies

Sony Pictures Entertainment has issued an apology over a controversial scene in its new film "Peter Rabbit," during which a character with an allergy to blackberries is attacked with the offending foodstuff.<p>“Food allergies are a serious issue," wrote representatives for Sony Pictures Entertainment, …

Biomedicine

Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin.

Andrew Turner’s years in the military left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, back pain and the effects of an injury that mangled his hand. “I was a broken toy,” he said. Tossed aside. Barely able to get off the couch.<p>Then he started using an herbal supplement that he says …

Scott Gottlieb

Here are 9 things Americans just don’t understand — compared to the rest of the world

To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, …

Universal Health Care

Okay, Fine, Let's Talk About Logan Paul (And Dr DisRespect)

With recent community guideline changes to Twitch, it seemed like the right time to talk about what's happening in a whole lot of Internet spaces right now.<p>Austin, Danika, Patrick and Danielle discuss a whole slew of interconnected stream celebrity issues, first, looking at Twitch and Mixer's new …

Logan Paul

Albuquerque Newspaper Apologizes For Racist Cartoon About 'DREAMers'

The <i>Albuquerque Journal</i> issued an apology Thursday for running a nationally syndicated cartoon that's been assailed as a racist attack on Latino immigrants by critics.<p>"In hindsight, instead of generating debate, this cartoon only inflamed emotions. This was not the intent, and for that, the Journal …

Rupert Murdoch

Report: California Police Protected White Nationalists Who Helped Them Hunt Anti-Racism Activists

When anyone insinuates that cops are racist, they’re willfully painting with too broad a brush. Sure there might be a few bad apples, but the fact …

Rights & Freedoms

Cardi B Says People Of Color Run The World, And Brings The Receipts

Cardi B may not have much time progressive labels like “feminist” or “activist,” but she’s definitely an outspoken advocate for social equity whether she intends to be or not. She proves as much in her interview with <i>I-D</i>, bluntly stating her strongest-held conviction about the power of hip-hop …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

The Horrors I Endured as a Female Jail Guard

I've seen more men masturbate than I can count.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p>I don’t watch porn. It’s not that I have anything against it; it’s just not my thing. Growing up, I was a late bloomer. A skinny, soft-spoken, mixed mocha girl with glasses and a …

Criminal Justice