Raum Dee

65 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @raumdee1 | Keep up with Raum Dee on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Raum Dee”

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive

You know that scene in the film <i>Contact</i> where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic …

Alexander Shulgin obituary

Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, who has died aged 88, was a pioneering and fearless scientist, but his chosen discipline – the design and synthesis of psychedelic drugs – was one of the most maligned and least understood. Shulgin invented hundreds of new psychedelic drugs, which he tested on himself, …

NRA calls Open Carry Texas activist demonstrations 'weird' and 'scary'

The National Rifle Association, an organization known for its relentless and aggressive pursuit of gun rights, has astounded observers by making a very unusual attack on its own people – fellow campaigners for the unfettered right to carry arms.<p>The NRA has incurred the wrath of radical gun rights …

NRA criticizes gun-toting demonstrators at Texas fast-food places

There may be a line even the<p>National Rifle Assn.won’t cross.<p>The lobbying group that has defended the availability of weapons in the face of mass murders such as the one that shattered an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., apparently has decided that some things go just a touch too far. The NRA …

Seattle minimum wage: $15 figure represents 'historic victory' for workers

Seattle city council has unanimously voted to impose the highest minimum wage in the US at $15 an hour in a “historic victory” for the widening movement to lift low paid workers out of poverty.<p>The incremental increase over several years will benefit about one quarter of Seattle’s workforce, …

Obama goes rogue on Gitmo

President Barack Obama swore as far back as 2008 he’d close the U.S.-run prison for terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay.<p>Five and a half years later, he finally took a real risk to get that process moving.<p>The president defied Congress over the weekend, ignoring a 30-day notice rule required by law to …

Casey Kasem hospitalized as feud between wife, daughter continues

The bitter family dispute over the care of renowned radio announcer Casey Kasem got more bizarre Sunday.<p>Before paramedics wheeled Kasem to an ambulance, his wife, Jean, threw a hunk of meat at one of his daughters who had come to accompany her father to the hospital, officials said Monday.<p>It is the …

Thieves Nab 13,000 Diapers From North Carolina Non-Profit

A rash of diaper thefts swept through North Carolina over the weekend.<p>Like a scene straight out of <i>Raising Arizona</i>, 10,000 and 13,000 diapers were …

FBI Captures Ryan Chamberlain, Man at Center of Nationwide Alert

From NBC Bay Area<p>The San Francisco media consultant at the center of a national FBI manhunt has been arrested, FBI officials tell NBC Bay Area, capping a three-day manhunt that reached far beyond the Bay Area.<p>The FBI had been looking for Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, a well-known social media …

Hunger Games salute banned by Thai military

Thailand's military rulers say they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup – a three-fingered salute borrowed from science fiction blockbuster The Hunger Games – and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.<p>The raised arm salute has become an …

FBI: San Francisco man had bomb-making materials in apartment

The San Francisco man arrested after what the FBI says are bomb-making materials were found in his home was charged Tuesday with possession of an illegal destructive device.<p>Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II was unemotional during the 15-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Judge …

Alexander Shulgin, 'Godfather of ecstasy', dies aged 88

<b>The chemist who reinvented the popular party drug ecstasy has died at the age of 88 from liver cancer.</b><p>Alexander Shulgin earned his nickname, the Godfather of ecstasy, after honing a way to make the drug - and testing it out on himself to check it had worked.<p>A Facebook post by his wife and research …

University of California

Success! Private Group Makes Contact with 36-Year-Old NASA Spacecraft

Red tape and a moderate earthquake did not deter a private group from meeting its goal of making contact with a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft that has …

Space Exploration

Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Real, And It Looks Like A Tiny Bubble-Car

Aw, look, it’s smiling at us. Nice autonomous car!<p>We’ve known Google has been working on self-driving cars for awhile now, but all of a sudden, the project is real: last night, Google revealed a working prototype of its self-driving car. It’s a two-seater that looks something like a mashup of a …

How spit protects us from poison in coffee

Saliva and common proteins from blood and muscle appear to protect human cells from powerful DNA-destroying toxins in tea, coffee, and liquid smoke …

FDA Calculates How Much Pleasure Americans Lose By Not Smoking

The calculations were a part of how the agency decided on its proposed laws to regulate e-cigarettes.<p>Not a smoker? You're missing out on a not-insignificant amount of fun, at least according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency recently released a cost-benefit calculation that …

FDA

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …

Planetary Habitability

Fighting fire with explosives

Building on a technique commonly used to extinguish oil well fires, Dr Graham Doig from the University of New South Wales' School of Mechanical and …

George W. Bush Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

Former president George W. Bush had knee replacement surgery over Memorial Day Weekend, NBC Chicago reported Tuesday.<p>Bush had surgery Saturday at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, and returned to his home in Dallas, Texas on Monday.<p>CNN confirmed NBC's report with Bush spokesman Freddy Ford, …

NBC TODAY Show

NBC’s TODAY is the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for viewers across America.

NBC

L.A. council orders inventory of earthquake-vulnerable apartments

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most sweeping action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find and catalog apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.<p>The survey would focus on wood frame buildings similar to the …

Indoor Tanning Is Just As Dangerous As the Sun

As someone with a pale complexion (I prefer the term porcelain), I get the appeal of having a summer glow. But the risks of too many ultraviolet (UV) …

Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation

What happens when you tap into the nostalgia surrounding not one, but <i>two,</i> beloved television franchises? LeVar Burton is about to find out.<p>For 26 years host Burton encouraged kids to embark on reading adventures on the PBS show <i>Reading Rainbow</i>. After the show went off the air in 2009, Burton …

'It means a lot to me': what visitors are buying at the 9/11 museum gift shop

In the week following its opening, the gift shop at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum has suffered something of a backlash. 'Outrage over gift shop' ran the headline on NBC News, while NPR opted for 'Gift shop makes some cringe', and Gizmodo went for the more familiar “kitsch” as well as “tasteless …