Mark Schulz

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Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration said Saturday that it is temporarily halting billions of dollars of payments designed to help insurers meet the Affordable Care Act requirement that they provide coverage regardless of whether a person is healthy or sick.<p>The administration said it was withholding $10.4 …

Health Care

Trump judge nominee, 36, who has never tried a case, wins approval of Senate panel

Brett J. Talley, President Trump’s nominee to be a federal judge in Alabama, has never tried a case, was unanimously rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Assn.’s judicial rating committee, has practiced law for only three years and, as a blogger last year, displayed a degree of partisanship …

Judiciary

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple (AAPL.O) and …

Oil Prices As Little As 4 Years From Collapse Amid Historic Shift In Transport: Report

Alberta’s oilsands, take note.<p>A new report from a Stanford University lecturer predicts oil prices could collapse permanently as soon as four years …

All mammals poop in 12 seconds and there’s an equation for the ‘duration of diarrheal defecation’

Welcome to Poopular Science<p>An elephant’s rectum is about 10 times longer than a cat’s, yet they poop in the same amount of time. This conundrum may not have stumped you—or even occurred to you—but it vexed researchers at Georgia Tech. “How do animals defecate at a constant duration?,” they quite …

Carrera GT Is The Best Sounding Porsche Ever Built

This Porsche exhaust comparison shows a deity versus an average Joe.<p>NM2255 Car HD Videos / YouTube<p>Usually, the newest thing is the best thing when it …

The Legal Reality Of Virtual Reality

Many of the legal issues that arise (or will arise) in connection with virtual reality are tried and true intellectual property issues that are not unique to VR, but many have a unique spin given the unexplored U.S. legal terrain of the technology.<p><b>1. Issues Relating to Disputes Over Ownership of VR</b> …

Virtual Reality

Alberta doctors given new rules for prescribing opioids

Alberta physicians will soon have to check the medical histories of their patients before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants and …

Medicine

Epic court battle over private health care rages in B.C. courts

An epic legal battle is raging in British Columbia's Supreme Court over Canada's public healthcare system, with one side arguing allowing private …

Doctors Can't Be Barred From Speaking to Patients About Guns

The leadership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) suffered a devastating defeat last week when a U.S. Court of Appeals struck down portions of a …

Ineffective laws fuelling Canada's online piracy problem, U.S. copyright group says

Ineffective laws that lag behind international standards have made Canada a hot spot for online piracy and copyright infringement, according to a …

Trump attacks 'dishonest media' while making false claims at Florida rally

In late September 2016, Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida, where he railed against the media and bragged about the size of the crowd. Five months later, elected president of the United States and having arrived in Air Force One to the music of the film Air Force One, he did it …

Donald Trump

When A Politician Says 'Fake News' And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back

A news outlet publishes a story that a Republican politician dismisses as "fake news." Sounds familiar, right?<p>But in this case, there's a twist. The Grand Junction <i>Daily Sentinel</i> in Colorado is accusing state Sen. Ray Scott of defamation and threatening to sue. If filed, legal experts said it would …

What Is Lawyer Slack?

What the hell is Slack you ask?Slack is basically a messaging app on steroids.It’s meant for teams and workplaces, can be used across multiple …

Can You Assault With A Tweet?

Until information comes out on how the deposition between Eichenwald and Twitter went, this will be my last post on the topic for awhile. But here’s …

Google told to hand over foreign emails in FBI search warrant ruling

A U.S. judge has ordered Google to hand over emails stored outside the country in order to comply with an FBI search warrant. The warrant in question pertains to a domestic fraud probe.<p>The ruling is notable because it goes against an appeals court judgement last year — recently upheld — pertaining …

Privacy

John McCain Takes Over as Shadow Secretary of State

The 2008 presidential runner-up has found a new purpose in criticizing, and cleaning up, Trump’s foreign policy messes.<p>On his first full day as secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil C.E.O. <b>Rex Tillerson</b> called on his new employees at Foggy Bottom to band together in the face of sweeping change, …

How the Senate's once-revered traditions are falling victim to partisan divide

For those outside Washington, government institutions seem equally dysfunctional. Inside the Beltway, however, the Senate occupies a somewhat special place.<p>The upper chamber is often revered – especially by its own members — as a more thoughtful, deliberate and collaborative body, where respect for …

U.S. Supreme Court

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Quantum Computing

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Democrats Shouldn't Give Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick a Single Goddamn Vote

Neil Gorsuch is by most accounts a fairly mainstream conservative. But after nearly a year of Republican obstruction, it's time for Democrats to stop playing nice.<p>The results are in, and Neil Gorsuch, a Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals judge out in Colorado, is President Trump's nominee to the vacant …

Donald Trump

‘I saw being autistic as an employment opportunity, not a weakness’ | Saba Salman

Young autistic people want to be accepted by employers for who they are, says award-winning campaigner Jonathan Andrews<p>Jonathan Andrews was once advised to hide his autism from prospective employers. Instead, he is making his name by doing just the opposite.<p>“I saw it [being autistic] as an …

Autism

The $2.5-billion mistake: A gullible Trump bought into Big Pharma's inflated claim about drug R&D costs

President Trump's meeting Tuesday with pharmaceutical executives was a theatrical display of chumminess in which all the parties seemed to share deep regret over high and soaring drug prices.<p>It also was a one-stop shop of misconceptions and misinformation about the causes of high drug prices, and …

Donald Trump

Groundbreaking system allows locked-in syndrome patients to communicate

Using a device which detects patterns in brain activity, patients paralysed by ALS can answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – and tell doctors they are ‘happy’ with life<p>Doctors have used a brain-reading device to hold simple conversations with “locked-in” patients in work that promises to transform the lives of …

Neurophilosophy

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we’re all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red …

Genetics

Jerusalem Holy Site Resolution: Palestine Officials Outraged By UN Comment Siding With Jewish Officials On Temple Mount

Palestinian officials voiced outrage Sunday over comments made by United Nations Secretary General António Guterres regarding the status of the …

Science: This Hormone May Help You Fall In Love And Could Fix Your Sex Life

Valentine’s Day is coming, and if you’ve been spending all your time wishing and hoping for true love — or at least a real life love potion that doesn’t carry all the unintended side effects that these things historically have — then you’re in luck! Why? Because a new study reveals that a hormone …

Drugstore

Porsche’s entry level SUV ideally done

The Porsche Macan first bowed on the scene, celebrating its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2014 model. Macan is visually striking at first glance delivering impressive engine power, rapid acceleration and braking, excellent agility, and ideal steering precision. All of these …

Dropbox Smart Sync Makes it Easy to Access Files

Dropbox today expanded access to its Smart Sync product, which lets you access all files and folders from your desktop, regardless of whether they're on your hard drive or in the cloud.<p>Smart Sync debuted in April as Project Infinite, but was only open to "a select number of sponsor customers" to …

Dropbox Smart Sync lets you collaborate across Mac and Windows PCs

Last year, Dropbox introduced an interesting new feature called Project Infinite, which promised to let you view and access all of your files, whether they're on your hard drive or in the cloud. The idea here is that all your files will appear right there in your desktop, and you can view and make …