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Space Weapon? US Calls Out Russian Satellite's 'Very Abnormal Behavior'

A Russian satellite that launched to Earth orbit last October has been behaving oddly, raising the possibility that the craft could be some sort of …

Space Exploration

Why You Should Really Plant Garlic ASAP

Fall is the best time to plant this kitchen essential. Here's how to plant garlic, plus the best ways to use it.<p>You might assume that the end of …

Gardening

Think the Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again

Consider a few facts: Donald Trump is in the White House, despite winning almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. The Senate, the country’s most powerful legislative chamber, grants the same representation to Wyoming’s 579,315 residents as it does to 39,536,653 Californians. Key …

Political Science

The mathematician who wrote the proof of the “Incompleteness Theorem” was alarmed by our Constitution. Why?

Does democracy follow from the Constitution like a proof of Euclidean geometry? Can we check to make sure it really holds?

Mathematics

A Tea Party Movement to Overhaul the Constitution Is Quietly Gaining Steam

Amid historic re-enactors wearing tricorn hats and carrying muskets, more than 120 state legislators from all over the country pretended to overhaul …

Tea Party

10 remarkable caterpillars and what they become

The 'before' is often as magnificent as the 'after.'<p>It's hard not to be captivated by the fluttery fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the …

Insects

Siberian Worms Frozen In Permafrost For Up To 42,000 Years Defrosted Back To Life

Close<p>In a major scientific breakthrough, worms that have been trapped in permafrost for tens of thousands of years have come back to life, and are …

Scientists create fastest rotating object in the world, capable of spinning 60 billion times per minute - IBTimes India

The physicists, associated with this study, believe that observing this object will help them in learning more about vacuum and gravity<p>Scientists …

Young man walked miles for first day of work, gets car from CEO

On his first day of work at a location nearly 20 miles from his house, a young man in Alabama said he was left with one option to get there: …

A Stash of a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds May Be Hiding Deep Inside Earth

That special mineral that humans use to profess their love for one another? It might not be so special. A new study suggests that Earth's interior is …

How the 14th Amendment's Promise of Birthright Citizenship Redefined America

When the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868 —150 years ago this Monday — it closed the door on schemes that aimed …

Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning images have been selected from this year’s edition of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition, with the grand prize being awarded to Reiko Takahashi for her image of a humpback whale calf swimming near Japan’s Kumejima Island. National Geographic was kind …

Northern Italy

NASA’s plan to kill a killer asteroids

NASA has unveiled plans to divert or destroy a 500m wide asteroid calculated to come disturbingly close to Earth in 2135.<p>It involves nuclear …

'Monster' asteroid 4 times than the UK is so close to Earth you can see it - and here's how

An enormous asteroid has come so close to Earth that it is visible to the naked eye.<p>The space rock, known as 4 Vesta is four times the size of the UK and so bright that it can be spotted from 106 million miles away.<p>It is visible in both hemispheres, where it can be seen in the night sky near Mars, …

Even the Supreme Court is alarmed about Trump

By Ruth Marcus<p>Deputy editorial page editor<p>Even Republican appointees on the Supreme Court — two of them, anyway: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy — are evidently appalled by President Trump and his behavior. Small comfort, perhaps, as they joined three other …

Donald Trump

U.S. Supreme Court backs American Express in merchant fee dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with American Express Co and against 11 states, ruling that the company's policy of forbidding merchants from encouraging customers to use rival credit cards with lower fees does not violate federal antitrust law.<p>Handing American Express …

Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights

President Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorized immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying that those who cross into the United States illegally should be sent back immediately without due process or an appearance before a judge.<p>“We cannot allow all of these …

Immigration

Has the U.S. Constitution Lost Its Meaning? A Debate

Should the U.S. Constitution be interpreted and applied according to the original meaning of its text?<p>On June 11, 2018, two leading constitutional …

In Ruling on Cellphone Location Data, Supreme Court Makes Statement on Digital Privacy

WASHINGTON — In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies.<p>“We decline to grant the state unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s …

John Roberts

This gun-toting satellite is about to reach an asteroid

Unlike a planet, the one-kilometre-long rock generates almost no gravity, so Hayabusa2 has to reach it at exactly the right speed to achieve orbit. …

NASA Unveils Massive Asteroid Impact Preparedness Plan - ExtremeTech

By on June 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s not a matter of <i>if,</i> but rather</i> …

Plant that causes third-degree burns & blindness found in Virginia — and it also grows in Ohio

RICHMOND, Va. — Giant Hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and permanent blindness, has been found in Virginia, according to …

The Supreme Court Abandons Another Constitutional Safeguard, Only Gorsuch Dissents

Now fallen into obscurity and disuse, the Contracts Clause was once one of the U.S. Constitution’s strongest protections for economic freedom against state interference. Praised by James Madison as a “constitutional bulwark in favor of personal security and private rights,” the Clause declares that …

Do Constitutional Rights Matter? Professor Read 700 Constitutions in Search of Answer

Constitutions are written to be the girders of civilized society. They enumerate what is allowed and what is not, all with the goal of constraining …

Supreme Court upholds Ohio’s way of removing infrequent voters from rolls

By Robert Barnes<p>, Reporter<p>Conservatives on the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Ohio’s strict method of removing infrequent voters from the rolls, a process that challengers of the law say disproportionately affects poor and minority voters.<p>Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the majority in the …

The Insane Amounts of Data We're Using Every Minute (Infographic)

More than 470,000 tweets, 2.1 million snaps and 50,000 Instagram photos are posted every 60 seconds.<p>With all the tweets, iMessages, streamed songs and Amazon prime orders, did you ever wonder just how much data is actually being generated every minute? To find out, cloud-based operating system Domo …

Social Media

Justice Department: Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

The Justice Department argued in federal court on Thursday that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is unconstitutional. …

Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica

<b>Scientists have discovered three vast canyons in one of the last places to be explored on Earth - under the ice at the South Pole.</b><p>The deep troughs run for hundreds of kilometres, cutting through tall mountains - none of which are visible at the snowy surface of the continent.<p>Dr Kate Winter from …

Antarctica

Federal Court Rules that President Trump’s Blocking of Twitter Critics Violates First Amendment | Knight First Amendment Institute

A federal judge ruled today that President Trump’s practice of blocking critics from his Twitter account violates the First Amendment. The decision …

40% of Americans can't cover a $400 emergency expense

Can you cover an unexpected $400 expense?<p>Four in ten Americans can't, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Board. Those who don't have the cash on hand say they'd have to cover it by borrowing or selling something.<p>The bright side? That's an improvement from half of adults being unable …

Retirement