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Super-powered bacteria can harness light for fuels and plastics

Researchers have been working on improving the photosynthetic process for some time -- trying to use light to create energy but doing so in a way that's much more efficient than chlorophyll. For plants, chlorophyll works well, but to use photosynthesis to create products like fuels or polymers, we …

This Story About Ben Carson's Role in the Trump Administration Is Damning

Read the whole thing, and encourage others to do the same.<p>The irreplaceable Alec MacGillis has turned up at <i>New York</i> magazine with a look inside the abandoned hazardous waste facility into which Dr. Ben Carson has transformed the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That this is deliberate …

We Have Online Ancestry Databases Suggesting A One Nation Senator Travelled On A UK Passport

In response to BuzzFeed News questions, Malcolm Roberts refused to release evidence to the public that would prove he has renounced his British citizenship.<p>The citizenship scandal which has rocked Australian politics claimed a third victim on Tuesday, with resources minister Matt Canavan resigning …

Man flees London attack, beer in hand—and the Brits are swelling with pride

London on Saturday suffered a terrorist attack that left seven dead and 48 hospitalized. Terrorists ran over pedestrians on London Bridge, then left …

In 1946, Winston Churchill gave a speech at a tiny Missouri college that changed the way everyone thought about Russia

This speech, titled "The Sinews of Peace," ended up sounding the alarm on the fracturing relationship between the post-war superpowers.<p>The famous speech first started to come together the previous October, when Churchill received a letter from Westminster College President F.L. McCluer, asking him …

The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years …

NASA Just Discovered a Manmade Space Bubble Around Earth

NASA just learned that Very Low Frequency Radio Waves from Earthbound technologies reach into space, creating a protective “bubble” that shields the …

NASA Pictures From Space Show How Powerful Its Cameras Are

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Karthik Venkatesh.</i><p>Crappy? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!<p>You have no idea kid!<p>This is the image of New York …

Getting to the Nitty Gritty of the Universe

The Universe is so immense and so vast that to be able to explain what it is in one or two sentences is physically impossible. In a very general …

Trump’s order is a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who uphold our best traditions of welcoming the stranger seeking refuge<p>In 1939, the German oceanliner St Louis and its 937 passengers, almost all Jewish refugees, were turned away from the port of Miami and sent back to Europe. Of …

Immigration

Playoff history for Packers and Cowboys dates back decades

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers go way back, as in the 1967 NFL championship game played in such frigid conditions at …

A fetish of recent decades, budget surpluses lead to private sector debt and are unsustainable in the long term. The current obsession could lead us to recession<p>On Facebook, Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of Treasury’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook began with this flawed statement:<p>The …

Economics

Here’s how many people could die every year if Obamacare is repealed

Getting rid of Obamacare is a death sentence.<p>Nearly 36,000 people could die every year, year after year, if the incoming president signs legislation …

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Jeff McLane Ejected from Press Box by Eagles: Latest Details, Comments

Link to Media<p>Jeff McLane of the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> was ejected from the press box at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday after a disagreement with the Eagles' public relations staff.<p>Marcus Hayes of the <i>Philadelphia Daily News</i> tweeted a photo of the situation:<p>Les Bowen of the</i> …

Speaking during tour of Baltic states, Ukraine, and Georgia, McCain and fellow senators say US will support the countries despite Trump’s comments<p>The Republican senator John McCain on Sunday repeated his call for stronger sanctions against Russia and said the US could only improve its relations …

Russia

Yet Another reason why no sane person would believe the badly thought out biblical fiction https://t.co/65Zcg8Ihtu

When my girlfriend was groped on the dancefloor I had to do something. But how could I take on five aggressive men?<p>Lily danced in the leaves while I spoke to a hippy from Turkey. He spoke of peace because he’d seen war. He talked about love because he knew hate; hate for those above him, hate for …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Donald Trump just did a speech in Miami. He said eight false things. https://t.co/DSKMHOyHpK

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Looking for aliens on ocean worlds: 'You'd be in denial to believe there isn't life out there'

The blue water of Buzzards Bay glittered as boats bobbed on the gently undulating surface and gulls swooped among their sails. The seaside air at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was thick with the sweet smell of grass and the tang of saltwater. This was late summer on Cape Cod - our ocean …

Astronomy

Only a handful of frail elders speak our language. Our youth can save it, but the language can also save our youth and reconnect them with their heritage<br>• Support our journalism by giving a one-off or recurring contribution to Guardian Australia<p><i>Woorlab ngelemendayin-narri Miriwoo-biny.</i> <i>Gelengoowa</i> …

Language

NASA's Juno captures stunning images of Jupiter's North and South Poles

A NASA spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the North Pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is …

Astronomy

Amazing New Photos of Jupiter Captured By NASA

The detailed pictures taken by Juno look "like nothing we have seen or imagined before."<p>A NASA spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is stormier than expected and appears bluer than the rest of the planet, …

Astronomy