Tracy Eckels

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A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

‘Roseanne’ Is Canceled Following the Star’s Racist ‘Ape’ Tweet

After Roseanne Barr posted a tweet Tuesday morning comparing Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, ABC has announced it has canceled the rebooted …

Donald Trump

“Trump Is Just a Moron”: How the President Played Himself on North Korea

The Kim regime hasn’t changed its position—the president is just finally paying attention.<p>In his rush to reach a disarmament agreement with North Korea, <b>Donald Trump</b> appears to have badly misjudged his adversary, <b>Kim Jong Un.</b> As multiple State Department sources have told me, U.S. demands that North …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

‘Infuriated’ Jared Kushner Lost His Cool When Russians Didn’t Deliver Hillary Dirt

Kushner claimed he had no idea why he was in that notorious Trump Tower meeting. Newly released testimony indicates otherwise.<p>Jared Kushner became …

23 GIFs that look just like masturbation, if you know what you're looking for

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

Bernie Sanders: 'Beyond my comprehension' that White House won't apologize for McCain joke

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that it is beyond his "comprehension" that the White House has not apologized in the wake of reports that a staffer mocked Sen. John McCain's health, saying "he's dying anyway," in response to the senator's opposition to President Donald Trump's …

Bernie Sanders

Inside the High-Tech Solution for Smelly, Smelly Weed

On a sunny day in October, Mike Arnold swings open the door to his barn storehouse outside of Eugene, Oregon, and takes a big whiff. The stench hits …

Cannabis

Trump's Approval Rating Makes Me Hopeful For Our Country: Tuesday's Good News

Before I get to the good news, I’d like to weigh in on the general panic I saw in left wing circles this weekend about Trump’s approval …

Scientists considering creating elephant-mammoth hybrid to battle against poachers

It sounds like a Jurassic Park-style fantasy.<p>But scientists from Harvard University are considering the creation of an elephant-mammoth hybrid which …

SpaceX launched NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting satellite — and landed its rocket afterwards

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Space Exploration

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Search Engines

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

IBM

What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington

On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, …

Donald Trump

Jupiter Will Never Stop Surprising Scientists

NASA’s Juno mission keeps churning out stunning images of the gas planet’s clouds—and more mysteries about what lurks underneath.<p>For the last year and a half, the NASA spacecraft Juno has been circling Jupiter and collecting reams of data. Juno spends most of its time a good distance away from …

Astronomy

The anti-Trump fight California wants

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> When the Trump administration declared war on California with a lawsuit challenging sanctuary state policies this week, it played right into the hands of Kevin de León -- and virtually every other Golden State Democrat running for higher office.<p>There is nothing that de León, the …

Los Angeles

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

Inside a Broken Police Department in Flint, Michigan

The street lights are out. The porch lights are off. The empty houses and vacant lots are illuminated by headlamps and siren strobes and police-cruiser searchlights, flashes of color amid myriad shades of gray. The murder victims are both black and white, as are the perps, in handcuffs, and the …

Trump launches frenzied Twitter attack on 'low-ratings' CNN and MSNBC for covering 'anti-Trump Russia rally'

Continuing his push-back at any coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election, President Donald Trump once again …

Bill Nye Gives His Take on Marijuana: 'Knock Yourselves Out'

Bill Nye educated and entertained a generation of kids with his fun approach to science, and now, he's continuing to lead the effort in giving us the …

Star Trek: The Next Generation Is Returning to the Mirror Universe

Exclusive: IDW is going Through the Mirror this May with a new five-week event.<p>In last year's hit comics miniseries Star Trek: The Next Generation – …

Star Trek

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Opinion: Trump is Terrified on What Mueller Will Reveal…and It Has Nothing to Do with Russia

Donald Trump hasn’t resigned yet when he’s had more than enough reasons to do so. You would think that with criminal charges lingering and a White …

Robert Mueller Might Go for Trump Assets and Seize Them with a Criminal Indictment!

The current president of the United States is going through many problems regarding the country, its people and himself. Some of these problems were …

Could We Beat the Opioid Epidemic by Easing Pain with Marijuana?

The number of Americans touched by the opioid epidemic has reached alarming proportions. Millions of people are affected each year, and death rates …

Cannabis

Pelosi held the floor 8+ hours - the longest uninterrupted floor remarks in House history!

For over four hours now, Nancy Pelosi has been using an obscure House rule to hold the floor and defend Dreamers and DACA. Surrounded by other …

Dreamers

What Is the Point of Elon Musk's Big Rocket?

If everything goes according to plan, a very big rocket will take off from Florida today (Feb. 6). It will rise beyond Earth's orbit and enter a …

US government investigates Apple over iPhone battery slowdowns

The US government is investigating whether Apple broke stock market rules over a software update that slowed down old iPhones when their batteries degraded.<p>The Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission, the main market regulator, have requested information from the company over …

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …