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Trump Official Said Scientists Went 'Beyond Their Wheelhouse' by Writing About Climate Change

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Global Warming

Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and the Degradation of the G.O.P.

In less than a year, the President, with help from the Alabama Senate candidate, has so damaged the Party that it may never recover.<p>When Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House spokeswoman, was explaining last week why President Trump had chosen to endorse Roy Moore in this week’s special election …

Konnected alarm kit makes your old home security system smart

Konnected's Alarm Panel wants to make your existing wired security system smart.<p>Startup Konnected found a use for your janky old wired home security system -- to convert it into a SmartThings- or Home-Assistant-powered security system via its $69 Alarm Panel (roughly £50 and AU$90 …

WATCH: You've Got to See This Beautiful Lakefront Garden

<i>Video courtesy of Orchestrate; www.orch3strate.com</i><p>When it comes to photos of his gardens on Lake Martin, Jim Scott says they’re no substitute for the …

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Will America Ever Elect Another Veteran President?

The one thing Clinton, Bush, and Trump have in common? They all avoided hard military service. Could it be that after Vietnam, we just don’t care …

As geoengineer advocates enter Trump administration, plans advance to spray sun-reflecting chemicals into atmosphere<p>Harvard engineers who launched the world’s biggest solar geoengineering research program may get a dangerous boost from Donald Trump, environmental organizations are warning.<p>Under the …

Trump Administration

The Legislators Working to Thwart the Will of Voters

In November, citizens around the U.S. said they wanted minimum-wage hikes, higher taxes, and criminal-justice reform. Now their elected officials are trying to roll those changes back.<p><i>Updated on March 27 at 9:57 a.m.</i><p>When Kris Steele joined the Oklahoma house of representatives in 2001, he noticed …

Ballot Measures

A building boom and climate change create an even hotter, drier Phoenix

This sprawling metropolis morphed in a matter of decades from a scorching desert outpost into one of the largest cities in the nation. Today, Phoenix is a horizon of asphalt, air conditioning and historic indifference to the pitfalls of putting 1.5 million people in a place that gets just 8 inches …

Miami Beach

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find<p>The fingerprint of human-caused climate change has been found on heatwaves, droughts and floods across the world, according to scientists.<p>The …

Climate Change

Trump Doesn’t Have A Mandate For Paul Ryan’s Agenda

There were so many reasons for the failure of the Republicans’ health care bill — and its failure was so spectacular — that it’s hard to tell which …

Bill Maher makes us dumber: How ignorance, fear and stupid pop-culture clichés shape Americans’ view of the Middle East

<b>(Reuters/HBO)</b><p>Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we’re also fearful, stupid and wrong<p>Steven A. Cook • Michael Brooks<p>March 26, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>Last Sunday was the 14th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. Given the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom, …

The Best Amazon Alexa Skills

Trick out your Amazon Echo with the coolest and most useful skills in Alexa's arsenal. From news and local information to games, shopping, and …

Smart Homes

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Automotive Industry

How the Revolution Forged Washington

George Washington entered the Revolution as a member of Virginia’s planter aristocracy who still toasted the king. He emerged at its end thinking of …

What 'Twister' Didn't Tell You About Storm Chasers

Emily Sutton of KFOR in Oklahoma City on bad movie science, the power of nature, and staring down an EF5<p><i>Based in Oklahoma, KFOR's Emily Sutton is part of a special league of storm chasers. It's a region that sees frequent and intense tornadoes. She was on the ground for the infamous and lethal May</i> …

How to Solder

Introduction: How to Solder<p>This guide focuses on soldering for the beginner and explains how you can solder a variety of components using a few …

Three tips for using iTunes 12

OS X 10.10 Yosemite introduced iTunes 12 and an entirely new look and feel of Apple's sprawling hub for managing a variety of media along with your iOS devices. If you use iTunes for its original pursuit of listening to music, then perhaps you have bemoaned the flattened, simplified design that has …

Album Art

When Conservatives Engage in Islamophobia and Homophobia, and Then Evoke Nazi Analogies, Hitler Smiles Gleefully In Hell

Conservative media personalities from Glenn Beck to Rush Limbaugh, as well as lawmakers and think tanks like the Heritage Foundation, have done their best to create a revisionist historical narrative of the Holocaust, Third Reich, and Nazism. Saddam is another Hitler, therefore we must invade Iraq …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

How to Wash Your Car Like a Pro

There is much more to washing and waxing when it comes to cleaning and protecting your vehicle's paint.<p>If you care about your car's exterior, you'll avoid those quickie car washes with the big brushes that can do more harm than good and do a DIY car wash that will achieve the best results.<p>Most …

Handy

Outlook.com updated with improved mail filtering and in-line replies

Microsoft is updating Outlook.com this week with some improvements aimed at simplifying its web mail service. Starting today, Advanced Rules will be available on Outlook.com. The new feature is essentially a way to create multi-condition and multi-action rules on your mailbox to help organize …

The Daily Home

About 275 mental health professionals, patients and caregivers mingled together at the second annual summit, which filled the second floor of the …

Something To Like About Windows 8.1

Windows 8 has received enough negative press, some of it from me, to sink most operating systems. But having relied on Windows 8 for the last 18 months or so, what I have actually grown to like about Microsoft’s latest version of Windows might surprise some people.<p>First, you should know I’m an …