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  • ABC 2015-16 Season Ratings (updated 6/29/16)

    06/30/2016 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    tvseriesfinale.com ^ | 6/29/16 | Staff
    Only three returning ABC TV shows were up in the ratings last season and many new series were cancelled. How will the alphabet network perform this time around? Stay tuned! There’s lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available. ABC shows (so far): $100,000 Pyramid, 20/20, 20/20: In an Instant, 500 Questions, American Crime, The Bachelor, Bachelor Live, The Bachelorette, BattleBots, Beyond The Tank, Black-ish, Blood & Oil, Castle, The Catch, Celebrity...
  • 28 Dead As Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport

    06/28/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-28-2016 | Staff
    Two suicide bombers open fire before detonating their explosives at Turkey's biggest airport. At least 28 people have been killed and 60 wounded in twin explosions at the main airport in Istanbul, the city's govenor has said. Two attackers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport's international terminal, an official said, citing information from the interior ministry. Police fired shots to try to stop the attackers but they detonated their explosives, the official said. A witness told NBC News that he saw a police officer diving to tackle one of the attackers - who...
  • Whatever happened to "Coach is Right" website?

    06/28/2016 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    06-28-2016 | Red Badger
    Does anybody here know what ever happened to the Coach Is Right website/blog?
  • 6 Time Felon Killed In Shootout By 13 Year Old During Home Invasion

    06/23/2016 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    www.worldpoliticus.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    A brave 13-year-old Ladson (SC) boy fended off two hardened felons who were attempting to break into his house by using his mother’s gun to protect himself while home alone. The boy saw the men breaking into the back of his home, “at which time he feared for his safety” and grabbed his mother’s gun, the document states. He began firing at them, and the Sheriff’s office reported that they returned fire. In a heated shootout, he shot Brown three times, and Bennett drove him to the hospital where he later died. The gray Chevy Sonic they were driving had...
  • Police shoot dead gunman who took hostages in German cinema

    06/23/2016 8:54:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Yahooooo!............ ^ | June 23, 2016 | by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Andrew Roche
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A gunman took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police shot him dead, a police spokesman told the N-TV television channel, adding that no other people were injured. German television showed pictures of heavily armed police, wearing helmets and body armor, storming the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim and a couple fleeing the building. German media said earlier that the masked man had opened fire at the cinema complex in the small town near Frankfurt. Police shot the man dead after elite forces stormed the complex, the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper reported, citing the interior...
  • Great Pyramid of Giza Is Slightly Lopsided

    06/21/2016 12:59:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 20, 2016 07:30am ET | By Owen Jarus
    Built for the pharaoh Khufu about 4,500 years ago, the Great Pyramid at Giza is considered a wonder of the ancient world. Credit: Nina Aldin Thune, CC Attribution 2.5 Generic ================================================================================================== The Great Pyramid of Giza may be a Wonder of the Ancient World, but it's not perfect: Its base is a little lopsided because its builders made a teensy mistake when constructing it, new research reveals. The west side of the pyramid is slightly longer than the east side, scientists have found. Although the difference is very slight, it's enough that a modern-day research team, led by engineer Glen...
  • LGBT gun rights group sees membership skyrocket after Orlando shooting

    06/21/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.kgw.com ^ | 7:22 AM. PDT June 21, 2016 | Michael Burke
    Dylan West says the Pink Pistols gun club in Atlanta has been a stagnant group since he joined a year ago. But that's all changed now. The gun club for LGBT people has roughly doubled in size to 230 members following this month's nightmarish shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 injured. "There’s always been a necessity for self-defense in the LGBT community,” said West, who grew up in Alabama surrounded by guns. Pink Pistols has 35 active chapters across the U.S., and nationally, its Facebook membership has increased from 1,500 before the shooting to...
  • Large-scale motion detected near San Andreas Fault System

    06/21/2016 9:53:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | June 20, 2016 at 2:03 PM | By Brooks Hays
    The top diagram shows the lobes of movement, uplift in red and subsidence in blue, found using GPS data, while the botom diagram shows the lobes predicted by an earthquake simulation model. Image by University of Hawaii, Manoa =============================================================================================== HONOLULU, June 20 (UPI) -- Analysis of GPS data has revealed new areas of motion around the San Andreas Fault System. Using data collected by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory's GPS array, researchers identified 125-mile-wide "lobes" of uplift and subsidence. Over the last several years, the lobes, which straddle the fault line, have hosted a few millimeters of annual movement. Computer...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • Russia Is Reportedly Set To Release Clinton's Intercepted Emails

    06/14/2016 12:53:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | Jun 13, 2016, 2:37 PM | By Defense & Foreign Affairs Staff
    Reliable intelligence sources in the West have indicated that warnings had been received that the Russian Government could in the near future release the text of email messages intercepted from U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server from the time she was U.S. Secretary of State. The release would, the messaging indicated, prove that Secretary Clinton had, in fact, laid open U.S. secrets to foreign interception by putting highly-classified Government reports onto a private server in violation of U.S. law, and that, as suspected, the server had been targeted and hacked by foreign intelligence services. The reports indicated that...
  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as ‘bog butter’ and contacted...
  • Massive New Monument Found in Petra

    06/09/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 06-08-2016 | By Kristin Romey
    An overhead image of the monument photographed from a drone, and a detail overlay of the surface features in which the image is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Photograph by I. LaBianca (Left) and Photograph by I. LaBianca; graphics by J. Blanzy (Right) ============================================================================================== Satellites and drones helped reveal huge ceremonial platform near the ancient city’s center. An enormous monument has been hiding in plain sight at the World Heritage site of Petra, according to a study recently published in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Archaeologists Sarah Parcak, a National Geographic fellow, and Christopher Tuttle, executive director...
  • FBI: Records from Clinton's email server being held as 'evidence'

    06/08/2016 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/8/16 11:28 AM | By Sarah Westwood
    FBI agents have confirmed that they recovered records from Hillary Clinton's private server and other electronic devices, but won't reveal any details about those records because that information is being treated as "evidence" in a "pending investigation." "[A]ll of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value," the FBI said in documents filed with a federal court Monday. While media reports last year suggested the law enforcement agency had some success pulling potentially deleted emails off Clinton's private...
  • 'Commish' Star Theresa Saldana Dead at 61

    06/07/2016 1:48:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/7/2016 11:27 AM PDT | BY TMZ STAFF
    Actress Theresa Saldana who played the commissioner's wife on '90s cop drama "The Commish" and was the victim in a highly-publicized stabbing has died ... TMZ has learned. Saldana had been hospitalized with an unknown illness and died Monday at Cedars-Sinai ... according to a member of her family. The actress made headlines in 1982 after being stabbed by a deranged fan outside her L.A. home. A delivery man who happened to be driving by saw her and came to her rescue, and she was able to survive the attack. Saldana also famously starred alongside Robert De Niro and Joe...
  • Researchers develop method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes

    06/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    6-7-2016 | Provided by: Tohoku University Japan
    The researchers think it is likely that most flowering plants, or angiosperms, contain similar sucrose-susceptible genes, making their “sweetening technology” widely applicable. Credit: Cienpies Design ================================================================================================= Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special...
  • Protesters Punch, Throw Eggs at Trump Supporters in Calif.

    06/03/2016 7:05:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | By Kristofer Noceda and Riya Bhattacharjee
    Several supporters of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee were seen chased and taunted by protesters Donald Trump supporters leaving the presumptive GOP nominee's rally in San Jose on Thursday were pounced by protesters, some of whom threw punches and eggs. The protesters chased and taunted Trump's supporters outside the San Jose Convention Center. They surrounded one woman and threw eggs and bottles at her. "It was unbelievable," said Steve Tong, a Cupertino resident who attended the Trump rally. Tong said after the rally, he was walking toward a nearby parking structure and saw protesters surrounding and taunting an elderly couple....
  • Clinton, aides tried to use wireless devices in secure areas

    06/02/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | By Bill Gertz
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides tried to use personal hand-held electronic devices inside areas used to store classified information, according to the just-released State Department inspector general report. The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the State Department’s security arm, told the inspector general that in March 2009 Mrs. Clinton rejected an offer from security officials to provide her with a secure government smartphone. “DS was informed that Secretary Clinton’s staff had been asking to use BlackBerry devices inside classified areas,” said the report, released late last month. Another portion of the inspector general’s report states that Mrs....
  • My Very Own Obamaphone

    05/29/2016 12:24:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.thetrumpet.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Robert Morley
    The push to enroll people in government welfare programs gives new meaning to ‘the land of the free.’ ====================================================================================================================== Last week, I almost got my very own Obamaphone—by accident. I own a Tracfone; it is one of those prepay plans. The carrier was upgrading from 2G to 3G, and I was sent a new phone to replace my old one. I called the service department to get my number reassigned to my new phone—and that’s when something went wrong. A series of transfers between various representatives left me wondering if I would ever have a working phone. Turn the phone...
  • New concept turns battery technology upside-down

    05/29/2016 11:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    A new concept for a flow battery functions like an old hourglass or egg timer, with particles (in this case carried as a slurry) flowing through a narrow opening from one tank to another. The flow can then be reversed by turning the device over. Credit: Image courtesy of the researchers ================================================================================================================== A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system's low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation, says a team of MIT researchers who have made a...
  • A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world

    05/29/2016 11:03:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Source: University of California - Los Angeles
    An artist's conception of Kepler-62f, a planet in the 'habitable zone' of a star located about 1,200 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle ========================================================================================================================= A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than Earth. At that size, Kepler-62f is within the range of planets that are likely to be rocky and possibly could have oceans, said Aomawa Shields, the study's lead author and a National Science Foundation astronomy and astrophysics postdoctoral fellow...
  • Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

    05/29/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 27, 2016 | by Ciaran Giles
    This image released by the Diputacion Floral de Bizkaia on Friday May 27, 2016, shows a cave drawing. Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art. Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 drawings were found on ledges 300 meters (1,000 feet) underground in the Atxurra cave, Berriatua, in the northern Basque region. He described the site as being in "the Champions' League" of cave art, among the top 10 sites...
  • Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat

    05/29/2016 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 26, 2016 | Provided by: Yale University
    Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's cat a second box to play in. Credit: Michael S. Helfenbein/Yale University ====================================================================================================================== Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing. Schrödinger's cat is a well-known paradox that applies the concept of superposition in quantum physics to objects encountered in everyday life. The idea is that a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be triggered if an atom of the radioactive substance decays. Quantum physics suggests that the...
  • Astronomers find giant planet around very young star

    05/26/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 26, 2016 | Provided by: Rice University
    Astronomers used the Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, Texas, to search for a planet around star CI Tau. Credit: Ethan Tweedie Photography ================================================================================================== In contradiction to the long-standing idea that larger planets take longer to form, U.S. astronomers today announced the discovery of a giant planet in close orbit around a star so young that it still retains a disk of circumstellar gas and dust. "For decades, conventional wisdom held that large Jupiter-mass planets take a minimum of 10 million years to form," said Christopher Johns-Krull, the lead author...
  • Discovery could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer

    05/23/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    phys.org ^ | 23 MAY 2016 | Provided by: University of Texas at Dallas
    A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, professor of materials science and engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air batteries that jumpstart efforts at expanding battery capacity. The research was published in Nature Energy. "There's huge promise in lithium-air batteries. However, despite the aggressive research being done by groups all over the world, those promises are not being delivered in real life," Cho said....
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • 'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens

    05/18/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.globalpost.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Staff
    It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black...
  • Magic mushrooms lifts severe depression in trial

    05/17/2016 1:03:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.telegraph.co.u ^ | 17 May 2016 • 1:17pm | Henry Bodkin
    Psilocybin, which is found in magic mushrooms, was administered to depression patients in a pill Credit: TELEGRAPH =========================================================================================================================== A hallucinogenic chemical found in magic mushrooms has successfully lifted severe depression in previously untreatable patients. Scientists at Imperial College London induced intense psychedelic trips in 12 people using high doses of the banned substance psilocybin. A week after the experience all the volunteers were depression-free, and three months later five still had no symptoms of the condition. Published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, the study welcomes the results as “promising, but not completely compelling". Its authors are now seeking further...
  • A Bloodbath of Shows Axed for New Shows to Debut Next Season

    05/13/2016 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 177 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | May 13, 2016, 1:19 AM ET | By lynn elber
    It wasn't quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season. ABC took the sword to seven series (including country music drama "Nashville" and veteran whodunit "Castle") while Fox is sacrificing five freshman shows, including comedies starring aging pretty boys Rob Lowe and John Stamos. Meanwhile, CBS is deleting "CSI: Cyber" after this, its sophomore season, thus laying to rest the "CSI" dynasty that encompassed four series during a 16-year span. The official body count — as well as new programming blood for...
  • FBI's Comey: I feel 'pressure' to quickly finish Clinton email probe

    05/11/2016 1:59:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    POLITICO ^ | Updated 05/11/16 02:25 PM EDT | By Josh Gerstein
    FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he feels "pressure" to complete the federal investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server competently and quickly. However, Comey said the pressure is similar to other high-profile cases the bureau handles such as terrorism investigations. "We want to do it well and we want to do it promptly. I feel pressure to do both of those things," Comey told reporters during a roundtable at FBI headquarters. "As between the two things, we will always choose 'well.'" Comey indicated he's not taking into account political events, including the upcoming conventions or the...
  • Sweet moose-ic! Alaska moose harmonizes with home's WIND CHIMES

    05/11/2016 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:00 EST, 11 May 2016 | Staff
    Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve The moose was on the property the evening of May 4 The animal probably left after it snapped the wooden base of the chimes in half, Schroeder said. A little glue made it good as new Forget Uptown Funk. The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth 'moose-ic' of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National...
  • Analysis of Burger Market Finds Unwanted Ingredients: Rat and Human DNA

    05/11/2016 6:25:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    fortune.com ^ | May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT | by Beth Kowitt
    Watch out for veggie burgers. Warning: You may never look at a burger the same way again. The most unappetizing results of a recent test of 258 burgers at their molecular level found three instances in which the meat contained rat DNA and one in which human DNA was found. Bay Area-based startup Clear Labs, which conducted the analysis, notes that while unpleasant, human and rat DNA are not likely to be harmful to human health. The company’s tests cannot determine precise sources of the offending DNA, but Clear Labs thinks the most likely causes were feces in the case...
  • Russia to test unstoppable 'Satan 2' stealth nuke capable of wiping out an ENTIRE NATION

    05/10/2016 10:24:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:17, 10 May 2016 UK | By Jasper Hamill
    Moscow meda claims terrifying weapon can dodge radar defences and bring destruction to an area the size of 'Texas or France' Russia is preparing to test-fire a nuclear weapon which is so powerful it could reportedly destroy a whole country in seconds. The "Satan 2" missile is rumoured to be the most powerful ever designed and is equipped with stealth technology to help it dodge enemy radar systems . This terrifying doomsday weapon is likely to strike fear into the hearts of Western military chiefs, as current missile defence technology is totally incapable of stopping it. Its official name is...
  • Body with 'cement shoes' found washed up on Brooklyn shoreline

    05/07/2016 10:22:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 12:26 PM ET, Sat May 7, 2016 | By Laura Ly
    It's the stuff of mafia lore -- a doomed target thrown into the depths of the ocean, with his feet encased in cement. And yet, on an unseasonably cool morning in Brooklyn, a body with so-called "cement shoes" washed ashore this week, igniting the mystery of who committed the crime, and why. Authorities have identified the body as that of a 28-year-old suspected gang member named Peter Martinez. Martinez was found wrapped in "black plastic bags, his arms were tied behind him, and his feet were submerged in poured concrete," said New York Police Chief of Department Robert Boyce. Martinez'...
  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • Scientists build world’s tiniest engine

    05/03/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | May 2, 2016 8:08 pm | Clive Cookson, Science Editor
    Driving force: an Ant combines microscopic gold balls with a polymer gel to propel nanobots. Medicine is one potential application =============================================================================================================== High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1af0efea-1045-11e6-bb40-c30e3bfcf63b.html#ixzz47bCzo78r Scientists have developed a microscopic engine, the smallest in the world, that they say is the first one capable of driving nanobots, including medical robots that could travel through the body. The prototype device, known as an actuating nano-transducer or...
  • SpaceX planning to be first private company to land on Mars by 2018

    04/27/2016 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 19:23, 27 Apr 2016 | By David Raven
    The company said it is planning to send their Dragon spacecraft to the red planet as early as 2018 SpaceX is planning to be the first private company to land on Mars within the next two years. The company said it is planning to send its Dragon spaceraft to the red planet as early as 2018. Bosses announced their intentions in a statement on Twitter this afternoon. A spokesperson tweeted: "Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture, details to come." Earlier this month the US aerospace company successfully landed a...
  • 82 days to Cleveland -- ‘DOMINOES FALLING’: Trump likely to clinch – ‘IT’S OVER ...

    04/27/2016 10:41:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/16 07:17 AM EDT | Mike Allen
    Good Wednesday morning. Donald Trump said last night after winning each of the five Acela Primary states by 29 or more points: “As far as I am concerned, it’s over. ... I consider myself the presumptive nominee – absolutely.” He’s right about both. To the pundits who’ll try to infuse next week’s Indiana primary – Ted Cruz’s last stand -- with melodrama and cosmic significance: Good luck. Trump won Connecticut by 29, Delaware by 40, Maryland by 31, Pennsylvania by 35, Rhode Island by 39. I think the voters are trying to tell us something. --A top Republican insider laments...
  • Engineers develop micro-sized, liquid-metal particles for heat-free soldering

    04/25/2016 10:53:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 25, 2016 | Provided by: Iowa State University
    The vial contains liquid-metal particles suspended in ethanol. The particles were used to demonstrate heat-free soldering. Credit: Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University =========================================================================================================== Martin Thuo likes to look for new, affordable and clean ways to put science and technology to work in the world. His lab is dedicated to an idea called frugal innovation: "How do you do very high-level science or engineering with very little?" said Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. "How can you solve a problem with the least amount...
  • Illegal immigrant families crossing border at record pace in 2016

    04/22/2016 10:40:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Friday, April 22, 2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant families are streaming across the border at record pace, according to new Border Patrol statistics released Friday morning that show more than 32,000 have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S. That’s nearly 40 percent higher than the previous record of 2014, and it’s well more than double last year’s pace, suggesting that the government’s relaxed enforcement policies have backfired and invited a new wave of illegal crossers. There’s somewhat better news when it comes to children traveling alone. The record pace has slackened slightly — though an uptick in March suggests that the warmer months could...
  • VW Will Buy Back Some Diesel Cars, Announcing A Deal With U.S.

    04/22/2016 6:22:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | April 21, 201611:17 AM ET | Bill Chappell
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, right, arrives for a court hearing in San Francisco Thursday. Mueller has been overseeing talks about a settlement between Volkswagen, the U.S. government, and the car company's customers. ================================================================================================================== A buyback of emissions-cheating cars was one solution Volkswagen offered in federal court Thursday, outlining an agreement between the carmaker and the Justice Department over hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles that were sold in the U.S. despite not meeting pollution standards. Car owners would be able to choose between having their vehicle fixed or accepting a buyback; financial details weren't revealed about the plan, which...
  • Earth-like planet may exist in a nearby star system

    04/21/2016 10:25:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tomasz Nowakowsk
    Artistic representation of the potentially habitable super-Earth Gliese 832c against a stellar nebula background. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium. ========================================================================================================== An Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system located just 16 light years away, according to a new research. The star, named Gliese 832, was recently investigated by a team of astronomers searching for additional exoplanets that may be residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. A paper detailing the finding was published online on Apr. 15 in the arXiv journal. Gliese 832 is a red dwarf and has just under...
  • Hubble captures birthday bubble

    04/21/2016 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Provided by: ESA/Hubble Information Centre
    The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7653, is an emission nebula located 11,000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team =============================================================================================================== This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble's 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in fact a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star within it. The vivid new portrait of this dramatic scene...
  • Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

    04/20/2016 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 20, 2016 | Provided by: University of California, Irvine
    UCI chemist Reginald Penner (shown) and doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai have developed a nanowire-based technology that allows lithium-ion batteries to be recharged hundreds of thousands of times. Credit: Daniel A. Anderson / UCI ========================================================================================================== University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft. Scientists have long sought to use nanowires in batteries. Thousands of times thinner than a human...
  • Protest lodged over secrecy in Clinton email case

    04/20/2016 2:16:40 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Updated 04/20/16 01:24 PM EDT | By Josh Gerstein
    Lawyers for a reporter demanding access to email messages and files the FBI has reportedly retrieved from Hillary Clinton's private server are objecting to a secret filing the Justice Department submitted to a federal court last month as part of a bid to keep those messages under wraps. In a motion filed Tuesday, attorneys for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold formally protested the classified declaration the FBI filed offering U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss additional details about the ongoing FBI investigation into how classified information wound up on Clinton's private server, which hosted the personal email account she used...
  • Shocking New Video Shows What Is Really Going on at Yellowstone

    04/20/2016 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.charismanews.com ^ | 10:00AM EDT 4/18/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discovery, there are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming. Geologists tell us that a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would have up to 2,000 times the power of the Mount St. Helen's volcanic eruption of 1980, and approximately two-thirds of the country...
  • Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

    04/18/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 18, 2016 | By Jill Lawless
    A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday's incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about 1,700 feet (518 meters) while it was approaching Heathrow Airport. The plane landed safely and was cleared to fly again after an inspection by engineers. But the incident has focused attention on the growing number of unregulated drones in the sky and the potential for...
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan (VIDEO)

    04/18/2016 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.rt.com ^ | Edited time: 16 Apr, 2016 02:14 | Staff
    <p>Plumes of smoke rose some 100 meters into the sky, according to local media and videos captured by witnesses. The eruption of Mt. Aso, located in southern Japan, was recorded at around 11:30pm GMT Friday.</p> <p>Since small eruptions had been recorded at Mt. Aso even before the series of deadly quakes hit the area on Thursday and Friday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency has reportedly decided to keep the alert level at 2 on a scale of 1-5.</p>
  • Unusual quake cluster worries Japan

    04/18/2016 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    asia.nikkei.com ^ | April 18, 2016 8:20 pm JST | Staff
    Rescuers and a search dog check the damage around a landslide area caused by earthquakes in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture on April 17. ============================================================================================================ TOKYO -- Seismic activity in southern Japan is mystifying geologists and keeping the nation on edge. The island of Kyushu has been struck by a series of significant earthquakes, with the epicenters moving progressively further inland. The cluster started with the deadly quakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture last Thursday and Saturday. Temblors subsequently rocked the Mount Aso region and neighboring Oita Prefecture. There is a known concentration of faults in the area. Still, experts say it is...