Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusal
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:13:53 -0400
The call by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., came after Nunes acknowledged he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information from an unidentified source about U.S. intelligence community surveillance that, he says, had swept up conversations involving Trump transition officials. Schiff said his call for Nunes to step aside was not made “lightly,” because the two have worked well together for years.
Bill Nye On Trump's Climate Orders: 'Clean Coal Is a Myth'
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:52:43 -0400
Bill Nye the Science Guy joins Lawrence to react to Trump's rollback of Obama climate change rules, Spicer's non-answer about whether the president still believes climate change is a hoax, and the Trump budget's proposed cuts to U.S. science agencies
Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:14:01 -0400
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.
Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:42:58 -0400
The FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.
Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's body still in KL morgue
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:02:45 -0400
Six weeks after the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, Malaysia on Tuesday said it was still waiting for family to claim the body, denying rumours it had been sent back to Pyongyang. The half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un was poisoned with the lethal nerve agent VX in a brazen Cold War-style assassination on February 13 in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. "There have been a lot of rumours that the body was cremated but we would not do this without the responsible parties giving us directives or agreement," Health Minister S. Subramaniam told reporters.
Argentinian Immigrant Blasted After Shaming Trump in Facebook Post That Shows She Pays Her Taxes
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:55:00 -0400
She received several hate messages afterward.
Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:02:27 -0400
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Lancet, is the latest from BrainGate, a consortium of researchers testing brain-computer interface technology designed to give paralyzed individuals more mobility. Prior tests of the technology allowed paralyzed people to move a robotic arm or a cursor on a keyboard just by using their thoughts.
Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:10 -0400
The TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:01:26 -0400
There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.
Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.
One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.
Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.
‘Stop shaking your head’: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its image
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:40:14 -0400
Sean Spicer sparred with veteran reporter April Ryan after she asked him how the Trump administration can “revamp” its public image while several controversies swirl around it.