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A Hundred Days of Trump

On April 29th, Donald Trump will have occupied the Oval Office for a hundred days. For most people, the luxury of living in a relatively stable democracy is the luxury of not following politics with a nerve-racked constancy. Trump does not afford this. Show More Summary

The Usefulness of a March for Science

Not quite promptly at six o’clock on Saturday morning, two dozen scientists whose fields of study can’t be summarized in a sentence boarded a bus at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey, and headed south, bound for the March for Science, in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Stonechat – Saxicola rubicola

Bagged a few nice shots of birds new to my British birds gallery this weekend on a short trip to Brecon (Aberhonddu) in Wales (Cymru) including several shots of stonechats (Saxicola rubicola). The stonechat is a small passerine, perching, bird that was bizarrely considered a member of the thrush family (just as was the robin … Continue reading "Stonechat – Saxicola rubicola"

This Week in Making: Star Wars Droids, Comic Con, and Deadly Paper Cuts

This Week in Making looks a Star Wars droid puppet, a makerspace in South Africa, Silicon Valley Comic Con, and murderous paper. Read more on MAKE The post This Week in Making: Star Wars Droids, Comic Con, and Deadly Paper Cuts appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)

It’s a common enough bird, the pied wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii), you can spot its characteristic bobbing tail almost anywhere in the UK at almost any time of year, although they tend to leave northern Scotland in the depths of winter. We took a stroll around the outskirts of the grounds of Ickworth House in … Continue reading "Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)"

“Science Keeps America Great,” and the March for Science reminded us

The March for Science brought out great minds—and signs—at 600 events worldwide.

Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst

After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies. The post Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst appeared first on WIRED.

Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?

Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED.

Love your anthropological collection? Then hand it back

Curating culturally sensitive objects sometimes means letting them go, says Chip Colwell in his book Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits

Trouble brewing your tea? Not if you build a diligent Dunkbot

We put together a marvellous machine to take the mind-numbing dipping out of the tea-making equation and maximise relaxing feet-up time

Britain's Lib Dem leader campaigns against 'hard Brexit'

The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats pitched his party Friday as the best chance of softening the blows from Brexit, as he began campaigning for an election in which he is hoping to sweep up pro-European votes. Tim Farron, whose...Show More Summary

Jury Finds Petco Not Liable in Death of Boy, 10, Who Contracted Illness from Pet Rat

Petco did enough to warn consumers about the dangers of owning a pet rat and was neither negligent nor liable in Aidan Pankey's 2013 death, a jury decided.

Three Iraqi policemen killed in suicide attack south of Mosul

Three policemen were killed on Sunday in a suicide attack south of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city where Islamic State is fighting off a U.S.-backed offensive, security sources said. A group of about 10 assailants, including four suicide bombers, had tried to infiltrate a Federal Police helicopter base in Al-Areej, a police captain told Reuters. Show More Summary

Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video

Witnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.

Tiffany Trump Parties With Bella Thorne In New York City

Tiffany Trump was pictured in the Dream Downtown with 19-year-old actress and other friends.

Should The Bible Be Taught In Schools?

A lawsuit alleges that the few who opted out of a bible class at one school were harassed and discriminated against.

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