Science writer Lee Billings accomplishes a lot in the pages of Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars (published in the U... Read more: Macarthur Foundation, Frank Drake, Sara Seager, James Kasting, Extraterrestrials, Exoplanets, Lee Billings, Books News
Science writer Lee Billings accomplishes a lot in the pages of Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars (published in the U.S. in October 2013 by Current). He describes the entire history of Earth, including...Show More Summary
A linkfest of the best reading in fund investing: The bromance between Bill Gross and Jack Bogle. — Ben Eisen, MarketWatch Reuters I love you, man How I un-learned the efficient markets hypothesis. — Samuel Lee, Morningstar The rush to build “alternative” mutual funds includes the watered-down variety. — Ellen Kelleher, Financial Times Closed-end fund [...]
Tim Lee reports that a key provision in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's patent reform bill has been axed: One provision would have expanded what's known as the "covered business method" (CBM) program, which provides an expedited process for the...Show More Summary
Senators Leahy (D-VT), Lee (R-UT), and Whitehouse (D-RI) have proposed their own patent reform bill titled the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (PTIA) of 2013 –this one much more narrowly focused on egregious patent enforcement abuses. As compared with the...
Postmates is expanding its service in the New York City area, crossing the bridge and making its mobile delivery service available in Brooklyn as well as Manhattan. The expansion also comes as the company has added a trio of new investors, bringing angels David Sacks, Dave Morin, and Bill Lee on board.
Before the government shutdown in July, as the defund push from Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee was just starting to gain steam, Speaker John Boehner laid-out his preferred Obamacare strategy to House Republicans in a closed-door conference...Show More Summary
In response to 'Keep your plan' bills are the beginning of repeal: Sadly, many of the same Republicans who opposed the Ted Cruz and Mike Lee strategy of defunding ObamaCare, are now playing footsie with Dems on these phony "fixes" that are lose/lose situations for the GOP. Show More Summary
Daredevil, whose alter ego is the blind attorney Matt Murdock, was first introduced back in 1964 and was created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. Due in part to the character's disability, he has superhuman senses and sensitivity and is a skilled fighter in addition to being a clever detective. Show More Summary
The odds that your tech startup will become worth $1 billion or more are vanishingly small, according to research done by Aileen Lee, a founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund. They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon. Show More Summary
Program is tied up in the Farm Bill currently in conference; Jackson Lee wants a standalone bill to bump assistance levels back up.
Earlier this week, Judge Lee Yeakel ruled one part of Texas' abortion bill unconstitutional. Now, just a few days later the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed his ruling, meaning that one third of Texas' remaining abortion clinics must stop providing their services immediately.
by Bill Pearis One of the biggest rock bands in Los Angeles (literally, there's nine of them), Jail Weddings make grandiose psych-rock in the tradition of Lee Hazlewood or Scott Walker. The band's new album, Meltdown - A Declaration of...
A federal judge has overturned part of the draconian Texas abortion bill passed over State Senator (now gubernatorial candidate) Wendy Davis’s famous filibuster. Specifically, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that a regulation requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges, which medical experts say unecessarily restricts abortion access, places... More »
For Lee Billings, the author of Five Billion Years Of Solitude: The Search For Life Among The Stars, space exploration offers “the only chance available for life on Earth to somehow escape a final, ultimate planetary and stellar death”: We really owe our progress and our current state not only to our biology, but also to […]
Lee Billings' Five Billion Years of Solitude laments that we're not really trying.
Vice's Jamie Lee Curtis Taete went to the new Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure show at Universal Studios and saw some "comedy" that wouldn't have been out of place in the bad old homophobic 1960s: Anyway, Superman joins Bill and Ted on their witch-killing quest. Show More Summary
Image via Bill Lee says controversial things. The former Boston Red Sox lefty-cum-New-England-cult-hero once compared the New York Yankees to Nazis and "a bunch of hookers swinging their purses." He has written about his desire to bite the ear off an umpire over a call in the 1975 World Series. Show More Summary
If Bill Murray is on your show, there's no guessing what he might do. This weekend he was on ESPN's College Gameday to just talk college football. That was until one of the show's anchors, Lee Corso, dressed up as a Native American in honor of the team he thought... More »
There were two key takeaways from the latest edition of ESPN's "College GameDay." 1) ESPN analyst Lee Corso is possibly unaware of -- or perhaps just not particularly concerned with -- the debate over Native American mascots and iconography...Show More Summary