Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… useful arts” to motivate innovators, stimulate the economy and establish just laws. The US has become the most powerful nation on Earth and among the greatest in history, because it has long respected and promoted science. Countless policies, from military deployments to regulations that control the formula of a shampoo, are based on science. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook How would your life be without electricity, let alone …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… lifelong independent, was a volunteer making campaign calls for Isakson, and was later a strong supporter of Price. Federal records show she gave $200 to Isakson back in 2004. Two years later, she gave $250 to Max Burns, then a one-term GOP congressman in a nearby district. In the Republican primary in 2016, she cast her ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. On Nov. 4, just a few days before the 2016 presidential election, her long history of Republican activism came to an end, and she wrote a …

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‘Diablo 3’s Necromancer class introduces the best companion ever: The Flesh Golem

April 17, 2017

… class, two character slots, two stash tabs, and other cosmetics. From what we’ve played so far, the new content is every bit as satisfying and exciting as the Reaper of Souls expansion was when it released in 2014. SEE ALSO: Diablo 3 Is the Fastest-Selling PC Game in history Note: The beta I played was a not complete version of the game, so some in-game text seen in the clips and screenshots below may be using placeholder text indicated by a “{PH}” and could change before …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… event that most people don’t know about,” says Dan Carlin, a historian whose “Hardcore history” podcast examines World War I. “It’s a Pandora’s box. We’re still ironing out what it unleashed.” Here are three battles from “The Great War” the United States is still waging: No. 1: Fighting the enemy among us They speak in funny accents and don’t care about fitting in. So many are pouring across the border that they’re …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

(CNN)“Saturday Night Live” returned after a three-week hiatus and delivered a stinging and bold comedic takedown of both Bill O’Reilly and President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual misconduct with women. Although “SNL” was unfair in one way — it lumped Trump and O’Reilly’s history of sexism together — when in reality Trump’s is far worse. The show opened the show with Alec Baldwin as Trump at a town hall meeting in …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

… handmaids, was drawn from history. We can easily backslide into male-dominated religious fundamentalism, the book insists; we do it all the time. It even name-checks another modern country that did just that: Iran. When did Gilead arise out of the United States? When a cabal of puritanical militants attacked Congress, then blamed the attack on Muslim extremists. The Constitution was suspended, because terrorism. A secret plan hatched by misogynistic marketing experts is put into effect. SEE …

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Japanese scientists want to be first to drill into the Earth’s mantle

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Humans have been to the Moon and explored almost every corner of the planet — but there’s one place they have never been. A group of Japanese scientists said they plan to be the first group to successfully drill into the Earth’s mantle, the planet’s vast molten-rock interior, which lies just beneath the outer crust. Researchers at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) say they are hoping to discover more about how our planet was …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 In today’s show, you’ll learn about some of the history and significance of the nuclear option, which was employed after a filibuster yesterday in the U.S. Senate. Following a sweep of severe storms across the U.S., we’re explaining the difference between a tornado watch and warning. And we’re looking at a method by which birdlike drones are keeping their natural counterparts away from airports. WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ Click for a printable version of the Weekly …

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Patrick Stewart says he’s ‘absolutely’ interested in a Professor X cameo in ‘Legion’

April 2, 2017

… created a villain for David that is worthy of building a whole story around. The backstory of this thing, and their relationship and their history, is so nuanced and rich that it makes for a potential showdown that we’re very invested in as an audience, as opposed to doing a villain-of-the-year kind of approach.” As David unlocked more secrets about his past, the show grew closer to revealing the identity of his father, who in the comics is Charles Xavier aka Professor X leader of …

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10 species and objects that are blessed with sharing Sir David Attenborough’s name

March 27, 2017

… Building at Cambridge University. Image: Photography/REX/Shutterstock 8. Attenborosaurus The Attenborosaurus is a genus of aquatic reptiles that was named after Sir David Attenborough. The dinosaur lived millions of years ago and was was discovered in Dorset, England. Its fossil resides in the Natural history Museum, London. This is an image of what the Attenborosaurus might have looked like. Image: wikimedia commons/Nobu Tamura 9. Sirdavidia solannona Sirdavidia solannona was …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… has become a new battleground to be won. Here are thirteen women whose Twitter game is on point: 1. Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran, journalist and feminist author, is known for her frank feminism. She isn’t afraid to go there. Periods, body hair, sex. No stone is left unturned in Moran’s quest for equality. Hey women who are anti-feminist because you think it’ll get you laid: There’s dick on the right side of history too – and it’s better. Sofie Hagen …

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… hours and run every day, while other tours visit key sites that give an insight into the city’s history — the rise of guilds in the 14th century, or how the city became a stronghold of the Reformation. Another option visits Zurich West, the city’s former industrial district between the Limmat River and the railway, which is now a hip, grungy home of designer retailers and eateries. But if you prefer to go at your pace, most of the city’s attractions are concentrated in …

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