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US House rejects Trump’s 2024 Moon landing plan

The House budget committee today told NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine it would not fund the administration’s efforts to change the Moon landing timeline from 2028 to 2024. The reason? NASA won’t put a final price tag on the program. The project is called the Artemis Program. Originally it was slated to launch a crewed mission to the Moon in 2028, but President Trump demanded that not only should the timeline be moved up to 2024, but that NASA should skip the Moon and go straight to Mars. Now, it’s un...
Tags: Politics, Science, Space, Tech


Democrat and Republican Voters Agree: Schools Need to Teach Sex Ed

Americans can apparently agree on at least one thing: Kids in school deserve good sex education.Read more...
Tags: Sex Education, Sex, Politics, Science


Here Are Twitter's Latest Excuses as to Why It Lets Donald Trump Break Its Rules Constantly

Twitter is never, ever going to ban Donald Trump for reasons ranging from the self-apparent (he’s the president, and a conspiracy-obsessed one at that) to perhaps the cynical (whether or not his incessant tweeting helps the company’s bottom line). Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Social Media, Donald Trump, Technology, Politics


DIY drugs: should hospitals make their own medicine?

If pharmaceutical companies rapidly inflate the price of their products, is there an alternative? One Dutch chemist thinks so. By Chris Stokel-WalkerWhen a pharmaceutical company raised the price of an essential medicine to unacceptable levels, there was only one thing for pharmacist Marleen Kemper to do: start making it herself. When Kemper was in primary school, she had watched two of her classmates get ill. One had a brain tumour, the other contracted an infection in his gut. Both of them die...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Science, Money, Drugs, Society, Hospitals, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Pharmaceuticals industry, Drugs policy, Kemper, Chris Stokel WalkerWhen, Marleen Kemper


Why do the good guys have to beat the climate cheats?

Filthy-fuel suffering is here today: 95% of humans breathe "dangerously polluted air," and globally "1 in 6 deaths are caused by air pollution." Paying extra for cleaner energy buys reduced suffering for today's kids and all future humans. For more "moral clarity" always look under "the numbers," and put their abstract tacit tradeoffs in concrete and personal terms. None Like the kid in the emperor's new clothes tale, Greta Thunberg sees through the "smart" games that blind us to clear, presen...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Earth, Innovation, Global Issues, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Thunberg Again, David Wallace Welles


Won't Someone Please Think of Microsoft?

Late last night, an email leaked to advocacy group Fight For The Future detailed how Github—the code repository Microsoft bought last year for $7.5 billion—would be renewing its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic war…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Microsoft, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Gifthub


Blizzard's Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren't Neutral

On Monday night, professional Hearthstone player and Grandmasters tournament competitor Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai gave an interview. At the end of his interview, Chung expressed support for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, reciting a protest slogan and wearing a mask associated with the activists who have taken to…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Science, China, Blizzard, Tencent, Chung, Hearthstone, Ng Wai


Elizabeth Warren Wants to Know If Facebook Changed Ad Policies to Appease Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to know what President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about during their Oval Office meeting last month. Warren, who’s leading the Democratic race along with Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, even suggested in a series of tweets Monday night…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Joe Biden, Warren, Facebook Ads, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, President Trump, Warren 2020, 2020 Presidential Campaign, Elizabeth Warren Wants to Know If Facebook


Viral Video About Eating Babies at AOC Town Hall Was Staged by Pro-Trump Group

LaRouche PAC, a far-right group that supports Donald Trump, has taken credit for trolling Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a town hall meeting yesterday. An operative with LaRouche made headlines overnight after standing up at AOC’s town hall in Queens yesterday and saying that humanity should…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Politics, Science, Youtube, Environment, Queens, Viral, Viral Videos, Hoax, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Aoc, Trump Group, Lyndon LaRouche, Antisemitism, President Trump


Why scientists believe Godzilla’s fictional growth is cause for real concern

A pair of scientists from prestigious Dartmouth University recently published research postulating why Godzilla has more than doubled in size since 1954. If you guessed a gym membership and a high-protein diet: you’re wrong. The King of the Monsters’ incredible evolution in fiction is, arguably, due to real-world global anxiety over increasing nationalism and the US military’s continued nuclear aggression. Yeah, that old chestnut. The research argues that Godzilla’s appearance changes, while sur...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Distract


Ro Khanna, the Bernie Guy Who's Okay With Billionaires

Ro Khanna, the second-term Democratic Congressman from Silicon Valley and a national co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, has the tricky job of appealing to both internet zillionaires and DSA members. We spoke to him about impeachment, class war, the Bernie vs. Warren primary, and more. Read more...
Tags: Politics, The Rich, Science, Congress, Interviews, Tech, Democrats, Silicon Valley, Class War, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Bernie, DSA, Ro Khanna, Bernie Guy


Can Sports Show The Way To Smarter Voting?

Electoral reform is coming to America. This year in MLB, a simple first-past-the-post voting system will no longer determine all-star starters. Fans will instead select three finalists in a Primary Round and then vote from among those finalists on a single Election Day.
Tags: Politics, Science, Voting, America, Mlb, Fl, TLDR, Regressing, MLB All Star Game, Electoral Systems


Nuking asteroids could save the Earth — but we need to make it legal first

The schlocky 1998 Bruce Willis movie Armageddon was the highest grossing film of that year. The blockbuster saw a master oil driller (Willis) and an unlikely crew of misfits place a nuclear bomb inside a giant asteroid heading for Earth, blow it up – and save humanity. Armageddon isn’t exactly a documentary: it’s packed full of sci-fi nonsense. But, 20 years on, its basic plot – of using a nuclear explosion to avert a cataclysmic asteroid collision – doesn’t seem quite as silly as it did at the ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Politics, Science, Syndication


Revealed: populists far more likely to believe in conspiracy theories

Largest survey of its kind uncovers suspicion of vaccines in big part of world populationMethodology: How the Guardian analysed YouGov-Cambridge dataPopulists across the world are significantly more likely to believe in conspiracy theories about vaccinations, global warming and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a landmark global survey shared exclusively with the Guardian.The YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project sheds new light on a section of the world population that appears to have limit...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Globalisation, MMR, Cambridge, Vaccines and immunisation, YouGov Cambridge Globalism Project


Beto O'Rourke's First Policy Proposal Is a $5 Trillion Plan to Tackle Climate Change

If you want further proof the 2020 presidential election will be the first presidential election where climate change is treated like it really matters, let me direct you to Beto O’Rourke. The former member of Congress’ biggest climate moment to date has been refusing to sign a pledge eschewing donations from fossil…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Climate Change, 2020 Election, Beto O'Rourke, Green New Deal, Beto Orourke


The First Meeting of the House ‘Climate Crisis’ Committee Did Not Go So Well

After months of build up, the new House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held its first hearing on Thursday. The witnesses were all young adults who will live with the choices members of Congress, and indeed policymakers around the world, make today for the rest of their lives.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, House, Select Committee, Climate Crisis


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


Mark Zuckerberg: OK, Fine, Regulate Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—whose company has blundered its way into controversies over everything from user privacy and data breaches to amplification of extremist content and literal genocide as of late—responded to growing criticism of the tech sector by calling for more outside regulation in an op-ed in the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tech Policy


America's Government Scientists Are Eyeing a Future in Politics

PHILADELPHIA—As the Trump administration continues to attack science, scientists continue to push back, whether by joining rallies and strikes or running for office. In the next election cycle, the ranks of those choosing the latter route may include more federal government scientists, a group that has traditionally…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, America, Philadelphia, Trump, 314 Action, Government Scientists


UK Labour Party Declares National Climate Emergency in Likely Political First

UK politics is more than a seemingly endless Brexit slog. On Thursday, for instance, the Labour Party declared a climate emergency. It likely marks the first major party declaring a climate emergency at the national level anywhere in the world, in yet another sign that climate politics are rapidly shifting.Read more...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Activism, Labour Party, Declarations, Climate Strike, Climate Emergency, Labour Party Declares National Climate Emergency


How Automation Turns Us Into Trump Voters

In the olden days, when machines were brought in to replace human workers, the workers revolted—the Luddites famously rose up to smash the automated looms that had been deployed by factory owners and were erasing their livelihoods. In modern times, when machines are brought in to replace human workers, the workers…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Labor, Automation, Donald Trump, Automaton


Trump's Legal Battle to Keep Blocking Critics on Twitter Doesn't Seem to Be Going So Hot

Last year, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that Donald Trump (a man whose unhinged tweeting has ranged from boosting neo-Nazi propaganda and slamming critics to worrying the military about nuclear war) could not block critics on Twitter, finding his feed is a public forum and that blocking his haters amounted to a…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Manhattan, Courts, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Blocking, realDonaldTrump


Man Charged With Setting Up Bogus Websites to Scam Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke Donors

Federal prosecutors have charged an 80-year-old California man named John Pierre Dupont with bilking donors out of more than $250,000 by setting up fake websites and political action committees (PACs) falsely purporting to raise money for Texas politician Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Crime, California, Scams, Law Enforcement, Courts, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, John Pierre Dupont, Beto Orourke, Scam Bernie Sanders Beto O Rourke Donors


Trump Now Just Accusing Google of Aiding the Chinese Military, or Whatever

In yet another example of some morsel of news carrion being dragged all the way up to the top of the White House before being partially digested and regurgitated onto a bunch of Twitter eggs, Donald Trump accused tech giant Google of aiding the Chinese military (as well as “Crooked Hillary Clinton”) on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, White House, China, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Peoples Liberation Army, Sure Whatever


Spring statement policies focus on Brexit and hi-tech future

Chancellor promises a global Britain and announces funds for science and digital projectsThe chancellor outlined a package of measures at the spring statement designed to prepare Britain for life outside the EU, as well as for the hi-tech digital jobs of the future.Alongside the central update on the economy, other announcements made by Philip Hammond included: Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Eu, Communities, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Digital Media, Philip Hammond, Brexit, Digital Britain, Spring statement 2019


What animals can teach us about politics

Decades of studying primates has convinced me that animal politics are not so different from our own – and even in the wild, leadership is about much more than being a bully. By Frans de WaalIn July 2017, when Sean Spicer, then the White House press secretary, was discovered hiding in the bushes to dodge questions from reporters, I knew Washington politics had become truly primatological. A few weeks earlier, James Comey had intentionally worn a blue suit while standing at the back of a room wit...
Tags: Politics, Science, Biology, Washington, White House, Animals, UK News, World news, US news, Fbi, Animal behaviour, Donald Trump, Saddam Hussein, James Comey, Sean Spicer


Study: Nearly half of all Americans have a family member who’s been incarcerated

A team of researchers at the University of Cornell recently conducted a study on incarceration rates in the US. It was discovered that nearly half of all Americans have a family member who’s been incarcerated. The other half probably just had better lawyers. The US has the world’s largest prison industrial complex. Our incarcerated population is nearly twice that of China’s, and almost thrice Russia‘s. And we imprison people at an incredibly high rate: 737 inmates per 100,000 citizens. No other ...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, China, Russia, US, Earth, United States, Cornell, University of Cornell


Fake FCC Comments, Shark DNA, and the Edge of Everything: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Hopefully your week has been better than leading New York politicians, like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo—both of whom are still dealing with the disastrous fallout from the failed deal to subsidize a new Amazon facility in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood. (Adding insult to injury:…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Gaming, Science Fiction, Politics, New York, Science, Technology, Fcc, Microsoft, Climate Change, Dna, Samsung, Genetics, Physics


Report: Grand Jury Hearing Evidence That Ryan Zinke Lied to Federal Investigators

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—who used to be one of the nation’s top environmental officials until he resigned last year amid a slew of ethics scandals and investigations—has apparently failed to leave his troubles behind with his backwards ranger hat.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Casinos, Environment, Conservation, Native Americans, Department Of Justice, Interior Department, Doj, Interior, Ryan Zinke, Trump Administration


Avoiding Civil War 2.0 With Better Options

There are fears that the US will have a hot civil war. There is currently what has been described as a cold civil war. This is where we have entrenched more political elites and media using social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, News, Future, US, War, World, United States, Innovation, Predictions



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