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What the 1% Don't Want You to Know - Bill Moyers interviews Paul Krugman

49 minutes ago - Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy - the very system our founders revolted against. The median pay for the top 100 highest-paid CEOs at America's publicly traded companies was a handsome $13.9 million in 2013. That's a 9 percent ...

Solar Eclipse Will Transform Sun into 'Ring of Fire' Next Week

7 hours ago - The sun will look like a ring of fire above some remote parts of the world next Tuesday (April 29) during a solar eclipse, but most people around the world won't get a chance to see it. Whereas lunar eclipses occur only when there's a full moon, and solar eclipses only ...

Habitable exoplanets are bad news for humanity

7 hours ago - Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone,” the distance from a star in ...

Monsanto GMO soy: Scarier than you think

7 hours ago - Soybeans are the second-largest US crop after corn, covering about a quarter of American farmland. We grow more soybeans than any other country except Brazil. According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than 90 percent of the soybeans churned out on US farms each year are ...

Mars Missions Could Make Humanity a Multi-Planet Species, NASA Chief Says

8 hours ago - In order for humanity to survive into the distant future, we need to visit and learn how to survive on other worlds, according to NASA chief Charles Bolden. NASA is in the process of developing technologies that are expected to help humans get to Mars and beyond. Landing ...

DNA nanobots can fool the immune system by disguising themselves as viruses

11 hours ago - Sometimes to help the body, you have to fool the body, which is why researchers from Harvard's Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering modeled their latest DNA nanodevice after those great immune-system evaders, viruses. The whole project, outlined in a new paper ...

Huge study links aspartame to major problems, sales drop

1 day ago - As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As we reported yesterday, aspartame - the main sweetener for diet soda - is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing ... 3

US Navy to deploy combat dolphins for Black Sea military drills

1 day ago - American combat dolphins and sea lions will undergo a lengthy plane flight in order to participate in NATO war games in the Black Sea, a spokesman for the US Navy's marine mammals program reportedly said. Twenty dolphins and ten sea lions will take part in the drills, which ...

Scientists discover plants that can learn and remember

1 day ago - New research from a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia will change the way you think about the difference between plants and animals. Mimosa pundica plants, they found, can learn and remember, despite not having a brain. Those active little fern-like things ... 2

The American middle class is no longer "middle"

1 day ago - The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that honor, and many Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the country. “Things are pretty flat,” said Kathy Washburn of Mount Vernon, Iowa. “You have mostly lower level and high and not a lot in ...

The Unified Field and the Illusion of Time: Understanding the Source of Creation

1 day ago - “Time is just a construct of the universe to keep everything from happening all at once.” - John Archibald Wheeler John Archibald Wheeler was one of the physics giants of the 20th century, and was a colleague of Einstein’s. But what if everything is happening all at once? ...

Pilot snaps UFO photo in Queensland

1 day ago - According to local newspaper Sunshine Coast Daily, the witness and his friends were admiring the sky at approximately 8:00 p.m. when they noticed two aerial lights. Based on their appearance and behavior, the pilot believed these lights were sky lanterns. But then a third light ...

"Time Cloak" Created; Can Make Events Disappear

1 day ago - Einstein's theories of relativity suggest that gravity can cause time to slow down. Now scientists have demonstrated a way to stop time altogether—or at least, to give the appearance of time stopping by bending light to create a hole in time. The new research builds on recent ... 2

Scientists Speechless At What They Find Beneath Egypt

2 days ago - For many generations, it has been questioned and debated. Many long hours and much time has been spent pouring over the evidence, yet with no clear answers and no hard proof. However, today, more evidence keeps piling up that proves the ancients did have technology far beyond ... 16

Cosmic roulette: Astronauts warn that "we are literally in a shooting gallery"

2 days ago - As members of an elite band of cosmic explorers, they are among the few to have gone beyond the final frontier and looked down on the Earth from space. Now, inspired by the unique perspective they gained of their home planet - and armed with startling new data about the scale of ...

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