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Update On Donald Trump’s Big Chill

If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change?

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Alien Megastructures Found

If people want to see alien megastructures, they don’t need to look off into a far away solar system. There are already alien megastructures right here on Earth.

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Water Oozing On Mars. Meh?

Yesterday, the big news was that NASA has solved a “mystery”. What they found: There is, in the present, not just the distant past, a small amount of unfrozen water in a small number of places on or near the surface of Mars. It’s oozing

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Yet another set of Transitional Forms, this time to Turtles

Creationists, desperate to hold on to a literalist interpretation of the Christian Bible and deny the empirical reality of evolution, have been scrabbling lately to identify a diminishing set of missing “transitional forms” between different animal and plant classes, orders, and families. As scientists identify

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Delayed Visual Gratification on Pluto, In Parts

PC Magazine says that the reason we’ve had to wait so long for high-resolution pictures of Pluto is, “in part,” because Pluto and the New Horizons craft are so far away from Earth: “Pluto is super far away. Like waaaay super out there. It’s so

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?