Trump’s Border Claims

After a group of migrants tried to breach the U.S. border at Tijuana, with some throwing rocks and border agents responding with tear gas, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said there were no “reported serious injuries on either side of the border.” But President Donald Trump told reporters the same day that “three Border […]

Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum Oppose Trump’s Federal Judge Nomination in North Carolina

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum released a joint statement Tuesday opposing President Donald Trump’s nomination for federal judge in North Carolina, lawyer Thomas Farr. Abrams and Gillum cited Farr’s alleged efforts to suppress African-American voters in the past. “Thomas Farr’s record of hostility and disregard for fundamental civil rights disqualifies him […]

InSight Mars Mission Brought a First for NASA: Interplanetary CubeSats

MarCO-B took this image of Mars from about 4,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) away during its flyby of the planet on Nov. 26, 2018. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Groundbreaking CubeSats Yesterday, NASA’s InSight lander touched down successfully on the martian surface in a flawless feat of engineering. Two briefcase-sized satellites known as CubeSats followed the exploratory probe all the […]

Medical Marijuana Delivery Approved in Michigan

Marijuana laws in Michigan continue to change. Earlier this month, voters said yes to a proposal that will make recreational cannabis legal. And now, lawmakers in the state have approved a new set of rules for the state’s medical marijuana program. The most significant change is that dispensaries will now be able to deliver medical […]

The Australian Capital Territory May Soon Have Legal Cannabis

Australia’s capital Canberra and its surrounding region may soon be taking an important step towards the decriminalization of cannabis. Labor Party politician and state representative for Yerrabi, Michael Pettersson, has proposed a bill that would make possession of up to 50 grams of marijuana or four cannabis plants legal for adults in the Australian Capital […]

Mike Espy Needs An Unprecedented Swing To Win The Mississippi Runoff

We don’t often see a runoff in a general election, but if Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith were to lose Mississippi’s Senate runoff on Tuesday, after the two Republican candidates combined to win a sizable majority of the initial vote, that would be even more unusual. In the first round, Republicans Hyde-Smith and Chris McDaniel combined for […]

How to Look Inside a Star With Artificial Intelligence and Sound Waves

The fiery behavior of a star can be observed as sound waves. A pair of astronomers has built an AI network to better study stars using these sound waves. (Credit: NASA) Star Sound Waves Using artificial intelligence (AI) and sound waves, researchers have found a possible means of looking inside stars. It’s based on the […]

raceAhead: What We Can Learn From Mississippi’s Past

The final Senate contest of the midterm season is happening now in Mississippi, between incumbent Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger Mike Espy, who hopes to become the first black Senator from the state since Blanche Bruce left office in 1881. At 37%, Mississippi has the highest percentage of black voters in the […]

Trump sends GM’s stock tumbling after rage-tweeting a threat to the company

He takes every piece of bad news as a personal sleight. President Donald Trump fired off tweets at General Motors Tuesday and sent the company's stock tumbling, showing he is still fuming about the news that the company has decided to close down several North American plants and potentially cut more than 14,000 jobs. “Very […]