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The 2014 Algorithms Solving 2015's Problems

MIT's cheetah, the newest iteration of which was demonstrated last summer, comes awfully close, mimicking animal motion thanks to a new electric engine and a new ... In modeling turbulence or shock wa... read more

Crowdsource: what are good astronomy books for kids?

I get a lot of email from folks asking me questions. Many times, these are easily searchable on Google (fair warning: if I get these, I delete ’em. Use Google, people!), and other times they’re someth... read more

Tax avoidance: why not name and shame?

Why do you need to know this? Basically, because I don't want to be a hypocrite when I explain why publishing everyone's income and tax payments might be a good idea. Shock. Horror. My friends will kn... read more

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An Atheist’s Open Letter to Those Praying for His Son

As many of my readers have noticed, I haven’t posted anything in about a month. That’s because on April 27, my life got exponentially busier, when my wife went into preterm labor and delivered our son ... read more

Ad linking Romney to death of the wife of a laid off steelworker not accurate

A new attack ad by a Super PAC backing President Obama appears to blame Mitt Romney for a woman's death from cancer after his company, Bain Capital, shut down the steel mill where the woman's husband ... read more

The return of Sauron’s planet

That makes it pretty unlikely it’s a dust cloud. So if it’s a planet, that can be checked, too. Because they saw it in a blue filter, the astronomers in the new study were able to look at computer mod... read more

Kennedy Bullet Fragment Antimony Bias Range

HITCHENS: The empty life of this ugly little charlatan proves only one thing, that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you will just get y... read more

Giants lineup is tarnished again in 4-1 loss to Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO – Buster Posey received his Silver Slugger award prior to Tuesday night’s game, but he didn’t add any luster to the Giants lineup. And boy, is it ever tarnished. Day to night made little ... read more

Move over carbon tax, a fresh debate is underway

"There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead…" will be the echo of election 2013. But more broadly, the issue is in decline. The worst for the Government, is over. The Opposition was wise to ... read more

The Good Kind of Pirates

I haven't seen The Boat That Rocked, the latest fluffy film from Richard "Love Actually" Curtis, so I don't know if it's as terrible as everyone says. But as history, if nothing else, it clearly stink... read more

Anderson Cooper's Stunt Journalism

Anderson Cooper is a fine journalist, which is all the more reason for CNN to stop trying to feed him to sharks. Last night CNN ran its program "Planet in Peril: Battle Lines," which careened from con... read more

Obama press conference Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House just announced President Obama will hold a press conference on Friday at 11:15 a.m. to discuss rising gas prices and other issues, CNN's Ed Henry reports. Obama will ... read more

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