Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist married to a Supreme Court justice, agreed to speak to the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Her role in state lawmakers’ and Trump administration officials’ efforts to overturn the 2020
A spacecraft named Dart will zero in on the asteroid Monday, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph (22,500 kph).
Celebrities, royalty, sports personalities — all have been unwitting victims.
An updated COVID-19 booster shot is now available, as strains of the coronavirus continue to spread. President Joe Biden said Sept. 6 that the updated boosters are meant to provide […] The post Why the recent COVID-19 boosters were authorized bef
The updated COVID-19 boosters’ effectiveness was tested in mice and authorized before data could be gathered from human trials because of a pressing need to address the rapidly changing nature of coronavirus variants, an expert said.
Here, a professor and nuclear safety expert at the University of Southern California explained the risks of warfare taking place in and around nuclear power plants.
Being attentive to realities like war is often painful, and people are not well-equipped to keep a sustained focus on ongoing or traumatic occurrences.
When virtue signaling takes place, it's important to ask who is being signaled to, and to what end?
The rocket's launch was scheduled for Monday morning but postponed due to a fuel leak and engine problem.
Emily Zarka, of Arizona State University, has found dragons to be a nearly universal symbol for many civilizations.
When Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said two electric vehicles would take 25 times the electricity of a refrigerator yearly, we did some math. The comparison is tough, but rough calculations show two EVs would take 7 times to 19 times more energy annually
An Instagram post questions how less than 1% of 2020 mail ballots were rejected in California while 30% of signatures on a recall petition in Los Angeles were rejected. That’s a faulty comparison.
On August 15 2022, an Imgur account shared a video from Twitter of a large crowd singing a catchy song with lyrics that began, “Hey, Donald Trump, I wanna know …” (to the tune of “Hey, Baby”): The “Trump Song”, l
First, Donald Trump compared the FBI’s Aug. 8 search of his home for documents to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 emails. Then, he compared it to the Watergate break-in. […] The post Why Trump is wrong to suggest Obama personall
"President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!"
Here’s a look into research that explains why it’s natural to resist changing your mind — and how you can get better at making these shifts.
Mark Finchem and Blake Masters won primaries running on former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 election. Kari Lake, another “stop the steal” candidate, was leading in her race for governor.
Synthetic cyanide-based B12 is a "toxic ingredient in your kids vitamins."
This primary season, Democrats have taken to the airwaves — not just in Democratic primaries, but in Republican ones, too. But observers, including some Democrats, worry that the tactic could backfire, possibly electing more extreme Republicans.
When many Arizona voters show up to cast a ballot in the Aug. 2 primary, they will be able to choose from several vote c
"We've cut the deficit by a record $1.5 trillion this year."
A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, is looking into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in that state.
Alaska voters this year are using a new method to elect members of Congress that former President Donald Trump dismissed in remarks in Anchorage as “ranked choice crap voting.” Trump […] The post Why Trump is wrong to call Alaska’s ranked c
Ranked choice voting in Alaska is a “total rigged deal.”
Some social media users noticed lawmakers such U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar positioned their hands behind their backs despite not being handcuffed.
If enough people use a name to refer to something, who's to say that isn't what it's called?
Do fully vaccinated people account for 94 percent of COVID-19 deaths in England? Yes, that's true: However, a simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't fully tell the story. A report that some of the information comes from war
Critics, including conservative media outlets, attacked President Joe Biden for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese-owned company. Some of the coverage implies a connection between the sales and Chinese […] The post W
Critics of President Joe Biden complain that crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is being sold to China, rather than lowering prices in the U.S. Experts say this criticism misunderstands how the global oil market, and U.S. law, works.
Is Canada's Prime Minister panicking over statistics that show 80 percent of Canadians who died of COVID were vaccinated? No, that's not true: That percentage isn't a surprise in light of widespread vaccination, which makes a relatively s
Licensed firearms dealers can’t sell handguns to people under age 21, but they can sell long guns, including rifles, to people over 18. Handguns are regulated differently than rifles because they are used in connection with crime more frequently.
Former President Donald Trump has made the “stolen” 2020 election the centerpiece of his post-White House political life. Virtually every statement he sends out invokes the false theme. The polling […] The post Most Republicans still
MPs can take action to protect us all from harmful misinformation What is the Online Safety Bill? The Online Safety Bill will bring in new rules for internet companies to make sure their users are protected from harms that can take place on thei
Some on the political right are trying to give the term “grooming” a new definition — one that suggests kids who are exposed to LGBTQ ideas are being pressured to reject the gender they were assigned at birth. Experts say there’s no evidence to
Here's what we know about the current baby formula shortage in the United States.
Without changing voting rules in the Senate, Democrats don’t have the votes to pass legislation that would protect abortion access.
A lot of Americans on both sides of the abortion debate are certain that public opinion is on their side. But measuring public opinion on abortion is much trickier than advocates on either side would like to believe.
Alaska follows the lead of Maine and multiple cities in Utah as well as New York City to adopt ranked choice voting. Democracy experts say that the method makes it harder for extreme candidates to win with narrow margins.