Meet the Martian Hopefuls: Elon Musk and All the Others Trying to Get to Mars

Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion beneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere towards a barren, airless piece of rock—preferably one 33 million miles away. On Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide,…

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Genetically Engineered Bacteria Spread by Mosquitos’ Breeding Could Eradicate Malaria

Scientists spent ten years developing the special bug. The mosquito micro biome influences what parasites take hold. The mosquito is a delicate insect, with spindly legs and a graceful proboscis. The parasitic, single-celled organisms that spread malaria are even smaller and more fragile, and scientists are trying their hardest to…

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It’s Two Times the Bumps and a Truckload of Country on this Star-Studded Trip

Screenshot – babymoon Country stars build great friendships with each other, sharing stories of the road, the pleasure and pain of recording and the general highs and lows of the job. But Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard share something more personal. Both of their wives are expecting,…

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Yet Another NASCAR Superstar Enters the Anthem Controversy Fray

austin dillon anthem As much as the NFL has found itself in the middle of the discussion surrounding the national anthem controversy, NASCAR has also found itself being looked at closely, particularly after President Trump singled out the sport for not “[putting] up with disrespecting our country and our flag.”…

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Six Apps to Add Blockbuster Special Effects to Your Smartphone Videos

And…action! Add professional effects by simply tapping your phone’s screen. David Nield/Popular Science The smartphone revolution hasn’t just put a video camera in your pocket. It’s given you a whole movie-making studio in one compact package. With the right apps, you can add special effects and filters that the Hollywood…

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NBA Commissioner: Rules Require Standing for Anthem

Citing a league regulation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver anticipates no protests or demonstrations during the national anthem before games in his league. Speaking Thursday after the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings in New York, Silver said, “We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem. It’s…

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Trump’s November Asia Trip to Include First China Visit

U.S. President Donald Trump will embark on a trip to Asia in November with the goal of garnering global support against the North Korean threat, while attending regional summits and discussing trade, the White House announced Friday. “The president’s engagements will strengthen the international resolve to confront the North Korean…

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First Lady Melania Trump Isn’t Happy An Elementary School Rejected Her ‘Racist’ Dr. Seuss Books

First Lady Melania Trump slammed an elementary school librarian’s rejection of so-called “racist” Dr. Seuss books gifted by the first lady to the school. Trump responded to Liz Phipps Soeiro, a school librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School in Massachusetts, who rejected 10 Dr. Seuss books from the first lady in…

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Women Share Struggles at Worship Event in Thompson’s Station Friday to Inspire Others

THOMPSON’S STATION, Tennessee — Tammy Daniel believes in the power of story. The Christian author, speaker and worship leader is open about the struggles in her life, and has launched a ministry giving women a platform to share their own stories to help and inspire others. A handful of women…

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Domenic Sarno, Dem Mayor of Dr. Seuss’ Hometown, Slams Librarian for Trump Snub

The Democratic mayor of Dr. Seuss’ hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, slammed an elementary school librarian who publicly rejected first lady Melania’s Trump’s book donation, calling the rejection “political correctness at its worst.” Mayor Domenic Sarno on Thursday offered to take the books instead and invited President Trump and his wife…

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Another GOP Leader Calls For McConnell To Step Down

Republican Study Committee Mark Walker said Friday that it might be in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s best interests to retire. “I think he’s a huge part of the problem,” Walker said. “There’s a growing consensus that would be very happy if the fine senator from Kentucky called it a…

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Six GOP Senators Who Could Follow Corker into Retirement

The surprise retirement of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) may signal a rush to the exit door for other longtime establishment Republicans in the Senate. Several GOP members of the upper chamber — most of them advanced in age — have struggled to acclimate to the style and agenda of President…

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President Trump Will Decide Fed Chair in Two or Three Weeks

President Donald Trump indicated Friday he would select his nominee to be the next Federal Reserve chair within weeks, after meeting potential candidates. Trump said he would decide who chairs the US central bank, after interviewing Kevin Warsh, Jerome Powell and two other candidates. “I’ve had four meetings” Trump said…

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Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett Nominated to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Outspoken conservative and Texas’ official Tweeter Laureate Justice Don Willett was nominated to the join the federal bench as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by the Trump Administration, the White House announced Thursday. Upon hearing the nomination was made public, Judge Willett took to…

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Commentary: NFL Players’ Protests Risk Stadium Funding

American taxpayers shelled out billions of dollars to build the stadiums that National Football League players are now using to stage their kneel-down protests of the national anthem. The players say they have a right to express their displeasure with racism in the U.S. with their protests, but lawmakers say…

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Sudanese Refugee Who Allegedly Murdered Woman at Antioch TN Church Motivated by Revenge for Shootings at Black Church

A black man who opened fire at a Sunday church service in Tennessee left a note that referenced retaliation for a white supremacist’s shooting massacre at a black church in South Carolina, the Associated Press reports. (more) Credit: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Investigators found the note in the car of…

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