The EPA has been Ordered to Freeze Grants, and has been Silenced with a Gag Order

January 28, 2017
Staff members of the Environmental Protection Agency have been instructed to freeze all grants in the agency's extensive funding program, including, but not limited to, funds for environmental research, education, industrial site redevelopment, and air quality monitoring. Furthermore, staff have... continued

Trump Authorizes Construction on his Mexican Border Wall, and Proposes a Hefty Sales Tax to Pay For It—on Us

January 27, 2017
President Trump has signed an executive order that authorizes the construction of the wall that he promised would be built along the United States-Mexico border. To pay the massive bill that such an ambitious construction project would bring, Trump also... continued

Yet Another Asteroid made a Close Pass to Earth

January 26, 2017
Another asteroid made a close pass to the Earth, on January 24, at 11:54 EDT (5:54 UTC), the second one to do so in as many weeks. Asteroid 2017 BX's close pass -- just within the Moon's orbit -- follows... continued

The Mystery of Venus’s Atmospheric Wave, and the Search for Life in its Clouds

January 25, 2017
Despite being our closest neighbor in the heavens, the planet Venus still harbors a multitude of mysteries, due primarily to its thick cloud cover, obscuring the planet's surface from study. Space probes sent to its surface are also only able... continued

Trump Deletes Climate Change, Health Care, and Civil Rights Issues from White House Website

January 24, 2017
As has become a tradition on Inauguration Day, the official website for the White House,, was updated at noon to reflect the policies of the incoming administration, lead by President Donald J. Trump. While the headings under the "Issues"... continued

Both Good and Bad News for Green Energy Legislation from the American Midwest

January 21, 2017
In recent months, a number of U.S. states have been enacting new legislation to govern the use of renewable energy within their territories -- for both better and for worse. Illinois, Michigan and Ohio have passed new laws that range... continued

2016 was the Hottest Year on Record, for the Third Straight Year Running

January 20, 2017
2016 was the hottest year on record for planet Earth, in the 137 years that global temperature records have been kept. This news was released by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration... continued

Is a Basic Universal Income the Solution to the Takeover of the Workforce by Robots?

January 19, 2017
A major part of President Elect Donald Trump's election platform was the promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, jobs that manufacturing companies had moved to other countries where labor was cheaper. Trump recently warned automotive company... continued

The Mummified Remains of Numerous Non-Human Entities have been Uncovered in Peru

January 17, 2017
A Peru-based archeological organization has unveiled what they claim to be the mummified remains of a number of humanoid, non-human creatures, found in ancient tunnels in Cusco, Peru, in January of 2016. The remains appear to be of numerous individuals... continued

A Simple, Accurate Medical Test for Many Diseases Might be Just a Breath Away

January 14, 2017
It mightn't quite be Doctor McCoy's medical diagnostic tricorder, but a new breathalyzer-like device has been developed that can detect the faint chemical signatures produced in the body as a response to various diseases -- all from a simple breath... continued