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Federal Science Research Is Getting a Lot More Money Federal Science Research Is Getting a Lot More Money

As this year has dragged on, science fans have probably thought, dang, this federal government hates funding research and scientists. We also thought that. But despite the White House’s initial proposal, science agencies will be getting a somewhat surprising funding boost across the board for research.

Trump’s Tariffs Could Make Some Gadgets a Lot More Expensive Trump’s Tariffs Could Make Some Gadgets a Lot More Expensive

When President Trump announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum (which he later softened), he sent huge segments of the US economy—including the auto, aviation, and construction industries—into a panic. However, it seems those fines were only the start of a new trade agenda that may impose $60 billion of annual…

One Detail From the Infinity Gauntlet Comic That Probably Won't Make It Into Avengers: Infinity War One Detail From the Infinity Gauntlet Comic That Probably Won't Make It Into Avengers: Infinity War

The most recent trailer for Avengers: Infinity War revealed more of Thanos’ plan, and its own connections to the events of one of the comics that inspired the film in the first place, The Infinity Gauntlet. There’s one brief moment in the 1991 comic, however, that likely wouldn’t go down well with a certain President…

What The Hell Is Trump Talking About With Japan Dropping Bowling Balls On Cars? What The Hell Is Trump Talking About With Japan Dropping Bowling Balls On Cars?

Yesterday, in a speech given to donors in Missouri, President Trump had something to say about cars. And Japan. And bowling balls. Specifically, he suggested that, in Japan, they like to drop bowling balls on cars. I wish I was making this up, because it’s comedy gold. But it’s real, and the President really suggested…

DoD Spent $138,000 at Trump Properties in Six Months, Transparency Group's FOIA Reveals DoD Spent $138,000 at Trump Properties in Six Months, Transparency Group's FOIA Reveals

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) spent $138,093 at eight businesses owned by President Donald Trump during his first six months in office, according to records obtained via lawsuit citing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

NASA Acting Administrator Announces Retirement With Bridenstine Still Unconfirmed NASA Acting Administrator Announces Retirement With Bridenstine Still Unconfirmed

NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot told NASA employees that he will retire on April 30, according to a memo acquired by space policy analyst Marcia Smith.

New York Times Issues Correction After Editor Fails to Turn Off 'Millennials to Snake People' Browser Extension New York Times Issues Correction After Editor Fails to Turn Off 'Millennials to Snake People' Browser Extension

Text-altering browser extensions are all fun and games until you forget to turn them off in the most awkward situations possible. Like, say, a situation in which you’re editing a column for the New York Times that fact checks the President’s claims on trade and you accidentally publish a bit of complete nonsense.

Study Shows Just How Stressed Out Latino Parents Are Over Immigration Policy Study Shows Just How Stressed Out Latino Parents Are Over Immigration Policy

Much of the discussion around U.S. immigration policy has focused on how it might affect undocumented residents, but new research finds that even Latino U.S. citizens are experiencing high levels of anxiety and distress over the current immigration debate. The study, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health…

White House Says Trump Will Meet With 'Members Of The Video Game Industry' Next Week [UPDATE: Video Game Industry Had No Idea] White House Says Trump Will Meet With 'Members Of The Video Game Industry' Next Week [UPDATE: Video Game Industry Had No Idea]

The White House today said that President Donald Trump will meet with executives from the video game industry to talk about violent games, a reaction to last month’s shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

Trump's New Campaign Manager Is Already Facebook's Worst Nightmare Trump's New Campaign Manager Is Already Facebook's Worst Nightmare

He’s running!!! Again. On Tuesday, President Trump announced that Brad Parscale, his digital strategist, will serve as campaign manager for his reelection effort. This is, basically, the worst possible news for Facebook right now, and it’s already causing political trouble for the social media giant.

Trump’s Twitter Response to the Russian Propaganda Charges Contains a Laughably Blatant Lie Trump’s Twitter Response to the Russian Propaganda Charges Contains a Laughably Blatant Lie

Tracking all the president’s lies is a Herculean effort best left to the teams of political reporters at august publications with time and money to burn. But there was one lie Friday so flagrant and easy to disprove there’s no good reason not to point it out.

Taxpayers Covered Trump Cabinet Member's $122K Family Vacation in Europe, Thanks to Counterfeit Email  Taxpayers Covered Trump Cabinet Member's $122K Family Vacation in Europe, Thanks to Counterfeit Email 

A senior US official doctored an email last year to justify taking her boss’s wife on a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe that turned into a extravagant vacation—replete with Wimbledon championship tickets, tours of Westminster Abbey and Denmark’s Rosenborg Castle, and of course, a cruise along the Thames.

Trump's Budget Would Scrap Top-Priority Telescope Trump's Budget Would Scrap Top-Priority Telescope

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request would nix the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), and scientists aren’t happy.

Piers Morgan Can't Stop Tweeting This Picture of Him Eating Donald Trump's Ass Piers Morgan Can't Stop Tweeting This Picture of Him Eating Donald Trump's Ass

Bless Pier Morgan’s heart, but the man appears to be terribly fixated on Donald Trump’s tangerine hole. I believe we can infer this from an image Morgan has repeatedly tweeted today of Donald Trump kneeling on a chair, pants down, with Morgan leaning in, wearing Trump’s cheeks like the Drunk Elephant Babyfacial I…

That Boring FBI Surveillance Memo Doesn't Say What House Republican Thinks It Does That Boring FBI Surveillance Memo Doesn't Say What House Republican Thinks It Does

Who do we call to get the last week of our lives back?

Hey, Trump Nominated a Science PhD to Lead a Science Agency Hey, Trump Nominated a Science PhD to Lead a Science Agency

President Trump’s political appointee nomination process is opaque, and oftentimes just ass-backwards. So when it was announced Friday that former astronaut and geosciences PhD James Reilly was being nominated to direct the U.S. Geological Survey, there were certainly some double takes.

Apple Successfully Avoids $50 Billion in American Taxes Apple Successfully Avoids $50 Billion in American Taxes

Apple, the world’s most valuable company, has always proudly trumpeted its California roots. But the most American of all tech companies has never been a fan of paying back into the system that facilitated its success. On Wednesday, it announced that now that the US government has sufficiently capitulated on corporate…

Highly Competent White House Spends 22 Minutes Trying to Mute a Conference Call Highly Competent White House Spends 22 Minutes Trying to Mute a Conference Call

“You need people that are truly, truly capable” Donald Trump wisely explained to hedge fund manager John Paulson in September of 2016, vowing to appoint to his potential administration only people of “great competence.” Today those people spent 22 minutes figuring out how to use a phone.

Dipshit President Attacks Surveillance Bill His Own White House Says Must Pass [Updated] Dipshit President Attacks Surveillance Bill His Own White House Says Must Pass [Updated]

A day after the White House urged Congress to pass a bill extending a warrantless surveillance program, President Trump took to Twitter to attack it.

Twitter Vows to Politely Ask Trump to Remove Tweets If He Doxes Journalists Twitter Vows to Politely Ask Trump to Remove Tweets If He Doxes Journalists

Last week, Twitter finally responded to President Trump’s potential violations of the site’s rules, saying blocking a “world leader” from Twitter or removing their tweets “would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.” It was a hands-off response likely prompting many to look up the blast…

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