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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:45:32 -0500The former Texas governor once said he would abolish the Department of Energy. Now, as Trump's pick for the agency head, he said said his view on that — and global warming — have changed.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500The Slants want to register its name, arguing they are reappropriating a slur against Asians. But some Asian Americans are conflicted about whether it is worth opening trademark law to disparagement.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:25:46 -0500Neuroscientist David Linden thinks that of the five senses, touch is the most overlooked, and perhaps the most important for promoting psychological health.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:25:00 -0500The Halprins are a house divided: Marty voted for Donald Trump; Jessica voted for Hillary Clinton. Their Connecticut home is less tense than it was right after the election. But fissures remain.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:53 -0500Pheromones are mysterious compounds that can make a mammal smell more sexy--but that's not true for humans. Zoologist Tristram Wyatt says human pheremones are hard to find.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:53 -0500Isaac Lidsky lost his sight by age 25. Now, he says, losing his eyesight was a blessing — because it taught him that he is in control of his own reality.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:53 -0500Scientists have long believed we have just five tastes - salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (or savory). Geneticist Nicole Garneau argues we might be able to taste a sixth — fat.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:24:53 -0500When astronomer Wanda Diaz Merced lost her eyesight, she thought she'd never succeed in astronomy. Eventually, she discovered a way to hear the stars.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:03:00 -0500Donald Trump's manner of speaking has caught the ears of supporters and detractors alike. He sounds different than past presidents, and his authentic rhetoric seems to mimic stand-up comedy.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:46:11 -0500His death is the latest indication of the danger to environmental activists in many countries. Honduran indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres was killed in 2016.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:33:00 -0500Donald Trump named New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the U.K. It's a post traditionally reserved for big donors. Obama even named another NFL owner to a different ambassadorship.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:24 -0500The latest film by writer/director Alain Guiraudie (Stranger by the Lake) is a brutally frank meditation on polymorphous carnality in rural southern France.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:24 -0500A 49-year-old Vin Diesel returns to the hugely unlikely franchise that he and director Rob Cohen launched in 2002. Because sometimes only an "extreme-sports/black-ops squad" can save the world.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:24 -0500In this wordless film, a man stranded on a tropical island struggles against the forces of nature to leave — until those same forces provide a reason to stay.