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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • ELECTORAL COLLEGE OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORS REPUBLICANS, ABOLISHING ENTIRE SYSTEM ONLY REMEDY: STUDY

    10/13/2019 8:22:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 151 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/12/19 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    The Republican Party is set to win a large majority of all future close presidential elections, even contests in which they lose the popular vote, according to a recent study. GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why "inversions" — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000. The study authors found that the Electoral College's winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016. The researchers concluded that inversions will...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson Accused of Raping a Former Student

    10/27/2017 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 85 replies
    The accuser is Tchiya Amet, a “musician, healer, and teacher” who says she studied Galactic Astronomy in the graduate program at the University of Texas in Austin and she wanted to become the first black female astronaut. In a blog post in October 2014, she claimed she was a grad student at the same time Tyson was there, and that he drugged and raped her.
  • Campus mob enraged by ‘Confirm Kavanaugh’ display (VIDEO)

    10/03/2018 7:56:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Signs ripped up in anger. Chants of “we believe survivors.” Furious finger pointing. A large group of students became enraged Tuesday afternoon by a pro-Brett Kavanaugh tabling effort at the University of Texas at Austin put together by its Young Conservatives of Texas chapter. A crowd of furious students encircled the group and yelled at its members while chanting obscenities and destroying their signs. The conservative group had decided to set up a “Confirm Kavanaugh” display in an effort to show support for the embattled U.S. Supreme Court judge nominee and argue for the need for corroborating evidence, said student...
  • Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics

    10/02/2018 2:10:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 1, 2018 | by University of Exeter
    Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows. Political bias and partisan news reporting influence whether people report experiencing certain extreme weather events, the research suggests. But Americans who lived in areas where a variety of extreme events were recorded -- flood, tornado, hurricane, and drought -- were ultimately no more likely to share the same beliefs about climate change as scientists. The University of Exeter, University of Michigan and University of Texas research found that Republicans were less likely to report experiencing a polar vortex, while...
  • Homeless Teen Arrested in Killing of University of Texas Student Haruka Weiser

    04/08/2016 10:24:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    NBC ^ | 04-08-2016 | by Erik Ortiz and Gabe Gutierrez
    A 17-year-old homeless "runaway" was arrested on a murder charge in connection with the killing of a University of Texas freshman this week, Austin police said Friday. The suspect — identified as Meechaiel Criner — was arrested Thursday and booked in the Travis County Jail, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference. Student Haruka Weiser, an 18-year-old dance and theater major, was last seen alive on the Austin campus Sunday night before she was reported missing the following morning. Her body was discovered near a creek on Tuesday, and investigators declared her death a homicide — setting...
  • (South Carolina) Fire Pit Dated To Over 50,000 Years Old (More)

    11/19/2004 8:07:26 AM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 3,788+ views
    AP ^ | 11-18-2004 | Amy Geier Edgar
    Fire Pit Dated to Be Over 50,000 Years Old Thu Nov 18,10:10 AM ET Top Stories - AP By AMY GEIER EDGAR, Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the growing debate about when people first appeared on this continent, a leading archaeologist said Wednesday he has discovered what could be sooty evidence of human occupation in North America tens of thousands of years earlier than is commonly believed.University of South Carolina archaeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the...
  • Cops cites preacher for 'offending' student

    02/12/2016 3:35:47 PM PST · by pilgrim · 90 replies
    WND ^ | 02.12.2016 | Douglas Ernst
    An Orwellian nightmare became a reality for an evangelical preacher this week when a cop near the University of Texas at Austin issued him a “disorderly conduct” citation for “offending” a student. An intern with Campus Ministry USA was confronted by multiple police officers on Tuesday and informed he would be written up for offending a student. Video of the incident soon went viral on YouTube. “We had somebody that was offended by the gestures you were making,” the officer said. “And that’s our job – to make sure that doesn’t happen, because these are students just walking in...
  • Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World

    07/09/2015 7:41:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 9, 2015
    Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World by KATHERINE TIMPF July 9, 2015 A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso wrote a manifesto saying that animal-rights activists must rise up and commit “illegal raids” and “sabotage attacks” in order to save the world from a “mass extinction.” In a 2009 piece for the Animal Liberation Front titled “Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary,” associate professor of philosophy Steven Best says that groups like PETA are just not radical or progressive enough. After all, they work with corporations (boo!) “in...