‘Shut the f*ck up’: Video shows Alabama cops violently arresting students over noise complaint

‘Shut the f*ck up’: Video shows Alabama cops violently arresting students over noise complaint

Travis Gettys Police officers barged into an off-campus apartment near the University of Alabama and used a nightstick and Taser to violently arrest students over a noise violation. Tuscaloosa police were called about 3 a.m. Saturday to the apartment after a neighbor complained about loud music, and video recordings show students refusing to let officers

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

International Business Times

The faculty at University of Missouri plan to walk out of classes on Monday and Tuesday to support the ongoing student protests demanding action against racial incidents on campus, Columbia Missourian, a local newspaper, reported Monday. The decision by the faculty members comes as over 150 students gathered late Sunday to protest alleged discrimination and slurs…

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Reuters Academia just turned a little more glitzy for a select group of scientists. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner handed out $21 million Sunday in seven Breakthrough Prizes, the award for scientific accomplishment he created three years ago alongside technology giants including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 23andme founder Anne Wojcicki and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The

GOP advisor reveals cynical gamble that fueled Kentucky’s Tea Party governor’s win

GOP advisor reveals cynical gamble that fueled Kentucky’s Tea Party governor’s win

Travis Gettys Many political observers were shocked that Republican Matt Bevin won the race for Kentucky governor despite vowing to roll back the Medicaid expansion that benefited up to 400,000 residents. But one defeated Democratic candidate said he saw the cynical seeds of Bevin’s surprising victory during a recent meeting with Kentucky Chamber of Commerce,