What’s it like to see auroras on other planets?

What’s it like to see auroras on other planets?

The Conversation Witnessing an aurora first-hand is a truly awe-inspiring experience. The natural beauty of the northern or southern lights captures the public imagination unlike any other aspect of space weather. But auroras aren’t unique to Earth and can be seen on several other planets in our solar system. An aurora is the impressive end

Elizabeth Warren: Congressional favor let Wall Street keep $10 trillion in risky swaps

Elizabeth Warren: Congressional favor let Wall Street keep $10 trillion in risky swaps

International Business Times

Congress has been warned: No more favors for big banks. That’s the message from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who announced Tuesday that a financial reform repealed last year in the “Cromnibus” budget package allowed Wall Street to keep some $10 trillion in risky swaps in federally insured accounts. In letters to federal…

These shocking images reveal what sea level rise will look like in some of the world’s most iconic places

These shocking images reveal what sea level rise will look like in some of the world’s most iconic places

Climate Central Long-term sea level rise set in motion by near-term carbon emissions threatens major coastal cities across the world. Here we present paired images showing how iconic locations — in London, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Durban and New York — could fare under scenarios of business as usual vs. a sharp transition to

Mizzou journalism faculty voting on booting out ‘I need some muscle’ professor who blocked reporter

Mizzou journalism faculty voting on booting out ‘I need some muscle’ professor who blocked reporter

Bethania Palma Markus Officials at the Missouri School of Journalism are deciding the fate of an instructor who was filmed in a heated confrontation with a photojournalist who was snapping photos of a protest at the university, the Missourian reports. Melissa Click could be barred from the journalism department after a confrontation with freelancer Tim Tai and

Wi-Fi password for the Republican presidential debate tonight: ‘stophillary’

Wi-Fi password for the Republican presidential debate tonight: ‘stophillary’

iDigital Times

The Republican National Committee has officially confirmed that the GOP and its candidates are an extremely petty bunch. In their latest prank for media attention, the RNC will make every reporter type “StopHillary” to access the wi-fi network at tonight’s debate in Milwaukee hosted by Fox Business Network. “We like to force the media to understand…

Chris Christie calls for Federal Reserve to be audited during GOP candidate debate

Chris Christie calls for Federal Reserve to be audited during GOP candidate debate

Reuters Several Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday accused the Federal Reserve of keeping U.S. interest rates low for political reasons, and one called for replacing Fed Chair Janet Yellen. “The Fed should be audited and the Fed should stop playing politics with our money supply,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said in the “undercard” Republican