Month: October 2017

Why Do Smartphone Batteries Explode?

Battery problems have been a common issue with devices such as smartphones and laptops. But battery injury risks gradually emerged as a prominent concern when several incidents of the explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone batteries were reported last year. The explosions were blamed on …

Donald Trump Wants to Raise Your Gas Prices

The Trump administration is floating a 40-percent hike in gas taxes to fund a $1 trillion infrastructure package, a regressive tax that would disproportionately hurt the low- and middle-income Americans who comprise the president’s political base. Gary Cohen, whom President Donald Trump appointed as director of …

Climate Change ‘Unparalleled for 100 Million Years’

Scientists may have miscalculated ancient ocean temperature records. If confirmed, the discovery throws decades of climate research into question and could mean we are living through a period of climate change unparalleled for at least 100 million years. It is generally accepted among the scientific community …

What if climate change is real?

Katharine Anne Scott Hayhoe (born April 15, 1972) is an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. She is also the CEO of the consulting firm ATMOS Research and Consulting. Hayhoe is …

Republicans Ignore Their Financing of Trump Dossier

Shortly after a report emerged Tuesday evening claiming that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee in part funded a dossier containing explosive allegations about President Donald Trump’s links to Russia, the Republican National Committee trumpeted the story in outrage. There was just one problem …

Catalan separatists gear up for peaceful resistance

Caught between euphoria and anguish, their tone increasingly strident, supporters of Catalan independence are gearing up for forceful — if peaceful — resistance against Madrid’s planned takeover of regional powers. The clock is ticking down to a crux Senate meeting Friday that will likely approve measures …