Science 

Rob Porter Is the Latest Example of the White House Believing Men Over Women

For the Trump White House, a man’s denial carries a lot of weight. During the 2016 presidential campaign and into the White House, Trump and his aides have defended a male aide accused of domestic violence, a male Senate candidate accused of pursuing inappropriate relationships with teens and a male campaign manager accused of assaulting a reporter. In each case, Trump and his top staffers used strikingly similar language to defend the accused, noting that he had denied it, defending his integrity and casting doubt on the women’s claims. That’s…

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How To 

14 things you might not know about the SpaceX rocket launch – CNET

One of the most ridiculous parts of the launch was seeing a dummy astronaut called “The Starman” inside a Tesla Roadster floating in space. SpaceX Before Tuesday’s test launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, not even the company’s CEO Elon Musk knew what to expect. “It’s either going to be an exciting success or an exciting failure,” he said. “One big boom! I’d say tune in, it’s going to be worth your time.” Musk was right: There was a big boom when the Falcon Heavy’s 27 engines fired and lifted…

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Lifestyle 

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: Fans can’t get over ‘genius’ £480 horsebox transformation

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces aired on Channel 4 tonight, and in the episode a young woman’s horsebox was transformed into a chill out space – and fans were loving it over on Twitter. Architect George Clarke, 43, is used to making the best use of challenging spaces, transforming them in a way many wouldn’t think possible. On the programme, Fran, 14, an aspiring architect, revealed she has bought a horsebox with her birthday money savings in order to have her own space. She told George she wanted to paint the…

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Top Stories World 

Why mixed-gender combat units are on the rise in Israel

Rain is pouring down and the soldiers in helmets and neon orange rescue vests are covered in mud, but the search for the missing under the massive piles of rubble continues for the third straight sleepless day. The soldiers rummaging through the concrete slabs with gloved hands and operating hydraulic jacks are women alongside men, working in teams as part of their mixed-gender brigade. Jackhammers used to break apart fallen walls shoot sparks into the heavy air, but in this case the missing people the soldiers are trying to rescue…

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Top Stories World 

Omarosa dishes on Trump admin: ‘No, it’s going to not be OK’

When Mathews asked if the public should be worried, Newman nodded. Mathews said he had hoped for her reassurance on the state of the country. “No,” she said, “it’s going to not be OK. It’s not.” “So bad,” Newman added seconds later. Newman, a former contestant on Trump’s NBC show “The Apprentice,” also did not mince words about the president’s social media habit. “I was haunted by tweets every single day, like what is he going to tweet next?” she said. Earlier in the conversation, Newman insisted that she served…

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Top Stories World 

On cusp of budget deal, Congress far from functional

When Senate minority leader Charles Schumer announced a two-year budget deal this week he was all smiles. True, each side made painful concessions. There’s no resolution for young unauthorized immigrant “Dreamers” (to the dismay of Democrats). And the debt looks set to increase (to the ire of GOP deficit hawks). But the military gets the spending increase it wanted, while lawmakers also boosted funds for domestic priorities like health care and disaster relief. The deal also lifts the debt ceiling for a year, so the United States won’t be in danger of…

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How to give a better Valentine’s Day gift, according to researchers

Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE There are certain moments in life when we want to tell the people that we care about how much they actually mean to us. And for many, one of those moments is Valentine’s Day. But that’s easier said than done. When it comes to telling someone that we care it can be difficult simply because of the different ways that we use everyday language, explains Alison Wood Brooks, PhD, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Negotiation, Organizations, & Markets Unit…

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Space 

Lockheed Martin posts satellite data online to lure space entrepreneurs

Under the “open space” project, Lockheed will publish technical details of its satellite platforms. WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the Pentagon to bring fresh ideas to the table, military satellite manufacturers are trying to build closer connections with startups and entrepreneurs that are fueling the space economy. Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest military contractor, rolled out a new initiative this week to attract “aspiring space technologists.” It has decided to publicly release the technical specifications of its satellite platforms in a bid to attract “companies aspiring to send innovative technologies…

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How To 

Fitbit Ionic: 9 tips and tricks to get the most out of the smartwatch – CNET

The Fitbit Ionic ($269.95 at Amazon.com) is the company’s smartest fitness-first watch yet. It has its own app store and a place to find and customize new watch faces. But where do you even begin with something that does a lot more than previous Fitbits?  Now Playing: Watch this: Fitbit Ionic is the most advanced Fitbit watch… but… 3:12 Well, if you follow our advice, the best place to start is with the initial setup.  Setup The initial setup process is a breeze. A tap here, a swipe there and…

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