Biden and Sanders take center stage for night two of first Democratic presidential debate

(CNN)The leading Democrats vying to unseat President Donald Trump will take the debate stage for the first time Thursday night with Joe Biden at center stage, hoping to demonstrate a command of the issues as the elder statesman in the race. Those missteps allowed some of Biden’s lesser-known competitors to make headlines at his expense. Biden and Sanders could clash on stage tonight, not only because they have major policy differences, but also because the Vermont senator must do something to reverse his decline in the polls as Sen. Elizabeth Warren has ascended. Biden has topped the polls nationally because most Democratic voters see him as the most viable candidate to take on Trump. But candidates like Harris will be …

Unearthly Minerals Might Be Abundant On Saturns Titan

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, a frigid world with a thick atmosphere as well as rivers and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons. Data gathered from the Cassini spacecraft indicates complex chemistry on the moon – one that researchers have now tried to recreate in the lab. The recreation led to the discovery that Titan may have crystals that wouldn’t naturally form on Earth. Unlike minerals from our planet that are made of carbonates or silicates, some of Titan’s crystals may be made of organic molecules because it’s so cold. The findings are presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference. The team recreated the atmosphere by using liquid nitrogen to cool down the system and mixing in Titan’s atmosphere of gaseous nitrogen, methane, and ethane. The first substance they produced was a …

You HAVE To See This Video Of Beyonc’s Getting Annoyed By Mom Tina Knowles-Lawson Over Her ‘Au Naturale’ Hair! – Perez Hilton

A refreshingly relatable moment from Beyoncé! The 37-year-old entertainer is arguably one of the most well-known, but notoriously private public figures in the world. Over the years, we’ve seen her change up her signature look in many ways, rocking everything from box braids to weaves and wigs. But with all the switch ups, fans never quite got a good look at the star’s actual hair. Or a good look at her relationship with her mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson. But that all changed Wednesday when the matriarch shared a hilariously candid, new video that shows her combing throughYoncé’s real tresses. Yes — her real, natural hair! The short, since-deleted Instagram clip really did its job at debunking all rumors and myths about the star’s …

Ex-Kindergarten Teacher Lists 5 Reasons Why She Quit Her Job, Gets 263K Likes

Jessica Gentry, a former kindergarten teacher, said she loves children, but that wasn’t enough for her to stay in the job she’s had for the last 12 years “There were a few major events that spurred my departure. I hold teaching in such high regard that watching my most recent administration laugh about students with disabilities, state that we ‘shouldn’t lose sleep over’ struggling students, say that she [a school administrator] ‘washed her hands of this year’ in April was disheartening to say the least,” Gentry told WHSV, Michael Richards, the Superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools, made the following statement: “There is an enormous amount of educators who feel that exact way but have felt alone and guilty for …

Hubble Spots Electrically Charged Buckyballs In Space

Pure carbon comes in many different forms, from the graphite in your pencil to diamonds, the hardest proven material. Another peculiar form of carbon happens when 60 atoms are arranged into a spherical molecule. These molecules have the most excellent name of Buckminsterfullerene, or “Buckyballs”, and while they are commonly found in high-combustion soot, astronomers have also spotted them in space. In a new study, published in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers report the first observation of electrically charged buckyballs within the interstellar medium (ISM), the gas and dust that fills the space between stars. Molecules in the ISM are the building blocks for the material that will eventually become asteroids, planets, and even life forms. For this reason, understanding the …

What Happened When I Went On A Skin Care Diet Betches

I first started hearing the words “skin care diet” back in January, when everyone was trying out their favorite wellness hack in honor of the new year. The premise was simple: after ODing on expensive skin care products and indulging in complicated, ten-step routines, some consumers were now deciding to scale back the time and money spent on skin care. Ironically enough, the skin care diet trend (or “minimalist skin care routine”) is also a K-Beauty trick—specifically, one invented to “decrease irritation” caused by overly complicated, multi-step routines. By paring back down to the bare minimum, the theory goes, you’ll slowly coach your skin back to life. Of course, this wouldn’t be a trend at all if everyone’s 10-step routines were going …

Khlo Kardashian Is Surprisingly Positive Even As Tristan Thompson Scandal Takes Over ‘KUWTK’ – Perez Hilton

After every storm, comes the sunshine — and maybe a rainbow, if you’re lucky! That’s how Khloé Kardashian is apparently looking at things right now, as her hit reality TV show KUWTK is But even though revisiting the cheating drama on national TV has been very hard for the starlet — Then again, Khlo’s not alone… she has an incredible source of inspiration by her side pretty much 24/7 in her gorgeous young daughter True Thompson, and she’s not about to forget that so soon! The Good American designer acknowledged that in the interview, too, saying (below): “She is babbling like no other, and really, really close [to talking] … I know she is never going to stop talking once she starts, but it’s …

Snails Confirm An Old Trick To Store More Memories Really Works

If you want people to remember you, marketing courses teach: be first in a new field, not second or third in an established one. Snails have much more limited memories than us, but the same principle holds. Dr Michael Crossley of the University of Sussex set out to see how much he could teach pond snails. It may seem an unusual ambition, but Crossley explained in a statement: “The brain of a snail is much simpler than ours but there are some key parallels, which mean studying them can help us to understand more about our own abilities for learning and memory.” It’s also probably a relief to have test subjects with limited escape potential. When Crossley tried to teach his …

Captive-Bred Monarch Butterflies May Lose Their Ability To Migrate

North American monarch butterflies bred in captivity may lose their ability to migrate southward, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Famous for their winter migration to winter in California and Mexico, North American monarch populations have declined by more than 90 percent over the last two decades. Concerns over their decimated numbers have prompted a number of recovery efforts, including captive breeding programs that eventually lead to the release of butterflies during the summer and autumn months. However, the new findings suggest that such efforts may not work. “We hope this will be an avenue into understanding how monarchs are losing migration,” said senior study author Marcus Kronforst in a statement. “These …

San Francisco school will cover up a mural depicting slaves and dead Native Americans

(CNN)When Amy Anderson and her son walked into George Washington High School years ago they felt a gut-wrenching reaction, coming face to face with a larger than life mural depicting images of slavery and dead Native Americans. During the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960’s, members of school’s Black Student Union called for the removal of the mural. Instead of removing the mural then, the District hired black artist Dewey Crumpler to paint a “response mural,” showing Native Americans and African Americans in a more positive light. Three years ago, the call for removal was reignited when Anderson’s son Kai decided to enroll at Washington High. A Native American student at Washington High Anderson and her son are Native …

Brazilian diplomats ‘disgusted’ as Bolsonaro pulverizes foreign policy

Former ambassadors say far-right leader has cosied up to rightwing nationalists, irked China and jettisoned its position as climate crisis leader It has long been considered one of the jewels of Latin American statecraft; a shrewd, dependable and highly trained foreign service that helped make Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, even veteran diplomats struggle to mask their horror at the wrecking ball being taken to the countrys nearly two century-old foreign office, known as cuddling up to rightwing nationalists including Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn; jettisoning its position as a climate crisis leader; infuriating longtime Middle Eastern partners by claims global heating is a Marxist conspiracy and Bolsonaros excessive entente with he has warned voters not …

Brazilian diplomats ‘disgusted’ as Bolsonaro pulverizes foreign policy

Former ambassadors say far-right leader has cosied up to rightwing nationalists, irked China and jettisoned its position as climate crisis leader It has long been considered one of the jewels of Latin American statecraft; a shrewd, dependable and highly trained foreign service that helped make Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, even veteran diplomats struggle to mask their horror at the wrecking ball being taken to the countrys nearly two century-old foreign office, known as cuddling up to rightwing nationalists including Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn; jettisoning its position as a climate crisis leader; infuriating longtime Middle Eastern partners by claims global heating is a Marxist conspiracy and Bolsonaros excessive entente with he has warned voters not …

This Is What A (Now Deleted) Military Document Has To Say About US Nuclear Policy

The Pentagon published a document on nuclear warfare (entitled “Nuclear Operations“) earlier this month. It was most probably a mistake because it was swiftly removed from the website – but not before the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) had the chance to archive the paper. The document summarizes the military’s position on nukes, their management, and how and why they might be deployed. It is the first doctrine paper along these lines to be published in the last 14 years and it makes for some alarming reading. “US nuclear forces serve the national objective of maintaining peace through strength,” reads the document. It goes on to say “The spectrum of nuclear warfare may range from tactical application, to limited regional use, to global employment …

Two Fox News hosts question Trump’s comments about Iran: ‘This just doesn’t add up’

New York (CNN)Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shep Smith challenged President Donald Trump’s comments about when and why he decided to call off a strike against Iran. Wallace also had questions. “I talked to a former top national security official in an earlier Republican administration who says this just doesn’t add up,” Wallace said during a midday segment Friday. “The timeline for when he learned information and when he decided to act doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Wallace told Shep during the Fox News segment. “Maybe that’s the biggest problem. You could argue: if you don’t want to strike, don’t strike. If you want to strike, do strike — but don’t send mixed messages that confuse not only …