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The reason we’re shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

The reason we’re shooting laser beams between Earth and the moon

For the first time ever, scientists received a signal after sending laser beams from Earth to a reflector on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter around the moon. The successful signal was received after multiple attempts over the last decade, and the results of the study could complement future laser experiments used to study space. A laser…MORE

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called for governors to implement mask mandates for the next three months on Thursday, saying that doing so would save 40,000 Americans’ lives. “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months as a minimum,” the former vice president told reporters after he…MORE

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

A group of senators announced Thursday that they plan to introduce a “College Athletes Bill of Rights” aimed at compensating college athletes. The proposal, called the “College Athletes Bill of Rights,” comes amid an ongoing debate over whether to pay college athletes and as the coronavirus pandemic pressures college conferences to cancel or postpone games…MORE

EPA to relax greenhouse gas emission requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to reduce emissions standards for a potent greenhouse gas linked to the climate crisis. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Thursday he will announce a reduction in Obama-era standards on some industrial methane emissions, which are more potent than carbon dioxide. Wheeler said the change will…MORE

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

The Justice Department seized $2 million worth of cryptocurrency from terror groups in the Middle East, federal prosecutors announced Thursday, marking the largest ever US government takeover of online terrorist financing. The funds from ISIS, al Qaeda and the al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, would likely have been used by the groups…MORE

Judge orders Trump campaign to produce evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania

A federal judge in Pennsylvania told the Trump campaign and the Republican Party that they must produce evidence they have of vote-by-mail fraud in the state by Friday. The judge’s order, in a high-profile case about vote-by-mail in the battleground state, essentially forces the Trump campaign to try to back up President Donald Trump’s false…MORE

Michael Cohen teases upcoming book by releasing its cover

Michael Cohen teases upcoming book by releasing its cover

Michael Cohen released the cover of his upcoming book, kick-starting the publicity campaign for his tell-all book promising graphic and unflattering details from his years working as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and fixer. Cohen tweeted “coming soon” along with a copy of the book cover Thursday. The cover depicts him dressed in a suit…MORE

Kushner claims Kanye West meeting was a ‘policy’ talk

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner confirmed on Thursday that he had a “friendly discussion” about policy with Kanye West in Colorado, saying the conversation wasn’t necessarily focused on the rapper’s presidential campaign. West’s meeting with Kushner was first reported by The New York Times earlier this week. According to the Times, West was camping…MORE

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