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Female Dolphins Have Weaponized Their Vaginas to Protect Themselves

In nature, it’s common for males and females to attempt to one-up one another with different reproductive strategies, but female dolphins might well have one of the most advanced systems around for protecting […] The post Female Dolphins Have Weap

This week at progressive state blogs: NRA collides with kids it can't shut up; a 'D' for Delaware

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Feb. 17 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endo

How memes are being weaponized for political propaganda

The populist form of communication accessible to anyone with MS Paint is also a crucial form of propaganda

Delta and United airlines sever ties with NRA

The two companies are the latest of many to publicly cut ties with the pro-gun association

Black lung disease on the rise: Five questions answered

What you need to know about the black lung disease

Arizona's Sean Miller will not coach Saturday night against Oregon

An explosive report by ESPN late Friday evening claims that an FBI wiretap caught Arizona head basketball coach Sean Miller discussing paying then recruit DeAndre Ayton $100,000 to commit to the program.The report itself is about as shocking as it gets.“Ac

World’s best headphones converge in NYC jamboree - CNET

The Audiophiliac samples a bevy of uber headphones and comes away with an even greater appreciation of the art of headphone design.

Samsung Galaxy S9: Launch date, specs, price and everything else we know - CNET

Samsung unveils its next generation flagship on the eve of Mobile World Congress.

Ghostbusters World AR game looks like a spirited Pokemon Go - CNET

If you've had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby, you better play... this new ghost-capturing mobile game from Sony. Watch out, Slimer.

Saturday midday open thread: Companies abandon NRA; Virgin Hyperloop plans 760 mph prototype

254 days remain until the November election ••• ••• • What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … ° Black History Month: AfroLatina Pura Belpré gave children the precious love of books and stories, by Denise Oliver Velez ° Watch out, NRA: ther

Say goodnight to net neutrality as AT&T just rolled out 'internet fast lanes'

AT&T spent the better part of last year pretending to shake its fist along with the majority of Americans in support of net neutrality rules being kept. This protesting included CEO Randall Stephenson doing some damage control by slyly asking the Republic

Oh no, Geno Smith is now a flat Earth truther

We’re really starting to wonder what type of science some colleges around the United States are teaching. Duke University already has us questioning its science department after Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving proved himself to be a flat Earth truther. I

Trade Deadline Notes: Sharks buying and selling; Interest in McDonagh grows

The San Jose Sharks are playing both buyer and seller at this year’s trade deadline. The Sharks are currently second in the Pacific Division, looking to hold off the Ducks, Kings, and Flames, and are known to be looking for scoring help up front. They have

These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’t Rainbow-Colored, But They’re Unique

Looking at this colorful, rainbow bag of chips, you’d think the delicious potato snacks inside would be red, orange, yellow, blue, etc. in keeping with the theme of the bag. But alas that […] The post These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’

What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected. You

Tulane beats South Florida 79-68 to snap six-game skid (Feb 24, 2018)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Samir Sehic scored 17 points with seven rebounds off the bench and Melvin Frazier added 16 points and five assists to lead Tulane over South Florida 79-68 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Marquette falls to DePaul in Howard's return

Andrew Rowsey scored 16 points, but it wasn't enough for the Marquette Golden Eagles to beat DePaul on the road.

Hertha ends Bayern's winning run, Bremen beats Hamburg

BERLIN (AP) Hertha Berlin ended Bayern Munich's 14-game winning run across all competitions in a 0-0 draw in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Butler out vs. Bulls, as Wolves anxiously await word on star

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler will not play in the game against Chicago with the Timberwolves anxiously awaiting further word on the right knee injury he suffered the night before.

India edges South Africa by 7 runs to clinch T20 series

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) India held on amid a late barrage from newcomer Christiaan Jonker to win the final Twenty20 against South Africa by seven runs on Saturday, clinching the series 2-1 and sealing a winning end to its tour.

Yellowstone park plans more security for corralled bison

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park plans to increase security after fences were damaged at a bison capturing facility outside the park, in one case undoing efforts to certify the bison hadn't been exposed to a wildlife disease and could be transf

View from the Left: When our 'leaders' fail us, we are our own best defense

America didn't see it coming. But after 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School perished last week at the hands of yet another school shooter with an assault weapon, the kids of America had had enough. At a rally last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, s

A major collection of fossils discovered in Bears Ears National Monument, now in jeopardy

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology released a statement concerning the Bears Ears National Monument and its import to the scientific community, back in December. They pointed out that Bears Ears has yet to be comprehensively studied but as a site it offer

6N: Scotland blows away England 25-13 to lift Calcutta Cup

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Scotland ended England's Grand Slam hopes in Six Nations rugby by winning 25-13 at Murrayfield on Saturday for a first victory over its fierce rival in a decade.

No scruffy nerf-herders allowed in this Star Wars home theater - CNET

Show Us Yours: Missourians Patrick and Stephanie enjoy witnessing the firepower of their fully armed and operational entertainment station.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald pays visit to ailing Senator John McCain

Former presidential candidate and current Arizona Senator John McCain is battling for his life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor late last year.McCain has been secluded with his family at their Arizona cabin over the past couple months receiving treatm

Twitter reacts to United States winning first ever curling gold medal

Curling has been the cult hit of the 2018 Winter Olympic in South Korea. From two senators debating the merits of it as an Olympic sport to Mr. T becoming the next big fan of the game, it has been talked about more than any of us are comfortable with.But that

Report: Bills attempted to trade for Steelers' Martavis Bryant

It’s not yet known whether the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to move embattled young receiver Martavis Bryant this spring. Rival reports came out Friday, the latter of which noted that Pittsburgh wasn’t actively looking to move Bryant. That came after an

Mark Emmert suggests college basketball needs big changes

NCAA president Mark Emmert appears to be aware of the fact that the sport of college basketball — and the NCAA as a whole — is in dire need of reform.Emmert appeared on CBS Sports’s pregame show on Saturday and, in light of various reports of wrongdoin

Lonzo Ball: Everybody knows college players get paid

The world of college basketball got very interesting this past week. A probe led by the FBI would find numerous college players and programs paid off.“But that said, how about some dollar amounts? From Christian Dawkins’ reports, here are the largest doll

When the media cover mass shootings, would depicting the carnage make a difference?

Some argue that news coverage of shootings is too sanitized

Peter Thiel had a co-conspirator in masterplan to bring down Gawker: report

A man identified as Australian citizen was the mastermind to bring down Gawker, according to BuzzFeed

Ryan Newman leads final practice at Atlanta

After barely losing out on the pole, Ryan Newman posted the fastest lap (184.868mph) in Happy hour in the opening moments of final practice.What’s the secret to his speed at the worn out 1.5-mile track?“They haven’t changed it for the last 20 years,”

Monaco’s defense falls apart in 3-3 draw at Toulouse

PARIS (AP) Second-place Monaco's defense fell apart as struggling Toulouse rallied from 3-1 down to salvage a 3-3 draw in the French league on Saturday.

Reds sign reliever Oliver Perez to minor league contract

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have signed left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez to a minor league contract.

Mainz vs. VfL Wolfsburg | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

Watch highlights between Mainz and VfL Wolfsburg.

Lady Vols seniors Nared, Russell enjoy leading young roster

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee struggled through a recent sluggish first-half performance when senior Jaime Nared suggested teammates who weren't playing hard should get benched.

Crisis actors? The long history of ugly attacks on survivors and activists as fakes

Before the far right was floating conspiracy theories about “crisis actors” pretending to be survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there were similar claims about civil rights activists. And before that, the people who we

What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly?

 Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, of course. But data indicates it help

PNB scam: Passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi revoked, say MEA sources

Ministry sources said that future course of action will be taken on the advice of the investigation agencies
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