Conservative provocateur Ann Coulter slammed Sean Hannity in a blistering column on Wednesday, saying the Fox News commentator "would endorse communism" if Donald Trump did.
Rachel Maddow looks at the dubious job Donald Trump's EPA is doing as a steward of the environment and tells the story of Deborah Swackhamer, chair of the E.P.A.’s Board of Scientific Counselors, who was pressured by an EPA official to change her testimony to Congress.
Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of humans every year with diseases they carry, so scientists have come up with some inventive ways to kill them.
President Trump intends to nominate Brendan Carr, the FCC’s general counsel and a close associate to Chairman Ajit Pai, to fill a vacancy on the commission. Carr, a Republican appointee, may have an easier time for Senate confirmation if his nomination is paired with that of Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat. Earlier this month, Trump announced... Read more »
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, a city of about 32,000 people will have one of the longest durations of the solar eclipse on August 21. Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the eclipse from this rural area. (June 28)
After an absurd viral money-grab took the internet — and, sadly, several news agencies — by storm over the past week, NASA has finally broken its silence. NASA scientist Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen took to Twitter in an attempt to set the record straight on the rumor that the government was about to announce the discovery of alien life. In case you were wondering, no, there is no forthcoming announcement that will finally answer the question of whether or not we're alone in the universe, and if you're even marginally skeptical about unsourced information posted on the internet, you probably didn't even need NASA to tell you that. The original video, which has tallied over a million clicks and also happens to have revenue-generating ads embedded in it, used quotes from Dr. Zurbuchen to tease its claim that NASA was set to reveal the discovery of life outside of Earth. The quotes, taken completely out of context, were intriguing, but nothing even remotely close to "evidence." "Contrary to some reports, there is no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life," Dr. Zurbuchen wrote on Twitter. "Are we alone in the universe? While we do not know yet, we have missions moving forward that may help answer that fundamental question." Like any scientific body, NASA does its fair share of debunking ridiculous theories and claims, and is no stranger to setting the record straight. Still, the fact that the agency has had to weigh in on an absurd viral video from an "Anonymous" YouTube account is more sad than it is funny.
UpNext is an NBCBLK original series looking at the dynamic relationship between young media professionals and those who want to elevate them to the next level. In this episode we meet Gabrielle Garland and her mentors Cedric Shine & DeAndra Hayes.
With the GOP-led health care overhaul plan on hold, some are still concerned it would strip away funding for key programs. One Arizona non-profit says thousands of children statewide could lose much needed health services under the plan. (June 28)
Deborah Swackhamer, chair of the E.P.A.’s Board of Scientific Counselors, talks with Rachel Maddow about the pressure she received from an EPA official to change her congressional testimony and how the EPA's outside scientific review board has been "decimated."
As Mexico gets ready for a semi-final clash with Germany, the jury is still out for some fans on Juan Carlos Osorio. Is it justified? Luis Miguel Echegaray explains.
Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday over an editorial that ran that suggested that her rhetoric incited the 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona that killed six people and severely injured Rep. Gabby Giffords. The Times ran its editorial in the wake of the recent June 14 shooting... Read more »