Trump Melts Down on Twitter, Defends Fox News Hosts: A Closer Look

-The president spent the weekend on an unhinged Twitter rant after dismissing the rising threat of white nationalism. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Well, it’s another Monday, and that means once again the president of the United States had a quiet, normal weekend full […]

Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look

-The Trump administration has announced a new rule that would limit legal immigration by imposing a wealth test. For more on this it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Suspenseful theme plays ] [ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪ Trump has many racist conspiracy theories about immigrants. He thinks they’re being funded by shadowy groups. […]

Trump Melts Down at Rally After Getting Impeached: A Closer Look

-President Trump held a deranged rally as he became the third president in history to be impeached and, now, Republicans are threatening to rig the Senate trial in Trump’s favor. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Suspenseful theme plays ] [ Cheering and applause ] President Trump is now one […]

Korean Beauty Hack For Melt-Proof Skin | Beauty With Mi | Refinery29

Hey guys! This is Mi-Anne and this is Beauty With Mi. I’ll do pretty much anything to keep my makeup on including, but certainly not limited to, dunking my entire head in a bowl of water. Which is a real thing that actually happened last week. A few months ago I discovered the Jamsu Method […]

Trump and GOP Melt Down Amid Ukraine Scandal, Impeachment: A Closer Look

-The President is accusing Democrats of treason as Republicans flail in their attempts to defend him from impeachment. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ After more than two years of serially abusing his power as president, using the office to enrich himself, welcoming the interference of foreign governments, and inflicting […]

Why Scientists Used Graphene Nanoribbons to Engineer Bionic Mushrooms

Imagine the world…powered by mushrooms. No, I’m not on drugs, this is an actual scientific thing–we’ve now invented mushrooms that produce electricity, no fossil fuels required. Let me explain: researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology just created what they’re calling a bionic mushroom—a fungus they’ve modified to produce electricity! It really is basically any […]

Trump Melts Down over Dr. Ford’s Testimony: A Closer Look

-As the FBI investigators sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it’s become clear that he is very much like the president who nominated him. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] The Kavanaugh allegations, perhaps more than any other story, have made Republicans absolutely lose […]

Can We Power the World With a Single Energy Grid?

If you look at a map of the US power grid, it looks like a spider web blanketing the entire country. It’s a patchwork that formed after communities that got their power locally were slowly stitched together to create a massive network. So could we scale that up even bigger? Could we connect the entire […]

Carbon Nanotubes Might Be the Secret Boost Solar Energy Has Been Looking For

Solar panels are an incredible innovation in energy tech, but they’re way less efficient than they could be, because they have a problem: heat. Specifically, waste heat, or energy that’s lost while converting the sun’s energy into electricity. But a new technology—made possible by carbon nanotubes—may be just the thing that brings solar panels into […]

How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?

Coal is dirty. Nuclear is scary. Solar and wind aren’t always reliable. Hydrothermal and hydroelectric aren’t widely accessible. And we’ll eventually deplete our oil reserves. Okay, yes, this is all a bit of hyperbole, but the bottom line is that we don’t have a perfect source of energy. But, there might be hope. Around the […]