These pins defend scientists and science in the Trump era


The couple behind the pins that said “I love you” in American Sign Language, made for the Women’s March in January, are back with a new pin raising money for science and research.

Ahead of the “March for Science” on April 22 in Washington, D.C. and all over the world, Kate Lind and Nate Stevens of Pincause designed a new pin with illustrator Penelope Dullaghan. This one says “Science not silence,” with a rocket ship launching into space.

“This is a critical time for not just the science community, but for humanity and our planet. Staying silent is no longer an option,” Lind said in an email.

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I made an exact replica of Donald Trump in 'The Sims 3' and a lot of wild things happened


Donald Trump is nothing if not unpredictable. Does he love Paul Ryan? Does he want the Speaker of the House to step down? Will the whole world be a barren wasteland by the time my future children are in 8th grade?

The Sims 3, on the other hand, is a formula. There is a way things go in the game, predetermined by equations and probabilities and others things too boring to talk about.

So I decided to create a Trump character in The Sims to see how he fared in a virtual environment.  I had three big questions: if I made an exact replica of Trump in The Sims 3, how closely would he follow the real Trump’s path, and would it even be possible? Can The Sims 3 tell me what is going to happen next? And perhaps most importantly: can I play The Sims 3 at work and not get in trouble?  Read more…

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Donald Trump now uses an iPhone

Biggest celebrity of the past year or so, and coincidentally the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump now has ditched his old Android phone that many speculated was the Galaxy S3 or S4, and switched to an iPhone.
White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. broke the news tonight on the new administration’s favorite media outlet: Twitter. Mr. Scavino Jr. confirmed that the latest tweets from Mr. Trump that were marked as coming from an iPhone were indeed from the president himself. Trump has been tweeting from his new iPhone …

Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change


The UK’s most renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist is still using his exceptional mind to map a theory of how the universe works. But when it comes to matters here on Earth, Stephen Hawking is just as concerned about President Trump’s science policies as anyone. 

During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, set to air Monday, Hawking bluntly laid out his views on U.S. administration’s science policies. 

“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent,” said Hawking, according to the Guardian. “It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his [Trump’s] second term. God forbid.” Read more…

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Trump really doesn't want to face these 21 kids on climate change


A showdown is brewing in the U.S. courts, one that pits young Americans against President Donald Trump and the fossil fuel industry. 

Central to the fight is a lawsuit that accuses the federal government and energy companies of failing to adequately address human-caused global warming. A group of 21 citizens, ages 9 to 20, claim that failure violates their “constitutional rights to life, liberty and property.” 

Now Trump and fossil fuel defendants want the case to go away. 

Both groups filed separate motions last week to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to scrap an earlier ruling that upheld Juliana v. United States. It’s unusual for the government to try to appeal a case to a higher court before a lower court has ruled on it — especially since this case is moving toward a trial later this year. Read more…

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump tries to save America from aliens in ‘SNL’ cold open


Alec Baldwin pretty much told us to expect a President Trump impression on Saturday Night Live tonight. But that didn’t make his appearance any less…out of this world.

Baldwin starred tonight as a post-apocalyptic commander-in-chief, leading troops of the future against an alien invasion that’s all but destroyed America. A devastating scenario, indeed.


“What a beautiful day!” Baldwin, as Trump, said to open his remarks.

“Who here loves Trump? I know this guy here, he loves Trump,” he continued, pointing out a charred carcass. Read more…

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Watch Scarlett Johansson skewer Ivanka Trump in 'SNL' perfume ad


Sexy Amber. Bombshell. Mademoiselle. With perfumes like these, you can smell like anything you want. 

And if you’re Ivanka Trump, you can smell “Complicit.”

Statuesque blonde host Scarlett Johansson was a dead ringer for statuesque blonde first daughter Trump in Saturday Night Live‘s spoof perfume ad, which featured Johansson walking through a gilded room with a gaggle of women admiring her — at first.

“A woman like her deserves a fragrance all her own,” the seductive voiceover says. “Because she’s beautiful. She’s powerful. She’s…’Complicit.'” Read more…

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J.K. Rowling trolls Donald Trump with the most British reference ever


Just when you think J.K. Rowling might have run out of ways to burn Donald Trump, she comes up with a fresh angle.

Her most recent shut-down came after Trump’s latest Twitter rant, in which he accused Barack Obama of wiretapping him during his campaign.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted the following, slightly confusing rhetorical question:

Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, “Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?” @foxandfriends

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2017 Read more…

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J.K. Rowling slams Trump adviser who called a woman an 'ugly b*tch' on Twitter


J.K. Rowling doesn’t suffer fools. 

This weekend, Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone said some pretty disgusting things on Twitter. 

Some he deleted, some he left up — like this attack on Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro.

Really? @ananavarro is fat, stupid and fucking Al Cardenas

— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) March 5, 2017

But he really became unhinged after someone questioned his assertion that Obama should be “charged, convicted and jailed” over the (totally unsupported) claims that the former president ordered an illegal wiretap on Trump during the campaign.  Read more…

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Why won't Trump talk about technology?


Vice President Mike Pence’s embarrassing use of an AOL email account is just another painful reminder of something that should be crystal clear to everyone: this administration doesn’t understand or care a lick about technology.

It’s an especially painful reality as we come off the high of an administration’s 8-year-love affair with technology and social media. They held Maker Fairs on the White House Lawn, for heaven’s sake. Former President Barack Obama personally fired a marshmallow canon during the White House science fair. Obama was so enthralled by technology and innovation that he made it a centerpiece of his 2013 State of the Union AddressRead more…

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