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Written Testimony Calling Climate Change Effects 'Possibly Catastrophic' Blocked By White House

The White House reportedly blocked a written testimony about how climate change can threaten national security. The action is in line with President Trump's views on climate change.

Feature | Science June 9, 2019

International Space Station Privatization By 2025 Will Likely Not Happen, NASA Says

The Trump administration proposed to hand over the International Space Station to the private sector by 2025. A NASA inspector general, however, said that ISS privatization will likely not happen.

Space May 17, 2018

Trump Administration Wants To Turn Over The International Space Station To The Private Sector

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to turn over the International Space Station to the private sector after the White House cuts funding by 2025. Will this move really push through?

Space February 12, 2018

President Trump Discusses Health And Energy During 2018 State Of The Union

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union since taking office, and he addressed important issues about health care, medicine, energy, and technology during his speech to Congress.

Medicine January 31, 2018

Social Media Vetting Is Official: US Visa Applicants May Have To Disclose Their Social Media Names

The State Department has formally approved the Trump administration's proposal for tougher vetting that would cover one's social media presence as well. A new visa application questionnaire requires applicants to submit their social media handles from the past five years.

Business Tech June 2, 2017

JetBlue Emergency Landing Highlights The Risk Of Trump's Laptop Ban

Back in March, the Trump administration issued a travel ban on large electronics in airline cabins. However, an emergency landing for a JetBlue flight highlights the risk of the ban.

Business Tech May 31, 2017

These 5 Earth Science Missions Of NASA Are Getting Axed

What are NASA's planned and ongoing Earth science missions on the chopping board? The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request allots $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels.

Space May 26, 2017

Trump Administration Proposes Rules For Police To Track And Shoot Down Drones

The Trump administration has reportedly proposed changes in legislation to allow law enforcement to 'track, hack, and destroy' drones, according to a new report. The White House wants to pass it as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Defense May 25, 2017

Acting NASA Chief Upbeat About Agency’s Proposed 2018 Budget

The 2018 NASA budget is tied at $19.1 billion, a $561 million drop from previously enacted levels. The agency's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot chooses to stay positive over the development, highlighting the agency's wins.

Space May 24, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Lead On Climate Change, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Urges World Leaders

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders to ignore President Trump's stand on climate change. The debate about the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions is still ongoing.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Why EPA Chief Thinks The United States Should Exit Paris Climate Deal

Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has openly called for the exit of United States from the Paris climate agreement. This is the first time a senior functionary under the Trump administration has slammed the deal as unjust.

Earth/Environment April 22, 2017

March For Science Set To Bring Thousands To Washington: What To Expect

The March for Science, happening April 22 on Earth Day, will be gathering massive numbers of science advocates to Washington, DC. The event embodies the scientific community’s protest to the science and environmental policies of the Trump administration.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2017

Most Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real And Happening: US Lawmaker

A vast majority of Americans believe that climate change is real despite the Trump administration’s skepticism. This was revealed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during his lecture “Time to Wake Up” at Congress with a varied opinion on the role of humans.

Earth/Environment April 9, 2017

New 'Final Fantasy XV' Update Adds Alternate Chapter 13, Takes Jab At Trump Administration

New updates for 'Final Fantasy XV' introduced Chapter 13, Verse 2, an alternative path for the heavily criticized section of the RPG. The new chapter also introduced political undertones to the game with a jab at the Trump administration.

Video Games March 28, 2017

NIH Budget Cut Proposal: Demotivating To Scientists, Students, And More

The NIH Budget cut proposal is expected to majorly affect scientists and students at the institute. NIH funding has been reduced by $5.8 million, which is a 20 percent reduction, according to the budget document.

Public Health March 20, 2017

These Missions Are On The Losing End In Trump’s NASA Budget

A document containing Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is now out. NASA's earth sciences program, the Office of Education, and the ARM mission are just some on the chopping board.

Space March 16, 2017

Private Space Stations Essential For Lunar Tourism: Vital For Landing And Refueling, Says Expert

Aerospace scientist Robert Bigelow said privately-owned space stations can start orbiting the moon by 2020 if the Trump administration supports private spaceflights. He said such stations are indispensable for sustaining lunar tourism in terms of landing and refueling.

Space March 10, 2017

EPA In The Trump Era: Reports Claim New Executive Orders To Reshape Environmental Protection

The fate of the Environmental Protection Agency lies in the hands of the Trump administration. Reports of more than a few upcoming executive orders could reshape the agency.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2017

WATCH: Congressman Compares Trump's America To The Upside Down 'Stranger Things'

A congressman from Rhode Island compares America under the Trump administration to the Upside Down in the Netflix hit series 'Stranger Things.' Watch the speech here.

Movies/TV Shows February 18, 2017

Trump's New FCC Chairman Closes Zero-Rating Probe: Net Neutrality On Life Support

The FCC under the Trump administration is changing the game of net neutrality. In his first days in office, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has closed the investigations into the fairness of various zero-rating practices, raising alarming concerns.

Business Tech February 10, 2017

Trump Restricts Funding For US Abortion Services Provided By Foreign Groups: Dutch Counter With Global Abortion Fund

Representatives from the Dutch government have held preliminary discussions addressing the issue of partial abortion banning in the United States. President Trump reinstated the abortion funds in his fourth day of mandate.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017

CDC Postpones Climate Change Conference: Is Trump Administration To Blame?

CDC postponed climate change conference, where stakeholders and experts are expected to speak and find solutions to the main threats of global warming. Some voices indirectly accused President Donald Trump.

Earth/Environment January 25, 2017

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