How Brian Kemp wrote the playbook for subduing Trump’s election fury

“Just about every ‘stop the steal’ Republican is getting rejected by Republicans in Georgia tonight,” Erick Erickson, the conservative radio host, tweeted Tuesday night just before taking the stage to emcee Kemp’s victory party. “The message is voters want to move forward, not settle Trump’s grievances for him.” But over the past 18 months, Trump’s … Read more

Toward Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab – Watts Up With That?

Researchers show they can control the properties of lab-grown plant material, which could enable the production of wood products with little waste. Peer-Reviewed Publication MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IMAGE: IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND LOW-WASTE ALTERNATIVE, RESEARCHERS AT MIT HAVE PIONEERED A TUNABLE TECHNIQUE TO GENERATE WOOD-LIKE PLANT MATERIAL IN A … Read more

Why Republicans feel little political pressure for stricter gun control

But the response to those calls from many Republican lawmakers is the same now as it pretty much always is: The country should not have stricter gun control. Why do these Republicans refuse to act? Beyond the fact that many believe stricter gun control would not prevent such mass shootings, a look at the data … Read more

America’s divide on guns is keeping schoolchildren in danger

The carnage in Uvalde, Texas, was so horrible that even Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose nation has suffered appalling atrocities and war crimes since the Russian invasion, felt compelled to express his shock and condolences. At a time of national angst, America’s fractured politics is predictably falling short, and failing to overcome the curses of … Read more

Artifacts from Shackleton’s Antarctica expedition sold at auction

(CNN) — A collection of treasures from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctica voyage has been sold at auction in London this week. The highest priced item (£176,400, or $220,000) was a map of Antarctica Shackleton drew by hand detailing what he learned from his 1914-1916 expedition. Shackleton, who was born in Ireland but lived most of his … Read more

Lowe’s Memorial Day sale: Shop all things entertaining and home improvement

Start your Memorial Day celebrations early with stellar savings at Lowe’s. Right now, get up to 50% off patio furniture, 25% off outdoor tools and equipment and 30% off kitchen cabinet projects. Faucets, vanities and showerheads are also marked down, and you’ll score free delivery when you spend $299 or more on major appliances. Below, … Read more

Macy’s Memorial Day sale: Save on apparel, beauty, home, and more

Macy’s has long been a one-stop-shop for pretty much everything: It’s a great place to stock up on clothes for the family, as well as homewares, skincare, shoes and more. The retailer has just kicked off its Memorial Day 2022 sale with great deals on all of the above, including 30% off Levi’s for him, … Read more