How Trumps NASA Nominee Used a Nonprofit He Ran to Benefit Himself

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Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is a former Navy pilot with virtually no management experience in any large organization. But the Oklahoma Republican has been tapped by President Donald Trump to take over the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a federal agency with a budget of $18.5 billion, 18,000 federal workers, and over 60,000 contract … Continued

Tree by Melina Sempill Watts

Book Summary Tree is a novel about a tree written from a unique point of view: the chief narrator is a tree. Tree uses magical realism as a key to access the interrelated emotional realities of the many species that share one pristine valley in Topanga, California. Grass, birds, other trees and animals come to … Continued

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

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The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? Im going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where … Continued

Wrath of the Fury Blade by Geoff Habiger & Coy Kissee

Story Summary The brutal murder of Laval√© fey Avecath, the King’s First Magistrate and adviser, interrupts Constable Inspector Reva Lunaria’s day off. The victim’s status makes this a high-profile investigation, bringing with it unwanted attention from Senior Inquisitor Ailan Malvace√§ of the Sucra, the King’s secret police. The manner of the victim’s death makes this … Continued

Fran Lebowitz: ‘You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump’

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She loves to talk, hates to fly and wants to make it clear she takes no responsibility for the state of US politics Be grateful you didnt sit next to Fran Lebowitz on the plane from New York to Melbourne. The trip was the longest flight she had taken, and therefore the longest time she … Continued

Kindergarten weather forecast assignment just became the standard for every other meteorologist.

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Nashville kindergartner Carden Corts (he already has a perfect anchorman name) produced what might be the best Kindergarten-level project in existence.  The assignment was to make a weather forecast video for school, and his father, who works in video production, helped him out. Seriously though, the only assignments I had in Kindergarten were coloring books. … Continued