"As for the California AG's claim that we're trying to 'take America back in time,' he's not totally wrong--we're trying to take it back to a time when consumers could choose what kinds of cars to drive, and not have to worry about their being made less safe by overregulation," Kazman said. … [Read more...] about Eighteen states fight conservative think tank effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards
Where Stewart came from, punk meant the Sex Pistols and Johnny Rotten—and the Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen readily admits he’s not the most well-versed in the punk-rock lifestyle. But “I believed in this world,” he said. “I was quite drawn to the colorful nature of [punk musicians] and that element of protest, of violent musical objection. It appealed to me because I’ve always been a socialist—and I’m way on the left, mostly. I don’t even get any more moderate as I get older.” … [Read more...] about Patrick Stewart on Making a Terrorist: ‘They’re Given a Role, an Identity, a Sense of Belonging’
ESA and the agency's partners have already built part of the base. Using a mixture of silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron and magnesium oxides meant to simulate regolith — a mixture of dust and dirt — found on the moon, ESA and its partners printed a 2,205-pound (1,000 kilograms) piece of what part of the home could look like. … [Read more...] about Could 3D printers build a future moon base?
The thrust to reopen churches has become one of the latest debates in the Covid-19 culture wars. As states across the country have been gradually reopening their cities, some churches have argued that they are being treated differently than other businesses or groups. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rejects request from California church to block restrictions on in-person services
The lack of intake in state prisons for the past two months further reduced the number of prisoners by 6,000, according to statements made in recent federal court hearings. But outbreaks of the virus have gripped prison populations across California and the nation. … [Read more...] about 700 Chino inmates to be transferred as coronavirus sweeps prison