Republicans And Democrats Unite Against Scott Pruitt’s Heavy Budget Cuts To The EPA

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science The proposed plans by Scott Pruitt to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which he now heads, has managed to unite both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who have criticized him for slashing its budget too deep and too hard. Called to the Capitol to defend the budget proposal for the agency on Thursday,…

Republicans & Democrats Join Together In Senate To Legalize Pot On Federal Level

By: Matt Agorist /The Free Thought Project In a bipartisan push back against the tyrannical Jeff Sessions and his relentless war on cannabis, U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) have introduced a bill that will end federal prohibition of marijuana. “The fact is our marijuana laws in America are broken,” Democratic Sen….

I Plugged In A Himalayan Salt Lamp And Went To Sleep. 10 Days Later, This Is How My Body Felt

By: Ileana Paules-Bronet/Little Things Have you heard of a Himalayan salt lamp before? Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t either. Himalayan salt is a pinkish color, and many people use it in place of regular table salt. In addition to the food-seasoning use, Himalayan salt is also used for Himalayan salt lamps. These pinkish-orange Himalayan sea…

Meet The Cancer Researcher Running For Congress

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience “We have to ask the question: Why did we need a science march in 2017?” “We don’t have marches to say we love our families, or that puppies are good,” Jason Westin, an award-winning cancer researcher, tells IFLScience. “These subjects are self-evident – but something has changed in the country. “We’re going through a period of time…

The First “Space Nation” Wants You To Live On Their Orbital Space Station

By: Jonathan O’ Callaghan /IFLScience Asgardia, a rather unusual attempt to start a nation in space has announced it wants to eventually build a space station in Earth orbit and on the Moon. That somewhat lofty goal was revealed at a press conference in Hong Kong today. Here, Asgardia also unveiled its plans to launch its first satellite, Asgardia-1,…

Millions Of Americans Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows

By: James Felton/IFL Science If you go to the Innovation Center for US Dairy’s website, their top frequently asked question is: “Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?”. They answer it clearly and politely: “Actually, chocolate milk – or any flavored milk for that matter – is white cow’s milk with added flavoring and sweeteners”. Unfortunately, this message does…

Wireless Charging Could Soon Be A Reality For Electric Cars

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFL Science The current limitations of electric cars are usually their range and recharging time, but now a physics breakthrough could wipe them off the list of problems. In a paper published in Nature, Stanford University researchers have worked out how to transmit electric charges wirelessly to a nearby moving object. The team transmitted 1 milliwatt of…