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A Republican President and the Next War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates have been vociferous in their hatred of the Iran deal, and if a majority Republican Congress is elected in 2016, the Iran deal will probably have a short life -- if it has one at all.

E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What do you do with CDC research on teen smoking that says that more than a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes.

WATCH: Gummy Bears Get Totally Obliterated

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News

What happens when a gummy bear comes into contact with a glowing ball of hot nickel? Let's just say it doesn't end well for the gummy bear. Above, ...

Nickel Likely To Fetch Millions At Auction

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top $2 million a century after it was myster...

US Mint Experimenting With New Metals To Make Coins Cheaper

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A pe...

LOOK: Tiny Giraffe Wins Art Competition

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

When engineering student Shaahin Amini magnified the chemical elements nickel, aluminum and carbon under his high-powered microscope, he was surprised...

NRDC to NYC: Improve, Then Pass Int. 194 to Clean Up the City's Heating Oil

Rich Kassel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rich Kassel

Heating oil is a significant contributor to our local, chronic particulate air pollution problems.

Scary Stuff: Children's Halloween Face Paints May Contain Lead

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals that some children's face paints contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel and cobalt that can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.

Thomas Jefferson's Haircut

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Krassner

Whereas President Barack Obama ordered that Stephen Colbert be given a shaved head on his visit to Iraq, the Treasury Department ordered that President Thomas Jefferson's image on the nickel be given a haircut.