The Secrets of these Successful Marriages? Living Apart By Clare Ansberry Dec 5, 2021

Lara Covington and George Sofis married this fall in a small backyard ceremony in the Shenandoah Valley and honeymooned in Oregon. Then they returned to their respective homes—one in McLean, Va., and the other about 50 miles away in Stafford.The newlyweds expect to live apart for the next eight years until their youngest children are … Continue reading

NASA’s chile pepper experiment broke 2 world records, including one for feeding the most astronauts from a crop grown on the ISS – Zahra Tayeb Dec 5, 2021, 1:36 AM

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station harvested chile peppers for the second time.  The plant-growing experiment concluded recently and set two new records in the process. The crop production team did not expect to achieve the records, NASA’s Matt Romeyn told Insider. A NASA plant experiment, which consisted of growing and harvesting chile peppers in space, broke a record for … Continue reading

Identity Politics in Context – Frank Newport Dec 2021

December 3, 2021 by Frank Newport The Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib recently noted that Republicans were gearing up to focus 2022 midterm voters’ attention on the “three I’s” — inflation, immigration and identity politics. The first two of these are fairly straightforward, with the main focus centering on how candidates and political parties propose to … Continue reading

Pompeii’s Ruins to Be Reconstructed by Robot – Jen Pinkowski December 6, 2021

An ambitious project is underway to develop a robot with enough smarts, strength and sensitivity to restore fragmented archaeological remains Imagine you have a jigsaw puzzle with 10,000 pieces but no picture on a box. In fact, you don’t even have the box—it was destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago. These puzzle pieces are fragments of frescoes … Continue reading

Trump Media Company Names Devin Nunes as CEO – By Siobhan Hughes

Congressman from California is top Republican on House Intelligence Committee By Updated Dec. 6, 2021 6:28 pm ET WASHINGTON—Trump Media & Technology Group said it had named Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, as chief executive of the social-media venture. Mr. Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, … Continue reading

U.S. sues Texas, says discriminatory redistricting dilutes Black, Hispanic vote – By Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu Dec 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department sued Texas on Monday alleging the state violated the Voting Rights Act by creating redistricting plans that intentionally discriminate against Black and minority voters by minimizing their voting strength. “The complaint we filed today alleges that Texas has violated section two by creating redistricting plans that … Continue reading