A US military spokesman in Afghanistan has confirmed that Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley was injured last week in a Taliban attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan. On October 18, a gunman attacked U.S. and Afghan forces who had been holding a security meeting at the Kandahar Palace. Abdul Raziq Achakzai, theRead More →

The price of beer could double under unchecked climate change, as droughts and extreme temperatures cause barley yields to drop. That’s one conclusion of research we recently published in Nature Plants. We first became curious about barley, and the beer it produces, as this relatively minor crop was clearly affectedRead More →

Jayme Closs has seemingly vanished into thin air. In what is one of the most perplexing cases in recent memory, the 13-year-old teenager from Barron, Wisconsin disappeared after her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found shot to death in their modest, rural home. Barron is a town of aboutRead More →

A small group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he was eating dinner with his wife in the Havana Rumba restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky last night. You can watch the confrontation here: A man dressed all in black walks over to McConnell’s table and says, “Why don’tRead More →

Much has been made about the cognitive challenges faced by Steven Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, whose videotaped confessions in the Teresa Halbach murder were challenged aggressively in court. Although a federal appeals court eventually ruled the confessions were voluntary (rejecting a lower panel and magistrate’s opposite conclusion), they are expectedRead More →

President Donald Trump visited Montana on October 18 to campaign for Republican senate candidate Matt Rosendale. But the president used part of his speech to praise Montana Representative Greg Gianforte for using physical violence against a member of the media. Rep. Gianforte became a congressman in May by winning aRead More →