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Physicists propose a second level of quantization for quantum Shannon theory

Information theory, which was developed by Claude Shannon starting in the late 1940s, deals with questions such as how quickly information can be sent over a ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:30:03 GMT

WATCH: 'Volcano Summer Camp' Lets Scientists Study Blasts, Safely  NPR

Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous, which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:01:00 GMT

Mile-wide asteroid with its own moon to pass Earth on Saturday  WSB Atlanta

A mile-long, walnut-shaped asteroid with its own moon is set to pass Earth on Saturday, according to scientists.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 17:38:46 GMT

Fly through the Orion Nebula thanks to this amazing video from Hubble  Fox News

A stunning video from NASA lets you experience what it would be like to fly inside the Orion Nebula that's 1344 light years away from Earth.

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:18:08 GMT

Extremely rare collision of two white dwarfs creates zombie star  CNET

Two white dwarfs fused together, rising from the dead.

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:50:00 GMT

This Weird Meteorite Crashed Through a Doghouse in Costa Rica. (The Dog's Fine)

Rocky was napping in a doghouse in Costa Rica on April 23 when a small meteorite punctured the roof. The dog was unharmed, but couldn't hope to match ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:15:00 GMT

Strain enables new applications of 2-D materials

Superconductors' never-ending flow of electrical current could provide new options for energy storage and superefficient electrical transmission and generation, ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:52:10 GMT

X-rays reveal the colors of a 3 million-year-old fossil mouse  Ars Technica

Here's something you don't hear often: the dead field mouse looks incredible for its age. It lived and died three million years ago in what is now Germany, but ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 17:45:00 GMT

Optical illusions reveal that regular waves of brain activity enable visual feature integration  Medical Xpress

Rhythmic waves of brain activity cause people to see or not see complex images that flash before our eyes. An image can become practically invisible if it ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:05:25 GMT

Scientists find 414 million pieces of plastic debris on remote islands. That's even worse than it sounds.  NBC News

A survey of the beaches of Australia's Cocos Islands shows the amount of plastic pollution thought to exist in the world's oceans may have been underestimated.

Tue, 21 May 2019 08:28:00 GMT

Resilience of Yellowstone's forests tested by unprecedented fire

In August 2016, areas of Yellowstone National Park that burned in 1988 burned again. Shortly after, in October 2016, ecologist Monica Turner and her team of ...

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Mon, 20 May 2019 19:00:01 GMT

Iron selenide revealed as 'garden-variety iron-based superconductor'

In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by U.S., Chinese and European physicists have found the ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 19:43:21 GMT

Researchers create most complete model of complex protein machinery

Environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, chemical exposure, and foodborne and airborne pathogens are among the external factors that can cause disease.

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:03:45 GMT

New method could shed light on workers' historical radiation exposure

Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for evaluating plutonium workers' historical internal radiation exposure in a study funded by the National ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:00:01 GMT

NASA’s floating robot ‘bee’ is alive and well aboard the ISS  BGR

NASA is betting big on the future of space robots. As automated gadgets become more and more advances, scientists are starting to imagine how robots could ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 00:08:00 GMT

NASA finds water and 'organic molecules' on 'farthest world ever explored' Ultima Thule  Daily Mail

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in Texas found the traces and said they are 'very different from most icy objects explored previously by ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 11:22:12 GMT

How Nasa failed female astronauts and built space travel for men

In mid-March 2019, astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were readying themselves to make space history. Later that month, the pair were scheduled to ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:05:09 GMT

Ammonium fertilized early life on Earth: study

A team of international scientists—including researchers at the University of St. Andrews, Syracuse University and Royal Holloway, University of London—have ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:59:59 GMT

Wild Observation Shows White Dwarf Stars Merging Into Something New  Gizmodo

Astronomers have observed evidence of a hot, spinning star blasting winds outwards at 10000 miles per second, which seemed to have formed from a relatively ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 16:05:00 GMT

Mile-Wide ‘Walnut’ Asteroid With Its Own Moon To Fly By Earth Saturday  CBS Philly

(CBS Local) — An asteroid nearly a mile wide with a moon of its own is expected to pass by Earth on Saturday, traveling at 48,000 mph. The unnamed space ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 22:47:00 GMT

NASA finds water, 'organic molecules' on mysterious Ultima Thule  Fox News

Since first encountering the mysterious Ultima Thule, "the farthest world ever explored," earlier this year, NASA has made several discoveries about the ancient ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:10:09 GMT

Space Rockets Spark Property Boom on Florida Coast  The Wall Street Journal

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are racing to send people into outer space and eventually to the moon and Mars. They are already improving the fortunes of a coastal ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT

'We as a species need to come to terms' with CRISPR technology as China awaits birth of third genetically modified baby  CNBC

The scientific community is now struggling to grapple with the ethics of human germline editing as another woman pregnant with a gene-edited baby is soon due ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 21:22:00 GMT

Water formation on the moon

For the first time, a cross-disciplinary study has shown chemical, physical, and material evidence for water formation on the moon. Two teams from the University ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:48:44 GMT

Scientists Have Created a Sound So Loud It Can Vaporize Water on Contact  Live Science

Scientists have used an X-ray laser to create the loudest possible underwater sound on Earth.

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:46:00 GMT

Scientists Just Redefined the Kilogram  Futurism

In November, scientists from more than 60 nations got together to redefine the kilogram, the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). Previously ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 18:03:39 GMT

Giving rural Indians what they want increases demand for cookstoves

Global health efforts to design and deliver improved cookstoves don't always catch on. Experience has shown poor households in rural settings will rarely pay ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:06:53 GMT

Study identifies our 'inner pickpocket'  Medical Xpress

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 08:10:24 GMT

ULA begins stacking Atlas 5 rocket for late June launch  Spaceflight Now

The bronze first stage of United Launch Alliance's next Atlas 5 rocket arrived at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Friday, where it will be joined by five solid-fueled ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:08:16 GMT

Researchers develop new lens manufacturing technique

Researchers from Washington State University and Ohio State University have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 19:53:47 GMT

Optical device decomposes a beam into a Cartesian grid of identical Gaussian spots

A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster internet, clearer images of space and more detailed medical imaging.

Tue, 21 May 2019 11:20:39 GMT

3-D grayscale digital light printing (g-DLP) highly functionally graded materials (FGM)

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing or additive manufacture (AM) is a popular technique that has presently attracted tremendous attention as a promising method ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:30:05 GMT

Space Station Commander Answers The Ultimate Question About Astronaut Farts  HuffPost

Former ISS commander Terry Virts spills the beans.

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:22:00 GMT

Elon Musk injects ‘X’ factor into space quest with bold vision, mixed track record  San Antonio Express-News

MISSION MOON: Nearly 50 years have passed since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. Our special Apollo 50 ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Planet Nine BREAKTHROUGH: Astronomer reveals ’we know its orbit pretty well’

A PLANET NINE expert has astonishingly revealed to know the orbit of the elusive Planet 9 despite there being no known observations of the hypothesised ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 08:06:00 GMT

Antarctica: How scientists uncovered ‘SHOCKING’ 650,000-year-old find below ice

ANTARCTICA researchers made a discovery dating back 650000 years that former US Vice President Al Gore dubbed “shocking” in his book.

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:10:00 GMT

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Racing Towards Siberia. Will This Shift the Northern Lights?  Newsweek

It's long been unclear how whether glowing auroras will shift in line with the pole.

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:18:04 GMT

Plant discovery opens frontiers

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have far-reaching implications for the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 11:19:16 GMT

Mathematical technique quickly tunes next-generation lenses  MIT News

MIT mathematicians have developed a method to quickly tune metasurface optics. Their approach may identify ideal patterns for more precise cellphone lenses ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:01:07 GMT

German Air Taxi Completes First Test Flight Successfully  Carscoops

A Lilium Jet electric air taxi prototype managed to hover successfully above the ground during its maiden flight in Oberpfaffenhofen, a Bavarian village in ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:46:00 GMT

Watch Jakob Dylan and Jade Castrinos Perform ‘Go Where You Wanna Go’ on ‘Kimmel’  Rolling Stone

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Wed, 22 May 2019 08:08:00 GMT

DJ Khaled: Father of Asahd | Review  Pitchfork

DJ Khaled has ranged from summertime hitmaker to self-help guru, and neither are all that interesting on his latest guest-filled album. There are plenty of voices ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:00 GMT

John Wick 3 In A Symptom Of Hollywood's Love Of Franchises  GameSpot

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is in theaters now and, if you love the first two John Wick movies, chances are you'll enjoy yourself. GameSpot's Michael ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 23:13:00 GMT

Significant Digits For Wednesday, May 22, 2019  FiveThirtyEight

You're reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 3 wills Earlier this week, three different wills found in the home of A…

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Georgia abortion law: Boycott heats up as TV show and Kristen Wiig movie bail  Los Angeles Times

A Lionsgate comedy and an Amazon Studios TV series have pulled out of Georgia after the passage of a law prohibiting abortion once a fetal heartbeat is ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 22:05:00 GMT

NXIVM Leader Held Woman Inside Bedroom for 2 Years, Ex-Lieutenant Testifies  The Daily Beast

A former lieutenant of the leader of NXIVM forced a young woman to stay in her bedroom for almost two years as punishment for expressing interest in another ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 21:39:00 GMT

Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio Fanboyed Over Luke Perry on Set of 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood'  TooFab

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio completely fanboyed over Luke Perry on set of Quentin Tarantino's ninth film. As you know, former-teen idol Perry passed away ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:23:00 GMT

Jason Momoa's Genuine Reaction To The "Game Of Thrones" Series Finale Is Hilariously Relatable  BuzzFeed

And while the final episode was a little disappointing, no one has summed up my feelings about it quite like Jason Momoa. Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 16:45:00 GMT

Shopping trolleys turned into wheelchairs helps poor Thai pensioners  South China Morning Post

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: Thai designer Apichai Inthutsingh has been turning old shopping trolleys into...

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:15:02 GMT

Ellen DeGeneres renews her talk show for 3 more years  CNN

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a video Tuesday, announcing her show would be extended for three more years.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 16:17:00 GMT

Whitney Houston will have new music and a hologram tour  CNN

Seven years after she died, Whitney Houston is set to go on tour.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:22:00 GMT

D.KO Records vinyl only set | BUDX Paris  Mixmag

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:18:09 GMT

Elizabeth Woyke on the impact of the US ban on Huawei  CGTN America

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:25:10 GMT

Nxivm member testifies of paddlings, branding of 'slaves' and plans for a dungeon  CNN

New York (CNN) A former "master" in the secret society of women within the group known as Nxivm testified Monday that she began to grow concerned as she ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 01:33:00 GMT

Unverified Teddy Roosevelt 'Quotation' Lives On

Viral social media posts attribute a quotation about how “to anger” a conservative and a liberal to President Theodore Roosevelt. But there's no evidence he ever ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 11:10:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is overpromising on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to have 500 miles of border wall built by the 2020 election. There's reason to be strongly skeptical ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:21:20 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did President Trump 'Go Ballistic' on 'Fox and Friends'?

"The Trump quote going around today is a poorly done Photoshop."

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:17:11 GMT

Fact-Checking the President in Real Time  The Atlantic

It's February 2019, and I'm waiting to see whether a robot will call the president of the United States a liar. I have tuned in to the State of the Union address, ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 12:00:55 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny  Fox Business

President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016.

Mon, 20 May 2019 04:25:35 GMT

Fact Check: Looking At Claims NC Democrats Made Around Private School Voucher Program  WFAE

Republican lawmakers want to expand eligibility for North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program. Under the voucher program, the state pays private.

Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:25 GMT

Trump's Energy Errors

President Donald Trump clearly supports the oil and gas industry, but he made several false and misleading boasts about his impact on the energy sector.

Fri, 17 May 2019 17:13:00 GMT

Fact check: Pritzker’s latest tax claim falls flat  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the latest in a periodic feature intended to verify the truthfulness of statements made by Illinois public officials. These articles — reported and ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 04:01:00 GMT

Fact-check: Have suicides in United States risen by 30% in past decade and a half?  Austin American-Statesman

During a Fox News town hall, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar made a pitch for greater attention to mental health services.She cited the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:35:48 GMT

Facebook’s fact-checking deal with the Daily Caller, explained

Facebook knows that the spread of fake news on the platform during the 2016 presidential campaign was almost its undoing, so it has chosen to partner with ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Did Actor Drew Carey Appear on TV in a MAGA Hat?

A Fox News guest bore a striking resemblance to the host of "The Price Is Right."

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:45:33 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Statesville, NC, Try to Stop Camping World from Flying the US Flag?

The company's CEO Marcus Lemonis told, "We will not be taking the flag down under any circumstances ... Never going to happen."

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:15:15 GMT

FACT CHECK: Does the US Government Subsidize Viagra?

Attempts to make political points by bringing up DoD spending on erectile dysfunction drugs don't tell the whole story.

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:57:02 GMT

Denver mayor ad fact check: Challenger Giellis didn’t call immigrants “criminals”  The Denver Post

Mayor Michael Hancock's campaign trashed challenger Jamie Giellis in a new TV ad the weekend before Denver voters receive their ballots for the mayoral ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:33:00 GMT

Trump: 17 Repeats in 17 Hours

Over the course of 17 hours, President Donald Trump repeated 17 false and misleading claims that we have written about since he became president.

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Meme Distorts Gillibrand's Immigration Idea

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has not proposed giving Social Security benefits to “illegal aliens,” as a popular meme claims. She wants to overhaul the immigration ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:00 GMT

The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime

President Donald Trump and his son Eric both took shots this week at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime has risen in the city under his leadership.

Fri, 17 May 2019 17:57:00 GMT

Fact-Checking Joe Biden on the Campaign Trail  The New York Times

Since announcing his candidacy, he has defended his decades-long record on criminal justice and climate change, rejected assertions he is a moderate and ...

Sat, 18 May 2019 09:01:57 GMT

Fact-checking the Trump administration’s immigration fact sheet  The Washington Post

A new fact sheet on immigration from the Justice Department tells only half the story.

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Facebook is turning its fact-checking partners loose on Instagram  The Verge

Starting this week, Facebook is testing using its fact-checking partners to identify misinformation in Instagram posts. Potentially false Instagram posts will be sent ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-check: Pritzker's latest sweeping tax claim falls flat  Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is mounting a full-court press to overhaul the state income tax, and critics are equally aggressive in trying to stop him. That's led to a lot ...

Sun, 19 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Economists: Tariffs Not Boosting GDP

Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have a small, negative impact on gross domestic product growth, according to economists, the Congressional ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:10:00 GMT

Fact Checking Trump’s Inaccurate Tariff and Trade Claims in Florida Rally Speech  The New York Times

President Trump, at a rally on Wednesday night, wrongly described the revenue generated from tariffs on China and exaggerated the effect of a trade deal with ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Men outnumber women in U.S. newsrooms. It's no different among fact-checkers.  Poynter

Independent fact-checkers are the first line of defense against misinformation. They debunk fake news stories, fact-check politicians' statements and partner with ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:40:59 GMT

Trump Distorts the Facts on Disaster Relief

In a May 8 rally in Florida, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Democrats “are trying to stop” disaster relief aid from going to several states. This is an ...

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP fact check: Trump’s fog of misinformation on trade  PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big ...

Sat, 11 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Did the ACA create preexisting condition protections for people in employer plans?  Herald-Mail Media

During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., answered questions from “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski about the latest lawsuit ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:58:00 GMT

Fake Tweet Puts Words in Trump's Mouth

A fake tweet circulating online purports to show a message from President Donald Trump threatening to deport Rep. Ilhan Omar for comments she made ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The 'Raccoon' Rant Not Written by Steve Harvey

Q: Did the comedian Steve Harvey author a post in support of President Donald Trump circulating on social media? A: No. It was written by an anonymous, ...

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Is McCready Right In Saying Bishop Is A 'Career Politician?'  WFAE

In an interview on WFAE's Morning Edition last week, Democrat Dan McCready said his opponent in the 9th Congressional District, Republican Dan Bishop, is a.

Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: NC Democrat says there's no wait for private school vouchers  Asheville Citizen-Times

During General Assembly debate on expanding private school subsidies, Sen. Natasha Marcus said there is "no wait list" for them. True?

Sat, 18 May 2019 19:41:00 GMT

Biden's Campaign Kickoff Claims

Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his third campaign for president with a speech in Pittsburgh that contained a few false and misleading statements:.

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Is This Katie McCormick's Gravestone from the 1870s?

A young woman's death from a reported botched abortion in the late 1800s still resonates with many people today.

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:16:48 GMT

How often should Trump be fact-checked? Readers tell us  PolitiFact

We asked readers to share their thoughts on how often President Donald Trump should be fact-checked. They had strong opinions. In our most recent weekly ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Was Bishop Right In Saying 'No Economic Effect' From HB2?  WFAE

In an interview with WFAE's Morning Edition last week, Mecklenburg State Sen. Dan Bishop was asked about an Associated Press analysis from 2017 that.

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:31:10 GMT

Fact check: Is the Alabama anti-abortion law likely to go into effect?  CNN

On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed and on Wednesday Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the most restrictive abortion bill in the country -- a near-total ban on ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 06:02:00 GMT

Mailbag: US-China Trade Dispute

A reader sent us a comment regarding the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:48:00 GMT

Trump on Tariff Revenue

On the eve of the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, President Donald Trump said that the U.S. collects “over $100 Billion a year in Tariffs.” The U.S. collected ...

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact checking Trump's claim John Kerry is in violation of the Logan Act  CNN

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused former Secretary of State John Kerry of violating the Logan Act by taking part in negotiations with Iran's ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Ad hits Jim Hood over Hurricane Katrina insurance claims. Is it true?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A new radio ad alleges Attorney General Jim Hood and a "gang of trial lawyers" have made life worse for Mississippi Gulf Coast homeowners by pursuing ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking (yet again) Donald Trump on China tariffs  CNN

Days ahead of what have been billed as the final round of China and US trade talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he would be increasing tariffs ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Trump correct in touting historic job market performance  CNN

In a tweet Friday morning, President Donald Trump touted the new jobs report for April.

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cites drug-price drop that isn't  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misstating the facts when it comes to prescription drug prices. Speaking Monday at a White House dinner, ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 18:46:41 GMT

Fact-check: Do the polls indicate a win for Le Pen's Rassemblement National?  EURACTIV

Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National and Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche appear to be neck and neck in the European election polls but ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:14:14 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Once Say That Roe v. Wade "Went Too Far"?

Joe Biden once said that Roe v. Wade — the U.S. Supreme Court case that protects a pregnant woman's freedom to choose whether to have an abortion — went ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 21:21:16 GMT

Fact check: Trump’s talk on preexisting conditions doesn’t match his administration’s actions

President Donald Trump waded into another high-profile health issue: making sure insurance protects people who have preexisting health conditions.

Sun, 19 May 2019 10:32:47 GMT

Barr's Testimony, In Context

In testifying about the special counsel's report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, Attorney General William Barr ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

News & Observer "fact check" on senator's school voucher claim tells only half the story  The Progressive Pulse

A recent News and Observer “fact check” weighed into the North Carolina Senate's debate over a bill that would expand eligibility for the state's Opportunity ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:18:47 GMT

Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech to the N.R.A.  The New York Times

Multiple analyses have shown that drug prices are still increasing, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. An Associated Press analysis found that from ...

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: White House vs. the Mueller report, one week out  CNN

One week after the redacted Mueller report's release, here's a look at claims the administration has made over the report and how they measure up to what the ...

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Facts on Fuel Economy Standards

The Trump administration is in the process of rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards, which were originally set to hit an average of 54.5 miles per ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Did William Barr lie to Congress?  CNN

In light of the March 27 letter that special counsel Robert Mueller sent to Attorney General William Barr, questions are swirling as to whether Barr misled ...

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Russian Interference Was More Than 'Facebook Ads' As Kushner Said  NPR

In a rare public appearance on Tuesday, Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, said that the multiple investigations into ...

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Twisting Stephen Miller's Words

A meme posted on a popular progressive Facebook page leaves out several words and important context in a quote from White House adviser Stephen Miller.

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Instagram to demote posts based on fact-checking like Facebook  Mashable

Days after Facebook and Instagram banned a litany of prominent far-right voices, it looks like the latter of the two apps is stepping up its anti-fake news efforts.

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP fact check: Trump’s follies on immigration, health care  PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump stretched the truth on various fronts at his Wisconsin rally and in weekend remarks, asserting that an immigration plan to send migrants ...

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fallacious tariff tale  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In escalating his trade war, President Donald Trump is persisting in his deceptive argument that tariffs are a pure win for the U.S. and a ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday.

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Sign of the Times: Phony Photo Politicizes School

A doctored photo circulating on Facebook falsely claims that a California middle school congratulated President Donald Trump “on reaching his 10,000th lie.

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Kamala Harris Spins Facts on Truancy Law

Sen. Kamala Harris acknowledges that a 2010 state truancy law she sponsored resulted in some parents being jailed. But she misleadingly claims that jailing ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 10:55:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Despite viral social media claims, local Chinese restaurant not shut down due to live chickens in basement  Valley News Live

Facebook posts and tweets hit news feeds around the Valley over the weekend claiming King House Buffet in downtown Fargo was no longer open because live ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:10:23 GMT

Fact-checking CNN's back-to-back town halls  CNN

On Monday night, CNN hosted 5 back-to-back town halls with some of the top Democratic contenders for the 2020 primary.

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-check: Do the vast majority of asylum-seekers have invalid claims?  Austin American-Statesman

During an appearance on” The View” in early May, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw sparred with host Sunny Hostin as they discussed border security and immigration ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:54:37 GMT

Fact check: Joe Biden claims 1994 crime bill did not 'generate' mass incarceration  CNN

During a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden was asked about the 1994 crime bill he ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:03:00 GMT

Fact check: Cassidy puffs up what stats say about teen marijuana use  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the latest in a periodic feature intended to verify the truthfulness of statements made by Illinois public officials. These articles — reported and ...

Mon, 13 May 2019 23:43:00 GMT

Trump fact check: Babies executed after failed abortions. He's oversimplifying, AP finds  USA TODAY

President Donald Trump has made comments about doctors executing babies born alive after failed abortion attempts. He's oversimplifying, AP finds.

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Say He Had 'No Empathy' for the Plight of Younger People?

In May 2019, Joe Biden, former U.S. vice president and 2020 presidential candidate, came under renewed scrutiny for purportedly saying he had “no empathy” ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims  The Washington Post

It took President Trump 601 days to top 5,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checker's database, an average of eight claims a day. But on April 26, just ...

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Letter: Time to fact-check the fact checkers  Chico Enterprise-Record

Unless Associated Press writers Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen have written or can produce writings of others fact checking statements of other presidents, ...

Thu, 16 May 2019 02:29:58 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Drop Out of the '88 Presidential Race After Admitting to Plagiarism?

Then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden withdrew from the 1988 presidential race after admitting to plagiarism and exaggeration of his academic record.

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking Joe Biden's claims on Trump's tax cuts  CNN

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, looks at Joe Biden's claim that "all of" Trump's tax cuts "went to folks at the top and corporations that paid ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Do Women Meet With Doctors to Determine Whether to 'Execute' Newborn Babies?

During a 27 April 2019 political rally in Wisconsin, U.S. President Donald Trump made a false and incendiary remark, claiming that doctors and pregnant women ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Koch brothers are funding Facebook's newest fact-checking partner  Grist

Is Facebook trying to solve its fake news problem by partnering with … climate deniers? Last week, social media giant Facebook announced that it would be ...

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin on 'no collusion'; economy myths  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still pulling numbers out of thin air on the economy. Trump repeatedly asserted that the U.S. economy is ...

Sun, 05 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Is an Incurable “Mexican Blood Flu” Creating a Health Crisis at the Southern Border?

A form of tuberculosis dubbed “Mexican blood flu” is being brought into the U.S. by immigrants crossing the Southern border.

Fri, 17 May 2019 18:50:09 GMT

Fact-checking Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Ukraine  PolitiFact

Shady self-dealing in the Ukraine? It's not just the Republican side that does that, says a social media meme that makes the charge against Democrat Joe Biden.

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Conservative Commentator Stephen Moore Advocate Child Labor Beginning at Age 11?

Conservative commentator Stephen Moore once said: "I'd get rid of a lot of these child labor laws, I want people starting to work at 11, 12." ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Was the recent border incident "a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers" as Trump suggested?  CNN

During a tweet spree Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump posted about a recent incident at the southern border between US army soldiers and ...

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Making Facebook more ephemeral could make it harder to fact-check false claims  Poynter

Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute's ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Meme Gets an 'F' on College Claims

A popular Facebook post gives readers a false impression about the recent college admissions scandal and the cost of college for immigrants in the United ...

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did President Trump Say Suicide Bombers Should Get the Death Penalty?

In late April 2019, several social media users started sharing a quote ostensibly uttered by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning his alleged belief that ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: KCRA investigates Oroville Dam rumors  KCRA Sacramento

Lake Oroville was 95 percent full on Tuesday, and that's right where the California Department of Water Resources wants it. But posts on social media are ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 17:42:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misleading rhetoric on immigrants  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric about illegal immigration. At a Wisconsin rally , he suggested he's launched his ...

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Bogus Claim About Border Rape Revived

An unsubstantiated claim from last fall about sexual violence at the southern border has been repackaged in a Facebook meme. U.S. Customs and Border ...

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking Trump's claims about violent crime  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump celebrated declining violent crime rates during a speech at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting on ...

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Trump's Deceptive Arms Trade Treaty Argument

In announcing that he will withdraw the United States from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that under the ...

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Video: Kushner Downplays Russia's 2016 Actions

In this week's fact-checking video, CNN's Jake Tapper examines Jared Kushner's claim that Russia's 2016 election interference amounted to little more than “a ...

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Tax expert fact-check: 'Trump accounted for 2 cents out of every dollar of business loss'  MSNBC

In two tweets Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump tried to rebut the New York Times investigative story that showed him losing over $1 billion from ...

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Was Donald Trump's IQ Measured at 73?

Trump's IQ test results were supposedly discovered in a former New York Military Academy employee's closet.

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Misinformation transcends platforms, languages and countries. How can fact-checkers stop it?  Poynter

Fact vs. Fake is a weekly column in which we compare the reach of fact checks vs. hoaxes on Facebook. Read all our analyses here. Since January, Poynter has ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 14:47:40 GMT

FACT CHECK: Are Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists Made by Deep-Frying Rotini Pasta?

In May 2019, a video supposedly showing the making of cinnamon twists vended by the ubiquitous Taco Bell fast food chain went viral on Tik Tok (and ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 21:07:04 GMT

FACT CHECK: Are Hazmat Suits Needed to Install 5G Cellphone Towers?

Blurry photographs of faraway objects rarely constitute credible evidence.

Thu, 16 May 2019 21:43:57 GMT

O'Rourke Wrong on Gun Control Stat

After the Colorado school shooting, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke advocated universal background checks for gun purchases, claiming that ...

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Joel Osteen Implement 'Prayer Request Accounts' for Parishioners?

Joel Osteen is a non-denominational Christian pastor and televangelist, whose Houston-based megachurch (Lakewood Church) hosts one of the largest ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 00:38:35 GMT

FACT CHECK: Were Democrats Absent from a US Senate Hearing on Border Security?

In mid-April 2019, an image showing several empty seats on a panel during a U.S. Senate committee hearing on border security started to circulate on social ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did US Rep. Ilhan Omar Say 'If Israel Is So Innocent, Then Why Do They Insist on Being Jews?'

In early May 2019, social media users began sharing posts alleging that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), one of the two Muslim women currently serving in ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Did Georgia Pass a Law Imposing Severe Criminal Penalties for Abortions and Miscarriages?

House Bill 481, signed into law in May 2019, prompted a wave of assertions about its possible effects.

Fri, 17 May 2019 16:25:06 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Israel Destroy the Palestine National Library, the Azhar Library, and the 'National Cultural Center'?

A cultural center was indeed destroyed in Gaza in August 2018, but a viral meme contains some inaccurate and misleading information about it.

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Viral claim of EVMs being stolen in UP's Chandauli is false  India Today

As counting day approaches, the social media is flooded with claims of EVMs being tampered or changed in various places across India. One such viral video ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:22:00 GMT

The Facts on Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the latest version of his Medicare for All legislation on April 10, with 13 Democratic co-sponsors. Four of them, plus Sanders ...

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

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