A pair of reports from the New York Times and Politico detail a $22 million under-the-radar Pentagon initiative to investigate UFO sightings. Harry Reid, the Defense Department, a hotel billionaire, and Blink-182's lead singer are all tied together in a long and complex effort to investigate UFOs — a wide-ranging push that included a multimillion-dollar…

Other forbidden words include “evidence-based,” “fetus,” “transgender,” and “vulnerable.” The Trump administration has reportedly banned officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using these seven words in budget documents — a move that some are calling downright Orwellian: evidence-based science-based vulnerable entitlement diversity transgender fetus According to the Washington Post's Lena Sun…

In the spectrum of bad apologies for sexual harassment and misconduct, this one seems egregiously awful. There are bad apologies for sexual misconduct, and then there are bad apologies accompanied by a cinnamon roll recipe. Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who stepped away from his restaurants this week after a report detailing his alleged sexual misconduct…

Things like good and bad luck are actually just in our minds. We have a tremendous amount of control over our own realities. It's all a matter of the lens that our brains filter experiences through, and how we use those interpretations to confirm our core beliefs. There is a new method to help reverse…

It preserves the exclusion for graduate tuition waivers. The final draft of the Republican tax bill kills a proposed tax on tuition waivers. It is a big win for grad and PhD students, and higher ed advocates who opposed the measure. House Republicans' tax bill included a provision that would count tuition waived by universities…

Lots of people are justifiably skeptical. But I'm still hoping for the best. Twitter has had a messy 2017, and it certainly isn't enjoying the greatest public relations phase of its history, so I'm inclined to forgive the social media platform for fumbling what should have been the most triumphant moment of its long year:…

Republicans are expected to vote on this bill as soon as Tuesday. The final draft of the Republican tax bill has dropped. After a week of backdoor negotiations to hash out the differences between the House and Senate tax proposals, Republicans have released their final vision for the American tax code: a bill that permanently…

Whoops. A federal court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate, Pennsylvania's attorney general announced on Friday. The decision would stop the new regulations from taking effect nationwide, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. BREAKING: PA wins nationwide injunction blocking @POTUS' contraception order and…