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At $100, This Super-Tall Phone Will Be Super Cheap At $100, This Super-Tall Phone Will Be Super Cheap

The biggest trend among smartphones in 2017 was extra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio displays. Samsung and LG got things started back in the spring, and even Apple hopped on the trend earlier this fall with the iPhone X. But if you’re looking for budget handsets with one of those super-tall screens, the best you can do right…

Congress Just Rejected Trump's Plans to Slash the NIH Budget Congress Just Rejected Trump's Plans to Slash the NIH Budget

In what feels like rare good news from Washington, on Sunday night Congress struck a deal to boost funding to the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion over the next five months, effectively rejecting President Trump’s plan to slash the agency’s budget for the current fiscal year.

Trump's Plan to Slash the NIH Budget Won’t Just Hurt Scientists—It Will Hurt Everyone Trump's Plan to Slash the NIH Budget Won’t Just Hurt Scientists—It Will Hurt Everyone

While the Trump Administration’s plan for massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency has caused a veritable national panic, much less discussed has been the proposal to slash the budget of the National Institutes of Health.

Here Are All the Science and Technology Initiatives Trump’s Budget Would Decimate Here Are All the Science and Technology Initiatives Trump’s Budget Would Decimate

As expected, President Trump’s proposed budget is a nightmare for science, the environment, and parts of the technology industry. Welcome to the future, where our long national nightmare may not even have the funds to keep chugging along.

Congress Just Ordered NASA to Get Crackin' on Mars and a Ton of Other Things Congress Just Ordered NASA to Get Crackin' on Mars and a Ton of Other Things

Both the Senate and the House have approved a bill that will send $19.508 billion to NASA and sets some very ambitious directives. All that’s standing between the space agency and getting to work is a presidential sign off.

Trump's Plan to Expand the Military Sucks Trump's Plan to Expand the Military Sucks

Hey America, do you ever think to yourself, “Boy, I sure do wish we spent less money protecting the environment and more on guns and bombs and stuff.” You don’t? Well, Donald Trump does, and he’s got a plan to make it happen. It’s going to cost us, though.

Obama’s Big Moonshot: Save Humanity Obama’s Big Moonshot: Save Humanity

President Obama delivered a budget to Congress today. In the history of US policy, there has never been a more ambitious science-focused document to originate from the White House. This is Obama’s moonshot for Earth.

How To Turn Your Economy Car Into An Off-Road Adventuremobile For Cheap How To Turn Your Economy Car Into An Off-Road Adventuremobile For Cheap

Everyone wants a truck, van or jeep for off-road adventures. But us city types can’t afford to own one, or drive one every day. Don’t worry, the crappy car your mom bought you in college will do just fine—you’ll just have to use a little redneck ingenuity.

Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off Your National Forests Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off Your National Forests

Our public lands — including National Forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas — are arguably our greatest treasure. Well, almost every Republican Senator just voted to sell them to the highest bidder. This is what you can do about it.

Why This Astronaut Thinks NASA Can Save Humanity From Extinction Why This Astronaut Thinks NASA Can Save Humanity From Extinction

Astronaut Daniel T. Barry thinks NASA's mission to Mars is humanity's most important endeavor yet, for reasons including the birth of Captain Kirk. We talked to him about what it's like to explore the Final Frontier.

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget.

How To Make Your Own Tent Footprint For $25 How To Make Your Own Tent Footprint For $25

Footprints help extend the life of your tent by protecting its floor. But, they're inexplicably expensive. You can slash that price by half or more if your make your own from Tyvek. Here's how.

​All The Camping Gear You'll Ever Need For Under $100 ​All The Camping Gear You'll Ever Need For Under $100

Camping is cheap, but get serious, and the camping gear is not. It's actually totally possible to stay warm, dry and comfortable in the outdoors for virtually no money, you'll just have to sacrifice some weight and convenience. Here's how.

Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you're still mourning Brazil's catastrophic loss to Germany, but the rest of the world has moved on—to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it's going to be very, very expensive. Like $11,500 per seat expensive.

How Cuts in the Pentagon Science Budget Will Hurt Basic Research How Cuts in the Pentagon Science Budget Will Hurt Basic Research

Despite military downsizing, the White House has previously shielded science research at the Department of Defense from budget cuts. But this year, the administration requested a 6.9% reduction. That has universities worried since they receive 10% of their federal research funding from the Pentagon.

Is NASA Spoiled by Success? Is NASA Spoiled by Success?

The down-side of the robotic explorers that keep working far longer than anticipated is that they also make demands on the budget for longer than anticipated. While Mars Opportunity and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter still function, they aren't in the 2014 budget.

Weather satellite update

With the successful launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite in February, we're one step closer to a tasty new data stream on rain and snow around the world.

​Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still a Cheap Phone ​Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still a Cheap Phone

Cheap smartphones—we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones—are terrible. They're tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they're slower than your grandma, and they feel like they're held together by Scotch tape. The $180 (off-contract!) Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings,…

If you're a recent college graduate, you need to read this If you're a recent college graduate, you need to read this

If you just got out of college and have started a new job, you must read this guide on how to create your first budget in the real world. It will save you a lot of angst and headaches down the line.

Why the Government Must Spend More Money On NASA Why the Government Must Spend More Money On NASA

Let's speak about this one more time because, now that the new Federal budget is coming up, we need to. The government should, must, dedicate a lot more money to NASA. And there's no way around it.

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