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Single-atom transistor busts the records

PARIS — Researchers in Australia said on Sunday they had made with pinpoint accuracy a working transistor consisting of a single atom, marking a major stride towards next-generation computing. The device comprises a single phosphorus atom, etched into a silicon bed, with “gates” to control electrical flow and metallic contacts…

UN inspector hopes for ‘concrete results’ from Iran trip

VIENNA — The chief UN nuclear inspector on Sunday expressed hope that “concrete results” would emerge from his two-day visit to Iran, but cautioned that progress “may take a while.” “We hope to have a couple of good and constructive days in Tehran,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief inspector Herman…

Bachmann: The GOP ‘is extremely pro-woman’

Despite Republicans hosting an all male panel this week in a House hearing on the White House contraception decision, Rep. Michele Bachmann felt Sunday morning her party was unquestionably in support of women’s rights. Bachmann appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and was asked by host Candy Crowley if…

Student attacked for writing pro-marriage equality opinion piece

Students at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts have organized a rally for a young woman who was attacked for writing an opinion piece in support of marriage equality for same sex couples, according to the Boston Herald. “There was never an ounce of equality or respect in mind when the…

Santorum: Obama ‘a Christian,’ but theology not ‘based on the Bible’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday denied that he was not questioning President Barack Obama’s faith in Christianity when he said the president’s theology was not “based on the Bible.” At a tea party rally in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, the candidate had said Obama’s agenda was “about some…

Ron Paul warns U.S. ‘slipping into a fascist system’

During a campaign speech at Kansas City’s Union Station on Saturday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul warned that the United States was “slipping into a fascist system,” according to the Associated Press. The White House hopeful said the country had been on the wrong course ever since President Woodrow Wilson, who…

Ron Paul: Santorum is ‘pretending he’s a conservative’

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is not a believer in new GOP presidential frontrunner Rick Santorum being a true conservative, expressing his usually frank opinion Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union. The Texas congressman strongly doubted Santorum could defeat President Barack Obama in the general election, saying “I don’t…

Gingrich: ‘You can’t put a gun rack on a Volt’

With unemployment and the economy improving, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has turned to attacking President Barack Obama on the price of gas. At a campaign event in Suwanee, Georgia, the former House Speaker told supporters that he would bring back cheaper gas because “you can’t put a gun rack…

Gary Johnson decries domestic drones: ‘Big Brother is alive and well’

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday blasted Congress for making the United States a “wide-open playground for government snooping.” Congress passed and Obama signed into law legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through 2015. But the legislation also included provisions that would make it easier for law enforcement…

ESPN apologizes for racial slur headline on Jeremy Lin

Sports network giant ESPN apologized Saturday morning for using a racial slur to describe new basketball sensation Jeremy Lin on its mobile website. ESPN ran the headline “Chink in the Armor” after Lin suffered his first defeat as a starter Friday evening when his team, the New York Knicks, lost…

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