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‘One-minute Physics’ lesson: How are neutrinos measured?

In a minute-long video published Tuesday, New Scientist contributor Henry Reich gives viewers a brief physics lesson, explaining just how complicated it is to measure the speed of a neutrino, which scientists claimed to have captured traveling faster than the speed of light. That’s a big claim — it may…

Could RuPaul replace the Fox hosts as the Republican debate moderator?

That’s the question posed by BuzzFeed editor Dorsey Shaw in the video below. On the one hand, RuPaul told Raw Story last weekend that he’s “not a political person” by nature; on the other hand, he proved himself quite adept at answering the policy questions posed by Yahoo’s Chris Moody…

Heckler askes Romney: ‘Are you going to fire the baby?’

A day after his ‘I like being able to fire people’ line exploded, Mitt Romney was placed in an awkward moment Tuesday morning in New Hampshire. As the GOP frontrunner held up a baby, one individual was inspired to ask him a question. “Are you going to fire the baby?”…

Perry calls Romney, Bain Capital ‘vultures’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry asserted on Tuesday that both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the firm he founded, were “vultures” for preying on distressed companies. During a town hall event in Fort Mill, S.C, the Texas governor amplified an attack on Romney that’s being made by…

Girl unfazed by close encounter with lion

A 3-year-old girl at a New Zealand zoo recently displayed the type of calmness some adults could only dream of having. In a video published online, Sofia Walker seemed unaffected when a lion tried to attack her through its safety glass, producing stunning footage. Zoo officials say that despite the…

Maddow forced to literally chase GOP candidates for birth control answers

In a segment Monday night, liberal MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow found herself literally chasing down Republican candidates in New Hampshire, but making little headway — except, that is, with Rick Santorum. Maddow was able to catch up with the former Senator from Pennsylvania in her hotel, while he participated…

GOP debates leave Colbert ‘more wasted than a donation to Huntsman’

In contrast to Jon Stewart’s exhaustion, Stephen Colbert seemed more than excited with the back-to-back Republican debates in New Hampshire over the past weekend. The Colbert Report host said Monday evening that he actually prepared a special drinking game for the debates — but with two debates happening one after…

Gingrich: ‘Occupy’ protesters ‘blocking’ my free speech

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday complained that Occupy Wall Street protesters were “blocking” his right to free speech. The former House Speaker told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had canceled an event at his campaign headquarters, where protesters were waiting outside the front and back entrances.…

Carpentier: Attack on Romney’s Bain record too early to help Obama

A film being released by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC that attacks Mitt Romney’s record of destroying jobs could actually end up also hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election chances, according to Raw Story’s executive editor. Megan Carpentier told Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that the film “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,”…

Stewart to GOP: ‘How is Romney kicking your asses?’

Fatigued by two more debates this past weekend, Jon Stewart continued his animated criticism of the GOP presidential field Monday night. “It’s like the Republican primary has become a telethon for electoral dystrophy,” The Daily Show host said. “This is their 14th and 15th debate. They’re out of things to…

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