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New Internet tech transmits data at 26 terabytes per second

In a dramatic breakthrough, scientists have learned how to use optical fiber to transmit data over a single laser at speeds that dwarf even today’s fastest Internet connections. Using techniques called “fast Fourier transform” and “orthogonal frequency division multiplexing,” scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany were able to stitch…

Immigrants assimilate to American culture by eating junk food

WASHINGTON — Immigrants to the United States often ditch their ethnic diets for high-calorie American fare, partly because it is cheap and easy to find but also as a way to fit in, a new study shows. Immigrants who eat American are consuming, on average, 182 extra calories and seven…

Principal defends inviting BP and NOAA to educate her students about oil spill

Eyebrows were raised recently over reports that BP and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration have begun on-site outreach to local Louisiana schools in order to “dispel myths” about dispersants, subsurface oil and seafood safety in the wake of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally printed…

Oliver North: After gays allowed into military, pedophiles will follow

DADT repeal a ‘radical social experiment’ Oliver North, the former Marine implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal and current Fox News host, says allowing gays to serve openly in the military will lead to same-sex marriages in the military and the admission of pedophiles to the armed forces. In an interview…

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