Replaying the tape of life: Is it possible?

How predictable is evolution? The answer has long been debated by biologists grappling with the extent to which history affects the repeatability of evolution. A review published in the Nov. 9 issue of Science explores the complexity of evolution's predictability in extraordinary detail. In it, researchers at Kenyon College, Michigan State University and Washington University… Read More

Jeff Flake announces plan to vote on special counsel protection legislation

Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday announced his intention to “ask for unanimous consent” to vote on a bill pertaining to special counsels in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. (REUTERS)Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday announced his intention to “ask for unanimous consent” to vote on legislation that would "protect" Special Counsel… Read More

Rubio warns of Dem lawyers 'descending on Florida' to 'try and steal' key statewide races

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday charged that two Democrat-controlled counties in the state, in possible violation of election law, have been reporting a "slow drip" of tens of thousands of additional ballots favorable to several Democratic candidates for statewide office, including incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson.Liberal lawyers, Rubio said in an extraordinary series of tweets that… Read More

Fed leaves key rate unchanged but signals future 'gradual increases' to prolong economic expansion

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