Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., shown on Capitol Hill on April 23, voted against a bill expanding background checks on gun sales, which has upset some of his constituents.
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Caren Teves (right), whose son was killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, speaks as she holds up a letter from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., during a rally outside Flake's Phoenix office April 19, just days after the gun vote.
As you may know already, we're making a t-shirt that tells the story of its own creation. To do this, we were planning to put a little QR code and a url on the back of the shirt.
A QR code looks like the little square on the left over there. You scan it with your smartphone, and it takes you directly to a url — in the case of our t-shirt, it will take you to the story of our t-shirt.
You might never tell by her youth or her warm and approachable demeanor, but 26-year-old Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has already had an extraordinary career. Mentored by Yehudi Menuhin starting at age 10, Benedetti won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award a decade ago — and, really, that was just a warm-up.
The Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a vote of 69 to 27, The Associated Press reports.
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The Senate is expected to approve a measure on Monday that would end tax-free shopping for online purchases, a move that concerns many e-retailers but has the support of the states that stand to collect billions in previously lost revenues.
You know you've made the big time when Saturday Night Live parodies your product. On last weekend's show, Fred Armisen demonstrated Google Glass, the all-the-rage wearable computer the tech giant has been testing with the help of volunteers. Let's just say that Armisen, as Weekend Update tech correspondent Randall Meeks, finds a few flaws in the device.
Watch the video. (And maybe plan on adding a neck brace to your future Google Glass purchase order).
Last month, psychologist Jamil Zaki from Stanford University launched The People's Science (TPS), a forum dedicated to bridging the gap between scientists and the public.
"I've been a big proponent of science communication for a long time," Zaki told me in an email. He was motivated to start the site in part because there's no "middle ground" between doing a lot of science communication (like a science writer) and doing none at all (like most scientists). Zaki explained: