“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” brings back beloved characters and record ticket sales


The latest installment in the popular “Star Wars” franchise brought in more than $1 billion in ticket sales over the Christmas holiday weekend— the fastest to do so in movie history. Continue reading


SpaceX’s successful rocket landing marks new chapter for space exploration


Space exploration company Space X successfully launched and landed a rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Monday, opening up the possibility of reusable rockets for the first time in history.
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Consumer advocate Ralph Nader poses in front of a Chevrolet Corvair in The American Museum of Tort Law, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Winsted, Conn. The museum, which opens Saturday, has been developed by the consumer advocate and two-time presidential candidate as a kind of ode to the jury system. Nader featured the Corvair in his 1965 book on the auto industry’s safety record, “Unsafe at Any Speed”. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

How Ralph Nader defined consumer rights


A new museum highlights some of the nation’s most famous lawsuits which scored victories against tobacco and car companies that tried to hide deadly safety defects in their products. Continue reading

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appears on television screens in the media work-room during the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire December 19, 2015.      REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1ZF8F

Democrats square off in third presidential debate


Both domestic and foreign affairs played a role in the Democrat’s last presidential debate of 2015. Continue reading

Black Violin perform at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR3CNYZ

Black Violin breaks down music stereotypes


Two former high school orchestra nerds use their love of Bach and Beethoven to break down stereotypes by reimagining classical music and connecting with new audiences.
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