It's Newt Time: Gingrich Emerges as the New GOP Alternative to Romney
The political courtship ritual some have called "speed-dating" has featured a revolving door of Republican alternatives to Mitt Romney: Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain. With a sexual harassment scandal now seemingly taking its toll on Cain's standing in the polls, Newt Gingrich has surged to the top. In fact, a recent national CNN survey finds Gingrich and Romney in a virtual tie.
So it's Gingrich's time in the sun, and Big Think gives the the candidate some have dubbed "the big thinker" his equal time. In the video below, Gingrich tells Big Think how Americans need to change their fiscal habits, and the implications of being in massive debt to foreign countries.
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
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