Michelle Aiken

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Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don't

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora:</b><p>There are hundreds of surprising, …

Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple

Grapefruit's bitterness can make it hard to love. Indeed, people often smother it in sugar just to get it down. And yet Americans were once urged to sweeten it with salt.<p>Ad campaigns from the first and second world wars tried to convince us that <i>"Grapefruit Tastes Sweeter With Salt!"</i> as one 1946 ad …

Mortgage rules explained, from credit scores to income requirements

New programs and updated regulations are changing the mortgage game<p>Following the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage lending ground to a halt for all but the most perfect of borrowers, and largely stayed that way until recently. Two years ago, lenders began to ease mortgage standards, and today, it’s …

Home Ownership

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Beyond the pale: White privilege thy name is Donald Trump

<b>Donald Trump (Getty/Scott Olson)</b><p>Donald Trump’s racism, misogyny and consequence-free life make denying the existence of white privilege impossible<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 12, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>White privilege is a concept which describes the unearned social, political, economic, and other advantages …

Newly discovered solar system objects resonate with Neptune

The search for distant solar system objects has found two more small worlds far outside the orbit of Neptune. The new objects are located beyond the …

New type of black hole spotted in the early universe

A bright galaxy in the early universe likely contains a mysterious kind of black hole that had previously existed only in theory, a new study …

An Exhaustive Photo Series of Native American Life

Starting in 1906, photographer Edward Curtis spent decades traveling across America to chronicle Native American populations, publishing 20 volumes …

Time Catches Up With Us All In 'The Heavenly Table'

Donald Ray Pollock's newest novel, <i>The Heavenly Table</i>, is a book about time.<p>It's a book about the Jewett brothers, Cane (the smart one), Cob (the ox) and Chimney (the crazy one), who own two books, a Bible and a dime-store pulp, swollen and falling to pieces, called <i>The Life And Times Of Bloody Bill</i> …

Neutrinos Could Be The Reason Why Antimatter Hasn't Blown Up The Universe

Thanks, neutrinos!<p>Researchers studying the behaviour of electrically neutral particles called neutrinos might have finally found a solution to a …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

Language

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

George Eliot

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

Abigail Fisher’s Supreme Court loss: A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege

<b>Abigail Fisher (AP/Charles Dharapak)</b><p>Abigail Fisher’s anti-affirmative action case rested on assumption that white people deserve priority over others<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>June 23, 2016 6:19pm (UTC)<p>Abigail Fisher, the plaintiff in the latest round of affirmative action cases heard before the Supreme Court, …

This Video Will Teach You How People Made Fried Chicken In The 18th Century

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try and cook contemporary foods in the 17th or 18th centuries? Granted, that’s a super weird thing to spend time thinking about but we don’t like to judge without knowing somebody so your curiosities can remain your own, no side-eye from us. If that …

Cooking

Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

Burial of the dead after the massacre of Wounded Knee, 1891. (Photo: Northwestern Photo Co.)<p><i>This paper, written under the title, “U.S.</i> …

Native Americans

NASA’s Hubble finds universe is expanding faster than expected

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the universe is expanding 5 percent to 9 percent faster than expected.<p>"This …

Journalists blast NY Times for pro-Israel bias and “grotesque” distortion of illegal occupation of Palestine

<b>(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Salon)</b><p>Glenn Greenwald condemned the New York Times’ “cowardice” on Israel, accusing it of “journalistic malfeasance”<p>Ben Norton<p>May 26, 2016 8:10pm (UTC)<p>Advocates for Palestinian human rights, journalists and progressive media watchdogs have long accused the New York Times …

11 Books That Kept Us Up at Night

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>11 Books That Kept Us Up at Night<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Primordial Black Holes Could Solve Dark Matter Mystery

Dark matter is the most common matter in the Universe, accounting for nearly 85% of the total mass of the cosmos. But while we know dark matter is out there, we have no real idea what it is. Lots of ideas have been proposed, such as WIMPs or exotic particles known as axions, but another idea is …

This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

Dark Matter

Could There Be A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature?

Strong and weak nuclear force, electromagnetism, gravity... and maybe something else<p>It's long been accepted by physics that nature has supplied us with four fundamental forces. Gravity holds the planets and galaxies together, and the electromagnetic force holds us and our molecules together. At the …

Physics

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Plant of the Year revealed

For many years it was always the show gardens that hit the headlines at the Chelsea Flower Show but they came with an uneasy question: How relevant are the show gardens to what we can expect to achieve in our own back gardens across the country?<p>When it comes the plants, the story is very different. …

Faintest ever galaxy shows universe 13 billion years ago

The faintest galaxy from the early universe has been discovered by a team of scientists.<p>The galaxy, hidden behind a galaxy cluster known as …

The Mysterious Letter Writer Who Beguiled Flannery O’Connor and Iris Murdoch

In 1974, the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch wrote to her friend Naomi Lebowitz, a professor of English and comparative literature at Washington University, in St. Louis, to ask, “what am I supposed to think about Flannery O’Connor?” The Southern writer had been mentioned, Murdoch told …

Literature

Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later

To be the photographer Edward Curtis meant watching horseriding Navajo pass beneath the cliffs of the Canyon de Chelly in the northeast of Arizona. It meant straddling the line between an earnest ethnographic attempt to chronicle the lives of Native American tribes when they were intensely …

Astronomers discover dark matter galaxy, by accident

Sometimes, a flaw in your magnifying glass can be a good thing; in the case of some new research, it can even reveal invisible dark matter …