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Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Physics

The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

Last weekend, when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest, it was clear that almost exclusively white, young males comprised the so-called alt-right movement — there were women, but very few.<p>So where were the white women who weren't out protesting in the streets?<p>For the most …

Feminism

Google employee who wrote sexist manifesto identified

We now reportedly know the identity of the Google software engineer who authored the anti-diversity "manifesto" that went viral inside of the company.<p>…

Tech Industry

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

Nuclear Energy

Watch Trump's terrifying speech to cops encouraging more police brutality

“Don't be too nice” to “thugs,” said the President.<p>Yep. In a speech to police in New York today, Donald Trump said it's okay for officers to …

See every notable trailer from every notable panel at San Diego Comic-Con

They’re all in one place<p>Trailers! Sizzle reels! Sneak peeks! Now this is what Comic-Con is all about.<p>Unfortunately, we only got a meager three trailers from Hollywood’s biggest superhero properties. Luckily, however, San Diego Comic-Con has become more than just Marvel and DC. This year included …

You can now fly a toy drone with just hand gestures

The Aura quadcopter ditches a traditional stick controller or smartphone for a glove that lets you fly with a wave of your hand.<p>Toy drones continue to get smarter and more stable. Their controllers, on the other hand, remain a mess of sticks, buttons and switches that take a lot of practice to …

Plans for first UK commercial spaceflight to take off by 2020 announced by government

Spaceflight from UK could begin in just a few years as MPs draw up legislation.<p>The government is to announce plans which could pave the way for the …

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …

Neurophilosophy

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Autism

This is how talking to a therapist actually changes your brain

Most people who’ve gone to therapy will tell you it’s a godsend, but a new study showing physical improvements to the brain after seeing a therapist …

Mental Health

Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem

Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and …

Are mysterious Mariana Trench sounds a new whale song?

Scientists have picked up a "crazy," complex call from the depths of the Mariana Trench. Although the mysterious sounds haven't been attributed to an …

Sen. Mitch McConnell needs to answer for his role covering up Russian election attacks

If you're just joining us after a brief holiday in a local cave, the blockbuster news this weekend has been not just that US intelligence believes …

'I Finally Found You': Strangers Help Woman Track Down Long-Lost Photo Of Boyfriend Who Died in Oakland Fire

A woman who lost her boyfriend in Oakland’s tragic Ghost Ship fire has been reunited with a long-lost photo of the two on a trip to New York City, …

Track Down

High School Teacher & Holocaust Expert Suspended for Drawing Parallels Between Trump & Hitler’s Rhetoric

Frank Navarro has taught history at Mountain View High School for 40 years. He's an expert on the Holocaust, having been named a Mandel Fellow for …

10 Tech Products To Get Psyched About In 2017

While the election this week introduced new unrest (on more sides than one), please try to remember that even in times of uncertainty and change, …

Customer Service

How School Crushes the Child's Natural Love of Learning | Laura Grace Weldon

When you pick up an orange you feel its texture and weight in your hand. You breathe in scent emitted by the brightly colored rind. If you’re hungry, …

A Syrian Refugee in the US Wants Americans to Understand Their Country's Vetting Process

<i>This story by Jason Margolis originally appeared on PRI.org on October 20, 2016. It is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement.</i>Asmaa …

This Is What the Future Will Look Like

<i>What technological developments will have the greatest impact on our future? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Kevin Kelly, senior maverick and co-founder at Wired, on Quora.</b><p>"What …

Watch: Baby elephant rushes to rescue 'drowning' human friend

Not all heroes wear capes, but some do have trunks.<p>Staff from the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand have captured a heartwarming display of the …

Elise

‘13th’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Searing Documentary Exposes Glaring Loophole In The Constitution

The words of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were supposed to guarantee that slavery and involuntary servitude effectively were outlawed …

Black History

Subatomic Particles, Part 4: Gauge Bosons, the Glue That Holds the Universe Together

Have you ever wondered how a magnet “knows” to stick to a refrigerator? If you hold a magnet sufficiently close, it will actually jump out of your …

A Silent Epidemic

Our public schools are struggling<br>to handle millions of students<br>with mental health problems.<br>Here’s why.<p>Sept. 7, 2016<p>Go<p>There are more than 50 million public school students in the U.S.<p>Source: 2013 CDC report on children’s mental health<p>As many as 1 in 5 shows signs of a mental health disorder.<p>A mental …

Mental Health

Atheist millennials are finding spirituality on the therapist’s couch instead of the church pew

“I like your generation, but I worry about you,” my psychiatrist told me last year. “You’re very atheistic and agnostic, so I worry about what’s grounding you without a sense of spirituality.”<p>As a millennial evangelical-turned-atheist, I took this concern seriously. But I also had a ready response. …

Our IQs have never been higher – but it hasn’t made us smart

We tend to assume that our intelligence is simply a matter of nature and nurture – but as the celebrated psychologist James Flynn explains to BBC Future, many other factors can stunt or boost your IQ, right down to the person you choose to marry.<p>James Flynn is worried about leaving the world to …

Senate's odd couple: Boxer, Inhofe forge unlikely alliance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oddest of Senate odd couples — California Democrat Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe — have accomplished something highly unusual in this bitter election year: significant, bipartisan legislation on the environment that has become law.<p>Boxer, a staunch liberal, …