Angela Di Mino Parker

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How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

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How's Your Italian?

If you weren't watching the ongoing emerging market drama this week, you were watching Italy, where the <i>least</i> market-friendly political outcome was …

Here’s Why Almost Everyone Thinks They Are Part of the Middle Class

If you ask a random man on the street—”Do you think you are the middle class?”—regardless of the person’s actual socio-economic status, the answer is …

California expected to mandate solar panels for new homes

California is expected next week to mandate that most newly constructed homes include solar panels starting in 2020.<p>The California Energy Commission will vote on the new solar energy standard Wednesday, Southern California News Group reported.<p>“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy …

11 Adorable Freaks of Nature You Must See to Believe

1. Ankole-Watusi<p>via wikicommons<p>Look at the horns on this thing! They're way too big for the body of any cow that isn't a steed on some kind of …

Lava pours from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in mesmerising timelapse video

This timelapse video shows lava pouring out of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.<p>It was filmed after an eruption on Monday following a period of …

How 23andMe Is Changing People's Lives

<i>By: Madison Alworth</i><p>Jill Steinberg credits 23andMe with saving her life.<p>The mom of two decided eight years ago to take the ancestry and health tests …

This Hummingbird's Tail Whistles, and No One's Sure Why

When the male birds perform their death-defying mating rituals, their feathers sing. But the obvious explanation doesn't make sense.<p>In early spring, people walking through the deserts of California might be able to hear a high-pitched whistle. That noise comes from a male Costa’s hummingbird, but …

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to start testing smart-city features in Toronto this summer

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Alphabet’s urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020, and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer, its chief executive told Reuters.<p>This is the first time a timeline has been publicly …

Geoffrey Rush Is “Virtually Housebound” And His Career Is “Irreparably Damaged” Oz Court Told In Defamation Case

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush is “virtually housebound” and believes his career has been “irreparably damaged” following the publication of an …

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Can An Earthquake Happen Near You? Find Out Here

Do you live on a fault line or near one? Find out with this interactive map released by the California Geological Survey.<p>CALIFORNIA -- Are you …

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Meet the disrupted: A photo essay of 2 American towns

I grew up in the kind of American small town that wraps its kids in kindness and surrounds the grownups in neighborly congeniality, a town where everyone knew everybody and everybody’s business. Mine was a town built on coke, the coal by-product used in the blast furnaces of the steel mills down …

Exquisite Obsidian Tools Reveal an Unexpectedly Modern Ancient Human Clan

Innovation "distinguished our lineage from other early humans."<p>About 320,000 ago, life for ancient humans living in Kenya’s Olorgesailie Basin was …

Anthropology

Reese Witherspoon’s cheeky cleaning habit doubles as *just* the confidence booster you need

One thing’s for sure: Reese Witherspoon isn’t letting <i>anyone</i> walk all over her. And yes, the includes her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los …

Can trees grow in space?

Trees can grow in orbit, but good luck finding a pot big enough on the Space Station…<p>Experiments on the ISS have shown that young spruce tree …

The Man Behind The Watch

The race to space during the 1950s and ‘60s between Russia and the United States, created a period of technological advancement like no other. What …

Here's your first sweet teaser for the new TV sequel to 'The Karate Kid'

It's been a solid 34 years since Daniel and Johnny faced off against each other at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, but now it looks like history is …

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

Zimbabwe to issue 99-year leases to remaining white farmers

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's remaining white farmers will now get 99-year land leases according to a new government policy that marks a …

Lost NASA satellite wakes up after being declared ‘dead’ 13 years ago

NASA has had a pretty great string of luck when it comes to spacecraft reliability as of late. The Cassini probe around Saturn proved to be so …

How We Nearly Missed One Of The Largest Volcanic Eruptions Of The Century

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow, lots of stuff to talk about this hour. A bit later. We’ll evaluate the science behind sleep …

Watch a rocket booster nearly destroy a Chinese village when it falls to Earth and explodes

We’ve discussed space a great deal this week, and the skyscraper-sized asteroid that will soon buzz by Earth was of particular interest. Thankfully, …

Voldemort: Origins of the Heir review: a fun-free Harry Potter fan film lifted by magical effects

In 1993, my friend Ben and I wrote Friends: The Play. It was six pages long, and, due to the absence of coffee shops in both our 10-year-old lives and Nineties south London, featured the immortal line, “Anyone want a warm drink?” Crikey, but fan tributes have come a long way since.<p>Tryangle …

‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ Returns to Make America Fabulous Again

The Fab Five are back and ready to use their exceptional makeover skills to help turn “the red states pink.”<p>Netflix is bringing back one of TV’s most …