Arielle Burris

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Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened by a loss of biodiversity<p>Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a …

Were dinosaurs all at sea?

Myths persist that large dinosaurs lived neck-deep in water, but while this is not true, they were not averse to taking a dip<p>In the early days of palaeontology, the dinosaurs were a clear anomaly compared to other known animals (both alive and extinct). Just how could such huge creatures have found …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Engineering

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Listen to Hillary Clinton Laugh While Talking About Getting a Suspected Child Rapist Off the Hook

In 1975, a young lawyer named Hillary Rodham aggressively defended a hard-drinking, indigent client against the charge that he had raped a 12-year-old girl.<p>Now, a tape unearthed by the Washington Free Beacon shows that Clinton likely thought her client was guilty as she reminisced about how she got …

U.S. Sends 170 Military Personnel to Iraq, With More Possible

The U.S. has sent 170 military personnel to Iraq to shore up security for Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, defense officials said Monday — and a hundred more could be on the way.<p>President Barack Obama formally notified Congress of the assignment in a letter under the War Powers Act on …

National Security

The trigger warning we need: “College is a scam meant to perpetuate the 1 percent”

The trigger warning we need: “Borrowing to attend an American college may be hazardous to your dreams”<p>Is there a greater gift to the hack editorialist than the American university and its taste for sensitivity and euphemism? I doubt it. What wonderful opportunities it presents to wax indignant: …

Timeline to 'Retribution': Isla Vista attacks planned over years

The Isla Vista killer wrote in his "twisted world" journal that when his "life took a very dark turn" at 17, he began fantasizing about punishing "all of the popular kids and young couples for the crime of having a better life than me."<p>Elliot Rodger, 22, stabbed to death three people in his …

U.S. Deploys Troops in Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The U.S. has deployed 80 American troops to Chad to assist in the search for more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant group Boko …

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Last week, scientists warned that a massive chunk of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet will eventually drift into the sea and melt, raising sea levels at least 10 feet higher than previous predictions.<p>Even before the announcement, scientists at the nonprofit research organization Climate Central …

Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?

Robin Reath was getting a routine checkup recently when her doctor brought up something new about cervical cancer screening.<p>"We might be doing something a little bit different than what we've been doing in the past when we've screened you," said Dr. Andrea Singer, an internist at the MedStar …

Virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

Benefits of scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers<p>Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.<p>Several groups of …

Do Solar Winds Whip Up Lightning Storms On Earth?

Thousands of people are struck by lightning every year, but scientists are only now coming closer to answers about why it strikes. Previous theories have suggested that lightning on Earth is triggered by cosmic rays from space, but new evidence has shown that the weaker energy particles from the …

Best Space Pictures: Blood Moon, Auroras, and Rover Tracks

A Martian rover makes tracks and the moon turns blood red in this week's best space pictures.<p>The night sky presides over a cherry tree in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on April 12.<p>The mayor of Tokyo presented 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912 as a sign of friendship between Japan and …

6 Warning Signs That a Scientific Study is Bogus

The power of peer review, correlation vs. causation, and more ways to tell that a study isn't what it appears to be.<p><b>Was the Paper Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal?</b><p>"If it wasn't, you have no reason to trust it," says Ivan Oransky, former executive editor at Reuters and cofounder of the blog …

The Ryan Budget, Coming To A Campaign Near You

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find plenty to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's new plan.<p>For conservatives, there's the promise of a balanced budget by 2024; a repeal of Obamacare; cuts and structural changes to Medicaid totaling $732 billion in savings; a …

Wu-Tang Clan Selling One Copy of Secret Double LP

The music world is already squirming with anticipation over Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming LP, <i>A Better Tomorrow</i>, but it turns out the New York hip-hop …

Rap & Hip-Hop