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The historically low birthrate, explained in 3 charts

US women are having fewer and fewer babies. In some ways, it’s a sign of progress.<p>American women are having so few babies these days that the fertility rate has hit a historic low, according to stunning provisional data just published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The number of …

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380

Just how masterfully Tammie Jo Shults, the pilot of the badly crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, handled the problem of an engine exploding at …

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

What the Men Didn't Say

At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, not one male award winner used their platform to mention the biggest story of the night.<p>The women of the 2018 Golden Globes collectively (almost) wore black. On the red carpet, many of them brought as their dates not husbands and partners, but activists for gender …

Here's the Full Transcript of Oprah's Inspirational Golden Globes Speech

She received the annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.<p>Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes' annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night's ceremony. She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who …

We tracked scientific discoveries from five years ago to see if they held up

When scientists announce they’ve made a breakthrough, they usually promise we’ll see the full effects of those discoveries—anything from a better understanding of how the universe works to a drug ready for use in patients—in about five years. As 2017 comes to a close, we decided to follow up on …

In the heart of Trump Country, his base's faith is unshaken

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The regulars amble in before dawn and claim their usual table, the one next to an old box television playing the news on mute.<p>Steven Whitt fires up the coffee pot and flips on the fluorescent sign in the window of the Frosty Freeze, his diner that looks and sounds and smells …

Natural Gas

Two years ago, he clung to life, fighting a mystery illness. Now he could win Olympic gold.

By Adam Kilgore<p>Adam Kilgore<p>Reporter covering national sports<p>Email Bio Follow<p>PARK CITY, Utah — During the 10 days he spent near death, Torin Yater-Wallace had recurring dreams he still cannot explain. In one, he flew to 10 different states, strapped to a gurney with doctors fluttering around him and …

Salt Lake City

Dark Energy Theories Demolished: Neutron Star Collision Wipes Out Scientists' Understanding of Mysterious Force

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent …

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

<b>The American space agency's New Horizons mission has struck gold again.</b><p>After its astonishing flyby of Pluto in 2015, scientists have just discovered that the probe's next target is not one object but very likely two.<p>Earth-based observations suggest the small icy world, referred to simply as MU69, …

Solar System

“Spiritual but not religious”: inside America's rapidly growing faith group

A new poll finds almost one in five Americans is spiritual but not religious.<p>Ava Lee Scott, an actress and theater-maker in New York, doesn’t practice an organized religion. Raised in both Catholic and Jewish traditions, Scott’s own spiritual life is far more eclectic. She studies ancient …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Los Angeles

Parish Episcopal School

Although he's new to Parish Episcopal School, Chris Bertha is already making his mark as Head of Upper School. Meet Chris Bertha.

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Fake News

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

Thought Experiment<p>On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled skies eerily clear. The “great refusal,” as it is sometimes …

Medical Journals

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Anti-cancer breakthrough CICD can eradicate tumours, researchers say

Scientists say the newly discovered method of killing cancer cells may yield a much more effective treatment for the disease.<p>A newly discovered …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 12 Things in Common

<i>This story originally appeared on businessinsider.com.</i><p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome …

Harvard Business School

What parents need to know about plagiarism

By Sandra Miller<p>In the final week of teaching a college writing class this past semester, I failed two students for plagiarism. Neither was doing well in the class, but they were going to scrape by with D’s and be done with the required freshman course. That’s when they made the very poor decision …

AI Is Making It Extremely Easy for Students to Cheat

<b>Denise Garcia knows that her students</b> sometimes cheat, but the situation she unearthed in February seemed different. A math teacher in West Hartford, …

Here's why huge sinkholes open up in the ground out of nowhere

Sinkholes seemingly come out of nowhere, swallowing everything in their path, and generally looking like the apocalypse. But there is some pretty simple science to explain them.<p><i>Brad Streicher contributed to an earlier version of this video.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook</b>

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Particles

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

If We Want to Teach Children to Think . . .

The title of this week’s post was inspired by Bertrand Russell, who wrote,When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them …

Teaching

How Sleeping And Education Can Be Linked To Dementia

Sleeping more than nine hours a night and not finishing high school are two major signs to look for when it comes to determining dementia risk in …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Neutron Stars