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10 Key Psychological Concepts Many People Just Don’t Get

Source: stockfour/Shutterstock<p>Here’s an interesting thing about psychology: For the most part, everyone, regardless of their educational background, …

Psychology

Joe Arpaio: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama's birth certificate a "phony document" in an interview on CNN.<p>"No doubt about it, we have the evidence, I'm not going to go into all the details, yeah, it's a phony document," Arpaio said on …

Donald Trump

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

Archaeology

Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A buoyant President Donald Trump reemerged into public for the first time in more than a week on Friday, offering few signs of the malaise that has gripped his administration since the hasty dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.<p>"It's such an honor to be here," Trump declared to …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Russia

ISIS Ends Its Separate Peace With Turkey

The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.<p>Ever since New Year’s Day, when a gunman killed at least 39 partiers at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, watchers of the Islamic State have engaged in a familiar, morbid countdown. How long until the Islamic State …

Extremism

The Many Armies of Iraq: If ISIS Goes, Do They Turn on Each Other?

Officially, the Shiite militias are under presidential control, the Iranian clients are behaving themselves, the Sunnis and Kurds are being …

An ancient Chinese principle can help you get comfortable with doing less—and make you happier, too

A lot of New Year’s resolutions are aimed at springing into action—whether the goal is losing weight, finding love or moving to a new city. But my main priority now is learning to be still. And the Chinese concept of <i>wu wei—</i>strategic non-action—has helped me do just that.<p>The Tao Te Ching, written in …

Taoism

Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Donald Kagan, this introductory course in Greek history traces "the development of Greek civilization as manifested in …

First Amendment Defense Act would be 'devastating' for LGBTQ Americans

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed …

LGBTQI

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible - ExtremeTech

FCC Republicans confirm they’ll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible<p>By on December 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

A new poll shows 52% of Republicans actually think Trump won the popular vote

Amid the speculation on whether the electoral college will refuse to make Donald Trump president, many Trump opponents are pinning their hopes on one glaring fact: Hillary Clinton’s sizable win in the popular vote.<p>Clinton’s lead now exceeds 2.8 million votes (more than 2.1 percent of the total …

Polling

Donald Trump accuses China of 'unpresidented' act over US navy drone

President-elect makes spelling error in belligerent early morning tweet China says ‘hyping up’ of issue is not helpful but agrees return of vehicle<p>President-elect Donald Trump has risked further inflaming US relations with China, after he used Twitter on Saturday to accuse China of an …

Donald Trump

Security News This Week: Hey, Remember That Time Hackers Breached a Billion Yahoo Accounts?

Author: Brian Barrett. Brian Barrett Security<p>Date of Publication: 12.17.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Good news, bad news. A security firm …

McGill Neurology will no longer patent researchers' findings, instead everything will be open access

The Neurological Institute at Montreal's McGill University is host to the "Tanenbaum Open Science Institute," endowed by a $20M contribution; since …

Clinical Trials

Apple's software has been anything but 'magical' lately

There was a time when I could blindly update my Apple devices and trust that the update wouldn't break it, remove a core function, or make me feel …

We can't tell if Elon Musk is joking about his next 'boring' company

Elon Musk

Verlinde’s new theory of gravity passes first test

A team led by astronomer Margot Brouwer (Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands) has tested the new theory of theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde …

Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales

Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of data, it seems AI’s time has come.<p>Its first foray in business has been …

Artificial Intelligence

What's the Real Potential of Fusion Energy?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. This article was originally published at The Conversation. The</i> …

Sweden is so damn good at recycling, it ran out of trash

Sweden, a nation with a long history of green leadership, gets a significant portion of its energy from burning household waste.<p>But a self-described …

Sustainability

Before he was president, George Washington tried to drain an actual swamp

Reading a biography of George Washington one month shy of a Donald Trump presidency is rife with delicious ironies. In addition to his grace and military prowess, America’s first president was known for confining his stronger opinions to private letters rather than public outbursts, for his love of …

Donald Trump

Unarmed 73-Year-Old California Man Killed by Police Was Shot 5 Times: Autopsy

Five bullets struck a 73-year-old California man, killing him, during a fatal encounter with police earlier this week, authorities said.<p>Francisco …

Crime

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. “Moral as well as legal obligations will be fulfilled …

Ethics

Risky behavior declines with age, and gray matter may explain why

Older folks tend not to engage as much in risky behavior as teenagers and young adults do. You might call that wisdom or learned experience. But this also may be a result of older brains having less gray matter in a certain spot, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that adults who were less …

The Brain

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

Autism

We all know Pope Francis is part dinosaur, but did you know he's also magic?