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U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

Military

ISIS Is Torturing, Enslaving, And Murdering Women At A "Staggering" Rate, U.N. Official Says

"They are institutionalizing sexual violence," said Zainab Hawa Bangura, U.N. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.<p>The U.N's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict this week spoke with <i>Middle East Eye</i> about her recent tour of refugee camps across the region, where she …

United Nations

Memory in the Flesh: Can memories survive outside the brain?

Memory in the fleshA radical 1950s scientist suggested memories could survive outside the brain — and he may have been right<p>By Arielle Duhaime-Ross<p><b>The bomb was the</b> size of a shoebox. The brown paper packaging that enveloped it was standard for US mail at the time, and its contents provided no …

The Brain

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood by Irving Finkel – review

As Scott Franklin, producer of the forthcoming Russell Crowe epic <i>Noah</i>, has correctly pointed out, the story of the flood "is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps". Unsurprisingly then, people have always been keen to fill them in. The rabbis laid claim to secret information that …

Can we take something positive from the Facebook furore?

Between the high-profile cases of fraud and bitter arguments about replication, psychology has had a bit of a rough ride over the past few years. What the discipline didn’t really need was another public fiasco highlighting questionable research practices. Unfortunately, a study published in PNAS …

Violent video games can actually increase a player's moral awareness

Go ahead and play Grand Theft Auto V, where you can run over anyone with a car. Shoot it out in Call of Duty to your heart’s content. And make those tough decisions in games like The Last of Us and Watch Dogs about whether to pull the trigger or not. None of it is going to make you more violent, …

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One: the console war that turned into a love story

The new era began at 2pm on 15 November 2013; the day that PlayStation 4 arrived in North America. A message went out from the official Xbox Twitter account. It read: "congratulations on your launch Sony." A little later, official Xbox spokesman Larry Hyrb tweeted Sony Worldwide Studios chief …

Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Neanderthals clubbed their way to the top of an ancient food chain, slaying caribou and mammoths. But a peek inside their prehistoric poop reveals that the meat-loving early humans may have also enjoyed some salad on the side.<p>Researchers excavating a site in southern Spain where Neanderthals lived …

Lofoten

The sky reflected in the water, in northern Norway.<p>Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district inside the Arctic Circle in northern …

New moon is April 15-16

New moon is April 16 at 01:57 UTC … the evening of April 15 for the Americas. Especially in North America, you might see an extremely young moon, …

‘Time Capsule to Mars’ Kicks Off $25 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

A student-led project called Time Capsule to Mars kicked off a $25 million crowdfunding campaign on Monday, with the aim of sending 4-inch-wide probes to the Red Planet.<p>For 99 cents, supporters can upload a photo, an audio or video clip or a snippet of text to be included on a quartz-crystal memory …

Space Exploration

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

Associated Press News

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Biochemistry Of Crazy Soccer Fans [Video]

Soccer fanatics at the World Cup will go down swinging for their respective team. A new scientific mini-documentary explores why that is. (Hint: It's kind of like war.)<p>The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting …

Delinquent girls at high risk of violent death - Futurity

The death rates of teens who engage in delinquent behavior are nearly twice those of troops in combat in wartime Iraq and Afghanistan, a new study …

Russia and Ukraine's mystery tanks

<b>The Russian government has strenuously denied that any of its tanks crossed the border into Ukraine.</b><p>But now Nato has released satellite imagery, linked to existing video material, which appears to give added weight to assertions from the Ukrainian authorities that the tanks used by separatist …

Russia

2018’s 2nd Blue Moon on March 31

The March 31 Blue Moon is the 2nd Blue Moon of 2018. We haven’t had 2 Blue Moons in a year since 1999 and won’t again until 2037.<p>We had a Blue Moon …

Astronomy

What's In Your Drinking Water?

The liquid pharmacy in your glass, and why you shouldn't be too concerned<p>In the 1970s, several studies turned up pharmaceuticals in treated U.S. sewage water, and drugs have been a known unknown in water supplies ever since. Recently, researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency tested 50 …

Pollution

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed.<p>The water is locked up in a mineral …

Why Kids Learn Better Playing with Robots

Quick, can you name three modern medical achievements that you never imagined would happen in your lifetime? If you can, maybe you thought of things like: growing organs in a laboratory, face transplants, and even a skull created by a 3D printer. Yet, if we ask a person to name three modern …

Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing

Medical and otherwise<p>Medical marijuana isn't always as advertised—at least not in the Seattle area, as one lab found out.<p>The lab, Analytical 360, recently worked with medical-marijuana patient Jessica Tonani to test samples from 22 area dispensaries and growers, <i>The Seattle Times</i> reports. The …

Cannabis

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested Years After Conviction

Peter Sunde, the co-founder of the BitTorrent file-sharing website Pirate Bay, has been arrested in Southern Sweden.<p>Reuters reports that Sunde’s arrest followed several years on the run following an earlier conviction for Pirate Bay-related copyright violations — although Sunde has remained visible …

Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our children.<p>People write both negative and positive versions. The negative versions complain that we are raising a generation of …