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The Globalization of American Racial Exclusion

In hindsight, historians of American immigration will be pressed to name the first two decades of the twenty-first century as one dominated by the …

Black History

One Hundred Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI

Private Henry Johnson of Albany, New York, held tight his French Lebel rifle and stared into the darkness of no-man’s-land, listening for German …

World History

Quantum Entanglement Verified: Why Space is Just the Construct That Gives the Illusion of Separate Objects

There is a phenomenon so strange, so fascinating, and so counter to what we believe to be the known scientific laws of the universe, that Einstein …

Quantum Physics

The Historical Roots of Blues Music

Contrary to what some people believe, the blues is not “slave music.” Although it was cultivated by the descendants of slaves, the blues was the …

Black History

Shrooms Could Help Scientists Better Understand Consciousness

Could that psychedelic-induced dreamlike state help scientists figure out how to better treat mental illness?<p>“I suddenly became strangely inebriated. The external world became changed as in a dream. Objects appeared to gain in relief; they assumed unusual dimensions and colors became more glowing. …

Consciousness

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Economics

These Headphones Sound Like a Full Home Theater System — But Cost a Fraction of the Price

These buds are an audio escape from reality.<p>If you're a stickler for sound quality, you may have spent thousands on perfecting your home theater …

Audiophile

Can You Change Your Microbiome? — NOVA Next | PBS

“I can’t believe it—he’s a chatterbox!” Samantha Jones* shrieked with delight.<p>Her autistic son was typically quiet, nearly non-verbal most of his …

Microbiology

Why genetic IQ differences between 'races' are unlikely

The idea that intelligence can differ between populations has made headlines again, but the rules of evolution make it implausible<p>The idea that there may be genetic differences in intelligence between one population and another has resurfaced recently, notably in the form of a New York Times op-ed …

Mutations

Plants 'talk to' each other through their roots

Scientists studying corn seedlings believe that they send signals under the soil, advising each other of the proximity of other plants<p>Plants use their roots to “listen in” on their neighbours, according to research that adds to evidence that plants have their own unique forms of communication.<p>The …

Behavior

Scotland-Sized "Dead Zone" in Arabian Sea Is a "Disaster Waiting to Happen"

Scientists say the situation is worse than they originally feared.<p>In the Gulf of Oman, the water is still. But tranquility isn’t always a positive …

Arabian Sea

Gaia: Telescope records most detailed map of Milky Way ever seen

This is the most detailed photograph ever taken of our galaxy.<p>The European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft recorded the position of nearly 1.7 billion …

Universe

Why cancer cells go to sleep

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer …

Cancer

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

His valor forgotten for a half-century, Marine killed in action to receive battlefield award

• Killed in Vietnam 51 years ago, Philip H. Sauer will receive the Silver Star, one of the nation's highest awards for battlefield bravery, at a …

Why It Matters That A White Woman Called The Police To Starbucks

“Hi, I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave. I’m at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce.”<p>That’s what the manager of the Philadelphia Starbucks told the dispatcher when she called 911. It was 4:37 p.m., two minutes after Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson had …

Black History

How are the bacteria in our guts related to each other? New technique provides insight

Researchers at the University of California Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) have validated a new method for use in microbiome studies that …

Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth

The Chaco ruin, 6,200 feet above sea level, is one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological sites in North America. It is an impressive …

Trump’s Attacks on Comey Collide With Reality

The president’s allies were looking for vindication—but were led astray by their reliance on a closed information system.<p>Samuel Johnson once stood talking with James Boswell about a theory expressed by a certain Bishop Berkeley that the external world was made up entirely of representations. There …

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

<b>Mario Livio</b><p>Astronomers at the beginning of the twentieth century were wondering whether there was anything beyond our Milky Way Galaxy. As Lawrence …

You Don’t Want Super Speed, Because Science

Super speed would be awesome. You could dodge bullets. You could punch so quickly that your fists would achieve near infinite mass. You could run to …

These rich white bros started an East Coast caste system to continue their domination of America

They copied the idea from India and called themselves the “Boston Brahmins”<p>In 1860, American writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., whose …

War

A New Study Suggests There Could Have Been Intelligent Life on Earth Before Humans

Looking for aliens across deep space is great, but have we looked hard enough in our own terrestrial backyard—here on Earth?<p><i>One author of the new study, leading climatologist Gavin Schmidt, wrote a work of fiction to explore its findings. Read 'Under the Sun', which we published at Terraform</i> …

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

Abandoned Buildings

White people abandon diverse neighborhoods for racial, not economic reasons

When people of color move into a community, white people tend to move out. This phenomenon—known as “white flight”—is well-established in sociological research. It has, however, been much harder to come to a definitive conclusion as to why this happens.<p>On one side of the debate, researchers say …