Cynthia Akana

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An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric's power to fight cancer

Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah …

Cancer Cells

How Two Years Of Instagram Stories Has Altered The Way We Love, Act And Play

Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognise. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are …

Social Media

The strange tale of the lost California sphinx

After nearly a century, the shifting red dunes of California’s Central Coast are giving up their final secrets. For 10 days in November, …

Archaeology

Radiocarbon analysis of modern olive wood raises doubts concerning a crucial piece of evidence in dating the Santorini eruption

Article |<p>Open | Published: 09 August 2018<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 11841 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Charred olive wood is …

Google Scholar

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

200 unmarked graves, likely for slaves, found near cemetery

Researchers in North Carolina found more than 200 unmarked graves Tuesday near a cemetery, and it's believed they belong to slaves.<p>The graves were found in the St. Philips Moravian Graveyard in Winston-Salem, and researchers think the slaves were buried after 1859, The Winston-Salem Journal …

Archaeology

Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History

The poolside confrontations keep coming.<p>This summer, a black boy was harassed by a white woman in South Carolina; a black woman was asked to provide identification by a white man in North Carolina; and a black man wearing socks in the water had the police called on him by a white manager of an …

Civil Rights

Chinese authorities filmed smashing coffins and exhuming bodies in 'barbaric' crackdown on burials

Officials in southeast China have smashed thousands of coffins, some of which were exhumed, as it intensified a campaign banning people from burying their dead.<p>The “zero burial” policy in Jianxi province, where people regularly splash life savings on expensive coffins for themselves, was introduced …

Archaeology

These Images from 1968 Capture an America in Violent Flux

It was a year of evolution and revolution, one filled with newly galvanized protest movements and civil rights milestones, but also tinged by a war …

Black History

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

GOP candidate's spokesman calls majority-black cities 'sh*tholes' and wishes the Confederacy had won

A spokesman for Cory Stewart, Virginia’s Republican nominee for US Senate, derided majority black cities as “s**tholes,” the <i>Daily Beast</i> reported …

War

Ancient B.C. Indigenous settlement to become outdoor history classroom

Near the foot of sacred Mount Prevost where Indigenous people say their ancestors first landed on earth lays buried a 2,000-year-old settlement with …

Vancouver Island

Thai 'Indiana Jones' divers scour Bangkok's murky river for treasure

BANGKOK (AFP) -<p>Kneeling before his homemade metal scuba helmet, Bhoomin Samang prays for good fortune before he dives into the day's work -- scouring the bed of Bangkok's Chao Phraya river for sunken treasure.<p>The 62-year-old is part of a small community known as Thailand's "Indiana Jones" divers, …

Archaeology

Chile's rock art llamas divulge secrets of ancient desert culture

ATACAMA (CHILE) (AFP) -<p>Open air rock paintings in the world's driest desert pay testament to the importance of the llama to millennia-old cultures that traversed the inhospitable terrain.<p>Conservationists working in Chile's Atacama Desert want UNESCO to recognize the Taira Valley drawings as a …

South America

Death Becomes Her: Archaeologists Announce Roman Skeleton Discovered With Beauty Tools

Archaeologists have discovered a massive stone sarcophagus in Zülpich, Germany, dating to the 3rd century AD; inside, the remains of a Roman woman and her beauty tools.<p>Located southwest of Bonn, Zülpich was known in Roman times as Tolbiacum, an important way station on the road between Trier and …

Archaeology

The blood moon lunar eclipse offers thrilling views

<b>(CNN) —</b> The longest total lunar eclipse of the century concluded Friday night, showcasing a blood moon for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. Coincidentally, Mars was also at its brightest, putting two bright red objects in the sky.<p>It began in Australia and Indonesia, and it moved across the globe. …

Lunar Eclipse

No Plane. No Remains. And Now, No Real Answers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

HONG KONG — One of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time deepened on Monday when the official government inquiry into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 released a 495-page report that gave no definitive answers as to the fate of the airliner.<p>The plane was heading north from …

Airplanes

Northern California wildfire 9th most destructive in history

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people barreled Monday toward small lake towns in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the largest and deadliest blaze burning in the state.<p>Ed …

Northern California

Facial recognition gives police a powerful new tracking tool. It's also raising alarms.

RESTON, Va. — Picture a crowded street. Police are searching for a man believed to have committed a violent crime. To find him, they feed a photograph into a video surveillance network powered by artificial intelligence.<p>A camera, one of thousands, scans the street, instantly analyzing the faces of …

Surveillance

Polite White People Are (Still) Useless

Earlier today, the New York Times published a piece where Margaret Renkl, a very nice white lady, instructed other very nice white ladies and …

White Supremacism

Best Time to Buy an RV Every Camper Should Know

Buying a travel trailer is a huge investment. If you don’t want to throw your money down the drain, you should do your research to know the right …

RVs

States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety.<p>The suit, filed Monday in …

Trump Administration

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment.<p>CBD, the non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) …

Cancer

The Black Panthers still in prison: after 46 years, will they ever be set free?

It’s like the atmosphere is pressing down on me, closing in all around me Albert Woodfox on solitary confinement<p>The idea that black men armed and prepared can fight for the rights of black people was exciting, intriguing Jalil Muntaqim on joining the Panthers at 15<p>Antoinette Russell vividly recalls …

Black Panther

Do men have it easier? For these transgender guys, the truth is more complex

In the 1990s, the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres transitioned from female to male. He was in his 40s, mid-career, and afterward he marveled at the stark changes in his professional life. Now that society saw him as male, his ideas were taken more seriously. He was able to complete a whole …

San Francisco

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Early Addition: Beach Umbrella Impales Another Woman

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Jared Kushner