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All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were treated and survived. Anthrax hadn’t been seen in the region for 75 years, and it’s thought the recent outbreak followed an …

Global Warming

The Psychological Explanation for When You Feel Like You’re Being Watched

Picture this: You’re sitting on a nearly empty subway car at night, engrossed in your book or your Instagram feed or whatever you do to pass the time …

Psychology

Stress of poverty, racism raise risk of Alzheimer’s for African Americans, new research suggests

A new group of studies into racial disparities among people with Alzheimer’s disease suggests that social conditions, including the stress of poverty …

An alarming number of Americans are worse off than their parents and we're not talking about it enough

After all, this is the very essence of the American Dream, that people can succeed and prosper if they just work and try hard enough. A startling decline in the ability of Americans to climb up the social ladder is documented in a new study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.<p>The …

9 dead and one missing in flash flood at Arizona swimming hole

Nine people were dead, including six children, and one man was missing after a flash flood roared through a popular Arizona swimming hole on Saturday afternoon.<p>The deadly incident at the Cold Springs swimming hole in Tonto National Forest followed heavy rains that had spurred thunderstorm and flash …

Weather

Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy metal pollution

Environmental scientists dream of eliminating pollution with natural resources, but that's tricky when it comes to heavy metals. Plants won't work for cleaning polluted water, and only some of them grow large enough to absorb those toxic materials. Researchers may have a relatively simple answer to …

The Tardigrade Will Be the Last Living Thing On Earth

Water bears shall inherit the planet.<p>I hate to break it to you, but humans probably don't have that much longer before we go extinct—somewhere between 100 years and 5 billion years, depending on who you ask. Obviously, a human extinction event is unprecedented and incredibly hard to predict with …

Los Angeles temperature hits 98 degrees beating 131 year record

A high temperature record that stood for 131 years in Los Angeles has been shattered by a blistering heat wave.<p>Southern Californians have flocked to …

Frederick Douglass on the Fourth of July

<i>*The following post is an abridged version of Fredrick Douglass‘ famed speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” originally delivered at</i> …

Black History

53 Years Ago: Malcolm X Pledged Worldwide Black Liberation 'By Any Means Necessary'

He said those famous words while launching Organization of Afro-American Unity, which sought to empower the African diaspora to fight White supremacy …

Black Culture

Netflix Ends Its Cancelling Spree By Giving ‘Dear White People’ Another Season

Netflix has been on a bit of a cancellation spree lately, giving <i>The Get Down</i>, <i>Girlboss</i>, and <i>Sense8</i> (although fans will be getting a two-hour finale in 2018) the ax in one fell swoop. However, fans of the streaming service should be pleased to hear that <i>Dear White People</i>, another freshman series, has …

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: 'Racism Doesn't Exist. It Has Never Existed'

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday when he told host Tucker Carlson that “racism doesn't exist” and that “black …

How Does the Skin Work?

How U.S. Marines Are Using ‘ESP’ to Weaponize Intuition

The Daily Beast has obtained, via the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Naval Research’s sensemaking training manual—a how-to guide for …

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5 small things to do every morning for a mindful day - TODAY.com

Do you feel as if you walk around life on autopilot, going through the motions but never really seeing, hearing, embracing, enjoying or experiencing life? Do you ever truly hear what others are saying to you, or are you busy multitasking and carrying out your own conversations in your mind while …

Experts Have A Plan To Beat Climate Change Even If Donald Trump Won't Help

"Impossible is not a fact, it's an attitude."<p>The world has just a few years to scale back global carbon emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a panel of leading experts and scientists warned this week. That goal may seem farfetched, but they say it is attainable.<p>The journal Nature …

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Travel ban takes effect as State Department defines ‘close family’

After five months of bitter legal squabbling, the Trump administration’s modified travel ban took effect Thursday night under new guidelines designed to avert the chaos of the original rollout. But the rules will still keep many families split and are likely to spawn a new round of court fights.<p>The …

Immigration

Emmett Till Historical Marker in Miss. Destroyed by Vandals

A historical marker created in Mississippi to memorialize and educate the public about the 1955 kidnapping and lynching death of 14-year-old Emmett …

Hunter-gatherer Ancestry May Be Why Our Brains Need Exercise

Over the past decade, neuroscientists have identified that physical activity stimulates both <i>neurogenesis</i> (the birth of new neurons) and optimizes …

Just seeing your phone can make your brain's cognition worse, according to a new study

Your smartphone might be controlling you even when you're not using it. A new study from the University of Texas at Austin shows that your device can …

The last thing America needs is a war

<b>(CNN) —</b> Late Monday night, the White House issued an ominous statement, warning about "potential preparations for a chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime" in Syria. If Assad conducts another chemical attack, the statement vowed, "he and his military will pay a heavy price."<p>We don't know …

Middle East

You Can Get Your Whole Genome Sequenced. But Should You?

There are 3 billion ways for something to go wrong with your DNA. But diseases caused by an error to a single gene—what geneticists call "big ticket" …

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

Astronomy

Night shift work may stop body repairing daily damage to DNA and trigger cancer, study suggests

Night shift work may stop the body repairing daily damage to DNA and raise the risk of mutations which lead to cancer, a new study suggests.<p>The link between working at night and poor health has been known for several years, with those who work after dark more likely to suffer diabetes, obesity, …

Cancer

Google’s Seven Years of Antitrust Tribulation in Europe

Google was fined 2.42 billion euros ($2.7 billion) by the EU on Tuesday, wrapping up a seven-year probe into complaints that it abuses its power as …

Banksy's Real Identity Might've Been Exposed by Accident

Did Goldie spill the beans on the world's most secretive street artist?<p>The full disclaimer for every "Banksy, unmasked!!!" story should read: When it comes to the elusive street artist, the use of tactical misinformation is always within the realm of possibility. A recent podcast interview between …

Why is China suddenly leading the climate change effort? It’s a business decision.

China watchers and other commentators debate China’s resolve and capability to fill the political vacuum left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord this month. Why would China be eager to take leadership on climate change? To understand this transition requires looking more closely …

Renewable Energy