Don Cooper

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Affordable new device uses solar energy to produce hydrogen and electricity

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have advanced the field of hydrogen power by creating a hybrid device that uses solar …

Clean Energy

The evolution of religion

I am a psychiatrist and researcher on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A century ago, a German researcher published data showing which parts of …

Anthropology

Humans Started Domesticating Crops Thousands of Years Earlier Than We Thought

Genetic analysis of grains found at archeological sites shows that einkorn was domesticated as many as 30,000 years ago and barley as many as 21,000 …

Anthropology

Genome research challenges previous understanding of the origin of photosynthesis

Plant biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with colleagues from the California Institute of …

Biology

A Beginner's Guide To Using Crystals To Relax & De-Stress #WellnessWednesday

Crystals are having a huge moment right now, and it’s no wonder why, as these small stones can pack a big punch for those looking to realign their …

‘The moment when it really started to feel insane’: An oral history of the Scaramucci era

Historical eras are usually defined retrospectively: wait 10 years, analyze the major players in a big event, figure out what it all meant. But who has the patience for that now, when every week feels like a year and Monday is a blur by Friday?<p>Last week, July 24 to 28, was a news and spectacle …

Donald Trump

Discovery Of A Young, Dead Galaxy Creates A Huge Puzzle For Astronomers

The life-cycle of a galaxy is straightforward and inevitable: normal and dark matter gravitationally attract, creating a large collection of mass.<p>The normal matter collects in the center, forming stars and pancaking into a disk.<p>Over time, more gas falls into the core and smaller, young galaxies …

Universe

Area 51 Location - The Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51

There are no aliens at America's most famous top-secret military base, but what is there is just as interesting.<p>In the middle of the barren Nevada desert, there's a dusty unmarked road that leads to the front gate of Area 51. It's protected by little more than a chain link fence, a boom gate, and …

Paranormal

Why the House majority doesn’t flip in presidential election years

One of the longest-running streaks on Capitol Hill seems poised to keep going strong when all the ballots are counted after Tuesday’s elections.<p>Not since 1952, when Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower swept into the presidency and brought with him a Republican-controlled House, has the majority changed …

Republicans

Conservative Christians point fingers at atheists to cover growing corruption in church

When Bill O’Reilly recently tried to pin America’s spree of mass shootings on atheism rather than guns or mental illness, he hoped to tap a specific …

What we talk about when we talk about cancer

What I remember most is the keening. Me on the floor, emitting sounds I didn’t know were humanly possible.<p>My daughter, Calista, had just been …

Cancer

Neanderthal and Denisovan genetics: Human ancestors interbred with extinct species.

After years of writing about human evolution, I decided recently to find out about my own ancestry. So I bought a DNA spit kit for $299 from 23andMe, …

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins – review

He may have crushed creationists, but can ‘the Dirty Harry of science’ teach as well as preach in the second instalment of his memoirs?<p>Richard Dawkins has had a wonderful life. He’s been happy in his scientific work on evolution, blessed (if that’s a permissible word) by smooth good looks and …

Bill Gates

When I Questioned the History of Muhammad

British scholar Tom Holland found himself in a firestorm—and under threat—when he raised doubts about the traditional account of the origins of Islam.<p>Ever since 1989, when the novelist Salman Rushdie found himself sentenced to death by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for the perceived blasphemy of “The …

Religion

‘I rule my own ocean micronation’

Many dream of living in an ocean city, but what is it actually like? Rose Eveleth asks the ruler of Sealand, the unusual settlement off the coast of England.<p>Michael Bates grew up seven nautical miles off the coast of England, on a platform made of concrete and metal. Michael, the son of Roy Bates, …

Peter Thiel

More Evidence Life Could Have Come From Beyond

A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry<p><i>Lithopanspermia.</i><p>The word is a mouthful but it represents one of the most intriguing theories about the origin of life on Earth. Quite literally, it means life began from an extraterrestrial source and came here by hitching a ride on a rock, …

Biology

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

There was a moment last year when beekeeper Jim Doan was ready to concede defeat. He stood in the kitchen of his rural New York home, holding the …

DIY Axe Handle | The Art of Manliness

Making an axe handle is an old skill from long before you could purchase a pre-finished handle from the hardware store. Back then, the axe head was …

Try it Today! Build Your Own DIY Fire Kit

When you get right down to it, <b>survival essentially means maintaining a safe core temperature for your body.</b> Everything we do is geared toward that …

Thrifting