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Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte: we owe Jurassic Park a debt of gratitude

There are a few precautions to bear in mind when approaching a palaeontologist. The first, and perhaps most crucial, is don’t mention Ross from <i>Friends</i>. It’s not funny and it’s not clever and it really won’t be appreciated. Don’t suggest that dinosaurs couldn’t have been evolutionary successes …

Paleontology

Andy Stanley and the Old Testament: A Few Concerns

May 11, 2018 by Kevin Antlitz<p>In a recent sermon, Andy Stanley, the Senior Pastor of North Point Community Church in Georgia, preached that Christians …

Theology

Here’s how much you need to save each month to be a millionaire in 10 years

Becoming a millionaire isn't the challenge it once was. In fact, you may already be on track to reach seven figures by age 67.<p>But what if you want to …

Personal Finance

First Live Images Of A Very Rare Anemone, Thalassianthus dendrophora

From rocky habitat, Darwin, Australia, 6 meters. Credit: Cameron Bee / Monsoon Aquatics<p>The unusual specimen seen here was collected from the shallow, …

University of Chicago

Royal Exclusiv Launches the Red Dragon 6

Royal Exclusiv will soon be releasing a new DC pump called the Red Dragon 6. The first Red Dragon 6 model to be announced is a 24 volt DC …

Aquariums

66 Things You Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

Gardening

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

How the NAACP fought lynching  – by using the racists' own pictures against them

<i>Note that graphic images of lynchings are included in this article.</i><p>embed<p>In July of 1916,at the end of a long day, readers all across the US picked up the most recent issue of a new magazine, maybe from a coffee table or while browsing at the library. Its cover image was ordinary: recent college …

Black History

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

The MightyMak telescope lets you explore both Earth & Space above

popsci shop<p>Save 17 percent on this compact dual-purpose scope.<p>Most telescopes are designed either for daytime viewing or night-time astronomy. But the Omegon Maksutov Telescope MightyMak 60 can do both. This versatile little scope feeds your curiosity around the clock, and you can even use it for …

Study Skills

The Exact Day You Should Book International Travel (Based a Huge Airfare Study)

The idea of packing your bags and jetting off overseas can make your heart skip a beat, but the planning process and cost alone are enough to make …

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Justice

Everything You Need to Know About Cottage Gardens

When the British garden writer Christopher Lloyd declared that “gardening, like living, should be fun,” he must have been thinking about cottage …

This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly—But Unlike Anything Alive Today

The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.<p>The feathered dinosaur <i>Archaeopteryx</i> is sometimes called the “first bird” because the winged creature was the first to show an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles. But could it fly?<p>Paleontologists …

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Low Cholesterol and Suicide (Again)

The human brain needs a lot of cholesterol to wrap around nerves, to serve as components of cell membranes, and to aid in the communication between …

Medical Research

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

Guns

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

7 Perennial Herbs to Plant Now

Growing vegetables successfully takes ample dedication and a fair bit of growing space—plus the knowledge to do it right. And once they run out, you …

NYC's Farm One delivers rare, ultra-fresh produce in just 30 minutes

The farm-to-table movement has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years – and now NYC chefs can pick up sustainable, 100% “nasty-free” …

Aquaponics

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Here Is The Latest Predicted Path For Hurricane Irma

It shows the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

Rainfall

The Difference Between Fermentation and Anaerobic Respiration

All living things must have a constant source of energy in order to continue performing even the most basic of life functions. Whether that energy …

This $6 Million Compound in Colorado Is a Fly Fisher’s Paradise

Robert Sinclair was in his early 30s when he began looking for a property out West. “I was starting a family and was looking for a place to go …

Quail, the Quieter Back-Yard Egg Option

On a hot Saturday morning in the waning days of summer, I joined a handful of people for a participatory quail slaughter at Pettibone Urban Game, a three-quarter-acre farm in Clinton Township, a neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. “Would you like to scald or would you like to take the skin off?” our …

Overweight father-of-three transforms his ‘dad bod’ in just 12 weeks

A dad has shared the secrets to his success after transforming his body in just 12 weeks.<p>The internet’s obsession with less-than-fit body types has …