Edward Shelton

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The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p><i>Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018</i><p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport …

Extinction

Daily aspirin may be harmful for healthy older adults, large study finds

Heart Health<p>For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from cardiovascular disease and even cancer. But a large international study finds that even at low doses, long-term use of aspirin may be harmful — without providing any benefit — for older …

Aspirin

Having a fruitful day is all about learning the art of self-control

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn.</i> <i>Follow the author</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Self Control

Between the lines: Trump's shutdown decision

On Saturday morning, a senior administration official told me President Trump has "come to realize that there's not a path to 60 votes" to pay for …

Donald Trump

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Employment

Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.<p>Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of …

Child Welfare

MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops AI that shows its decision-making process

Artificial intelligence (AI) that explains its decisions like a human? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.<p>In a paper published by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group (“Transparency by Design: Closing the Gap Between Performance and Interpretability in …

Business

Strawberry-picking robots could replace human workers in the field

If you had banked on strawberry-picking as a potential career after your current job is taken by a robot, we have some bad news for you: That’s …

Computer Science

6 takeaways from the new book about Mike Pence

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The first major book focusing on Vice President Mike Pence during his time in the executive branch is set to be released Tuesday.<p>Penned by authors Michael D'Antonio and Peter Eisner, <i>Shadow President: The Truth about Mike Pence</i> purports that the vice president's rise in politics …

Donald Trump

Can We Get Into Space Without Big Rockets?

Since humans began putting satellites into orbit in the 1950s, we've relied upon big, powerful rockets to escape Earth's gravity and get into space. …

Space Travel

You think you're paying attention, but you're not

(But it's OK; being distracted has actually helped us survive.)<p>Whether you're writing a business proposal or playing with your dog, you assume you're …

The Brain

Makeovers help budget hotels compete: Zen Rooms

MANILA -- Hospitality startup Zen Rooms is offering to upgrade and manage the Philippines' small and old hotels, helping them meet fast-growing …

That Fat, Jolly Fella Isn't Buddha

There he is, seated next to the cash register at your local Chinese restaurant. A shiny bronze statue of a pot-bellied, bald man with a laughing grin …

Spirituality

The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict

The United States is currently waging economic warfare against one tenth of the world's countries with cumulative population of nearly 2 billion …

Geopolitics

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military

Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would begin creating a military command dedicated to space and establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military as soon as 2020, the first since the Air Force was formed shortly after World War II.<p>Pence warned of the …

Space Force

One of SpaceX’s powerful new Falcon 9 rockets pulled off its second mission tonight

A Block 5 booster flies again<p><i>Update Tuesday August 7th, 1:50AM ET:</i> <i>SpaceX’s used Block 5 rocket successfully took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:18AM ET, deploying the Merah Putih satellite just over half an hour later. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster also performed</i> …

Trump may have just given a big boost to Mueller’s case against him

By Greg Sargent<p>Greg Sargent<p>Opinion writer covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>When President Trump flatly declared on Twitter that his son held that Trump Tower meeting in the full expectation of receiving dirt on Hillary Clinton, he may have done more than concede that …

Donald Trump

The ultimate bedtime routine for deeper sleep—and a more energized a.m.

Sacrificing zzz’s in exchange for waking nights (or <i>working,</i> more feasibly) is—finally!—being recognized as the health hazard it is. And not a moment …

Energized

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

A Mysterious, Powerful Force Is Flinging Radio Waves at Us from Deep Space

Our universe is teeming with invisible light. Beyond the visible spectrum, space is a colorful mess of radio signals and microwaves fired off by …

Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Immune System

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

SpaceX Just Landed a Falcon 9 Booster in Worst-Ever Ocean Conditions

SpaceX took a big step to regularly reusing rockets on Wednesday, as the company landed its third Falcon 9 Block 5 on drone ship <i>Just Read the</i> …

Melania Trump will watch 'any channel she wants,' spokeswoman says

<b>(CNN) —</b> First lady Melania Trump will watch "any channel she wants," according to her spokeswoman in an apparent rebuke to the report President Donald Trump was upset to find her Air Force One television tuned into CNN.<p>East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN Wednesday everyone …

Donald Trump

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother's home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

NASA readies probe to touch the sun with 'cutting-edge heat shield'

For the first time in human history, we are going to "touch the sun".<p>As NASA prepares for an Aug. 4 launch, it has unveiled a "cutting-edge heat shield", installed on June 27, that will keep the spacecraft from being burnt to a crisp.<p>The probe's mission will take it within 4 million miles of the …

Vaginas absolutely need sex or they’ll waste away: study

It’s a painful condition that can leave you itching, even burning down there — and no, it’s not a sexually transmitted infection!<p>Just when you …

The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy - Jan Westerhoff - Oxford University Press

How to stop procrastinating and get things done in 2 minutes or less

A couple of years ago, I wrote down a goal to write and publish a book to help students build their self-confidence, stop procrastinating and …