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Study Finds Federal Protection Has Increased Populations of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles | Adventure Sports Network

The research showed substantial population recovery for 78 percent of marine life protected by the Endangered Species Act.<p>A recent study found that …

Marine Mammals

University of Helsinki, Finland offers online Artificial Intelligence course and anyone anywhere can enroll for free!

While a lot of companies like Google who have integrated <b>artificial intelligence</b> into their systems, there is a growing curiosity amongst individuals …

Artificial Intelligence

Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism

<i>THIS IS THE 20th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Todd</i> …

Non-violence

Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

Floods on the Mississippi River are getting more frequent and more severe. But scientists warn that the infrastructure meant to protect towns and farms against flood waters is making the problem worse.<p>A series of analyses have helped confirm what engineers have posited for more than a century: that …

Mississippi River

Why Has America Gone Crazy?

Why has America gone crazy?<p>It’s a question that many of you have doubtless asked over the past couple of years and it’s one that I’ve struggled to …

Political Science

Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

A neighbour objected to a young couple from Newcastle being naked in their own home. “We are sick of seeing big bums, big boobs and little willy,” was the core message of the note, crescendoing to: “We will report you both for indecent exposure.” It is such a small thing, banal, without …

Social Media

What Female Mass Shooters Reveal About Male Ones

As mass shootings have become normalized, we have a tendency to attribute them to “toxic masculinity” — but that is not the whole story.<p>After the …

Guns

The Dark Forest and Its Discontents: Cixin Liu’s “Death’s End”

AT ONE POINT in Kurt Vonnegut’s <i>God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater</i>, the guilt-ridden alcoholic millionaire narrator, Eliot Rosewater, crashes a science …

War

Poorest and brightest girls more likely to be depressed – UK study

Brighter girls and girls from poorer families are more likely to be depressed by the time they enter adolescence, according to a study triggering fresh concern about soaring rates of teenage mental illness.<p>The government-funded research identified the two groups as being most at risk of displaying …

Mental Health

Forests are growing again where human well-being is increasing, finds new study

Countries with high levels of human well-being are more likely to show increasing forest growth. That’s the finding of a new study by a group of …

Forests

State of Mind is a “post-material” cyberpunk adventure

Daedalic’s upcoming game features transhumanism, dystopias and the voice of Geralt of Riviera<p>Reality is unravelling in Daedalic Entertainment’s <i>State</i> …

Blade Runner

A startup that wants to make treatments that edit single letters in our DNA just raised $87 million

A startup co-founded by gene editing pioneers wants to use technology that makes changes to single letters of DNA to treat diseases.<p>Called Beam Therapeutics, the company just raised $87 million in a series A from investors including F-Prime Capital Partners and ARCH Venture Partners. The …

Genetics

6 Books That Show the Dark Side of Technology

This was published exactly sixty years ago, in 1958, and takes place during the Cold War. Some time after an accident in which an American scientist …

Social Media

Bio-inspired membrane captures 90% of CO2 in power plant emissions

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new biologically inspired membrane that can capture carbon dioxide from power plant …

New Mexico

Fasting improves stem cells' regenerative capacity: study - Xinhua

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Xinhua) -- American biologists found that a 24-hour fast can reverse the age-related loss of intestinal stem cell function that …

Stem Cells

'What We Do in the Shadows' TV Series Gets 10-Episode Order From FX

Follow up to cult 2014 New Zealand mockumentary follows three vampires who have been roommates for centuries<p>“What We Do in the Shadows” is back from …

TV

What Trained Bears Can Teach Us About Formerly Authoritarian Countries

<b>DANCING BEARS</b> <b><br>True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny</b><br>By Witold Szablowski<br>Illustrated. 233 pp. Penguin. Paper, $16.<p>My advance review copy of “Dancing Bears” came with a sticker bearing the new subtitle plastered over the original. <i>“</i>True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under …

Bears

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

The nonsurgical technique, developed by a UCLA-led team, allows them to turn doorknobs and open water bottles for the first time in years.

Health Care

Film Review: ‘Inuyashiki’

Director:<p>Shinsuke Sato<p>With:<p>Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Hongo, Fumi Nikaido, Miyoshi Ayaka, Nayuta Fukuzaki, Mari Hamada, Yuki Saito, …

Anime

The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times

It is the 43rd of April, Year 2000, and Russia’s loneliest bureaucrat has just chosen a foreign country’s next head of state. “Spain has a king,” he exults in his diary. “I am that king.” His housekeeper is terrified; his colleagues, dumbfounded, recall him to his desk. But “Ferdinand VIII” has …

Literature

NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactor

Being able to generate power will be essential for long-term space travel. Powering a stay on Mars, for example, will require a lot of fuel, way more than we can pack onto a rocket. That's why NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Energy and a number of other groups have been …

Space Travel

Are women responsible for all the extreme sexual violence on screen?

You can say what you like about Germaine Greer, but she’s not afraid of anything – not controversy, swimming against the tide or sounding like the feminist who doesn’t like women very much. In a Radio Times article this week, she lays the proliferation of sexual violence in TV drama – almost all of …

Feminism

Five amazing ways redesigning biological cells could help us fight cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world. It occurs when mutations in our cells lead to unchecked growth. But what if we could engineer …

Cancer Cells

Can Liberal Democracy Survive Social Media?

It was a momentous day for the peasants of the Januschau, a remote part of Eastern Prussia. For the first time in their, or their fathers’, or their …

Political Science

I Don’t Think Abortion Is Murder, And Neither Do You

If abortion is morally indistinguishable from killing a newborn, why shouldn't those who procure abortions be severely punished? It's the clear …

Feminism

Unreleased internal FDA emails show glyphosate weedkiller residue in almost every food tested

For the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for the weedkiller glyphosate, but the agency hasn’t …

Glyphosate

Ludwig Wittgenstein was one of the great 20th-century philosophers. He also invented the emoji

Eighty years ago, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein had a brainwave. No, not when he claimed he’d solved all great philosophical questionsat just 29 years old (that was in <i>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus</i>, completed in 1918 and published in 1921.) Nor was it when he realized the <i>Tractatus</i> was wrong, and …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’

At a PEN lecture in Manhattan last weekend, the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie took Hillary Clinton to task for beginning her Twitter bio with “Wife, mom, grandma”. Her husband’s account, it will surprise no one to know, does not begin with the word “husband”. “When you put it like that, I’m …

Feminism

For the Purposes of Education as Well as Recreation: Historical Notes on “The Handmaid’s Tale (Special Edition)”

“AND SO I STEP UP, into the darkness within; or else the light.” The famously ambiguous ending of Offred’s narrative in Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel</i> …

Literature

Worried that artificial intelligence will eclipse human intelligence? Rest easy, says Steven Pinker. Such scenarios falsely assume that intelligence implies a will to power

Worried that artificial intelligence will eclipse human intelligence? Rest easy, says Steven Pinker. Such scenarios falsely assume that intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence