Hayley Schreiner

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Political scientist: North Carolina “can no longer be classified as a full democracy”

Andrew Reynolds's political science research doesn't principally focus on the US; his specialty is democratization in countries emerging from dictatorship, often countries with weak state institutions. His CV lists co-authored articles with titles like “Parties and Accountable Government in New …

Stanford scientists combine satellite data and machine learning to map poverty

Changing Planet<p>Researchers correctly identified impoverished areas across five African countries by using machine learning to extract information from high-resolution satellite imagery, Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences say in a news statement.<p>“One of the …

A New Study Says People With Higher IQs Are Happier With Less Social Interaction

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Thinking positive is a surprisingly risky manoeuvre – Gabriele Oettingen

Do you believe that positive thinking can help you achieve your goals? Many people today do. Pop psychology and the $12 billion self-help industry …

Psychology

Scientists Are Learning To "Grow" Drones in a Chemical Computer

The "chemputer" would speed up the building process on a molecular level.<p>In the future, militaries will need to adapt quickly to changing situations. One of the biggest challenges in doing so is the wait time required to design, construct, and ship new equipment. Some militaries are already …

Adnan Syed gets new trial, helped by trend-setting 'Serial'

A Maryland judge announced yesterday that he will grant a new trial to Adnan Syed, who was convicted 16 years ago in the murder of his former …

Crime

Democrats: The White Working Class Isn’t Voting for You, So Stop Pandering to Them

So white working-class voters for Trump aren’t racist, they just need their class interests explained to them. Right? Yeah, right.<p>Well, it’s that …

Google launches giant undersea internet cable

The world’s highest-capacity undersea internet cable, a 5,600-mile link between the US and Japan backed by Google has been activated.<p>The fibre cable, which can transport data at 60 terabits per second (60 million Mbps) is expected to be a significant boost to trans-pacific internet speeds.<p>Google is …

Is white America blind on racism, or just playing dumb? | Clive Myrie

Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the US. Here I realised how easy it is for the majority to ignore the black minority and live in a bubble of privilege<p>The Washington Highlands area of Milwaukee is the kind of suburb that says you’ve arrived. The lawns are immaculate: manicured green parcels …

How Supreme Court fixed a racial wrong

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court reached back three decades to right a racial wrong.<p>It ruled that prosecutors purposefully kept African-Americans off an all-white jury that sentenced a black man to death.<p>Not only is the decision yet another reminder of the continued exclusion of people of …

Donald Trump Just Dropped a New Attack Ad Against Bill Clinton

The presumptive nominee is hellbent on destroying Hillary Clinton's character—starting with her choice of husband.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>Trump Accused Bill Clinton of Being a Rapist on TV Last Night</b><p>Now that's he's effectively locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has turned his sights toward …

Asleep at the wheel? Greyhound fails to enforce its own safety rule

<b>(CNN) —</b> Passengers later said that they had been fishtailing for miles, according to court documents.<p>Some said their Greyhound bus driver had red eyes when she was taking tickets in New York. One man said he saw the driver doze off behind the wheel.<p>Another driver on the same road saw the bus …

Violent crime prediction algorithms are racially biased

When a criminal defendant faces sentencing in the United States, a judge can use several factors to determine a punishment that fits the crime. Increasingly, one of those factors is what is known as a "risk assessment score" -- a number meant to predict whether or not the defendant will commit …

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

“A sadistic dentist eager to make us feel pain”: Why low-information voters fall for Donald Trump

<b>Donald Trump; Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors" (Reuters/Jim Bourg/Salon)</b><p>“An ugly moment in history where his simple, warped, ungenerous, and bigoted story sells”<p>Robin Lindley<p>May 23, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>How can a narcissistic billionaire blowhard who stirs anger and hatred become a leading …

Why This Startup Is Buying Tesla Cars for Its Employees

A small company in Raleigh, N.C. is taking a new tack to attract top talent.<p>Practichem, a company that makes scientific instruments, will lease a …

OMG This Porn Can Kill Your Libido

One of the biggest lies internet communities and modernism have sold us is that enjoying porn is totally healthy and acceptable. For many, cyber-porn …

Police make naked dead woman sandcastle, then swiftly apologise

LONDON — A local police force has come under fire for building a fictitious crime scene from sand, featuring a naked dead woman.<p>The peculiar …

Crime

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Amid a raging opioid epidemic, many doctors and families in the U.S. have been pleading for better treatment alternatives. One option now under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration is a system of implanted rods that offer controlled release of buprenorphine — a drug already used in …

Uber Responds to the 32 Rapes Reported Against Its London Drivers Last Year

New figures show that 32 rape or sexual assault claims were made against London Uber drivers in the last year. We ask the company how it's keeping women safe.<p>Uber is at the centre of another unwelcome publicity storm involving allegations of sexual assault against its drivers. Official figures, …

The 10 craziest Google tech ideas

Google is known for pursuing moonshot projects.<p>From self-driving cars to drone delivery, the tech giant always seems to have a futuristic project in the works. So we decided to dig through a bunch of the company's patent filings to see what big ideas the company may pursue next.<p>However, we stumbled …

Augmented Reality

LinkedIn resetting passwords after 117 million user credentials stolen

Back in 2012, LinkedIn had a pretty major data breach in which hackers were thought to have nabbed around 6.5 million users' passwords.<p>It turns out …

Treating Opioid Addiction With A Drug Raises Hope And Controversy

Scientists and doctors say the case is clear: The best way to tackle the country's opioid epidemic is to get more people on medications that have been proven in studies to reduce relapses and, ultimately, overdoses.<p>Yet, only a fraction of the more than 4 million people believed to abuse …

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Cops Wearing Body Cameras Are More Likely to Be Assaulted

A large-scale analysis of body-camera usage among police officers in the US and the UK has produced some rather unexpected and counter-intuitive …

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …