Heather Britton

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Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else's

Past. Present. Future.<p>In physics, they are all the same thing. But to you, me, and everyone else, time moves in one direction: from expectation, …

Quantum Mechanics

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What It's Really Like to Buy One of Those Cheap $6,500 Houses in Detroit

When Justin Craig heard how much homes were selling for in Detroit, he knew he couldn't pass up the opportunity.<p>"It's mind-boggling what your money buys here," he says, pointing to homes with price tags of just $500. For many Americans who can barely scrape together a down payment on even a …

Hitchhiker: 3 women raped me at gunpoint

Durban - A North Coast man says he fears for his life after allegedly being gang-raped at gunpoint by three women last week.<p>They then threatened they …

It’s far worse than it sounds: Climate change is making our winters shorter

The spring will come three weeks earlier thanks to climate change. This isn’t a good thing<p>If winter comes… spring’s going to be closer-than-usual behind. New research shows that as a result of rising temperatures caused by global climate change, the first leaves and buds of spring will begin …

Oregon Shooting Victim's Service Dog Never Left Her Side, Now Comforts Her Fiancé

Devastating.<p>Please have a year's supply of tissues on hand for this next story.<p>When a shooter entered Oregon's Umqua Community College on Oct. 1, 2015, and murdered nine students, one of the people killed was Sarena Moore, reports CNN. The shooter told Moore to get back in her wheelchair and even …

There’s Nothing More Adorable Than This Cheetah Cub And Puppy Who Are The Best Of Friends

When a two-week-old cheetah named Kumbali at the Richmond Zoo was losing weight because his mother wasn’t producing enough milk, zookeepers had to take it upon themselves to bottle feed the cub every two hours. However, once Kumbali became older, zookeepers needed to socialize him, so they brought …

The government's new dietary guidelines ignite a huge food industry backlash

So much of the agriculture and food industry is affected by the release of the federal government's dietary guidelines every five years that it's natural to expect them to keep a close eye on the results.<p>The 2015 guidelines, which are currently in preparation by the Departments of Agriculture and …

Obama's Numbers (October 2015 Update)

Summary<p>Since President Barack Obama first took office:<p>The economy has added nearly 8.4 million jobs — more than six times the number gained under …

Skepticism

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses

"Everything we know and love about the universe and all the laws of physics as they apply, apply to 4 percent of the universe. That's stunning."<p><i>EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story was published here.</i><p>Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson―<i>way</i> up. As the director of the Hayden …

3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling of racial injustice in America, focusing on what she called three …

Sandstorms, Explosions, Potatoes, Oh My: 'Martian' Takes Its Science Seriously

Some pretty horrible things befall astronaut Mark Watney in the new movie <i>The Martian</i>: sandstorms, explosions, extreme isolation, even frustrations growing potatoes. It's a series of unfortunate events that's at once highly scientific and very entertaining.<p><i>The Martian</i> is the brainchild of author …

Time I

Ripples in space-time created by colliding black holes go undetected after 11-year study

An 11-year hunt for ripples in space-time produced by the merging of two black holes has apparently turned up empty for now.<p>This means Albert …

Gravitational Waves

13 Things About Language That Will Leave You Speechless

Without language, we would ~literally~ be reinventing the wheel ALL THE DAMN TIME.<p>Mark Pagel, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist who has made a career of applying the mathematical tools of his trade to the evolution of language and human culture. BuzzFeed Science spoke with Pagel about his …

Shades of 'Star Trek'? Quantum Teleportation Sets Distance Record

A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say.<p>The scientists teleported photons (packets …

Amazing formations on the surface of the sun captivate astronomers

Imagine your worst vision of hell. Then imagine this: a 5 million degree tornado of plasma, spinning for almost 40 hours, and rising more than 40,000 miles. You could fit five Earths in the swirling funnel.<p>In other words, September on the surface of the sun.<p>It's having a busy month, and a busy …

Why this super-honest photo of a new mom and her baby is going viral

Being pregnant is a whirlwind. Your body goes through so many changes, and you’re so excited to have life growing inside of you, but simultaneously …

Parenting

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

Here's Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others

Ramon Espinosa—AP<p>Claudia Daut—Reuters<p>Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Desmond Boylan—AP<p>Alexandre Meneghini—Reuters<p>Ismael Francisco—AP<p>Tony …

Netflix Changes 'Sexist' 'Pocahontas' Summary After Online Protest

All she needed was a different kind of man ...<p>Netflix's description of Disney's 1995 "Pocahontas" was only one line, but it immediately rubbed Adrienne Keene, author of the Native issues blog Native Appropriations, the wrong way earlier this month. The summary read:<p>An American Indian woman is …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Fitness Transformation and the Art of Bodybuilding!

It's show time at the Jay Cutler NPC Bodybuilding Competition in Richmond Virginia! The hopeful young women in tiny colorful bikinis held together by strands of rhinestones at their narrow hips and between their breasts are air drying their spray tans. Their washboard stomachs and sculpted arms …

The states with the deadliest weather

Slide 1 of 11<p>Despite a historically slow start to tornado season in 2015, more than 400 tornadoes were reported in May alone, roughly double the …

Republicans just helped Obama secure a signature foreign policy victory

A month ago Democrats were working to stop a GOP-penned resolution of disapproval against President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>No, the resolution wouldn't preclude the president's authority to enter the deal, nor would it keep him from enforcing the agreement and its terms.<p>But it would …