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America has never seen a party less caring than 21st-century Republicans

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

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This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

Humanity

Will the Alt-Right Promote a New Kind of Racist Genetics?

The genomic revolution has led to easy sequencing and cheap “ancestry" tests. White nationalists are paying attention.<p>Jedidiah Carlson was googling a genetics research paper when he stumbled upon the white nationalist forum Stormfront. Carlson is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, …

23 Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2016

It's been a long year.<p><b>1.</b> Gravitational waves are real. More than 100 years after Einstein first predicted them, researchers finally detected the …

The real reason why we have sex

Science may have just learned the real reason we have sex — and, no, it’s not just because it feels good.<p>Evolutionarily speaking, sexual reproduction …

How to move apps to the microSD card on your Galaxy smartphone

Samsung brought back expandable storage on the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and continued the optional storage on the Galaxy S8 line.<p>The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with 64GB of internal storage, some of which is used up by the OS and default applications installed on the device. Both devices support …

The Biologists Who Want to Overhaul Evolution

A half-century’s worth of scientific discoveries since the last major update to evolutionary theory has some researchers pushing for a paradigm shift.<p>Kevin Laland looked out across the meeting room at a couple hundred people gathered for a conference on the future of evolutionary biology. A …

Truth is the foundation of science, not religion

Regarding the Sept. 6 letter “ ‘Truth’ differs in science and religion”:<p>Truth is not subjective — it is the most objective that mankind can be. If that were not so, it would be true that Galileo’s observations were right for scientists but wrong for believers, an impossible dichotomy.<p>Whereas …

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived review – popular science at its best

Adam Rutherford’s elegant account of the Human Genome Project brings a note of realism to our dreams of a medical revolution<p>Sixteen years ago, British researcher Ewan Birney launched an unusual sweepstake. At the time, scientists were completing the Human Genome Project, the international effort to …

An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?

In the Banda district of west-central Ghana, July is the hungry season. This year's sorghum, yams and millet are still young and green in the rain-fed fields, and for most farmers, last year's harvest is long gone.<p>People survive on cassava. They grind the roots and cook a polenta-like porridge …

There’s Probably Nothing That Will Change Clinton Or Trump Supporters’ Minds

What would it take for Donald Trump to lose his supporters’ votes? When the Jimmy Kimmel show ran a man on the street segment asking that very …

Donald Trump

Timbuktu's 'Badass Librarians': Checking Out Books Under Al-Qaida's Nose

For hundreds of years, Timbuktu has had a place in the world's imagination. Located on the southern edge of the Sahara desert, the city flourished as a center of Islamic culture and scholarship in the 13th through 16th centuries. It was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988, recognized …

The Loophole in the Hedonic Treadmill - Facts So Romantic

When Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, in <i>The House of the Dead</i>, that “Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything,” he was talking about the …

How to Save the Windows 10 Lock Screen Images You Like

Windows 10's lock screen features a cycling rotation of pretty great photography. If you’d like to save the images you find, here’s where to find …

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How Long Should My Computer Take to Boot Up Windows 7?<p><i>by Kevin Lee</i><p>Microsoft reports that 57 percent of all PC owners shut down their computers …

Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic

Chicago Tribune<p>Immigration crisis<p>More coverage<p>Chicago shelter, Sessions sued after 2 Brazilian boys separated from parents at border, transferred here<p>A Michigan law firm is suing the U.S. attorney general and a Chicago-based nonprofit that houses immigrant children on behalf of two Brazilian …

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Albert Einstein's 28 Greatest Quotes

"If you could have dinner with anybody, living or dead, who would it be?" It's probably the most often asked hypothetical — and if you had to guess …

Albert Einstein

The Secret of Our Evolutionary Success Is Faith - Facts So Romantic

The staunch atheist and essayist Christopher Hitchens once said that “the most overrated of the virtues is faith.” It’s a reasonable conclusion if …

25 “facts” that really aren’t: You’ve heard them all your life and they just aren’t true

<b>(Michiel de Wit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Carrots improve your vision, bats are blind & there’s a 5-second rule when food falls on the floor, right? Well, no<p>Larry Schwartz<p>February 22, 2016 11:17pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There are scientific facts that most of us accept as true. …

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Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

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Brain's Memory Capacity Rivals World Wide Web

Neuroscientists say the human brain can store 10 times more information than previously thought.<p>The researchers calculated the amount of storage by measuring connections between brain cells, then translated that number into bytes, the units of computer memory. One byte consists of 8 bits (each with …

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How to burn an audio CD in Windows 10

I found a solution for you. Actually, you may still have the built-in Windows Media Player, but it's hidden, because you have the new metro apps.<p>1.Go …

The Smartphone Lifetime Challenge

This problem isn’t a new one for technology products, but it is for smartphones.<p>After a long, powerful run, the smartphone market is starting to …

How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains

Author: Ferris Jabr. Ferris Jabr Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.28.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>There it was, sitting on the mantelpiece, …

Body Hair Does So Much More Than You Thought

It helps us stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies.<p>Watch a fly land on the kitchen table, and the first thing it does is clean itself, very, very carefully. Although we can’t see it, the animal’s surface is covered with dust, pollen and even insidious mites that could burrow into …