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News and Articles on Science and Technology

New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER<p>Scientists seeking to bring fusion—the power that drives the sun and stars—down to …

Motor Neurone Disease

America once fought a war against poverty – now it wages a war on the poor

In 2013, Callie Greer’s daughter Venus died in her arms after a battle with breast cancer. If caught early, the five-year survival rate for women …

Love All: The Art Of Polyamory

One bright spring day last year I was idly browsing Facebook when my friend Dr Kate Devlin (a lecturer in artificial intelligence at Goldsmiths) …

Polyamory

Samsung’s DeX pad will be available on May 13th for $99.99

Samsung today announced timing for its new DeX Pad, the company’s docking device that transforms a Galaxy smartphone into a PC-like workstation. It’ll go on sale on May 13th for $99.99 in retail stores, although preorders open today on Samsung.com. Any order of the Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus through …

Electronics Industry

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

Nia-Malika Henderson is a senior political reporter for CNN, reporting on the politics, policies and people shaping Washington. One of my first …

The One Thing That Nobody Can Ever Take From You

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and …

What will the Doctor order?

By Melissa Hogenboom<p>Our quest to understand how our genes work started in earnest in the mid-19th Century when a biologist and monk called Gregor Mendel came to a startling conclusion about the traits of plants. He crossed purple flowered pea plants with white ones, and found that all the resulting …

Genetics

Civilisations by David Olusoga review – a riposte to European superiority

In the summer of 1520, towards the end of his life, the great German artist Albrecht Dürer travelled from his home in Nuremberg to the Low Countries, to meet his new patron, the Holy Roman emperor Charles V. At the same time, halfway across the world in the middle of the Americas, the Spanish …

Yale neuroscientists debunked the idea that anyone is “normal”

Don’t you wish everyone would just act more normal, like you? I know I do. But normal is a relative state that depends on time, place, and …

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Travel Photography

The web we may have lost…

The current blow to the open web that is the Net Neutrality ruling feels terrible to me. My generation saw the web emerge and many of us owe our …

The secret to brilliance lies in being totally, utterly useless

Earlier this month, investor and fund manager Bill Miller committed a $75 million donation to the philosophy department of Johns Hopkins University, …

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

Shopping

Stone tools in India suggest earlier human exit from Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after scientists reported evidence that our species left Africa earlier than we thought, another discovery is suggesting the date might be pushed back further.<p>Homo sapiens arose in Africa at least 300,000 years ago and left to colonize the globe. Scientists think there …

Anthropology

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

13 Surprisingly Weird Reasons Why Crows And Ravens Are The Best Birds, No Question

They're definitely better than monkeys.<p>We're sure you have your favourite animal. It may even be a really smart one. But corvids - such as crows, …

Birds

Celebs Who Want You To See Them Naked!

Celebs With Secret Talents!<p>Stars Who Have Spoken Out About Working With Woody Allen!<p>This Week In Celebrity Twitpics & Instagrams!<p>iHeartRadio Music …

Celebrity News

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Poetry

Disastrous Republican Tax Plan Is Only the First Step in Long Term Effort to Cut Social Security and Medicare

From Alternet<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>Great damage is being done, even as the Trump mob is targeted by Robert Mueller.</i><p>MILLIONS Of Americans Will Lose Their …

Highest and lowest minimum wages around the world – how does Australia stack up?

Australia currently has the world’s highest minimum wage at $16.88 an hour, but that could change next month.<p>Switzerland could overtake Australia if …

A 100-year-old US riot only now being talked about

<b>It's almost 100 years since 19 African-American soldiers were executed following a violent mutiny in Texas. Why is the US only now coming to terms with what happened?</b><p>For decades, no name appeared above the grave of Corporal Jesse Moore, only the number seven.<p>The figure corresponded to noose number …

Justice

Evolution caught in action! Scientists observe Galapagos finches develop new species

Darwin's finches are endemic to a particular island called Daphne Major, located in Galápagos which has been discovered as 'Big Bird' by …

A new bird species is seen emerging in real-time

Scientists have directly documented a new species evolving in the wild for the first time, according to the BBC. Fittingly, the event was seen in …

Birds

World War I Timeline: 1914, The War Begins

When war broke out in 1914, there was public and political support from within almost every belligerent nation. The Germans, who faced enemies to …

Top 10 Hidden Features of the Galaxy Note 8 You Don't Know About - YouTube Tech Guy

Paradoxes

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

Biology

Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked

If plants could be stars in a cowboy film, the scarlet gilia would be one of the meanest wildflowers west of the Mississippi.<p>You can find it standing tall among the sagebrush on mountainsides, its red flowers blazing. Drought can’t always stop it. Shade won’t faze it. And when mule deer and elk …

Atoms