Isaiah Samson

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When Big Guns Go Down

The US military shipped thousands of defective gun parts to troops, and knew it for years.<p>The Fourth of July 2010 was blood and pain for Sean McMahon.<p>On Independence Day, five years ago, US Army Specialist McMahon was appointed to test a new M2 .50 caliber machine gun recently delivered to his unit …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer's 27 Notable Moments

Here's everything we noticed in the third trailer.<p><b>Warning: this article contains spoilers from the comics!</b><p>With the third Avengers: Age of Ultron …

The Civil War is Not Just For Americans

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of battles that mattered most to the U.S. A new book shows that it also mattered a great deal …

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of people under the influence of LSD.<p>Early results from the trial, involving 20 people, are said to be “very promising” and add to existing …

Psychedelic Drugs

Is religion evil? Weighing centuries of war, body counts, abuse

Gruesome deaths, sexual molestation, a wicked hierarchy — assembling an atheist argument against the church<p><i>Why Aren’t We Finished?</i><p>We have gone through the history. We have dug through the facts and figures. We have looked at the arguments for and against. We have peered into the naturalistic …

Fathers in delivery room could make pain of childbirth worse, study suggests

Women who lack emotional intimacy with their partner are likely to experience more pain in his presence<p>Watching a baby coming into the world is arguably one of the most life-changing events in a man’s life.<p>But new research suggests that some fathers should steer clear of the delivery room because …

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

Coming Soon: 12 Billion People on Earth

A mobile-friendly sidewalk? How about just better mobile manners

Is this a joke?<p>One can hope. Regardless, is a dedicated mobile phone lane the right path to take... literally?<p>Wexter Crossing<p>Walking+Texting=Wexting. Just like moose and deer, some pedestrians just don’t recognize the danger. These signs would be everywhere but only work if drivers pay …

Six secrets to surviving on little or no sleep

1. Get your catnaps in.<p>A catnap, or a quick 20 to 30 minute nap, can be an entrepreneur’s best friend. I wouldn’t recommend revolving your sleep schedule around this sort of Polyphasic sleep pattern but occasional 15-minute power naps can give you a boost in energy and help you to power through …

Putting Canada on the map

Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people<p><i>For a different perspective on Canada,</i> Maclean’s <i>went to the maps. Drawing on a variety</i> …

Death for apostasy? Islam needs to reflect the 21st century

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim is a free woman today – albeit in hiding. She was ordered released from prison by a Sudanese appeal court after spending the past few months incarcerated. She entered prison while eight months pregnant and gave birth there. Her crime? According to a Sudanese lower court ruling, …