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See Into Other Universes Through The Eyes Of This Industrial Robot

Humans can’t see quantum mechanics at work–but what about a robot?<p>Some physicists believe that our universe is but one of infinite universes, so our world is only a single version of every conceivable possibility that could be. It’s scientific philosophy that will melt your mind, but a new project …

The ‘Ice Tsunami’ That Buried a Whole Herd of Weird Arctic Mammals

Pity the musk ox.<p>The biologist Marci Johnson spent the daylight hours of Valentine’s Day 2011 in a helicopter, high over the Alaskan coastline, searching for musk oxen.<p>It was part of her job. Through the winter, she regularly went to check in on animals that she and her fellow researchers had …

Yellowstone National Park

Why you shouldn't feed the homeless in parks

Don’t feed the homeless in the park and don’t hand out money to people on the street.<p>And if you agree with that, please, please, please be careful …

Homelessness

The Many Failed Vindications of Donald J. Trump

The Nunes memo is the latest thing that Trump and his allies see as a silver bullet that will clear up his political and legal problems. Don’t hold your breath.<p>The politics of the Russia investigation increasingly resemble a high-stakes game of capture the flag, with two sides frantically searching …

Donald Trump

23 Photos From Planet Earth: Blue Planet II That Will Remind You to Give Props to Mother Nature

Just in case you forgot how amazing Mother Nature truly is, BBC America's <b>Planet Earth: Blue Planet II</b> is here to remind you. The Emmy-winning Planet Earth franchise premiered on Jan. 20 and will continue to air every Saturday for a total of eight episodes. Production for this season spanned over …

Plan proposed to protect dolphin and union caribou herds means further study

In the face of a declining population, a plan to help dolphin and union caribou in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut has been inked.<p>In 2015, …

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Recruits ‘Adopt-a-Plot’ Volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a monitoring plot in areas throughout the park. In an effort to track …

National Parks

Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

In the early spring of 1967, I was in the middle of a heated 2 a.m. hallway discussion with fellow students at Yale about the Vietnam War. I was from a small town in Oregon, and I had already joined the Marine Corps Reserve. My friends were mostly from East Coast prep schools. One said that Lyndon …

Vietnam War

The True Secret to a Positive Attitude is Simpler Than You Think

The uncomfortable truth in life is that you can’t control every event, experience, or outcome.<p>All that stress, pain, and worry shouldn’t be your burden.<p>Epictetus classified things as being under our control or not under our control. His classic Enchiridion (The Good Life Handbook) starts with this …

Is gender-neutral clothing the future of fashion?

Gone are the days when skirts were just for women and trousers were just for men.<p>In 2017, gender no longer dictates the way people dress.<p>Fashion …

Gender

Workplace gender gap fuels Switzerland’s plunge in global index

Switzerland has dropped ten places in an international gender gap index to position 21, lagging behind the Nordic countries in terms of progress. The …

World Economic Forum ranks NZ 9th in world on gender equality

New Zealand has been named one of the world's most gender-equal countries - but the new Minister for Women says progress has stalled and the …

New Zealand

UK rises in gender parity rankings - and this is the reason why

A higher number of women in Government has helped the UK emerge as one of the "most improved" countries on a leading gender gap index that otherwise …

Why the latest global report on gender equality proves Britain can't solve its issues by upping women's salaries

The World Economic Forum published its annual report on the gender gap today and – spoiler alert – it makes for deeply grim reading. If, as a UK …

China ranks 100th in gender equality, according to new World Economic Forum report

China remains the world's lowest-ranked country with regard to the gender gap in its sex ratio at birth.

World Economic Forum

It's getting even harder to be a woman

Here's a shocking idea: Gender inequality is getting worse, not better.<p>The World Economic Forum says in a new report that "equality is in retreat" for the first time since the group starting tracking the issue in 2006.<p>The report, which examines gender imbalances in economics and the workplace, …

Demographics

Gender gap report: Equal pay now 217 years away

The World Economic Forum has said that it will take 217 years until women have equal pay and representation in the workplace. It's the second year …

Feminism

Women won't have equality for 100 years - World Economic Forum

<b>The equality gap between men and women would take 100 years to close at its current rate, an economic monitoring group has suggested.</b><p>It is the first time that data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shown a year-on-year worsening of the gender gap since it began charting it in 2006.<p>The report …

World Economic Forum

‘The American War’: Why you need to understand American racism to understand what happened in Vietnam

<i>After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We’ll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.</i><p><i>Subscribe:</i> …

Vietnam

Why A Cop With A Tattoo That Looks Like A Nazi Symbol Is Still On The Job

What beliefs disqualify someone from working as a cop? The case of one Philadelphia officer shows how free speech is being put to the test in police departments.<p><b>Philadelphia Police Officer</b> Ian Lichterman has a tattoo on his left forearm of an eagle that looks a lot like the emblem adopted by the …

National Security

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the …

Health Care

Trump May Replace Travel Ban With Targeted Restrictions

WASHINGTON — President Trump is replacing his ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries with severe restrictions on visitors from nations he has determined do too little to protect against terrorists and criminals coming into the United States, officials said on Friday.<p>The new travel …

Immigration

Trump positioned to impose potentially crushing tariffs on solar industry

U S. trade officials on Friday empowered<p>President Trumpto impose tariffs that could cut off the solar energy industry from the cheap foreign-made panels that have driven its explosive growth and helped create tens of thousands of jobs in California.<p>The tariffs under consideration are meant to …

Solar Power

Without U.S., 11 nations in TPP inch closer to a deal

TOKYO (Reuters) - The 11 nations remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the United States withdrew have inched closer to a comprehensive deal, offering hope that major countries can maintain free trade in the face of U.S. protectionism, a negotiator said on Friday.<p>The original 12-member …

Is President Trump vindicated on his claim of ‘wires tapped’ by Obama?

<i>“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”</i><p><i>“How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”</i> <b><br>–President Trump,</b> …

Donald Trump

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

Political Cartoons