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A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

There is no denying that lawful gun owners use their firearms in self-defense far more often than those decrying the “myth” of a good guy with a gun …

Guns

Trump Officials Reverse Obama’s Policy on Affirmative Action in Schools

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it was abandoning Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, signaling that the administration will champion race-blind admissions standards.<p>In a joint letter, the …

Civil Rights

There has been an uptick in ‘active shooter’ incidents. Experts know exactly what to blame.

The number of “active shooter” situations recorded by the government remained steady in recent years until 2017 when it spiked. Experts told BuzzFeed News they hope it was just an anomaly.<p>But if it wasn’t, the experts know exactly who to blame for the uptick in “active shooter” incidents: …

Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

Cancer

Terminally Ill Black Americans Receive Worse Hospice Care Than Whites

Many studies have shown that black Americans receive poorer health care than whites—and that appears to be true even during end-of-life care, …

Women of Color

A two-dimensional ON/OFF switching device based on anisotropic interactions of atomic quantum dots on Si(100):H

Article |<p>Open | Published: 20 December 2017<p>Mayssa Yengui,<br>• Eric Duverger,<br>• Philippe Sonnet &<br>• Damien Riedel<p><i>Nature Communications</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: …

Nanotech

Superbugs Are Nearly Impossible to Fight. This Last-Resort Medical Treatment Offers Hope

On the evening of Nov. 7, Steffanie Strathdee sent out a cryptic tweet: “#Phage researchers! I am working with a team to get Burkholderia cepacia …

Medicine

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?

Some cancers are difficult to beat, even with modern drugs. New research sheds light on how one type of chemotherapy provides a safe haven for tumor …

Cancer

The 25 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Here are the studies that rocked the science world this year.<p>Every week in 2017 seemed to bring new, objectively bad news about environmental …

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Two teenagers picked the wrong guy to try to carjack outside his home

Two teenagers tried to carjack a man who was taking his shoes off after his shift while he sat in his car outside his home in Chicago. But their evil plan was thwarted because the man was an off-duty cop and acted quickly to stop them.<p><b>What happened?</b><p>A veteran patrol officer was sitting inside his …

Crime

Apple does slow down older iPhones - but not for the reason you think

Apple is often accused of deliberately slowing down older iPhones, with conspiracy theorists claiming it is a ruse to force customers to upgrade.<p>Now, it appears that the theory is true, at least in part. Apple admitted that it deliberately limits the performance of iPhones when a battery ages, to …

Our brains sometimes create 'false memories' — but science suggests we could be better off this way

Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the same thing, but you remember it differently.<p>This happens quite a lot, because human memories are imperfect. As much as we all like to think we can trust our own minds, memories can …

Google will use lasers instead of fiber to deploy high-speed internet

There are two main components to getting an entire nation online: the last mile, and the backbone. The often-talked-about “last mile” is the final …

Internet of Things

TAKE THAT, POLICE HATERS: New Study Examining Police Body Cameras Finds Police Behave Reasonably When They Use Force

A new massive study has been released that centers on the use of police body-worn cameras (BWCs), and much to the chagrin of those who love to vilify …

Research

Physicists just invented an essential component needed for quantum computers

by Science Alert December 18, 2017 Robots & Machines 5453<p>Mike McRae<p>In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their …

Quantum Computing

Twitter has begun banning white nationalists, the “alt-right” and other hate groups

If your Twitter timeline looked a little less racist this morning, it’s not because the neo-Nazis slept in.<p>In the midst of mounting public pressure …

Social Media

Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and …

Income Inequality

Twitter starts enforcing new policies on violence, abuse, and hateful conduct

Policies now extend to hateful imagery and to conduct both on platform and off<p>Twitter says it will now begin enforcing the new rules it announced last month to combat abuse and hateful conduct, including threats of violence and physical harm. The new rules expand policies to abusive or threatening …

Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Celebrates The Importance Of Men, God, And Guns

<i>This review contains spoilers.</i><p>For those hoping that the recent Netflix mini-series “Godless” would be a story of strong women braving the late …

Track Down

In 1 Chart, What’s in the Final Tax Reform Bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most sweeping update to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The recently released conference report would lower …

Taxes

Tillerson Slip Reveals Secret Planning on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how …

North Korea

The Search for Life on Mars Should Go Underground, Scientists Say

The search for signs of life on Mars needs a bit of a rethink, scientists argue in a new study.<p>A popular strategy calls for investigating spots where …

Earth Science

Former White House Insider Explains What Trump Did to Devastate ISIS

President Donald Trump is defeating terrorism by allowing the military to do its job and by combating extremist ideology, a former adviser to the …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Politico: Obama let Hezbollah run cocaine into the US for Iran deal -- and more

Did the current administration “collude” with Russia? So far no evidence at all has emerged to support that hypothesis, but Politico’s Josh Meyer …

Scientists Find Antarctic Microbes That Live on Air Alone

Life's resilience keeps astounding us. Unimaginable as it may seem, there's a thriving population of micro-orgnisms in the cold, dry, nutrient-poor …

Biology