Jake Magnusson

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Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

Climate

Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr's Potential as Therapy

You know you’ve struck marketing gold when a brand becomes a so-called “proprietary eponym.” Need to blow your nose? Grab a Kleenex. Track some sand …

Physicists Just Found More Hints of an Elusive Particle That's Its Own Antiparticle

Matter and antimatter, simultaneously.<p>Almost 80 years ago, an Italian physicist proposed that a particle could exist as both matter and antimatter at …

National Geographic will stream DiCaprio's climate change doc film for free

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has recently devoted himself to raising awareness of the negative effects of climate change and his new environmental documentary <i>Before the Flood</i> will soon be on National Geographic.<p>The eco-flick is slated to premiere on National Geographic on October 30 and …

NATO is setting the stage for its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War

With Russia's aircraft carrier heading to Syria in a show of force along Europe's shores, alliance defense ministers aim to make good on a July promise by NATO leaders to send forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland from early next year.<p>The United States hopes for binding commitments from …

Germany Warns of the Danger of War

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, "It's a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous." Since …

US, Allies Massacre at Will, Yet Condemn Russia

Washington and its allies are now openly bombing sovereign countries without any legal mandate.

Russia

Trump or Clinton: These Stocks Should Do Well No Matter Who Wins

Emotions have run exceptionally high in this campaign—so high that hyperbolic statements about the likelihood of one candidate or the other …

10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

Self-improvement

Russian fleet spotted off Norway as it heads toward English Channel

Images of flagship aircraft carrier and other ships show flotilla on its way to Mediterranean to join Syrian campaign<p>The Norwegian military said Tuesday it had taken photos of a Russian fleet, including its flagship aircraft carrier, which were shadowed off its coast as they headed for the eastern …

North Korea says it wants UK to pull out of military drills

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that it wants Britain to pull out of upcoming military exercises in South Korea, calling the drills a "hostile act."<p>Britain has announced that it will send fighter jets and support planes to Asia, and that it will take part in exercises in South …

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change - Vox

This is Earth. It's a crisp fall day. So why would you believe Earth is in a dire situation?<p>Let's look a little deeper. The brownarea below representsall the fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — that humans have identified as recoverable with current technology. The black spot is what we’re …

OPEC Spat Over Production Data Grows as Iran Rejects Estimates

OPEC’s struggle with the first step of its new production deal -- agreeing on how much its members are pumping -- deepened as Iran became the third …

The 20 College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

Choosing a major is a complex decision, often a tug-of-war between personal interests and financial prospects. Recently there has been a heightened focus on colleges’ financial return on investment. Parents sometimes put pressure on their kids to choose majors that lead to lucrative careers, and …

College & University

Unipolar no more: With Russia and China’s growing aggression, the world is becoming increasingly multipolar

<b>(AP)</b><p>And Moscow is calling the shots in Syria, not that Gary Johnson even knows where that is<p>Dilip Hiro<p>October 16, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t …

Geopolitics

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal

Time crystals were first predicted in 2012. Now researchers have created time crystals for the first time and say they could one day be used as …

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.<p>Running is great—but there a tons of guys out there who don't have the time or patience to take to the road and pound pavement.<p>For many, though, running sticks in their fitness repertoire because it burns calories better than just …

Exercise

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Tiny brain implant delivers drugs with a remote control

An implant, the size of a human hair, can deliver drugs to the brain with the click of a button. A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois have demonstrated the wireless technology in mice. While a previous iteration of the device delivered LED to …

We may soon be able to connect our brains in a ‘brainet,’ synchronizing our intelligence

You know what they say: Two heads are better than one, and three heads are better than two. But now, it’s more than an idiomatic expression. In a new …

NASA selects 4 astronauts to fly first commercial space expeditions

NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil.<p>On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies — SpaceX and Boeing. Each astronaut has test pilot experience and has flown twice in space.<p>The …

Medical breakthrough: Scientists hope to block ‘old-age protein’, reverse memory loss

Scientists are aiming to develop antibodies which could reverse the effects of an ‘aging’ protein which builds up in the blood and body. The findings …

Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients from the inside

A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medicine or clot-busting needles directly at the afflicted tissue. Much like rail guns, gauss guns rely …

Google’s Ray Kurzweil says humans will have 'hybrid' cloud-powered brains by 2030

Within 15 years, humans will be implanted with nanobots that will connect their brains to the internet, allowing for vastly accelerated cognition. …

Landmark Study Finds Previously Unknown Link Between The Brain And Immune System

Neuroscientists have uncovered a previously unknown direct connection between the brain and the immune system -- a finding that could have significant implications for the treatment of brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and autism.<p>The discovery came as a surprise to Dr. …

These Insane Videos Show People Playing Music While Having Brain Surgery

Not only is it possible, sometimes it is imperative.

What is 3D printing? A beginner’s guide to the desktop factory

We all know the 3D printing has potential, but so do a good deal of other things. Yet, unlike others — Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby, for example — 3D …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …