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What a Trump administration means for space

WASHINGTON — A space policy of the administration of President-elect Donald Trump is likely to focus more on human spaceflight, technology …

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Majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer after screening mammograms get unnecessary treatment, study finds

More than half of breast cancers newly diagnosed in the United States are likely cases of mistaken identity that subject women to needless anxiety, treatment and expense, researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>The study also found that the value of mammograms as a …

Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, early medical marijuana researcher, dies at 85

Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, a UCLA psychiatrist who was among the first researchers to prove the medical benefits of marijuana, has died. He was 85.<p>Ungerleider died in his home in Encino on Sept. 19 of complications from Alzheimer's disease, said his son, John Ungerleider.<p>In the 1970s and 1980s, …

Four catechists murdered in Mexico, presumably by drug gangs | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

Rome - The bodies of four catechists who had been reported missing on Saturday in Mexico were found on Tuesday, displaying clear signs of torture. …

Google's Tango phone, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro, is coming in November

Clay Bavor, head of VR and AR at Google, has confirmed the release date of the first phone with Google's depth-sensing 3D camera system.<p>2016 is set to be a very big year for Google phones. The search giant just announced two new Pixel phones to compete with the Apple iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy …

Augmented Reality

To Be Christian, Intellectual and Black: A Response to Vincent Lloyd

Continuing the conversation on the role and reception of black Christian intellectuals in this country.

Faith

Apple's head of Siri is joining the Partnership on AI

<b>Update: Friday January 27</b><p>After conspicuously being absent when the group came together in September 2016, Apple has joined the Partnership on AI.<p>Tim …

Artificial Intelligence

I Am Happily Married to God — as a Consecrated Virgin

Yes, I'm celibate. No, I'm not a nun.<p>One August morning, I walked to the front of the church in my white gown, nervous and excited. Family and friends stood in the pews of Queen of Apostles in Alexandria, Virginia. They smiled and wiped tears. The bishop began the ceremony. I was getting married — …

Bad Scholarship A Poor Solution to Anti-Trans Politics: A Response to the New York Times’ “Is God Transgender?”

Doing justice to religious texts and fighting for trans* inclusion aren't mutually exclusive.

Theology

The Painkillers That Could End the Opioid Crisis - MIT Technology Review

It happens every time James Zadina publishes a new paper or receives a write-up: the phone in his New Orleans laboratory begins to ring. The e-mails …

Medicine

An Effective but Exhausting Alternative to High-School Suspensions

In December 2013, Colleen Walsh, a social-studies teacher at Leadership and Public Service High School in Manhattan’s Financial District, called one of the school’s four deans in charge of discipline. She had just had a short, heated dispute in the hallway with a 17-year-old student who had his …

Education

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Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

Consciousness Persists: Even after Death

<b>We all know it’s coming, sooner or hopefully later! Death is just one of those things that happen to us all, eventually.</b><p>One thing many of us agree …

Consciousness

B.C. educators look to bring restorative justice to the classroom

We are all familiar with traditional classroom discipline: punishing students by sending them to the office, keeping them for detention, or in …

Warmest Temperatures *Ever*?

We are bombarded with claims that some month or year (e.g., 2016) is the “warmest ever.” But what does that mean? We are living in a relatively cool …

Climate Change

Gear of the Year: Spring/Summer 2016

Slip into a new hiking boot, and you can feel the freedom of the trail even miles from the trailhead. Grip new handlebars, and the wind practically whistles in your ear right there in the bike shop. Stuff isn’t going to make you happy, but it’s going to make the activities that make you happy …

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe — three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction.<p>That fraction just grew dramatically.<p>In a study published Wednesday online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of …

The Brain

Scientists confirm DNA holds a second layer of information

Everything that makes you <i>you</i> is in your DNA, but a long-time hypothesis suggests that you're not just a product of the genetic code itself, but also …

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

Quantum Mechanics

8 Albums Developers Love Programming To

As much as we all love being in an office full of friendly people, there’s time where you just need to focus and get coding. So, out come the …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

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What teen girls really want from relationships (hint: it's not just sex)

A new book about the sexual environment our daughters inhabit has hit the shelves. Peggy Orenstein’s Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape is hailed as “groundbreaking” and has been reviewed extensively by mainstream media outlets.<p>As a result, it is currently #1 at Amazon in …

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Expandable habitats may take us to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> In sci-fi movies, space habitats are huge structures with labyrinth layouts. But Hollywood doesn't have to deal with the issues real aerospace engineers face when contemplating future space homes -- such as gravity and financial constraints.<p>"Gravity ... is a really serious problem," Bigelow …

Space Exploration

Weather Channel founder calls Bill Nye a ‘pretend scientist’ in ‘Climate Hustle’

Even before the skeptical documentary “Climate Hustle” hits U.S. theaters Monday, it already has unsettled the climate change debate.<p>Weather Channel …

Climate