Jeena Thomas

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The most racist places in America, according to Google

Where do America's most racist people live? "The rural Northeast and South," suggests a new study just published in PLOS ONE.<p>The paper introduces a novel but makes-tons-of-sense-when-you-think-about-it method for measuring the incidence of racist attitudes: Google search data. The methodology comes …

What No One Tells You: The Real Reason For Nuke Deal With Iran

Today’s news that Iran’s navy impounded a Western ship illustrates the severe impediments to a nuke deal. With so much going against it, the most powerful argument for completing the agreement still hasn’t been uttered by anyone. Astonishing, you might think. Not really. The central figure on whose …

Geopolitics

For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

Why Do Humans Have Chins? It's Not for Chewing

The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else.<p>Compared with other human relatives such as Neanderthals, modern Homo sapiens have particularly prominent chins. Some researchers have hypothesized that the modern …

Innovation Factory: How Parker Hannifin Pumps Out Breakthrough Products

Twenty miles from Parker Hannifin’s monolithic headquarters in Cleveland, Craig Maxwell darts from room to room in the company’s newly opened “hacker space,” unable to hide a grin. Sparks spit into the air as one engineer builds a trash truck that operates entirely by a hydraulic system and a …

New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of …

Nat Turner, 28

<b>Cofounder, Flatiron Health</b><p>Vital medical data is often handwritten in charts using inconsistent notation and formatting, robbing researchers of the opportunity to use computers to analyze every interaction between a doctor and a patient as they would in a clinical trial. Tackling this problem is Nat …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …