Jennifer Carr

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“A problem no one should ignore”: HUD Secretary Julian Castro unloads to Salon on gay rights, homelessness & America

Widely touted future Democratic star sounds off on an American housing travesty — and how he’s trying to fix it<p>A house does not necessarily make a home. But for far too many American children and teens that identify as gay, lesbian or transgender, there is no house to call home at all.<p>It’s a …

Noise vs. Nature: How We’re Upsetting America’s Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …


Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

Darwin's theory explains so much of the world, from bumblebees to human origins, says the Science Guy.<p>With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences. Last February, the former …

Bill Nye

The 'Mule Women' of Melilla, Spain


'Faster-Than-Light' Illusion Could Help Unveil Cosmic Secrets

An experiment that creates the illusion of an object traveling faster than the speed of light could be a real-world tool for studying the cosmos, …

Quantum Mechanics

Alberta’s oil woes: typical downturn or end of an era?

The hits just keep on coming for Alberta. Falling oil prices could now send the province into a recession this year, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. Despite the protestations of Premier Jim Prentice, other similar predictions are sure to follow given the spate …


X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …


Ecstasy in Rivers and The World's First Geological Map