Jennifer Ross

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

Hillary Clinton's identity crisis

'Is Hillary Rodham<p>ClintonaMcDonald'sBig Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JC Penney or J. Crew?"<p>That was the opening question of a front page Washington Post story on Clinton's effort to figure out her "brand." To that end, she has recruited a team of corporate …

34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."<p>I asked Twitter for their favourite quotes from the <i>Harry Potter</i> books. Here are some of the best responses...<p>Suggested by @blairbd<p>Suggested by @GabrielleAvis<p>Suggested by @laurenspieller<p>Suggested by @NaSoldera<p>Suggested …

Books

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the most crucial components of the US armed drone programme. Alongside a couple of squadrons of the F-22 stealth fighter, the inhabitants of a large, nondescript brick building deep …

Military

Academy Awards Winners: Speeches Were All About Causes

Everybody with a statue seemed to have a cause.<p>Over and over, the winners at the Academy Awards on Sunday night used their acceptance speeches to call attention to social injustice, mental health and political debates.<p>Here’s a look at what they said.<p>The winner: Patricia Arquette, best supporting …

Steven Spielberg hopes to direct Chris Pratt in next Indiana Jones movie

Steven Spielberg hopes to direct the next Indiana Jones film if Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt signs on to replace Harrison Ford as the whip-cracking archaeological adventurer, reports Deadline.<p>Spielberg directed all four Indiana Jones movies between 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and 2008’s …

Movies

The Dad 2.0 Summit: Making the Case For a New Kind of Manhood

At the fourth annual Dad 2.0 Summit, Dr. Michael Kimmel reviews the four classic rules for what it means to be a “real man”:<p>No sissy stuff.<br>• Be a big …

Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

The human genetic code is very similar to the genetic code of our closest living relative -- the chimpanzee -- sharing around 95 percent. Of all the differences, however, one is particularly interesting: the human brain is a lot bigger than the brain of a chimp. The brain of a chimp weighs, on …

Genetics

Watch a robot play the violin better than you can

Wish you hadn't been so quick to give up violin practice as a kid? You may never get to turn back the clock, but retired engineer Seth Goldstein is showing that there's still hope of reliving those musical ambitions through technology. He recently showed off Ro-Bow, a kinetic sculpture that uses …

Violin

Navy Funds A Small Robot Army To Study The Arctic

Earlier this month the U.S. Navy's research office rented out a conference center in Washington, D.C., to show off some of its hottest new technology.<p>On display was an electromagnetic gun, and drones that could swarm around an enemy ship. But it wasn't all James Bond-style gadgets.<p>In a little side …

Global Warming

Egyptian warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Libya after killings of Christians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Egypt's military carried out a series of airstrikes against ISIS militants in Libya on Monday in retaliation for the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by the jihadist group.<p>The bombing raids pulled Egypt deeper into the widening international fight against ISIS and highlighted the …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Breakfast

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Dulce De Leche Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Need For Milk Caramel

There are many lovely levels of caramel. There's the basic caramel that we generally want to pour all over our ice cream. Then, there's salted caramel (which perfectly pairs savory with sweet), which we also want to pour all over our ice cream. And then, there's dulce de leche -- a milk caramel …

Pot Roast Recipes To Feed Everyone You Know This Winter

Could there be a more appropriate dish for winter than a pot roast? We're all for seasonal eating here at HuffPost Taste, and in the seemingly endless winter months when all we want to do is consume copious amounts of comfort food, a slow-cooked braised meat dish fits in perfectly.<p>If you haven't …

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

How LSD Helped Shape California’s Ecstatic Design Legacy

From drugs to the women’s movement, Californian counterculture has generated some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design.<p>From Deborah Sussman’s candy-colored “supergraphics” to R. Crumb’s drug-fueled comics and album art, some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design …

Amsterdam Police Respond To Death Threat Created By A Twitter Bot

Who's responsible when a robot says something hostile?<p>It's always a good idea to be careful about what you say online, and it seems that notion goes for your robot creations, too. Dutch developer Jeffrey van der Goot received a visit from the police after one of his Twitter accounts appeared to …

Amsterdam

The everyday explosions in our food

From popcorn to bubble gum, there are fascinating explosions happening in the food right under our noses.<p>Emmanuel Virot and Alexandre Ponomarenko were originally investigating extreme weather when they realised that their equipment could answer a more domestic puzzle: why does popcorn pop? The …

A history of the world in funny puns

World History

After 15 years, DSCOVR is headed to deep space to defend against solar storms

After 15 years and multiple delays, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft is on its way to deep space. Launching atop a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket, DSCOVR leapt off the pad at Space Launch Complex 40 and took to the skies at 6:03PM ET yesterday. The …