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‘Black Panther’: Why the relationship between Africans and black Americans is so messed up

<b>WARNING: This post contains spoilers and discusses characters in Marvel’s “Black Panther.” I will feed you a nice Ghanaian jollof meal if you read further anyway.</b><p><i>Finally! “Black Panther” weekend has hit the United States. Marvel’s newest superhero film was one of the most anticipated movies in</i> …

People are walking into glass at the new Apple headquarters

Silicon Valley is known for moving fast and breaking things, but Apple Inc. may want its employees to slow down in order to not break themselves or …

Tim Cook

Humans have a magnetic sensor in our eyes, but can we detect magnetic fields? - Not Exactly Rocket Science

By Ed Yong | June 21, 2011 11:00 am<p>Many birds have a compass in their eyes. Their retinas are loaded with a protein called cryptochrome, which is …

Dave Chappelle Can’t Shock Jock His Way Out of the #MeToo Movement

“Everything is funny until it happens to you.” This is how Dave Chappelle opens his special <i>The Bird Revelation</i>, to the raucous applause of an …

Comedy

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Silicon Valley

Heroic New Zealanders Evade Local Alcohol Ban by Building a Sand Island in "International Waters"

A heartwarming story of New Year's Eve perseverance.<p>Another New Year's Eve—that holiday rivaled only by Valentine's Day with respect to the consistently cavernous gap between giddy expectations and disappointing results—has, mercifully, come and gone at last. If your evening began with watery …

Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers' DNA

When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy …

National Butterfly Center Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall

The National Butterfly Center filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. Monday against the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the Trump …

The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine

The last line of a 17th century poem by John Donne prompted Louise Noble’s quest. “Women,” the line read, are not only “Sweetness and wit,” but …

To see more women in science, deal with test-taking anxiety in girls

In a recent standardized science test given to 15-year-olds in 72 countries, there was almost no gap in the scores between boys and girls. The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test administered by the OECD every three years to more than half a million students, found …

Education

Washington state says Comcast stole at least $73 million from subscribers over 5 years

Washington state is in the midst of suing Comcast over misselling of its "Service Protection Plan," a nearly useless insurance plan that was sold as …

Washington State

Men look at crotches

Among the many interesting things in Online Journalism Review’s article about using eyetracking to increase the effectiveness of news article design …

American Kennel Club

Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI.<p><b>This summer,</b> <b>Elon Musk spoke</b> to the National Governors Association and told them that “AI is a …

New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats

A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.<p>New York City is a place where rats climb out of toilets, bite babies in their cribs, crawl on sleeping commuters, take over a Taco Bell restaurant, and drag an entire slice of pizza …

This Quebec Furry Group Is Fighting the Far Right

The group, also called La Meute, says it’s disrupting the far right’s online recruitment.<p>If you search the name of Quebec’s largest far-right group on Facebook something wonderful happens—something you wouldn’t expect.<p>Your top result for La Meute isn’t a group full of rabid anti-Islamic activists …

Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims by Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Tech & Science Human trafficking #MeToo<p><i>Updated</i> | Silicon Valley’s Female Problem was well-known long before the #MeToo movement started toppling …

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.<p>Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.<p>An index from …

Why Do People Have Foot Fetishes?

An Arkansas man identified as the "Toe Suck Fairy" was arrested Monday (Sept. 26) following a series of incidents in which he allegedly approached …

University of California

CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including "fetus" and "transgender" — in official documents being prepared for next year's budget.<p>Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

Elon Musk Reveals His Awkward Dislike of Mass Transit

Elon Musk is a man of many, many interests. Lately, to go along with cars, space, and AI, he has added mass transit to the pile. After launching the …

Buddha of Oakland

When Dan Stevenson placed a stone Buddha across the street from his house in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood, it was out of desperation. “The corner …

ICE tracks down immigrant who spoke to media in SW Washington: ‘You are the one from the newspaper’

After talking to The Seattle Times about his girlfriend’s arrest by immigration officials, a Pacific County man was detained himself. He said an …

How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians

The reputation isn’t just a stereotype—it’s the result of a calculated, highly progressive ad campaign launched 20 years ago.<p>How do you advertise a car that journalists describe as “sturdy, if drab”?<p>That was the question faced by Subaru of America executives in the 1990s. After the company’s …

LGBTQI

Get your loved ones off Facebook.

<i>I originally wrote this for my friends and family in 2015, to explain why the latest Facebook privacy policy is really harmful. It’s since been read</i> …

'Spy Eggs' Track Illegal Sea Turtle Egg Trade | Blog | Nature | PBS

The two sea turtle eggs on the outside are fakes outfitted with GPS trackers. Credit: Kim Williams-Guillén/Paso Pacifico<p>In a home workspace once …

Why UC Davis's campaign to manipulate search results backfired

Google “University of California, Davis.” What do you see? Who controls what you see?<p>Until last week, here’s what you <i>wouldn’t</i> see: images of a police …

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

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Depression

Discovery of a big void in Khufu’s Pyramid by observation of cosmic-ray muons

Letter | Published: 02 November 2017<p>Kunihiro Morishima<br>• , Mitsuaki Kuno<br>• , Akira Nishio<br>• , Nobuko Kitagawa<br>• , Yuta Manabe<br>• , Masaki Moto<br>• , Fumihiko Takasaki<br>• , …

Google Scholar

Russian ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign

Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton and divide Americans over some of the nation's most sensitive social …

Senate Intelligence Committee