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PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us

Earth is facing an extinction crisis – and humans shoulder the blame.<p>Wildlife poaching and illegal trade. Climate change. Urbanization. Mining. These are some of the myriad things we do that endanger animals and, in the process, damage our own well-being.<p>Three-quarters of the Earth's estimated 8.7 …

Extinction

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brilliantly Trolls Flat-Earthers With 1 Hilarious Image

Here's a view of the moon you'll never see.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson has something he’d like the flat-Earthers to see.<p>Or rather, it’s something they’ll never see... and neither will anyone else, at least not in the real world.<p>The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American …

Epcot refreshes Mission: Space with more to come

Epcot, Walt Disney World's second theme park, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The world's fair-like theme park has evolved throughout its history, but it is poised for significant change in the coming years. Recent makeovers offer a glimpse into where Epcot is heading.<p>Two of the updates …

Bug reportedly exposed T-Mobile customers' personal data

A vulnerability on T-Mobile's website allowed access to millions of customers' personal data, including email addresses and account numbers, Motherboard reported Tuesday.<p>The flaw, which Motherboard said was discovered by security researcher Karan Saini, could have allowed hackers who knew -- or …

T-Mobile

Nanoparticles make superbugs more susceptible to drugs

Researchers have created nanoparticles that, when administered with antibiotics, can kill 1000 times more bacteria than when just antibiotic is used, …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Jerry Seinfeld On Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, Joke Science And The P.C. Era – New Yorker Festival

In a New Yorker Festival conversation with the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, Jerry Seinfeld covered a wide range of topics in a 90-minute session …

Comedy

Can You Pick the Bees Out of This Insect Lineup?

How can we save the pollinators if we don’t even recognize them?

Animated map of how Earth will look in 250 million years

According to plate tectonics theory, Earth's outer shell is divided into multiple plates that slowly glide over the mantle. This slowly changes Earth's surface over time by merging, or separating, continents.<p>Here, we used projections from Chris Scotese— a professor with Northwestern University's …

Cannabis advertising takes to the skies

Voters in 26 states and the District of Columbia have adopted laws that legalize the use of marijuana in some form.<p>But so far Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air appears to be the first and only U.S.-based air carrier to accept advertising from a cannabis dispensary.<p>Allegiant Air's in-flight magazine, …

Cannabis

Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and has a single line that runs the length of the …

Hemorrhoids: Dangers, treatments and prevention

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hemorrhoids have plagued mankind's derrieres for centuries.<p>It's said that French leader Napoleon Bonaparte's rectal protrusion caused him such pain during the Battle of Waterloo that it affected his ability to lead, ultimately costing him victory.<p>Hippocrates pioneered many of the surgical …

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests.<p>Vitamin D helps the body use calcium to support bone …

Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger under Trump, United Nations warns

The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)<p>But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very …

Rights & Freedoms

Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda: What's the Difference?

You’ve definitely come across baking soda and baking powder, two ingredients that sound similar but do very different things. Maybe you’ve started …