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Robert Reich

Even Jeb Bush is now urging an end to the “carried interest” loophole that allows partners at private-equity and hedge funds to treat their income as …

Robert Reich

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Anti-gay fliers distributed throughout Queens neighborhood

The Jackson Heights Post reports that anti-gay fliers were being distributed throughout the Queens neighborhood, tucked into car windows near 82nd …

LGBTQI

2016 Election: Washington Post Reporter Calls Race ‘Surreal’ and ‘Twisty-Turny’

<i>The 2016 race for president is fully underway. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains embroiled in an email controversy, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls, and Vice President Joe Biden is deciding whether or not to jump into the race. On</i> …

Government

Start school day at 11am to let students sleep in, says expert

Paul Kelley says young people are losing 10 hours’ sleep a week, and calls for 8.30am starts for primary pupils and 10 or 11am for teenagers<p>School start times should be put back to as late as 11am to combat a sleep-deprivation crisis among young people, a scientist has suggested.<p>Paul Kelley, of the …

University of Oxford

1,000 Years Ago, Caffeinated Drinks Had Native Americans Buzzing

Feeding a caffeine habit is no sweat in our day and age: Just raid the office kitchen for some tea or hit one of the coffee shops that pepper the landscape.<p>But 1,000 years ago, Native Americans in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest were getting their buzz on in landscapes where no obvious …

Anthropology

7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.<p>When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of …

Archaeology

Hitachi Hires Artificially Intelligent Bosses For Their Warehouses

No cubicle necessary<p>Say hello to your new artificial intelligence overlord--er, boss.<p>At Hitachi, the Japanese electronics manufacturer, workers have started to take orders from artificial intelligence programs meant to increase productivity in the workplace.<p>Hitachi has deployed the AI in an …

Artificial Intelligence

Study Finds Greater Tsunami Risk From Southern California Quake

Californians may be used to hearing about the threat of potentially deadly earthquakes, but a new study finds that quake-triggered tsunamis pose a greater risk to Southern California than previously thought.<p>Tsunamis are monster waves that can reach more than 100 feet (30 meters) high. They are …

Geology

This cave may hold clues to future climate change - Futurity

Remember the movie "The Day After Tomorrow"? The rapid cooling it depicts (and exaggerates) is clearer thanks to rainfall data from a stalagmite.

Climate Change

1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear

Math can be as scary as spiders and snakes, at least in the brain of an 8-year-old child. And that early anxiety about dealing with numbers can put a child at a significant disadvantage, not only in school but in negotiating life and a career. Fortunately, a study of third-graders, published this …

Mathematics

Within UC Berkeley's famous tower, a scarcely known trove of fossils

Deep in the heart of a bell tower, Eric Holt leans over and pulls open a wooden drawer filled with bones. The walls of this dimly lit room and those below are lined with shelves upon shelves of fossils — mammoth tusks, bison jaws, giant sloth limbs.<p>Some drawers are neatly organized, tiny specimens …

Paleontology

Super stonehenge found below ground

Archaeologists have found evidence for a circle of 90 huge standing stones buried near Stonehenge.<p>On September 7, 2015, researchers announced they …

One-Year Space Station Crew Members Discuss Life in Space with New York Media

7 hours of sleep save you from getting sick - Futurity

Getting an extra hour of sleep can be the difference between staying healthy and catching a cold, new research confirms.

Mellon

32,000 year old porridge found in cave

Apparently cavemen enjoyed porridge just as much as we do today<p>We've always loved porridge as a species, according to this new find by researchers from the University of Florence.<p>Grains found when this ancient cave was excavated in the 1980s were dismissed, until scientists decided to see what the …

Paleo Diet

Is Technology Changing How We Fall In Love?

Yes. And no.<p>In this episode of Futuropolis, we tackle the age-old question: what is love? Okay, we don’t actually answer that question, but, we do talk to a sociologist at Tinder, the co-founder of OkCupid, and a sociologist who has studied how the ways through which we find mates has changed over …

Melting Ice Could Wake Up Ancient Frozen Viruses

New ways global warming could kill us<p>Melting polar regions are already causing unprecedented sea level rise but there are other threats besides water buried in the swiftly melting ice.<p>Since 2003, large viruses (longer than 0.5 microns) have been found ensconced in permafrost, a layer of soil in the …

Global Warming

In an unequal society, feeling richer than others makes you a jerk

Virtual game demonstrates how wealth visibility affects human behavior<p>In unequal societies, rich people cooperate less with their poor neighbors if they know they're wealthier, according to a game-based study published today in <i>Nature</i>. But that's not that case when rich people don't know how good …

Are You Ready To Fly A Drone?

A quiz on pertinent points of drone law<p>Drones are more common than ever, but the rules governing drones don’t come included in the packaging of quadcopters, so it can be a little tricky to figure out how, exactly, one can fly without breaking the law. “Know Before You Fly” is a campaign launched by …

Survival rate for early preemies climbs in U.S. - Futurity

More infants born extremely premature in the US are surviving with fewer complications. Experts say changes in maternal and infant care may explain …

Physiology

Fewer poor students ditched schools on probation - Futurity

A school accountability program in Chicago flagged schools with sub-par test scores—but transferring didn't improve school quality for most kids.

Subpar

Are you taking too many pictures?

Snapping away on your smartphone or camera could be spoiling your memories of important events, research suggests.<p>We’ve all done it at one time or another: whipped out our smartphone to snap a picture of a sunset that is too beautiful to forget, or surreptitiously photographed a particularly …

Mobile Photography

Video: In The Philippines, Mobile Micro-Entrepreneurs Make A Difference

Putting money where your mobile is<p>In 2013, one of the strongest storms to make landfall swept through the Philippines, with sustained wind speeds of up to 195 miles per hour. The Category 5 typhoon, named Haiyan, and known as Yolanda in the Philippines, killed more than 6,000 people, displaced 4.1 …

Fossil “River Dolphin” Lived Out at Sea

The tale of how whales walked into the seas is one of the most celebrated in evolutionary biology. Even our own fossil backstory, of arboreal apes that eventually began to walk upright, seems relatively unimpressive compared to how little mammals that scampered along the beach on four legs began a …

Paleontology

Genetically modified human embryos should be allowed, expert group says

Controversial research has ‘tremendous value’ to science, say members of Hinxton Group, although they are not in favour of allowing GM babies to be born<p>Research involving genetic modification of human embryos, though controversial, is essential to gain basic understanding of the biology of early …

Genetics

Can Grocery Carts Steer Consumers To Healthier Purchases?

New research finds that putting in partitions in grocery carts can increase the likelihood shoppers buy healthy fruits and veggies. (This piece initially aired on May 26, 2015 on <i>Morning Edition</i>.)<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>We would like to imagine that we think for ourselves. The truth is more …

Nutrition

How financial stress makes college even tougher - Futurity

Black and Latino students have better access to college, but completion rates haven't budged. Researchers say financial distress could be a big …