Kristy Sorenson

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Candidate Trump's racism strategy is failing President Trump

When Trump was on the campaign trail, he had a surefire racism strategy: he'd say something horribly racist ("Mexicans are rapists") then refuse to …

History-changing discovery suggests Homo sapiens were not the first humans in America

For decades, the accepted theory of human migration suggested that Homo sapiens arrived to America around 15,000 years ago, and that they were the …

What America Stood For

"Where people are desperate, it is still America they count on, whether they love or scorn it, and America they blame when aid does not come."<p>After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November, a foreign ambassador accosted one of my deputies at the State Department, where …

Political Science

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Stop comparing Donald Trump to Hitler – he has more in common with another erratic German leader

Many have noted similarities between Donald Trump’s political rise and that of the right wing in 1930s Europe. Yet recent events, such as the travel …

'Tomb Raider' Is the Best Open-World Game for Busy People

Sometimes less is more.<p>Big, sweeping open-world games are here to stay. After all, they give the people what they want: endless fantasy realms to …

If You’re Playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Turn Off The Minimap

Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump, I Don't Want to Be Your Friend

<i>Jorge Ramos spoke about being an immigrant and journalist in the age of President Trump at Harvard University’s Goldsmith Awards Ceremony. Ramos</i> …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained

President Trump’s Russia problem is getting even worse.<p>Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak <i>twice</i> during the 2016 campaign, when he was serving as a Trump advisor. This is despite the fact that Sessions …

Researchers Believe Depression Once Offered Humans an Evolutionary Advantage

Around 15 million US adults suffer from depression. 6.9 million American adolescents have been diagnosed. The condition is common. 10% of the …

Evolution

Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

Pygmy elephants. Monkeys with noses the size of beer cans. And a deer so small you could cradle it like a baby.<p>And right there, sitting on a leaf, is the strangest bug we've ever seen<b>.</b><p>"Check out the size of it," says virus hunter Kevin Olival as he picks up a ginormous roly-poly. "It's the size of …

Microbiology

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Why some people are always running late

It’s not always rudeness or scatter-brained behaviour – it can be something much deeper, writes Laura Clarke.<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Confession: I am a late person. At least, one in …

Self-help

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

10 Scariest Movies on Netflix

Happy haunting.<p>Fall means one thing: If you aren’t watching scary movies on a regular basis, you aren’t living your best life. While there are definitely some frightening gems hitting theaters this season (like <i>Blair Witch</i> and <i>Rings</i>), you actually don’t have to leave your couch in order to seek the …