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Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Tasman Glacier Under the Milky Way

Many photographers experiment with astrophotography and are drawn to the sights and colors that can’t always be seen by the naked eye. In order to …

An Enemy of the Kremlin Dies in London

Who killed Alexander Perepilichny?<p>On November 10, 2012, Alexander Perepilichny was feeling a little under the weather. He decided to try to shake it off by taking a few laps around the gated community southwest of London where Russian émigrés like him lived in multimillion-dollar mansions alongside …

This Stunning One-Off Ferrari Is Way More Special than a Normal F12

The SP275 RW Competizione is one hell of a looker.<p>Ferrari isn't shy about producing one-off models for customers. Its made everything from weird-looking grand tourers to mid-engine supercars for wealthy clients who want something different. Now, it seems the latest one's broken cover, and it looks …

National Geographic Unveils Its 52 Most Beautiful Travel Photos Of 2016’s

Curated from 91 photographers, 107 stories and a whopping 2,290,225 photos, National Geographic has unveiled its top 52 images of 2016. From Russian …

Nasa teams up with Stephen Hawking to make his nano spacecraft a reality

In April, a team of scientists announced a new project to explore interstellar space named Breakthrough Starshot. The project wants to use lasers to …

Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Lesbian Love That Ended In Heartbreak

1 of 12<p>Eleanor Roosevelt Standing on the Steps With Governor Pearson and Lorena Hickok<p>Eleanor Roosevelt had a secret lesbian lover — but she left …

Cowardly Log Cabin Republicans Finally Admit Truth: Donald Trump Is A Menace To LGBT Rights

<i>President of Log Cabin Republicans Gregory Angelo at Quicken Loans Arena on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)</i><p>The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), the gay GOP group that for almost a year had claimed Donald Trump was the most "pro-LGBT" Republican …

The World's 3rd-Largest Democracy Is Considering Banning Sex Outside Marriage

(Newser) – Indonesia is the world's third-largest democracy, with more than 260 million people, but it's moving in a direction that some rights …

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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to …

Everyone should officially add a "Q" to the end of LGBT, GLAAD says

The word "queer" has officially made it to the mainstream — according to GLAAD, at least. In the latest edition of its Media Reference Guide released …

Defense Secretary: Forces ready in 'weeks' for battle to retake ISIS capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday it will be only a matter of weeks before the US and its allies are ready to drive ISIS from Raqqa, its symbolic capital in Syria.<p>The preparations come amid fears the terror group is plotting an attack somewhere around the world from inside the …

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Frog goes extinct, media yawns

Is the loss of a unique life form on Earth big news? Not according to most media outlets. But how can the public care about global mass extinction if they aren’t even told about its victims?<p>On 26 September, staff with the Atlanta Botanical Garden found a frog dead in his enclosure. The frog had big …

Two-thirds of the world's wildlife is on track to get wiped out by 2020

The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% between 1970 and 2012, with losses on track to reach 67% by 2020. Researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London compiled the report from scientific data and found that the destruction of …

Camping in the Old Days: 20 Fascinating Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in the 1950s and '60s

Modern-day travel trailers trace their origins to gypsy travel wagons and the Conestoga Wagons built to carry settlers across the United States. …

Space-Faring Self-Replicating Machines Explained in 5 Minutes

Making von Neumann machines would be massive leap from sci-fi to reality.<p>Elon Musk is in the news for his plan to take humanity to Mars. But there's a much simpler way to reach much further across the galaxy: self-replicating machines. This helpful clip breaks down the cosmic idea:<p>Named after …

Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> Hours after a prosecutor accused her of "unlawfully and unnecessarily" shooting an unarmed man dead in the middle of a street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Officer Betty Shelby turned herself in early Friday.<p>Shelby, who's charged with manslaughter, was booked into the local county …

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Texas law now permits guns in college classrooms. Protesters came armed with sex toys instead.

By Katie Mettler<p>Katie Mettler<p>Reporter covering breaking news and features<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The toys came in different colors and sizes, all 4,500, with optional zip ties for security.<p>They were handed out for free, waved around for crowd control and dangled from homework-filled backpacks. Some were …

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10 Critical Questions You Must Answer if You Want to Write a Book

Don't skip any of these questions if you want your book to be extremely successful.<p>After my book was released, I was surprised by how many people asked me for advice on how to write and publish a book. Like all authors I learned a lot along the way. Here are 10 critical questions you must answer …

Read the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

I’ve always admired people who can successfully navigate what I refer to as “Kafka’s Castle,” a term of dread for the many government and corporate …

Makey Makey Invention Kit Collector's Edition

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Imagine if you could play an online piano app, but instead of using your keyboard, you used bananas. Makey Makey makes this …

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Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

No symptoms, but could there be cancer? Our chemosensor will detect it!

Many cancers could be successfully treated if the patient consulted the doctor sufficiently early. But how can a developing cancer be detected if it …

The hidden world of the Knights Templar

Tucked behind London’s Fleet Street, a patchwork of gardens and graceful buildings tell the story of the most famous knights of the Crusades.<p>It was rush hour on a weekday and I was weaving my way down the Strand, one of central London’s most famous thoroughfares. The street hummed with tourists, …

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Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

Signs of mission creep are multiplying in the fight against ISIS in Iraq

Almost five years ago, President Obama delivered a speech in which he acknowledged — and claimed credit for — the fact that the last U.S. combat troops would soon be leaving Iraq. "The tide of war is receding," Obama said on Oct. 21, 2011.<p>What Obama didn't anticipate was that Islamic State, an …

Nine Myths About Being Organized That Keep You Surrounded In Clutter

Being organized doesn’t mean being perfect. Let go of these common misconceptions about organization and you can live a better life.<p>Organized. The word alone can make you feel inadequate. But the reason it’s so intimidating isn’t because it’s hard; more likely, it’s because we don’t understand what …

How to Stop Worrying What Other People Think of You

If you find yourself looking over your shoulder, self-conscious, or fretful about how your actions will look to others, here's some help to stop worrying.<p>We all want to be liked and appreciated for our many talents, our ferocious intelligence, our good nature, our sparkling personality.<p>But when we …

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in …

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