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Noah's Ark 'replica' unveiled in Kentucky amid anger at 'scientifically preposterous' museum

Nathaniel Jeanson is a Harvard-educated biologist. For the past year, he has been involved in a spectacular $100 million project, designed to educate and astonish the world.<p>His project, however, has left many scientists in despair.<p>For Dr Jeanson is one of the advisers of Ark Encounter – billed as …

What Freudian slips really reveal about your mind

Do our verbal stumblings unveil our unconscious desires – or are they simply an innocent glitch in the brain’s workings? BBC Future investigates.<p>It was 1988 and the then-vice president, George H. W. Bush, was on a routine visit to Idaho. He was supposed to give a dry speech on agricultural policy …

Psychology

There's one place in the world that's getting colder instead of warmer

As carbon pollution cranks up the global thermostat, the Southern Ocean is getting cooler, not warmer.<p>While Arctic sea ice has dwindled, Antarctic sea ice has persisted and even grown.<p>What could explain this phenomenon?<p>Finally, scientists have cracked the case.<p>According a new study published in …

Global Warming

Over 100 Nobel winners urge Greenpeace to support GMOs

Greenpeace is being taken to task by 107 Nobel laureates, who have signed a letter asking it to support genetically modified organisms (GMOs), <i>The Washington Post</i> reports. In particular, the band of scientists are pushing Greenpeace to stop opposing Golden Rice, a much-hyped genetically modified …

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

Birds

Climate change - The Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton

<i>Note: This page is a reproduction of the Hillary for America policy proposal on climate change.</i><p>Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining …

Brexit: why Britain left the EU, explained with a simple cartoon

Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union, a decision that surprised many and one whose consequences still aren’t totally clear. We don’t know quite yet what this will mean for the future of Britain’s economy, its policies, and its relations with other European countries.<p>There have been …

Donald Trump is tweeting about Scotland and Brexit. It’s as ignorant as you’d expect.

Donald Trump is in Scotland today, and he has some opinions about Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union:<p>This tweet is yet another example, as if we needed one, of how Trump is often uninformed on the major public policy issues of the day.<p>Scotland isn’t the reason the Brexit vote …

The GOP’s medieval politics: America’s crisis is much bigger than Donald Trump

Republicans have all but declared a new Crusade, and our press continues to legitimize them in the name of balance<p>As incendiary and dangerous as he is — and he is <i>very</i> dangerous — and as much of a main event as he has been in this election season, Donald Trump is largely a distraction from what …

GOP Blocks Pentagon Climate Plan

House Republicans passed an amendment Thursday blocking the Department of Defense (DOD) from financing its climate change and national security plan. …

Brexit could have terrible consequences for the future of the planet

Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU) — called the "Brexit" — is rattling the international community at a time when global efforts to slow climate change are more important than ever.<p>The most immediate problem is that financial markets are tanking all over the world, which translates to …

Boris Johnson

The Gutting of the Voting Rights Act Could Decide the 2016 Election

On June 21, 1964, the civil-rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner were abducted in Neshoba County, Mississippi, and …

Pro-Choice Catholics Are Praying SCOTUS Will Protect Abortion Rights

The upcoming Supreme Court decision in <i>Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt</i> looms over American women like an incoming tidal wave. Though the case …

Secret Service veterans denounce anti-Clinton tell-all book

Former agents blast writer Gary Byrne for having 'underlying motives.'<p>The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have seen any of what he claims — he was too low-ranking — say several high-level members of Secret Service presidential details, including the president of the …

Secret Service

Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

After weeks of debate, Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to legalize physician-assisted death.<p>That makes Canada "one of the few nations where doctors can legally help sick people die," as Reuters reports.<p>The new law "limits the option to the incurably ill, requires medical approval and …

Health Care

But Really, How Does Trump Get Away with All This Sh*t?

Bill Maher is baffled by the orange teflon candidate.<p>"When it comes to lowering the bar, [Donald Trump] really raised the bar," lamented Bill Maher on <i>Real Time</i> Friday night before launching into an assault on the double standards that exist for the presumptive Republican nominee.<p>From insults to …

10 things you should know about sea level rise and how bad it could be

Sea level rise has been in the news a lot lately. Recent research has raised concerns about the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and how this could double sea level rise projections for 2100.<p>Sea level rise is potentially one of the most damaging results of climate change, but few …

Global Warming

Hillary Clinton in charge is OK, but Elizabeth Warren, too? That’s pushing it

It’s so hard to keep track of what a woman still can’t do these days. I guess it’s because I have a ladybrain, which is covered in glitter, you see, and that gets into all the crevices and short-circuits the synapses. The most recent additions to the list include the following: bust ghosts; be …

Feminism

Women’s rights in the US may be about to plunge back to the 1960s

A safe and accessible abortion is a human right and, in the US, a right protected by the Constitution. But this hasn’t stopped abortion rights from coming under constant attack, as evidenced most recently by <i>Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.</i><p>The case, currently before the US Supreme Court, …

Feminism

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Was Never Going to Be Easy. But Did It Have to Get This Hard?

Hillary Clinton<p>vs.<p>Herself<p>There’s nothing simple about this candidacy—or candidate.<p>Photographs by Brigitte Lacombe<p>In a locker room at the University …

Government

Did the death of the dinosaurs allow meek mammals to thrive? Not exactly.

For over 100 million years, mammals skittered and scurried through a dinosaur-dominated world. They were small – the largest was no bigger than a badger – and paleontologists used to think that mammal evolution only took off once a mass extinction wiped all the non-avian dinosaurs off the planet. …

Paleontology

President Barack Obama Says He's "Worried" About The GOP On The Tonight Show

President Barack Obama is endorsing a candidate for president, but it's probably not who you imagined it would be.<p>According to <i>Variety</i>, Obama joked on</i> …

Releasing the pressure on the restless Earth

Our planet is always on the move, but sometimes it is more restless than usual. As the last ice age came to an end, around 10,000 years ago, there was a surge in volcanic activity as ice caps melted, decreasing pressure on the Earth’s crust.<p>Since then our planet has reached a steady state, with …

Geology

Donald Trump is an environmental nightmare: Keystone, climate change and the GOP’s demented pander

Trump thinks climate change is a total hoax. His thoughts on the Keystone pipeline may be just as dangerous<p>When President Obama officially killed the Keystone XL pipeline in November 2015, that should have been the end of it. But last week Donald Trump promised to raise the pipeline from the dead …

Climate

Clinton attacks on Trump fire up supporters

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's savage takedown of Donald Trump in her recent foreign policy speech has her supporters fired up.<p>As the likely …

Government

Donald Trump sexism tracker: Every offensive comment in one place

Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal. These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women.<p>The President of the United States has been widely called out for his objectification of women - he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks - and sexist remarks.<p>From saying no one …

Donald Trump

“America’s real religion is capitalism”: Bill Maher blasts the demonization of socialism

“So many Americans hate the word ‘socialism’ but love the concept,” Maher said<p>Brendan Gauthier<p>June 4, 2016 12:17pm (UTC)<p>"Real Time" host Bill Maher last night, during his popular "New Rules" segment, clowned laissez-faire bullshitters who demonize socialism while allowing capitalism to spread like …

Religion

1-2-3 punch. Hillary-Elizabeth-Michelle: "Dictator", "Fraudster in chief", "Demonize and Dehumanize"

This promises to be quite the general election, Election 2016, with 3 (and more to join in) <b>confident, excellent and brilliant women</b> pummeling the …

My four-year-old son is sexist - so who's to blame?

My son is a sexist. As much as a four-year-old can be sexist, at least.<p>He’s started conforming to very old fashioned stereotypes: pink is girlie, Mummy’s not allowed to play with male action figures, girls don’t do the driving (or hold toy guns – for fear of breaking a nail, presumably) and, of …