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A Newspaper in 1912 Published This Eerily Accurate Prediction About Today's World

We've known this for over 106 years??<p>During this week 106 years ago, New Zealand was talking about the future of our planet. The predictions weren't …

Brookings Institution

Espresso machines are the ideal tool for THC extraction, scientists discover

In an article recently published in The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, a group of researchers have hailed your …

Cannabis

100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Traveling While Muslim: The Case of the Exploding Chocolate

I got harassed at the airport by Customs and Border Patrol. Good thing I’m a lawyer—in the Trump era, others aren’t so lucky.<p>After a week of exhausting travel in London, I wanted nothing more than to see my wife and children.<p>Customs and Border Patrol at Dulles had other plans.<p>On Aug. 6, I landed on …

Civil Rights

The complicated truth about a cat’s purr

Our cats may purr when we pet and tickle them, but it’s a much more complicated form of communication than we've assumed.<p>We <i>think</i> we know what a cat’s purr means.<p>It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the …

Pets

Conservative Columnist Who Repeatedly Criticized Obama Pens Apology After Just 2 Years Under Trump

A conservative columnist who spent eight years criticizing former President <b>Barack Obama</b> says he’d take the nation’s first Black president back in a …

Donald Trump

Are some humans more evolved than others?

It's important to remember that evolution is a process, not a property.<p>It’s a common mistake to look at animals that have not changed much physically …

Biology

'We've Been Through Darker Times': Barack Obama Speaks In South Africa

<b>Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET.</b><p>Former President Barack Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela's life and legacy in South Africa on Tuesday with a speech that focused not only on the freedom Mandela came to symbolize, but the long walk it took to get there.<p>"We have to follow Madiba's example of persistence and …

South Africa

Drought and Drone Reveal ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland

It took an unusually brutal drought for signs of a 5,000-year-old monument to suddenly appear in an Irish field, as if they had been written into the landscape in invisible ink.<p>On Monday, Anthony Murphy, an author and photographer, sent a camera-enabled drone high above the Brú na Bóinne …

Archaeology

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

Watch This Frog Light Up After It Swallows a Firefly

Cellphone video recently captured an incredible sight: After a tiny frog gulped down a firefly, the unlucky insect kept flashing from inside the …

HIV vaccine on horizon as jab triggers immunity in humans and stops monkeys being infected

A vaccine against HIV is on the horizon after scientists showed a new drug triggered a protective immune response in humans and stopped two thirds of monkeys becoming infected.<p>In the 35 years since the HIV epidemic began, just four vaccines have been tested on humans, with the best only lowering …

Public Health

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

Biology

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Water May Not Be the Only Sign of Alien Life

(Inside Science) – When it comes to looking for alien life, scientists mostly focus on where there is water. Now researchers suggest that looking at …

"The war has ruined us for everything" - Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque (1898 – 1970)<p>On June 22, 1898, German novelist <b>Erich Maria Remarque</b> was born. The German writer was best known for his pacifist …

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.<p>In a compelling act of nerd rivalry, engineers at the University of Michigan have created the world’s smallest computer—again.<p>The University held the record for the smallest …

The International Space Station is about to create the coldest spot in the entire universe

Space is a chilly place, but scientists aboard the International Space Station are about to make it just a little bit colder — temporarily, at least. …

Dear Europe, if you want to stop Trump, sanction his companies | Keith Ellison

Trump can easily weather broad sanctions on the US economy. But sanctions targeting his own companies will sting in a way that he cannot ignore<p>Donald Trump has opened the largest rift between the US and its European allies since George W Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq. From the Paris accord, to …

Geopolitics

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Robin Williams

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

24 Jokes That Will Make You Laugh, Then Immediately Say "Oh No"

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FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

<b>Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan stepped off a helicopter in the town of Ceiba with a mission: Get relief supplies to people in need.<p>He and FEMA's regional administrator, Thomas Von Essen, told the town's mayor and other mayors …

Puerto Rico

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

If 95 per cent of the Aztecs were killed by European diseases, why weren't Europeans killed by Aztec diseases?

Due to their more hygienic living conditions, the Aztecs may have carried less diseases than Europeans to begin with.<p>Debate has long raged over what …

13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

This Mindblowing Video of The Moon Coming Down to Earth Is Totally Real

What is happening!?<p>One minute, you're chilling on a mountain. The next you're being dwarfed by the biggest Moon you've ever seen - one that seems to …