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There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances.<p><i>This is the ninth article in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>that reviews news</i> …

Journalism

Heartbeats Are Imaginary, Unborn Babies Aren't Alive

Forget the war on babies. The abortion industry has a new enemy: ultrasounds. In a bizarre and rambling 2,600-word feature piece published on …

Feminism

Scientists Say There's No Such Thing as 'Middle Child Syndrome'

But being the middle child has some surprising benefits.<p>You’ve probably heard the term ‘middle child syndrome’ before. In fact, you may even have …

Psychology

Why You'll Never Change Anyone's Mind About Politics

Science has now all but proven that facts cannot sway political opinion. But what can?<p>The question of how to change a mind—or get someone to hop the political fence—has likely never been more important, or discussed more frequently, than in today's age. Last year, despite a constant series of …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Graphene

Winning the election was the beginning of Donald Trump's story, not the end of it

Making America great again will require very different skills than Trump has shown thus far.<p>George W. Bush won the 2004 election. He won it by more than the pundits expected. He won it by enough to keep Republicans in control of the House and the Senate. He won it by enough to say, with real …

Donald Trump

iOS revenue to surpass $1 trillion this year

Apple’s revenues generated from the iOS ecosystem will surpass $1 trillion sometime this year, according to one analyst.<p>By mid-2017, the company is forecast to have sold a whopping 1.2 billion iPhones, while collective sales of all iOS devices will surpass 1.75 billion units.<p>To put that figure in …

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

This Debate Line From Ted Cruz Earned Him Perfect Score of 100-Percent From Frank Luntz Focus Group

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) earned a 100-percent score from conservatives in Frank Luntz’s focus group when he talked about eliminating bureaucrats in Washington who are “killing jobs” at Thursday night’s GOP debate.<p>Here’s a transcript of Cruz’s remarks:<p><i>It’s like government spending. It is very easy.</i> …

New bird with amazing voice 'like Adele' discovered in India

A new species of forest thrush has been discovered in a remote region of northeastern India, making it only the fourth new bird discovered in the country since independence in 1947.<p>The bird, called the Himalayan forest thrush <i>Zoothera salimalii</i>, is similar in appearance to the raspy singing …

‘What’s the Difference Between a Socialist and a Democrat?’: MSNBC Host Relentlessly Grills Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was grilled on MSNBC Tuesday night, repeatedly asked by host Chris Matthews to name the difference between a socialist and a Democrat.<p>“What’s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?” Matthews asked.<p>“Oh, it depends how you define each one, doesn’t it?” Schumer …

The 10 Absolute Worst and Most Deadly Places in the World to Be a Christian

Christian persecution rose on every continent in the world throughout 2015, with North Korea listed as the most dangerous country to be a Bible-believer, according to a new report released by Open Doors USA, a group that works to combat global persecution.<p>Open Doors released its annual “World Watch …

Watch Kanye West's golden ticket-worthy 'American Idol' audition

<b>(Rolling Stone) —</b> In October, Kanye West staged a surprise "American Idol" audition when the singing competition tried out hopefuls in San Francisco. With the 15th and final season of American Idol set to premiere January 6th, West's full audition has been revealed via E!.<p>"My name is Kanye, I'm …

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

Never mind pulling out your phone to get directions to the pub... how about some fine headwear? A team of Cornell University students has developed a GPS-enabled top hat that relies solely on directional sound for navigation. It uses a mix of amplitude and phase shifting to make it seem like audio …

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on …

These headphones were designed by audiophiles, and they're glorious

Massdrop is a new sort of online community that can be described as a form of crowd-shopping. Unlike Kickstarter, which creates a hub-and-spoke relationship between one centralized producer and many individual backers / preorder customers, with Massdrop the supplier deals with an entire assembly of …

Audiophile

Awesome Buildings In Tokyo

Yazidi woman: I was raped by 'American jihadi'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "There was nothing left to do to me. They did everything."<p>It was an ordeal that nightmares are made of.<p>A 20-year-old Yazidi woman, who says she was held as a sex slave by ISIS, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that her captor was a fighter who told her he was from …

Pinterest's new plan to get you to buy more clothes online

Online bulletin board Pinterest is a go-to site for fashion ideas. In fact, its users save more than 24 million fashion photos and dream outfits …

The key to your health could be in your ZIP code

In January 2015, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, a plan to support research into treatment and prevention strategies that …

Public Health

Artist's Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with …

Bridges

Samsung unveils its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Samsung is going beyond Blu-ray, unveiling its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at the IFA tech convention in Berlin. The company says the player can provide up to four times the resolution of standard Blu-ray devices, as well as 64 times "higher color expression." The player can upscale content to …

Researchers Tested Nine Baby Monitors: Here’s How They Were Graded on Security

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — It’s become almost the norm for baby monitors to have video and streaming capabilities, but we’ve seen many times the security issues that can be associated with these devices.<p>Image source: WXIX-TV<p>There’s the Cincinnati couple woke to find a man had hacked their baby …

Concept Video: Your Next Plane Could Take Off Vertically

Private aircraft tentatively seeking stockholders<p>The ideal airplane doesn’t need a runway. Since Kitty Hawk, the standard design of a fixed-wing airplane assumes the plane will build momentum and lift by accelerating along an open stretch of land (or sometimes sea), and will need to land by …

Here's what the man with an Xbox controller at St James' Park was actually doing

<b>On Saturday afternoon, an image was shared on Twitter which showed a man holding what appeared to be an Xbox controller at the game between Newcastle</b> …

Cat wakes up from neutering, realises its testicles are gone, screams

<b>Milo, we feel your pain, brother.</b><p>These two perfectly-timed pictures have prompted men around the world to cross their legs and wince.<p>It shows the …

House of Cards Director in Line to Direct Next Fifty Shades film

Though Sam Taylor-Johnson led <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> to more than half a billion dollars at the global box office, she will not be back to direct the …

Movies

Medibank disputes AMA Tasmania's claims in clash over Calvary coverage

Medibank has accused the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Medical Association of providing misleading information about its dispute with Calvary …

iPhone 6s might be critical for the bottom line of Apple’s main rival

Apple’s iPhone is one of the best sold mobile devices in the world, and smartphone parts makers are eager to win orders for Apple’s next-gen devices. …

Can Wearable Tech Take Off? Meet the Futuristic Designers Working to Reconstruct Fashion

At London Fashion Week last fall, Natalie Massenet, Net A Porter’s founder and chair of the British Fashion Council, made a declaration of hope that …