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Scientists sequenced the first ancient Irish genomes and found something surprising

Results of the study were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.<p>The researchers sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago and the genomes of three men from a later period, around 4,000 …

Texas Governor Shocks Atheists With Fierce Demand that Officials Remove Mock Nativity Display — and Here’s How They’re Reacting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has enraged a national atheist group by ordering the removal of a mock nativity display inside the state capitol, with the leader of the activist group accusing him of acting both immorally and unconstitutionally.<p>Abbott, a Republican, took to Twitter on Tuesday to demand the …

Religion

What's the Government Doing About Soaring Airline Complaints? This.

Kendra Thornton is an unlikely candidate for government aid, but when Frontier Airlines recently denied her a seat on a flight from Chicago to Denver, that's exactly what she got.<p>Thornton and her three young children were headed to a ranch vacation in Missoula, Mont. When they tried to check in for …

SpaceX releases close-up photos of Falcon 9's successful launch and landing

SpaceX hit a major milestone last night when it stuck the landing of its Falcon 9 rocket. As usual, SpaceX documented the entire event for the public, broadcasting live video and publishing photos from the launch and landing sites so it can all be seen up close. A lot of people were watching last …

There's One Thing I Totally Hate About The Force Awakens

Let me clarify: I don’t actually hate <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. I watched the movie three times in four days, and will surely see at least twice …

Star Wars

Cord Cutting Has Started to Snip Away at Broadband

Cord cutting—the trend to ditch expensive cable or satellite TV packages for streaming services like Netflix—is on the rise, with 15% of Americans …

I Defend My Backyard With A Bottle Bazooka

You should check your local laws and regulations before firing off your own<p>I’ve always wanted my own bazooka, but my neighbors might not look upon that too favorably. So instead, I satisfied my craving with a bazookalike contraption capable of launching plastic bottles clear across my backyard. …

DIY

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Sleep

The State Where Racism Is Enshrined in the Constitution

The Alabama state constitution, which is 310,000 words long, was written with the purpose of disenfranchising blacks.<p>As the presidential race heats …

Rights & Freedoms

16 Camping Hacks That Are Not Borderline Genius

The other day, I was listening to David Pogue pitching his new book on NPR. The once-New York Times tech columnist has just written a collection of …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Forget self-driving cars. Mercedes has the world’s very first 'elf-driving' car

Mercedes-Benz is among the few top automakers blazing the autonomous, self-driving car trail. And it's demonstrated its dedication to furthering the …

WIRED Recommends: The best gadgets and gear right now

WIRED Recommends is our definitive guide to the best gadgets, gear and new products. This list covers our number one picks for every category we've …

The U.S. is running out of bombs to drop on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force, leading to depleted munitions stockpiles and calls to ramp up funding and weapons production.<p>As the U.S. ramps up its …

Military

Why Trump's lead is deceiving

There's no question Trump is dominating at the polls, but there are plenty of reasons to doubt he's got the nomination sewn up.<p>Donald Trump has reached a new high in the polls, sending fresh shivers through the Republican establishment's spine, but those familiar with the nitty-gritty details of …

Government

12 highly useful iPhone apps people need

I’d like to introduce 12 apps that help unlock the huge potential of the sensor-packed iPhone. I’m not talking about the standard issue applications …

Apps

This gruesome animation of a bleeding leg might save your life one day

APS Physics/YouTube<p>In the movies, the leg is arguably the best place to be shot; bad guys hardly seem to react to the injuries. But in reality, leg …

Medicine

There's More To The New Star Wars Villain, Captain Phasma, Than Anyone Realized

We’re officially two weeks out from the release of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the last thing you probably want are spoilers, minor as they may …

Make Dado Joints with a Circular Saw Instead of a Table Saw

Dado joints are a simple way to join wood together, but they require a precision cut to be effective. If you don’t have dado blade or table saw, you …

Holiday Gift Guide 2014- Spring/Summer

What will the holidays bring for adventure? No matter what the weather outside, there'll be something exciting brewing indoors when your favorite outdoors lover unwraps one of these fun surprises—even if your favorite outdoors lover is you.<p>writer

New Balance

Let Science Explain Why Your Coworkers Are Slackers

The more people on a team, the greater the likelihood that not everyone will pull their weight.<p>It’s the 19th century, and you are a foreman on a farm. You have two dozen strong laborers working for you, and you need some of them to grab a rope that will pull a plow. The rope is long enough for all …

How Virgin Galactic will launch satellites from an old 747

Virgin Galactic has announced it will launch satellites from a stratospheric trans-Atlantic aircraft repurposed as an aerial rocket platform.<p>Sir …

The 15 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

8. Gone Baby Gone<p>Ben Affleck’s best film (and don’t let anyone kid you about Argo, which is good but not this good), Gone Baby Gone is an exploration …

NASA releases the highest resolution images ever taken of Pluto

NASA has just released the highest resolution photographs of the surface of Pluto from the New Horizons flyby. The images were taken about 10,000 miles (17,000 kilometers) above the surface of Pluto, just 15 minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach.<p>These are also the highest quality images …

Ford-Branded Aluminum Campers and Trailers Announced

If you like your all-new Ford F-150 enough to cook, sleep, and go to the restroom in it, you can now do so within a Ford-branded trailer or bed-mounted camper. Ford has announced a partnership to peddle campers and trailers with aluminum body panels and Blue Oval logos. Because camping quality is …

RVs

Vikings were not spurred to Greenland by warm weather, research shows

The Vikings’ arrival and departure from Greenland was not heavily influenced by the so-called medieval warm period, according to new research that casts doubt that the climatic change was a global phenomenon.<p>Viking seafarers, led by Erik the Red, are understood to have expanded from Iceland to …

Global Warming

90 Percent Of People Trying To Lose Weight Forget This 1 Thing

Could be why so many diets fail...<p>Gym membership, food diary, portion control: Check, check, check. Clothes that fit, cardio, emergency snacks: Three checks again.<p>You think you know everything there is to know about dropping pounds, but a recent survey commissioned by healthcare services company …

Mental Health

Surprise: The Third Most Common Element In The Universe Isn't What You Think

One of the most remarkable facts of existence is that every material we’ve ever touched, seen, or interacted with is made up of the same two things: atomic nuclei, which are positively charged, and electrons, which are negatively charged. The way these atoms interact with each other — the ways they …

Universe

My Emancipation From American Christianity

I used to think that it was just me, that it was my problem, my deficiency, my moral defect.<p>It had to be.<p>All those times when I felt like an outsider in this American Jesus thing; the ever-more frequent moments when my throat constricted and my heart raced and my stomach turned.<p>Maybe it came in the …