Milo Saul Levine

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5 Secret Search Engines Way Better Than Google

Google has become such an ingrained part of our society that people simply say, “I Googled it.” The search engine counts millions of internet users …

Trump Wants to Axe NASA Earth Science. That's a Bad Idea.

The greatest gift of the Space Age is a wider perspective on our own planet.<p>There’s good reason to believe that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump …

George H. W. Bush

Vast 5,600-year-old religious centre discovered near Stonehenge

A huge, prehistoric religious and ceremonial complex has been discovered near Britain’s most famous prehistoric temple Stonehenge.<p>Its discovery is …

Dear white people: An open letter on race to Donald Trump’s supporters

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Many of you who voted for Trump reject the term “racism” — but it’s clear you don’t truly understand it. Read on.<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 17, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>Dear white Donald Trump supporters:<p>Since Election Day, I have received a good many emails from some of you who voted for …

Plight of the Polar Bear: “The Entire Ecosystem Is Failing in Front of Our Eyes”

The current EPA transition team leader might not believe in global warming, but its impacts are not an option for the northern Canadian town of …

Wildlife

A new era: our elections now will be decided by hackers and leaked data

WikiLeaks and a network of anonymous hackers have become a major influence – but are they enhancing our democracy or undermining it?<p>A new and disturbing factor emerged during this presidential election, and one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and …

What’s at Stake for LGBT Rights in the Workplace Under President Trump

There are reasons for supporters of LGBT rights to be on high alert.<p>With Donald Trump entering the White House and Republicans in charge of both the …

Citizens across the world are suing their governments over climate change

Did you know it's possible to take legal action to fight global warming? European citizens have been doing just that. And now, youths in the US won …

Bernie Sanders told Stephen Colbert America needs to 'stand together and fight'

Bernie Sanders' relatable opening line on <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i>last night?<p>"It's been a tough week."<p>The Senator and former Democratic …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

International Law20 hours agoWhy the World is Not Becoming Multipolar Middle East22 hours agoIran’s Chabahar port is where Asian and Middle Eastern …

Diplomacy

We Don’t Always Know What AI Is Thinking—And That Can Be Scary

IBM’s artificial intelligence chief calls for building a window into the inner workings of algorithms so we understand what AI is up to.<p>“Algorithm” might be one of the most popular terms that almost no one understands. How could they? Not many people have PhDs in data science, and even those …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

Since Donald Trump's election victory, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come out not once, but twice, to address the issue of fake news, inaccurate or simply false information that appears on the Web in the guise of journalism.<p>Zuckerberg made his remarks at the Techonomy 16 media conference and …

Edward Snowden Warns of More Spying After Donald Trump's Election

Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president raises concern that Washington may increase the intrusiveness of domestic intelligence gathering, former …

Trump Still Worries Obama, Who Urges Pragmatic Approach

President says his successor has few ‘hard and fast policy prescriptions‘<p>President Barack Obama still has “concerns” about Donald Trump but believes …

Donald Trump

Trump's team seeks top-secret clearance for his children: CBS News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s team has asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his children top-secret security clearances, CBS News said on Monday, citing unnamed sources.<p>(L-R) Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

John Oliver on Trump: 'A Klan-backed misogynist internet troll' is president

The Last Week Tonight host shared his fears over what might occur under a Trump presidency and urged people to band together and fight against hatred<p>John Oliver’s first post-election show gave the host a chance to implore that people refrain from normalizing Donald Trump as president.<p>The comedian …

Kids now have the right to sue the government over climate change

They're gonna need it<p>The next four years are not looking good for climate change. President-elect Donald Trump, who believes climate change is a hoax (it's not), is looking for ways to dismantle the groundbreaking Paris climate agreement and has appointed a climate change skeptic to head up the …

5 lessons we can learn about leadership from some of the most famous generals in history

Looking back in history, it's easy to think of famous leaders as static figures, like statues in a museum.<p>However, they had strategies and goals we can still learn from. History.net helpfully ranks all of the greatest generals in history, including several notables from the ancient world. Business …

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states

“In a direct election system, the South would have lost every time.”<p>Every four years, we elect a president in this country, and we do it in a strange way: via the Electoral College. The reasons for the Electoral College are unclear to most people. On the surface, it appears anti-democratic and …

Political Science

What to Say to the Women in Your Life Today

Millions of Americans voted for a misogynist. Now what?<p>Today, American women woke up in a country where the so-close possibility of a female president has been foreclosed upon (at least for now). We woke up in a country soon to be run by a man who has boasted about committing sexual assault, who …

The funniest animal photos of 2016

The real risks of artificial intelligence

Fears of a robot apocalypse mask the actual problems that we face by increasingly letting our lives be run by algorithms<p>If you believe some AI-watchers, we are racing towards the Singularity – a point at which artificial intelligence outstrips our own and machines go on to improve themselves at an …

Artificial Intelligence

You Made It Through the Election! Here Are 15 Hugs from Puppies and Kittens

Congrats, America! You made it through one of the most tumultuous election cycles in recent history, and you deserve a reward for your tireless …

Electoral College Lesson: More Voters Chose Clinton, but Trump Will Be President

There are still more votes to be counted, but it looks almost certain that despite losing the presidency, Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote.<p>And likely by a million or more votes — a much larger margin than Al Gore enjoyed in 2000, when he too was denied by the Electoral College even though …

Government

Why We Continue To Love Men With Mental Health Issues

As women we are brought up to be the nurturing sex. To openly discuss and display our emotions. To allow ourselves to show our physical and mental …

Mental Health

Specter of election day violence looms as Trump spurs vigilante poll watchers

Advocates say US faces ‘midnight hour of our democracy’ as militia members and neo-Nazi groups take Donald Trump’s claims of ballot rigging seriously<p>Donald Trump’s claims of “large-scale” voter fraud have prompted officials across the political spectrum to warn about the dangers of vigilante poll …

Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

We might soon have 9 states where pot is simultaneously legal and illegal. That’s a problem.

A few weeks ago, the Washington Post reported that support for marijuana legalization is slightly leading in all five states where it will be on the ballot in November — California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and Arizona.<p>Whatever happens, it seems almost certain that at least one of these states …

Cannabis