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Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Bolivia's Morales blames capitalism for climate change

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has blamed capitalism for climate change and called on industrialised nations to reduce emissions.<p>Speaking at the closing of the People's Climate Change conference in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba on Monday, Morales declared his intention to represent unheard …

Climate

15 Tiny Tweaks That’ll Help You Lose More Weight in 2015

You'll barely even notice the difference—but your waistline will.<p>You don’t have to revolutionize your diet to make your New Year’s resolution a reality—just take what you're already doing, and look for opportunities to make small improvements. You’ll be surprised how these 15 slight adjustments can …

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.<p>The …

Medical Journals

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Stereotypes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

The martyr business in America is booming. It’s a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Trump may say misogynist things, but other Republican candidates do them

While Donald Trump is clearly a showman for whom sexism is part of the shtick, his sexism hasn’t (yet) taken away women’s rights and hurt their lives<p>Most of the Republican presidential hopefuls are probably giddy right now, as Donald Trump continues to take heat for being a sexist pig while the …

Feminism

South Carolina officer shoots unarmed white teen during pot bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> You think you've heard this story before. A young, unarmed man is shot to death by a police officer. Black activists are outraged. The only difference with this scenario is that the young man was not black, but white.<p>Nineteen-year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date July 26 when he was …

Justice

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive …

South Carolina

Articles about diy electronics company aims turn even least savvy users smart tech wizards on Dwell.com - Dwell

Through her company littleBits, MIT-trained engineer Ayah Bdeir turns humble objects into remote-controlled, Internet-connected...<p>The writers and photographers that made our July/August 2016 issue possible.<p>Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of …

Power Tools

The need for speed: Music’s fastest and most furious

For his new programme Fast and Furioso, Rainer Hersch talks to a former ‘world’s fastest drummer’ and other virtuosos to find out why we are so fascinated by music at dizzying tempos.<p>Born in England, raised in New York, Juilliard graduate the Great Kat is a guitarist on a mission – to play pieces …

Guitar

China issues report attacking US human rights record

In its annual rebuttal to accusations of Chinese human rights violations, Beijing accuses the US of being ‘haunted by spreading guns’ and racial discrimination<p>China accused the United States on Friday of being “haunted by spreading guns” and racial discrimination, in its annual tit-for-tat rebuttal …

Rights & Freedoms

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

With 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, justices determine right to marriage equality is protected under constitution in decision hailed as ‘victory of love’<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by …

LGBTQI

Supreme Court saves Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Obamacare has survived -- again.<p>In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court saved the controversial health care law that will define President Barack Obama's administration for generations to come.<p>The ruling holds that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible …

Health Care

Leader of group cited in 'Dylann Roof manifesto' donated to top Republicans

Council of Conservative Citizens cited on site linked to Charleston suspect Ted Cruz campaign tells Guardian it will ‘be making a full refund’ FEC shows Earl Holt gave to 2016 hopefuls Santorum, Paul and others<p>The leader of a rightwing group that Dylann Roof allegedly credits with helping to …

Government

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia

The Music of Avant-Garde Composer John Cage Now Available in a Free Online Archive

You don't know avant-garde music unless you know John Cage. And now we have another rich, easily accessible online resource that can help us get to …

Avant-garde

SC State Museum show celebrates artisanal handcrafters in ‘Carolina Makers’

Carolina Makers, the newest exhibit at the State Museum in Columbia, celebrates people from South Carolina who are producing handmade objects for …

artisanal

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Spike Ahead of Summer: National Safety Council Study

Dipping gas prices, an improving economy and more vacation travelers hitting America's highways could add up to one of the deadliest summers for drivers, safety advocates warn.<p>It's a period they're calling "100 deadly days."<p>The concern follows an 8 percent increase in monthly motor-vehicle deaths …

Research