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Don’t Believe the Liberal F.B.I.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the American right set about undermining trust in the mainstream media, which it saw as dangerously infected with liberal assumptions. Later, in debates over evolution and the environment, some on the right attacked the validity of modern science. By the turn of the …

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These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

The key to being the most interesting person in the room is to stop talking

One question we get frequently is, "How do I become a better listener?" Listening is an important social skill we need if we want to really connect with other people.<p>Most people know listening is important, but a lot of us (especially those of us with a little social anxiety) end up in our heads, …

Public Speaking

Elon Musk Fails Public Speaking 101. Here's Why We Hang on Every Word (and What You Can Learn From Him) | Inc.com

In a 40-minute speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, Elon Musk unveiled his ambitious new plans for his rocket company SpaceX. Make that very ambitious. SpaceX plans to land an unmanned spaceship on Mars in 2022 that will start preparing an environment for human …

Space Travel

Temperature Is Not What You Think It Is

What is temperature? This question comes up quite a bit—especially in introductory science courses. The most common answer is something like</i> …

Climate Change

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

Physics

American Civil War: Lieutenant General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

<b>Stonewall Jackson - Early Life:</b><p>Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born to Jonathan and Julia Jackson on January 21, 1824 at Clarksburg, VA (now WV). …

Stonewall Jackson
Military

Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

Space Travel

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

Quantum Mechanics

Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.

Nanotech

Why do cephalopods produce ink? And what's ink made of, anyway?

Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid have been known for their ink since antiquity. But what do we know about the evolution of ink and inking?<p>Cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, squids, ammonites, nautiluses and belemnites, are a weird bunch. Not only are they …

Oxford University

10 Morning Rituals That Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Creative | Inc.com

<i>What is the best early morning habit for success? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya, Accountant, Stand up Comedian, Former Division 1 Athlete , on Quora:</b><p><b>Drink Water</b> …

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What the Beach Does to Your Brain

Science says the surf and sand does the mind (and body) good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'<p>There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday …

Brainwaves

The polygamous town facing genetic disaster

In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>“We are to gird up our loins and fulfil this, just …

Salt Lake City

Mattis on ISIS leader Baghdadi: 'Until I see his body, I am going to assume he is alive'

Amid ISIS' defeat in the Iraqi city of Mosul and ongoing fighting in its self-declared capital in Raqqa, Syria, the fate of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remains unknown.<p>Russia said in late June that it believed he had been killed in a bombing raid on Raqqa, but earlier this week Moscow …

James Mattis

What It’s Like to Control a Predator Drone

I was wired on Rip It energy drinks heart pounding, eyes glued open to the bright screens as we followed a white bongo truck for miles as it drove …

NASA: No, we don't have child slave colonies on Mars

NASA denied that it has a child slave colony on Mars after a guest on Alex Jones' "Infowars" channel claimed that agency had kidnapped kids and sent them on a two-decade mission to the Red Planet.<p>"There are no humans on Mars. There are active rovers on Mars. There was a rumor going around last week …

Space Science

Physicists Just Found One of The Forces Holding The World Together Can Also Push It Apart

No, seriously, we really will need to update the textbooks on this one.<p>A type of force that makes molecules briefly stick to one another has been …

Chemistry

The Normalization of Conspiracy Culture

People who share dangerous ideas don’t necessarily believe them.<p><i>Updated on June 17, 2017 at 7:51 p.m. ET</i><p>The catastrophe wasn’t what it seemed. It was an inside job, people whispered. Rome didn’t have to burn to the ground.<p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, after the Great Fire of Rome leveled most of the …

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Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

Artificial Neural Networks Are Revealing The Quantum World

Modeling a Complex System<p>Quantum entanglement, which Einstein referred to as “a spooky action at a distance,” is one of the many possible quantum …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk and linguists say that AI is forcing us to confront the limits of human language

In analytic philosophy, any meaning can be expressed in language. In his book <i>Expression and Meaning</i> (1979), UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle calls this idea “the principle of expressibility, the principle that whatever can be meant can be said”. Moreover, in the <i>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant was …

Tesla

When Nova Scotia Almost Joined the American Revolution

Early in 1776, while in the midst of overseeing his army's siege of British-held Boston, General George Washington received at his headquarters in …

The Tips Everyone Should Know Before Running A Marathon

It happened around 15 miles in.<p>Up to that point, I was exactly where I wanted to be in my first marathon. I felt good, I had enough fuel and water, and the weather was tough (hot and humid — in other words, it was Austin, Texas) but manageable. I was on pace to cross the finish line in 3:35, with …

Marathons

D-Day: Here's how the Allies began to reclaim Europe from the Nazis

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and began to reclaim the European mainland.<p>That day, 73 years ago, marked a turning point on the western front and in World War II.<p>The following images give you some idea of what those American, British, and Canadian troops saw when they …

Military

This Artist Turned iTunes's Terms and Conditions into a Graphic Novel - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

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6 Do’s and 2 Don’ts of Cooking Ribs

Gone are the days that men ruled the grill and women, the kitchen. It’s the 21st century, and ladies can be grill masters *just* as much as guys can. Yes, that even goes for the always intimidating rack of ribs. With the proper grilling tools and an arsenal of tips and hacks, you’ll be teaching …

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