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These Images of the Black Experience Offer a Corrective to the Lily-White Photo World

The new issue of 'Aperture' highlights the joys, struggles, and beautiful complexities of life as a black person in America.<p>It doesn't take a large amount of research to see the dearth of black and POC faces within the world of photo-editing. From <i>TIME</i> to the <i>Fader</i>, to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, <i>National</i> …

We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows

Even as we see images of what most of us already know — that police violence against black people in America is occurring with vicious regularity — something remarkable is materializing in its wake. For all the pain, anxiety and devastation caused by the widely circulated video footage of black …

Black History

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Hubble captures amazing view of Milky Way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stars upon stars upon stars.<p>In a new image, the Hubble Space Telescope peers into the center of the Milky Way, showcasing the star cluster at the center.<p>According to NASA, the photo contains more than a half-million stars. The star cluster is the densest in the galaxy.<p>Much of the light cast …

Universe

Kepler Has Nearly Doubled the Number of Confirmed Exoplanets in Our Galaxy

Wait, you thought the Kepler Space Telescope was dead? Think again. Today, NASA’s Kepler team announced the discovery of a whopping 1,284 new …

Are All Mental Illnesses Related?

David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, argues that all mental health issues, including addiction, depression, and overeating, can be explained by “capture”—a process where focusing on selective stimuli results in adverse behaviors. In opposition to current …

Artificial intelligence and language

The concept of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time.<p>We’re all familiar with HAL 9000 from <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, C-3PO from <i>Star Wars</i> and, more recently, Samantha from <i>Her</i>. In written fiction, AI characters show up in stories from writers like Philip K. Dick, William Gibson and …

Artificial Intelligence

Syria conflict: Jordanians 'at boiling point' over refugees

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1223000/1223902_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524706851_a22d20a1fb43e4217e9b356420c28171<p><b>King Abdullah of Jordan says his country is at "boiling point" because of an influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.</b><p>Ahead of a donor …

Middle East

Andromeda smash-up: distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation

Is this a space invasion? It does indeed resemble one. In fact it is a splendid Nasa photograph of a Geminid meteor shower:<p>Such events are caused when fragments of dust often far older than Earth crash into our atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour, each causing a mini-explosion. This …

Andromeda Galaxy

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Mindfulness

Associated Press News

11 mind-melting photos will make you realize how shockingly small Earth is

But we rarely, if ever, stop to think about the vast beyond. And we should!<p>Former astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space":<p>There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, …

No Indictments In Sandra Bland Death, Texas Grand Jury Rules

A Texas grand jury on Monday declined to indict anyone in connection with the July arrest and subsequent death of Sandra Bland.<p>Bland, 28, was pulled over by police in Waller County, Texas, in July for failing to signal a lane change. A confrontation between Bland and the officers followed. She was …

Corruption

J.J. Abrams reveals Obi-Wan and Yoda are secretly in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

There were more old friends in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> than we may have realized.<p>Those who saw the film this weekend (and those who haven’t may …

The first photos of water on Pluto are puzzling scientists in 2 ways

Planetary scientists have suspected for months the presence of water on Pluto in the form of towering ice mountains (shown below) — some of which rival Earth's Rocky Mountains in height.<p>But it wasn't until recently that they had solid proof, and the discovery is raising intriguing questions about …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

Nuke all your computer passwords, Intel exec says

With all the different websites and devices you log in to, it has become almost impossible to keep track of all your passwords.<p>But what if you could forget about passwords and log in instantly using something else, like your face or fingerprints?<p>Intel thinks that's a real possibility — and …

Windows 10

Stonehenge researchers 'may have found largest Neolithic site'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1191000/1191452_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629413_0137aeae7da0be67c7e557e71c42e857<p><b>Stone monoliths found buried near Stonehenge could have been part of the largest Neolithic monument built in Britain, archaeologists</b> …

Archaeology

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes weird rock on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.<p>Measurements by Curiosity's rock-zapping ChemCam laser and another instrument revealed that the target, a chunk of bedrock dubbed Elk, contains high levels of silica …

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Judge Victoria Pratt looks defendants in the eye, asks them to write essays about their goals, and applauds them for complying – and she is getting results<p>Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The …

Crime

Proposed House bill slashes education funding

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Health Care

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Hound puts Google Now and Siri to shame

Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as …

Pyramid-shaped mystery in space

YouTube

Teens deserve a public health voice

One out of every six people in the world is an adolescent. Put another way, there are more than one billion teenagers on Earth. Yet we pay very little attention to the health of 10- to 19-year-olds, individually and collectively.<p>A new report from the World Health Organization, entitled Health of …

Public Health

Beautiful and shocking vintage medical drawings – in pictures

Severe leprosy in 13-year-olds, extreme facial tumours and syphilitic pustules on the feet of a baby ... a new collection of old medical illustrations is eye-poppingly grotesque<p>• Will Self finds a strange beauty in people and their poxes<br>• The Sick Rose, published by Thames and Hudson, is out now

Google invests $1bn in fleet of internet satellites

Google is stepping up its efforts to bring internet connectivity to hard-to-reach parts of the world<p>Google is reportedly planning to invest more than $1 billion (£597m) in a fleet of satellites to bring the internet to parts of the world that are currently unconnected.<p>The company will begin by …

Wall Street