Kathryn Poe

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In ancient DNA, the story of how Native Americans thrived — and then were wiped out

It all began with a tiny, brave band of people who strode across the land bridge connecting Asia to Alaska and into the unknown. Within a few millennia they would conquer the Americas, laying the groundwork for civilizations as varied as any in the world — the prehistoric creators of Clovis points; …

Anthropology

Neural Networks: What Are They, And Why Is The Tech Industry Obsessed With Them?

The likes of Google and Facebook are pegging their futures on neural networks. Here’s why they’re the future of computing.<p>From Deep Dream to Deep Drumpf, everyone’s talking about neural networks these days. But what the heck <i>are</i> neural networks and what do they mean for the future of computing and …

Deep Learning

'World Happiest Man' Literally Bends The Scales Of Brain Activity While Meditating In A Laboratory

<b>“Ricard sees living a good life, and showing compassion, not as a religious edict revealed from on high, but as a practical route to happiness.”</b><p>A …

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Republicans beware: blocking supreme court nominations can backfire | James Nevius

History shows that it’s impossible to call in advance whether forcing a delay will work in the service of one’s ideological agenda, or against it<p>Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – and all the other Republican obstructionists who want to block Obama from nominating a new US supreme court justice – …

Mitch McConnell

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some thoughts on the discovery of gravitational waves.

Behind NatGeo’s Search For God In Religion And Science

Brain Games and The Story of God tackle existential angst and the intersection of religion, culture, and neuroscience.<p>An exploration of the world’s cultures isn’t complete without examining their relationship to the divine. This season, two National Geographic series undertake that mission:<p><i>Brain</i> …

Thomas Piketty on the rise of Bernie Sanders: the US enters a new political era

The Vermont senator’s success so far demonstrates the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections<p>How can we interpret the incredible success of the “socialist” candidate Bernie Sanders in the US primaries? The Vermont senator is now ahead of …

Middle-class

Saudi Arabia launches military exercise with 20 nations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saudi Arabia launched a massive military exercise that will include troops from 20 nations, state media reported Monday.<p>The drill, dubbed North Thunder, involves Arab and Muslim countries, according to the Saudi Press Agency. It's taking place in King Khalid Military City in northeastern …

As U.S. pressure mounts, China talks up prospect of N. Korea sanctions that ‘bite’

BEIJING — The threat of an American missile defense system being stationed in South Korea appears to have concentrated minds in Beijing on how to punish Pyongyang.<p>China now seems ready to support limited United Nations sanctions against North Korea over a recent nuclear test and rocket launches, …

6. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

One of the great puzzles of horror history (to this writer at least) is why the female vampire Carmilla has never become as legendary as her male …

Horror

Canon EOS 80D, PowerShot G7 X II, SX720 HS & EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Coming Shortly

In preparation for CP+ in Japan this month, Canon is set to announce new consumer products. We reported that the EOS 80D was coming in February, and …

Cameras

Top 3 Canon DSLRs

From entry-level to top of the line, these Canon cameras are the best of the bunch.If you’re in the market for a new DSLR, it can get a bit …

Why you really should get excited about gravitational waves

By William Njobvu <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>It's a 100-year-old unsolved mystery, the only bit of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity that's never been proved.</b><p>Until now.<p>The secret of the universe has been revealed, in the form of gravitational waves (we'll explain them in a minute).<p>"It's the first …

Sony Introduces the a6300 and Three New High End Lenses

Today at a major press conference, Sony introduced the long awaited and highly rumored successor to the Sony A6000. Not called the A6100, the new …

Obama signs two executive orders on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — Through two executive orders signed Tuesday, President Obama put in place a structure to fortify the government's defenses against cyber attacks and protect the personal information the government keeps about its citizens.<p>The orders came the same day as Obama sent to Congress a …

Russia 'dominated' global defence budget increases in 2015, says think tank

The Kremlin accounted for 20 per cent of the world's extra defence spending last year, says IISS, and Russia is developing a "revolutionary" new tank<p>Russia “dominated” global defence budget increases last year, accounting for 20 per cent of the world’s extra military spending, the International …