Rafael A. Maravilla

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The Latest: NKorea official calls US efforts a 'wild dream'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local):<p>2 p.m.<p>North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador …

We May Be Completely Wrong About How Our Brains Form Memories

One Experience, Two Memories<p>Scientists have long believed the human brain stores memories following a two-step process. Memories are first stored in …

Arguments over the appropriation of culture have deep roots

College students in blackface. A white chef telling people how to eat Vietnamese pho. Students of color who consider bad sushi in the dining hall to be a cultural insult. A white writer writing about nonwhite people in a clumsy fashion. These are some of the incidents of "cultural appropriation," …

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

Law Enforcement

Lunch Lady Quits After Being Forced To Take Lunch Away From 1st Grader With No Money

When a school’s policy puts food in a trash can rather than a student’s belly, something is really wrong<p>A cafeteria worker at a Pennsylvania …

Personal Finance

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air

Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented recently at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting. …

Plants

Activists asking if police will be charged in sex scandal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know …

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

OG Colonel Sanders would be 11 types of pissed.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the box you can never put it back in? …

2016 August 21 - Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August

<b>Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Fred Espenak (NASA's GSFC), MrEclipse.com, Google Maps<p><b>Explanation:</b> Would you like to see …

Open Letter to White People Who Are Obsessed With Black-on-Black Crime

Dear Caucasian Brethren,<p>I decided to sit down and write this letter to you because every time I try to have a nuanced conversation with you, I am …

Black Lives Matter

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

awesomevideo

10 Films That Will Change The Way You See Race In America

Welcome to the melting pot<p>When reality can be too much to deal with, we often turn to art as a form of distraction. Films have this magical way of taking our minds elsewhere, but sometimes they have the ability to leave us with a new perspective that we never saw before. From features to …

Race Relations

A brief history of the shocking videos that cast light on the dark side of policing

Since the death of Eric Garner in New York almost two years ago, a series of disturbing videos documenting police violence have emerged around the United States. Some, as in the case of Garner, were filmed by witnesses on mobile phones, others were captured by police dashboard or body cameras, and …

This Huge Map Will Show You Almost Every Hiking Trail In California

Need a fresh hiking spot? There's a new, gigantic map that will show you nearly every trail in the state of California.<p>The map comes via Jason …

A Friendly Chat About Suicide

I was once told that talking about suicide "makes people uncomfortable." Now, if you haven't felt suicidal, and talking about it makes you …

Mental Health

Get Outside: Marin's 10 Best Day Hikes

Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and lighthouses spread across the …

Hiking

Forty Dead Tiger Cubs Found In Thai Tiger Temple's Freezer

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Thai police officers observe the carcasses of 40 tiger cubs and a binturong on Wednesday, June 1. Dario …

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Posters

But You're Laughing! You Can't Have Depression!

When I heard about Robin William's passing in 2014, I wasn't surprised and shocked to hear the news as most people were. Instead, what I felt was an immense amount of sadness and a deep connection to a man I had never met and all I could do was shake my head and say a prayer. My heart immediately …

Mountain lion captured on camera in California in rare stunning images

A mountain lion has been captured on camera in California, feasting on a deer kill in the Santa Susana Mountains just north of Los Angeles.<p>The lion, identified as P-35, was being tracked by biologists in Southern California and was caught on film staring into a motion-activated camera as she eats a …

R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R crashes at the Nürburgring

The R34 GT-R, the last of the actual Skyline GT-Rs, is one of the most epic cars to ever come out of Japan.<p>Popularized through the Gran Turismo video …

The Pan American Highway: The Longest Road In The World

At its fullest extent the Pan-American Highway is a network of roads stretching from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, a distance of around …

How Police Failed to Find America's First Serial Killer

<i>Between December 1884 and December 1885, six women and a twelve year old girl were found murdered in the small city of Austin, Texas, their bodies mutilated by axes, knives, bricks and even iron rods that had been driven into their ears. At the time, the concept of a serial killer was unknown.</i> …

Obama’s Cuba Visit Illustrates US Arrogance

In his speech to the Cuban people in Havana, President Barack Obama declared, “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the …

Cuba

Watch an R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec Tear it Up at the Nürburgring

Driver Motoharu Kurosawa rips an 8:01.72 at the famous track.<p>This Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec may be over 20 years old, but its performance is still deeply impressive by today's standards. With <i>Best MOTORing</i>'s Motoharu Kurosawa at the wheel, this GT-R ran an 8:01.72 around the Nürburgring and lucky …

19 Things People Wish Their Friends Knew About Depression

“I wish my friends knew that it’s OK to talk about it."<p><b>2.</b> "I'd most of all want my friends to know they're one of the most important parts of my healing. Every time I laugh with them it helps me feel even the slightest bit better on a bad day."<p>Submitted anonymously.<p><b>3.</b> "That I can look happy, or …

Here's Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone's Fault

Let's set the record straight, shall we?<p>You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just "get over" their illness, so why aren't people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?<p>A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that's "all in a person's …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. "The higher the …