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Top 20 Notable National Parks in the USA to Add to Your Bucket List

We could wander the treasure trove of nature-laden images all across the world in our 500px community for days. But the landscape photos our team has …

Treatments for cancers and Alzheimer's on the verge of a breakthrough

Greater understanding of genetics and characteristics of diseases are driving the development of new medicines<p>The practice of medicine can be hit-and-miss: however good a drug is, it is unlikely to work well on everybody with that condition, whether it’s breast cancer or depression. But new …

Cancer

Solution to the world's problems: Choose humanity

These are desperate times. We are witnessing the highest level of humanitarian needs since World War II. The numbers are staggering, with 125 million in dire need of assistance. Over 60 million people have been forcibly displaced, and in the last two decades 218 million people were affected by …

Africa

Social Silencing Is Destroying Our Humanity

"Larkin Grimm's so ugly she'd be lucky if someone raped her."<p>"It's very simple. If it's true, she would have gone to the police. End of story."<p>"Not a single person will care about her in 10 years, but he will still have fans."<p>These are just some of the posts I read about my friend and fellow …

The chemicals mankind dumped in the sea are coming back to poison our children

Poisonous chemicals dumped in the sea are coming back to haunt us in the fish we eat, interfering with a “critical defence system” of the body, …

The History of the Universe Is Written on the Ocean Floor

Sediments from the bottom of the sea preserve a record of exploding stars—including some that may have changed Earth’s climate, and led to the rise of humans.<p>About 2 million years ago, a star roughly 325 light years away from our sun—pretty close, as cosmic things go—gave up the ghost. Its fuel …

Universe

Earth - How will the universe end, and could anything survive?

Don't panic, but our planet is doomed. It's just going to take a while. Roughly 6 billion years from now, the Earth will probably be vaporized when the dying Sun expands into a red giant and engulfs our planet.<p>But the Earth is just one planet in the solar system, the Sun is just one of hundreds of …

What children can teach us about change, growing up

On the day my oldest child graduated from preschool, I startled myself by bursting into tears in a hallway lined with crayon drawings. I felt an instant sense of nostalgia. A teacher with older children of her own stopped to comfort me. From here on out, she noted wistfully, time would only pick up …

What Should Georgetown University Do About Its Slaveholding Past?

In its early days, the school that would become Georgetown University was funded in part by plantations, and the institution might not even exist …

Black History

In the Future We’ll All Be Identified by Our 'Brainprints'

The future is…terrifying?<p>Have you ever encountered an innovation in science that just forces you to think, "Damn, we really are living in the future"?<p>Well, a new breakthrough in human "brainprints" is about as futuristic as it gets. Whether or not it leaves you distressed, excited, or a healthy …

Brainwaves

What I Learned Treating Psychiatric Patients at Rikers Island

Last fall, I worked as a medical student on a psychiatric jail unit at Bellevue Hospital. We cared for patients with mental illness in the New York …

Mental Health

Presidential parenting: Does parenting style tell us about a candidate?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz, standing beside his adorable Taylor Swift-loving daughters, tells a story about how his 5-year-old gives great hugs.<p>Donald Trump looks on as his eldest daughter, Ivanka, explains that her father always said there wasn't anything she couldn't do.<p>And, John Kasich becomes a target of …

Parenting

Why becoming an adult means something very different when you’re poor

Academics have a phrase for the wandering years between the teens and full-blown adulthood, that time when young adults try on pre-med majors and discard them, when they take false starts into the working world or intern ad nauseam. When they are still editing their identities. <i>I'm into computers!</i> …

These 7 Steps Will Make It Possible for Humans to Live on Mars

'Next, we have to worry about what we will breathe. Frankly, I was really shocked to find out that NASA has this problem worked out.'<p>Elon Musk says …

Reality TV

Miss Manners: Don’t take your etiquette cues from TV

<i>Dear Miss Manners: While watching certain “judge’’ TV shows, I’ve noticed that when a plaintiff or defendant is given a tissue, there is never a “thank you’’ offered to the giver.</i><p><i>It leads me to wonder: Is not thanking a person for this small favor considered somehow improper? Please help, as I am</i> …

When We Don't Agree on Who God Is

I grew up in a church that had a clear and precise definition of who God is. We gathered together every week to worship God and celebrate Him. We sang songs with words like, "let me tell you who Jesus is". The very fabric of our lives were woven together by our definition of him. We had a long list …