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Artificial intelligence could identify gang crimes—and ignite an ethical firestorm

When someone roughs up a pedestrian, robs a store, or kills in cold blood, police want to know whether the perpetrator was a gang member: Do they …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.<p>But a new …

Study: US inequality persists 50 years after landmark report

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child …

Rights & Freedoms

In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections

The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At any given time, there are an estimated 110 million sexually transmitted infections in the United States.<p>While HPV is the most common sexually …

Public Health

The Everything Guide to Buying Running Shoes

Whether you’re training for your first marathon or just trying to get into a treadmill habit, the most important gear for any runner is your shoes. These pieces of foam and plastic are the only thing protecting your body from the impact of pounding the pavement, track, or trails. And while it might …

Running

Even Educators Believe Common Myths About Learning, Study Shows

Considering the popularity of brain teasers and brain-training apps, you'd think that people would know quite a bit could about the brain's role in …

This Skillet Apple Crisp Is for Lazy Cooks

Skillet Apple Crisp<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the topping:</i> <br>1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats <br>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>1/2 cup packed light brown sugar <br>1/2 …

Baking

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

The Brain

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

In Tel Aviv, locals are turning edible plants into self-regulating ecological forests that require less upkeep than gardens.<p>A food forest is exactly …

Suntans for all: chemical causes any skin to tan – and protects against cancer

Scientists create chemical that causes release of dark pigment in skin, creating a real ‘fake’ tan without the need for sunbathing<p>Scientists have created the ultimate fake tan: a chemical that triggers the release of dark pigment in the skin without the need for sunbathing or a genetic …

Skin Care

Today, even US water is overly medicated—these scientists want to change that

With billions of US meds, algae, fish, and insects getting high on contaminated sewage.<p>Sylvia Lee, PhD, is a scientist at the Cary Institute of …

Pollution

Mind-blowing images of Saturn from the Cassini orbiter

New human rights to protect against 'mind hacking' and brain data theft proposed

New human rights that would protect people from having their thoughts and other brain information stolen, abused or hacked have been proposed by researchers.<p>The move is a response to the rapid advances being made with technologies that read or alter brain activity and which many expect to bring …

The Brain

These Fast & Easy Breakfasts Are Also Vegetarian

The long, glorious breakfasts of Sunday mornings are something to look forward to, but on weekdays I'm looking for something super nourishing and …

Breakfast

10 Healthy Low-Sugar Granola Recipes

Cutting sugar isn't easy (trust us, we've tried). This is especially true when it comes to things like granola. Though the snack-time fave seems like …

How do I protect my privacy online?

Digital security expert Tony Gambacorta answers your questions about security and privacy on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Even for the technically minded, weighing all the potential threats to your digital privacy can be a headache. But especially for non-techies who take it for granted, the need to …

Jesus Didn’t Eat a Seder Meal

Why Christians shouldn't either. Passover has a special allure for Christians. It is on the night of Passover, as all Israel is offering the pascal …

Christianity

15 Super Satisfying Grain Bowls That Will Keep You Full

If you're trying to eat healthier, you want filling fare that won't leave you reaching for chips an hour later. Consider grain bowls. The hearty …

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying …

Demographics

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad

The Devon and Cornwall Police force is to become the first in the UK with a permanent, 24-hour drone assistance unit. The flying fuzz will be on hand to search for missing persons, seek out suspects and generally provide an eye in the sky whenever needed, gathering intel at crime scenes and …

Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

When Boston public schools introduced a new standard map of the world this week, some young students’ felt their jaws drop. In an instant, their view of the world had changed.<p>The USA was small. Europe too had suddenly shrunk. Africa and South America appeared narrower but also much larger than …

Geography

Mathematics for Computer Science: a free, CC-licensed MIT textbook

This is indeed an up-to-the-minute text [PDF], dated Mar 7, 2017. It's written by Googler/MIT prof Eric Lehman, MIT/Akamai scientist F Thomson …

Gunk from Neanderthals' teeth tells us they used medicine

And what they ate and what their mouth bacteria were like<p>How much can you learn from Neanderthal plaque? A lot, scientists have discovered: DNA from the plaque provides an amazingly detailed view into the life of our extinct human relatives, including what they ate, how they took medicinal plants …

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

15 Nutty, Dairy-Free Desserts With Pistachio - One Green Planet

How much do you love pistachios? These little green nuts have a long history; archaeologists estimate that pistachios may have been cultivated for …

Dessert