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One Impossible Michael Jackson Dance Move Is Still Mystifying Surgeons

As the King of Pop, Michael Jackson didn’t limit his showmanship to his incredible vocal range or bedazzled costumes. The man had an arsenal of …

Inside a Powerful Silicon Valley Charity, a Toxic Culture Festered

As Silicon Valley technology executives have amassed enormous fortunes in recent years, one relatively obscure group — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation — has emerged as the local charity of choice.<p>Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has donated stock worth more than $1.8 billion to …

Race to build Ariane 6 rocket launch pad

The race is on to build the new launch pad for the Ariane 6 rocket, due to make its maiden voyage in July 2020. Construction is in full swing in French Guiana as Europe builds not only a new rocket but also a new way of launching rockets, in a bid to face down competition from the likes of Space …

Space Travel

We can observe memories being passed down through generations

by Dom Galeon November 21, 2017 Hard Science 10346<p>Genetic Hand-Me-Downs<p>We know a great deal about how genetic traits are passed down from one …

This Photographer’s Images Capture The Electric Energy Of Music Festivals

Burning Man just came to a close, which means Black Rock City is no more for the year, and nearly 100,000 Burners have to shake sand out of their luggage, treat some minor sunburns, and return to the lives they had so much fun escaping. For those of us who missed the Burn, there will be no memories …

Supernova shows "the universe is crazier than science fiction"

Thanks to a worldwide network of 18 robotic telescopes, researchers led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) were able to catch a …

When Will The First Human Leave The Solar System?

Years, centuries or aeons?<p>One thousand years. That is the minimum length of time it would take us to get to the nearest star - Proxima Centauri - …

7 reasons why a cornered Trump is a real threat to our country and constitution

<b>(Getty/Molly Riley)</b><p>Trump is cornered, and that makes him even more dangerous<p>Jefferson Morley<p>July 18, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In a moment of crisis, Donald Trump can be expected to take actions that follow his habits, which (the Bible tells us) become character, …

Pokémon Go celebrates first birthday with events across the globe

Still playing Pokémon Go? Might as well have fun on its first anniversary. Now that we're only a few days away from the Pokémon Go Fest taking place in Chicago, Niantic has revealed more details about its game's first birthday celebration. Apparently, you can participate in the event no matter …

3 Truths About Innovation That Will Make You a Better Person

The truth is that many managers and executives often think that innovation is overrated. Believe me--it's not.<p>Although most managers and executives will tell you that they want their people to innovate, the truth is that they often think that innovation is overrated. Believe me--it's not.<p>With the …

How to Get a Job at SpaceX

"My advice: stay patient and be persistent."<p>If landing a job at Elon Musk’s aerospace company, founded with the intention of sending humans to Mars, …

Republican senator tells Trump to stop tweeting about James Comey – video

Republican senator Lindsey Graham tells President Donald Trump to ‘knock it off’ with tweets about the former FBI chief James Comey, during an interview on CBS program Face the Nation. ‘You may be the first president in history to go down because you can’t stop inappropriately talking about an …

NASA names organism discovered on the International Space Station after APJ Abdul Kalam- Technology News, Firstpost

Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved Indian scientist and former President, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen …

Police blame reform for putting a convicted felon suspected of killing a Whittier officer back on the street. The record is more complicated

Soon after returning to Los Angeles from Pelican Bay State Prison in April 2016, Michael Christopher Mejia was in trouble again.<p>An imposing physical presence at 6 feet, 3 inches, with face and neck tattoos that trumpeted his gang membership, Mejia was jailed and released repeatedly for violating …

Five of the best climate-change novels

From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a ‘biopunk’ thriller and a teen comedy – these are some of the best stories of ecological peril<p>There’s a brief reference to what could be nuclear attack or a comet strike – “a sudden shear of light and then a series of low concussions” – …

Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Despite a wealth of research, how and why autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders appear is still unknown. The search is on for any factors …

Wealthy Chinese investors are going to make Britain's housing crisis even worse

The role of investment from wealthy families and funds from Middle Eastern states like Qatar and the UAE is already well known.<p>So much money is now being invested in parts of the capital that an unofficial "Qatari Quarter" has popped up in the Mayfair district of the city. However, Chinese …

Housing

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel

The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it’ll just be a matter of looking …