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Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Was Confirmed in a Distant Galaxy

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity revolutionized how we understand space, time, and gravity. While most of us can only boast a surface-level …

Physics

Minneapolis police regularly used ‘date rape drug’ on people in custody, report finds

Dozens of people were forcibly injected with ketamine, even if police had them handcuffed or strapped down.<p>Police in Minneapolis asked medical …

Justice

See St. Vincent Play Classic Pantera and Tool Songs, Praise "Great" Riffs

Annie Clark took on "Cowboys From Hell," "Forty Six & 2" for BBC Radio 6

Guitar

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

California Store Clerk Calls Cops on Black Man Who Asked for Refund; Black Man Gets Beaten Bloody

The Merced, Calif., Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a black man was brutally beaten and injured while in …

The Paradox of Universal Basic Income

On December 15, 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, issued a damning report on his visit …

A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Sanctuary Cities

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

Zakk Wylde Talks New Black Label Society LP, Reuniting With Ozzy, Watching L.A. Burn

It takes a lot to bring down Zakk Wylde. Black Label Society's fearless leader has endured liver disease, pancreatitis and life-threatening blood …

Bizarre blue sea creatures wash up on Sydney beaches

Mysterious blue sea creatures with wings like a dragon have amazed beach-goers after washing up in their hundreds in Sydney.<p>Experts warned people not …

I make $267,000 as a legal sex worker in Nevada — here's what I spend in a week

Prostitution

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

I've managed hundreds of recruiters, and I can tell you they're looking for 4 things on your résumé

Some people just cut and paste their job descriptions into a document. Others list all their duties, their impact and make sure it is laid out meticulously.<p>Still others write a (slightly fictional) masterpiece that embellishes all of their best traits. No matter where you fall on that spectrum — …

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Remembers Walter Becker in Thoughtful Note

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen shared a thoughtful note following the death of his bandmate Walter Becker.<p>Becker, who had been suffering from an …

The U.S. Is the Sick Man of the Developed World

Americans' living standards aren't nearly as good as they like to think they are.<p>What do the economists at the International Monetary Fund see when they look at the U.S.? An economy in the midst of a long expansion ("its third longest expansion since 1850"), with "persistently strong" job growth, …

Economics

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Why aren’t politicians doing more on climate change? Maybe because they’re so old.

I’m a teenager. Unlike the average member of Congress, I’ll have to live with the devastation of climate change.<p>Our country’s leaders have a problem, and it’s called apathy.<p>There is no such thing as a “climate change denier” — only a person who doesn’t understand the problem enough to care. Climate …

A new museum is preparing people for the downfall of capitalism

Countless academics have long foretold the end of capitalism. One artist duo is bringing all that theorizing down to earth with a museum to memorialize the world’s premier economic and political system, should the end be nigh.<p>The Museum of Capitalism (MOC), which opened its door this month in …

Museums

No, Living Off-World Isn’t a Feasible Escape Plan

No matter how bad it gets here on Earth, it would be nearly impossible for anyone to move off-world anytime soon.<p>Visions of apocalypse and dystopia …

The most unique date ideas in NYC

Grabbing a drink might be fine for the first time you go out with someone, but second, third or fourth dates call for some much more unique date …

The biggest rise in inequality since Thatcher is on its way, bringing economic instability, poverty, poor health, increased violence and fear among neighbours<p>Homelessness and child poverty have risen, the NHS is in dire financial straits, understaffed prisons have record suicide rates, the elderly …

Economics

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

Donald Trump

Congress Quietly Passes New Rule Allowing House Members To Hide Records From Ethics Probes

Politicians can now shield expenditures from investigations.<p>Just when you thought ethics standards couldn’t get much worse on Capitol Hill... It’s emerged that the House GOP quietly changed a rule last week to allow members to keep their records hidden from ethics or criminal investigations.<p>The …

Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses

The newspaper — based in the same city as Amazon's global headquarters — wrote last week that the e-commerce giant now has 45,000 robots across 20 fulfillment centres.<p>That would be a 50% increase from the same time the year before, when the company said it had 30,000 robots working alongside …

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.<p>One Japanese insurance …

Artificial Intelligence