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” The Bionic Leaf ” Mimics The Photosynthesis and Converts Solar Energy Into Chemical Energy or Liquid Fuel

Innovation in science hits us as researchers from Harvard University have created what they are calling the ‘bionic leaf.‘ This amazing invention is …

Why China wants U.S. military jet engines

China appears to be going to great lengths to get its hands on high-tech U.S. jet engines to beef up its military capabilities.<p>On Thursday, a woman named Wenxia Man was convicted in a Florida court of conspiring to evade U.S. export laws by illegally acquiringand sending fighter jet engines and …

China

Speak and Read French, by Armand and Louise Bégué

<b>Speak and Read French, Part 1: Basic and Intermediate</b><p>"This album is the first of three volumes of a French language course: <i>Speak and Read French</i>, …

Let This Solo Vagabond Remind You That ‘We Are Built To Explore’

This isn’t the normal “dude in a van” story. It’s about more than that. It’s about a guy who reclaimed his life. It’s about a guy who quit his job and set himself free.<p>A few years ago, Matt McDonald hopped into his van and drove across the western U.S., Alaska, and Canada. He didn’t go with a …

Travel

Batman is getting its first ever R-rated movie in 'The Killing Joke'

"Batman: The Killing Joke," which stars longtime voice of the animated version of the Dark Knight, Kevin Conroy, and Mark Hamill as the Joker (he too has done that voice in the past), is an adaptation of a 1988 comic in which the Clown Prince of Crime gets Batman's attention by capturing and …

Comic Books

The Story Behind Heath Ledger’s Joker Transformation

Looking back on comic book movies from the last 25 years or so, few performances stand out like Heath Ledger as The Joker in the 2008’s <i>The Dark Knight</i>. His twisted, manic take on the quintessential <i>Batman</i> villain redefined the character for Nolan’s dark, grounded film and the approach resonated with …

Comic Books

How Trump's Debt Addiction Crushed the Biggest Company He Ever Ran

Donald Trump claims that as president he’d use his business prowess to tackle one of America’s most urgent problems: the towering national debt. …

Donald Trump

Paleo Diet Could Cause Significant And Rapid Weight Gain, Science Finds

Paleo Diet

A Mammal’s Brain Has Been Cryonically Preserved and Recovered

A team lead by a researcher at MIT says it has thawed a cryonically-frozen rabbit brain without causing structural damage.<p>A big thing just happened in the world of cryonics, and it has nothing to do with Ted Williams' permafrozen remains.<p>Officials from the Brain Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit …

Singularity

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Canadian Literature

Hillary Clinton may want to close every public school in America, according to math

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>During an event in Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton offered a suggestion to improve the nation's schools. "I wouldn't keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better-than-average job," she said. "If a school's not doing a good job, then that may not be good for the …

Government

Why a superintelligent machine may be the last thing we ever invent

If you want to know about the future of artificial intelligence then you must read documentary filmmaker James Barrat's new book <i>Our Final Invention</i>. …

Arctic Temperatures Rising at Breakneck Speed

SAN FRANCISCO — The Arctic is warming at an unprecedented rate, new research suggests.<p>Last year was the warmest on record for the Arctic, and sea ice …

You Might Never Upload Your Brain Into a Computer

Many futurists predict that one day we'll upload our minds into computers, where we'll romp around in virtual reality environments. That's possible — …

Ted Cruz’s junk science: GOP candidate denies climate change while citing debunked data and touting his inherited math skills

Texas senator calls climate change a “theology” and a pseudo-scientific scheme to give liberals more power<p>Most of the Republican presidential candidates are either vaguely skeptical of climate change or desperate to avoid talking about it. Climate change has become so ideologically charged that …

Clean Technology

Arnold Schwarzenegger just came up with a climate change argument that’s hard to argue with

Ex-governor of California comes up with a pro-renewables argument that’s hard for his Republican colleagues disagree with<p>As a rule of thumb, …

10 Adorable Animals That Climate Change Is Killing Off

We'll miss you, adorable little friends.<p>Climate change is about the shifting trend lines of our environment, so it's almost impossible to attribute the endangerment of a species directly to it. But species are experiencing mass die-offs (the world has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never …

Books

This Is How the Syrian Refugee Screening Process Works

Republican governors, lawmakers and presidential candidates are calling for a halt to federal program that resettles Syrian refugees in the U.S.<p>In …

Immigration

The Boston Bombers Were Not Refugees -- Neither Was the Paris Attacker

In the wake of the Paris attacks, many are trying to connect refugees to terrorism. I've noted elsewhere that despite millions of refugees having been admitted since the U.S. refugee resettlement program began in its current form in 1980 -- including hundreds of thousands from the Middle East -- …

A blueprint of the emerging mind

Even before you took your first breath, your brain was already learning, exploring and adapting. Now a new project in London is charting its journey in astonishing detail.<p>The small room feels a little like a spaceship cockpit. In front of me, a group of scientists are sitting in front of a series …

The Brain

The best street food to eat in 28 European countries

Taking suggestions from locals and national tourism boards, we've put together a list of the best street foods you can enjoy in the European Union.<p>From crispy french fries dipped in curry ketchup to baked tarts stuffed with egg custard, here are 28 mouthwatering snacks to try while roaming the …

European Travel

NASA announces new plan to study how plants and oceans absorb carbon

Today, NASA announced a new plan for studying growing carbon emissions, but instead of focusing on the carbon that's trapped in our atmosphere, the space agency said it plans to focus on analyzing the "other half" of the carbon that humans emit — the half that gets absorbed by Earth's oceans and …

Climate Change

Brian Kilmeade and Marco Rubio Agree That Science and Mathematics Have no Real Value %%

Marco Rubio spoke to Brian Kilmeade on Fox News and the two joked that Plato, the father of Western philosophy, should have been a welder rather than …

Hillary Supporters endorse SHARIA LAW in America!

Press your menu button and find the option to bookmark this page (a star icon for some browsers). Then choose the option to add this bookmark to your …

Robots are helping run the first 'fully digital' hospital in North America

Patients stepping through the doors of Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Canada will not only interact with health professionals, but automated …

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar wind currently is stripping away gas at a rate of about 100 grams …

Astronomy

Can neuroscience explain consciousness?

The study of consciousness has long been excluded from serious consideration within psychology and the neurosciences, but this field is gaining …

Consciousness

ABC Family Announces Movie Schedule for '25 Days of Christmas'

Start clearing your schedule and chilling your eggnog. ABC Family has finally unveiled the full schedule for 25 Days of Christmas, and it’s stacked …

Pop Culture