Michael K Dawson

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History

An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

How Much of the Brain Can a Person Do Without?

Last week the world learned of a woman who has been living normally with no cerebellum. That's not the limit to the brain's plasticity either.<p><b>This month a 24-year-old woman in China's</b> Shandong Province walked into a hospital complaining of nausea and dizziness, and walked out having learned that …

Female gamers outnumber male in UK

Women gamers have overtaken men, with women now accounting for 52 per cent of all gamers in the UK<p>There are now more women playing video games than men, with women accounting for 52 per cent of all gamers in the UK in the last six months, compared to 49 per cent three years ago.<p>The growth has been …

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

<i>Correction appended Sept. 17 at 2:40 p.m.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, …

Texas Considers Textbooks That Contain Climate Change Denial

Texas Schoolbook Massacre<p>Oh Texas. All that juicy low-carbon windpower you're generating – and wiring into the grid – makes us love you.<p>But then you have to go and deny anthropogenic climate change. Such a turn-off.<p>Several news outlets -- including <i>The Guardian</i>, the <i>National Journal</i>, the <i>Huffington</i> …

Explore 'Destiny's sci-fi worlds with Google Street View

You'll have to wait until next week to actually play <i>Destiny</i>, but you can start exploring the sci-fi universe right now. A new site called Destiny Planet View — built using the same tech as Google's ubiquitous Street View feature — lets you check out the three off-Earth locations in the game, …

Could Latin species names die out? Rules change to allow English descriptions

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China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

What Games Are: Local Stream Gaming

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He has recently moved into managing developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Along with all of the furore over wearables and their lack of oomph at CES, there were …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …